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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 220 251
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 19 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.49% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.79% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 11
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £327 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -40.42% +31.28%  

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 2229 2577 2681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 27.58% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1587 1379
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 108
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.30 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Buckinghamshire -3 7 £350 -17.64% 2
Hampshire +10 5 £275 -31.25% 3
Berkshire +13 3 £385 +4.05% 1
West Sussex +6 2 - -
Middlesex +4 2 - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 41 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (73.17%) Windows
3 25 (60.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
5 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
6 17 (41.46%) ITIL
7 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (36.59%) Linux
8 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
9 14 (34.15%) Red Hat
9 14 (34.15%) Data Centre
9 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
9 14 (34.15%) vSphere
10 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
10 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
12 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (26.83%) vRealize
13 10 (24.39%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (24.39%) Docker
13 10 (24.39%) Cisco
13 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (24.39%) Firewall
14 9 (21.95%) Change Management
14 9 (21.95%) SCCM
14 9 (21.95%) MCSE
15 8 (19.51%) DNS
15 8 (19.51%) CentOS
15 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V

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 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) IaaS
3 3 (7.32%) Office 365
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) DNS
3 7 (17.07%) DHCP
3 7 (17.07%) NAS
3 7 (17.07%) SAN
3 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 6 (14.63%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) HTTP
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 2 (4.88%) SSL
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.44%) IPsec
6 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) VMware Specialist
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Automation Specialist
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Data Centre Specialist
4 4 (9.76%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) VMWare Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) REST
1 1 (2.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (12.20%) EMC VNX
2 5 (12.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (9.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (36.59%) Linux
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
5 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (19.51%) CentOS
9 3 (7.32%) Unix
9 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
9 3 (7.32%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Change Management
3 8 (19.51%) Capacity Management
3 8 (19.51%) ITIL V2
4 7 (17.07%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.32%) Server Building
8 2 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
9 1 (2.44%) Build Automation
9 1 (2.44%) Database Mirroring
9 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.44%) Email Filtering
9 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.44%) Open Source
9 1 (2.44%) Presales
9 1 (2.44%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
4 9 (21.95%) MCSE
5 6 (14.63%) CCNA
5 6 (14.63%) CCNP
5 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (14.63%) MCSA
6 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) VCP5
8 1 (2.44%) CCA
8 1 (2.44%) CCAA
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.44%) Degree
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (34.15%) vSphere
3 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (24.39%) Docker
4 10 (24.39%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
5 8 (19.51%) vCloud
6 6 (14.63%) ISA Server
7 5 (12.20%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (12.20%) UAG
8 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
8 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (7.32%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (4.88%) Terminal Server
10 2 (4.88%) XenApp
10 2 (4.88%) XenServer
11 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) vRealize
2 9 (21.95%) SCCM
3 8 (19.51%) Puppet
4 5 (12.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (9.76%) SCOM
5 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) AppDNA
7 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
7 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) PowerCLI
7 1 (2.44%) WMI
7 1 (2.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (34.15%) Red Hat
4 10 (24.39%) Cisco
5 7 (17.07%) Forcepoint
6 6 (14.63%) EMC
7 4 (9.76%) Citrix
8 3 (7.32%) NetApp
8 3 (7.32%) Remedy
9 2 (4.88%) Computacenter
10 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.44%) AppSense
10 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.44%) Clearswift
10 1 (2.44%) F5
10 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.44%) Google
10 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.44%) Juniper