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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 570 549 534
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs citing VCAP 9 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.027% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.093% 0.14% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -
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
9682 9478 7616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.13% 19.35% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5555 5495 4097
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 478 418
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £49.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -3 6 £298 - 1
North West - 1 £420 -
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (88.46%) Windows
3 21 (80.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (73.08%) vSphere
5 18 (69.23%) vCloud
6 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (61.54%) Linux
7 16 (61.54%) SAN
8 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (38.46%) MCSE
9 10 (38.46%) Cisco
9 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
9 10 (38.46%) NAS
9 10 (38.46%) VCDX
9 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 8 (30.77%) CCNP
10 8 (30.77%) Puppet
10 8 (30.77%) OpenStack
10 8 (30.77%) IaaS
10 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (30.77%) Private Cloud
11 7 (26.92%) CCNA
11 7 (26.92%) HP
11 7 (26.92%) ITIL
11 7 (26.92%) Citrix
11 7 (26.92%) Spread Betting
12 6 (23.08%) Publishing
12 6 (23.08%) Firewall

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (30.77%) OpenStack
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (30.77%) IaaS
3 3 (11.54%) SaaS
3 3 (11.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) SAN
2 10 (38.46%) NAS
3 6 (23.08%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) MPLS
4 5 (19.23%) LAN
4 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) SSL
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (15.38%) DNS
5 4 (15.38%) VLAN
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) SMTP
6 3 (11.54%) SNMP
6 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
6 3 (11.54%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (7.69%) DMVPN
7 2 (7.69%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (23.08%) Publishing
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Private Cloud
2 7 (26.92%) Spread Betting
3 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) PKI
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Debian
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) BCP
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
3 4 (15.38%) Validation
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Process Management
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Data Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) E-Discovery
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (38.46%) MCSE
3 10 (38.46%) VCDX
4 8 (30.77%) CCNP
5 7 (26.92%) CCNA
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (15.38%) MCP
7 4 (15.38%) VCP5
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (11.54%) MCSA
9 2 (7.69%) CCEA
9 2 (7.69%) CISSP
9 2 (7.69%) CCDA
9 2 (7.69%) CCDP
9 2 (7.69%) CCA
9 2 (7.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) vSphere
2 18 (69.23%) vCloud
3 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.85%) NFS
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
1 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Nagios
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) NetApp
5 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
6 4 (15.38%) CommVault
7 3 (11.54%) Brocade
7 3 (11.54%) PlateSpin
7 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
7 3 (11.54%) F5
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (11.54%) Juniper
7 3 (11.54%) Dell
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec