The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 107 127 136
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 21 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.18% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 1.00% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £278 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £298 £304
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
543 502 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.09% 18.54% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 231 313
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.10 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 15 £300 +4.34% 4
Cheshire +6 4 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 £425 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Infrastructure
3 20 (86.96%) VMware ESX
4 18 (78.26%) Windows
5 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
6 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
8 13 (56.52%) MCSE
9 12 (52.17%) SAN
9 12 (52.17%) Cisco
9 12 (52.17%) Firewall
10 10 (43.48%) Symantec
10 10 (43.48%) Backup Exec
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%) UNIX
13 6 (26.09%) MCITP
13 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
13 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
14 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
14 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
14 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (21.74%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
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 12 (52.17%) SAN
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) DSL
2 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) DMZ
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Wintel Support
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Support Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) e-Health
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 6 (26.09%) UNIX
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (56.52%) MCSE
3 10 (43.48%) Degree
4 9 (39.13%) VCP5
5 6 (26.09%) MCITP
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (21.74%) CCNA
7 2 (8.70%) CCA
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (8.70%) MCP
7 2 (8.70%) MCSA
7 2 (8.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (91.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (86.96%) VMware ESX
3 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) VMFS
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vCloud
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
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%) Citrix
9 2 (8.70%) EMC
9 2 (8.70%) Adobe
10 1 (4.35%) McAfee
10 1 (4.35%) Sophos
10 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
10 1 (4.35%) CA
10 1 (4.35%) NetApp