The table below looks at the statistics for VCAP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCAP over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 637 627 600
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing VCAP 14 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.033% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 11
Median daily rate £431 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.07% -0.58%
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 across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11529 10945 10643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.35% 19.17% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7205 6556 6021
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 545 469
Median hourly rate £28.63 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.69 £51.17 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VCAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

VCAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCAP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCAP within the UK.

VCAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VCAP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VCAP within the UK.

VCAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VCAP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England -27 7 - - 3
Scotland - 7 £431 -
Edinburgh - 7 £431 -
London 0 4 - - 2
East of England +19 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
South East +9 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 with a requirement for VCAP.

1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (78.13%) Cisco
2 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (68.75%) Linux
4 20 (62.50%) vSphere
5 18 (56.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (56.25%) Data Centre
6 17 (53.13%) IaaS
6 17 (53.13%) SaaS
6 17 (53.13%) PaaS
7 16 (50.00%) EMC
8 13 (40.63%) Windows
8 13 (40.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (34.38%) vCloud
9 11 (34.38%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (34.38%) SAN
10 10 (31.25%) MySQL
10 10 (31.25%) Puppet
10 10 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (31.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (28.13%) VCP6
12 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
13 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (21.88%) EMC VNX
13 7 (21.88%) vRealize
14 6 (18.75%) OpenStack
14 6 (18.75%) Scrum
14 6 (18.75%) Citrix

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills 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 (18.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) IaaS
1 17 (53.13%) PaaS
1 17 (53.13%) SaaS
2 11 (34.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (34.38%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (9.38%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) MPLS
5 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.25%) WAN
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (3.13%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (3.13%) SAN Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Storage Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (18.75%) J2EE
3 4 (12.50%) REST
4 3 (9.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) EMC VNX
3 5 (15.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (12.50%) VCE vBlock
5 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (15.63%) Solaris
5 3 (9.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Scrum
3 4 (12.50%) Build Automation
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) PLM
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (3.13%) DevOps
6 1 (3.13%) ERP
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) Python
1 4 (12.50%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (28.13%) VCP6
3 6 (18.75%) MCSE
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.50%) EMC Certification
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) VCP5
5 3 (9.38%) CCNA
5 3 (9.38%) CCNP
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.38%) PMI Certification
5 3 (9.38%) PMP
6 2 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) CCA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) MCP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (62.50%) vSphere
3 11 (34.38%) vCloud
4 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 5 (15.63%) Docker
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (9.38%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Puppet
2 7 (21.88%) vRealize
3 5 (15.63%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (3.13%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (78.13%) Cisco
3 16 (50.00%) EMC
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix
6 5 (15.63%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) NetApp
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle
6 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
9 1 (3.13%) F5
9 1 (3.13%) Symantec