The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 218 202 234
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 26 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.63% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 2
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2370 2089 2230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.74% 24.64% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1081 985
Average daily rate £353 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 112 148
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.45
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 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 31 July 2014.

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 31 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
Berkshire +2 6 £380 +8.57% 1
East Sussex -1 4 £300 -25.00%
Kent -2 4 £350 -3.44% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £413 +17.85% 4
Surrey -8 3 £375 +17.64%
West Sussex - 2 £225 -
Oxfordshire -11 1 £338 -6.25%
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (67.92%) Windows
3 29 (54.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (52.83%) MS Exchange
4 28 (52.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (52.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (47.17%) MCSE
6 25 (47.17%) Cisco
6 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
7 22 (41.51%) vSphere
8 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
9 19 (35.85%) CCNA
9 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (33.96%) Citrix
11 17 (32.08%) ITIL
12 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2013
15 13 (24.53%) Firewall
16 12 (22.64%) SAN
17 11 (20.75%) VCP5
17 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
17 11 (20.75%) MCITP
18 10 (18.87%) VMware ESX
18 10 (18.87%) CCNP
18 10 (18.87%) HP
18 10 (18.87%) Linux
19 9 (16.98%) Migration
19 9 (16.98%) NetBackup

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 28 (52.83%) MS Exchange
1 28 (52.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (7.55%) SAS
7 3 (5.66%) IIS
7 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.89%) Lync
8 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) Firewall
2 12 (22.64%) SAN
3 8 (15.09%) WAN
4 7 (13.21%) LAN
5 6 (11.32%) Internet
5 6 (11.32%) iSCSI
6 5 (9.43%) DHCP
6 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.43%) DNS
6 5 (9.43%) OSPF
6 5 (9.43%) BGP
7 4 (7.55%) MPLS
8 3 (5.66%) SSL
8 3 (5.66%) VPN
9 2 (3.77%) VLAN
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.77%) Network Security
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (7.55%) Designer
5 3 (5.66%) Wintel Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Data Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.66%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.89%) iPad
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) CESG
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.87%) Linux
6 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.77%) UNIX
9 1 (1.89%) AIX
9 1 (1.89%) Solaris
9 1 (1.89%) SUSE
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Migration
3 4 (7.55%) Network Design
3 4 (7.55%) Change Control
3 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (7.55%) Validation
4 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
4 3 (5.66%) Budget Control
4 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis
4 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.66%) Project Management
4 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.66%) Workflow
5 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.89%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) VBScript
3 2 (3.77%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) VB
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (54.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (47.17%) MCSE
3 19 (35.85%) CCNA
3 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (20.75%) MCITP
4 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 11 (20.75%) VCP5
5 10 (18.87%) CCNP
6 7 (13.21%) CCA
6 7 (13.21%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (13.21%) Degree
7 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (9.43%) MCTS
8 5 (9.43%) VCP4
8 5 (9.43%) VCAP
8 5 (9.43%) MCP
9 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
10 3 (5.66%) MCSA
11 1 (1.89%) CISSP
11 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (52.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (41.51%) vSphere
3 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
4 10 (18.87%) VMware ESX
5 9 (16.98%) XenApp
6 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (11.32%) XenDesktop
8 5 (9.43%) VMware Server
8 5 (9.43%) vCloud
8 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
9 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.89%) NFS
10 1 (1.89%) KVM
10 1 (1.89%) UAG
10 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.55%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.66%) ARCserve
3 3 (5.66%) SCCM
4 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.77%) WSUS
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (47.17%) Cisco
2 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.96%) Citrix
4 10 (18.87%) HP
5 8 (15.09%) Juniper
6 7 (13.21%) NetApp
7 6 (11.32%) WatchGuard
8 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.55%) Symantec
9 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.55%) Intel
9 4 (7.55%) Dell
9 4 (7.55%) Veeam
10 3 (5.66%) McAfee
10 3 (5.66%) Oracle
11 2 (3.77%) Apple
11 2 (3.77%) EMC
11 2 (3.77%) PlateSpin
12 1 (1.89%) Sophos