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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 574 554 552
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing VCAP 21 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.032% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.17% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 3
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£400 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £425 £288
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +47.82%
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
9843 9224 8269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.10% 18.69% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5255 4491
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 402 454
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 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 31 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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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 -4 11 £355 -23.24% 1
East of England - 6 £425 - 1
South East -9 3 - - 2
North West - 1 £420 -
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
6 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 14 (46.67%) ITIL
9 13 (43.33%) Linux
9 13 (43.33%) SAN
9 13 (43.33%) NetApp
9 13 (43.33%) vSphere
9 13 (43.33%) vCloud
10 10 (33.33%) VCP5
10 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (30.00%) HP
11 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (26.67%) Citrix
12 8 (26.67%) NAS
13 7 (23.33%) Solaris
13 7 (23.33%) Perl
13 7 (23.33%) Cisco
13 7 (23.33%) NetScaler
13 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
14 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (20.00%) DevOps
14 6 (20.00%) Puppet
14 6 (20.00%) CCNP
14 6 (20.00%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) PaaS
2 4 (13.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) SAN
2 8 (26.67%) NAS
3 7 (23.33%) NetScaler
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (13.33%) FCoE
5 4 (13.33%) MPLS
5 4 (13.33%) Firewall
5 4 (13.33%) VLAN
5 4 (13.33%) Network Security
5 4 (13.33%) iSCSI
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) SMTP
5 4 (13.33%) SNMP
5 4 (13.33%) VPN
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
1 5 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Architect
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
1 5 (16.67%) Administrator
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Architect
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) REST
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
3 5 (16.67%) FlexPod
4 4 (13.33%) Private Cloud
4 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 4 (13.33%) PKI
5 3 (10.00%) PMI
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Solaris
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Debian
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (13.33%) Data Analytics
3 4 (13.33%) Analytics
3 4 (13.33%) BCP
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Process Management
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) E-Discovery
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (23.33%) Perl
3 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (33.33%) VCP5
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (20.00%) MCSE
5 6 (20.00%) CCNP
6 5 (16.67%) CCNA
7 4 (13.33%) CCA
7 4 (13.33%) MCP
7 4 (13.33%) VCDX
7 4 (13.33%) NCDA
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (10.00%) Degree
8 3 (10.00%) CCIA
8 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
9 2 (6.67%) CCEE
9 2 (6.67%) CCAA
10 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (43.33%) vSphere
2 13 (43.33%) vCloud
3 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.33%) NFS
4 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.00%) KVM
5 3 (10.00%) XenApp
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
1 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.33%) SnapVault
2 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.00%) BladeLogic
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) NetApp
4 9 (30.00%) HP
5 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) Cisco
7 5 (16.67%) CommVault
8 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (13.33%) Symantec
8 4 (13.33%) IBM
8 4 (13.33%) Juniper
8 4 (13.33%) Dell
8 4 (13.33%) Brocade
8 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
8 4 (13.33%) F5
9 3 (10.00%) EMC
9 3 (10.00%) BMC
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle
10 2 (6.67%) AppSense