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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 593 614 609
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing VCAP 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.067% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £440 £400 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £291 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £460 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VCAP
UK

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
9240 10437 10764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.72% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5846 6405 6200
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 501
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +11 7 £433 -13.50%
South East +17 1 £550 +92.98%
East of England +2 1 - -
North West -1 1 - -
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (57.89%) MCSE
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (57.89%) vSphere
4 8 (42.11%) VCP5
4 8 (42.11%) NAS
4 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) SAN
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
5 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
5 7 (36.84%) VCP6
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) Veritas
8 4 (21.05%) vCloud
8 4 (21.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 4 (21.05%) vRealize
8 4 (21.05%) Advertising
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) HP
9 3 (15.79%) Symantec
9 3 (15.79%) MPLS
9 3 (15.79%) 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.79%) MPLS
3 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) FCoE
4 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
General
1 4 (21.05%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Administrator
2 9 (47.37%) VMWare Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 5 (26.32%) Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (21.05%) Architect
5 4 (21.05%) Backup Administrator
5 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) NetBackup Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (15.79%) Senior VMware Consultant
6 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
6 3 (15.79%) VMware Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
8 1 (5.26%) Automation Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
8 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Blog
2 2 (10.53%) FlexPod
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.79%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Presales
3 2 (10.53%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (57.89%) MCSE
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (42.11%) VCP5
4 7 (36.84%) VCP6
5 4 (21.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (15.79%) MCITP
7 1 (5.26%) CCIE
7 1 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MCP
7 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.26%) PMP
7 1 (5.26%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
1 11 (57.89%) vSphere
2 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (21.05%) vCloud
5 3 (15.79%) XenApp
6 2 (10.53%) NFS
7 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
2 4 (21.05%) vRealize
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Veritas
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) Veeam
7 1 (5.26%) Intel Security