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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 494 462 483
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +21
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 120 115 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.28% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 55 63
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £24.20 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
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 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 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 24 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 -27 109 £350 -6.66% 89
London -26 48 £375 - 19
South East -3 34 £375 -6.25% 22
East Sussex +3 13 £375 -
City of London +18 12 £394 +5.00% 6
Brighton +8 12 £375 -
East of England -9 9 £310 +3.33% 8
South Wales -4 8 £355 +18.33%
Wales -14 8 £355 +18.33%
Cardiff - 8 £355 -
Hampshire - 7 £348 - 10
Yorkshire +2 5 £305 -6.15% 7
Gloucestershire -15 5 £200 -58.76% 3
South West -32 5 £200 -58.76% 13
West Yorkshire - 5 £305 - 6
Berkshire +12 4 £400 +33.33% 6
Manchester -2 4 £255 +2.51% 10
North West -12 4 £255 +26.86% 13
Norfolk - 4 £310 -
Leeds - 4 £315 - 5
Nottingham +9 3 £400 +58.41% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 3 £400 +58.41% 1
East Midlands +1 3 £400 +58.41% 2
Surrey -9 3 £313 -21.87% 2
Hertfordshire -24 3 - - 4
Kent -4 2 £438 -2.77%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £410 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Altrincham - 2 £265 - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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).

1 235 (100.00%) VMware
2 162 (68.94%) Windows
3 153 (65.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (53.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 108 (45.96%) MCSE
6 102 (43.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 101 (42.98%) Active Directory
8 97 (41.28%) Microsoft
9 89 (37.87%) SAN
10 85 (36.17%) Cisco
11 79 (33.62%) HP
12 77 (32.77%) vSphere
13 76 (32.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (27.66%) ITIL
15 60 (25.53%) MS Exchange
16 57 (24.26%) Citrix
17 55 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
18 54 (22.98%) Linux
19 53 (22.55%) CCNA
19 53 (22.55%) MCITP
19 53 (22.55%) Exchange Server 2010
20 52 (22.13%) Firewall
21 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
22 46 (19.57%) VMware ESX
23 45 (19.15%) NetApp
24 41 (17.45%) DNS
25 39 (16.60%) VCP5
26 33 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 33 (14.04%) EMC
27 32 (13.62%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 60 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 53 (22.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (11.49%) IIS
5 24 (10.21%) SharePoint
6 20 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.98%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.55%) Lync
9 6 (2.55%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.85%) Apache
12 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 26 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.98%) MS Office
3 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.98%) IaaS
2 5 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.70%) SaaS
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.70%) Office 365
4 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (37.87%) SAN
2 52 (22.13%) Firewall
3 41 (17.45%) DNS
4 31 (13.19%) TCP/IP
4 31 (13.19%) WAN
4 31 (13.19%) DHCP
5 28 (11.91%) LAN
6 21 (8.94%) iSCSI
7 16 (6.81%) NAS
7 16 (6.81%) VLAN
8 15 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (5.96%) MPLS
10 9 (3.83%) OSPF
10 9 (3.83%) BGP
10 9 (3.83%) DMZ
11 7 (2.98%) VPN
12 6 (2.55%) VoIP
13 5 (2.13%) SSL
13 5 (2.13%) Internet
13 5 (2.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.70%) MySQL
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (10.64%) Finance
2 9 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.13%) Law
3 5 (2.13%) Banking
4 4 (1.70%) Retail
4 4 (1.70%) Publishing
5 3 (1.28%) Legal
5 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (14.04%) Consultant
3 27 (11.49%) Architect
4 23 (9.79%) VMware Engineer
5 22 (9.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (8.94%) Analyst
7 18 (7.66%) Support Engineer
8 16 (6.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (6.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 14 (5.96%) Technical Architect
11 13 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (4.68%) Virtualisation Consultant
13 10 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 9 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (3.83%) Server Engineer
15 8 (3.40%) Support Analyst
15 8 (3.40%) VMware Consultant
15 8 (3.40%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.55%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.70%) COM+
3 3 (1.28%) LAMP
4 2 (0.85%) Web Services
5 1 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) Middleware
5 1 (0.43%) SOAP
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.43%) REST
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Replication
2 16 (6.81%) Clustering
3 10 (4.26%) EqualLogic
4 7 (2.98%) Celerra
4 7 (2.98%) CLARiiON
5 6 (2.55%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) Spread Betting
8 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.85%) LPAR
8 2 (0.85%) Open Source
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 162 (68.94%) Windows
2 102 (43.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (32.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (22.98%) Linux
5 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.26%) UNIX
8 9 (3.83%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.28%) VMS
11 3 (1.28%) AIX
12 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.43%) SUSE
13 1 (0.43%) Solaris
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.66%) ITIL
2 15 (6.38%) Project Management
3 14 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (5.96%) Validation
3 14 (5.96%) Migration
3 14 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (3.83%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.40%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.98%) PRINCE2
7 7 (2.98%) Capacity Management
7 7 (2.98%) Mentoring
8 6 (2.55%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.55%) Change Management
8 6 (2.55%) Load Balancing
8 6 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.13%) Low Latency
9 5 (2.13%) Change Control
10 4 (1.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.62%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.21%) SQL
3 8 (3.40%) Perl
4 7 (2.98%) VBScript
5 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.28%) C
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (53.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (45.96%) MCSE
3 55 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (22.55%) MCITP
4 53 (22.55%) CCNA
5 39 (16.60%) VCP5
6 28 (11.91%) Degree
7 26 (11.06%) Security Cleared
7 26 (11.06%) VCAP
8 25 (10.64%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (10.21%) CCNP
9 24 (10.21%) MCP
10 23 (9.79%) MCSA
10 23 (9.79%) CCA
11 21 (8.94%) VCDX
12 18 (7.66%) SC Cleared
13 16 (6.81%) RHCE
14 13 (5.53%) MCTS
15 12 (5.11%) VCP4
16 7 (2.98%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (65.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (42.98%) Active Directory
3 77 (32.77%) vSphere
4 46 (19.57%) VMware ESX
5 32 (13.62%) XenApp
6 28 (11.91%) Hyper-V
7 24 (10.21%) vCloud
8 19 (8.09%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (5.11%) XenDesktop
9 12 (5.11%) NFS
10 7 (2.98%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.13%) XenServer
12 4 (1.70%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.28%) Xen
13 3 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.28%) UAG
13 3 (1.28%) VMFS
14 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.85%) KVM
14 2 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 25 (10.64%) Backup Exec
2 13 (5.53%) SCCM
3 10 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 8 (3.40%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.40%) Puppet
5 7 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.55%) MIMEsweeper
6 6 (2.55%) MAILsweeper
6 6 (2.55%) SCOM
7 4 (1.70%) WSUS
8 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.28%) Foglight
8 3 (1.28%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.85%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.85%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 235 (100.00%) VMware
2 97 (41.28%) Microsoft
3 85 (36.17%) Cisco
4 79 (33.62%) HP
5 57 (24.26%) Citrix
6 45 (19.15%) NetApp
7 33 (14.04%) EMC
8 31 (13.19%) Red Hat
9 26 (11.06%) Dell
10 23 (9.79%) Symantec
11 20 (8.51%) Juniper
12 19 (8.09%) CheckPoint
13 14 (5.96%) IBM
14 11 (4.68%) Hitachi
15 10 (4.26%) Oracle
16 8 (3.40%) 3PAR
17 7 (2.98%) Intel
18 6 (2.55%) Sophos
18 6 (2.55%) F5
18 6 (2.55%) Veeam
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