The table below looks at the statistics for VCP4 in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP4 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 612 572 571
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -1
Contract jobs citing VCP4 1 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.056% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £413 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +4.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

VCP4
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VCP4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCP4
Daily Rate Trend

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

VCP4 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VCP4
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VCP4 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VCP4
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
England -31 1 £338 -18.18% 3
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) CCNA
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (75.00%) VCP5
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (50.00%) HP
6 6 (50.00%) Dell
6 6 (50.00%) EMC
6 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 6 (50.00%) 3PAR
7 5 (41.67%) EqualLogic
7 5 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (41.67%) XenApp
7 5 (41.67%) vSphere
7 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (41.67%) Celerra
7 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
7 5 (41.67%) CLARiiON
7 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
7 5 (41.67%) CCA
7 5 (41.67%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (41.67%) Perl
7 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 5 (41.67%) Symantec

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
1 5 (41.67%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Storage Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) CLARiiON
1 5 (41.67%) Celerra
1 5 (41.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Low Latency
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (75.00%) CCNA
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) VCP5
3 5 (41.67%) CCA
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) VCAP
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
2 5 (41.67%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) HP
4 6 (50.00%) Dell
4 6 (50.00%) EMC
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 5 (41.67%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp