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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 452 470 436
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -34
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 130 89 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 0.92% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 54 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £384 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% +18.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £319 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.92 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £22.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - £28.50

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
11806 9640 8124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.17% 19.53% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6894 5202 4369
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 452 474
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 120 £350 -12.50% 105
London +18 57 £325 -23.52% 29
South East -4 19 £363 -2.02% 20
City of London +22 15 £375 -9.09% 3
South West -3 13 £450 +3.74% 17
North West -6 12 £375 +1.35% 14
East of England +13 8 £240 -49.57% 10
South Wales - 7 £450 - 2
Wales - 7 £450 - 2
Bristol - 7 £450 - 6
Surrey +1 6 £325 -5.45% 4
Bridgend - 6 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 4 £375 - 6
Cheshire +5 4 £410 - 3
East Midlands -1 4 £140 -62.16% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £338 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 4 £338 - 1
Hampshire -6 4 £490 +30.66% 7
Yorkshire -12 4 £354 -4.39% 3
Manchester - 4 £325 - 7
Devon - 4 £313 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £375 -
Exeter - 4 £313 - 1
West Midlands 0 3 £400 +8.10% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £104 -71.50% 2
West Yorkshire -11 3 £338 -2.87% 3
Leeds -16 3 £338 -8.78% 2
Guildford - 3 £450 - 2
Cumbria - 3 - - 2
Leicestershire +10 2 £140 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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).

1 262 (100.00%) VMware
2 186 (70.99%) Windows
3 178 (67.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (52.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 120 (45.80%) Microsoft
6 117 (44.66%) Active Directory
7 101 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (37.02%) vSphere
8 97 (37.02%) Cisco
9 96 (36.64%) Citrix
10 89 (33.97%) MCSE
11 87 (33.21%) HP
12 86 (32.82%) SAN
13 77 (29.39%) ITIL
14 66 (25.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 66 (25.19%) MCITP
15 63 (24.05%) Linux
16 59 (22.52%) NetApp
17 58 (22.14%) MS Exchange
18 54 (20.61%) XenApp
18 54 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
19 52 (19.85%) Security Cleared
19 52 (19.85%) Firewall
20 42 (16.03%) DNS
20 42 (16.03%) Red Hat
21 41 (15.65%) MCP
22 39 (14.89%) SC Cleared
23 38 (14.50%) TCP/IP
23 38 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
24 36 (13.74%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 58 (22.14%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (7.63%) Lync
4 19 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (7.25%) IIS
5 14 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.05%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.67%) Apache
9 5 (1.91%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2000
9 5 (1.91%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.53%) JBoss
11 3 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.15%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.20%) IaaS
2 10 (3.82%) Office 365
3 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.91%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (32.82%) SAN
2 52 (19.85%) Firewall
3 42 (16.03%) DNS
4 38 (14.50%) TCP/IP
5 27 (10.31%) WAN
5 27 (10.31%) LAN
5 27 (10.31%) DHCP
6 21 (8.02%) NAS
7 16 (6.11%) VLAN
7 16 (6.11%) NetScaler
8 12 (4.58%) VoIP
9 11 (4.20%) MPLS
10 10 (3.82%) VPN
11 9 (3.44%) DMZ
11 9 (3.44%) iSCSI
12 8 (3.05%) BIG-IP
13 7 (2.67%) Internet
13 7 (2.67%) Network Security
14 6 (2.29%) SSL
14 6 (2.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) Informix
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
General
1 16 (6.11%) Finance
2 9 (3.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.44%) Banking
3 6 (2.29%) Publishing
3 6 (2.29%) Games
4 5 (1.91%) Marketing
4 5 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.53%) Legal
5 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (21.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (15.65%) Consultant
3 29 (11.07%) VMware Engineer
4 22 (8.40%) Architect
5 20 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (6.11%) Technical Architect
7 15 (5.73%) Wintel Engineer
8 13 (4.96%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) Analyst
9 12 (4.58%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) Citrix Engineer
10 11 (4.20%) Network Engineer
10 11 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.20%) VMware Consultant
10 11 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) VMware Specialist
11 10 (3.82%) Administrator
12 9 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.05%) Virtualisation Consultant
13 8 (3.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.82%) SOAP
2 5 (1.91%) Web Services
2 5 (1.91%) Software Packaging
2 5 (1.91%) REST
3 4 (1.53%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.15%) XML
4 3 (1.15%) HTML
5 2 (0.76%) .NET
5 2 (0.76%) LAMP
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Clustering
2 16 (6.11%) Replication
3 10 (3.82%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.67%) CLARiiON
4 7 (2.67%) Spread Betting
5 5 (1.91%) Online Games
5 5 (1.91%) NHS
6 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.53%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.53%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.15%) iPad
7 3 (1.15%) PDA
7 3 (1.15%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.15%) Handset
7 3 (1.15%) Celerra
7 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.15%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 186 (70.99%) Windows
2 101 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (25.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (24.05%) Linux
5 54 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (11.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.58%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.20%) UNIX
9 7 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.67%) AIX
10 4 (1.53%) Solaris
10 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.15%) Debian
12 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.38%) OS/400
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.39%) ITIL
2 22 (8.40%) Project Management
3 18 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (6.87%) Migration
4 17 (6.49%) High Availability
5 15 (5.73%) Problem Management
6 13 (4.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (4.58%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.20%) Change Management
8 11 (4.20%) TOGAF
8 11 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (3.82%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.82%) Validation
10 9 (3.44%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.05%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.05%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (2.67%) Network Design
12 7 (2.67%) Change Control
13 6 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.74%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.21%) SQL
3 12 (4.58%) C
4 6 (2.29%) Perl
5 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.53%) VBScript
5 4 (1.53%) Python
5 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (52.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (33.97%) MCSE
3 66 (25.19%) MCITP
4 52 (19.85%) Security Cleared
5 41 (15.65%) MCP
6 39 (14.89%) SC Cleared
7 38 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (13.74%) Citrix Certification
9 35 (13.36%) CCNA
10 29 (11.07%) CCA
11 28 (10.69%) VCP5
12 27 (10.31%) MCSA
13 19 (7.25%) VCAP
14 18 (6.87%) CCNP
15 17 (6.49%) VCP4
16 14 (5.34%) DV Cleared
16 14 (5.34%) VCDX
16 14 (5.34%) CCEA
17 12 (4.58%) CISSP
18 10 (3.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.87%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 178 (67.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (44.66%) Active Directory
3 97 (37.02%) vSphere
4 54 (20.61%) XenApp
5 35 (13.36%) Hyper-V
6 25 (9.54%) XenDesktop
7 24 (9.16%) vCloud
8 23 (8.78%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (6.11%) VMware ESX
10 11 (4.20%) NFS
11 10 (3.82%) Terminal Services
11 10 (3.82%) Xen
12 8 (3.05%) Terminal Server
13 6 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (2.29%) XenServer
14 3 (1.15%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.15%) UAG
15 2 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (7.25%) SCCM
2 17 (6.49%) SCOM
3 16 (6.11%) Backup Exec
4 13 (4.96%) NetBackup
4 13 (4.96%) Puppet
5 9 (3.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.05%) WSUS
7 6 (2.29%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.53%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.53%) Legato
9 4 (1.53%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.53%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.15%) Foglight
10 3 (1.15%) Nagios
10 3 (1.15%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 262 (100.00%) VMware
2 120 (45.80%) Microsoft
3 97 (37.02%) Cisco
4 96 (36.64%) Citrix
5 87 (33.21%) HP
6 59 (22.52%) NetApp
7 42 (16.03%) Red Hat
8 33 (12.60%) Dell
8 33 (12.60%) EMC
9 20 (7.63%) Symantec
10 18 (6.87%) IBM
11 16 (6.11%) CheckPoint
12 14 (5.34%) Sophos
13 13 (4.96%) CommVault
13 13 (4.96%) McAfee
14 11 (4.20%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.44%) Juniper
16 8 (3.05%) AppSense
16 8 (3.05%) Altiris
17 7 (2.67%) Remedy
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