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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 595 565 548
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -17
Contract jobs citing VCAP 12 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.032% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.17% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 0
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£320 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 8 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 22 May 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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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 -31 12 £320 -28.88% 13
London -9 8 £320 -32.63% 4
City of London +9 1 £275 -42.10%
South East -15 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £420 - 3
Macclesfield - 1 £420 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £420 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (70.37%) vSphere
5 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (59.26%) vCloud
7 15 (55.56%) Linux
7 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (55.56%) SAN
8 12 (44.44%) MCSE
9 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
10 10 (37.04%) Cisco
10 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (37.04%) NAS
11 9 (33.33%) VCDX
11 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 9 (33.33%) ITIL
12 8 (29.63%) HP
12 8 (29.63%) Citrix
12 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (25.93%) CCNP
13 7 (25.93%) CCNA
13 7 (25.93%) NetApp
14 6 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (22.22%) MCP
14 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 6 (22.22%) Spread Betting
14 6 (22.22%) Puppet
14 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
14 6 (22.22%) IaaS

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) IaaS
3 3 (11.11%) SaaS
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) SAN
2 10 (37.04%) NAS
3 5 (18.52%) DNS
3 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 4 (14.81%) MPLS
4 4 (14.81%) VPN
4 4 (14.81%) SSL
4 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 4 (14.81%) VLAN
4 4 (14.81%) NetScaler
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.11%) FCoE
5 3 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 3 (11.11%) SMTP
5 3 (11.11%) SNMP
6 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (18.52%) Publishing
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Spread Betting
1 6 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Debian
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) BCP
2 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 3 (11.11%) Analytics
3 3 (11.11%) E-Discovery
3 3 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Process Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (44.44%) MCSE
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) VCDX
6 7 (25.93%) CCNP
6 7 (25.93%) CCNA
7 6 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (22.22%) MCP
8 5 (18.52%) VCP5
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (11.11%) NCDA
9 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.11%) CCA
10 2 (7.41%) CCEA
10 2 (7.41%) MCSA
10 2 (7.41%) MCTS
10 2 (7.41%) MCITP
10 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) vSphere
2 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (59.26%) vCloud
4 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (11.11%) NFS
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (7.41%) XenApp
8 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
8 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Puppet
1 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) Nagios
3 2 (7.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco
4 8 (29.63%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) Citrix
5 7 (25.93%) NetApp
6 4 (14.81%) CommVault
6 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
7 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
7 3 (11.11%) F5
7 3 (11.11%) Brocade
7 3 (11.11%) PlateSpin
7 3 (11.11%) Dell
7 3 (11.11%) IBM
7 3 (11.11%) Symantec
7 3 (11.11%) Juniper
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) AppSense
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