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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 586 587 557
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing VCAP 8 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.024% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.074% 0.12% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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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
England -6 8 £300 -7.69% 9
London +10 6 £438 - 4
City of London - 1 £275 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (87.50%) Windows
3 20 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (79.17%) vSphere
5 18 (75.00%) vCloud
6 16 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (62.50%) Linux
8 14 (58.33%) SAN
9 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (41.67%) Cisco
10 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
10 10 (41.67%) VCDX
10 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (37.50%) MCSE
11 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (33.33%) NAS
12 8 (33.33%) Puppet
12 8 (33.33%) OpenStack
12 8 (33.33%) IaaS
12 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (33.33%) Private Cloud
13 7 (29.17%) Spread Betting
13 7 (29.17%) ITIL
13 7 (29.17%) Citrix
13 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
13 7 (29.17%) CCNP
14 6 (25.00%) CCNA
14 6 (25.00%) HP
14 6 (25.00%) Firewall
14 6 (25.00%) Publishing

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (33.33%) IaaS
3 3 (12.50%) SaaS
3 3 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) NAS
3 6 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.83%) MPLS
4 5 (20.83%) SSL
4 5 (20.83%) VPN
4 5 (20.83%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) VLAN
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
6 3 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) DNS
6 3 (12.50%) SMTP
6 3 (12.50%) SNMP
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.33%) BGP
7 2 (8.33%) OSPF
7 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (25.00%) Publishing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 7 (29.17%) Spread Betting
3 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Debian
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) BCP
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) E-Discovery
4 3 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Process Management
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (41.67%) VCDX
4 9 (37.50%) MCSE
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (29.17%) CCNP
6 6 (25.00%) CCNA
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (16.67%) VCP5
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) MCP
9 3 (12.50%) MCSA
10 2 (8.33%) CCA
10 2 (8.33%) CCDA
10 2 (8.33%) CCDP
10 2 (8.33%) CCEA
10 2 (8.33%) CISSP
10 2 (8.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) vSphere
2 18 (75.00%) vCloud
3 16 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
6 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.17%) XenApp
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Puppet
1 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Nagios
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.67%) CommVault
7 3 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 3 (12.50%) F5
7 3 (12.50%) PlateSpin
7 3 (12.50%) Brocade
7 3 (12.50%) NetApp
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) Juniper
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) Dell
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