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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 447 511 451
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -60
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 181 106 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.01% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 69 70
Average daily rate
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£386 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £430 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.44% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £21.60 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £23.20 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.63% -

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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +59 173 £388 +11.03% 85
London +38 57 £400 +14.28% 25
South East -3 50 £360 -0.68% 12
Yorkshire -4 29 £400 +33.33% 11
West Yorkshire +1 26 £400 +33.33% 8
Leeds -3 26 £400 +32.23% 8
North West -22 22 £375 +25.00% 10
Hampshire +4 17 £398 -16.31% 6
Manchester -17 11 £323 +7.50% 9
City of London +9 9 £383 -4.37% 8
East of England +7 9 £393 +1.29% 8
Hertfordshire +7 7 £406 - 4
Brighton +1 7 £310 -17.33%
East Sussex -7 7 £310 -17.33%
Lancashire - 7 £420 -
Kent +9 6 £406 +16.07%
West Sussex -12 5 £338 +50.00%
Middlesex - 5 - -
Winchester - 5 £410 -
Blackpool - 5 £398 -
Scotland -2 4 - - 1
Surrey -4 4 £300 -11.11% 3
Welwyn Garden City -4 4 £406 -
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
West Midlands +1 3 £306 -
Crawley -7 3 £338 -
South Yorkshire -15 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire -21 3 £190 -43.70%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £360 - 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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).

1 317 (100.00%) VMware
2 211 (66.56%) Windows
3 203 (64.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 182 (57.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 179 (56.47%) Microsoft
6 142 (44.79%) MCSE
7 120 (37.85%) vSphere
8 118 (37.22%) Active Directory
9 114 (35.96%) SAN
10 110 (34.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (34.38%) Cisco
12 104 (32.81%) ITIL
13 95 (29.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 94 (29.65%) Cisco Certification
15 85 (26.81%) CCNA
16 83 (26.18%) Citrix
16 83 (26.18%) MCITP
17 75 (23.66%) Data Centre
18 71 (22.40%) SQL
19 70 (22.08%) MS Exchange
20 66 (20.82%) Firewall
21 65 (20.50%) Linux
22 57 (17.98%) MCSA
22 57 (17.98%) HP
22 57 (17.98%) EMC
23 54 (17.03%) IIS
24 52 (16.40%) SQL Server
25 48 (15.14%) XenApp
26 44 (13.88%) PowerShell
26 44 (13.88%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 70 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 54 (17.03%) IIS
3 36 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (10.41%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.79%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.58%) Lync
10 3 (0.95%) Eucalyptus
10 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.95%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.63%) CMS
11 2 (0.63%) JBoss
11 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.63%) TPMS
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 33 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.73%) MS Office
3 8 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.42%) Office 365
3 7 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.58%) IaaS
5 4 (1.26%) SaaS
6 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Yammer
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (35.96%) SAN
2 66 (20.82%) Firewall
3 43 (13.56%) DNS
4 42 (13.25%) LAN
4 42 (13.25%) WAN
5 25 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 24 (7.57%) DHCP
7 20 (6.31%) NAS
8 19 (5.99%) VPN
9 17 (5.36%) IPv4
9 17 (5.36%) MPLS
10 16 (5.05%) VLAN
10 16 (5.05%) SMTP
10 16 (5.05%) NetScaler
11 14 (4.42%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.79%) HTTP
13 12 (3.79%) OSPF
13 12 (3.79%) BGP
14 11 (3.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.26%) Big Data
4 4 (1.26%) MySQL
5 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) Informix
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.95%) Subversion
2 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (8.20%) Finance
2 8 (2.52%) Back Office
2 8 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.21%) Legal
4 6 (1.89%) Retail
5 5 (1.58%) Banking
6 4 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (30.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (8.52%) Architect
2 27 (8.52%) Consultant
3 25 (7.89%) Server Engineer
4 21 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (5.99%) VMware Engineer
6 18 (5.68%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.36%) Project Engineer
8 14 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (3.79%) VMware Consultant
11 11 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.15%) Storage Engineer
12 10 (3.15%) Network Engineer
12 10 (3.15%) Analyst
12 10 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.15%) Administrator
12 10 (3.15%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 9 (2.84%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (2.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.26%) COM+
1 4 (1.26%) Web Services
1 4 (1.26%) Middleware
1 4 (1.26%) LAMP
2 3 (0.95%) REST
2 3 (0.95%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.63%) .NET
3 2 (0.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.66%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.36%) Clustering
3 11 (3.47%) EqualLogic
4 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.52%) PKI
6 7 (2.21%) NHS
7 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.89%) FlexPod
7 6 (1.89%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.58%) Replication
9 4 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.26%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.95%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 211 (66.56%) Windows
2 110 (34.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (29.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (20.50%) Linux
5 39 (12.30%) Windows 7
6 36 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (5.36%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.79%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.84%) SUSE
11 7 (2.21%) Debian
12 6 (1.89%) AIX
12 6 (1.89%) UNIX
13 4 (1.26%) Solaris
14 3 (0.95%) Android
15 2 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.32%) CentOS
16 1 (0.32%) HPUX
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (32.81%) ITIL
2 28 (8.83%) Migration
3 22 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (5.36%) Project Management
5 15 (4.73%) PRINCE2
6 14 (4.42%) Service Management
6 14 (4.42%) Load Balancing
7 11 (3.47%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.15%) Change Control
8 10 (3.15%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.15%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.15%) DevOps
9 9 (2.84%) Change Management
9 9 (2.84%) Incident Management
9 9 (2.84%) TOGAF
9 9 (2.84%) Patch Management
9 9 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.52%) Server Building
10 8 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (2.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.40%) SQL
2 44 (13.88%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.73%) VBScript
4 7 (2.21%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.89%) Python
5 6 (1.89%) C
6 5 (1.58%) Perl
7 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.95%) Korn
9 1 (0.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 182 (57.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (44.79%) MCSE
3 94 (29.65%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (26.81%) CCNA
5 83 (26.18%) MCITP
6 57 (17.98%) MCSA
7 43 (13.56%) VCP5
8 36 (11.36%) CCNP
9 28 (8.83%) Citrix Certification
10 27 (8.52%) VCP4
11 23 (7.26%) Security Cleared
11 23 (7.26%) CCA
11 23 (7.26%) MCTS
12 22 (6.94%) MCP
13 20 (6.31%) VCAP
14 18 (5.68%) Degree
15 16 (5.05%) SC Cleared
16 14 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (2.84%) A+ Certification
17 9 (2.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.42%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 203 (64.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (37.85%) vSphere
3 118 (37.22%) Active Directory
4 48 (15.14%) XenApp
5 35 (11.04%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (10.73%) VMware ESX
7 30 (9.46%) Hyper-V
8 26 (8.20%) XenDesktop
9 16 (5.05%) vCloud
10 11 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.52%) KVM
12 5 (1.58%) XenServer
12 5 (1.58%) NFS
13 4 (1.26%) Xen
13 4 (1.26%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.95%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (10.73%) SCCM
2 25 (7.89%) SCOM
2 25 (7.89%) Backup Exec
3 16 (5.05%) vMotion
4 9 (2.84%) Puppet
4 9 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.58%) Foglight
6 4 (1.26%) Cacti
7 3 (0.95%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.63%) WSUS
8 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.63%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 317 (100.00%) VMware
2 179 (56.47%) Microsoft
3 109 (34.38%) Cisco
4 83 (26.18%) Citrix
5 57 (17.98%) EMC
5 57 (17.98%) HP
6 44 (13.88%) NetApp
7 33 (10.41%) Red Hat
8 27 (8.52%) Symantec
9 22 (6.94%) Dell
10 18 (5.68%) Oracle
11 17 (5.36%) CheckPoint
11 17 (5.36%) 3PAR
12 13 (4.10%) IBM
12 13 (4.10%) Juniper
13 11 (3.47%) McAfee
13 11 (3.47%) Sophos
14 10 (3.15%) AppSense
15 9 (2.84%) F5
15 9 (2.84%) SolarWinds
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