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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 612 599 564
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -35
Contract jobs citing VCAP 14 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Median daily rate £450 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £408 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
- +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10468 9499 9456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.25% 19.30% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6576 5501 5604
Median daily rate £405 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 471 485
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
South East -4 6 £550 - 1
London -3 5 £353 +10.15%
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 9 (56.25%) EMC
4 9 (56.25%) SaaS
4 9 (56.25%) PaaS
4 9 (56.25%) IaaS
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco
6 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (37.50%) OpenStack
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 5 (31.25%) Citrix
8 5 (31.25%) Windows
8 5 (31.25%) NetApp
8 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
8 5 (31.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (25.00%) VCP5
9 4 (25.00%) VCE vBlock
9 4 (25.00%) PLM
9 4 (25.00%) Ruby
9 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (25.00%) MCSE
9 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) Python
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 6 (37.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) IaaS
1 9 (56.25%) PaaS
1 9 (56.25%) SaaS
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Hardware Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (25.00%) VCE vBlock
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) PLM
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Workflow
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (25.00%) Python
1 4 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (25.00%) EMC Certification
2 4 (25.00%) MCSE
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) VCP5
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
3 3 (18.75%) PMP
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (12.50%) VCP6
5 1 (6.25%) CCA
5 1 (6.25%) CCAA
5 1 (6.25%) CCEE
5 1 (6.25%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) VCDX
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) EdgeSight
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) EMC
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) NetApp
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 3 (18.75%) Dell
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) F5
8 1 (6.25%) Symantec