Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 528 526
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 -34
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 124 114 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.23% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 1.06% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 64 105
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £331 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.09% -12.83% +1.33%
10th Percentile £243 £252 £278
90th Percentile £524 £538 £515
UK median daily rate £400 £389 £398
% change year-on-year +2.89% -2.20% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.05% +22.09% +2.38%
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +79.05% +22.09% +2.38%

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 11,374 10,783 14,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.74% 20.64% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,347 6,194 8,756
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £225 £213 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 748 721 714
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +13.10%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +17.39%

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 October 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 18 October 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 +6 60 £388 -13.89% 18
South West +15 29 £550 - 5
Midlands -27 16 £290 -6.45% 7
West Midlands -15 15 £290 -6.45% 5
North of England -30 11 £300 - 16
Yorkshire -14 7 £330 -26.67% 9
East of England -14 6 £373 +17.32% 4
North West -22 4 £250 -13.04% 4
Scotland -28 2 £425 +41.67%
East Midlands -9 1 - - 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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).

1 124 (100.00%) VMware
2 96 (77.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (63.71%) Windows
4 70 (56.45%) Microsoft
5 67 (54.03%) Cisco
5 67 (54.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (46.77%) Windows Server
7 50 (40.32%) Active Directory
8 48 (38.71%) MCSE
9 47 (37.90%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (37.10%) Data Centre
11 43 (34.68%) vSphere
12 37 (29.84%) vCenter Server
13 36 (29.03%) Security Cleared
13 36 (29.03%) CCNA
14 34 (27.42%) ITIL
14 34 (27.42%) PowerShell
15 31 (25.00%) MCSA
15 31 (25.00%) Citrix
15 31 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (20.97%) Firewall
19 24 (19.35%) VCP6
20 23 (18.55%) DNS
20 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
21 22 (17.74%) NetApp
21 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (16.94%) CCNP
22 21 (16.94%) Problem-Solving

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 16 (12.90%) Confluence
2 15 (12.10%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.42%) IIS
6 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) Office 365
2 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.65%) IaaS
5 3 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.97%) Firewall
2 23 (18.55%) DNS
3 16 (12.90%) DHCP
3 16 (12.90%) iSCSI
4 15 (12.10%) SAN
5 13 (10.48%) LAN
5 13 (10.48%) WAN
6 10 (8.06%) BGP
6 10 (8.06%) OSPF
6 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
7 9 (7.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (5.65%) VoIP
10 6 (4.84%) NetScaler
10 6 (4.84%) VLAN
10 6 (4.84%) VXLAN
11 5 (4.03%) DMVPN
11 5 (4.03%) Multicast
11 5 (4.03%) Unified Communications
11 5 (4.03%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) DB2
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (14.52%) JIRA
2 16 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (4.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) French Language
Job Titles
1 28 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (18.55%) VMware Engineer
3 13 (10.48%) Analyst
3 13 (10.48%) Architect
4 11 (8.87%) PowerShell Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Network Architect
6 9 (7.26%) Network Design Architect
7 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Consultant
10 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) REST
2 4 (3.23%) WSH
3 3 (2.42%) Spine.js
3 3 (2.42%) Web Services
4 2 (1.61%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.61%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.81%) Middleware
5 1 (0.81%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (37.10%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.87%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.06%) Clustering
4 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 7 (5.65%) Replication
6 7 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.61%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.61%) PKI
9 2 (1.61%) RIA
10 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.81%) EPoS
10 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 79 (63.71%) Windows
2 58 (46.77%) Windows Server
3 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (15.32%) Linux
7 16 (12.90%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.26%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.23%) Unix
10 2 (1.61%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.61%) SUSE
11 1 (0.81%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) HPUX
11 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.42%) ITIL
2 31 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (13.71%) Network Virtualisation
6 15 (12.10%) NsoIT
7 12 (9.68%) Change Management
7 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 12 (9.68%) Patch Management
8 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (7.26%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.45%) ITIL V3
10 8 (6.45%) Task Automation
11 7 (5.65%) Software Engineering
12 6 (4.84%) Capacity Management
12 6 (4.84%) DevOps
12 6 (4.84%) Network Design
12 6 (4.84%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.42%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.48%) SQL
3 5 (4.03%) VBScript
4 2 (1.61%) C
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (54.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (38.71%) MCSE
3 47 (37.90%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (29.03%) CCNA
4 36 (29.03%) Security Cleared
5 31 (25.00%) MCSA
6 24 (19.35%) VCP6
7 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
8 21 (16.94%) CCNP
9 14 (11.29%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (10.48%) DV Cleared
11 12 (9.68%) OCA
11 12 (9.68%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (8.87%) MCITP
12 11 (8.87%) VCAP
13 9 (7.26%) CCIE
14 8 (6.45%) CCA
14 8 (6.45%) VCP5
15 6 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (4.84%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 96 (77.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (40.32%) Active Directory
3 43 (34.68%) vSphere
4 21 (16.94%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (16.13%) Hyper-V
6 19 (15.32%) vCloud
7 13 (10.48%) NFS
8 10 (8.06%) XenApp
9 9 (7.26%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (4.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (4.84%) XenServer
11 5 (4.03%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (2.42%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (2.42%) UAG
13 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.61%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.61%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (29.84%) vCenter Server
2 19 (15.32%) SCCM
3 15 (12.10%) vRealize
4 10 (8.06%) PowerCLI
5 8 (6.45%) NetBackup
6 7 (5.65%) SCVMM
7 6 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (4.03%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (2.42%) SCOM
11 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.61%) Cacti
11 2 (1.61%) PaperCut
12 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 124 (100.00%) VMware
2 70 (56.45%) Microsoft
3 67 (54.03%) Cisco
4 31 (25.00%) Citrix
5 22 (17.74%) NetApp
6 16 (12.90%) Atlassian
7 13 (10.48%) HP
7 13 (10.48%) Oracle
8 8 (6.45%) Dell
9 7 (5.65%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.03%) Intel
10 5 (4.03%) Juniper
11 4 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.23%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.23%) EMC
11 4 (3.23%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.23%) Symantec
11 4 (3.23%) Veritas
12 3 (2.42%) McAfee
12 3 (2.42%) Remedy