Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 533 533
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 140 111 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 1.01% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 61 98
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.91% +0.67%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £254
90th Percentile £575 £475 £504
UK median daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.00% +16.28% -42.64%
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +88.00% +16.28% -42.64%

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 12,040 10,991 13,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.48% 20.49% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,840 6,361 8,128
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
10th Percentile £249 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 699 712
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.87 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% -0.50% +5.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 East +26 72 £400 +2.89% 11
South West -3 35 £550 +83.33% 10
Midlands -27 14 £325 +4.84% 21
West Midlands -22 11 £325 +11.11% 13
North of England -13 8 £300 +9.09% 14
Yorkshire -5 6 £325 +4.00% 5
East of England -4 5 £428 +42.50% 10
Scotland -24 5 £325 -17.46%
East Midlands -10 3 - - 8
North West -24 2 £250 -9.09% 8
Wales -20 1 £288 -28.13%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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).

1 140 (100.00%) VMware
2 109 (77.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (62.86%) Windows
4 76 (54.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (53.57%) Microsoft
6 68 (48.57%) Cisco
7 63 (45.00%) Windows Server
8 61 (43.57%) MCSE
9 56 (40.00%) Active Directory
10 55 (39.29%) Security Cleared
11 50 (35.71%) Data Centre
12 47 (33.57%) Cisco Certification
13 45 (32.14%) vCenter Server
14 44 (31.43%) vSphere
14 44 (31.43%) PowerShell
15 38 (27.14%) SC Cleared
16 36 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (25.00%) CCNA
18 34 (24.29%) MCSA
19 32 (22.86%) ITIL
19 32 (22.86%) Citrix
20 30 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
21 29 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (20.71%) VCP6
21 29 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 28 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
23 26 (18.57%) JIRA
24 24 (17.14%) Confluence
24 24 (17.14%) SCCM
25 23 (16.43%) CCNP

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 24 (17.14%) Confluence
2 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.14%) IIS
6 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.86%) Office 365
3 14 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.71%) IaaS
5 5 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.14%) PaaS
7 2 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.43%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.43%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.43%) Yammer
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.71%) Firewall
2 21 (15.00%) DNS
3 19 (13.57%) SAN
4 17 (12.14%) DHCP
5 15 (10.71%) iSCSI
6 10 (7.14%) BGP
6 10 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (7.14%) OSPF
7 9 (6.43%) LAN
7 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
7 9 (6.43%) WAN
8 8 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (5.71%) Unified Communications
9 7 (5.00%) VXLAN
10 6 (4.29%) DMVPN
10 6 (4.29%) Multicast
10 6 (4.29%) VLAN
10 6 (4.29%) VPN
11 5 (3.57%) VoIP
11 5 (3.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (18.57%) JIRA
2 20 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.00%) Military
3 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) French Language
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (17.86%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (10.71%) Architect
4 14 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) Network Architect
5 9 (6.43%) Network Design Architect
6 7 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Server Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
9 4 (2.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) REST
2 4 (2.86%) Spine.js
2 4 (2.86%) WSH
3 2 (1.43%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.71%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 50 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.86%) Clustering
4 9 (6.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 8 (5.71%) Replication
6 7 (5.00%) PKI
7 5 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.86%) EMC VNX
9 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.43%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.43%) RIA
10 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.71%) BYOD
11 1 (0.71%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 88 (62.86%) Windows
2 63 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 36 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (11.43%) Linux
7 10 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.57%) Unix
9 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.43%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.43%) SUSE
11 1 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.86%) ITIL
2 29 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (13.57%) Network Virtualisation
4 19 (13.57%) NsoIT
5 14 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 13 (9.29%) ITIL V3
6 13 (9.29%) Patch Management
6 13 (9.29%) Reverse Engineering
7 11 (7.86%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.14%) Change Management
8 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 9 (6.43%) Server Management
9 9 (6.43%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.43%) Task Automation
10 7 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (5.00%) Server Building
10 7 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.86%) SQL
3 4 (2.86%) VBScript
4 3 (2.14%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 76 (54.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (43.57%) MCSE
3 55 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 47 (33.57%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (27.14%) SC Cleared
6 35 (25.00%) CCNA
7 34 (24.29%) MCSA
8 29 (20.71%) VCP6
9 23 (16.43%) CCNP
10 20 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 19 (13.57%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (12.86%) VCAP
13 16 (11.43%) MCITP
13 16 (11.43%) OCA
13 16 (11.43%) Oracle Certification
14 13 (9.29%) CCA
15 11 (7.86%) VCP4
16 9 (6.43%) CCIE
16 9 (6.43%) VCP5
17 7 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (77.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 44 (31.43%) vSphere
4 30 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (15.71%) Hyper-V
6 21 (15.00%) vCloud
7 16 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (9.29%) NFS
9 8 (5.71%) XenApp
10 7 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (5.00%) XenServer
11 4 (2.86%) VMware NSX
12 3 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (2.14%) UAG
13 2 (1.43%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.43%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.71%) Firmware
14 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (32.14%) vCenter Server
2 24 (17.14%) SCCM
3 16 (11.43%) vRealize
4 15 (10.71%) PowerCLI
5 9 (6.43%) SCVMM
6 8 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (3.57%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (2.14%) SCOM
10 2 (1.43%) Cacti
10 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.43%) PaperCut
10 2 (1.43%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.43%) vMotion
10 2 (1.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 2 (1.43%) WSUS
11 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 140 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 68 (48.57%) Cisco
4 32 (22.86%) Citrix
5 20 (14.29%) Atlassian
6 18 (12.86%) NetApp
7 17 (12.14%) Oracle
8 12 (8.57%) HP
9 6 (4.29%) Dell
9 6 (4.29%) EMC
9 6 (4.29%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.29%) Veeam
10 5 (3.57%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.57%) Juniper
11 4 (2.86%) Symantec
12 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.14%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.14%) Google
12 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.14%) Remedy