Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VCP5 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (VCP5)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 870 843
Rank change year-on-year +3 -27 +22
Contract jobs citing VCP5 12 18 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.063% 0.084% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 26
UK median daily rate £385 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £333
90th Percentile £508 £481 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £355 £375
% change year-on-year -22.54% -5.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

VCP5 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19090 21493 22625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.66% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11700 13402 13639
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 897 851 1090
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

VCP5
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VCP5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VCP5 in the UK

VCP5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VCP5.

Contractor daily rate trend for VCP5 in the UK

VCP5
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VCP5 over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCP5 in the UK

VCP5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VCP5 in the UK

VCP5
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +21 11 £388 -8.82% 4
London -15 8 £444 +2.60%
UK excluding London +31 4 £275 -22.54% 4
West Midlands +26 3 £275 -8.33% 3
Midlands +22 3 £275 -8.33% 3
Wales - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VCP5.

1 10 (83.33%) VMware
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (25.00%) VCP6
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) RHCE
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) CCA
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Advertising
6 3 (25.00%) NetBackup

VCP5
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) ISDN
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Telephony Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) MOF
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCA
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCITP
3 3 (25.00%) RHCE
3 3 (25.00%) VCP6
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) MCTS
4 2 (16.67%) NCSA
5 1 (8.33%) CCEA
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) VCP4
5 1 (8.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) vCloud
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (8.33%) EdgeSight
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Brocade
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) CommVault
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) Genesys
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas