The table below looks at the statistics for VCP5 in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP5 over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 564 547 501
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -46
Contract jobs citing VCP5 12 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 14
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£313 £413 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +61.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £344 £235
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +46.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9615 9239 7529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.61% 19.34% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5168 4036
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 478 432
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

VCP5
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCP5 Jobs Demand Trend in England

VCP5
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCP5 across the England region.

VCP5 Daily Rate Trend in England

VCP5
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCP5 across the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

VCP5 Daily Rate Histogram in England

VCP5
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 10 £325 -27.77% 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VCP5 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 VCP5.

1 22 (100.00%) VMware
1 22 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (63.64%) Cisco
6 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (50.00%) MCITP
8 11 (50.00%) SAN
8 11 (50.00%) NetApp
8 11 (50.00%) HP
8 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
10 8 (36.36%) VCP4
10 8 (36.36%) Firewall
10 8 (36.36%) ITIL
10 8 (36.36%) C
10 8 (36.36%) EMC
11 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
11 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
11 7 (31.82%) vSphere
12 6 (27.27%) Network Security
12 6 (27.27%) Citrix
13 5 (22.73%) CCA
13 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (22.73%) DNS
13 5 (22.73%) MCSE
13 5 (22.73%) XenApp

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VCP5 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 VCP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Lync
4 2 (9.09%) IIS
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 11 (50.00%) SAN
2 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) HSRP
6 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.09%) DMVPN
6 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 2 (9.09%) IPsec
6 2 (9.09%) VLAN
6 2 (9.09%) VPLS
6 2 (9.09%) MPLS
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) CLARiiON
2 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.64%) Change Control
3 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Network Design
3 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) BCP
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (50.00%) MCITP
4 8 (36.36%) VCP4
5 5 (22.73%) MCSE
5 5 (22.73%) CCA
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (18.18%) CCNA
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (18.18%) VCAP
7 3 (13.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (13.64%) CCNP
7 3 (13.64%) Degree
7 3 (13.64%) CCEA
8 2 (9.09%) CISSP
8 2 (9.09%) CCDA
8 2 (9.09%) CCDP
8 2 (9.09%) MCSA
8 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) vSphere
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
5 4 (18.18%) Xen
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (13.64%) XenServer
7 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
7 2 (9.09%) vCloud
8 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (18.18%) Legato
2 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
2 3 (13.64%) HP SIM
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (13.64%) SCDPM
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco
4 11 (50.00%) HP
4 11 (50.00%) NetApp
5 8 (36.36%) EMC
6 6 (27.27%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
8 3 (13.64%) Symantec
8 3 (13.64%) Sophos
8 3 (13.64%) AppSense
8 3 (13.64%) Altiris
8 3 (13.64%) Fujitsu
8 3 (13.64%) Veritas
9 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 2 (9.09%) IBM
10 1 (4.55%) Dell
10 1 (4.55%) Isilon