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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 608 577 543
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -34
Contract jobs citing VCP4 1 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.047% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Average daily rate
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- £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £413 £325
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50

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
10773 10593 8605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.41% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6075 6056 4598
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £528 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 536 466
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 2 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 5 May 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 -27 1 - - 1
London - 1 - -

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) EMC
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) C
1 8 (100.00%) NetApp
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (100.00%) VCP5
2 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Legato
3 4 (50.00%) CLARiiON
3 4 (50.00%) Xen
3 4 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
4 3 (37.50%) Fujitsu
4 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Network Security
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
1 8 (100.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Legato
1 4 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 3 (37.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) EMC
1 8 (100.00%) NetApp
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) 3PAR
2 3 (37.50%) Fujitsu
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Isilon