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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 187 217 209
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 11 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.09% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 13
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £374 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £465 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.60% -0.78%
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
912 1096 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 756 711
Average daily rate £430 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.16 £48.00 £40.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) SAN
4 11 (57.89%) HP
5 10 (52.63%) DNS
6 9 (47.37%) ITIL
6 9 (47.37%) NetApp
6 9 (47.37%) vSphere
7 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
7 8 (42.11%) EMC
8 7 (36.84%) Citrix
8 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
9 6 (31.58%) IIS
9 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (31.58%) Replication
10 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
10 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (26.32%) XenApp
10 5 (26.32%) Dell
10 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
10 5 (26.32%) DMZ
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) MCSE
10 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (21.05%) Oracle
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) SAN
2 10 (52.63%) DNS
3 5 (26.32%) DMZ
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) VLAN
5 3 (15.79%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
6 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 1 (5.26%) Network Security
7 1 (5.26%) NAS
7 1 (5.26%) Extranet
7 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (5.26%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
3 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) CMDB
3 1 (5.26%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) MCITP
4 3 (15.79%) RHCT
4 3 (15.79%) RHCE
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) CCA
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) VCDX
5 2 (10.53%) VCAP
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.26%) NCDA
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) vSphere
4 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (26.32%) XenApp
6 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
6 3 (15.79%) NFS
7 2 (10.53%) vCloud
8 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
8 1 (5.26%) UAG
8 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
8 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (21.05%) Backup Exec
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (15.79%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (15.79%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (10.53%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) HP
3 9 (47.37%) NetApp
4 8 (42.11%) EMC
5 7 (36.84%) Citrix
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) Dell
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 4 (21.05%) Symantec
8 3 (15.79%) Sophos
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco
9 2 (10.53%) BMC
9 2 (10.53%) Hitachi
10 1 (5.26%) Juniper
10 1 (5.26%) Veritas
10 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (5.26%) NEC