The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 535 545 568
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Contract jobs citing VCAP 18 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.048% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
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£475 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £288 -
% change year-on-year
+56.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9190 8305 9096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.62% 17.82% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 4509 4797
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 455 566
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCAP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCAP across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VCAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 13 £463 +54.16% 1
South East - 4 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VCAP 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 VCAP.

1 31 (100.00%) VMware
1 31 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 30 (96.77%) vSphere
3 27 (87.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (70.97%) SAN
5 15 (48.39%) Windows
6 14 (45.16%) Linux
6 14 (45.16%) VCDX
7 13 (41.94%) vCloud
8 12 (38.71%) HP
8 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (38.71%) Replication
9 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
9 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (29.03%) Dell
9 9 (29.03%) MCSE
10 8 (25.81%) NAS
10 8 (25.81%) Puppet
11 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
11 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 7 (22.58%) MCITP
12 6 (19.35%) Migration
12 6 (19.35%) Cisco
12 6 (19.35%) Hitachi
12 6 (19.35%) IaaS
13 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
13 5 (16.13%) NetApp
13 5 (16.13%) MS Excel

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VCAP 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 VCAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) SAN
2 8 (25.81%) NAS
3 3 (9.68%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
General
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 3 (9.68%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Storage Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) VMWare Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Architect
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Spread Betting
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (16.13%) Validation
3 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (45.16%) VCDX
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (29.03%) MCSE
4 7 (22.58%) MCITP
5 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) MCTS
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.90%) CCNA
7 3 (9.68%) VCP5
7 3 (9.68%) VCP4
8 2 (6.45%) NCDA
8 2 (6.45%) NCIE
9 1 (3.23%) CCNP
System Software
1 30 (96.77%) vSphere
2 27 (87.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (41.94%) vCloud
4 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
5 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
6 3 (9.68%) XenApp
6 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (38.71%) HP
3 9 (29.03%) Dell
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 6 (19.35%) Hitachi
6 5 (16.13%) NetApp
7 3 (9.68%) Juniper
7 3 (9.68%) IBM
7 3 (9.68%) EMC
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix
8 2 (6.45%) PlateSpin
9 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.59 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago