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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 588 551 528
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -23
Contract jobs citing VCP5 17 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.057% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 18
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£350 £306 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
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
10378 10241 8449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 19.44% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5937 5984 4542
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 524 456
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -16.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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
Top 7 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 26 May 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 -12 17 £350 +14.28% 7
London +8 9 £350 -12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 3 - -
South East -11 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire 0 2 £413 +142.64%
East of England -5 2 £413 +142.64%
High Wycombe - 2 - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
1 33 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 30 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (87.88%) Windows
4 20 (60.61%) vSphere
5 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
6 15 (45.45%) SAN
6 15 (45.45%) NetApp
7 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (39.39%) Cisco
7 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 11 (33.33%) VCP4
8 11 (33.33%) MCITP
8 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 10 (30.30%) Citrix
10 9 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (27.27%) XenApp
10 9 (27.27%) XenDesktop
11 8 (24.24%) CCEE
11 8 (24.24%) EMC
11 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (24.24%) HP
11 8 (24.24%) C
12 7 (21.21%) SQL
12 7 (21.21%) CCA
12 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
12 7 (21.21%) Firewall
13 6 (18.18%) Back Office

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (21.21%) Firewall
3 6 (18.18%) Network Security
4 4 (12.12%) NetScaler
4 4 (12.12%) DNS
5 3 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.03%) HSRP
6 1 (3.03%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (3.03%) WebEx
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) IPsec
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (3.03%) VPLS
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (18.18%) Back Office
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Data Centre Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Support
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 6 (18.18%) EqualLogic
3 4 (12.12%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) OS/400
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.03%) Coaching
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) BCP
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.03%) Network Design
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) C
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (33.33%) MCITP
3 11 (33.33%) VCP4
4 9 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (24.24%) CCEE
6 7 (21.21%) CCA
7 6 (18.18%) VCAP
7 6 (18.18%) CCAA
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (12.12%) MCSE
8 4 (12.12%) CCNA
9 3 (9.09%) MCTS
10 2 (6.06%) CCNP
10 2 (6.06%) CCIA
11 1 (3.03%) CISSP
11 1 (3.03%) CCDA
11 1 (3.03%) CCDP
11 1 (3.03%) MCSA
11 1 (3.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (60.61%) vSphere
3 11 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 9 (27.27%) XenApp
4 9 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 4 (12.12%) Xen
6 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.06%) vCloud
8 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Legato
1 4 (12.12%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (9.09%) SCDPM
3 2 (6.06%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 15 (45.45%) NetApp
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco
5 10 (30.30%) Citrix
6 8 (24.24%) EMC
6 8 (24.24%) HP
7 6 (18.18%) Dell
8 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
9 3 (9.09%) AppSense
9 3 (9.09%) Fujitsu
9 3 (9.09%) Symantec
10 2 (6.06%) IBM
11 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
11 1 (3.03%) Isilon
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