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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 589 563 531
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -32
Contract jobs citing VCP5 24 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.055% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 15
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£388 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+41.66% +7.14%
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
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

VCP5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VCP5
Top 15 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 3 July 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 -36 24 £388 +29.16% 3
London -10 10 £363 -9.37% 2
South East -12 8 £425 +26.86% 1
Hampshire +2 4 £425 +26.86%
Buckinghamshire +2 3 - -
North West -21 3 £413 +37.74%
Lancashire - 3 £413 -
Bedfordshire +7 2 £413 +142.64%
East of England -1 2 £413 +142.64%
Blackpool - 2 £375 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £451 -
Twickenham - 1 £300 -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £500 - 1

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 37 (100.00%) VMware
1 37 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 34 (91.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (72.97%) Windows
4 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
5 20 (54.05%) VCP4
6 19 (51.35%) vSphere
7 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (43.24%) SAN
8 15 (40.54%) NetApp
9 14 (37.84%) Cisco
9 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (37.84%) MCITP
10 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
11 10 (27.03%) Hyper-V
11 10 (27.03%) XenApp
11 10 (27.03%) SQL
12 9 (24.32%) HP
12 9 (24.32%) Citrix
13 8 (21.62%) EMC
13 8 (21.62%) C
13 8 (21.62%) ITIL
13 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
14 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
14 7 (18.92%) EMC VNX
15 6 (16.22%) Dell Compellent
15 6 (16.22%) EqualLogic
15 6 (16.22%) Network Security
15 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) SAN
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.22%) Network Security
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) NetScaler
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) WebEx
4 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
General
1 6 (16.22%) Back Office
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Data Centre Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix Support
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Data Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Virtualisation Architect
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) EMC VNX
3 6 (16.22%) Clustering
3 6 (16.22%) EqualLogic
4 4 (10.81%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Android
7 2 (5.41%) Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
2 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
2 3 (8.11%) Server Building
3 2 (5.41%) Validation
4 1 (2.70%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) C
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 20 (54.05%) VCP4
3 14 (37.84%) MCITP
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (16.22%) CCNA
5 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.51%) VCAP
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (10.81%) CCNP
7 4 (10.81%) CCEE
8 3 (8.11%) MCTS
8 3 (8.11%) CCA
8 3 (8.11%) MCSE
8 3 (8.11%) MCSA
9 2 (5.41%) CCAA
9 2 (5.41%) CCIA
System Software
1 34 (91.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (51.35%) vSphere
3 10 (27.03%) Hyper-V
3 10 (27.03%) XenApp
4 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
5 4 (10.81%) Xen
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (8.11%) XenServer
7 2 (5.41%) vCloud
8 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.81%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (10.81%) Legato
3 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
3 3 (8.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (8.11%) SCDPM
4 2 (5.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) NetApp
4 14 (37.84%) Cisco
5 9 (24.32%) HP
5 9 (24.32%) Citrix
6 8 (21.62%) EMC
7 6 (16.22%) Dell
7 6 (16.22%) AppSense
7 6 (16.22%) Symantec
7 6 (16.22%) Dell Compellent
8 5 (13.51%) 3PAR
9 3 (8.11%) Altiris
9 3 (8.11%) Fujitsu
10 2 (5.41%) Apple
11 1 (2.70%) IBM
11 1 (2.70%) Isilon
City of London
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago