Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 679 838 880
Rank change year-on-year +159 +42 -39
Contract jobs citing VCP6 14 40 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.041% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 28 11
Median daily rate £463 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £341 £387 £369
90th Percentile £597 £541 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £525 £354
% change year-on-year -28.57% +48.41% -21.39%
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 13,609 18,848 19,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.03% 19.44% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,228 11,379 11,870
Median daily rate £475 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 863 868
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -15.18%
10th Percentile £15.56 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.52 £50.08
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.34% +15.90% -13.79%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VCP6 over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram 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 6 April 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 +141 14 £463 -11.90%
UK excluding London +106 9 £375 -28.57%
London +155 4 - -
South East +90 4 £356 -16.18%
South West - 3 £550 -
North of England +67 2 - -
North West +36 2 - -

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
1 14 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 8 (57.14%) vRealize
4 7 (50.00%) MCSE
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (42.86%) vSphere
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) NFS
7 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (28.57%) vCloud
7 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
8 3 (21.43%) CIW
8 3 (21.43%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) Network Management
8 3 (21.43%) Veeam
8 3 (21.43%) 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 (14.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) VSAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) IT Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (21.43%) ERP
2 3 (21.43%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Data Security
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CISA
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) CIW
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.14%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) vSphere
4 4 (28.57%) NFS
4 4 (28.57%) vCloud
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (14.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) vRealize
2 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
3 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
3 2 (14.29%) ThinApp
4 1 (7.14%) PowerCLI
4 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) SolidFire