The table below looks at the statistics for VCP4 in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP4 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 577 557 511
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -46
Contract jobs citing VCP4 9 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.012% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.065% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £440 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £450 £303
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +48.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9492 9267 7633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.94% 19.30% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5509 5486 4114
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 473 427
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £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 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

VCP4
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCP4 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCP4 Jobs Demand Trend in England

VCP4
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCP4 across the England region.

VCP4 Daily Rate Trend in England

VCP4
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VCP4 across the England region.

VCP4 Hourly Rate Trend in England

VCP4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP4 within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
South East -13 6 £340 -24.44%
East of England - 2 £413 - 1
London +11 1 £400 -
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VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VCP4 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 VCP4.

1 17 (100.00%) VMware
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (82.35%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (64.71%) SAN
5 11 (64.71%) HP
5 11 (64.71%) VCP5
6 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
6 9 (52.94%) Cisco
6 9 (52.94%) MCITP
7 8 (47.06%) 3PAR
7 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
7 8 (47.06%) C
7 8 (47.06%) EMC
7 8 (47.06%) NetApp
7 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (41.18%) MCSE
8 7 (41.18%) vSphere
9 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
9 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
9 6 (35.29%) Network Security
9 6 (35.29%) SCCM
9 6 (35.29%) Firewall
9 6 (35.29%) VBScript
9 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
9 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VCP4 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 VCP4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) Network Security
4 5 (29.41%) FCoE
4 5 (29.41%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) CLARiiON
3 3 (17.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C
2 6 (35.29%) VBScript
2 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (64.71%) VCP5
4 9 (52.94%) MCITP
5 7 (41.18%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCTS
6 1 (5.88%) VCAP
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) XenApp
5 4 (23.53%) Xen
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
1 6 (35.29%) vMotion
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
3 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (23.53%) Legato
4 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
4 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (17.65%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) HP
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco
5 8 (47.06%) NetApp
5 8 (47.06%) EMC
5 8 (47.06%) 3PAR
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Symantec
7 3 (17.65%) Fujitsu
8 1 (5.88%) Isilon
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.88%) CommVault