The first table below looks at the demand 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 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 570 501 570
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +69
Contract jobs citing VCAP 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.025% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate £325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10038 7912 9697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.43% 18.18% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5729 4220 5089
Average daily rate £375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 462 524
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
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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 15 April 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 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - 6 £325 -
East of England -30 3 £250 - 1
South East - 2 £450 -
London -36 1 - - 3
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (75.00%) SAN
4 14 (70.00%) Windows
5 13 (65.00%) Dell
6 11 (55.00%) VMware ESX
7 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (45.00%) Linux
9 8 (40.00%) MCSE
9 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (40.00%) MCITP
10 7 (35.00%) VCDX
11 6 (30.00%) Replication
12 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
12 5 (25.00%) vCloud
12 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (20.00%) XenApp
13 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
13 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
13 4 (20.00%) CommVault
13 4 (20.00%) NetApp
13 4 (20.00%) Citrix
13 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 4 (20.00%) DHCP
13 4 (20.00%) DNS
13 4 (20.00%) SQL Server

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 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 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) VMWare Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) Storage Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Spread Betting
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (40.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (40.00%) MCITP
3 7 (35.00%) VCDX
4 2 (10.00%) NCDA
4 2 (10.00%) NCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) VTSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCEE
5 1 (5.00%) CCIA
5 1 (5.00%) VCP4
5 1 (5.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (55.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (25.00%) vCloud
5 4 (20.00%) XenApp
5 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Dell
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (20.00%) CommVault
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) Foundry
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