Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 794 872 872
Rank change year-on-year +78 0 +14
Contract jobs citing VCP6 17 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.029% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 19
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +9.83%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £309
90th Percentile £606 £575 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -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 16,998 19,578 19,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.35% 18.82% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,406 11,575 11,804
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £262 £253 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 948 900
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% -4.30% -0.94%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.61 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -

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 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP6.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Top 10 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 20 November 2019. 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 +72 15 £450 +20.00% 9
UK excluding London +53 12 £350 -6.67% 7
North of England +36 5 £350 +27.27% 2
London +92 4 £450 -6.01% 3
Yorkshire +39 3 £350 +27.27% 1
South West - 3 £450 - 2
North West - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £175 - 1
East of England +34 1 £675 +22.73%
South East +20 1 £350 -6.67% 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (52.94%) vSphere
4 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) vRealize
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (29.41%) VSAN
8 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
8 4 (23.53%) MCSA
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (17.65%) Azure
9 3 (17.65%) SCCM
9 3 (17.65%) SCOM
9 3 (17.65%) Degree
9 3 (17.65%) Office 365
9 3 (17.65%) NetApp
9 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VSAN
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Hudson
General
1 2 (11.76%) French Language
1 2 (11.76%) German Language
1 2 (11.76%) Hindi Language
1 2 (11.76%) Italian Language
1 2 (11.76%) Japanese Language
1 2 (11.76%) Korean Language
1 2 (11.76%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (11.76%) Russian Language
1 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Server Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.76%) Wiki
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) HPUX
3 2 (11.76%) SUSE
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) Decision-Making
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Operational Stability
4 2 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Project Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Technology Roadmap
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (29.41%) MCSE
4 4 (23.53%) CCNA
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (23.53%) MCSA
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.76%) RHCA
6 2 (11.76%) RHCE
6 2 (11.76%) RHCSA
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) CCNP
7 1 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
7 1 (5.88%) VCAP
7 1 (5.88%) VCDX
7 1 (5.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (52.94%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) VMware NSX
4 2 (11.76%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.88%) NFS
5 1 (5.88%) vCloud
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) vRealize
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 3 (17.65%) vCenter Server
3 2 (11.76%) AirWatch
3 2 (11.76%) ThinApp
4 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
4 1 (5.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) BT
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam