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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 189 202 211
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 1.52% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £371 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £452 £542
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 - £175.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +1300.00%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
911 1051 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.00% 14.89% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 721 641
Average daily rate £420 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 60 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
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 11 July 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) SAN
4 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (47.37%) Citrix
6 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (42.11%) Finance
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco
8 6 (31.58%) MCSE
9 5 (26.32%) CCA
9 5 (26.32%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (26.32%) EMC
10 4 (21.05%) NetApp
10 4 (21.05%) HP
10 4 (21.05%) DNS
10 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
10 4 (21.05%) ITIL
10 4 (21.05%) XenApp
10 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (21.05%) Firewall
10 4 (21.05%) MCITP
11 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
11 3 (15.79%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) NAS
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) DMZ
5 1 (5.26%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Architect
1 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (15.79%) Administrator
1 3 (15.79%) Storage Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Replication
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) CLARiiON
2 2 (10.53%) Symmetrix
3 1 (5.26%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCSE
3 5 (26.32%) CCA
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (21.05%) MCITP
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.79%) MCP
6 2 (10.53%) CCNP
6 2 (10.53%) MCTS
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) VCDX
6 2 (10.53%) VCAP
7 1 (5.26%) CCEE
7 1 (5.26%) VCP5
7 1 (5.26%) MCSA
7 1 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) NFS
6 1 (5.26%) vCloud
6 1 (5.26%) PowerConvert
6 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.26%) XenServer
6 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) EMC
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) NetApp
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
8 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (10.53%) Hitachi
9 1 (5.26%) Symantec
9 1 (5.26%) NEC
9 1 (5.26%) Veritas
9 1 (5.26%) PlateSpin
9 1 (5.26%) Veeam
9 1 (5.26%) Leostream
9 1 (5.26%) CommVault
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle