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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 603 593 555
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -38
Contract jobs citing VCP5 27 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.027% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.14% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 18
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£400 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.15% +9.23%
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
11201 10672 9363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.90% 18.88% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6771 6083 5132
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 454 486
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 2015.

VCP5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VCP5
Top 17 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 2 September 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 +10 27 £400 +14.28% 6
South East -10 12 £400 +18.51% 1
London -8 9 £425 +6.25% 3
Hampshire - 8 £400 -
North West -24 4 £375 +25.00%
Lancashire - 4 £375 -
Blackpool - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £475 - 1
East of England +5 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Plymouth - 1 £375 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £451 -
Twickenham - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £375 -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 44 (100.00%) VMware
1 44 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 35 (79.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (61.36%) Windows
4 26 (59.09%) vSphere
5 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (40.91%) VCP4
7 17 (38.64%) ITIL
8 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (34.09%) XenApp
9 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (31.82%) Citrix
11 12 (27.27%) SAN
11 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
11 12 (27.27%) VCAP
12 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
13 10 (22.73%) AppSense
13 10 (22.73%) SQL
14 9 (20.45%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
14 9 (20.45%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
15 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (18.18%) NetScaler
15 8 (18.18%) XenDesktop
16 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
16 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
16 7 (15.91%) CCEE
16 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (15.91%) CCA

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) SAN
2 8 (18.18%) NetScaler
3 6 (13.64%) DHCP
3 6 (13.64%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 6 (13.64%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) VMware Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Consultant
3 8 (18.18%) Storage Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Support
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Operations Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Clustering
2 6 (13.64%) EqualLogic
3 4 (9.09%) FlexPod
3 4 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Android
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Migration
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
2 4 (9.09%) Software Deployment
2 4 (9.09%) Server Building
3 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
3 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.27%) Coaching
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (40.91%) VCP4
3 12 (27.27%) VCAP
3 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.45%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (15.91%) MCITP
7 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (15.91%) CCNA
7 7 (15.91%) CCA
7 7 (15.91%) CCEE
8 5 (11.36%) CCAA
8 5 (11.36%) CCIA
8 5 (11.36%) MCSA
8 5 (11.36%) CCNP
9 4 (9.09%) MCSE
10 3 (6.82%) MCTS
11 1 (2.27%) Degree
11 1 (2.27%) HP ASE
System Software
1 35 (79.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (59.09%) vSphere
3 15 (34.09%) XenApp
4 9 (20.45%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
6 6 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 4 (9.09%) XenServer
8 2 (4.55%) vCloud
8 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
9 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.55%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.82%) Citrix
4 10 (22.73%) AppSense
5 7 (15.91%) Dell
6 6 (13.64%) NetApp
6 6 (13.64%) Cisco
6 6 (13.64%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (9.09%) Symantec
7 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.09%) Altiris
8 3 (6.82%) HP
9 2 (4.55%) Apple
10 1 (2.27%) EMC
10 1 (2.27%) IBM
10 1 (2.27%) Veeam