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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 578 573 570
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing VCP4 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.075% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £575 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VCP4
UK

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
10022 9350 8593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 20.29% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6263 5473 4720
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 435 397
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -11 2 £575 +161.36%
VCP4
UK

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (100.00%) VCP5
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (33.33%) MCTS
4 2 (33.33%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) VCP5
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) VCAP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) AppSense
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec