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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 489 452 427
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -25
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 120 131 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 1.24% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 79 77
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £44.75 £22.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.40% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.60 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £32.50 £101.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £34.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+30.65% +26.85%

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
10773 10593 8605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.41% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6075 6056 4598
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £528 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 536 466
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 5 May 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 5 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 -25 119 £325 -13.33% 92
London +31 63 £325 -16.12% 25
South East -39 15 £398 +27.20% 23
City of London +14 13 £350 -6.66% 4
North West -5 12 £368 - 7
East of England +10 8 £238 -32.62% 9
Surrey +5 6 £310 -0.80% 5
West Midlands -10 6 £318 - 8
West Yorkshire -8 5 £325 - 5
Leeds -13 5 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -25 5 £325 -10.34% 5
Bromley - 5 £275 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 £375 +50.00% 3
Cheshire -4 4 £420 - 1
South West -5 4 £275 -34.13% 8
East Midlands -8 4 £140 - 5
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £104 -71.79% 3
Macclesfield -3 3 £435 -
Liverpool -8 3 - - 1
Berkshire -9 3 £398 -11.66% 5
Merseyside -9 3 - - 1
Hampshire -14 3 £410 +15.49% 5
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Maidenhead - 3 £398 - 1
Manchester - 3 £325 - 5
Leicestershire +2 2 £140 -
Nottingham -4 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -6 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -8 2 £250 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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).

1 267 (100.00%) VMware
2 192 (71.91%) Windows
3 162 (60.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (51.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 135 (50.56%) Active Directory
6 120 (44.94%) Microsoft
7 105 (39.33%) Cisco
8 95 (35.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 88 (32.96%) MCSE
10 87 (32.58%) vSphere
11 86 (32.21%) SAN
12 85 (31.84%) Citrix
13 70 (26.22%) MCITP
14 68 (25.47%) ITIL
15 67 (25.09%) MS Exchange
16 66 (24.72%) NetApp
16 66 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
17 62 (23.22%) HP
17 62 (23.22%) Linux
18 53 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
18 53 (19.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 51 (19.10%) Firewall
20 50 (18.73%) CCNA
20 50 (18.73%) XenApp
21 44 (16.48%) SQL
22 42 (15.73%) MCP
23 40 (14.98%) Security Cleared
24 36 (13.48%) Red Hat
25 33 (12.36%) Citrix Certification
26 32 (11.99%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 67 (25.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (8.61%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.74%) IIS
5 17 (6.37%) Lync
6 14 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.00%) OpenStack
8 8 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.00%) Apache
9 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.50%) JBoss
10 4 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.24%) MS Office
3 6 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.87%) Office 365
3 12 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.75%) IaaS
5 5 (1.87%) SaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (32.21%) SAN
2 51 (19.10%) Firewall
3 30 (11.24%) DNS
3 30 (11.24%) TCP/IP
4 25 (9.36%) NAS
5 21 (7.87%) LAN
5 21 (7.87%) WAN
6 16 (5.99%) DHCP
7 13 (4.87%) VPN
8 12 (4.49%) VLAN
8 12 (4.49%) NetScaler
9 10 (3.75%) MPLS
10 9 (3.37%) VoIP
11 8 (3.00%) Internet
11 8 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.62%) Network Security
12 7 (2.62%) SMTP
13 6 (2.25%) HTTP
13 6 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.75%) Informix
4 2 (0.75%) MySQL
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
General
1 19 (7.12%) Finance
2 8 (3.00%) Back Office
3 7 (2.62%) Banking
4 6 (2.25%) Publishing
4 6 (2.25%) Games
4 6 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.87%) Marketing
6 4 (1.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.75%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (20.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (14.23%) Consultant
3 27 (10.11%) Server Engineer
4 26 (9.74%) VMware Engineer
5 21 (7.87%) Architect
6 16 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (5.99%) Wintel Engineer
7 12 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
8 11 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.75%) Technical Architect
9 10 (3.75%) Analyst
9 10 (3.75%) Administrator
9 10 (3.75%) VMware Consultant
9 10 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (3.37%) VMware Specialist
10 9 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.62%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.37%) SOAP
2 4 (1.50%) Web Services
2 4 (1.50%) X-Windows
2 4 (1.50%) LAMP
2 4 (1.50%) REST
3 2 (0.75%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.11%) Clustering
2 13 (4.87%) Private Cloud
3 10 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.37%) Replication
4 9 (3.37%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.00%) NHS
5 8 (3.00%) PKI
6 7 (2.62%) Spread Betting
6 7 (2.62%) CLARiiON
7 6 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.50%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.50%) Online Games
8 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.12%) PDA
9 3 (1.12%) Handset
9 3 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 192 (71.91%) Windows
2 95 (35.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (23.22%) Linux
5 53 (19.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (8.24%) Windows 7
7 20 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (4.12%) UNIX
9 7 (2.62%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.62%) Debian
10 5 (1.87%) AIX
11 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.12%) Solaris
13 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.37%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.47%) ITIL
2 24 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (7.87%) Project Management
4 18 (6.74%) Migration
5 14 (5.24%) High Availability
6 12 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (4.49%) PRINCE2
6 12 (4.49%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.12%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.12%) TOGAF
8 9 (3.37%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.37%) Change Management
9 8 (3.00%) Service Management
9 8 (3.00%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.00%) Change Control
10 7 (2.62%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (2.62%) Validation
10 7 (2.62%) Network Design
10 7 (2.62%) Business Continuity
11 6 (2.25%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.48%) SQL
2 30 (11.24%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.12%) C
4 6 (2.25%) Perl
5 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.50%) Python
5 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.50%) Ruby
6 2 (0.75%) PHP
6 2 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (51.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (32.96%) MCSE
3 70 (26.22%) MCITP
4 53 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (18.73%) CCNA
6 42 (15.73%) MCP
7 40 (14.98%) Security Cleared
8 33 (12.36%) Citrix Certification
9 30 (11.24%) VCP5
10 28 (10.49%) CCA
10 28 (10.49%) SC Cleared
11 25 (9.36%) MCSA
12 21 (7.87%) VCAP
13 18 (6.74%) CCNP
14 14 (5.24%) CISSP
15 13 (4.87%) CCEA
16 12 (4.49%) DV Cleared
16 12 (4.49%) MCTS
17 11 (4.12%) VCDX
18 10 (3.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.99%) SLA
2 4 (1.50%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 162 (60.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 135 (50.56%) Active Directory
3 87 (32.58%) vSphere
4 50 (18.73%) XenApp
5 32 (11.99%) Hyper-V
6 25 (9.36%) XenDesktop
7 22 (8.24%) vCloud
8 19 (7.12%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (5.99%) VMware ESX
10 14 (5.24%) Terminal Services
11 8 (3.00%) NFS
12 7 (2.62%) Terminal Server
12 7 (2.62%) Xen
13 6 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.50%) XenServer
15 3 (1.12%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (7.12%) SCCM
2 18 (6.74%) SCOM
3 15 (5.62%) NetBackup
4 12 (4.49%) Backup Exec
4 12 (4.49%) Puppet
5 9 (3.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (3.37%) WSUS
6 8 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.50%) Legato
9 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.50%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.12%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.12%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.75%) Nagios
11 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.75%) WMI
11 2 (0.75%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 267 (100.00%) VMware
2 120 (44.94%) Microsoft
3 105 (39.33%) Cisco
4 85 (31.84%) Citrix
5 66 (24.72%) NetApp
6 62 (23.22%) HP
7 36 (13.48%) Red Hat
8 31 (11.61%) EMC
9 30 (11.24%) Dell
10 21 (7.87%) Symantec
11 15 (5.62%) IBM
12 14 (5.24%) CheckPoint
13 13 (4.87%) Sophos
14 11 (4.12%) McAfee
14 11 (4.12%) CommVault
15 10 (3.75%) 3PAR
16 8 (3.00%) Juniper
17 7 (2.62%) Oracle
17 7 (2.62%) Altiris
18 6 (2.25%) AppSense
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