The table below looks at the statistics for VCP5 in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP5 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 5 (VCP5)
Rank 390 383 361
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing VCP5 9 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.005% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.027% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
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£273 £450 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.44% +41.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £450 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VCP5
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3906 3704 3162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.40% 17.04% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2585 2316 1957
Average daily rate £425 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 86 103
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

VCP5
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCP5 Jobs Demand Trend in London

VCP5
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCP5 across the London region.

VCP5 Daily Rate Trend in London

VCP5
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 within the London 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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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
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
VCP5
England

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing VCP5 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 VCP5.

1 16 (100.00%) VMware
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) HP
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (68.75%) MCITP
5 10 (62.50%) NetApp
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco
5 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
6 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
7 8 (50.00%) C
7 8 (50.00%) SAN
7 8 (50.00%) EMC
7 8 (50.00%) VCP4
8 6 (37.50%) Network Security
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (25.00%) 3PAR
10 4 (25.00%) Citrix
10 4 (25.00%) Legato
10 4 (25.00%) CLARiiON

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing VCP5 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 VCP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Lync
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) SAN
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Wintel Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (68.75%) MCITP
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (50.00%) VCP4
4 3 (18.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) MCSE
4 3 (18.75%) CCA
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (18.75%) CCEA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Xen
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (18.75%) XenApp
5 3 (18.75%) XenServer
6 2 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (25.00%) Legato
2 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 3 (18.75%) HP SIM
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (18.75%) SCDPM
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 10 (62.50%) NetApp
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) EMC
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (18.75%) AppSense
6 3 (18.75%) Altiris
6 3 (18.75%) Fujitsu
6 3 (18.75%) Veritas
6 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 3 (18.75%) Sophos
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) Isilon