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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 499 442 453
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 107 137 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.48% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 77
Average daily rate
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£350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £428 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +3.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -48 98 £349 -4.27% 61
London -8 37 £350 -12.50% 20
South East -6 35 £363 +3.57% 18
North West -4 13 £300 +9.09% 12
East Sussex +3 12 £375 -6.25% 2
Brighton -1 9 £375 -6.25% 2
Manchester -5 9 £300 +4.34% 8
Cardiff -2 8 £330 - 2
South Wales -5 8 £330 +10.00% 3
Wales -8 8 £330 +10.00% 3
Berkshire +7 6 £380 +8.57%
Surrey -4 5 £338 +5.88% 3
East of England -34 5 £388 +40.90% 1
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 9
City of London +5 4 £400 -3.03% 6
Yorkshire 0 4 £300 -42.85% 1
Cheshire 0 4 - - 1
Bracknell +6 3 £380 -
West Yorkshire +1 3 £300 - 1
Kent -5 3 £350 -3.44%
West Sussex - 3 £225 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £350 -
Leeds -1 2 £303 -
Hertfordshire -14 2 - - 1
West Midlands -20 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £375 -
South Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Oxford 0 1 £338 -0.73%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
2 167 (70.76%) Windows
3 149 (63.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 117 (49.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (44.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (43.22%) Microsoft
7 101 (42.80%) MCSE
8 94 (39.83%) Active Directory
9 93 (39.41%) Cisco
10 86 (36.44%) SAN
11 79 (33.47%) vSphere
12 77 (32.63%) MS Exchange
13 72 (30.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 72 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 67 (28.39%) Citrix
15 61 (25.85%) HP
16 57 (24.15%) Cisco Certification
17 56 (23.73%) CCNA
17 56 (23.73%) ITIL
18 55 (23.31%) VMware ESX
18 55 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
19 53 (22.46%) Firewall
19 53 (22.46%) Linux
20 51 (21.61%) MCITP
21 47 (19.92%) VCP5
22 41 (17.37%) NetApp
23 39 (16.53%) SQL Server
24 36 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2007
24 36 (15.25%) XenApp
25 34 (14.41%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 77 (32.63%) MS Exchange
2 72 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (10.17%) SharePoint
7 23 (9.75%) IIS
8 11 (4.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (3.39%) OpenStack
10 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (2.12%) SAS
12 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.69%) Lync
13 2 (0.85%) Apache
13 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (9.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.39%) IaaS
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (36.44%) SAN
2 53 (22.46%) Firewall
3 33 (13.98%) DNS
4 28 (11.86%) iSCSI
5 25 (10.59%) DHCP
6 23 (9.75%) TCP/IP
7 21 (8.90%) WAN
8 19 (8.05%) LAN
9 18 (7.63%) NAS
10 13 (5.51%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (4.24%) VLAN
11 10 (4.24%) VPN
11 10 (4.24%) Internet
12 8 (3.39%) MPLS
13 6 (2.54%) BGP
13 6 (2.54%) OSPF
13 6 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.12%) SSL
14 5 (2.12%) VoIP
15 4 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.27%) MySQL
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.42%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (11.86%) Finance
2 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.54%) Law
4 5 (2.12%) Publishing
5 4 (1.69%) Banking
5 4 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (13.14%) Consultant
3 25 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 22 (9.32%) Architect
5 20 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (7.63%) VMware Engineer
6 18 (7.63%) Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Administrator
7 15 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 11 (4.66%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Server Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.81%) Wintel Support
12 8 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) Software Packaging
1 4 (1.69%) COM+
2 2 (0.85%) LAMP
3 1 (0.42%) Middleware
3 1 (0.42%) Web Services
3 1 (0.42%) EDI
3 1 (0.42%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.63%) Clustering
2 16 (6.78%) Replication
3 13 (5.51%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.66%) EqualLogic
5 9 (3.81%) CLARiiON
6 7 (2.97%) Celerra
7 5 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.69%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.85%) CMDB
11 1 (0.42%) Open Source
11 1 (0.42%) iPad
11 1 (0.42%) LPAR
11 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.42%) Online Games
11 1 (0.42%) iPhone
11 1 (0.42%) FMCG
11 1 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 167 (70.76%) Windows
2 104 (44.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (30.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (22.46%) Linux
6 24 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (6.36%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.66%) UNIX
9 10 (4.24%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.27%) VMS
11 2 (0.85%) AIX
11 2 (0.85%) Solaris
11 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.73%) ITIL
2 21 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (8.90%) Migration
3 13 (5.51%) Validation
4 12 (5.08%) Project Management
5 9 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 8 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (2.97%) Change Control
7 7 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (2.54%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.54%) Load Balancing
8 6 (2.54%) Capacity Management
9 5 (2.12%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (2.12%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.12%) Network Design
9 5 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (1.69%) Workflow
10 4 (1.69%) Change Management
10 4 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.41%) PowerShell
2 27 (11.44%) SQL
3 11 (4.66%) 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
1 117 (49.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (42.80%) MCSE
3 57 (24.15%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (23.73%) CCNA
5 51 (21.61%) MCITP
6 47 (19.92%) VCP5
7 33 (13.98%) CCA
7 33 (13.98%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (13.56%) MCP
8 32 (13.56%) VCAP
9 25 (10.59%) Degree
9 25 (10.59%) MCSA
9 25 (10.59%) CCNP
10 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
11 19 (8.05%) VCDX
12 17 (7.20%) MCTS
13 14 (5.93%) SC Cleared
13 14 (5.93%) VCP4
14 10 (4.24%) RHCE
15 8 (3.39%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.42%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (63.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (39.83%) Active Directory
3 79 (33.47%) vSphere
4 55 (23.31%) VMware ESX
5 36 (15.25%) XenApp
6 31 (13.14%) Hyper-V
7 22 (9.32%) vCloud
8 18 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (5.08%) XenDesktop
10 10 (4.24%) NFS
10 10 (4.24%) VMware Server
11 8 (3.39%) Terminal Services
12 5 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.69%) XenServer
14 3 (1.27%) VMFS
14 3 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.85%) KVM
15 2 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (10.59%) Backup Exec
2 23 (9.75%) NetBackup
3 14 (5.93%) SCCM
4 11 (4.66%) Puppet
5 9 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.97%) ARCserve
6 7 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.54%) WSUS
7 6 (2.54%) SCOM
8 3 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.85%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.85%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 236 (100.00%) VMware
2 102 (43.22%) Microsoft
3 93 (39.41%) Cisco
4 67 (28.39%) Citrix
5 61 (25.85%) HP
6 41 (17.37%) NetApp
7 32 (13.56%) EMC
8 29 (12.29%) Symantec
9 25 (10.59%) Juniper
10 23 (9.75%) Dell
11 22 (9.32%) Red Hat
12 13 (5.51%) CheckPoint
12 13 (5.51%) IBM
13 10 (4.24%) Oracle
14 9 (3.81%) Veeam
14 9 (3.81%) Hitachi
14 9 (3.81%) Intel
15 7 (2.97%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.97%) WatchGuard
16 6 (2.54%) Sophos
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Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago