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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 579 569 566
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing VCAP 2 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.034% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.17% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Average daily rate £300 £468 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.82% +26.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £490 £370
% change year-on-year
-38.77% +32.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VCAP
UK

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 9411 8873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.18% 20.22% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6149 5512 4861
Average daily rate £405 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 441 405
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £300 -
VCAP
UK

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) SAN
5 5 (45.45%) NetApp
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) Solaris
6 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) EMC
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (36.36%) PMI
6 4 (36.36%) PMI Certification
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) NAS
6 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) Korn
6 4 (36.36%) BladeLogic
6 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
6 4 (36.36%) KVM
6 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
6 4 (36.36%) VCDX

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) PMI
2 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (9.09%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
1 4 (36.36%) Korn
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (36.36%) PMI Certification
2 4 (36.36%) VCDX
3 3 (27.27%) CCAA
3 3 (27.27%) CCEE
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) VCP5
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) MCTS
4 2 (18.18%) VCP4
5 1 (9.09%) CCIA
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) KVM
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) BladeLogic
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (9.09%) ThinApp
3 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) NetApp
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) EMC
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) BMC
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) AppSense
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
6 1 (9.09%) Sophos