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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 527 526 492
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -34
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 137 121 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 1.09% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 88 79
Average daily rate £375 £311 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £213 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £311 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £44.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +103.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £25.87 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £49.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £44.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +30.65%

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
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 -2 122 £380 +21.60% 57
South East +14 40 £425 +20.14% 17
London -43 38 £353 +12.80% 19
Berkshire +14 15 £365 -8.17% 1
Yorkshire +10 15 £400 +15.10% 7
West Yorkshire +2 12 £413 +18.70% 7
Scotland -9 11 £360 +22.03%
Reading - 11 £363 -
Surrey -5 9 £513 +65.32% 1
East of England +10 8 £345 +45.26% 1
Leeds +3 8 £413 +18.70% 7
Erskine - 8 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £375 -
City of London +40 7 £363 +3.57% 3
West Midlands -9 7 £450 +12.50% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £425 - 1
Hampshire +4 6 £413 +0.60% 9
North West -15 6 £218 -33.07%
Milton Keynes - 6 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £330 -
Manchester -5 4 £218 -33.07%
Woking - 4 £550 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £525 +404.80%
East Midlands +4 3 £250 +78.57% 4
North East - 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 £400 -
Glasgow +7 2 £335 +13.55%
Birmingham +5 2 £600 +20.00% 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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).

1 253 (100.00%) VMware
2 165 (65.22%) Windows
2 165 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (50.20%) Microsoft
4 122 (48.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 121 (47.83%) Active Directory
6 116 (45.85%) Windows Server
7 114 (45.06%) vSphere
8 107 (42.29%) SAN
9 99 (39.13%) Cisco
10 81 (32.02%) Data Centre
11 74 (29.25%) ITIL
11 74 (29.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 72 (28.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 72 (28.46%) MCSE
13 67 (26.48%) MCSA
13 67 (26.48%) EMC
14 65 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
15 62 (24.51%) NetApp
15 62 (24.51%) DNS
15 62 (24.51%) MS Exchange
16 60 (23.72%) Citrix
17 59 (23.32%) HP
17 59 (23.32%) Linux
18 57 (22.53%) SQL Server
18 57 (22.53%) CCNA
18 57 (22.53%) PowerShell
19 55 (21.74%) MS Excel
20 54 (21.34%) SQL
20 54 (21.34%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (24.51%) MS Exchange
2 40 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (11.07%) OpenStack
4 25 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (7.11%) SharePoint
6 17 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (5.93%) IIS
8 13 (5.14%) Skype for Business
9 7 (2.77%) Apache
9 7 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.77%) JBoss
10 6 (2.37%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.98%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.77%) MS Office
3 4 (1.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.72%) Office 365
2 12 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.77%) IaaS
4 6 (2.37%) SaaS
5 5 (1.98%) PaaS
6 4 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.79%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 107 (42.29%) SAN
2 62 (24.51%) DNS
3 54 (21.34%) Firewall
4 40 (15.81%) DHCP
5 35 (13.83%) TCP/IP
6 27 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 24 (9.49%) WAN
8 23 (9.09%) NAS
9 17 (6.72%) LAN
9 17 (6.72%) VLAN
10 15 (5.93%) Ethernet
10 15 (5.93%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (4.74%) NetScaler
12 11 (4.35%) Network Security
13 10 (3.95%) Internet
14 9 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (3.16%) LDAP
16 7 (2.77%) VPN
17 6 (2.37%) IPv4
17 6 (2.37%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.95%) MySQL
4 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.98%) DB2
6 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.58%) Big Data
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.79%) Informix
9 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.19%) Subversion
3 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.79%) Hudson
3 2 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (15.02%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.56%) Banking
3 9 (3.56%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.16%) Marketing
5 7 (2.77%) Back Office
5 7 (2.77%) Electronics
5 7 (2.77%) Retail
6 4 (1.58%) Law
7 3 (1.19%) Advertising
7 3 (1.19%) Games
8 2 (0.79%) Billing
8 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (20.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (9.88%) Architect
3 25 (9.88%) Consultant
4 21 (8.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 19 (7.51%) Analyst
6 18 (7.11%) Server Engineer
7 16 (6.32%) Infrastructure Architect
8 15 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (5.53%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (5.14%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (4.74%) VMware Specialist
12 11 (4.35%) VMware Consultant
13 10 (3.95%) Administrator
13 10 (3.95%) Windows Server Engineer
14 9 (3.56%) Infrastructure Support
14 9 (3.56%) Senior VMware Engineer
14 9 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
15 8 (3.16%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.16%) Middleware
2 2 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (0.79%) LAMP
2 2 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.40%) Java EE
3 1 (0.40%) REST
3 1 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (32.02%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 17 (6.72%) VCE vBlock
4 14 (5.53%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.53%) Replication
5 13 (5.14%) Clustering
6 11 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.95%) FlexPod
8 8 (3.16%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.77%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.98%) Web 2.0
11 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.58%) IBM XIV
12 3 (1.19%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.19%) EqualLogic
12 3 (1.19%) FMCG
12 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.19%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 165 (65.22%) Windows
2 116 (45.85%) Windows Server
3 74 (29.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (28.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (23.32%) Linux
6 26 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (8.30%) Unix
8 20 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.93%) Data ONTAP
10 8 (3.16%) AIX
11 6 (2.37%) CentOS
11 6 (2.37%) Solaris
11 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.58%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.19%) Debian
13 3 (1.19%) SUSE
13 3 (1.19%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.25%) ITIL
2 33 (13.04%) Migration
3 25 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (9.09%) Project Management
5 11 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 11 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 11 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 11 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 10 (3.95%) DevOps
6 10 (3.95%) Presales
6 10 (3.95%) TOGAF
7 9 (3.56%) Conflict Management
7 9 (3.56%) Converged Infrastructure
7 9 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.16%) Time Management
9 7 (2.77%) Change Management
9 7 (2.77%) Data Migration
9 7 (2.77%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (2.77%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.53%) PowerShell
2 54 (21.34%) SQL
3 10 (3.95%) Python
4 8 (3.16%) Java
5 7 (2.77%) Perl
6 6 (2.37%) C
6 6 (2.37%) Ruby
7 5 (1.98%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.58%) PHP
8 4 (1.58%) VBScript
9 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.79%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 122 (48.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (28.46%) MCSE
3 67 (26.48%) MCSA
4 65 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (22.53%) CCNA
6 47 (18.58%) Security Cleared
7 39 (15.42%) SC Cleared
8 23 (9.09%) Degree
9 22 (8.70%) VCP5
10 20 (7.91%) CCNP
11 17 (6.72%) MCITP
12 14 (5.53%) MCP
13 9 (3.56%) VCAP
14 8 (3.16%) VCP6
15 7 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (2.77%) VCP4
15 7 (2.77%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (2.37%) CISSP
16 6 (2.37%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) COBIT
1 5 (1.98%) SLA
2 4 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.58%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 165 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 114 (45.06%) vSphere
4 51 (20.16%) Hyper-V
5 33 (13.04%) XenApp
6 31 (12.25%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (10.67%) VMware ESX
8 17 (6.72%) vCloud
9 11 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 9 (3.56%) ISA Server
10 9 (3.56%) XenDesktop
11 8 (3.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (3.16%) NFS
12 5 (1.98%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.98%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.98%) UAG
13 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.19%) KVM
14 3 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (11.86%) SCOM
2 23 (9.09%) SCCM
3 19 (7.51%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.56%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (3.56%) WSUS
5 8 (3.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (2.37%) BladeLogic
6 6 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (2.37%) Puppet
6 6 (2.37%) vRealize
7 5 (1.98%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.58%) Ansible
8 4 (1.58%) Cacti
8 4 (1.58%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (1.58%) Nagios
8 4 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.19%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 253 (100.00%) VMware
2 127 (50.20%) Microsoft
3 99 (39.13%) Cisco
4 67 (26.48%) EMC
5 62 (24.51%) NetApp
6 60 (23.72%) Citrix
7 59 (23.32%) HP
8 34 (13.44%) Dell
9 31 (12.25%) IBM
10 28 (11.07%) Red Hat
11 22 (8.70%) Oracle
12 16 (6.32%) CommVault
13 11 (4.35%) SAP
13 11 (4.35%) SolarWinds
13 11 (4.35%) Symantec
14 10 (3.95%) Palo Alto
15 9 (3.56%) Sophos
15 9 (3.56%) Veeam
16 8 (3.16%) Dell Compellent
16 8 (3.16%) Hitachi
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