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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 184 205 172
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 12 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.051% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 0.30% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +8.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £30.00
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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
787 985 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.50% 16.66% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 667 580
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 31
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.04 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 13 (54.17%) SAN
5 13 (54.17%) vSphere
6 10 (41.67%) NetApp
6 10 (41.67%) ITIL
6 10 (41.67%) EMC
7 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 9 (37.50%) HP
7 9 (37.50%) Firewall
7 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
8 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 8 (33.33%) Citrix
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (33.33%) CCNA
8 8 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 7 (29.17%) DNS
9 7 (29.17%) Dell
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco
10 6 (25.00%) MCITP
10 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
11 5 (20.83%) XenApp
11 5 (20.83%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.83%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) Lync
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) SAN
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) DMZ
5 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 3 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (8.33%) Network Security
8 1 (4.17%) DHCP
8 1 (4.17%) VPN
8 1 (4.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Replication
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) CLARiiON
2 3 (12.50%) Handset
2 3 (12.50%) PDA
2 3 (12.50%) Celerra
2 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (33.33%) CCNA
2 6 (25.00%) MCITP
3 5 (20.83%) MCSE
4 4 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) RHCT
5 3 (12.50%) RHCE
5 3 (12.50%) CCA
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) RHCSA
7 1 (4.17%) VCP5
7 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.17%) MCTS
7 1 (4.17%) CCSA
7 1 (4.17%) NCDA
7 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (54.17%) vSphere
4 8 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (20.83%) XenApp
6 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 3 (12.50%) NFS
7 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (4.17%) vCloud
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (4.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Tivoli
2 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (8.33%) BladeLogic
5 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) NetApp
2 10 (41.67%) EMC
3 9 (37.50%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) Citrix
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) Dell
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) Symantec
7 4 (16.67%) IBM
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) Sophos
9 2 (8.33%) BMC
9 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (8.33%) Juniper