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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 547 532 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing VCAP 16 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.016% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.084% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.82% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
9291 8310 7222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.67% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 4609 3836
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 388 521
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 10 £430 -25.21% 3
South East -24 4 £495 +33.78%
Yorkshire -8 2 £313 -15.54%
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (73.91%) vSphere
3 16 (69.57%) vCloud
4 15 (65.22%) Windows
5 14 (60.87%) MCSE
5 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (56.52%) Linux
7 11 (47.83%) SAN
8 10 (43.48%) VCDX
9 9 (39.13%) Puppet
9 9 (39.13%) OpenStack
9 9 (39.13%) IaaS
9 9 (39.13%) NAS
9 9 (39.13%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (30.43%) HP
10 7 (30.43%) Spread Betting
11 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 6 (26.09%) Publishing
11 6 (26.09%) PlateSpin
12 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
12 5 (21.74%) Cisco
12 5 (21.74%) Migration
13 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
13 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 4 (17.39%) Citrix
13 4 (17.39%) Validation
14 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 9 (39.13%) OpenStack
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) IaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) SAN
2 9 (39.13%) NAS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) SSL
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) OSPF
4 2 (8.70%) BGP
4 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.70%) VRRP
4 2 (8.70%) VPLS
4 2 (8.70%) IPsec
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.70%) HSRP
4 2 (8.70%) DMVPN
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (26.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Spread Betting
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) BCP
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (60.87%) MCSE
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (43.48%) VCDX
4 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) MCTS
6 3 (13.04%) MCITP
6 3 (13.04%) CCNP
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 3 (13.04%) MCP
7 2 (8.70%) MCSA
7 2 (8.70%) CCDA
7 2 (8.70%) CCDP
7 2 (8.70%) CCSE
7 2 (8.70%) CCSA
7 2 (8.70%) CISSP
7 2 (8.70%) VCP5
7 2 (8.70%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (73.91%) vSphere
2 16 (69.57%) vCloud
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Puppet
1 9 (39.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) PlateSpin
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint