The first table below looks at the demand for VCP4 in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP4 over the 3 months to 25 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
Rank 116 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing VCP4 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.20% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 1.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £144 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £288 £225
% change year-on-year
+56.52% +27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
408 322 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.85% 16.40% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 158 173
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.95% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.95 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.45 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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VCP4
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCP4 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

VCP4 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VCP4
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCP4 across the West Midlands region.

VCP4 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VCP4
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere

VCP4
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) VMware