The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 117 122 143
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +21
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.35% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+34.28% -52.05%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
704 676 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.69% 26.20% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 273 253
Average daily rate £375 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.78 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -49.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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)
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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +5 5 £390 -
Reading - 1 £375 - 4
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (73.33%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) MCSE
4 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (53.33%) MCITP
6 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
7 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (40.00%) HP
8 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (40.00%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) vSphere
8 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (33.33%) Linux
9 5 (33.33%) DHCP
9 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 5 (33.33%) DNS
9 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
9 5 (33.33%) Cisco
9 5 (33.33%) NetBackup
10 4 (26.67%) MCTS
10 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (13.33%) IIS
5 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DHCP
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) NetScreen
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Coaching
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) MCSE
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) MCITP
3 4 (26.67%) MCTS
4 3 (20.00%) VCP4
4 3 (20.00%) VCAP
4 3 (20.00%) VCP5
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) VTSP
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) VMware ESX
4 6 (40.00%) vSphere
5 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) XenApp
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (6.67%) KVM
7 1 (6.67%) vCloud
7 1 (6.67%) XenServer
7 1 (6.67%) UAG
7 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
7 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
2 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle