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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 208 206 234
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +28
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 34 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.23% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 4
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£363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £308 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
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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
2308 2121 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.23% 23.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1091 1064
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -32.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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
East Sussex +1 11 £375 -6.25% 1
Berkshire +8 6 £380 +8.57% 1
Surrey -5 5 £338 +5.88% 2
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 8
Kent -7 3 £350 -3.44%
West Sussex - 3 £225 -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £338 -4.25%
Buckinghamshire - - - - 4
Middlesex - - - -
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 62 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (66.13%) Windows
3 33 (53.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (51.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (48.39%) Cisco
5 30 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (46.77%) MCSE
7 28 (45.16%) MS Exchange
7 28 (45.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 24 (38.71%) Microsoft
9 22 (35.48%) vSphere
10 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
11 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (29.03%) CCNA
12 18 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (29.03%) ITIL
13 16 (25.81%) Citrix
13 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (24.19%) HP
14 15 (24.19%) SAN
15 14 (22.58%) Firewall
15 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
16 11 (17.74%) VCP5
17 10 (16.13%) MCITP
17 10 (16.13%) Linux
18 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
18 9 (14.52%) CCNP
18 9 (14.52%) NetBackup
18 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (45.16%) MS Exchange
1 28 (45.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (12.90%) IIS
4 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.45%) SAS
8 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.61%) Lync
9 1 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) SAN
2 14 (22.58%) Firewall
3 8 (12.90%) WAN
4 6 (9.68%) DHCP
4 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.68%) LAN
4 6 (9.68%) DNS
4 6 (9.68%) iSCSI
5 5 (8.06%) Internet
6 4 (6.45%) MPLS
6 4 (6.45%) OSPF
6 4 (6.45%) BGP
7 3 (4.84%) SSL
7 3 (4.84%) VPN
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.61%) VoIP
9 1 (1.61%) NetScreen
9 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Consultant
3 7 (11.29%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Server Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (6.45%) Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) COM+
2 2 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (66.13%) Windows
2 30 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.13%) Linux
6 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.23%) UNIX
10 1 (1.61%) AIX
10 1 (1.61%) Solaris
10 1 (1.61%) SUSE
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Migration
3 5 (8.06%) Validation
4 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (6.45%) Network Design
5 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.84%) Workflow
5 3 (4.84%) Change Control
5 3 (4.84%) Budget Control
6 2 (3.23%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.06%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) C
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (46.77%) MCSE
3 18 (29.03%) CCNA
3 18 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) VCP5
6 10 (16.13%) MCITP
7 9 (14.52%) CCNP
8 8 (12.90%) Degree
8 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 7 (11.29%) CCA
9 7 (11.29%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (11.29%) VCAP
10 6 (9.68%) MCP
11 5 (8.06%) MCTS
11 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
11 5 (8.06%) VCP4
12 4 (6.45%) VCDX
13 3 (4.84%) MCSA
14 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (53.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (35.48%) vSphere
3 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
4 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
5 8 (12.90%) XenApp
6 6 (9.68%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (9.68%) vCloud
7 5 (8.06%) VMware Server
8 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (4.84%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.61%) NFS
10 1 (1.61%) XenServer
10 1 (1.61%) KVM
10 1 (1.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.06%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.84%) ARCserve
4 3 (4.84%) WSUS
4 3 (4.84%) SCCM
5 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.23%) NetCrunch
6 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (48.39%) Cisco
3 24 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.81%) Citrix
5 15 (24.19%) HP
6 8 (12.90%) Juniper
6 8 (12.90%) NetApp
7 6 (9.68%) EMC
7 6 (9.68%) WatchGuard
8 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
9 4 (6.45%) Symantec
9 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 4 (6.45%) Intel
9 4 (6.45%) Dell
9 4 (6.45%) Veeam
10 3 (4.84%) Oracle
10 3 (4.84%) PlateSpin
11 2 (3.23%) Google
11 2 (3.23%) Splunk
11 2 (3.23%) Apple
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