Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 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.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 171 200
Rank change year-on-year -16 +29 -21
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 15 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.61% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 14
West Midlands median daily rate £290 £310 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -18.15% +41.59%
10th Percentile £200 £260 £287
90th Percentile £375 £438 £425
England median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +50.40% +11.61% -24.32%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 971 808 1,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.24% 17.44% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 456 719
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £203 £223 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £542
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 45 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% +12.24% -20.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.45 £12.80
90th Percentile £30.54 £50.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.97% +11.96%

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

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 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
Warwickshire - 4 £225 -
Dudley +2 3 - -
Birmingham -2 2 £325 -16.13% 2
Coventry - 2 £200 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (60.00%) vSphere
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (60.00%) NetApp
5 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (60.00%) MCSE
5 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (53.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco
8 5 (33.33%) MCSA
8 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (33.33%) Dell
8 5 (33.33%) MCITP
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (26.67%) XenApp
9 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (26.67%) Firewall
9 4 (26.67%) Automotive
9 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (26.67%) Automotive
1 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Deep Learning
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (26.67%) VBScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) MCITP
3 5 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (60.00%) vSphere
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) NetApp
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Dell
4 5 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) Apple
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Juniper