The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 187 200 174
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 9 2 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.030% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.20% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 14
Average daily rate
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£425 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 - £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £344
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
850 1016 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.21% 15.28% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 695 586
Average daily rate £413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) SAN
4 10 (62.50%) vSphere
5 9 (56.25%) HP
5 9 (56.25%) ITIL
5 9 (56.25%) NetApp
6 8 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (43.75%) DNS
7 7 (43.75%) EMC
8 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
9 5 (31.25%) IIS
9 5 (31.25%) Citrix
9 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 5 (31.25%) Dell
9 5 (31.25%) DMZ
9 5 (31.25%) Tivoli
9 5 (31.25%) Firewall
10 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
10 4 (25.00%) Symantec
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (25.00%) IBM
10 4 (25.00%) CCNA
10 4 (25.00%) Linux

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) IIS
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
4 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Lync
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SAN
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) DMZ
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
5 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) Extranet
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Celerra
2 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
4 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCSE
1 4 (25.00%) CCNA
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) RHCE
2 3 (18.75%) RHCT
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
3 2 (12.50%) CCA
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) NCDA
4 1 (6.25%) VCP5
4 1 (6.25%) RHCSA
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) vSphere
4 8 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (25.00%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (18.75%) NFS
7 1 (6.25%) vCloud
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
7 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (6.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Tivoli
2 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (18.75%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (18.75%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
4 2 (12.50%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) NetApp
2 9 (56.25%) HP
3 7 (43.75%) EMC
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) Dell
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (18.75%) Sophos
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) BMC
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco