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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 127 119
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.53% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £368 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -6.55% +17.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -40.42% +31.28%  

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 448 563 446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.45% 20.89% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 316 226
Median daily rate £375 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -1 2 £368 -38.75%
Coventry - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (66.67%) MCSE
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco
6 4 (44.44%) IIS
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix
7 3 (33.33%) Firewall
7 3 (33.33%) SAN
7 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (33.33%) DHCP
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (33.33%) Office 365
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (22.22%) vMotion
8 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
8 2 (22.22%) XenApp

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSE
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (11.11%) CCA
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) VCP6
4 1 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) Firmware
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) vMotion
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas