The table below looks at the statistics for VCAP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCAP over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 619 617 607
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing VCAP 9 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £439 £406 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £369 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10223 10297 9546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.37% 19.37% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6393 6244 5494
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 496 402
Median hourly rate £27.80 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VCAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

VCAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

VCAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VCAP Daily Rate Trend in England

VCAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VCAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

VCAP
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 VCAP within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
London -22 7 £439 +12.50% 1
East of England +14 2 - - 1
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VCAP 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 VCAP.

1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (69.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (47.83%) MCSE
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco
5 10 (43.48%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
6 9 (39.13%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) EMC
7 8 (34.78%) IaaS
7 8 (34.78%) VCP5
7 8 (34.78%) vSphere
7 8 (34.78%) SaaS
7 8 (34.78%) PaaS
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 7 (30.43%) SAN
9 6 (26.09%) NetApp
9 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
9 6 (26.09%) Citrix
9 6 (26.09%) VCP6
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
10 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (21.74%) OpenStack
10 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (21.74%) NAS
10 5 (21.74%) HP
10 5 (21.74%) Solaris

VCAP
Top Related 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 5 (21.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) IaaS
1 8 (34.78%) PaaS
1 8 (34.78%) SaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
1 7 (30.43%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (21.74%) NAS
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) FCoE
5 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) VMWare Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Senior VMWare Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Backup Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) NetBackup Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Senior VMware Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (8.70%) VMS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Change Management
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
1 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) PLM
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 2 (8.70%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) Python
1 3 (13.04%) Ruby
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (47.83%) MCSE
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (34.78%) VCP5
4 6 (26.09%) VCP6
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) CCNP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.04%) EMC Certification
5 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
5 3 (13.04%) PMP
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) MCP
7 1 (4.35%) CCA
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.35%) MCSA
7 1 (4.35%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) vSphere
4 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (13.04%) vCloud
5 3 (13.04%) XenApp
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) EMC
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) NetApp
5 5 (21.74%) HP
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
6 4 (17.39%) Veritas
7 3 (13.04%) Dell
7 3 (13.04%) Symantec
8 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
8 2 (8.70%) IBM
9 1 (4.35%) F5
9 1 (4.35%) Intel Security