The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 562 566 585
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs citing VCAP 18 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.033% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £288 -
% change year-on-year
+47.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10255 9068 9807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.05% 17.79% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5789 4879 5054
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 501 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.87 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.26% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 23 July 2014.

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 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 23 July 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 -1 16 £450 +50.00% 2
London +14 13 £463 +54.16%
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 £425 -
City of London - 2 £463 -
South East - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (100.00%) VMware
1 31 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 30 (96.77%) vSphere
3 27 (87.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (70.97%) SAN
5 15 (48.39%) Windows
6 14 (45.16%) Linux
6 14 (45.16%) VCDX
7 13 (41.94%) vCloud
8 12 (38.71%) HP
8 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (38.71%) Replication
9 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
9 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (29.03%) Dell
9 9 (29.03%) MCSE
10 8 (25.81%) NAS
10 8 (25.81%) Puppet
11 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
11 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 7 (22.58%) MCITP
12 6 (19.35%) Cisco
12 6 (19.35%) Hitachi
12 6 (19.35%) IaaS
13 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (16.13%) NetApp
13 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
13 5 (16.13%) Validation
13 5 (16.13%) Migration

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) SAN
2 8 (25.81%) NAS
3 3 (9.68%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
General
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 3 (9.68%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Storage Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) VMWare Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Storage Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
2 5 (16.13%) Validation
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) Network Design
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (45.16%) VCDX
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (29.03%) MCSE
4 7 (22.58%) MCITP
5 4 (12.90%) MCTS
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) VCP5
6 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) VCP4
7 2 (6.45%) NCDA
7 2 (6.45%) NCIE
8 1 (3.23%) CCNP
8 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 30 (96.77%) vSphere
2 27 (87.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (41.94%) vCloud
4 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
5 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
6 3 (9.68%) XenApp
6 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (38.71%) HP
3 9 (29.03%) Dell
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 6 (19.35%) Hitachi
6 5 (16.13%) NetApp
7 3 (9.68%) IBM
7 3 (9.68%) EMC
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix
7 3 (9.68%) Juniper
8 2 (6.45%) PlateSpin
9 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard