The first table below looks at the demand for VCP5 in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP5 over the 3 months to 29 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 Manchester 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 75 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing VCP5 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.088% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
163 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.15% 15.36% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 80 88
Average daily rate £308 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -6.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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VCP5
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VCP5 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VCP5
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VCP5 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VCP5
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (100.00%) Symantec
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 9 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) SAN
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Wintel Support
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Support Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) Symantec
1 9 (100.00%) VMware