The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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 West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 128 137
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 2 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.077% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 1.25% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Median daily rate £285 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £345 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -8.19% +17.30%  
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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 812 962 893
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.23% 33.05% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 565 541
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wiltshire -7 1 £300 -20.00%
Gloucestershire - 1 £269 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) NAS
5 4 (50.00%) Replication
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) MCITP
6 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (37.50%) vSphere
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) VoIP
6 3 (37.50%) MCSE
6 3 (37.50%) Solaris
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (37.50%) RHCE
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (25.00%) Project Management
7 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) Data Centre

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) NAS
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) RHCE
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) UAG
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Computacenter
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy