The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 489 426 431
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +5
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 94 132 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.54% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 68 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £434 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +3.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
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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
9453 8554 9332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 17.58% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4742 4877
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 442 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.26 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the England region.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the England region.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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 -8 36 £373 -6.87% 17
South East +1 31 £375 +7.14% 16
North West +9 14 £300 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire +1 4 £300 -42.85% 1
East of England -39 4 £388 +40.90% 3
East Midlands 0 2 £263 -8.29% 3
West Midlands -29 2 - - 3
South West -33 1 £400 - 5
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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).

1 215 (100.00%) VMware
2 159 (73.95%) Windows
3 137 (63.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (50.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (48.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (44.19%) Microsoft
7 94 (43.72%) Active Directory
7 94 (43.72%) MCSE
8 90 (41.86%) Cisco
9 84 (39.07%) SAN
10 73 (33.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 73 (33.95%) MS Exchange
11 72 (33.49%) vSphere
12 68 (31.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 64 (29.77%) Citrix
14 57 (26.51%) VMware ESX
15 55 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
16 54 (25.12%) CCNA
17 53 (24.65%) ITIL
18 52 (24.19%) HP
19 51 (23.72%) Firewall
19 51 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
20 48 (22.33%) MCITP
21 44 (20.47%) Linux
22 43 (20.00%) VCP5
23 38 (17.67%) NetApp
24 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
25 33 (15.35%) CCA
25 33 (15.35%) Citrix Certification
26 32 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2007

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 73 (33.95%) MS Exchange
2 68 (31.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (9.77%) SharePoint
6 20 (9.30%) IIS
6 20 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.72%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.33%) SAS
10 4 (1.86%) Lync
11 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.93%) Apache
12 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.72%) IaaS
2 3 (1.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.93%) PaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (39.07%) SAN
2 51 (23.72%) Firewall
3 29 (13.49%) DNS
4 27 (12.56%) iSCSI
5 22 (10.23%) DHCP
6 20 (9.30%) TCP/IP
7 19 (8.84%) WAN
8 18 (8.37%) NAS
9 17 (7.91%) LAN
10 12 (5.58%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (4.65%) VLAN
11 10 (4.65%) VPN
11 10 (4.65%) Internet
12 7 (3.26%) MPLS
13 6 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.33%) BGP
14 5 (2.33%) OSPF
14 5 (2.33%) SSL
15 4 (1.86%) VoIP
15 4 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.40%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (13.49%) Finance
2 6 (2.79%) Law
3 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.33%) Publishing
4 4 (1.86%) Retail
5 3 (1.40%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (12.56%) Consultant
3 24 (11.16%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.23%) Architect
5 21 (9.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (8.37%) VMware Engineer
7 15 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (6.98%) Administrator
7 15 (6.98%) Analyst
8 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (4.65%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) Storage Administrator
11 8 (3.72%) Wintel Support
11 8 (3.72%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (3.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
12 7 (3.26%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.86%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.40%) Middleware
2 3 (1.40%) COM+
3 2 (0.93%) LAMP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.91%) Clustering
2 16 (7.44%) Replication
3 11 (5.12%) EqualLogic
4 10 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.19%) CLARiiON
6 7 (3.26%) Celerra
7 4 (1.86%) Spread Betting
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.93%) Symmetrix
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
10 1 (0.47%) Open Source
10 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.47%) Online Games
10 1 (0.47%) FMCG
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 159 (73.95%) Windows
2 104 (48.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (33.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (20.47%) Linux
6 16 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.05%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.12%) UNIX
9 10 (4.65%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.40%) VMS
12 2 (0.93%) Solaris
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.47%) SUSE
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.65%) ITIL
2 20 (9.30%) Migration
2 20 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (6.05%) Validation
4 12 (5.58%) Project Management
5 9 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2
8 6 (2.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.79%) Load Balancing
8 6 (2.79%) Change Control
8 6 (2.79%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.33%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.33%) Network Design
9 5 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.33%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.86%) Workflow
10 4 (1.86%) Change Management
10 4 (1.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.02%) PowerShell
2 25 (11.63%) SQL
3 11 (5.12%) Perl
4 6 (2.79%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.86%) VBScript
5 4 (1.86%) C
6 2 (0.93%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (50.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (43.72%) MCSE
3 55 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (25.12%) CCNA
5 48 (22.33%) MCITP
6 43 (20.00%) VCP5
7 33 (15.35%) CCA
7 33 (15.35%) Citrix Certification
8 29 (13.49%) VCAP
9 26 (12.09%) MCP
10 24 (11.16%) Degree
11 23 (10.70%) CCNP
12 22 (10.23%) MCSA
13 19 (8.84%) VCDX
14 16 (7.44%) MCTS
14 16 (7.44%) Security Cleared
15 12 (5.58%) VCP4
16 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
17 7 (3.26%) NCDA
18 5 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.86%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 137 (63.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (43.72%) Active Directory
3 72 (33.49%) vSphere
4 57 (26.51%) VMware ESX
5 31 (14.42%) XenApp
6 28 (13.02%) Hyper-V
7 19 (8.84%) vCloud
8 18 (8.37%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (5.12%) XenDesktop
10 10 (4.65%) VMware Server
11 9 (4.19%) NFS
12 7 (3.26%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.86%) XenServer
15 3 (1.40%) VMFS
16 2 (0.93%) KVM
16 2 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 2 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 1 (0.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (9.30%) Backup Exec
2 19 (8.84%) NetBackup
3 13 (6.05%) SCCM
4 11 (5.12%) Puppet
5 9 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.33%) WSUS
7 4 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.86%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.86%) SCOM
8 3 (1.40%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.40%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.93%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 215 (100.00%) VMware
2 95 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 90 (41.86%) Cisco
4 64 (29.77%) Citrix
5 52 (24.19%) HP
6 38 (17.67%) NetApp
7 30 (13.95%) EMC
8 24 (11.16%) Juniper
9 23 (10.70%) Symantec
10 21 (9.77%) Dell
11 14 (6.51%) Red Hat
12 13 (6.05%) IBM
13 11 (5.12%) CheckPoint
14 10 (4.65%) Oracle
15 9 (4.19%) Veeam
15 9 (4.19%) Hitachi
15 9 (4.19%) Intel
16 7 (3.26%) 3PAR
16 7 (3.26%) WatchGuard
17 5 (2.33%) CommVault
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