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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 571 537 552
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +15
Contract jobs citing VCAP 15 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.038% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.20% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
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£400 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +54.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +45.83%
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
9449 9079 8041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 18.96% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 5236 4338
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 410 459
Average hourly rate £22.20 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -16 9 £320 -30.81% 2
East of England +4 3 £425 -15.00% 1
South East -14 2 - - 2
North West - 1 £420 - 2
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (96.00%) VMware
2 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 16 (64.00%) vSphere
4 15 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (56.00%) vCloud
6 11 (44.00%) SAN
7 10 (40.00%) NetApp
7 10 (40.00%) HP
7 10 (40.00%) Linux
7 10 (40.00%) MCSE
7 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (36.00%) ITIL
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (36.00%) Citrix
9 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
10 7 (28.00%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (24.00%) NAS
11 6 (24.00%) CCNP
11 6 (24.00%) MCP
11 6 (24.00%) Perl
11 6 (24.00%) Web Services
11 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (24.00%) NetScaler
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (20.00%) VCP5

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) PaaS
2 4 (16.00%) SaaS
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) SAN
2 6 (24.00%) NAS
2 6 (24.00%) NetScaler
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (16.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 4 (16.00%) FCoE
4 4 (16.00%) MPLS
4 4 (16.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) Network Security
4 4 (16.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (16.00%) LAN
4 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 4 (16.00%) SMTP
4 4 (16.00%) SNMP
4 4 (16.00%) VPN
4 4 (16.00%) DNS
4 4 (16.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) FlexPod Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (16.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Spread Betting
3 1 (4.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (16.00%) Solaris
5 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) BCP
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.00%) Process Management
2 4 (16.00%) Data Architecture
2 4 (16.00%) E-Discovery
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
2 4 (16.00%) Analytics
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (40.00%) MCSE
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (28.00%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (24.00%) MCP
6 6 (24.00%) CCNP
7 5 (20.00%) CCNA
7 5 (20.00%) VCP5
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (16.00%) NCDA
8 4 (16.00%) VCDX
9 3 (12.00%) CCA
10 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) CCIA
11 1 (4.00%) NCIE
11 1 (4.00%) CCEE
11 1 (4.00%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) vSphere
2 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (56.00%) vCloud
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (16.00%) NFS
4 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.00%) XenApp
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
1 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.00%) SnapVault
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) VMware
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) HP
3 10 (40.00%) NetApp
4 9 (36.00%) Citrix
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.00%) CommVault
6 4 (16.00%) IBM
6 4 (16.00%) Dell
6 4 (16.00%) Juniper
6 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.00%) Symantec
6 4 (16.00%) Brocade
6 4 (16.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (16.00%) F5
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.00%) PlateSpin
9 1 (4.00%) AppSense
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