The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 123 117 130
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.71% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £323
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+26.85% -
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
698 564 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.46% 22.95% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 208 294
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 4 £450 +20.00%
Bracknell - 1 £300 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) XenApp
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (25.00%) VCP5
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (25.00%) VCAP
7 2 (25.00%) Change Control
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (25.00%) MCP
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (25.00%) IIS
7 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (25.00%) ARCserve

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware Certified Professional (VCP). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) VCP5
3 2 (25.00%) VCAP
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) VCP4
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCEE
4 1 (12.50%) CCIA
4 1 (12.50%) NCDA
4 1 (12.50%) NCIE
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (12.50%) XenServer
5 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (12.50%) vCloud
5 1 (12.50%) UAG
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat