The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 356 367 338
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -29
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 45 40 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.13% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - £12.50
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3729 3535 3727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.81% 14.58% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2163 2222
Average daily rate £420 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 124 138
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.60 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.91% +15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.65 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the London region.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the London region.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
City of London +12 5 £425 +1.49% 10
Docklands, London - 1 £275 -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 91 (100.00%) VMware
2 71 (78.02%) Windows
3 62 (68.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (49.45%) Cisco
5 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
6 41 (45.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
8 39 (42.86%) Citrix
8 39 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (42.86%) SAN
9 31 (34.07%) vSphere
10 30 (32.97%) Firewall
11 29 (31.87%) MCSE
12 26 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (27.47%) MS Exchange
13 25 (27.47%) ITIL
14 24 (26.37%) Linux
14 24 (26.37%) CCNA
14 24 (26.37%) XenApp
15 23 (25.27%) MCITP
15 23 (25.27%) HP
15 23 (25.27%) Finance
16 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (24.18%) NAS
16 22 (24.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (21.98%) EMC
18 20 (21.98%) CCA
18 20 (21.98%) Citrix Certification
19 19 (20.88%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 25 (27.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (24.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (7.69%) OpenStack
6 5 (5.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.40%) IIS
8 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.30%) Lync
9 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (42.86%) SAN
2 30 (32.97%) Firewall
3 22 (24.18%) NAS
4 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 13 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 11 (12.09%) DNS
7 9 (9.89%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (5.49%) DHCP
8 5 (5.49%) WAN
9 4 (4.40%) LAN
9 4 (4.40%) VPN
9 4 (4.40%) VLAN
10 3 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.30%) FCoE
10 3 (3.30%) VoIP
11 1 (1.10%) BIG-IP
11 1 (1.10%) Network Security
11 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.10%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Publishing
3 4 (4.40%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Back Office
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Architect
2 15 (16.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Consultant
3 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Administrator
6 6 (6.59%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Storage Administrator
7 5 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Wintel Support
9 3 (3.30%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) Middleware
2 2 (2.20%) LAMP
3 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Clustering
2 11 (12.09%) Replication
3 7 (7.69%) CLARiiON
4 6 (6.59%) EqualLogic
5 5 (5.49%) Celerra
5 5 (5.49%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.40%) Spread Betting
7 2 (2.20%) Symmetrix
7 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.10%) CMDB
8 1 (1.10%) Online Games
8 1 (1.10%) FMCG
8 1 (1.10%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 71 (78.02%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (26.37%) Linux
4 22 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (12.09%) Windows 7
8 8 (8.79%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.20%) VMS
10 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.10%) UNIX
11 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) ITIL
2 14 (15.38%) Migration
3 9 (9.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.69%) Validation
5 6 (6.59%) Project Management
6 5 (5.49%) Low Latency
6 5 (5.49%) Service Management
7 3 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.20%) CRM
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.20%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.20%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.20%) Investment Management
8 2 (2.20%) Time Management
8 2 (2.20%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.79%) Perl
4 2 (2.20%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (31.87%) MCSE
3 26 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (26.37%) CCNA
5 23 (25.27%) MCITP
6 20 (21.98%) CCA
6 20 (21.98%) Citrix Certification
7 16 (17.58%) VCP5
8 14 (15.38%) MCP
8 14 (15.38%) VCAP
8 14 (15.38%) VCDX
9 9 (9.89%) MCTS
9 9 (9.89%) CCNP
10 8 (8.79%) MCSA
11 6 (6.59%) VCP4
12 5 (5.49%) NCDA
13 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (4.40%) Degree
13 4 (4.40%) CCSA
14 3 (3.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (68.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (34.07%) vSphere
4 24 (26.37%) XenApp
5 13 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 10 (10.99%) vCloud
7 7 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (7.69%) NFS
8 3 (3.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.10%) XenServer
9 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.10%) KVM
9 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) EMC NetWorker
1 9 (9.89%) Puppet
2 8 (8.79%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.69%) SCCM
4 3 (3.30%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (3.30%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (3.30%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.20%) WSUS
5 2 (2.20%) SCOM
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (49.45%) Cisco
3 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
4 39 (42.86%) Citrix
5 23 (25.27%) HP
6 20 (21.98%) EMC
7 17 (18.68%) NetApp
8 12 (13.19%) Juniper
9 10 (10.99%) Red Hat
10 8 (8.79%) Hitachi
10 8 (8.79%) Symantec
11 6 (6.59%) IBM
11 6 (6.59%) 3PAR
12 5 (5.49%) Dell
13 4 (4.40%) Oracle
13 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
14 3 (3.30%) Sophos
15 2 (2.20%) Intel
15 2 (2.20%) Avaya
15 2 (2.20%) CommVault
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