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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 452 501 441
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -60
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 178 113 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.09% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 72 78
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
-21.27% -

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
10820 10399 9085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.00% 19.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6473 5837 4876
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 455 501
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +52 172 £375 +7.14% 67
London -3 56 £388 -3.12% 26
South East +4 49 £361 +0.34% 12
Yorkshire +3 25 £400 - 5
West Yorkshire -1 22 £400 - 4
Leeds -2 22 £400 - 4
North West -16 22 £325 +8.33% 5
Hampshire +11 20 £375 -9.09% 4
Manchester -12 12 £320 +6.66% 2
East of England +4 9 £400 +18.51% 8
Southampton +4 8 £340 - 1
City of London -11 8 £390 -8.23% 5
Lancashire - 7 £420 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £305 - 2
Kent +2 5 £388 +10.71% 1
Middlesex - 5 - -
Bedfordshire +11 4 £395 +21.53% 1
West Midlands +6 4 £400 - 3
South West +1 4 £480 +1.05% 5
West Sussex -7 4 £338 +50.00% 1
Blackpool - 4 £420 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £413 - 4
Surrey -3 3 £275 -26.66% 2
Berkshire -4 3 £398 +4.60% 2
Brighton -5 3 £319 -15.00%
South Yorkshire -8 3 - -
East Sussex -9 3 £319 +6.25%
Liverpool -12 3 - -
Merseyside -13 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £398 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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).

1 301 (100.00%) VMware
2 199 (66.11%) Windows
3 185 (61.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 177 (58.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 167 (55.48%) Microsoft
6 131 (43.52%) MCSE
7 118 (39.20%) Active Directory
8 106 (35.22%) SAN
8 106 (35.22%) Cisco
9 103 (34.22%) vSphere
10 98 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 95 (31.56%) ITIL
12 93 (30.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 84 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
14 83 (27.57%) Citrix
15 77 (25.58%) MCITP
16 74 (24.58%) Data Centre
16 74 (24.58%) CCNA
17 71 (23.59%) MS Exchange
18 66 (21.93%) SQL
19 62 (20.60%) Linux
20 61 (20.27%) Firewall
21 54 (17.94%) MCSA
22 52 (17.28%) HP
23 50 (16.61%) NetApp
24 48 (15.95%) EMC
25 46 (15.28%) PowerShell
26 44 (14.62%) XenApp
26 44 (14.62%) SQL Server
27 41 (13.62%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 71 (23.59%) MS Exchange
2 41 (13.62%) IIS
3 36 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (10.30%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.99%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.99%) Lync
8 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.66%) Apache
10 4 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.33%) JBoss
10 4 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.00%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.00%) Eucalyptus
11 3 (1.00%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.31%) MS Office
3 8 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.65%) Office 365
3 5 (1.66%) IaaS
4 4 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Yammer
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
6 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (35.22%) SAN
2 61 (20.27%) Firewall
3 40 (13.29%) LAN
3 40 (13.29%) WAN
3 40 (13.29%) DNS
4 24 (7.97%) TCP/IP
5 23 (7.64%) DHCP
6 22 (7.31%) NAS
7 20 (6.64%) VPN
8 17 (5.65%) VLAN
9 15 (4.98%) MPLS
9 15 (4.98%) SMTP
9 15 (4.98%) NetScaler
10 13 (4.32%) IPv4
11 12 (3.99%) HTTP
11 12 (3.99%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (2.99%) SSL
12 9 (2.99%) VoIP
12 9 (2.99%) OSPF
12 9 (2.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) Big Data
5 1 (0.33%) Informix
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (1.00%) Subversion
1 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (5.98%) Finance
2 8 (2.66%) Back Office
3 7 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.99%) Legal
5 5 (1.66%) Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Retail
7 3 (1.00%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (29.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (9.63%) Consultant
3 26 (8.64%) Server Engineer
4 25 (8.31%) Architect
5 23 (7.64%) VMware Engineer
6 22 (7.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (4.98%) Administrator
8 14 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (4.65%) Project Engineer
9 13 (4.32%) VMware Consultant
10 12 (3.99%) Wintel Engineer
11 11 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.65%) Analyst
11 11 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.32%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Storage Engineer
12 10 (3.32%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.33%) LAMP
2 3 (1.00%) REST
3 2 (0.66%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.66%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.66%) .NET
3 2 (0.66%) COM+
3 2 (0.66%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 74 (24.58%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.63%) Clustering
3 12 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.99%) NHS
4 9 (2.99%) EqualLogic
5 8 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.66%) PKI
6 7 (2.33%) FlexPod
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.66%) Replication
8 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.00%) PMI
10 3 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 199 (66.11%) Windows
2 98 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (30.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (20.60%) Linux
5 35 (11.63%) Windows 7
6 28 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.31%) Windows 8
7 19 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (3.99%) Ubuntu
9 9 (2.99%) Debian
10 7 (2.33%) AIX
10 7 (2.33%) UNIX
10 7 (2.33%) Solaris
11 6 (1.99%) SUSE
12 3 (1.00%) Android
12 3 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (31.56%) ITIL
2 25 (8.31%) Migration
3 19 (6.31%) Project Management
4 17 (5.65%) Load Balancing
5 16 (5.32%) PRINCE2
5 16 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (4.98%) Change Management
7 14 (4.65%) Service Management
8 13 (4.32%) Service Delivery
9 12 (3.99%) Problem Management
10 10 (3.32%) Configuration Management
10 10 (3.32%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.66%) TOGAF
11 8 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (2.66%) Patch Management
11 8 (2.66%) DevOps
12 7 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.33%) Change Control
12 7 (2.33%) High Availability
12 7 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.93%) SQL
2 46 (15.28%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.99%) VBScript
4 10 (3.32%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.66%) Perl
6 7 (2.33%) Python
6 7 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.33%) Ruby
7 4 (1.33%) C
7 4 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.00%) Korn
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 177 (58.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (43.52%) MCSE
3 84 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (25.58%) MCITP
5 74 (24.58%) CCNA
6 54 (17.94%) MCSA
7 39 (12.96%) VCP5
8 31 (10.30%) Citrix Certification
9 30 (9.97%) CCNP
10 27 (8.97%) Security Cleared
11 26 (8.64%) VCP4
12 23 (7.64%) CCA
13 22 (7.31%) MCP
14 20 (6.64%) SC Cleared
15 19 (6.31%) VCAP
15 19 (6.31%) MCTS
16 17 (5.65%) Degree
17 14 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (2.66%) CISSP
19 7 (2.33%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) COBIT
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 185 (61.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (39.20%) Active Directory
3 103 (34.22%) vSphere
4 44 (14.62%) XenApp
5 29 (9.63%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (8.97%) Hyper-V
6 27 (8.97%) VMware ESX
7 24 (7.97%) XenDesktop
8 14 (4.65%) vCloud
9 9 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.99%) NFS
11 5 (1.66%) KVM
11 5 (1.66%) Xen
12 4 (1.33%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.33%) XenServer
13 2 (0.66%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (10.63%) SCCM
2 28 (9.30%) SCOM
3 19 (6.31%) Backup Exec
4 15 (4.98%) vMotion
5 9 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.99%) Puppet
6 6 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.33%) Foglight
8 4 (1.33%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.66%) Cacti
10 2 (0.66%) WSUS
10 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.66%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 301 (100.00%) VMware
2 167 (55.48%) Microsoft
3 106 (35.22%) Cisco
4 83 (27.57%) Citrix
5 52 (17.28%) HP
6 50 (16.61%) NetApp
7 48 (15.95%) EMC
8 31 (10.30%) Red Hat
9 22 (7.31%) Symantec
10 20 (6.64%) Dell
11 15 (4.98%) CheckPoint
12 14 (4.65%) Oracle
13 12 (3.99%) Sophos
13 12 (3.99%) 3PAR
14 11 (3.65%) McAfee
15 10 (3.32%) IBM
15 10 (3.32%) Juniper
16 9 (2.99%) CommVault
17 8 (2.66%) F5
18 7 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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