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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 604 577 605
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Contract jobs citing VCAP 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.081% 0.078% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£475 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £288 -
% change year-on-year
+67.82% -
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
11049 8997 10181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.20% 17.31% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6157 5026 5263
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 430 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
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 30 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 18 September 2014. 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 -30 7 £483 +60.83% 9
South East - 3 £490 - 7
Hampshire - 3 £490 - 2
London -7 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £425 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Ely - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Salford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) VMware
1 30 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 26 (86.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (86.67%) vSphere
3 18 (60.00%) vCloud
4 15 (50.00%) VCDX
4 15 (50.00%) SAN
5 14 (46.67%) HP
6 12 (40.00%) MCSE
6 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (33.33%) Linux
8 9 (30.00%) Windows
8 9 (30.00%) Puppet
9 8 (26.67%) OpenStack
9 8 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (26.67%) NAS
9 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) Replication
10 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (20.00%) Hitachi
11 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (20.00%) PlateSpin
11 6 (20.00%) MCTS
11 6 (20.00%) MCITP
11 6 (20.00%) IaaS
12 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
12 5 (16.67%) Cisco
12 5 (16.67%) Validation
12 5 (16.67%) Migration
13 4 (13.33%) NetApp

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (26.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) SAN
2 8 (26.67%) NAS
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (13.33%) Publishing
2 3 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Storage Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) Spread Betting
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.67%) Validation
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Coaching
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (50.00%) VCDX
3 12 (40.00%) MCSE
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) MCTS
5 6 (20.00%) MCITP
6 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) CCNA
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (10.00%) VCP4
7 3 (10.00%) NCDA
7 3 (10.00%) NCIE
7 3 (10.00%) VCP5
8 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 26 (86.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 26 (86.67%) vSphere
2 18 (60.00%) vCloud
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Puppet
2 8 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (46.67%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) PlateSpin
3 6 (20.00%) Hitachi
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Dell