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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 589 584 550
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Contract jobs citing VCP5 31 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.049% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
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£400 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £254 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

VCP5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VCP5
Top 19 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 31 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 -21 31 £400 +33.33% 5
South East -1 13 £400 -11.11%
London -2 10 £338 -15.62% 5
Hampshire -1 8 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
East of England -1 3 £413 +142.64%
North West -32 3 £413 +37.74%
Lancashire - 3 £413 -
Bedfordshire +9 2 £413 +142.64%
Blackpool - 2 £375 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Plymouth - 1 £375 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £451 -
Twickenham - 1 £300 -
City of London - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 40 (100.00%) VMware
1 40 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 32 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (60.00%) vSphere
4 23 (57.50%) Windows
5 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (45.00%) VCP4
7 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (32.50%) ITIL
8 12 (30.00%) SAN
9 11 (27.50%) XenApp
9 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
10 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 10 (25.00%) VCAP
10 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 10 (25.00%) Citrix
11 9 (22.50%) SQL
11 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (22.50%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (20.00%) MCITP
12 8 (20.00%) NetApp
13 7 (17.50%) Dell
13 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
13 7 (17.50%) Cisco
13 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
13 7 (17.50%) AppSense
13 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
14 6 (15.00%) EqualLogic
14 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (7.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 4 (10.00%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
General
1 6 (15.00%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Consultant
4 7 (17.50%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix Support
8 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Principal Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Clustering
2 6 (15.00%) EqualLogic
3 4 (10.00%) FlexPod
3 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
3 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.50%) Server Building
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Coaching
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) VBScript
4 2 (5.00%) C
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (45.00%) VCP4
3 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) VCAP
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (20.00%) MCITP
7 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (15.00%) CCNA
8 5 (12.50%) CCEE
9 4 (10.00%) CCA
9 4 (10.00%) MCSE
9 4 (10.00%) MCSA
9 4 (10.00%) CCNP
10 3 (7.50%) MCTS
10 3 (7.50%) CCAA
10 3 (7.50%) CCIA
System Software
1 32 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (60.00%) vSphere
3 11 (27.50%) XenApp
4 9 (22.50%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
6 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
8 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (7.50%) XenServer
10 2 (5.00%) vCloud
11 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
11 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.50%) Legato
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) NetApp
5 7 (17.50%) Dell
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco
5 7 (17.50%) AppSense
6 6 (15.00%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (10.00%) Symantec
8 3 (7.50%) 3PAR
8 3 (7.50%) Altiris
8 3 (7.50%) HP
8 3 (7.50%) EMC
9 2 (5.00%) Apple
10 1 (2.50%) IBM
10 1 (2.50%) Fujitsu