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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
UK
Rank 592 636 613
Rank change year-on-year +44 -23  
Contract jobs citing VCP5 1 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.015% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.072% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £420 £300
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 9414 11094 10598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.85% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6917 6023
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 479
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

VCP5
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VCP5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +23 1 - - 4
London - 1 - - 4

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) VCP6
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) NFS
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory

VCP5
Top Related 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) FCoE
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Wintel Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) VCP6
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) RHCE
4 1 (20.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) NFS
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) Veeam
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat