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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 608 605 581
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing VCAP 17 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.10% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
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£406 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £438 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £491 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +65.21%
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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 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 28 August 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 -5 17 £406 -14.47% 4
London +23 8 £390 -13.33% 1
East of England +8 6 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £425 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £419 -
South East -21 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £355 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) Windows
3 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
6 16 (53.33%) ITIL
7 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 15 (50.00%) vSphere
8 13 (43.33%) Linux
8 13 (43.33%) NetApp
8 13 (43.33%) SAN
9 12 (40.00%) vCloud
9 12 (40.00%) VCP5
10 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (33.33%) Citrix
10 10 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (30.00%) HP
11 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (30.00%) NetScaler
12 8 (26.67%) NAS
13 7 (23.33%) Cisco
13 7 (23.33%) Solaris
13 7 (23.33%) Perl
13 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
14 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (20.00%) DevOps
14 6 (20.00%) Puppet
14 6 (20.00%) MCSE
14 6 (20.00%) JavaScript

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) PaaS
2 4 (13.33%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) SAN
2 9 (30.00%) NetScaler
3 8 (26.67%) NAS
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (13.33%) FCoE
5 4 (13.33%) MPLS
5 4 (13.33%) Firewall
5 4 (13.33%) VLAN
5 4 (13.33%) Network Security
5 4 (13.33%) iSCSI
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) SMTP
5 4 (13.33%) SNMP
5 4 (13.33%) VPN
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
1 5 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
1 5 (16.67%) Administrator
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Senior Architect
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) REST
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
3 5 (16.67%) FlexPod
4 4 (13.33%) Private Cloud
4 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 4 (13.33%) PKI
5 3 (10.00%) PMI
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Solaris
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
6 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (13.33%) Data Analytics
3 4 (13.33%) Analytics
3 4 (13.33%) BCP
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Process Management
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) E-Discovery
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (23.33%) Perl
3 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (40.00%) VCP5
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (20.00%) CCA
5 6 (20.00%) MCSE
5 6 (20.00%) CCNP
6 5 (16.67%) CCNA
6 5 (16.67%) CCIA
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (13.33%) CCEE
7 4 (13.33%) CCAA
7 4 (13.33%) MCP
7 4 (13.33%) NCDA
8 3 (10.00%) Degree
8 3 (10.00%) VCDX
8 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
9 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (50.00%) vSphere
3 12 (40.00%) vCloud
4 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (16.67%) XenApp
5 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (13.33%) NFS
6 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
7 3 (10.00%) KVM
8 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
1 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.33%) SnapVault
2 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) NetApp
4 10 (33.33%) Citrix
5 9 (30.00%) HP
6 7 (23.33%) Cisco
7 5 (16.67%) CommVault
8 4 (13.33%) IBM
8 4 (13.33%) Juniper
8 4 (13.33%) Dell
8 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (13.33%) Symantec
8 4 (13.33%) AppSense
8 4 (13.33%) Brocade
8 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
8 4 (13.33%) F5
9 3 (10.00%) EMC
9 3 (10.00%) BMC
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle
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