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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK
Rank 591 625 596
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs citing VCAP 6 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.008% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.036% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £475 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £318 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £493 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £360 £490
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -26.53%
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
9337 11050 10583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.85% 21.27% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6009 6880 6053
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 437 497
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +80.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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 26 February 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 4 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 26 February 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 +27 3 £850 +136.11% 1
Scotland - 3 £475 -
London - 3 £850 -
Edinburgh - 3 £475 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (73.33%) vSphere
4 8 (53.33%) VCP6
5 7 (46.67%) vRealize
5 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (40.00%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) Ansible
8 4 (26.67%) PaaS
8 4 (26.67%) VCP5
8 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
8 4 (26.67%) Scrum
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (26.67%) NAS
8 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (26.67%) SAN
8 4 (26.67%) MCSE
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (20.00%) vCloud

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) PaaS
2 3 (20.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) NAS
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) VXLAN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) FCoE
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Enterprise Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) NetBackup Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) FlexPod
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Blog
3 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (53.33%) VCP6
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (26.67%) VCP5
4 2 (13.33%) VCDX
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCITP
5 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.67%) PMP
5 1 (6.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) vSphere
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (20.00%) vCloud
6 1 (6.67%) Docker
6 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.67%) NFS
6 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) vRealize
2 4 (26.67%) Ansible
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas