The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 587 492 555
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +63
Contract jobs citing VCP4 3 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.026% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 10
Average daily rate £413 £315 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -34.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £278 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £379 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
VCP4
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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London - - - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) VCP5
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) BCP

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) BCP
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) VCP5
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VCAP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp