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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 481 433 430
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 113 137 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 1.51% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 78 88
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
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 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -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 31 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 31 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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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 -48 107 £350 - 47
London +19 45 £400 -3.03% 12
South East -16 26 £360 +2.85% 9
North West +14 21 £300 +4.34% 6
Manchester +5 15 £300 +4.34% 3
East of England -26 8 £338 +28.57% 7
Berkshire +2 6 £380 +8.57% 3
Bedfordshire -24 6 £325 +23.80% 2
City of London +12 5 £425 +1.49% 4
Cheshire +4 4 - - 3
East Sussex -1 4 £300 -25.00%
Kent -2 4 £350 -3.44% 1
Bedford -6 4 £260 +4.00% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £413 +17.85% 5
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £350 -
Bracknell +6 3 £380 +32.17%
Cardiff -8 3 £310 - 3
Surrey -8 3 £375 +17.64%
Wales -13 3 £310 +3.33% 3
South Wales -16 3 £310 +3.33% 3
West Midlands -30 3 - -
East Midlands -1 2 £263 - 1
Yorkshire -5 2 - - 6
Southampton -6 2 - - 2
South West -23 2 £475 - 6
Scotland - 2 £425 - 3
Merseyside - 2 £425 -
West Sussex - 2 £225 -
Reading - 2 £375 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £425 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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).

1 244 (100.00%) VMware
2 180 (73.77%) Windows
3 157 (64.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (46.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 112 (45.90%) Microsoft
6 107 (43.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 101 (41.39%) SAN
8 98 (40.16%) Cisco
9 97 (39.75%) vSphere
10 94 (38.52%) MCSE
11 93 (38.11%) Active Directory
12 81 (33.20%) Citrix
13 79 (32.38%) MS Exchange
14 73 (29.92%) Exchange Server 2010
15 69 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 65 (26.64%) ITIL
17 62 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
17 62 (25.41%) VMware ESX
17 62 (25.41%) Firewall
18 60 (24.59%) CCNA
19 57 (23.36%) Linux
20 56 (22.95%) HP
21 54 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
22 50 (20.49%) MCITP
23 45 (18.44%) SQL Server
23 45 (18.44%) VCP5
23 45 (18.44%) XenApp
24 42 (17.21%) NetApp
25 37 (15.16%) Finance
25 37 (15.16%) EMC

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (32.38%) MS Exchange
2 73 (29.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (10.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (10.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (5.74%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.33%) IIS
6 13 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.87%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2000
8 6 (2.46%) SAS
9 5 (2.05%) Lync
10 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.41%) Apache
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 22 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.10%) MS Office
3 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.87%) IaaS
2 4 (1.64%) SaaS
3 2 (0.82%) PaaS
3 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 101 (41.39%) SAN
2 62 (25.41%) Firewall
3 34 (13.93%) iSCSI
4 33 (13.52%) NAS
4 33 (13.52%) TCP/IP
5 31 (12.70%) DNS
6 22 (9.02%) WAN
7 20 (8.20%) DHCP
7 20 (8.20%) LAN
8 13 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (4.92%) VPN
10 10 (4.10%) MPLS
10 10 (4.10%) VLAN
11 9 (3.69%) Internet
12 8 (3.28%) BGP
13 7 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.87%) OSPF
14 6 (2.46%) SSL
15 5 (2.05%) VoIP
15 5 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.23%) MySQL
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.41%) DTS
7 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
General
1 37 (15.16%) Finance
2 7 (2.87%) Banking
3 6 (2.46%) Law
3 6 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.05%) Publishing
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
5 3 (1.23%) Retail
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (12.30%) Consultant
3 29 (11.89%) Architect
4 23 (9.43%) Administrator
5 22 (9.02%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (7.79%) Analyst
7 16 (6.56%) VMware Engineer
8 14 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (5.74%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.51%) VMware Specialist
10 11 (4.51%) Wintel Support
11 10 (4.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.10%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.69%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (3.28%) Server Engineer
13 8 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.64%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.23%) Middleware
3 2 (0.82%) EDI
3 2 (0.82%) LAMP
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) WAP
4 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) Clustering
2 18 (7.38%) Replication
3 14 (5.74%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.92%) CLARiiON
4 12 (4.92%) EqualLogic
5 7 (2.87%) Celerra
6 4 (1.64%) Spread Betting
6 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.82%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.41%) Online Games
9 1 (0.41%) CMDB
9 1 (0.41%) FMCG
9 1 (0.41%) iPhone
9 1 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 180 (73.77%) Windows
2 107 (43.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (23.36%) Linux
5 54 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (10.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (6.97%) Windows 7
8 15 (6.15%) UNIX
9 8 (3.28%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.82%) VMS
12 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.82%) Solaris
12 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.41%) SUSE
13 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.64%) ITIL
2 29 (11.89%) Migration
3 27 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (5.74%) Project Management
5 12 (4.92%) Validation
6 11 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (4.10%) Capacity Management
8 9 (3.69%) Change Control
8 9 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.87%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.46%) Service Management
11 6 (2.46%) Network Design
11 6 (2.46%) Data Protection
12 5 (2.05%) Low Latency
12 5 (2.05%) Workflow
12 5 (2.05%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.05%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.34%) SQL
1 35 (14.34%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.33%) Perl
3 8 (3.28%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.46%) VBScript
5 5 (2.05%) C
6 2 (0.82%) Java
6 2 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (46.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (38.52%) MCSE
3 62 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (24.59%) CCNA
5 50 (20.49%) MCITP
6 45 (18.44%) VCP5
7 33 (13.52%) CCA
7 33 (13.52%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (13.11%) VCAP
9 30 (12.30%) MCP
10 26 (10.66%) CCNP
11 24 (9.84%) Degree
12 20 (8.20%) MCSA
13 18 (7.38%) Security Cleared
14 17 (6.97%) MCTS
15 15 (6.15%) VCDX
15 15 (6.15%) VCP4
16 12 (4.92%) NCDA
16 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
17 7 (2.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.64%) SLA
2 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.82%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 157 (64.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (39.75%) vSphere
3 93 (38.11%) Active Directory
4 62 (25.41%) VMware ESX
5 45 (18.44%) XenApp
6 31 (12.70%) Hyper-V
7 25 (10.25%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (9.02%) vCloud
9 16 (6.56%) NFS
9 16 (6.56%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.69%) VMware Server
11 8 (3.28%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (2.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (2.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (1.64%) XenServer
15 2 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.82%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 26 (10.66%) NetBackup
2 21 (8.61%) Backup Exec
3 18 (7.38%) SCCM
4 10 (4.10%) Puppet
5 9 (3.69%) WSUS
6 8 (3.28%) SCOM
6 8 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.87%) ARCserve
7 7 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.23%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 244 (100.00%) VMware
2 112 (45.90%) Microsoft
3 98 (40.16%) Cisco
4 81 (33.20%) Citrix
5 56 (22.95%) HP
6 42 (17.21%) NetApp
7 37 (15.16%) EMC
8 32 (13.11%) Juniper
9 30 (12.30%) Symantec
10 25 (10.25%) Dell
11 24 (9.84%) Red Hat
12 15 (6.15%) Oracle
13 12 (4.92%) CheckPoint
14 10 (4.10%) IBM
15 9 (3.69%) Intel
15 9 (3.69%) Hitachi
16 8 (3.28%) WatchGuard
17 7 (2.87%) Veeam
17 7 (2.87%) Sophos
18 6 (2.46%) Altiris
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