The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 346 357 342
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 60 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.21% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £237 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £34.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+30.65% +20.17%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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
3562 3816 3336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.91% 16.34% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2289 2572 2019
Average daily rate £413 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 113 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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
City of London +21 11 £350 -6.66% 5
Bromley - 5 £275 -
Croydon - 2 £325 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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).

1 121 (100.00%) VMware
2 81 (66.94%) Windows
3 72 (59.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (55.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 66 (54.55%) Active Directory
6 60 (49.59%) Cisco
7 58 (47.93%) Microsoft
8 47 (38.84%) MCITP
9 46 (38.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (38.02%) SAN
10 42 (34.71%) MCSE
11 40 (33.06%) MS Exchange
11 40 (33.06%) vSphere
12 35 (28.93%) NetApp
13 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (26.45%) Citrix
14 32 (26.45%) Linux
14 32 (26.45%) ITIL
15 31 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (23.97%) CCNA
17 28 (23.14%) Firewall
18 23 (19.01%) EMC
18 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (18.18%) HP
20 20 (16.53%) Red Hat
20 20 (16.53%) SQL
21 19 (15.70%) VCP5
22 18 (14.88%) Dell
23 17 (14.05%) MCP
24 16 (13.22%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 40 (33.06%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.61%) OpenStack
3 8 (6.61%) Lync
4 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.96%) IIS
6 3 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.26%) IaaS
3 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.13%) SaaS
5 3 (2.48%) Office 365
6 2 (1.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (38.02%) SAN
2 28 (23.14%) Firewall
3 14 (11.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.92%) NAS
5 9 (7.44%) DNS
6 8 (6.61%) VoIP
6 8 (6.61%) NetScaler
7 7 (5.79%) Network Security
7 7 (5.79%) DHCP
8 6 (4.96%) WAN
8 6 (4.96%) LAN
8 6 (4.96%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (4.13%) Internet
10 4 (3.31%) VPN
11 3 (2.48%) MPLS
11 3 (2.48%) VLAN
12 2 (1.65%) SSH
12 2 (1.65%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Back Office
3 7 (5.79%) Banking
4 6 (4.96%) Publishing
5 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.13%) Marketing
6 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (15.70%) Server Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) VMware Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Architect
5 8 (6.61%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.96%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) IT Sales Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Telecoms Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Sales Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) IT Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.31%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.31%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) SOAP
2 4 (3.31%) LAMP
3 2 (1.65%) REST
3 2 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Private Cloud
2 9 (7.44%) EqualLogic
3 8 (6.61%) NHS
3 8 (6.61%) CLARiiON
3 8 (6.61%) PKI
4 7 (5.79%) Spread Betting
4 7 (5.79%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.96%) Clustering
6 5 (4.13%) Replication
6 5 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (3.31%) Celerra
7 4 (3.31%) PDA
7 4 (3.31%) Handset
8 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.65%) Online Games
8 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 81 (66.94%) Windows
2 46 (38.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (26.45%) Linux
5 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.96%) Debian
9 4 (3.31%) UNIX
10 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.45%) ITIL
2 8 (6.61%) Project Management
3 7 (5.79%) High Availability
4 6 (4.96%) Business Continuity
4 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
4 6 (4.96%) PRINCE2
4 6 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.13%) TOGAF
5 5 (4.13%) Network Design
5 5 (4.13%) Product Management
5 5 (4.13%) Migration
6 4 (3.31%) Fault Management
6 4 (3.31%) Validation
7 3 (2.48%) Service Management
7 3 (2.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.48%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.48%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.53%) SQL
2 12 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.61%) C
4 2 (1.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (59.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (38.84%) MCITP
3 42 (34.71%) MCSE
4 31 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (23.97%) CCNA
6 19 (15.70%) VCP5
7 17 (14.05%) MCP
8 15 (12.40%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (11.57%) MCSA
10 13 (10.74%) CCA
11 12 (9.92%) VCAP
12 9 (7.44%) VCDX
12 9 (7.44%) CCNP
13 8 (6.61%) VCP4
14 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
14 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
15 5 (4.13%) Degree
15 5 (4.13%) MCTS
15 5 (4.13%) CCEA
15 5 (4.13%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 67 (55.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 40 (33.06%) vSphere
4 16 (13.22%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.40%) XenApp
5 15 (12.40%) vCloud
6 8 (6.61%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.96%) Xen
8 5 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.48%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.48%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.48%) XenServer
10 2 (1.65%) NFS
11 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) SCOM
2 10 (8.26%) Puppet
3 8 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.13%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.13%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.31%) SCCM
5 4 (3.31%) Legato
6 3 (2.48%) SCDPM
6 3 (2.48%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.65%) Nagios
7 2 (1.65%) WSUS
8 1 (0.83%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 121 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (49.59%) Cisco
3 58 (47.93%) Microsoft
4 35 (28.93%) NetApp
5 32 (26.45%) Citrix
6 23 (19.01%) EMC
7 22 (18.18%) HP
8 20 (16.53%) Red Hat
9 18 (14.88%) Dell
10 8 (6.61%) IBM
11 7 (5.79%) CheckPoint
12 6 (4.96%) Juniper
13 5 (4.13%) Mercator
13 5 (4.13%) Symantec
13 5 (4.13%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.31%) AppSense
15 3 (2.48%) Altiris
15 3 (2.48%) Sophos
15 3 (2.48%) Fujitsu
15 3 (2.48%) Tufin
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