The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 443 495 429
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -66
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 141 58 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 0.64% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 28 60
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£400 £370 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £30.00

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 +46 121 £375 +1.35% 67
London +30 62 £350 -12.50% 17
South East +13 25 £375 +1.35% 13
City of London +21 12 £475 +18.75% 3
South West - 10 £450 - 7
Wales - 9 £450 - 4
South Wales - 9 £450 - 4
Scotland - 8 £310 - 3
Bristol - 7 £450 - 1
East of England -1 6 £405 -14.73% 9
Yorkshire -9 6 £400 +8.10% 6
Glasgow - 6 £310 - 3
Berkshire +6 5 £375 +1.35% 3
Hampshire -17 5 £406 - 6
East Midlands +14 4 £283 -23.64% 2
West Midlands +2 4 - - 3
East Sussex -6 4 - - 1
North West -9 4 £313 -13.19% 8
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £338 - 1
York - 4 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £338 - 1
Essex +4 3 £288 -39.47% 1
Manchester -1 3 £313 -10.71% 1
Surrey - 3 £388 - 1
Brentwood - 3 £288 -
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £425 +14.86% 1
Nottingham -7 2 £425 +14.86%
West Yorkshire -8 2 £313 -6.01% 6
Kent -9 2 - - 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 261 (100.00%) VMware
2 188 (72.03%) Windows
3 182 (69.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 137 (52.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (43.30%) Active Directory
6 107 (41.00%) Microsoft
7 106 (40.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 99 (37.93%) MCSE
9 95 (36.40%) vSphere
10 93 (35.63%) SAN
11 92 (35.25%) HP
12 87 (33.33%) Citrix
13 86 (32.95%) Cisco
14 76 (29.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 75 (28.74%) ITIL
16 67 (25.67%) MCITP
17 64 (24.52%) NetApp
18 59 (22.61%) Linux
19 55 (21.07%) MS Exchange
20 53 (20.31%) Security Cleared
20 53 (20.31%) XenApp
21 50 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
22 48 (18.39%) Firewall
23 45 (17.24%) DNS
24 39 (14.94%) MCP
24 39 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
25 38 (14.56%) Hyper-V
25 38 (14.56%) TCP/IP
26 37 (14.18%) EMC
26 37 (14.18%) Cisco Certification

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 55 (21.07%) MS Exchange
2 39 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (8.81%) IIS
4 22 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (7.66%) SharePoint
5 20 (7.66%) Lync
6 19 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.45%) OpenStack
9 7 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.15%) WorkSite
11 3 (1.15%) Apache
11 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 34 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.60%) IaaS
2 9 (3.45%) Office 365
2 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.30%) SaaS
3 6 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 93 (35.63%) SAN
2 48 (18.39%) Firewall
3 45 (17.24%) DNS
4 38 (14.56%) TCP/IP
5 30 (11.49%) DHCP
6 24 (9.20%) WAN
7 22 (8.43%) LAN
8 20 (7.66%) NAS
9 18 (6.90%) VLAN
10 14 (5.36%) NetScaler
11 13 (4.98%) iSCSI
12 12 (4.60%) VoIP
13 10 (3.83%) MPLS
14 9 (3.45%) DMZ
15 8 (3.07%) BIG-IP
15 8 (3.07%) Network Security
16 7 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (2.68%) LDAP
17 6 (2.30%) VPN
17 6 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.15%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (8.05%) Finance
2 10 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.45%) Banking
4 6 (2.30%) Publishing
5 5 (1.92%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) Games
5 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (19.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (15.33%) Consultant
3 29 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 19 (7.28%) Architect
4 19 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (6.90%) Analyst
6 15 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
7 14 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Citrix Engineer
10 11 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.21%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.21%) Network Engineer
11 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
12 9 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
13 8 (3.07%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.83%) SOAP
2 5 (1.92%) REST
2 5 (1.92%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.53%) COM+
3 4 (1.53%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.15%) LAMP
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
4 3 (1.15%) Web Services
4 3 (1.15%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.81%) Clustering
2 21 (8.05%) Replication
3 11 (4.21%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.68%) Spread Betting
4 7 (2.68%) CLARiiON
5 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.92%) Online Games
6 4 (1.53%) NHS
6 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.53%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.15%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.15%) Celerra
7 3 (1.15%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.15%) PDA
7 3 (1.15%) Handset
7 3 (1.15%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.77%) PKI
8 2 (0.77%) LPAR
8 2 (0.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 188 (72.03%) Windows
2 106 (40.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (29.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (22.61%) Linux
5 50 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (13.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (4.98%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.68%) UNIX
8 7 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.92%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.15%) AIX
11 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.38%) VMS
12 1 (0.38%) OS/400
12 1 (0.38%) Solaris
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.74%) ITIL
2 19 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (6.51%) Project Management
4 16 (6.13%) Migration
5 13 (4.98%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.21%) Validation
7 10 (3.83%) PRINCE2
7 10 (3.83%) Incident Management
7 10 (3.83%) High Availability
7 10 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (3.45%) TOGAF
9 8 (3.07%) Business Continuity
10 7 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.68%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.68%) Analytics
10 7 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (2.68%) Network Design
11 6 (2.30%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (2.30%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.18%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.73%) SQL
3 12 (4.60%) C
4 7 (2.68%) VBScript
5 4 (1.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 137 (52.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (37.93%) MCSE
3 67 (25.67%) MCITP
4 53 (20.31%) Security Cleared
5 39 (14.94%) MCP
6 37 (14.18%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 35 (13.41%) CCNA
9 33 (12.64%) Citrix Certification
10 32 (12.26%) VCP5
11 31 (11.88%) CCA
12 26 (9.96%) MCSA
13 24 (9.20%) VCAP
14 19 (7.28%) CCNP
15 18 (6.90%) VCDX
16 16 (6.13%) DV Cleared
17 14 (5.36%) RHCE
17 14 (5.36%) MCTS
17 14 (5.36%) Degree
18 13 (4.98%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (69.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (43.30%) Active Directory
3 95 (36.40%) vSphere
4 53 (20.31%) XenApp
5 38 (14.56%) Hyper-V
6 27 (10.34%) vCloud
7 23 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (8.43%) XenDesktop
9 20 (7.66%) VMware ESX
10 15 (5.75%) NFS
11 10 (3.83%) Terminal Services
12 9 (3.45%) Xen
13 6 (2.30%) XenServer
14 5 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.92%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.53%) UAG
16 3 (1.15%) VMware Server
16 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 23 (8.81%) Backup Exec
2 17 (6.51%) SCCM
3 14 (5.36%) Puppet
4 13 (4.98%) SCOM
4 13 (4.98%) NetBackup
5 11 (4.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.45%) WSUS
7 7 (2.68%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.92%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (1.53%) Legato
9 4 (1.53%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.53%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.15%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.15%) Foglight
10 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 261 (100.00%) VMware
2 107 (41.00%) Microsoft
3 92 (35.25%) HP
4 87 (33.33%) Citrix
5 86 (32.95%) Cisco
6 64 (24.52%) NetApp
7 37 (14.18%) EMC
7 37 (14.18%) Red Hat
8 33 (12.64%) Dell
9 23 (8.81%) IBM
9 23 (8.81%) Symantec
10 16 (6.13%) CheckPoint
11 13 (4.98%) McAfee
11 13 (4.98%) Sophos
12 11 (4.21%) 3PAR
13 10 (3.83%) CommVault
14 9 (3.45%) Veeam
14 9 (3.45%) AppSense
15 8 (3.07%) Juniper
15 8 (3.07%) Altiris
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
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Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Kent
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