Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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 6 (VCP6)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 847 894
Rank change year-on-year -32 +47 -12
Contract jobs citing VCP6 12 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.025% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.13% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 6
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +7.04% +168.94%
10th Percentile £357 £413 £400
90th Percentile £525 £513 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £444
% change year-on-year -27.78% +1.41% +168.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £57.50

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 19,501 18,827 23,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 19.84% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,619 11,586 14,821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
10th Percentile £242 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £593 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 928 961 847
UK median hourly rate £24.53 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.17 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -20.10% +8.62% +28.89%

VCP6
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VCP6.

Contractor daily rate trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VCP6 over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Top 4 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 16 July 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
England -30 11 £500 +5.26% 5
London -52 6 £500 +5.26% 2
South East -27 5 £325 - 2
UK excluding London -35 5 £325 -27.78% 3

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (50.00%) vRealize
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (41.67%) Ansible
5 5 (41.67%) vSphere
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) VSAN
7 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (25.00%) VMware NSX
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) vMotion
7 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (25.00%) KVM
7 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) CCNP
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Python
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (25.00%) Unix

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VSAN
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior VMware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) REST
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (16.67%) CMDB
3 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) VCAP
4 1 (8.33%) VCDX
4 1 (8.33%) VCP5
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (41.67%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) KVM
4 3 (25.00%) VMware NSX
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) vRealize
2 5 (41.67%) Ansible
2 5 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (25.00%) vMotion
4 2 (16.67%) Puppet
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM
4 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
4 2 (16.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp