The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 80 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.34% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 3.17% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £249 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +42.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -52.05%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 126 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.01% 10.80% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 51 86
Average daily rate £375 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Average hourly rate £12.25 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.00 £20.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Altrincham - 2 £265 - 1
Salford - - - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
4 14 (77.78%) MCSE
4 14 (77.78%) SAN
4 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (77.78%) VMware ESX
4 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (72.22%) Firewall
6 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
6 12 (66.67%) Cisco
6 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
7 10 (55.56%) Symantec
7 10 (55.56%) Degree
7 10 (55.56%) Backup Exec
8 9 (50.00%) Juniper
8 9 (50.00%) VCP5
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (27.78%) CCNA
9 5 (27.78%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) MCITP
10 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 4 (22.22%) WAN
10 4 (22.22%) EMC
10 4 (22.22%) Citrix
11 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 3 (16.67%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) SAN
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Wintel Support
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Support Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) MCSE
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 9 (50.00%) VCP5
5 5 (27.78%) CCNA
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) MCITP
7 2 (11.11%) MCP
7 2 (11.11%) MCTS
7 2 (11.11%) CCA
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (11.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) VMware ESX
1 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) Symantec
4 9 (50.00%) Juniper
5 4 (22.22%) EMC
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) Nokia
7 1 (5.56%) Nortel
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL