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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 134 113 135
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.17% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.90% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £323
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+26.85% -
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
638 442 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.16% 18.33% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 194 284
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 38 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -14 1 - - 3
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 6
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) NCDA
3 1 (33.33%) NCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCEE
3 1 (33.33%) CCIA
3 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Blog

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blog
1 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) NCDA
1 1 (33.33%) NCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCEE
1 1 (33.33%) CCIA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp