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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 571 562 571
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing VCAP 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.070% 0.084% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£483 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.83% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £288 -
% change year-on-year
+67.82% -
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
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
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 19 September 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
South East - 3 £490 - 6
London +11 2 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England - 2 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
1 27 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 23 (85.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (85.19%) vSphere
3 15 (55.56%) VCDX
3 15 (55.56%) SAN
3 15 (55.56%) vCloud
4 12 (44.44%) HP
5 10 (37.04%) Linux
6 9 (33.33%) MCSE
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) Puppet
7 8 (29.63%) OpenStack
7 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (29.63%) NAS
8 7 (25.93%) Replication
8 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (22.22%) Hitachi
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 6 (22.22%) MCTS
9 6 (22.22%) MCITP
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) IaaS
10 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco
10 5 (18.52%) Validation
11 4 (14.81%) Publishing
11 4 (14.81%) NetApp
11 4 (14.81%) Spread Betting

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (29.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) SAN
2 8 (29.63%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 3 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Consultant
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Storage Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Replication
2 4 (14.81%) Spread Betting
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) Coaching
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (55.56%) VCDX
3 9 (33.33%) MCSE
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (22.22%) MCTS
4 6 (22.22%) MCITP
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) NCDA
6 3 (11.11%) NCIE
6 3 (11.11%) VCP5
6 3 (11.11%) VCP4
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 23 (85.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 23 (85.19%) vSphere
2 15 (55.56%) vCloud
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Puppet
2 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (44.44%) HP
3 6 (22.22%) Hitachi
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) NetApp
6 3 (11.11%) PlateSpin
7 2 (7.41%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) Dell