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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 448 440 408
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -32
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 135 126 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.32% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 75 86
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.78% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £298
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +13.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +26.85%
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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
9425 9510 7767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.84% 19.28% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5480 5613 4200
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 489 425
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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 +24 62 £325 -18.75% 22
South East -16 29 £381 +11.31% 26
North West -10 11 £325 +8.33% 14
Yorkshire -12 10 £348 +6.92% 7
East of England -2 7 £390 +17.73% 6
South West +9 5 £403 -10.55% 6
East Midlands -2 4 £140 -60.00% 3
West Midlands -6 4 £318 - 9
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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).

1 257 (100.00%) VMware
2 183 (71.21%) Windows
3 157 (61.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 149 (57.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 136 (52.92%) Active Directory
6 124 (48.25%) Microsoft
7 102 (39.69%) Cisco
8 96 (37.35%) MCSE
9 91 (35.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (32.68%) SAN
11 80 (31.13%) MCITP
11 80 (31.13%) vSphere
12 75 (29.18%) Citrix
13 69 (26.85%) ITIL
14 64 (24.90%) MS Exchange
14 64 (24.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 61 (23.74%) Cisco Certification
16 58 (22.57%) NetApp
17 57 (22.18%) CCNA
18 55 (21.40%) Firewall
19 53 (20.62%) Data Centre
20 52 (20.23%) SQL
20 52 (20.23%) HP
21 51 (19.84%) Linux
22 44 (17.12%) XenApp
23 41 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
24 36 (14.01%) MCP
25 33 (12.84%) Hyper-V
26 32 (12.45%) DNS
27 31 (12.06%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 64 (24.90%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (8.17%) SharePoint
4 19 (7.39%) IIS
5 13 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.33%) Apache
10 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.56%) JBoss
10 4 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.17%) Lync
11 3 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.78%) TPMS
13 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.84%) MS Office
3 9 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.11%) IaaS
4 7 (2.72%) Office 365
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (32.68%) SAN
2 55 (21.40%) Firewall
3 32 (12.45%) DNS
4 26 (10.12%) TCP/IP
5 24 (9.34%) LAN
5 24 (9.34%) WAN
5 24 (9.34%) NAS
6 17 (6.61%) VPN
7 15 (5.84%) DHCP
8 13 (5.06%) NetScaler
8 13 (5.06%) MPLS
9 11 (4.28%) SMTP
9 11 (4.28%) VLAN
10 10 (3.89%) HTTP
11 9 (3.50%) Network Security
11 9 (3.50%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (3.50%) Internet
12 8 (3.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (3.11%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.78%) Informix
4 2 (0.78%) MySQL
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 13 (5.06%) Finance
2 10 (3.89%) Back Office
3 5 (1.95%) Publishing
4 4 (1.56%) Legal
4 4 (1.56%) Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (23.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (11.28%) Architect
3 27 (10.51%) Server Engineer
4 26 (10.12%) Consultant
5 19 (7.39%) VMware Engineer
6 17 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (5.45%) Technical Architect
8 13 (5.06%) Wintel Engineer
8 13 (5.06%) Administrator
9 12 (4.67%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 9 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.11%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.11%) Analyst
13 7 (2.72%) VMware Consultant
13 7 (2.72%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.56%) LAMP
1 4 (1.56%) Web Services
2 2 (0.78%) X-Windows
2 2 (0.78%) SOAP
2 2 (0.78%) .NET
2 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.39%) REST
3 1 (0.39%) HTML
3 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.62%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.51%) Clustering
3 12 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.89%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.11%) PKI
5 8 (3.11%) NHS
5 8 (3.11%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.11%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.72%) CLARiiON
6 7 (2.72%) Replication
7 6 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.33%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.56%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.17%) Celerra
9 3 (1.17%) iPad
9 3 (1.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 183 (71.21%) Windows
2 91 (35.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (24.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (19.84%) Linux
5 41 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (10.51%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (4.28%) UNIX
9 8 (3.11%) Debian
9 8 (3.11%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.95%) AIX
11 3 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.17%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (26.85%) ITIL
2 22 (8.56%) Project Management
2 22 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (7.78%) Migration
4 14 (5.45%) Load Balancing
5 13 (5.06%) Change Management
6 12 (4.67%) TOGAF
7 11 (4.28%) High Availability
7 11 (4.28%) PRINCE2
8 10 (3.89%) Service Management
8 10 (3.89%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.89%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.11%) Information Security
11 7 (2.72%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (2.72%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.33%) Business Continuity
12 6 (2.33%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.33%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.23%) SQL
2 31 (12.06%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.28%) C
4 8 (3.11%) VBScript
5 5 (1.95%) Perl
6 4 (1.56%) Ruby
6 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.56%) Python
6 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 149 (57.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (37.35%) MCSE
3 80 (31.13%) MCITP
4 61 (23.74%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (22.18%) CCNA
6 36 (14.01%) MCP
7 30 (11.67%) Citrix Certification
8 27 (10.51%) Security Cleared
8 27 (10.51%) VCP5
9 26 (10.12%) MCSA
10 22 (8.56%) CCA
11 21 (8.17%) VCAP
12 19 (7.39%) CCNP
13 17 (6.61%) VCP4
13 17 (6.61%) SC Cleared
14 16 (6.23%) MCTS
15 14 (5.45%) CISSP
16 10 (3.89%) CCEA
16 10 (3.89%) Degree
17 9 (3.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.61%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) QA
3 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (61.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (52.92%) Active Directory
3 80 (31.13%) vSphere
4 44 (17.12%) XenApp
5 33 (12.84%) Hyper-V
6 22 (8.56%) XenDesktop
7 19 (7.39%) VMware ESX
8 17 (6.61%) vCloud
9 16 (6.23%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (3.11%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (2.33%) Terminal Server
12 6 (2.33%) NFS
12 6 (2.33%) Xen
13 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.39%) UAG
14 1 (0.39%) XenServer
14 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (9.34%) SCOM
2 20 (7.78%) SCCM
3 15 (5.84%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.50%) Puppet
4 9 (3.50%) vMotion
5 8 (3.11%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.72%) WSUS
7 5 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.56%) Legato
8 4 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.56%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.17%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.78%) Nagios
10 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.78%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 257 (100.00%) VMware
2 124 (48.25%) Microsoft
3 102 (39.69%) Cisco
4 75 (29.18%) Citrix
5 58 (22.57%) NetApp
6 52 (20.23%) HP
7 29 (11.28%) Red Hat
8 28 (10.89%) EMC
9 22 (8.56%) Dell
10 17 (6.61%) Symantec
11 16 (6.23%) CheckPoint
12 11 (4.28%) IBM
13 10 (3.89%) Sophos
13 10 (3.89%) 3PAR
14 8 (3.11%) Oracle
14 8 (3.11%) Juniper
14 8 (3.11%) CommVault
14 8 (3.11%) McAfee
15 7 (2.72%) Veeam
16 5 (1.95%) F5
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