The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 587 529 583
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +54
Contract jobs citing VCP5 16 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.047% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.26% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 7
Average daily rate £355 £278 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.92% -30.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £225 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £377 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £245 £363
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -32.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11153 8834 10500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.40% 18.18% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 4675 5421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 493 576
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 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
England -44 15 £355 +39.21% 10
South East -6 7 £324 -15.90% 2
London -37 6 £450 +44.00% 3
Surrey - 3 £313 -
Hampshire - 2 £335 - 2
Berkshire -8 1 £450 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
City of London - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Farnborough - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
1 19 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) NetApp
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) CCNA
5 7 (36.84%) ITIL
5 7 (36.84%) MCSE
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) vSphere
6 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
7 5 (26.32%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
8 4 (21.05%) VCP4
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) CCA
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
1 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
1 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
2 3 (15.79%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) FCoE
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DTS
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Administrator
1 3 (15.79%) Storage Administrator
1 3 (15.79%) Server Administrator
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Designer
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Budget Control
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (36.84%) CCNA
2 7 (36.84%) MCSE
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (21.05%) VCP4
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) CCA
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) NCDA
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) VCAP
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (36.84%) vSphere
3 6 (31.58%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 3 (15.79%) NFS
5 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 3 (15.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) HP
2 8 (42.11%) NetApp
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Intel
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.26%) Sun
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
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