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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 427 495 436
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -59
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 166 91 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 0.97% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 56 59
Average daily rate
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£390 £349 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -4.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.44% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.63% -9.61%
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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
10108 9426 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.06% 18.65% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6151 5402 4615
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 394 428
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +29 57 £400 +14.28% 18
South East -10 46 £360 -0.68% 9
Yorkshire -5 27 £400 +33.33% 9
North West -23 21 £350 +26.12% 7
East of England +10 9 £393 +1.29% 8
West Midlands +10 2 £213 - 1
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2
South West -5 1 £375 -6.25% 14
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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).

1 308 (100.00%) VMware
2 206 (66.88%) Windows
3 195 (63.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 175 (56.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 169 (54.87%) Microsoft
6 138 (44.81%) MCSE
7 120 (38.96%) vSphere
8 117 (37.99%) Active Directory
9 110 (35.71%) SAN
10 108 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 101 (32.79%) Cisco
12 97 (31.49%) ITIL
13 96 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 89 (28.90%) Cisco Certification
15 79 (25.65%) CCNA
15 79 (25.65%) Citrix
16 75 (24.35%) Data Centre
16 75 (24.35%) MCITP
17 69 (22.40%) MS Exchange
18 67 (21.75%) Linux
19 64 (20.78%) SQL
20 63 (20.45%) Firewall
21 56 (18.18%) HP
22 55 (17.86%) EMC
23 53 (17.21%) SQL Server
23 53 (17.21%) IIS
23 53 (17.21%) MCSA
24 48 (15.58%) XenApp
25 46 (14.94%) PowerShell
26 44 (14.29%) VCP5

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 69 (22.40%) MS Exchange
2 53 (17.21%) IIS
3 36 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (10.39%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (4.22%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.30%) Lync
10 3 (0.97%) Eucalyptus
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.97%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.65%) CMS
11 2 (0.65%) JBoss
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.65%) TPMS
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 31 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.87%) MS Office
3 7 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.22%) Office 365
3 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.62%) IaaS
5 4 (1.30%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Yammer
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (35.71%) SAN
2 63 (20.45%) Firewall
3 44 (14.29%) DNS
4 41 (13.31%) LAN
4 41 (13.31%) WAN
5 25 (8.12%) DHCP
6 24 (7.79%) TCP/IP
7 19 (6.17%) NAS
8 18 (5.84%) VPN
8 18 (5.84%) IPv4
9 16 (5.19%) VLAN
9 16 (5.19%) MPLS
10 15 (4.87%) SMTP
10 15 (4.87%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (4.87%) NetScaler
11 14 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (3.90%) HTTP
12 12 (3.90%) OSPF
12 12 (3.90%) BGP
13 10 (3.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.30%) MySQL
5 3 (0.97%) Big Data
5 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) Informix
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.97%) Subversion
2 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (8.44%) Finance
2 8 (2.60%) Back Office
2 8 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.95%) Legal
3 6 (1.95%) Retail
4 5 (1.62%) Banking
5 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Games
6 2 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (30.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (8.12%) Architect
2 25 (8.12%) Consultant
2 25 (8.12%) Server Engineer
3 19 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 19 (6.17%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (5.19%) Project Engineer
5 14 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (3.90%) Support Engineer
6 12 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (3.57%) Administrator
7 11 (3.57%) VMware Consultant
8 10 (3.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 10 (3.25%) Network Engineer
8 10 (3.25%) Analyst
9 9 (2.92%) Support Analyst
9 9 (2.92%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (2.60%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.30%) COM+
1 4 (1.30%) Web Services
1 4 (1.30%) Middleware
1 4 (1.30%) LAMP
2 3 (0.97%) REST
2 3 (0.97%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.65%) .NET
3 2 (0.65%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 75 (24.35%) Data Centre
2 33 (10.71%) Clustering
3 11 (3.57%) EqualLogic
4 10 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.27%) NHS
5 7 (2.27%) PKI
6 6 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.95%) Replication
6 6 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.95%) FlexPod
6 6 (1.95%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.95%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.30%) PMI
8 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.97%) FMCG
8 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 206 (66.88%) Windows
2 108 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (21.75%) Linux
5 35 (11.36%) Windows 7
6 33 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (5.84%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.22%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.92%) SUSE
11 7 (2.27%) Debian
12 6 (1.95%) AIX
12 6 (1.95%) UNIX
13 5 (1.62%) Solaris
14 3 (0.97%) Android
15 2 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.32%) CentOS
16 1 (0.32%) HPUX
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.49%) ITIL
2 22 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (6.82%) Migration
4 16 (5.19%) Project Management
5 15 (4.87%) PRINCE2
6 14 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 11 (3.57%) Service Management
8 10 (3.25%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.25%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.25%) Change Control
8 10 (3.25%) DevOps
9 9 (2.92%) Patch Management
9 9 (2.92%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (2.92%) Change Management
10 8 (2.60%) TOGAF
10 8 (2.60%) Server Building
10 8 (2.60%) Mentoring
10 8 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (2.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.78%) SQL
2 46 (14.94%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.87%) VBScript
4 8 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.27%) C
6 6 (1.95%) Python
7 5 (1.62%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.62%) Perl
8 4 (1.30%) Korn
8 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 175 (56.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (44.81%) MCSE
3 89 (28.90%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (25.65%) CCNA
5 75 (24.35%) MCITP
6 53 (17.21%) MCSA
7 44 (14.29%) VCP5
8 37 (12.01%) CCNP
9 27 (8.77%) VCP4
10 25 (8.12%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (7.79%) Security Cleared
12 21 (6.82%) VCAP
12 21 (6.82%) CCA
13 20 (6.49%) MCP
14 17 (5.52%) MCTS
14 17 (5.52%) SC Cleared
15 16 (5.19%) Degree
16 14 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (2.92%) CCEE
18 8 (2.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 195 (63.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (38.96%) vSphere
3 117 (37.99%) Active Directory
4 48 (15.58%) XenApp
5 35 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (11.04%) VMware ESX
7 26 (8.44%) XenDesktop
8 25 (8.12%) Hyper-V
9 14 (4.55%) vCloud
10 11 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.92%) KVM
12 6 (1.95%) NFS
13 5 (1.62%) Xen
14 4 (1.30%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.30%) XenServer
15 3 (0.97%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (10.06%) SCCM
2 23 (7.47%) SCOM
3 19 (6.17%) Backup Exec
4 16 (5.19%) vMotion
5 9 (2.92%) Puppet
5 9 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.62%) Foglight
7 4 (1.30%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.30%) Cacti
8 3 (0.97%) WSUS
9 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.65%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 308 (100.00%) VMware
2 169 (54.87%) Microsoft
3 101 (32.79%) Cisco
4 79 (25.65%) Citrix
5 56 (18.18%) HP
6 55 (17.86%) EMC
7 44 (14.29%) NetApp
8 34 (11.04%) Red Hat
9 20 (6.49%) Symantec
9 20 (6.49%) Dell
10 17 (5.52%) Oracle
10 17 (5.52%) 3PAR
11 16 (5.19%) CheckPoint
12 13 (4.22%) Juniper
13 12 (3.90%) IBM
14 10 (3.25%) AppSense
15 9 (2.92%) McAfee
15 9 (2.92%) Sophos
15 9 (2.92%) SolarWinds
16 8 (2.60%) F5
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