The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 City of London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 187 203 209
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.087% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 1.55% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £377 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £465 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
898 1096 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.58% 15.46% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 743 688
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 61 39
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £51.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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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)
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 1 August 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
2 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) SAN
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 7 (43.75%) Citrix
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (31.25%) EMC
9 5 (31.25%) MCSE
10 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (25.00%) ITIL
10 4 (25.00%) DNS
10 4 (25.00%) CCA
10 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (25.00%) HP
10 4 (25.00%) MCITP
10 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (18.75%) vSphere
11 3 (18.75%) NAS
11 3 (18.75%) XenApp
11 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
11 3 (18.75%) Clustering
11 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) FCoE
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Storage Administrator
1 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) CLARiiON
2 2 (12.50%) Symmetrix
3 1 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) CCA
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (25.00%) MCITP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (18.75%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) MCTS
5 2 (12.50%) VCDX
5 2 (12.50%) VCAP
6 1 (6.25%) VCP5
6 1 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) NFS
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) EMC
5 4 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (12.50%) Hitachi
7 2 (12.50%) Juniper
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) Oracle
8 1 (6.25%) Symantec
8 1 (6.25%) Veritas
8 1 (6.25%) NEC