The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 (VCP)
Rank 69 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 15 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 1.71% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -10.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
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%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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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)
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) VMware ESX
2 13 (86.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) SAN
4 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (73.33%) MCSE
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
5 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (66.67%) Firewall
5 10 (66.67%) Backup Exec
5 10 (66.67%) Symantec
5 10 (66.67%) Cisco
6 9 (60.00%) Juniper
6 9 (60.00%) Degree
6 9 (60.00%) VCP5
7 4 (26.67%) MCITP
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (20.00%) CCNA
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) MCP
9 2 (13.33%) UNIX
9 2 (13.33%) MCSA
9 2 (13.33%) LAN
9 2 (13.33%) WAN
9 2 (13.33%) CCA

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) SAN
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Wintel Support
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Support Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCSE
3 9 (60.00%) Degree
3 9 (60.00%) VCP5
4 4 (26.67%) MCITP
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCP
6 2 (13.33%) MCTS
6 2 (13.33%) CCA
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) VMware ESX
1 13 (86.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) Symantec
4 9 (60.00%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (6.67%) EMC