The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 248 235 245
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing VCP4 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.024% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.079% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £413 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 -
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
VCP4
England

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 18 April 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%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) VCP5
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) BCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) VCP5
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) VCAP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco