Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 197 170
Rank change year-on-year +23 -27 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 13 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 1.11% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 4
West Midlands median daily rate £310 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £285 £227
90th Percentile £438 £425 £378
England median daily rate £373 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -6.88% +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.25 £28.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% -38.46% +109.20%

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 861 1262 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.93% 20.60% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 696 501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Birmingham +6 7 £388 -3.13% 1
Dudley - 5 £268 -
Worcestershire +6 2 £275 -23.08%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) MCSE
3 9 (69.23%) ITIL
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 7 (53.85%) Dell
5 7 (53.85%) Linux
5 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (46.15%) Network Management
6 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
6 6 (46.15%) Statistics
6 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 6 (46.15%) NetApp
6 6 (46.15%) RHCE
6 6 (46.15%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (46.15%) High Availability
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
8 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 4 (30.77%) CCNA
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (30.77%) VCP6
8 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (23.08%) VCP5
9 3 (23.08%) Service Management
9 3 (23.08%) SQL
9 3 (23.08%) Change Management
10 2 (15.38%) ITSM

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 2 (15.38%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Data Centre Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Data Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Collaboration Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (46.15%) High Availability
2 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
2 6 (46.15%) Network Management
2 6 (46.15%) Statistics
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) MOF
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) MCSE
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) RHCE
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) VCP6
4 3 (23.08%) VCP5
5 2 (15.38%) CCNP
5 2 (15.38%) MCSA
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Dell
3 6 (46.15%) NetApp
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) SAP
6 2 (15.38%) Sophos
6 2 (15.38%) Sun
6 2 (15.38%) Veeam
7 1 (7.69%) Juniper