The table below looks at the statistics for VCP5 in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP5 over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 132 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing VCP5 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.034% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
590 499 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.03% 17.14% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 238 326
Average daily rate £350 £320 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 56
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +47.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

VCP5
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VCP5 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VCP5
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VCP5 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VCP5
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 1 £300 -
VCP5
England

VCP5
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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