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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK / England
Rank 559 592 576
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -16
Contract jobs citing VCAP 6 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.006% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.071% 0.031% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £638 £300 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £300 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 £414
% change year-on-year
- -27.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8399 9794 9522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.26% 21.06% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5315 6007 5661
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 450 434
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
London +14 4 £638 - 1
North West +25 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
VCAP
UK

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (60.00%) vSphere
4 11 (55.00%) MCSE
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (40.00%) VCP5
5 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (40.00%) NAS
5 8 (40.00%) VCP6
5 8 (40.00%) VMware ESX
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) SAN
6 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) NetBackup
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) Veritas
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) Advertising
9 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (20.00%) Citrix
9 4 (20.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (20.00%) vCloud
9 4 (20.00%) vRealize
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
10 3 (15.00%) XenApp
10 3 (15.00%) Converged Infrastructure

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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) NAS
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.00%) MPLS
3 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) FCoE
4 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Administrator
2 9 (45.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 6 (30.00%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 5 (25.00%) Architect
4 5 (25.00%) Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) Backup Administrator
5 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) NetBackup Administrator
6 3 (15.00%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (15.00%) Senior VMware Consultant
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Lead Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Blog
2 2 (10.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Presales
3 2 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Data Management
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (55.00%) MCSE
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (40.00%) VCP5
3 8 (40.00%) VCP6
4 4 (20.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (15.00%) MCITP
6 2 (10.00%) VCDX
7 1 (5.00%) CCIE
7 1 (5.00%) CCNA
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.00%) MCP
7 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) vSphere
2 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (20.00%) vCloud
6 3 (15.00%) XenApp
7 2 (10.00%) NFS
8 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (20.00%) vRealize
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Veritas
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) Symantec
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) Intel Security