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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 513 464 519
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +55
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 113 148 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 1.41% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 90 34
Average daily rate £353 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-11.87% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £55.25 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.51% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.25 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+90.51% -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 2016.

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)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -34 96 £350 -6.66% 52
South East +31 35 £351 +0.35% 6
London -26 26 £350 - 16
South West +3 12 £363 -19.44% 3
Hampshire +10 9 £400 -18.36% 1
Scotland -3 9 £418 +34.67%
Berkshire +13 8 £353 -11.87% 2
Swindon +5 8 £375 -10.71% 1
Wiltshire +3 8 £375 -10.71% 2
Winchester - 8 £400 -
Renfrewshire 0 7 £418 +7.74%
East of England -1 7 £325 +8.33% 5
Erskine -1 7 £418 +7.74%
Brighton +22 6 £325 -
East Sussex +16 6 £325 - 1
Surrey -7 6 £450 +56.52% 1
North West -19 6 £363 -7.64% 3
Yorkshire -21 6 £400 - 8
West Yorkshire -8 4 £400 +13.07% 4
Reading - 4 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire +12 3 - - 3
Slough +7 3 £353 +8.46%
Leeds -10 3 £400 +13.07% 4
Cambridge - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £425 -
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 £325 -
Guildford +7 2 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 2 £325 -36.27% 2
North Yorkshire +4 2 - - 3

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
3 154 (65.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (53.39%) Microsoft
5 123 (52.12%) Active Directory
6 119 (50.42%) Windows Server
7 114 (48.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 107 (45.34%) vSphere
9 103 (43.64%) SAN
10 98 (41.53%) Cisco
11 86 (36.44%) ITIL
12 85 (36.02%) Data Centre
13 77 (32.63%) Cisco Certification
13 77 (32.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 76 (32.20%) MCSE
15 73 (30.93%) CCNA
16 72 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 64 (27.12%) Citrix
18 63 (26.69%) EMC
19 62 (26.27%) MS Exchange
20 57 (24.15%) MCSA
21 56 (23.73%) HP
22 55 (23.31%) NetApp
22 55 (23.31%) Linux
22 55 (23.31%) Firewall
23 51 (21.61%) SQL Server
24 49 (20.76%) SQL
25 48 (20.34%) DNS
26 47 (19.92%) Hyper-V
27 44 (18.64%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 62 (26.27%) MS Exchange
2 39 (16.53%) IIS
3 36 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (10.17%) OpenStack
6 20 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (5.08%) SharePoint
8 10 (4.24%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.54%) JBoss
11 3 (1.27%) Apache
11 3 (1.27%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.12%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.69%) Relativity
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.05%) Office 365
2 7 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.97%) SaaS
3 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (43.64%) SAN
2 55 (23.31%) Firewall
3 48 (20.34%) DNS
4 38 (16.10%) DHCP
5 33 (13.98%) TCP/IP
6 31 (13.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 28 (11.86%) WAN
8 25 (10.59%) LAN
9 20 (8.47%) VLAN
10 19 (8.05%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (7.63%) Fibre Channel
11 18 (7.63%) NAS
12 15 (6.36%) iSCSI
13 14 (5.93%) VPN
14 13 (5.51%) Ethernet
14 13 (5.51%) NetScaler
14 13 (5.51%) SNMP
15 12 (5.08%) FCoE
16 11 (4.66%) Network Security
16 11 (4.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.66%) Big Data
4 9 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.97%) MySQL
6 6 (2.54%) DB2
7 5 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.42%) Informix
10 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.42%) Hudson
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (18.64%) Finance
2 12 (5.08%) Banking
3 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.97%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.97%) Retail
5 6 (2.54%) Back Office
6 5 (2.12%) Electronics
6 5 (2.12%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.12%) Marketing
7 3 (1.27%) Advertising
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (23.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (14.83%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (10.59%) Architect
4 24 (10.17%) Consultant
5 17 (7.20%) Analyst
6 14 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
6 14 (5.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (5.93%) Windows Engineer
7 13 (5.51%) Administrator
8 12 (5.08%) IT Engineer
8 12 (5.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 11 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.24%) Project Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.81%) VMware Specialist
12 8 (3.39%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) VMware Consultant
13 7 (2.97%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.24%) Middleware
1 10 (4.24%) Web Services
2 5 (2.12%) COM+
3 2 (0.85%) .NET
3 2 (0.85%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.42%) Java EE
4 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 85 (36.02%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.47%) EMC VNX
3 15 (6.36%) Clustering
4 13 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.51%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.51%) Public Cloud
5 12 (5.08%) Replication
5 12 (5.08%) VCE vBlock
6 7 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.54%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.54%) FlexPod
7 6 (2.54%) Web 2.0
8 5 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.12%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.69%) PKI
9 4 (1.69%) PMI
10 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 163 (69.07%) Windows
2 119 (50.42%) Windows Server
3 77 (32.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (23.31%) Linux
6 38 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (8.90%) Unix
9 13 (5.51%) Windows 7
10 12 (5.08%) AIX
11 8 (3.39%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (3.39%) Solaris
12 3 (1.27%) SUSE
12 3 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.85%) CentOS
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.42%) Android
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (36.44%) ITIL
2 33 (13.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (13.14%) Migration
4 16 (6.78%) High Availability
4 16 (6.78%) Project Management
5 15 (6.36%) Presales
6 12 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.08%) TOGAF
7 10 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.81%) Converged Infrastructure
8 9 (3.81%) DevOps
8 9 (3.81%) ITIL V3
9 8 (3.39%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.39%) Data Migration
9 8 (3.39%) Network Management
9 8 (3.39%) Time Management
10 7 (2.97%) Analytics
10 7 (2.97%) Change Management
10 7 (2.97%) Mentoring
10 7 (2.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.76%) SQL
2 43 (18.22%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.20%) C
4 9 (3.81%) Java
4 9 (3.81%) Python
5 6 (2.54%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.54%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.12%) VBScript
7 4 (1.69%) Korn
8 2 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 114 (48.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (32.63%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (32.20%) MCSE
4 73 (30.93%) CCNA
5 57 (24.15%) MCSA
6 34 (14.41%) MCITP
7 30 (12.71%) Security Cleared
8 27 (11.44%) Degree
9 26 (11.02%) SC Cleared
10 25 (10.59%) CCNP
10 25 (10.59%) VCP5
11 17 (7.20%) MCP
12 13 (5.51%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (4.24%) VCAP
14 9 (3.81%) NCIE
15 8 (3.39%) CISSP
15 8 (3.39%) NCDA
15 8 (3.39%) VCP4
16 6 (2.54%) CCA
16 6 (2.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.81%) QA
2 6 (2.54%) COBIT
2 6 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.54%) SLA
3 5 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 154 (65.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (52.12%) Active Directory
3 107 (45.34%) vSphere
4 47 (19.92%) Hyper-V
5 37 (15.68%) VMware ESX
6 33 (13.98%) XenApp
7 25 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (7.20%) XenDesktop
9 16 (6.78%) vCloud
10 11 (4.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 11 (4.66%) KVM
11 8 (3.39%) ISA Server
11 8 (3.39%) Terminal Server
12 7 (2.97%) NFS
13 6 (2.54%) XenServer
14 4 (1.69%) Terminal Services
15 3 (1.27%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (7.20%) SCOM
2 14 (5.93%) SCCM
3 12 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 12 (5.08%) NetBackup
4 10 (4.24%) BladeLogic
4 10 (4.24%) WSUS
5 9 (3.81%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (2.97%) vRealize
7 5 (2.12%) NetCrunch
8 4 (1.69%) Cacti
8 4 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.69%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.27%) Puppet
9 3 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.27%) vMotion
10 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 236 (100.00%) VMware
2 126 (53.39%) Microsoft
3 98 (41.53%) Cisco
4 64 (27.12%) Citrix
5 63 (26.69%) EMC
6 56 (23.73%) HP
7 55 (23.31%) NetApp
8 34 (14.41%) Red Hat
9 26 (11.02%) Dell
10 25 (10.59%) Oracle
11 21 (8.90%) IBM
12 14 (5.93%) CommVault
12 14 (5.93%) Palo Alto
12 14 (5.93%) SolarWinds
13 13 (5.51%) 3PAR
14 11 (4.66%) Juniper
15 9 (3.81%) Veeam
16 8 (3.39%) BMC
16 8 (3.39%) Intel
16 8 (3.39%) Sophos
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago