The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 142 134 115
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 12 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.032% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 0.16% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £356
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £34.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+30.65% +20.17%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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
798 617 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.56% 19.88% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 301 202
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 84 36
Average hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Cheshire -5 3 £410 - 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 £325 - 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (81.25%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) MCSE
6 7 (43.75%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) Citrix
7 6 (37.50%) VLAN
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (31.25%) Migration
8 5 (31.25%) Clustering
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) Service Management
9 4 (25.00%) Firewall
10 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (18.75%) SAN
10 3 (18.75%) NetApp
10 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
10 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (18.75%) SSL
10 3 (18.75%) FTP
10 3 (18.75%) HTTP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (18.75%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) VLAN
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) FTP
3 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) SMTP
3 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) NX-OS
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) VPLS
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) ADSL
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Law
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Project Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Design Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) FlexPod Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (18.75%) CCA
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (18.75%) CCEA
3 3 (18.75%) MCP
3 3 (18.75%) MCSD
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) NCIE
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (18.75%) NFS
5 1 (6.25%) Xen
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) EMC
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