Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 855 884
Rank change year-on-year -17 +29 -
Contract jobs citing VCP6 28 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.021% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 12
UK median daily rate £375 £463 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £400
90th Percentile £471 £563 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £438
% change year-on-year -3.23% -11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 19,169 18,562 22,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 18.71% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,345 11,282 13,918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 962 899 853
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%
10th Percentile £12.64 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £30.00 £27.55
% change year-on-year -16.27% +8.89% +13.30%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Top 9 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 October 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 +2 28 £375 -18.92% 4
UK excluding London -16 24 £375 -3.23% 3
South East +12 21 £375 -6.25% 2
London -20 4 £398 -16.32% 1
Midlands -18 1 - - 1
North of England - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £550 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 27 (96.43%) VMware
1 27 (96.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 19 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (67.86%) vSphere
3 15 (53.57%) vRealize
3 15 (53.57%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 13 (46.43%) NFS
6 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 12 (42.86%) Windows
6 12 (42.86%) MCSE
6 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (42.86%) vCloud
7 10 (35.71%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
10 5 (17.86%) Change Control
10 5 (17.86%) Capacity Management
11 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (14.29%) VCAP
11 4 (14.29%) DevOps
11 4 (14.29%) VSAN
11 4 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (14.29%) Migration
11 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (10.71%) Linux
12 3 (10.71%) NetBackup

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (14.29%) VSAN
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Administrator
2 2 (7.14%) Architect
2 2 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Automation Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Consultant
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Service Operations Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) REST
1 2 (7.14%) SOAP
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (17.86%) Capacity Management
3 5 (17.86%) Change Control
4 4 (14.29%) DevOps
4 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) ITSM
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (3.57%) Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Information Security
7 1 (3.57%) Presales
7 1 (3.57%) Security Hardening
7 1 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (42.86%) MCSE
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.29%) VCAP
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) VCP5
4 2 (7.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
5 1 (3.57%) VCDX
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (67.86%) vSphere
2 13 (46.43%) NFS
3 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (42.86%) vCloud
4 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (7.14%) VMware NSX
6 1 (3.57%) Firmware
6 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) vRealize
2 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOrch
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 2 (7.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) PaperCut
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.57%) SnapVault
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) BMC
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) Veeam
4 2 (7.14%) Veritas
5 1 (3.57%) CommVault
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) Meraki
5 1 (3.57%) Polycom
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.57%) Virgin Media
5 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard