The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 231 223
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 30 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 1.51% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 22
Median daily rate £450 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -43.04% -  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1859 2517 2321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.06% 28.04% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 1477 1310
Median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 97 118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +39.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 10 £338 - 2
Berkshire +12 8 £575 +21.05% 2
Surrey +7 5 £450 -12.19% 1
Hampshire +4 4 £300 -22.58% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £454 +9.39%
Oxfordshire -7 1 £400 +6.66%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 49 (100.00%) VMware
2 35 (71.43%) Windows
3 34 (69.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (53.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (48.98%) Windows Server
6 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
7 19 (38.78%) MCSE
7 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (34.69%) ITIL
9 16 (32.65%) Cisco
9 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
10 15 (30.61%) vSphere
11 14 (28.57%) CCNA
11 14 (28.57%) PowerShell
11 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
12 13 (26.53%) DNS
12 13 (26.53%) Linux
12 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
13 12 (24.49%) CCNP
14 11 (22.45%) Firewall
14 11 (22.45%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (22.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 10 (20.41%) Hyper-V
15 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
16 9 (18.37%) DHCP
16 9 (18.37%) Citrix
16 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (16.33%) Red Hat

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) DNS
2 11 (22.45%) Firewall
3 9 (18.37%) DHCP
4 8 (16.33%) WAN
5 7 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (14.29%) LAN
6 4 (8.16%) SAN
7 2 (4.08%) NAS
7 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) HTTP
8 1 (2.04%) Network Security
8 1 (2.04%) SSL
8 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.04%) VoIP
8 1 (2.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Big Data
5 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Nagios Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Senior VMWare Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) VMWare Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) VMware Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) XSLT
2 1 (2.04%) REST
2 1 (2.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.24%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.12%) Replication
4 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 2 (4.08%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (71.43%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows Server
3 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (26.53%) Linux
6 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.20%) CentOS
8 3 (6.12%) Unix
9 2 (4.08%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (4.08%) SUSE
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
9 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.04%) Solaris
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) Change Management
3 7 (14.29%) DevOps
4 4 (8.16%) Data Management
4 4 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.08%) Network Design
6 2 (4.08%) Server Building
7 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.04%) BCP
7 1 (2.04%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.04%) Presales
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.24%) Python
3 4 (8.16%) Perl
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (38.78%) MCSE
3 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (28.57%) CCNA
5 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
5 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (24.49%) CCNP
7 8 (16.33%) MCSA
8 4 (8.16%) RHCE
8 4 (8.16%) RHCSA
9 3 (6.12%) MCITP
9 3 (6.12%) VCP6
9 3 (6.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (4.08%) CCIE
10 2 (4.08%) MCTS
10 2 (4.08%) VCAP
11 1 (2.04%) CCSA
11 1 (2.04%) Degree
11 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (2.04%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (69.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
3 15 (30.61%) vSphere
4 11 (22.45%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (20.41%) Hyper-V
6 5 (10.20%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (10.20%) ISA Server
6 5 (10.20%) UAG
7 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (8.16%) XenApp
8 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (6.12%) vCloud
8 3 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
9 2 (4.08%) Terminal Server
9 2 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
10 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (12.24%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) vCenter Server
3 4 (8.16%) Nagios
4 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.12%) SCOM
5 2 (4.08%) Ansible
5 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) vRealize
6 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.04%) EdgeSight
6 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.04%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.04%) SCCM
6 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.04%) vMotion
6 1 (2.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (32.65%) Cisco
3 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (14.29%) EMC
7 6 (12.24%) Forcepoint
8 5 (10.20%) NetApp
9 3 (6.12%) Intel
9 3 (6.12%) McAfee
9 3 (6.12%) Remedy
9 3 (6.12%) Veritas
10 2 (4.08%) Computacenter
10 2 (4.08%) HP
10 2 (4.08%) Veeam
11 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.04%) AppSense
11 1 (2.04%) Google
11 1 (2.04%) Meraki
11 1 (2.04%) StorageTek