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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK
Rank 577 624 591
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -33
Contract jobs citing VCAP 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.056% 0.028% 0.15%
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 across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

VCAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 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 21 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
England +24 5 £638 +112.50% 1
London +16 4 £638 - 1
North West +28 1 - -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for VCAP.

1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (57.89%) vSphere
4 10 (52.63%) MCSE
4 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (42.11%) VCP5
5 8 (42.11%) NAS
5 8 (42.11%) VCP6
5 8 (42.11%) SAN
5 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
6 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (26.32%) Veritas
9 4 (21.05%) vCloud
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 4 (21.05%) vRealize
9 4 (21.05%) Advertising
9 4 (21.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.79%) Linux
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco
10 3 (15.79%) Citrix
10 3 (15.79%) Symantec

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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (10.53%) FCoE
3 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
3 2 (10.53%) MPLS
3 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
General
1 4 (21.05%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Administrator
2 9 (47.37%) VMWare Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 5 (26.32%) Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (21.05%) Architect
5 4 (21.05%) Backup Administrator
5 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) NetBackup Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (15.79%) Senior VMware Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Blog
2 2 (10.53%) FlexPod
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Presales
2 2 (10.53%) Use Case
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Coaching
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (52.63%) MCSE
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (42.11%) VCP5
3 8 (42.11%) VCP6
4 4 (21.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) VCDX
6 1 (5.26%) CCIE
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) vSphere
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) VMware ESX
4 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) vCloud
6 2 (10.53%) NFS
6 2 (10.53%) XenApp
7 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
2 4 (21.05%) vRealize
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Veritas
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Veeam
6 1 (5.26%) Intel Security