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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 193 213 200
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 7 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 1.14% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £374 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £465 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £333 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.96% +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%
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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
886 1052 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.11% 14.63% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 730 715
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.98 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £48.00 £34.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 15 (93.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) SAN
5 8 (50.00%) Citrix
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) HP
6 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (37.50%) DNS
7 6 (37.50%) MCSE
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) XenApp
7 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (37.50%) Replication
8 5 (31.25%) MCITP
8 5 (31.25%) vSphere
8 5 (31.25%) Linux
8 5 (31.25%) NetApp
9 4 (25.00%) CCNA
9 4 (25.00%) EMC
9 4 (25.00%) CCA
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (25.00%) Symantec
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) IBM
9 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.25%) Lync
5 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) SAN
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
4 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
4 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) Extranet
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure 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%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) MCITP
4 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) CCA
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) RHCE
5 3 (18.75%) RHCT
6 2 (12.50%) VCAP
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) VCDX
7 1 (6.25%) NCDA
7 1 (6.25%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) XenApp
4 5 (31.25%) vSphere
5 3 (18.75%) NFS
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
6 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (12.50%) vCloud
7 1 (6.25%) UAG
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
7 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (18.75%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (18.75%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) NetApp
5 4 (25.00%) Symantec
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Sophos
7 2 (12.50%) Hitachi
8 1 (6.25%) NEC
8 1 (6.25%) Veritas
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (6.25%) Dell
8 1 (6.25%) Juniper
8 1 (6.25%) BMC