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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 461 456 414
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -42
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 137 137 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.30% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 83 89
Average daily rate
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£328 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £298
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +13.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +26.85%

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
10467 10537 8621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.01% 19.44% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6000 6130 4641
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 543 460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -8 135 £330 -5.78% 89
London +24 62 £325 -18.75% 20
South East -16 29 £381 +11.31% 26
North West -10 11 £325 +8.33% 15
City of London +7 10 £369 -10.60% 4
Hampshire +6 10 £340 -0.72% 11
West Yorkshire -7 10 £348 +6.92% 6
Leeds -7 10 £348 +6.92% 5
Yorkshire -12 10 £348 +6.92% 6
East of England -2 7 £390 +17.73% 5
Berkshire +8 6 £398 -11.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £305 +1.66% 2
Southampton -7 6 £340 +1.49% 1
Maidenhead - 6 £398 - 1
Surrey +16 5 £450 +44.00% 5
South West +9 5 £403 -10.55% 3
Bedfordshire +3 4 £395 +21.53% 1
East Midlands -2 4 £140 -60.00% 3
West Midlands -6 4 £318 - 9
Manchester -7 4 £319 +6.25% 13
Merseyside -10 4 - - 1
Liverpool -11 4 - - 1
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Bromley - 3 £275 -
Bristol +4 2 £300 -14.28% 1
Brighton -9 2 £300 +33.33%
East Sussex -18 2 £300 +33.33%
Cheshire - 2 £435 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £305 - 1
Taunton - 2 £503 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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).

1 275 (100.00%) VMware
2 199 (72.36%) Windows
3 174 (63.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 154 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 144 (52.36%) Active Directory
6 132 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 102 (37.09%) Cisco
8 98 (35.64%) MCSE
9 97 (35.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (33.09%) SAN
11 87 (31.64%) Citrix
11 87 (31.64%) vSphere
12 81 (29.45%) MCITP
13 72 (26.18%) ITIL
14 69 (25.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 66 (24.00%) MS Exchange
16 62 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
17 61 (22.18%) NetApp
18 58 (21.09%) HP
18 58 (21.09%) CCNA
19 57 (20.73%) Firewall
20 53 (19.27%) Linux
20 53 (19.27%) SQL
20 53 (19.27%) Data Centre
20 53 (19.27%) XenApp
21 44 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
22 42 (15.27%) MCP
23 38 (13.82%) Hyper-V
24 36 (13.09%) PowerShell
25 35 (12.73%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 66 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 21 (7.64%) IIS
5 14 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.91%) Apache
8 8 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.55%) Lync
9 7 (2.55%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.45%) JBoss
11 4 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.73%) TPMS
14 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.45%) MS Office
3 9 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.00%) Office 365
3 8 (2.91%) IaaS
4 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (33.09%) SAN
2 57 (20.73%) Firewall
3 33 (12.00%) DNS
4 28 (10.18%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.45%) LAN
5 26 (9.45%) WAN
6 24 (8.73%) NAS
7 17 (6.18%) VPN
8 16 (5.82%) DHCP
9 15 (5.45%) NetScaler
10 13 (4.73%) MPLS
11 11 (4.00%) VLAN
11 11 (4.00%) SMTP
12 10 (3.64%) HTTP
13 9 (3.27%) Network Security
13 9 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (3.27%) Internet
14 8 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (2.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.73%) Informix
4 2 (0.73%) MySQL
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 17 (6.18%) Finance
2 10 (3.64%) Back Office
3 5 (1.82%) Publishing
4 4 (1.45%) Banking
4 4 (1.45%) Legal
5 3 (1.09%) Games
5 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.73%) Retail
6 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.73%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (11.64%) Consultant
3 29 (10.55%) Architect
4 27 (9.82%) Server Engineer
5 19 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (6.91%) VMware Engineer
6 16 (5.82%) Wintel Engineer
7 14 (5.09%) Technical Architect
8 13 (4.73%) Administrator
9 12 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.36%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.36%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.64%) Analyst
10 10 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.27%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.27%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.55%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.45%) LAMP
1 4 (1.45%) Web Services
2 2 (0.73%) X-Windows
2 2 (0.73%) SOAP
2 2 (0.73%) .NET
2 2 (0.73%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) REST
3 1 (0.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 31 (11.27%) Clustering
3 12 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.64%) EqualLogic
5 8 (2.91%) PKI
5 8 (2.91%) NHS
5 8 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.55%) Replication
6 7 (2.55%) CLARiiON
7 6 (2.18%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.45%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.45%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.09%) PDA
9 3 (1.09%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 199 (72.36%) Windows
2 97 (35.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (25.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (19.27%) Linux
5 44 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (9.82%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (4.00%) UNIX
9 8 (2.91%) Debian
9 8 (2.91%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.82%) AIX
11 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.09%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.36%) OS/400
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.18%) ITIL
2 27 (9.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (8.00%) Project Management
4 20 (7.27%) Migration
5 16 (5.82%) Load Balancing
6 13 (4.73%) Change Management
7 12 (4.36%) TOGAF
8 11 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 11 (4.00%) High Availability
8 11 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.00%) Service Management
9 10 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.27%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (2.91%) Information Security
12 7 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (2.55%) Configuration Management
12 7 (2.55%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.18%) Business Continuity
13 6 (2.18%) Mentoring
13 6 (2.18%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 53 (19.27%) SQL
2 36 (13.09%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.00%) C
4 8 (2.91%) VBScript
5 5 (1.82%) Perl
6 4 (1.45%) Ruby
6 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.45%) Python
6 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 154 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (35.64%) MCSE
3 81 (29.45%) MCITP
4 62 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (21.09%) CCNA
6 42 (15.27%) MCP
7 35 (12.73%) Security Cleared
7 35 (12.73%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (11.64%) VCP5
9 29 (10.55%) MCSA
10 27 (9.82%) CCA
11 22 (8.00%) SC Cleared
12 21 (7.64%) VCAP
13 19 (6.91%) CCNP
14 17 (6.18%) VCP4
14 17 (6.18%) MCTS
15 14 (5.09%) CISSP
16 12 (4.36%) DV Cleared
17 10 (3.64%) CCEA
17 10 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.45%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 174 (63.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (52.36%) Active Directory
3 87 (31.64%) vSphere
4 53 (19.27%) XenApp
5 38 (13.82%) Hyper-V
6 26 (9.45%) XenDesktop
7 21 (7.64%) VMware ESX
8 17 (6.18%) vCloud
9 16 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (4.36%) Terminal Services
11 7 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (2.18%) Terminal Server
12 6 (2.18%) NFS
12 6 (2.18%) Xen
13 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.09%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.36%) UAG
14 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (9.82%) SCCM
2 25 (9.09%) SCOM
3 17 (6.18%) Backup Exec
4 13 (4.73%) NetBackup
5 9 (3.27%) Puppet
5 9 (3.27%) vMotion
6 8 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.55%) WSUS
7 7 (2.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.45%) ARCserve
9 4 (1.45%) Legato
9 4 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.45%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.73%) WMI
10 2 (0.73%) Nagios
10 2 (0.73%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.73%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 275 (100.00%) VMware
2 132 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 102 (37.09%) Cisco
4 87 (31.64%) Citrix
5 61 (22.18%) NetApp
6 58 (21.09%) HP
7 31 (11.27%) EMC
8 29 (10.55%) Red Hat
9 26 (9.45%) Dell
10 24 (8.73%) Symantec
11 16 (5.82%) CheckPoint
12 14 (5.09%) IBM
12 14 (5.09%) Sophos
13 13 (4.73%) McAfee
14 12 (4.36%) CommVault
15 10 (3.64%) 3PAR
16 8 (2.91%) Oracle
16 8 (2.91%) Juniper
17 7 (2.55%) Veeam
18 6 (2.18%) Remedy
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