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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 645 620 608
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -12
Contract jobs citing VCP4 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.066% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.44%
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
11613 10538 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.60% 19.42% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7212 6027 6068
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 537 529
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 8 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 26 May 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 3 £425 +25.00% 1
England -13 3 £425 +25.00% 2
Hampshire -3 1 £425 +25.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 £320 -
Basingstoke - 1 £425 -
Oxford - 1 £320 -
Reading - 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £425 - 1

VCP4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) EMC
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) High Availability
3 3 (60.00%) vCloud
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 2 (40.00%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) vRealize
4 2 (40.00%) Zerto
4 2 (40.00%) VCP5
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) Billing
4 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery

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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) HSRP
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VRRP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) VCP5
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) vCloud
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vRealize
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Zerto
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft