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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 359 378 322
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -56
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 50 46 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 1.22% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 31
Average daily rate
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£381 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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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 London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3848 3756 3256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.69% 15.49% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2432 2052
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 85 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +14 8 £425 - 6
Docklands, London - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 88 (100.00%) VMware
2 63 (71.59%) Windows
3 58 (65.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (56.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (46.59%) vSphere
6 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 39 (44.32%) HP
8 37 (42.05%) MCSE
9 35 (39.77%) ITIL
10 34 (38.64%) SAN
10 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
12 31 (35.23%) Cisco
12 31 (35.23%) MCITP
13 30 (34.09%) Citrix
13 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
14 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (26.14%) NetApp
15 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (21.59%) XenApp
17 19 (21.59%) Linux
17 19 (21.59%) Dell
17 19 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
17 19 (21.59%) DNS
18 18 (20.45%) CCNA
19 17 (19.32%) MS Excel
20 16 (18.18%) Firewall
20 16 (18.18%) Finance
21 15 (17.05%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 22 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.77%) Lync
3 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.23%) IIS
5 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
6 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (6.82%) OpenStack
8 4 (4.55%) WebSphere
9 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
10 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (19.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) IaaS
2 6 (6.82%) SaaS
3 4 (4.55%) Office 365
4 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (38.64%) SAN
2 19 (21.59%) DNS
3 16 (18.18%) Firewall
4 11 (12.50%) DHCP
5 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
6 9 (10.23%) iSCSI
6 9 (10.23%) NetScaler
7 8 (9.09%) NAS
8 7 (7.95%) VLAN
8 7 (7.95%) VoIP
8 7 (7.95%) DMZ
9 6 (6.82%) LAN
9 6 (6.82%) WAN
9 6 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (4.55%) MPLS
11 3 (3.41%) BIG-IP
11 3 (3.41%) LDAP
11 3 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.27%) Wireless
12 2 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
General
1 16 (18.18%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.68%) Marketing
4 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Publishing
5 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.27%) Law
6 2 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Advertising
7 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (32.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.64%) VMware Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Architect
5 7 (7.95%) Consultant
6 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) IT Sales Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) IT Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Sales Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Telecoms Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) SOAP
2 3 (3.41%) LAMP
3 2 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Replication
2 9 (10.23%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.55%) Spread Betting
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Celerra
4 3 (3.41%) CLARiiON
4 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.27%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.27%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.27%) Online Games
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Handset
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) PDA
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (71.59%) Windows
2 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (26.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (21.59%) Linux
6 11 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.14%) UNIX
10 1 (1.14%) VMS
10 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Project Management
3 11 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.95%) Migration
4 7 (7.95%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (7.95%) High Availability
5 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.68%) Product Management
6 5 (5.68%) Network Design
7 4 (4.55%) Validation
8 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.41%) Change Control
8 3 (3.41%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.27%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.27%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (56.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (42.05%) MCSE
3 31 (35.23%) MCITP
4 19 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (20.45%) CCNA
6 15 (17.05%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (14.77%) CCA
7 13 (14.77%) MCP
8 11 (12.50%) RHCT
8 11 (12.50%) VCP5
9 8 (9.09%) VCAP
9 8 (9.09%) CCNP
10 7 (7.95%) Degree
11 6 (6.82%) VCDX
12 5 (5.68%) CCEA
12 5 (5.68%) RHCE
13 4 (4.55%) MCSA
13 4 (4.55%) MCTS
14 3 (3.41%) NCDA
14 3 (3.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (65.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (46.59%) vSphere
3 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 19 (21.59%) XenApp
5 14 (15.91%) vCloud
6 12 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
7 10 (11.36%) Hyper-V
8 8 (9.09%) NFS
9 6 (6.82%) XenServer
10 5 (5.68%) XenDesktop
11 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (3.41%) Xen
13 2 (2.27%) Terminal Server
13 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
14 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (1.14%) UAG
14 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) Backup Exec
2 10 (11.36%) SCCM
3 8 (9.09%) SCOM
3 8 (9.09%) Puppet
4 6 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.68%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.68%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (5.68%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (4.55%) HP SIM
7 3 (3.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (2.27%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.27%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.14%) WSUS
9 1 (1.14%) Nagios
9 1 (1.14%) ARCserve
9 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.14%) Foglight
Vendors
1 88 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (44.32%) HP
3 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 31 (35.23%) Cisco
5 30 (34.09%) Citrix
6 23 (26.14%) NetApp
7 19 (21.59%) Dell
8 14 (15.91%) IBM
8 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
9 13 (14.77%) EMC
10 8 (9.09%) Sophos
11 7 (7.95%) Symantec
12 6 (6.82%) Mercator
12 6 (6.82%) CheckPoint
12 6 (6.82%) AppSense
12 6 (6.82%) Veeam
13 5 (5.68%) Oracle
14 4 (4.55%) Altiris
15 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
15 3 (3.41%) Intel
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