The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 461 430 440
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +10
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 111 136 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.51% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 77
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - £12.50
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -29 106 £370 +5.71% 59
London +22 45 £400 - 23
South East -17 23 £370 +5.71% 8
North West +7 20 £300 +4.34% 9
Manchester +10 13 £300 +4.34% 7
East of England -26 10 £338 +28.57% 8
Bedfordshire -13 9 £338 +28.57% 3
Berkshire 0 7 £415 +18.57% 2
City of London +12 5 £425 +3.03% 7
Kent +4 4 £350 -3.44%
Cheshire -1 4 - - 2
Bedford -3 4 £260 +4.00% 1
Hampshire -7 4 £350 -5.40% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £350 -
Bracknell +7 3 £380 +32.17%
Reading +6 3 £413 - 1
West Midlands -20 3 - - 1
South West -26 3 £475 - 5
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
Luton - 3 £325 - 2
Liverpool - 3 £425 -
East Sussex 0 2 - -
Southampton -5 2 - - 2
East Midlands -7 2 £263 +0.47% 2
Surrey -10 2 £375 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire -13 2 - - 3
South Wales -15 2 £380 - 2
Wales -21 2 £380 - 2
Scotland - 2 £425 - 4
Coventry - 2 - -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
2 179 (75.85%) Windows
3 155 (65.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (47.88%) Microsoft
5 111 (47.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 108 (45.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (41.53%) Cisco
8 96 (40.68%) vSphere
9 95 (40.25%) SAN
10 94 (39.83%) Active Directory
11 92 (38.98%) MCSE
12 80 (33.90%) Citrix
13 79 (33.47%) MS Exchange
14 72 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 69 (29.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 61 (25.85%) Cisco Certification
16 61 (25.85%) Firewall
17 60 (25.42%) VMware ESX
17 60 (25.42%) ITIL
18 58 (24.58%) CCNA
19 55 (23.31%) Linux
20 53 (22.46%) HP
20 53 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
21 50 (21.19%) MCITP
22 45 (19.07%) SQL Server
22 45 (19.07%) VCP5
23 44 (18.64%) XenApp
24 41 (17.37%) NetApp
25 37 (15.68%) SQL
25 37 (15.68%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 79 (33.47%) MS Exchange
2 72 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (15.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (5.51%) IIS
6 13 (5.51%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2000
7 7 (2.97%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.54%) SAS
9 5 (2.12%) Lync
10 3 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.42%) Apache
12 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 24 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.24%) MS Office
3 6 (2.54%) 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 7 (2.97%) IaaS
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
3 2 (0.85%) PaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (40.25%) SAN
2 61 (25.85%) Firewall
3 34 (14.41%) TCP/IP
4 33 (13.98%) NAS
4 33 (13.98%) iSCSI
5 29 (12.29%) DNS
6 19 (8.05%) WAN
7 18 (7.63%) LAN
7 18 (7.63%) DHCP
8 13 (5.51%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (5.08%) VPN
10 11 (4.66%) MPLS
11 9 (3.81%) VLAN
11 9 (3.81%) Internet
12 8 (3.39%) BGP
13 7 (2.97%) OSPF
13 7 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.54%) VoIP
14 6 (2.54%) SSL
15 5 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.27%) MySQL
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.42%) DTS
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
General
1 35 (14.83%) Finance
2 7 (2.97%) Banking
2 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.12%) Publishing
4 4 (1.69%) Law
5 3 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (12.71%) Consultant
3 27 (11.44%) Architect
4 23 (9.75%) Administrator
5 22 (9.32%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.63%) Analyst
6 18 (7.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (6.78%) VMware Engineer
8 14 (5.93%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Wintel Support
10 11 (4.66%) VMware Specialist
11 10 (4.24%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
14 7 (2.97%) Server Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.27%) Middleware
3 2 (0.85%) LAMP
3 2 (0.85%) EDI
4 1 (0.42%) WAP
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.14%) Clustering
2 18 (7.63%) Replication
3 14 (5.93%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.24%) CLARiiON
5 9 (3.81%) EqualLogic
6 5 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.12%) Celerra
7 4 (1.69%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.85%) Symmetrix
9 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) Firmware
10 1 (0.42%) PMI
10 1 (0.42%) CMDB
10 1 (0.42%) e-Health
10 1 (0.42%) Handset
10 1 (0.42%) CESG
10 1 (0.42%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 179 (75.85%) Windows
2 108 (45.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (29.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (23.31%) Linux
5 53 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 15 (6.36%) UNIX
9 8 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.12%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.85%) Solaris
12 2 (0.85%) VMS
13 1 (0.42%) AIX
13 1 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.42%) ITIL
2 30 (12.71%) Migration
3 27 (11.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (5.93%) Project Management
5 12 (5.08%) Validation
6 11 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (4.24%) Capacity Management
8 9 (3.81%) Change Control
8 9 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.54%) Data Protection
11 6 (2.54%) Service Management
11 6 (2.54%) Network Design
11 6 (2.54%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.12%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.12%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.12%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.68%) SQL
2 35 (14.83%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.51%) Perl
4 8 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.54%) VBScript
6 5 (2.12%) C
7 2 (0.85%) Java
7 2 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (47.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (38.98%) MCSE
3 61 (25.85%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (24.58%) CCNA
5 50 (21.19%) MCITP
6 45 (19.07%) VCP5
7 33 (13.98%) CCA
7 33 (13.98%) Citrix Certification
8 31 (13.14%) VCAP
9 29 (12.29%) MCP
10 26 (11.02%) CCNP
11 25 (10.59%) Degree
12 18 (7.63%) MCSA
12 18 (7.63%) MCTS
13 17 (7.20%) Security Cleared
14 15 (6.36%) VCP4
15 14 (5.93%) VCDX
16 12 (5.08%) NCDA
16 12 (5.08%) SC Cleared
17 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 155 (65.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (40.68%) vSphere
3 94 (39.83%) Active Directory
4 60 (25.42%) VMware ESX
5 44 (18.64%) XenApp
6 32 (13.56%) Hyper-V
7 25 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (8.90%) vCloud
9 16 (6.78%) XenDesktop
9 16 (6.78%) NFS
10 9 (3.81%) VMware Server
11 8 (3.39%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (2.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (1.69%) XenServer
15 2 (0.85%) KVM
15 2 (0.85%) VMFS
15 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 26 (11.02%) NetBackup
2 21 (8.90%) Backup Exec
3 19 (8.05%) SCCM
4 10 (4.24%) Puppet
5 9 (3.81%) WSUS
5 9 (3.81%) SCOM
5 9 (3.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.97%) ARCserve
7 7 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.85%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.42%) Netcool
10 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 236 (100.00%) VMware
2 113 (47.88%) Microsoft
3 98 (41.53%) Cisco
4 80 (33.90%) Citrix
5 53 (22.46%) HP
6 41 (17.37%) NetApp
7 33 (13.98%) EMC
8 32 (13.56%) Juniper
9 30 (12.71%) Symantec
10 22 (9.32%) Red Hat
11 21 (8.90%) Dell
12 15 (6.36%) Oracle
13 11 (4.66%) CheckPoint
14 10 (4.24%) IBM
15 9 (3.81%) Intel
15 9 (3.81%) Hitachi
16 8 (3.39%) WatchGuard
17 7 (2.97%) Sophos
17 7 (2.97%) Veeam
18 6 (2.54%) 3PAR
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £20 to £26 per hour UP TO £26.00 PER HOUR DOE
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Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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