Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VCP6 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 8 July 2020 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 6 (VCP6)
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 585 814 906
Rank change year-on-year +229 +92 -72
Contract jobs citing VCP6 11 43 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.046% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.24% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 4
Median daily rate £375 £440 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% -8.57% +1.32%
10th Percentile £338 £324 £357
90th Percentile £428 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £470 £325
% change year-on-year -20.21% +44.62% -27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VCP6 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 9,956 17,767 19,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.91% 18.86% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,920 10,731 11,744
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £238
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 841 920
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.51% -18.13%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.86 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -20.63%

VCP6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VCP6 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VCP6.

Daily rate trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VCP6.

Hourly rate trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP6 within the UK over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. 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 +253 11 £375 -21.05% 2
UK excluding London +194 8 £375 -20.21% 2
South East +152 4 £356 -2.40%
London +203 3 - -
North of England +110 3 £425 -3.41% 2
North West +67 3 £425 -3.41% 2
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VCP6 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 with a requirement for VCP6.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) MCSE
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) vRealize
6 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) ITIL
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
7 4 (36.36%) DNS
7 4 (36.36%) CCNP
7 4 (36.36%) CCNA
7 4 (36.36%) DHCP
7 4 (36.36%) NFS
7 4 (36.36%) CISSP
7 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (36.36%) Network Security
7 4 (36.36%) iSCSI
7 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
7 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (36.36%) vSphere
7 4 (36.36%) vCloud
8 3 (27.27%) Network Management
8 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (27.27%) VMware NSX
8 3 (27.27%) Service Management

VCP6
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) iSCSI
1 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) IT Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Architect
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) ERP
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Network Management
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Data Security
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) CISA
4 3 (27.27%) CIW
5 1 (9.09%) CCA
5 1 (9.09%) CCDP
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) NFS
3 4 (36.36%) vCloud
3 4 (36.36%) vSphere
4 3 (27.27%) VMware NSX
5 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) vRealize
2 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Veeam
5 1 (9.09%) CA
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 1 (9.09%) SolidFire