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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 465 491 432
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -59
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 131 91 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.99% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 45 77
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £265 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £485 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.71% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -

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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 117 £375 +1.35% 69
London +19 50 £381 +3.04% 25
South East -9 25 £375 +1.35% 18
Yorkshire -4 12 £325 - 1
East of England -12 10 £310 -16.21% 8
City of London +14 8 £425 - 6
Leeds -1 8 £315 -5.26% 1
West Yorkshire -7 8 £315 +6.77% 1
South West -16 8 £310 -36.08% 2
Gloucestershire -13 7 £200 -58.76%
Scotland - 7 £310 - 2
Berkshire +6 6 £388 +4.72% 4
Brighton +4 6 - -
East Sussex +3 6 - -
Hampshire - 6 £323 - 12
Glasgow - 5 £310 -
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £425 +41.66% 1
East Midlands +1 4 £425 +30.76% 3
Nottingham +1 4 £425 +41.66% 1
North Yorkshire -2 4 £400 +23.07%
West Midlands -16 4 - - 3
Norfolk - 4 £310 -
York - 4 £400 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £510 +63.85% 2
Kent -4 3 £438 -
Essex -5 3 £288 -39.47%
Manchester -8 3 £375 +15.38% 6
North West -11 3 £375 +7.14% 9
Buckinghamshire -15 3 £410 - 2
Stevenage - 3 £510 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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).

1 239 (100.00%) VMware
2 166 (69.46%) Windows
3 161 (67.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (52.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (42.26%) MCSE
6 100 (41.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (40.59%) Microsoft
8 95 (39.75%) Active Directory
9 88 (36.82%) HP
9 88 (36.82%) vSphere
10 81 (33.89%) SAN
11 78 (32.64%) ITIL
12 75 (31.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (30.54%) Cisco
14 68 (28.45%) Citrix
15 59 (24.69%) Linux
16 58 (24.27%) MCITP
17 57 (23.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (21.34%) MS Exchange
18 51 (21.34%) NetApp
19 49 (20.50%) DNS
20 44 (18.41%) Red Hat
21 40 (16.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 39 (16.32%) XenApp
22 39 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
23 37 (15.48%) Security Cleared
24 35 (14.64%) Cisco Certification
25 34 (14.23%) TCP/IP
25 34 (14.23%) DHCP
26 33 (13.81%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 51 (21.34%) MS Exchange
2 39 (16.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (9.62%) IIS
4 22 (9.21%) SharePoint
5 21 (8.79%) Lync
5 21 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.51%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.26%) WorkSite
10 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.84%) Apache
12 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 33 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (3.77%) Office 365
1 9 (3.77%) IaaS
2 7 (2.93%) SaaS
3 5 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (33.89%) SAN
2 49 (20.50%) DNS
3 34 (14.23%) TCP/IP
3 34 (14.23%) DHCP
4 33 (13.81%) Firewall
5 23 (9.62%) WAN
6 20 (8.37%) LAN
7 18 (7.53%) VLAN
8 17 (7.11%) iSCSI
9 15 (6.28%) NAS
10 13 (5.44%) NetScaler
11 11 (4.60%) VoIP
12 9 (3.77%) MPLS
12 9 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (3.35%) BIG-IP
14 7 (2.93%) DMZ
14 7 (2.93%) LDAP
15 6 (2.51%) VPN
15 6 (2.51%) SSL
16 5 (2.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (10.46%) Finance
2 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.77%) Banking
4 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.09%) Games
4 5 (2.09%) Marketing
5 3 (1.26%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.26%) Publishing
5 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Retail
6 2 (0.84%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (21.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (15.48%) Consultant
3 28 (11.72%) VMware Engineer
4 22 (9.21%) Analyst
5 20 (8.37%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (7.11%) Architect
7 16 (6.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 14 (5.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (5.44%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.02%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 12 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.60%) Server Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) Citrix Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) Network Engineer
13 9 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.77%) VMware Consultant
14 8 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.18%) SOAP
2 7 (2.93%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.09%) REST
4 4 (1.67%) X-Windows
4 4 (1.67%) COM+
5 3 (1.26%) LAMP
5 3 (1.26%) HTML
5 3 (1.26%) XML
6 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Clustering
2 20 (8.37%) Replication
3 7 (2.93%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.09%) Online Games
5 4 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.67%) Spread Betting
5 4 (1.67%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.26%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.26%) Celerra
6 3 (1.26%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.84%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.84%) LPAR
7 2 (0.84%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) PKI
8 1 (0.42%) AS400
8 1 (0.42%) Handset
8 1 (0.42%) PDA
8 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 166 (69.46%) Windows
2 100 (41.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (31.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (24.69%) Linux
5 57 (23.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (16.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.18%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.93%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.51%) UNIX
10 5 (2.09%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.26%) AIX
11 3 (1.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) SUSE
13 1 (0.42%) Solaris
13 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.42%) VMS
13 1 (0.42%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (32.64%) ITIL
2 19 (7.95%) Project Management
3 14 (5.86%) Migration
4 13 (5.44%) Validation
4 13 (5.44%) Problem Management
4 13 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (4.60%) Incident Management
5 11 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (4.18%) High Availability
6 10 (4.18%) PRINCE2
7 9 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (2.93%) Network Design
8 7 (2.93%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.51%) Analytics
9 6 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (2.51%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.51%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (2.51%) TOGAF
9 6 (2.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.81%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.04%) SQL
3 7 (2.93%) VBScript
4 4 (1.67%) C
5 3 (1.26%) Perl
5 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 125 (52.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (42.26%) MCSE
3 58 (24.27%) MCITP
4 37 (15.48%) Security Cleared
5 35 (14.64%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (13.81%) CCNA
7 30 (12.55%) SC Cleared
7 30 (12.55%) Citrix Certification
8 28 (11.72%) MCP
8 28 (11.72%) CCA
9 27 (11.30%) VCP5
9 27 (11.30%) MCSA
10 19 (7.95%) VCAP
11 17 (7.11%) CCNP
12 16 (6.69%) RHCE
13 15 (6.28%) VCDX
14 14 (5.86%) Degree
14 14 (5.86%) MCTS
15 11 (4.60%) RHCT
15 11 (4.60%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (67.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (39.75%) Active Directory
3 88 (36.82%) vSphere
4 39 (16.32%) XenApp
5 27 (11.30%) Hyper-V
6 24 (10.04%) vCloud
7 23 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (9.62%) VMware ESX
8 17 (7.11%) XenDesktop
9 16 (6.69%) NFS
10 8 (3.35%) XenServer
11 7 (2.93%) Terminal Services
12 5 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (2.09%) Xen
12 5 (2.09%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.26%) UAG
14 2 (0.84%) KVM
14 2 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (8.79%) SCCM
2 15 (6.28%) Backup Exec
3 13 (5.44%) SCOM
4 11 (4.60%) Puppet
5 8 (3.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (3.35%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.93%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.93%) WSUS
7 6 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.09%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (2.09%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (1.67%) HP SIM
10 3 (1.26%) Foglight
10 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.84%) NetCrunch
11 2 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.84%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 239 (100.00%) VMware
2 97 (40.59%) Microsoft
3 88 (36.82%) HP
4 73 (30.54%) Cisco
5 68 (28.45%) Citrix
6 51 (21.34%) NetApp
7 44 (18.41%) Red Hat
8 33 (13.81%) Dell
9 29 (12.13%) EMC
10 20 (8.37%) IBM
11 15 (6.28%) Symantec
12 13 (5.44%) CheckPoint
13 11 (4.60%) CommVault
14 9 (3.77%) McAfee
14 9 (3.77%) Sophos
15 8 (3.35%) 3PAR
15 8 (3.35%) Altiris
16 7 (2.93%) AppSense
16 7 (2.93%) Oracle
16 7 (2.93%) Veeam
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