The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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 (VCP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 134 111
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.096% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 2.00% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £306 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.33% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £311 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £405 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -43.04% -  

VMware 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 398 600 448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.15% 19.96% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 338 277
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 32
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the West Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the West Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the West Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the West Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 1 £388 +24.00% 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) vMotion
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) VCP6
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) EMC
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) CCA
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) C

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VCP6
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) CCA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) NCDA
4 1 (16.67%) NCIE
4 1 (16.67%) NCSA
4 1 (16.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) vMotion
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas