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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 591 588 525
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -63
Contract jobs citing VCP5 11 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.028% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 19
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£350 £355 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +27.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £324 £245
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +32.14%
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
10845 10977 8716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.37% 19.53% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6162 6214 4627
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 550 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 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 0 11 £350 -1.40% 8
London +6 9 £350 -22.22% 5
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Lewes - - - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
1 29 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 23 (79.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco
5 14 (48.28%) SAN
5 14 (48.28%) NetApp
5 14 (48.28%) vSphere
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (41.38%) Hyper-V
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (34.48%) MCITP
8 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
8 10 (34.48%) HP
9 9 (31.03%) Citrix
10 8 (27.59%) CCA
10 8 (27.59%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (27.59%) Firewall
10 8 (27.59%) EMC
10 8 (27.59%) C
10 8 (27.59%) XenApp
10 8 (27.59%) VCP4
11 7 (24.14%) ITIL
11 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
12 6 (20.69%) SQL
12 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop

VCP5
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) SAN
2 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
3 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 6 (20.69%) Network Security
5 5 (17.24%) DNS
6 3 (10.34%) DHCP
7 2 (6.90%) SSL
7 2 (6.90%) HSRP
7 2 (6.90%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.90%) DMVPN
7 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.90%) Wireless
7 2 (6.90%) IPsec
7 2 (6.90%) VLAN
7 2 (6.90%) VPLS
7 2 (6.90%) VPN
7 2 (6.90%) LAN
7 2 (6.90%) WAN
7 2 (6.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Data Centre Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) CLARiiON
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
1 4 (13.79%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
3 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.90%) Network Design
3 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.90%) Change Control
3 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.90%) BCP
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (34.48%) MCITP
4 8 (27.59%) CCA
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (27.59%) VCP4
5 6 (20.69%) CCEE
5 6 (20.69%) CCAA
6 4 (13.79%) VCAP
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (13.79%) MCSE
6 4 (13.79%) CCNA
7 3 (10.34%) CCNP
8 2 (6.90%) CCDA
8 2 (6.90%) CCDP
8 2 (6.90%) MCSA
8 2 (6.90%) CCEA
8 2 (6.90%) CISSP
8 2 (6.90%) Degree
8 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (48.28%) vSphere
3 12 (41.38%) Hyper-V
4 8 (27.59%) XenApp
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
7 4 (13.79%) Xen
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (6.90%) XenServer
8 2 (6.90%) vCloud
9 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (13.79%) Legato
2 3 (10.34%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (10.34%) SCDPM
3 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco
3 14 (48.28%) NetApp
4 10 (34.48%) HP
5 9 (31.03%) Citrix
6 8 (27.59%) EMC
7 4 (13.79%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
8 3 (10.34%) Fujitsu
8 3 (10.34%) Symantec
8 3 (10.34%) IBM
9 2 (6.90%) Veritas
9 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.90%) Sophos
9 2 (6.90%) AppSense
9 2 (6.90%) Altiris
10 1 (3.45%) Isilon
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