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 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 501 481 489
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 116 109 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 1.20% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.60% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+34.28% -52.05%

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
11189 9095 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.56% 17.26% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5113 5307
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 404 606
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 -21 103 £350 -6.66% 66
London -10 42 £370 -6.03% 18
South East +2 34 £375 +3.44% 14
East Sussex +2 13 £375 -
Brighton -1 12 £375 -
City of London +30 11 £394 -1.56% 7
South Wales +1 10 £350 +16.66% 2
Wales -17 10 £350 +16.66% 2
East of England -17 10 £350 +16.66% 7
Cardiff - 10 £350 - 2
North West -8 8 £255 +26.86% 8
Berkshire +18 7 £390 +15.55% 6
Bracknell +6 6 £400 - 1
Manchester -11 6 £255 +7.93% 4
Surrey +1 5 £325 -18.75% 1
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 3
Yorkshire +1 4 £303 -42.38% 8
West Yorkshire -3 4 £303 - 5
Leeds +1 3 £305 - 5
East Midlands 0 3 £400 +45.45% 1
West Sussex - 3 £225 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Nottingham +11 2 £450 +78.21%
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £450 +78.21%
Cheshire +5 2 - - 2
South West -29 2 £300 - 5
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 3
Leicestershire +6 1 £175 -
Bedford 0 1 £350 +16.66%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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).

1 236 (100.00%) VMware
2 163 (69.07%) Windows
3 152 (64.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 123 (52.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (44.92%) MCSE
6 104 (44.07%) Microsoft
7 102 (43.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 101 (42.80%) Active Directory
9 83 (35.17%) Cisco
10 82 (34.75%) SAN
11 81 (34.32%) vSphere
12 76 (32.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 74 (31.36%) HP
14 67 (28.39%) MS Exchange
15 65 (27.54%) ITIL
16 63 (26.69%) Exchange Server 2010
17 62 (26.27%) Citrix
18 56 (23.73%) Linux
18 56 (23.73%) MCITP
19 53 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
20 51 (21.61%) CCNA
20 51 (21.61%) VMware ESX
21 49 (20.76%) Windows Server 2012
22 44 (18.64%) Firewall
22 44 (18.64%) NetApp
23 42 (17.80%) DNS
24 41 (17.37%) VCP5
25 36 (15.25%) XenApp
26 35 (14.83%) SQL Server
27 34 (14.41%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (28.39%) MS Exchange
2 63 (26.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (11.02%) IIS
4 26 (11.02%) SharePoint
5 21 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (4.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.39%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.54%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.69%) Lync
11 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.85%) SAS
12 2 (0.85%) Apache
12 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (9.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.66%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.39%) IaaS
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.85%) Office 365
4 2 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (34.75%) SAN
2 44 (18.64%) Firewall
3 42 (17.80%) DNS
4 33 (13.98%) TCP/IP
5 32 (13.56%) DHCP
6 24 (10.17%) WAN
6 24 (10.17%) iSCSI
7 21 (8.90%) LAN
8 15 (6.36%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (6.36%) NAS
9 14 (5.93%) VLAN
10 9 (3.81%) MPLS
11 8 (3.39%) DMZ
11 8 (3.39%) VPN
12 7 (2.97%) Internet
13 6 (2.54%) BGP
13 6 (2.54%) OSPF
14 5 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (2.12%) SSL
14 5 (2.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.69%) MySQL
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (12.29%) Finance
2 11 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.97%) Banking
4 5 (2.12%) Publishing
4 5 (2.12%) Law
5 4 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (14.41%) Consultant
3 27 (11.44%) Architect
4 22 (9.32%) Analyst
4 22 (9.32%) VMware Engineer
5 18 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 14 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (5.51%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.66%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 11 (4.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 9 (3.81%) Wintel Support
13 8 (3.39%) Administrator
13 8 (3.39%) Server Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.54%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.69%) COM+
3 3 (1.27%) LAMP
4 2 (0.85%) Web Services
5 1 (0.42%) WAP
5 1 (0.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.05%) Clustering
2 18 (7.63%) Replication
3 14 (5.93%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.24%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.97%) Celerra
6 7 (2.97%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.69%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.85%) CMDB
9 2 (0.85%) PKI
9 2 (0.85%) NHS
9 2 (0.85%) LPAR
9 2 (0.85%) Open Source
10 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.42%) iPad
10 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 163 (69.07%) Windows
2 102 (43.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (32.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (23.73%) Linux
5 49 (20.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (6.36%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.81%) UNIX
8 9 (3.81%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.27%) VMS
10 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.85%) AIX
10 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.54%) ITIL
2 18 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (6.36%) Validation
4 14 (5.93%) Migration
4 14 (5.93%) Project Management
5 13 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.39%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.39%) PRINCE2
7 8 (3.39%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (3.39%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (2.54%) Change Control
8 6 (2.54%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.12%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.12%) Workflow
9 5 (2.12%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.12%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.98%) PowerShell
2 26 (11.02%) SQL
3 9 (3.81%) Perl
4 8 (3.39%) VBScript
5 6 (2.54%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.69%) C
7 2 (0.85%) Java
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
8 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (52.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (44.92%) MCSE
3 56 (23.73%) MCITP
4 53 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (21.61%) CCNA
6 41 (17.37%) VCP5
7 29 (12.29%) MCP
7 29 (12.29%) Degree
8 28 (11.86%) VCAP
9 27 (11.44%) Citrix Certification
10 26 (11.02%) CCA
10 26 (11.02%) Security Cleared
11 25 (10.59%) MCSA
12 23 (9.75%) CCNP
13 22 (9.32%) VCDX
14 18 (7.63%) SC Cleared
15 16 (6.78%) RHCE
16 14 (5.93%) MCTS
17 12 (5.08%) VCP4
18 7 (2.97%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.12%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 152 (64.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (42.80%) Active Directory
3 81 (34.32%) vSphere
4 51 (21.61%) VMware ESX
5 36 (15.25%) XenApp
6 29 (12.29%) Hyper-V
7 24 (10.17%) vCloud
8 18 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.66%) NFS
10 10 (4.24%) XenDesktop
11 8 (3.39%) VMware Server
12 6 (2.54%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.12%) XenServer
14 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (1.27%) VMFS
16 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 28 (11.86%) Backup Exec
2 15 (6.36%) SCCM
3 14 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.81%) Puppet
4 9 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.39%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.97%) SCOM
6 7 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.54%) WSUS
7 6 (2.54%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (2.54%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (2.54%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.85%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 236 (100.00%) VMware
2 104 (44.07%) Microsoft
3 83 (35.17%) Cisco
4 74 (31.36%) HP
5 62 (26.27%) Citrix
6 44 (18.64%) NetApp
7 34 (14.41%) EMC
8 30 (12.71%) Red Hat
9 26 (11.02%) Symantec
10 25 (10.59%) Dell
11 22 (9.32%) Juniper
12 15 (6.36%) IBM
13 14 (5.93%) CheckPoint
14 10 (4.24%) Oracle
15 9 (3.81%) Intel
15 9 (3.81%) Hitachi
16 8 (3.39%) 3PAR
17 7 (2.97%) Sophos
18 6 (2.54%) PlateSpin
18 6 (2.54%) CommVault
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Enfield
Computer Futures
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £415 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 26 days ago