The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 578 542 575
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +33
Contract jobs citing VCP4 10 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.041% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £306 £225
% change year-on-year
+46.93% +36.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10411 9079 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.05% 17.76% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5857 4871 5075
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 502 611
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 30 July 2014.

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
Top 21 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 30 July 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 -38 10 £400 +23.07% 1
London +11 6 £400 -3.03%
South East -12 2 £450 +46.93%
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Reading - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
1 15 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (80.00%) CCNA
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) VCP5
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) vSphere
5 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (46.67%) HP
6 7 (46.67%) EMC
7 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 6 (40.00%) SAN
7 6 (40.00%) Dell
7 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (40.00%) NetBackup
7 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (40.00%) Symantec
7 6 (40.00%) iSCSI
7 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
7 6 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (33.33%) Low Latency
8 5 (33.33%) Celerra
8 5 (33.33%) CLARiiON
8 5 (33.33%) EqualLogic
8 5 (33.33%) XenApp

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
1 6 (40.00%) iSCSI
1 6 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Storage Architect
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Celerra
1 5 (33.33%) CLARiiON
1 5 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) BCP
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (80.00%) CCNA
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (73.33%) VCP5
4 5 (33.33%) MCSE
4 5 (33.33%) CCA
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) MCITP
6 3 (20.00%) MCTS
6 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) CCNP
6 3 (20.00%) VCAP
7 1 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) vSphere
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (33.33%) XenApp
5 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (13.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) EMC
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix
5 6 (40.00%) Dell
5 6 (40.00%) Symantec
5 6 (40.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) Hitachi