Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 862 914
Rank change year-on-year +6 +52 -
Contract jobs citing VCP6 21 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.076% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 2
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +97.73% -
10th Percentile £286 £391 £215
90th Percentile £565 £538 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £456 £220
% change year-on-year -22.47% +107.39% -
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 19314 21083 22661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.46% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11880 13199 13719
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
10th Percentile £225 £239 £248
90th Percentile £605 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £388
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 855 1087
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.88 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +3.50% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.21 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.83 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.93 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -0.25% +7.48% +32.21%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCP6 in the UK

VCP6
Top 6 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 14 December 2017. 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 -3 21 £475 +9.83%
London -12 11 £475 +9.83%
UK excluding London +32 10 £354 -22.47%
South East - 7 £388 -
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
Midlands - 3 £275 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VCP6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VCP6.

1 19 (90.48%) VMware
1 19 (90.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (57.14%) vSphere
3 8 (38.10%) vCloud
3 8 (38.10%) vCenter Server
3 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco
4 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (23.81%) High Availability
6 5 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (23.81%) Games
6 5 (23.81%) Retail
6 5 (23.81%) Online Games
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) vRealize
7 4 (19.05%) VMware NSX
7 4 (19.05%) VCAP
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) VCDX
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
8 3 (14.29%) VCP5
8 3 (14.29%) Data Centre

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.76%) BGP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) NX-OS
2 1 (4.76%) OSPF
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VSAN
General
1 5 (23.81%) Games
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Collaboration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) FlexPod Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Online Games
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) CMDB
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) High Availability
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.76%) MOF
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) VCAP
3 4 (19.05%) VCDX
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (14.29%) MCSE
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (14.29%) VCP5
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) CCDP
6 1 (4.76%) CCIE
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) NCDA
6 1 (4.76%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) vSphere
2 8 (38.10%) vCloud
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) VMware NSX
6 3 (14.29%) NFS
7 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
8 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
8 1 (4.76%) KVM
8 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) vCenter Server
2 4 (19.05%) vRealize
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (4.76%) Ansible
5 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) SCCM
5 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
5 1 (4.76%) vMotion
5 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds