The table below looks at the statistics for VCP5 in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP5 over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 568 551 519
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs citing VCP5 14 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.016% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.083% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 16
Average daily rate
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£338 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £331 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11806 9640 8124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.17% 19.53% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6894 5202 4369
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 452 474
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

VCP5
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCP5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCP5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCP5 within the UK.

VCP5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VCP5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

VCP5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VCP5
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
England -23 10 £325 -21.21% 9
London +2 9 £273 -39.44% 5
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £338 -
Yorkshire - 1 £338 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
East of England - - - - 2
Bedford - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Lewes - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VCP5 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 VCP5.

1 28 (100.00%) VMware
1 28 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 22 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (75.00%) Windows
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (42.86%) Cisco
7 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
7 11 (39.29%) HP
7 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (39.29%) MCITP
8 10 (35.71%) SAN
8 10 (35.71%) NetApp
8 10 (35.71%) Citrix
9 9 (32.14%) CCA
9 9 (32.14%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
9 9 (32.14%) XenApp
10 8 (28.57%) VCP4
10 8 (28.57%) vSphere
10 8 (28.57%) C
10 8 (28.57%) EMC
10 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
10 8 (28.57%) Firewall
11 7 (25.00%) ITIL
11 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (21.43%) DNS
12 6 (21.43%) CCEE
12 6 (21.43%) CCAA

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VCP5 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 VCP5. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Lync
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
2 10 (35.71%) SAN
3 8 (28.57%) Firewall
4 6 (21.43%) DNS
4 6 (21.43%) Network Security
5 4 (14.29%) DHCP
6 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.14%) HSRP
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.14%) DMVPN
7 2 (7.14%) SSL
7 2 (7.14%) Wireless
7 2 (7.14%) IPsec
7 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) VPLS
7 2 (7.14%) MPLS
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) BGP
7 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Architect
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
2 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) BCP
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (39.29%) MCITP
4 9 (32.14%) CCA
4 9 (32.14%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (28.57%) VCP4
6 6 (21.43%) CCEE
6 6 (21.43%) CCAA
7 5 (17.86%) MCSE
8 3 (10.71%) CCEA
8 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 3 (10.71%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (7.14%) VCAP
9 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
9 2 (7.14%) CCSA
9 2 (7.14%) CCSE
9 2 (7.14%) CISSP
9 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) Hyper-V
2 9 (32.14%) XenApp
3 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (28.57%) vSphere
4 6 (21.43%) XenDesktop
5 4 (14.29%) Xen
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (10.71%) XenServer
7 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
8 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (14.29%) Legato
2 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.71%) HP SIM
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (10.71%) SCDPM
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco
4 11 (39.29%) HP
5 10 (35.71%) Citrix
5 10 (35.71%) NetApp
6 8 (28.57%) EMC
7 4 (14.29%) 3PAR
8 3 (10.71%) Symantec
8 3 (10.71%) Sophos
8 3 (10.71%) AppSense
8 3 (10.71%) Altiris
8 3 (10.71%) Fujitsu
8 3 (10.71%) IBM
8 3 (10.71%) Veritas
9 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.57%) Isilon