The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VCP4 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional 4 (VCP4)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 626 595
Rank change year-on-year +48 -31  
Contract jobs citing VCP4 2 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.002% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.024% 0.009% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
Median daily rate £500 £320 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -18.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £320 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £320 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate - £320 £364
% change year-on-year - -12.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VCP4 is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8246 10528 9609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.61% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4958 6660 5680
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 363 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +22.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

VCP4
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VCP4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VCP4 in England

VCP4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VCP4 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VCP4 in England

VCP4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP4 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VCP4 in England

VCP4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP4 within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
London - 2 £500 -
VCP4
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for VCP4.

1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) VCP5
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (50.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP

VCP4
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (50.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) EdgeSight
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) EMC