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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 613 605 568
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -37
Contract jobs citing VCP4 18 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.013% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.067% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £363 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £510 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £394 £306
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +28.57%
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
11268 10499 9250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6778 5971 5077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 434 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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
Top 11 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 31 August 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
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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 -19 18 £400 - 1
South East -22 11 £400 +1.58% 1
Hampshire - 11 £400 -
Lancashire - 4 £375 -
North West - 4 £375 -
London +3 3 £450 +12.50%
Blackpool - 3 £375 -
Southampton - 2 £360 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £451 -
City of London - 1 £500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
1 27 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 27 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (66.67%) vSphere
2 18 (66.67%) VCP5
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (55.56%) Windows
4 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (48.15%) VBScript
5 13 (48.15%) PowerShell
5 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) XenApp
6 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) Citrix
7 10 (37.04%) SAN
7 10 (37.04%) MCSE
7 10 (37.04%) 3PAR
7 10 (37.04%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (33.33%) vMotion
8 9 (33.33%) SCCM
8 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.93%) HP
9 7 (25.93%) SCOM
9 7 (25.93%) NetScaler
9 7 (25.93%) FCoE
9 7 (25.93%) Fibre Channel

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) SAN
2 7 (25.93%) FCoE
2 7 (25.93%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (25.93%) NetScaler
3 6 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (14.81%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (3.70%) LAN
6 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
1 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Software Deployment
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
3 4 (14.81%) Server Building
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) VBScript
1 13 (48.15%) PowerShell
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (66.67%) VCP5
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 10 (37.04%) MCSE
6 5 (18.52%) CCNA
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (18.52%) MCITP
7 4 (14.81%) MCSA
7 4 (14.81%) CCNP
8 1 (3.70%) MCTS
8 1 (3.70%) VCAP
System Software
1 27 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (66.67%) vSphere
3 11 (40.74%) XenApp
4 10 (37.04%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
6 4 (14.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) SCCM
1 9 (33.33%) vMotion
2 7 (25.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (40.74%) Citrix
4 10 (37.04%) 3PAR
5 7 (25.93%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) AppSense
6 4 (14.81%) Altiris
6 4 (14.81%) Symantec
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 2 (7.41%) CommVault
7 2 (7.41%) Red Hat