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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 86 563 527
Rank change year-on-year
+477 -36
Contract jobs citing VCP4 1124 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 0.006% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.94% 0.030% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 1 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -

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
11306 9847 8223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.59% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6538 5305 4364
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 465 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% -32.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

VCP4 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

VCP4 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VCP4
Top 30 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 27 February 2015. 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 +453 1019 £400 +6.66% 6864
London - 405 £413 - 2273
South East +153 231 £400 +6.66% 1283
City of London - 116 £423 - 791
North West - 89 £431 - 745
Berkshire - 74 £375 - 281
South West - 72 £400 - 641
East Midlands +57 59 £425 - 339
Scotland - 59 £375 - 274
Hampshire +37 52 £396 - 257
West Midlands - 51 £375 - 435
Yorkshire - 47 £350 - 534
Manchester - 44 £450 - 425
East of England - 38 £413 - 467
Surrey +30 31 £400 +6.66% 259
Reading - 30 £400 - 119
West Yorkshire - 27 £363 - 306
Edinburgh - 26 £374 - 134
Oxfordshire - 24 £425 - 126
Buckinghamshire - 22 £375 - 111
Leeds - 19 £375 - 211
Cheshire - 18 £400 - 179
Bristol - 17 £375 - 219
Northamptonshire - 16 £438 - 61
Wiltshire - 16 £450 - 78
West Sussex - 16 £425 - 57
North East - 16 £325 - 99
Leicestershire +19 15 £425 - 70
Gloucestershire - 15 £438 - 106
Oxford - 15 £425 - 46

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 230 (20.46%) Finance
2 211 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (18.15%) Windows
4 189 (16.81%) Microsoft
5 184 (16.37%) SQL
6 137 (12.19%) .NET
7 136 (12.10%) SQL Server
8 127 (11.30%) C#
9 124 (11.03%) Oracle
10 122 (10.85%) Java
11 119 (10.59%) Security Cleared
12 111 (9.88%) Project Management
13 108 (9.61%) Migration
14 99 (8.81%) JavaScript
15 98 (8.72%) HTML
16 94 (8.36%) MS Excel
17 90 (8.01%) ITIL
17 90 (8.01%) SC Cleared
18 89 (7.92%) Active Directory
19 85 (7.56%) Linux
20 78 (6.94%) Telecoms
21 77 (6.85%) CSS
22 75 (6.67%) Banking
23 74 (6.58%) VMware
24 72 (6.41%) Degree
25 70 (6.23%) ASP.NET
25 70 (6.23%) Cisco
26 65 (5.78%) UNIX
26 65 (5.78%) MVC
27 64 (5.69%) Scrum

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 55 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.76%) IIS
4 21 (1.87%) CMS
5 17 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (1.42%) IBM Notes
7 14 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.16%) Apache
8 13 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.89%) Lync
11 9 (0.80%) Node.js
12 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.62%) JBoss
14 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.53%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 94 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 45 (4.00%) MS Office
3 44 (3.91%) MS Project
4 43 (3.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.18%) InDesign
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.089%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.089%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.089%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.089%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.089%) Simulink
9 1 (0.089%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 24 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.36%) BASE24
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.36%) Agresso
8 3 (0.27%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.27%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.42%) Office 365
3 12 (1.07%) SaaS
4 8 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.36%) Force.com
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.18%) Route 53
8 1 (0.089%) GitHub
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.089%) Yammer
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.089%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.36%) Firewall
2 46 (4.09%) WAN
3 43 (3.83%) SAN
4 36 (3.20%) DNS
5 35 (3.11%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.85%) LAN
7 28 (2.49%) Radio Access Network
8 27 (2.40%) GSM
9 23 (2.05%) 3G
10 22 (1.96%) Internet
10 22 (1.96%) OSPF
10 22 (1.96%) Wireless
10 22 (1.96%) Network Security
11 21 (1.87%) 4G
11 21 (1.87%) DHCP
11 21 (1.87%) Ethernet
12 19 (1.69%) ATM
12 19 (1.69%) BGP
12 19 (1.69%) MPLS
13 18 (1.60%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (2.58%) MySQL
6 24 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.33%) Big Data
10 15 (1.33%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.89%) QlikView
12 10 (0.89%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (2.58%) Subversion
2 23 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 21 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.78%) JIRA
6 15 (1.33%) Selenium
6 15 (1.33%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.25%) Maven
8 11 (0.98%) JUnit
8 11 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.89%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.80%) Ant
11 8 (0.71%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.62%) NUnit
13 6 (0.53%) MSI
14 5 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
15 4 (0.36%) WebDriver
15 4 (0.36%) Gradle
15 4 (0.36%) Axure RP
General
1 230 (20.46%) Finance
2 78 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 75 (6.67%) Banking
4 37 (3.29%) Marketing
5 35 (3.11%) Retail
5 35 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.78%) Legal
7 17 (1.51%) Advertising
7 17 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.16%) Law
8 13 (1.16%) Games
9 12 (1.07%) Back Office
10 11 (0.98%) Publishing
11 9 (0.80%) Electronics
11 9 (0.80%) Billing
12 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.71%) Front Office
13 7 (0.62%) Local Government
14 6 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 274 (24.38%) Developer
2 169 (15.04%) Analyst
3 84 (7.47%) Project Manager
4 80 (7.12%) Consultant
5 78 (6.94%) Architect
6 75 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 49 (4.36%) .NET Developer
8 36 (3.20%) Java Developer
9 35 (3.11%) C# Developer
10 33 (2.94%) Senior Developer
11 29 (2.58%) Network Engineer
12 28 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.31%) Support Engineer
14 21 (1.87%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (1.78%) Designer
15 20 (1.78%) Support Analyst
16 18 (1.60%) Field Engineer
17 17 (1.51%) Systems Engineer
18 16 (1.42%) Senior Manager
18 16 (1.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (12.19%) .NET
2 98 (8.72%) HTML
3 77 (6.85%) CSS
4 70 (6.23%) ASP.NET
5 57 (5.07%) Web Services
6 51 (4.54%) jQuery
7 45 (4.00%) XML
8 42 (3.74%) .NET Framework
9 40 (3.56%) HTML5
10 36 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (2.94%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.76%) WCF
13 24 (2.14%) Spring
13 24 (2.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 23 (2.05%) Middleware
15 22 (1.96%) WPF
15 22 (1.96%) REST
16 18 (1.60%) CSS3
16 18 (1.60%) RESTful
16 18 (1.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.58%) User Experience
3 24 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 22 (1.96%) Clustering
5 18 (1.60%) Open Source
6 17 (1.51%) Replication
7 13 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.07%) Life Science
9 11 (0.98%) NHS
10 10 (0.89%) PMI
11 9 (0.80%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.71%) Derivative
13 7 (0.62%) Celerra
13 7 (0.62%) DTV
13 7 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.62%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.62%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 204 (18.15%) Windows
2 85 (7.56%) Linux
3 65 (5.78%) UNIX
4 59 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (3.83%) Windows 7
7 33 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.60%) Android
9 16 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.25%) Solaris
11 13 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.16%) CentOS
12 12 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.07%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.53%) HPUX
13 6 (0.53%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.44%) AIX
15 4 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (9.88%) Project Management
3 108 (9.61%) Migration
4 90 (8.01%) ITIL
5 65 (5.78%) MVC
6 64 (5.69%) Scrum
7 63 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (5.16%) TDD
9 54 (4.80%) PRINCE2
10 51 (4.54%) CRM
11 49 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (4.36%) Change Management
12 44 (3.91%) Service Delivery
13 41 (3.65%) OO
14 40 (3.56%) ETL
14 40 (3.56%) Service Management
15 38 (3.38%) Configuration Management
16 36 (3.20%) Programme Management
17 34 (3.02%) E-Commerce
18 33 (2.94%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 184 (16.37%) SQL
2 127 (11.30%) C#
3 122 (10.85%) Java
4 99 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 35 (3.11%) C
6 34 (3.02%) Python
7 30 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 26 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 22 (1.96%) Perl
9 22 (1.96%) PHP
10 21 (1.87%) C++
11 20 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.33%) Ruby
13 15 (1.33%) VB
14 10 (0.89%) VBScript
15 9 (0.80%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.62%) VBA
18 6 (0.53%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 119 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 90 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 72 (6.41%) Degree
4 37 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.78%) MCITP
7 20 (1.78%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.51%) CCNA
9 16 (1.42%) CCNP
9 16 (1.42%) PMP
10 15 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.89%) ISEB
14 8 (0.71%) MCSE
14 8 (0.71%) VCP5
15 7 (0.62%) MCTS
16 6 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.65%) SLA
2 35 (3.11%) QA
3 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.53%) Solvency II
4 5 (0.44%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.18%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.089%) BS7799
8 1 (0.089%) Basel II
8 1 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.089%) GMP
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.089%) WAI
8 1 (0.089%) COBIT
8 1 (0.089%) MiFID
8 1 (0.089%) HL7
8 1 (0.089%) CDISC
System Software
1 89 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.96%) XenApp
5 17 (1.51%) vSphere
6 16 (1.42%) VMware ESX
6 16 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.89%) Xen
8 9 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.53%) Firmware
11 5 (0.44%) vCloud
11 5 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.27%) UAG
12 3 (0.27%) Docker
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (3.56%) SCCM
2 22 (1.96%) Puppet
3 15 (1.33%) SCOM
4 13 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (0.71%) Ansible
7 6 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.53%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.44%) Nagios
8 5 (0.44%) Legato
8 5 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.44%) WSUS
8 5 (0.44%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.36%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.27%) Control-M
10 3 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 189 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 124 (11.03%) Oracle
3 74 (6.58%) VMware
4 70 (6.23%) Cisco
5 59 (5.25%) HP
6 56 (4.98%) SAP
7 55 (4.89%) Citrix
8 32 (2.85%) EMC
9 29 (2.58%) Ericsson
10 27 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 24 (2.14%) IBM
12 23 (2.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 22 (1.96%) Business Objects
14 20 (1.78%) Nortel
15 19 (1.69%) NetApp
16 18 (1.60%) Juniper
17 17 (1.51%) Lotus
17 17 (1.51%) Huawei
18 15 (1.33%) CheckPoint
19 14 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
Northamptonshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
AMsource Technology
Rate: expenses
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jonathan Garth
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago