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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 642 638 626
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing VCP4 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.005% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.017% 0.027% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £425 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £413
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
11855 10946 10758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 19.65% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7439 6202 6108
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 537 533
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.93 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 6 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 28 April 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
England -23 2 £425 - 2
South East - 2 £425 - 1
Reading - 1 £425 -
Basingstoke - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) VCP5
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) vCloud
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) vRealize
4 2 (33.33%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
4 2 (33.33%) Billing
4 2 (33.33%) Zerto
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) HSRP
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VRRP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (33.33%) Billing
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (33.33%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (66.67%) VCP5
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) vCloud
4 2 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) vRealize
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Zerto
5 1 (16.67%) CommVault
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft