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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 648 662 640
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing VCP4 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.019% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.097% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 1
Median daily rate £358 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.46% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10981 11377 11557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 19.66% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6808 6876 6383
Median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 526 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

VCP4
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VCP4 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP4 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 4 £358 -4.46%
Hampshire +9 4 £358 -4.46%
England -8 4 £358 -4.46% 1
Hook - 4 £358 -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VCP4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VCP4.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) VCP5
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Supermicro
2 4 (80.00%) Server Building
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Altiris
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (80.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Server Building
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (80.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Altiris
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Supermicro
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) EMC