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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 122 123 136
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.21% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 1.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£300 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
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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
590 509 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.82% 17.58% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 235 321
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
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 53 52 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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)
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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
Manchester -2 10 £300 +4.34% 3
Cheshire +4 4 - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (91.30%) VMware ESX
3 20 (86.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (82.61%) Windows
5 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
6 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (60.87%) MCSE
7 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
8 13 (56.52%) SAN
8 13 (56.52%) Firewall
9 12 (52.17%) Cisco
10 10 (43.48%) Backup Exec
10 10 (43.48%) Symantec
10 10 (43.48%) Degree
11 9 (39.13%) VCP5
11 9 (39.13%) Juniper
12 7 (30.43%) Linux
12 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (26.09%) UNIX
13 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
13 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
13 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
13 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
13 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
13 6 (26.09%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
1 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) SAN
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
3 2 (8.70%) VLAN
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) DSL
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) DMZ
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Wintel Support
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Support Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) UNIX
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (60.87%) MCSE
3 10 (43.48%) Degree
4 9 (39.13%) VCP5
5 6 (26.09%) MCITP
6 5 (21.74%) CCNA
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.70%) MCP
7 2 (8.70%) MCTS
7 2 (8.70%) CCA
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (8.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (91.30%) VMware ESX
2 20 (86.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) VMFS
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Symantec
5 9 (39.13%) Juniper
6 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
7 4 (17.39%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) EMC
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
9 2 (8.70%) Adobe
9 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
10 1 (4.35%) CA
10 1 (4.35%) NetApp
10 1 (4.35%) McAfee
10 1 (4.35%) Sophos