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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 503 466 488
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 111 112 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.24% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 63 70
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £454 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 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 £17.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+34.28% -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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -31 97 £350 -6.66% 82
London -6 38 £370 -7.50% 13
South East +3 35 £375 +7.14% 20
East Sussex +2 14 £375 - 1
Brighton 0 11 £375 - 1
South Wales 0 10 £350 +16.66% 2
Wales -17 10 £350 +16.66% 2
Cardiff - 10 £350 - 2
North West +1 8 £255 +7.14% 15
East of England -24 8 £350 +27.27% 8
City of London +15 7 £400 - 2
Berkshire +8 6 £380 +8.57% 5
Surrey -2 6 £325 -18.75% 2
Manchester -9 6 £255 -7.27% 10
Bracknell +6 5 £390 -
Hampshire - 5 £475 - 6
Yorkshire +2 3 £300 -42.85% 7
East Midlands +1 3 £400 +29.03% 4
West Yorkshire -6 3 £300 - 6
West Sussex - 3 £225 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Nottingham +11 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +11 2 £450 -
Leeds +1 2 £303 - 5
Scotland -11 2 £425 +54.54% 6
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 4
Leicestershire +3 1 £175 - 1
Bedford 0 1 £350 +27.27%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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).

1 240 (100.00%) VMware
2 162 (67.50%) Windows
3 153 (63.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (51.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 107 (44.58%) MCSE
5 107 (44.58%) Microsoft
6 103 (42.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (40.42%) Active Directory
8 90 (37.50%) Cisco
9 82 (34.17%) vSphere
10 80 (33.33%) SAN
11 74 (30.83%) MS Exchange
12 73 (30.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 70 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 67 (27.92%) Citrix
15 66 (27.50%) HP
16 62 (25.83%) ITIL
17 56 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
18 55 (22.92%) VMware ESX
19 54 (22.50%) MCITP
19 54 (22.50%) Linux
19 54 (22.50%) CCNA
20 49 (20.42%) Firewall
20 49 (20.42%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (18.33%) VCP5
22 41 (17.08%) NetApp
23 38 (15.83%) XenApp
24 37 (15.42%) SQL Server
25 35 (14.58%) DNS
26 33 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 74 (30.83%) MS Exchange
2 70 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 25 (10.42%) IIS
5 24 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.33%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.50%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
10 5 (2.08%) SAS
10 5 (2.08%) Lync
11 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.83%) Apache
12 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 23 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.00%) MS Office
3 5 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.33%) IaaS
2 4 (1.67%) SaaS
3 3 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.83%) PaaS
4 2 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (33.33%) SAN
2 49 (20.42%) Firewall
3 35 (14.58%) DNS
4 30 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 29 (12.08%) DHCP
6 27 (11.25%) iSCSI
7 24 (10.00%) WAN
8 21 (8.75%) LAN
9 15 (6.25%) NAS
9 15 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (5.42%) VLAN
11 10 (4.17%) Internet
12 9 (3.75%) VPN
12 9 (3.75%) MPLS
13 6 (2.50%) OSPF
13 6 (2.50%) BGP
13 6 (2.50%) SSL
14 5 (2.08%) VoIP
14 5 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.67%) MySQL
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.42%) DTS
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (12.08%) Finance
2 11 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.50%) Law
4 5 (2.08%) Publishing
5 4 (1.67%) Banking
5 4 (1.67%) Retail
6 3 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (14.17%) Consultant
3 26 (10.83%) Architect
4 23 (9.58%) Analyst
5 21 (8.75%) VMware Engineer
6 20 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 18 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (5.42%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 12 (5.00%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.58%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 11 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.58%) Server Engineer
11 11 (4.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (3.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 9 (3.75%) Wintel Support
14 8 (3.33%) VMware Consultant
14 8 (3.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.08%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.67%) COM+
3 3 (1.25%) LAMP
4 2 (0.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.42%) EDI
5 1 (0.42%) WAP
5 1 (0.42%) Middleware
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.92%) Clustering
2 18 (7.50%) Replication
3 14 (5.83%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.17%) EqualLogic
6 8 (3.33%) CLARiiON
6 8 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.92%) Celerra
8 4 (1.67%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.25%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.83%) NHS
10 2 (0.83%) PKI
10 2 (0.83%) CMDB
10 2 (0.83%) LPAR
10 2 (0.83%) Open Source
11 1 (0.42%) FMCG
11 1 (0.42%) iPhone
11 1 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 162 (67.50%) Windows
2 103 (42.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (30.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (22.50%) Linux
5 49 (20.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (12.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.83%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.17%) UNIX
8 10 (4.17%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.25%) VMS
9 3 (1.25%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.83%) AIX
10 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.42%) SUSE
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.83%) ITIL
2 18 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (7.50%) Migration
3 14 (5.83%) Validation
3 14 (5.83%) Project Management
4 12 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 8 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 8 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 8 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 7 (2.92%) Change Control
8 6 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.08%) Network Design
9 5 (2.08%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.08%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.08%) Workflow
9 5 (2.08%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.67%) SQL
3 9 (3.75%) Perl
4 8 (3.33%) VBScript
5 6 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.67%) C
7 2 (0.83%) Java
8 1 (0.42%) PHP
8 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 124 (51.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (44.58%) MCSE
3 56 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (22.50%) MCITP
4 54 (22.50%) CCNA
5 44 (18.33%) VCP5
6 32 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
7 31 (12.92%) CCA
8 30 (12.50%) Degree
9 29 (12.08%) VCAP
10 28 (11.67%) MCP
11 27 (11.25%) MCSA
12 26 (10.83%) Security Cleared
13 23 (9.58%) CCNP
14 21 (8.75%) VCDX
15 17 (7.08%) SC Cleared
16 16 (6.67%) MCTS
16 16 (6.67%) RHCE
17 13 (5.42%) VCP4
18 8 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.08%) SLA
2 3 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 153 (63.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (40.42%) Active Directory
3 82 (34.17%) vSphere
4 55 (22.92%) VMware ESX
5 38 (15.83%) XenApp
6 29 (12.08%) Hyper-V
7 24 (10.00%) vCloud
8 19 (7.92%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (4.58%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.58%) NFS
10 10 (4.17%) VMware Server
11 6 (2.50%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.50%) XenServer
12 5 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.25%) VMFS
15 2 (0.83%) KVM
15 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 27 (11.25%) Backup Exec
2 18 (7.50%) NetBackup
3 15 (6.25%) SCCM
4 10 (4.17%) Puppet
5 9 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.92%) SCOM
6 7 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.50%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (2.50%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (2.50%) ARCserve
7 6 (2.50%) WSUS
8 4 (1.67%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.83%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.83%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 240 (100.00%) VMware
2 107 (44.58%) Microsoft
3 90 (37.50%) Cisco
4 67 (27.92%) Citrix
5 66 (27.50%) HP
6 41 (17.08%) NetApp
7 31 (12.92%) EMC
8 27 (11.25%) Symantec
9 26 (10.83%) Red Hat
9 26 (10.83%) Juniper
10 20 (8.33%) Dell
11 14 (5.83%) IBM
11 14 (5.83%) CheckPoint
12 11 (4.58%) Oracle
13 9 (3.75%) Intel
13 9 (3.75%) Hitachi
14 8 (3.33%) Veeam
14 8 (3.33%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.92%) WatchGuard
15 7 (2.92%) Sophos
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