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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 639 625
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14  
Contract jobs citing VCP5 2 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.022% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.022% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 12
Median daily rate £550 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.64% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £270 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £360 £425
% change year-on-year - -15.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 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 2 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +27 1 £550 +52.77% 1
London +12 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (33.33%) MOF
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) MOF
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) CCEA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) EdgeSight
1 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat