The table below looks at the statistics for VCP4 in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP4 over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 257 235 256
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Contract jobs citing VCP4 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.051% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£338 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2677 1971 2120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.71% 22.96% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1032 931
Average daily rate £375 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 105 165
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.63 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.35 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

VCP4
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VCP4 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VCP4
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VCP4 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VCP4
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VCP4 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) VCP5
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VCAP
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) HP

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) VCP5
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) VCAP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell