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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 443 463 417
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -46
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 122 83 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.92% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 48 47
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£350 £396 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% +21.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £311 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £553 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £34.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £22.10 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £22.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
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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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 58 £325 -23.52% 41
South East -21 19 £350 -5.40% 20
South West -15 13 £450 +3.74% 11
North West -5 10 £393 +6.08% 13
East of England +3 7 £240 -49.57% 7
West Midlands -3 6 £400 +8.10% 4
East Midlands +4 5 £140 -62.16% 1
Yorkshire -22 4 £385 +4.05% 5
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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).

1 237 (100.00%) VMware
2 170 (71.73%) Windows
3 155 (65.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (54.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 109 (45.99%) Microsoft
6 108 (45.57%) Active Directory
7 96 (40.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (38.82%) Cisco
9 87 (36.71%) MCSE
10 86 (36.29%) vSphere
11 85 (35.86%) Citrix
12 80 (33.76%) SAN
13 79 (33.33%) HP
14 76 (32.07%) ITIL
15 68 (28.69%) MCITP
16 65 (27.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 58 (24.47%) NetApp
17 58 (24.47%) Linux
18 57 (24.05%) MS Exchange
19 50 (21.10%) Firewall
20 49 (20.68%) XenApp
21 47 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
22 42 (17.72%) DNS
23 41 (17.30%) Security Cleared
24 39 (16.46%) Red Hat
24 39 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
25 37 (15.61%) TCP/IP
25 37 (15.61%) CCNA
26 34 (14.35%) MCP
27 33 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 57 (24.05%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (6.75%) IIS
5 15 (6.33%) Lync
6 13 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.22%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.38%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.95%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.11%) Apache
10 5 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.69%) JBoss
12 3 (1.27%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (1.27%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.64%) IaaS
2 6 (2.53%) SaaS
3 5 (2.11%) Office 365
3 5 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (33.76%) SAN
2 50 (21.10%) Firewall
3 42 (17.72%) DNS
4 37 (15.61%) TCP/IP
5 28 (11.81%) DHCP
6 24 (10.13%) WAN
7 23 (9.70%) LAN
8 20 (8.44%) NAS
9 18 (7.59%) VLAN
10 14 (5.91%) NetScaler
11 12 (5.06%) VoIP
12 11 (4.64%) iSCSI
13 10 (4.22%) VPN
13 10 (4.22%) MPLS
14 9 (3.80%) DMZ
15 8 (3.38%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (3.38%) BIG-IP
16 7 (2.95%) Network Security
16 7 (2.95%) Internet
17 6 (2.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.69%) MySQL
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) Informix
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (5.91%) Finance
2 9 (3.80%) Banking
2 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.53%) Publishing
3 6 (2.53%) Games
4 5 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (22.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (13.08%) Consultant
3 30 (12.66%) VMware Engineer
4 20 (8.44%) Architect
5 18 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (6.33%) Analyst
6 15 (6.33%) Technical Architect
7 13 (5.49%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.06%) Server Engineer
8 12 (5.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Administrator
10 10 (4.22%) VMware Specialist
11 9 (3.80%) VMware Consultant
11 9 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.22%) SOAP
2 5 (2.11%) Web Services
2 5 (2.11%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.11%) REST
3 4 (1.69%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.27%) LAMP
4 3 (1.27%) XML
4 3 (1.27%) HTML
5 2 (0.84%) .NET
6 1 (0.42%) COM+
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.02%) Clustering
2 18 (7.59%) Replication
3 8 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.95%) CLARiiON
4 7 (2.95%) Spread Betting
5 5 (2.11%) Online Games
6 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.69%) NHS
6 4 (1.69%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.69%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.27%) iPad
7 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.27%) Handset
7 3 (1.27%) PDA
7 3 (1.27%) Celerra
7 3 (1.27%) iPhone
7 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 170 (71.73%) Windows
2 96 (40.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (27.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (24.47%) Linux
5 47 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.49%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.64%) UNIX
9 7 (2.95%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.53%) AIX
11 4 (1.69%) Solaris
11 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.84%) Debian
12 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.07%) ITIL
2 21 (8.86%) Project Management
3 17 (7.17%) Migration
3 17 (7.17%) High Availability
4 15 (6.33%) Problem Management
5 14 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.49%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (4.64%) Change Management
9 10 (4.22%) Validation
9 10 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.80%) TOGAF
10 9 (3.80%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.38%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.38%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.38%) Load Balancing
12 7 (2.95%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (2.95%) Network Design
13 6 (2.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.50%) PowerShell
2 30 (12.66%) SQL
3 13 (5.49%) C
4 6 (2.53%) Perl
5 5 (2.11%) VBScript
6 4 (1.69%) Python
6 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.69%) Ruby
6 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 130 (54.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (36.71%) MCSE
3 68 (28.69%) MCITP
4 41 (17.30%) Security Cleared
5 39 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (15.61%) CCNA
7 34 (14.35%) MCP
8 32 (13.50%) Citrix Certification
9 31 (13.08%) SC Cleared
10 26 (10.97%) CCA
11 22 (9.28%) VCP5
11 22 (9.28%) MCSA
12 19 (8.02%) VCAP
13 17 (7.17%) CCNP
14 14 (5.91%) CCEA
14 14 (5.91%) VCDX
14 14 (5.91%) VCP4
15 12 (5.06%) Degree
16 11 (4.64%) MCTS
16 11 (4.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.59%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 155 (65.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (45.57%) Active Directory
3 86 (36.29%) vSphere
4 49 (20.68%) XenApp
5 31 (13.08%) Hyper-V
6 23 (9.70%) vCloud
7 22 (9.28%) XenDesktop
8 21 (8.86%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (7.17%) VMware ESX
10 13 (5.49%) NFS
11 10 (4.22%) Xen
12 8 (3.38%) Terminal Server
13 7 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (2.53%) Terminal Services
14 6 (2.53%) XenServer
15 3 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.27%) UAG
16 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.59%) Backup Exec
1 18 (7.59%) SCOM
2 13 (5.49%) Puppet
2 13 (5.49%) SCCM
3 8 (3.38%) WSUS
3 8 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.95%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (2.11%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (2.11%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (2.11%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.69%) Legato
7 4 (1.69%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.69%) SCDPM
7 4 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (1.69%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.27%) Foglight
8 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 237 (100.00%) VMware
2 109 (45.99%) Microsoft
3 92 (38.82%) Cisco
4 85 (35.86%) Citrix
5 79 (33.33%) HP
6 58 (24.47%) NetApp
7 39 (16.46%) Red Hat
8 31 (13.08%) EMC
9 28 (11.81%) Dell
10 16 (6.75%) IBM
11 15 (6.33%) CheckPoint
11 15 (6.33%) Symantec
12 13 (5.49%) Sophos
13 10 (4.22%) 3PAR
14 9 (3.80%) McAfee
14 9 (3.80%) AppSense
15 8 (3.38%) Altiris
15 8 (3.38%) Juniper
16 7 (2.95%) CommVault
16 7 (2.95%) Oracle
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