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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 624 604 587
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing VCP4 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.076% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £178 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 - -
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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (100.00%) VCP5
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) vSphere
3 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) VCE vBlock
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) Replication
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (25.00%) EMC
6 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) Billing

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (50.00%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (25.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) VCP5
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 2 (25.00%) VCAP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (75.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (25.00%) vCloud
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Zerto
5 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) Altiris
5 1 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec