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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 568 542 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing VCAP 11 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.019% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£468 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.78% -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
10205 8433 7980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.58% 18.01% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 4791 4216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.21 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +18 7 £485 -9.76% 5
Yorkshire -10 2 £313 -15.54%
South East -33 2 £490 +32.43%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (72.22%) vCloud
4 12 (66.67%) vSphere
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (55.56%) Windows
5 10 (55.56%) MCSE
6 9 (50.00%) Linux
6 9 (50.00%) SAN
7 7 (38.89%) Puppet
7 7 (38.89%) NAS
7 7 (38.89%) VCDX
7 7 (38.89%) OpenStack
7 7 (38.89%) IaaS
7 7 (38.89%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (33.33%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Spread Betting
10 4 (22.22%) PlateSpin
10 4 (22.22%) Publishing
10 4 (22.22%) Validation
10 4 (22.22%) Migration
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 3 (16.67%) CCNP
11 3 (16.67%) CCNA
11 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 3 (16.67%) DNS
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (38.89%) OpenStack
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) SAN
2 7 (38.89%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 2 (11.11%) OSPF
4 2 (11.11%) BGP
4 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 2 (11.11%) VRRP
4 2 (11.11%) IPsec
4 2 (11.11%) SSL
4 2 (11.11%) DMVPN
4 2 (11.11%) VPLS
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) HSRP
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Spread Betting
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Validation
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) BCP
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (55.56%) MCSE
3 7 (38.89%) VCDX
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) MCTS
5 3 (16.67%) MCITP
5 3 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) CCDA
6 2 (11.11%) CCDP
6 2 (11.11%) MCSA
6 2 (11.11%) CISSP
6 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) CCSA
6 2 (11.11%) CCSE
6 2 (11.11%) NCDA
6 2 (11.11%) NCIE
6 2 (11.11%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (72.22%) vCloud
3 12 (66.67%) vSphere
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
5 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
1 7 (38.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) PlateSpin
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) NetApp
5 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
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