Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 September 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.

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 893 859 884
Rank change year-on-year -34 +25 +17
Contract jobs citing VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) 9 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.043% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
UK median daily rate £398 £335 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -22.54% +2.25%
10th Percentile £326 £318 £371
90th Percentile £422 £353 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £335 £419
% change year-on-year -5.97% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.25 -

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) 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 19,074 18,582 22,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.91% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,269 11,265 14,091
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £243 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 971 899 819
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.06 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.71 £47.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.61
% change year-on-year -21.88% +15.90% +15.04%

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -18 9 £398 +18.66%
London -7 5 £408 -
UK excluding London -27 4 £315 -5.97% 1
South East -28 3 - -
East of England - 1 £315 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP).

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Veritas
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (100.00%) NetBackup
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (66.67%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) Change Management
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee
5 4 (44.44%) SAN
5 4 (44.44%) NetApp
5 4 (44.44%) NAS
6 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (33.33%) Veeam
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange

VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (55.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) NAS
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) Skype
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) VCAP
4 2 (22.22%) VCP5
4 2 (22.22%) VCP6
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (66.67%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) WMI
4 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
4 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
4 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (11.11%) SCOM
4 1 (11.11%) SnapVault
4 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Veritas
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) McAfee
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) Intel
4 3 (33.33%) Veeam
5 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds