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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 500 466 510
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +44
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 96 128 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.34% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 75 33
Average daily rate £350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £481 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-11.87% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.25 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+90.51% -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

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
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +31 35 £351 +0.35% 8
London -26 26 £350 - 12
South West +3 12 £363 -19.44% 6
East of England -1 7 £325 +8.33% 9
North West -19 6 £363 -7.64% 3
Yorkshire -21 6 £400 - 5
West Midlands -15 2 - - 7
East Midlands -18 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 1
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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).

1 213 (100.00%) VMware
2 144 (67.61%) Windows
3 133 (62.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 112 (52.58%) Microsoft
5 107 (50.23%) Active Directory
6 102 (47.89%) Windows Server
7 97 (45.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 93 (43.66%) vSphere
9 92 (43.19%) Cisco
10 88 (41.31%) SAN
11 79 (37.09%) Data Centre
12 74 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
12 74 (34.74%) MCSE
13 71 (33.33%) ITIL
14 70 (32.86%) CCNA
15 65 (30.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 61 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 61 (28.64%) MS Exchange
16 61 (28.64%) EMC
17 57 (26.76%) Citrix
18 52 (24.41%) Firewall
18 52 (24.41%) NetApp
18 52 (24.41%) Linux
19 46 (21.60%) HP
20 44 (20.66%) Finance
21 42 (19.72%) SQL Server
22 41 (19.25%) MCSA
23 40 (18.78%) SQL
24 37 (17.37%) IIS
24 37 (17.37%) VMware ESX

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 61 (28.64%) MS Exchange
2 37 (17.37%) IIS
3 35 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (7.51%) OpenStack
7 12 (5.63%) SharePoint
8 10 (4.69%) WebSphere
9 7 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.82%) JBoss
11 3 (1.41%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.47%) Apache
13 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 34 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.35%) MS Office
3 4 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.88%) Relativity
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.51%) Office 365
2 7 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.29%) SaaS
3 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (41.31%) SAN
2 52 (24.41%) Firewall
3 35 (16.43%) DNS
4 29 (13.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (13.62%) DHCP
5 27 (12.68%) TCP/IP
6 22 (10.33%) WAN
7 20 (9.39%) VLAN
8 19 (8.92%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (8.92%) LAN
9 16 (7.51%) Fibre Channel
9 16 (7.51%) NAS
10 14 (6.57%) VPN
11 13 (6.10%) Ethernet
11 13 (6.10%) iSCSI
12 11 (5.16%) NetScaler
12 11 (5.16%) Network Security
12 11 (5.16%) SMTP
12 11 (5.16%) SNMP
13 10 (4.69%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.16%) Big Data
4 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.29%) MySQL
6 6 (2.82%) DB2
7 5 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.47%) Informix
10 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) Hudson
2 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 44 (20.66%) Finance
2 11 (5.16%) Banking
3 9 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.29%) Retail
5 6 (2.82%) Back Office
5 6 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.35%) Electronics
6 5 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.41%) Advertising
8 2 (0.94%) Games
8 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (25.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (15.96%) VMware Engineer
3 24 (11.27%) Architect
4 17 (7.98%) Consultant
5 14 (6.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (6.57%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (6.10%) Administrator
6 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (5.63%) Analyst
7 12 (5.63%) IT Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.69%) Project Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.23%) VMware Specialist
11 8 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Data Centre Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.29%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.69%) Web Services
2 9 (4.23%) Middleware
3 5 (2.35%) COM+
4 2 (0.94%) .NET
4 2 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (37.09%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.45%) EMC VNX
3 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.10%) Clustering
3 13 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.10%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.69%) Replication
4 10 (4.69%) VCE vBlock
5 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.82%) Web 2.0
7 5 (2.35%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.35%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.88%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.88%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.88%) PKI
8 4 (1.88%) PMI
9 3 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 144 (67.61%) Windows
2 102 (47.89%) Windows Server
3 65 (30.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (24.41%) Linux
6 35 (16.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (10.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (9.86%) Unix
9 12 (5.63%) AIX
10 11 (5.16%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.76%) Solaris
12 6 (2.82%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.41%) SUSE
13 3 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.41%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.94%) CentOS
14 2 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Android
15 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.33%) ITIL
2 31 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (13.15%) Migration
4 16 (7.51%) Project Management
5 14 (6.57%) High Availability
6 12 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (5.16%) TOGAF
8 10 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.23%) Converged Infrastructure
9 9 (4.23%) DevOps
9 9 (4.23%) ITIL V3
9 9 (4.23%) Presales
10 8 (3.76%) Capacity Management
10 8 (3.76%) Network Management
10 8 (3.76%) Time Management
11 7 (3.29%) Change Management
11 7 (3.29%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.29%) PRINCE2
12 6 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.78%) SQL
2 32 (15.02%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.04%) C
4 9 (4.23%) Python
5 8 (3.76%) Java
6 6 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.35%) VBScript
8 4 (1.88%) Korn
9 2 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (45.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (34.74%) MCSE
3 70 (32.86%) CCNA
4 41 (19.25%) MCSA
5 33 (15.49%) MCITP
6 27 (12.68%) Degree
7 25 (11.74%) CCNP
8 23 (10.80%) VCP5
9 22 (10.33%) Security Cleared
10 18 (8.45%) SC Cleared
11 17 (7.98%) MCP
12 13 (6.10%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (4.69%) VCAP
14 8 (3.76%) CISSP
15 7 (3.29%) NCIE
16 6 (2.82%) CCA
16 6 (2.82%) NCDA
16 6 (2.82%) RHCSA
16 6 (2.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) QA
2 6 (2.82%) COBIT
2 6 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.82%) SLA
3 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 133 (62.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (50.23%) Active Directory
3 93 (43.66%) vSphere
4 37 (17.37%) VMware ESX
5 33 (15.49%) XenApp
6 31 (14.55%) Hyper-V
7 25 (11.74%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (7.98%) XenDesktop
9 14 (6.57%) vCloud
10 11 (5.16%) KVM
11 9 (4.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 8 (3.76%) ISA Server
12 8 (3.76%) Terminal Server
13 6 (2.82%) XenServer
14 5 (2.35%) NFS
15 3 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.94%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (7.98%) SCOM
2 12 (5.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 12 (5.63%) NetBackup
3 11 (5.16%) SCCM
4 10 (4.69%) BladeLogic
4 10 (4.69%) WSUS
5 8 (3.76%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.35%) NetCrunch
7 5 (2.35%) vRealize
8 4 (1.88%) Cacti
8 4 (1.88%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.88%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.41%) Puppet
9 3 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.41%) vMotion
10 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.94%) Graphite
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 213 (100.00%) VMware
2 112 (52.58%) Microsoft
3 92 (43.19%) Cisco
4 61 (28.64%) EMC
5 57 (26.76%) Citrix
6 52 (24.41%) NetApp
7 46 (21.60%) HP
8 33 (15.49%) Red Hat
9 26 (12.21%) Dell
10 24 (11.27%) Oracle
11 19 (8.92%) IBM
12 14 (6.57%) CommVault
12 14 (6.57%) Palo Alto
12 14 (6.57%) SolarWinds
13 13 (6.10%) 3PAR
14 11 (5.16%) Juniper
15 8 (3.76%) BMC
15 8 (3.76%) Intel
15 8 (3.76%) SAP
15 8 (3.76%) Sophos
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