Period
to 18 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 June 2019 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 476 572 523
Rank change year-on-year +96 -49 -24
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 139 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 0.67% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 50 56
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £313 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.00% -14.38% -5.81%
10th Percentile £339 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £457 £544
UK median daily rate £450 £373 £425
% change year-on-year +20.81% -12.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% - -41.67%
10th Percentile £43.25 £35.00 £24.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £35.00 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £34.51 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.40% - -40.43%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,409 10,986 11,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.47% 20.87% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,109 6,248 6,678
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +4.58%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £225
90th Percentile £603 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 630 784
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £25.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.71% -16.94% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year +41.79% -17.72% -7.69%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK excluding London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK excluding London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK excluding London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK excluding London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 48 £431 -
South East +13 31 £475 +22.58% 1
Midlands +30 20 £525 +81.03% 3
West Midlands +16 18 £525 +81.03% 2
North of England +35 16 £440 +57.14% 6
East of England +10 15 £450 +50.00%
North West +30 9 £370 +48.00% 4
Scotland +25 9 £500 +81.82%
Yorkshire +16 6 £550 +41.03% 2
East Midlands +13 2 £550 +5.87% 1
North East +9 1 £400 +42.86%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 139 (100.00%) VMware
2 110 (79.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (63.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (58.99%) MCSE
5 76 (54.68%) Windows
5 76 (54.68%) Microsoft
6 64 (46.04%) Cisco
7 62 (44.60%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (43.17%) Security Cleared
9 48 (34.53%) SC Cleared
9 48 (34.53%) CCNA
10 46 (33.09%) vCenter Server
11 44 (31.65%) Windows Server
12 40 (28.78%) Data Centre
13 39 (28.06%) MCSA
14 37 (26.62%) Firewall
15 36 (25.90%) vSphere
16 35 (25.18%) VCP6
17 31 (22.30%) PowerShell
18 30 (21.58%) Active Directory
19 28 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (20.14%) VMware NSX
20 27 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (18.71%) VMware ESXi
22 25 (17.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 24 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
24 23 (16.55%) DV Cleared
25 22 (15.83%) NsoIT
25 22 (15.83%) vRealize
26 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 15 (10.79%) Confluence
2 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.44%) Apache
5 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (13.67%) Office 365
4 6 (4.32%) IaaS
5 5 (3.60%) PaaS
6 4 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.88%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.72%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.72%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.62%) Firewall
2 18 (12.95%) DNS
3 15 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (10.07%) SAN
5 12 (8.63%) DHCP
6 11 (7.91%) BGP
6 11 (7.91%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (7.91%) DMVPN
6 11 (7.91%) Multicast
6 11 (7.91%) OSPF
6 11 (7.91%) VXLAN
7 10 (7.19%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.76%) Unified Communications
9 7 (5.04%) Internet
9 7 (5.04%) LAN
10 6 (4.32%) VSAN
10 6 (4.32%) WAN
11 5 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) Big Data
2 2 (1.44%) DB2
2 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (13.67%) JIRA
2 13 (9.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (5.04%) Bitbucket
3 7 (5.04%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.44%) Hudson
General
1 13 (9.35%) Military
2 6 (4.32%) Finance
3 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Electronics
4 2 (1.44%) French Language
4 2 (1.44%) German Language
4 2 (1.44%) Hindi Language
4 2 (1.44%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.44%) Japanese Language
4 2 (1.44%) Korean Language
4 2 (1.44%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Russian Language
4 2 (1.44%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (21.58%) Consultant
2 22 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (14.39%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (11.51%) Server Engineer
4 16 (11.51%) VMware Consultant
5 14 (10.07%) Automation Engineer
6 13 (9.35%) Network Engineer
6 13 (9.35%) Senior Server Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) Architect
8 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.04%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Senior VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) Spine.js
2 9 (6.47%) REST
3 2 (1.44%) Django
3 2 (1.44%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.78%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.32%) Clustering
4 5 (3.60%) BYOD
4 5 (3.60%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.60%) PKI
4 5 (3.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) Replication
5 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (54.68%) Windows
2 44 (31.65%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (12.95%) Linux
5 6 (4.32%) Solaris
5 6 (4.32%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.88%) SUSE
8 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.44%) CentOS
9 2 (1.44%) HPUX
9 2 (1.44%) Unix
9 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (15.83%) NsoIT
5 21 (15.11%) ITIL
6 20 (14.39%) Infrastructure Automation
7 19 (13.67%) Computer Science
7 19 (13.67%) Network Virtualisation
8 18 (12.95%) Deployment Automation
8 18 (12.95%) Reverse Engineering
8 18 (12.95%) Software Engineering
9 15 (10.79%) Server Virtualisation
10 13 (9.35%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.91%) Business Development
11 11 (7.91%) DevOps
11 11 (7.91%) Network Architecture
11 11 (7.91%) Systems Engineering
12 10 (7.19%) ITIL V3
13 8 (5.76%) Migration
14 7 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.30%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.35%) SQL
3 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.44%) PHP
4 2 (1.44%) Python
5 1 (0.72%) C
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (63.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (58.99%) MCSE
3 62 (44.60%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (43.17%) Security Cleared
5 48 (34.53%) CCNA
5 48 (34.53%) SC Cleared
6 39 (28.06%) MCSA
7 35 (25.18%) VCP6
8 23 (16.55%) DV Cleared
9 20 (14.39%) CCNP
10 14 (10.07%) Degree
11 13 (9.35%) VCAP
12 9 (6.47%) OCA
12 9 (6.47%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (5.76%) MCITP
13 8 (5.76%) VCP5
14 7 (5.04%) Chartered Engineer
14 7 (5.04%) RHCE
15 5 (3.60%) RHCSA
16 4 (2.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (79.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (25.90%) vSphere
3 30 (21.58%) Active Directory
4 28 (20.14%) VMware NSX
5 26 (18.71%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (12.95%) Hyper-V
7 7 (5.04%) vCloud
8 6 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.32%) XenApp
9 5 (3.60%) NFS
10 4 (2.88%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.44%) Docker
13 1 (0.72%) KVM
13 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (33.09%) vCenter Server
2 22 (15.83%) vRealize
3 20 (14.39%) PowerCLI
4 16 (11.51%) SCCM
5 13 (9.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 11 (7.91%) SCOM
7 9 (6.47%) NetBackup
8 7 (5.04%) SCVMM
9 5 (3.60%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (2.88%) Ansible
10 4 (2.88%) PaperCut
10 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (2.16%) WSUS
12 2 (1.44%) Grafana
12 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
12 2 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (1.44%) systemd
Vendors
1 139 (100.00%) VMware
2 76 (54.68%) Microsoft
3 64 (46.04%) Cisco
4 17 (12.23%) HP
4 17 (12.23%) Oracle
5 14 (10.07%) Dell
6 13 (9.35%) Atlassian
6 13 (9.35%) NetApp
7 12 (8.63%) Citrix
7 12 (8.63%) EMC
8 11 (7.91%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.32%) Sun
10 5 (3.60%) CommVault
10 5 (3.60%) Computacenter
10 5 (3.60%) Intel
10 5 (3.60%) Juniper
10 5 (3.60%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.88%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (2.88%) Google
11 4 (2.88%) Polycom