The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 219 234 229
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 34 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 0.82% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 6
Average daily rate £350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £490 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-11.87% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+63.79% -
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2352 2553 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.49% 27.46% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1224 1002
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 104 111
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +10 9 £400 -18.36% 2
Berkshire +8 8 £353 -11.87% 1
East Sussex +13 6 £325 - 1
Surrey -3 4 £416 +7.41% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £328 -2.96%
West Sussex +7 1 £300 -14.28%
Middlesex - 1 - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 63 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (73.02%) Windows
4 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
4 37 (58.73%) Windows Server
5 36 (57.14%) SAN
6 28 (44.44%) vSphere
7 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 27 (42.86%) Cisco
8 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (36.51%) HP
9 23 (36.51%) Firewall
10 22 (34.92%) ITIL
11 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (30.16%) CCNA
13 17 (26.98%) EMC
13 17 (26.98%) Linux
13 17 (26.98%) VMware ESX
13 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (25.40%) SQL
14 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
14 16 (25.40%) MCSE
15 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
15 15 (23.81%) Citrix
15 15 (23.81%) Data Centre
16 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
16 14 (22.22%) Red Hat
17 13 (20.63%) Oracle
17 13 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (15.87%) IIS
4 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.35%) JBoss
5 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) Lync
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (57.14%) SAN
2 23 (36.51%) Firewall
3 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 12 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (14.29%) DNS
6 8 (12.70%) IPv4
6 8 (12.70%) IPv6
7 7 (11.11%) DHCP
7 7 (11.11%) LAN
7 7 (11.11%) WAN
8 6 (9.52%) Ethernet
8 6 (9.52%) VLAN
9 5 (7.94%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (6.35%) Converged Networks
10 4 (6.35%) Network Security
11 3 (4.76%) NAS
11 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
11 3 (4.76%) OSPF
11 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.35%) DB2
4 4 (6.35%) MySQL
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.59%) Big Data
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Designer
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Technician
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technician
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Support Technician
5 6 (9.52%) VMware Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Exchange Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) VMware Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Project Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
7 4 (6.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) COM+
3 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 4 (6.35%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (6.35%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.35%) VCE vBlock
4 4 (6.35%) Web 2.0
5 3 (4.76%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.76%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 46 (73.02%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) Windows Server
3 26 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (26.98%) Linux
4 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (15.87%) AIX
8 8 (12.70%) Unix
9 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
4 5 (7.94%) DevOps
4 5 (7.94%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.94%) Migration
4 5 (7.94%) Project Management
4 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
4 5 (7.94%) Workflow
5 4 (6.35%) Change Control
5 4 (6.35%) ERP
5 4 (6.35%) High Availability
5 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.76%) CRM
6 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) C
4 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (30.16%) CCNA
2 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (25.40%) MCSE
4 10 (15.87%) MCP
4 10 (15.87%) MCSA
5 7 (11.11%) VCP5
6 5 (7.94%) CCNP
7 3 (4.76%) CCENT
8 2 (3.17%) CCSE
8 2 (3.17%) CISSP
8 2 (3.17%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.59%) CCA
9 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.59%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) COBIT
2 3 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (44.44%) vSphere
3 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 17 (26.98%) VMware ESX
5 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (12.70%) XenApp
6 8 (12.70%) XenDesktop
7 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (4.76%) ISA Server
8 3 (4.76%) vCloud
9 2 (3.17%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.59%) KVM
10 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (6.35%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (4.76%) NetCrunch
5 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.76%) WSUS
6 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.17%) Cacti
6 2 (3.17%) SCOM
6 2 (3.17%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (1.59%) Foglight
7 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.59%) SCCM
7 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.59%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (58.73%) Microsoft
3 27 (42.86%) Cisco
4 23 (36.51%) HP
5 17 (26.98%) EMC
6 15 (23.81%) Citrix
7 14 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 13 (20.63%) Oracle
9 12 (19.05%) Dell
10 11 (17.46%) IBM
11 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto
12 6 (9.52%) Intel
12 6 (9.52%) NetApp
13 5 (7.94%) 3PAR
13 5 (7.94%) Hitachi
14 4 (6.35%) Juniper
14 4 (6.35%) Symantec
15 3 (4.76%) Apple
15 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
15 3 (4.76%) SAP