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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 109 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.19% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 0.98% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£300 £288 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +85.48%
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 - £12.50
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
539 511 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.92% 19.18% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 232 328
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £479 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 47
Average hourly rate £22.25 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -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 23 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 23 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 +11 14 £300 +4.34% 4
Cheshire +8 4 - - 2
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (90.91%) VMware ESX
2 20 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (77.27%) Windows
4 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (59.09%) MCSE
8 12 (54.55%) SAN
8 12 (54.55%) Firewall
8 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
9 11 (50.00%) Cisco
10 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
10 10 (45.45%) Symantec
10 10 (45.45%) Degree
11 9 (40.91%) VCP5
11 9 (40.91%) Juniper
12 7 (31.82%) Linux
12 7 (31.82%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (31.82%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (27.27%) UNIX
13 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
13 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
13 6 (27.27%) MCITP
14 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
14 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
14 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
14 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
14 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) SAN
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) DSL
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Wintel Support
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Support Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) UNIX
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (31.82%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) MCSE
3 10 (45.45%) Degree
4 9 (40.91%) VCP5
5 6 (27.27%) MCITP
6 4 (18.18%) CCNA
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.55%) MCP
7 1 (4.55%) MCTS
7 1 (4.55%) CCA
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 20 (90.91%) VMware ESX
2 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMFS
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco
4 10 (45.45%) Symantec
5 9 (40.91%) Juniper
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 4 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (13.64%) HP
9 2 (9.09%) EMC
9 2 (9.09%) Citrix
9 2 (9.09%) Adobe
10 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
10 1 (4.55%) CA
10 1 (4.55%) NetApp
10 1 (4.55%) McAfee
10 1 (4.55%) Sophos
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