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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 601 549 593
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +44
Contract jobs citing VCP5 11 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.070% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.41% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 9
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £313 £225
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +38.88%
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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 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 19 September 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
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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 -38 7 £350 - 8
London 0 4 £363 -6.45% 2
South Wales - 4 £363 - 1
Wales - 4 £363 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £363 - 1
Nottingham +17 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £400 -
East Midlands +3 1 £400 -
Bedford +1 1 £350 +40.00%
South East -4 1 £338 -3.57% 3
Bedfordshire -15 1 £350 +33.33% 2
East of England -23 1 £350 +33.33% 2
West Midlands - - - -
Basildon - - - -
South West - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Luton - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (100.00%) VMware
1 43 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 32 (74.42%) Windows
3 30 (69.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (58.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (55.81%) MCSE
6 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
7 22 (51.16%) Cisco
8 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (41.86%) VMware ESX
10 15 (34.88%) Degree
11 14 (32.56%) Symantec
12 13 (30.23%) SAN
12 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
13 12 (27.91%) ITIL
13 12 (27.91%) CCNA
13 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (25.58%) Firewall
14 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
15 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
15 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
15 10 (23.26%) VCP4
15 10 (23.26%) vSphere
15 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (20.93%) Backup Exec
16 9 (20.93%) HP
16 9 (20.93%) Intel
16 9 (20.93%) Finance

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
1 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) SAN
2 11 (25.58%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) iSCSI
3 6 (13.95%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.65%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
6 1 (2.33%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) SNMP
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) DTS
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Wintel Support
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Support Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Storage Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) EqualLogic
2 5 (11.63%) Celerra
2 5 (11.63%) CLARiiON
3 3 (6.98%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Firmware
5 1 (2.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
8 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 5 (11.63%) Low Latency
4 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.98%) Budget Control
5 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.98%) Coaching
5 3 (6.98%) People Management
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Investment Management
6 2 (4.65%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.33%) Validation
7 1 (2.33%) Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (55.81%) MCSE
4 15 (34.88%) Degree
5 12 (27.91%) CCNA
5 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (23.26%) VCP4
7 6 (13.95%) MCITP
8 5 (11.63%) MCP
8 5 (11.63%) CCA
8 5 (11.63%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (9.30%) CCNP
9 4 (9.30%) RHCE
10 3 (6.98%) MCSA
10 3 (6.98%) VCAP
10 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
10 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
10 3 (6.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (41.86%) VMware ESX
3 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
4 10 (23.26%) Hyper-V
4 10 (23.26%) vSphere
5 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (11.63%) XenApp
7 1 (2.33%) VMFS
7 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Backup Exec
2 7 (16.28%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
3 22 (51.16%) Cisco
4 14 (32.56%) Symantec
5 9 (20.93%) HP
5 9 (20.93%) Intel
5 9 (20.93%) Juniper
6 7 (16.28%) Dell
7 6 (13.95%) 3PAR
7 6 (13.95%) NetApp
7 6 (13.95%) EMC
7 6 (13.95%) Citrix
8 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.33%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.33%) Oracle
10 1 (2.33%) IBM
10 1 (2.33%) Sun
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