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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 617 584 573
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -11
Contract jobs citing VCAP 2 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.034% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.17% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate £300 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £414 £370
% change year-on-year
-27.49% +11.82%
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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 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 5 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 2 £300 -33.33% 3
London -16 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 - 1
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) SAN
5 5 (45.45%) NetApp
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) Solaris
6 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) EMC
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (36.36%) PMI
6 4 (36.36%) PMI Certification
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) NAS
6 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) Korn
6 4 (36.36%) BladeLogic
6 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
6 4 (36.36%) KVM
6 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
6 4 (36.36%) VCDX

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (36.36%) PMI
2 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (9.09%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
1 4 (36.36%) Korn
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (36.36%) PMI Certification
2 4 (36.36%) VCDX
3 3 (27.27%) CCAA
3 3 (27.27%) CCEE
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) VCP5
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) MCTS
4 2 (18.18%) VCP4
5 1 (9.09%) CCIA
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) KVM
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) BladeLogic
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (9.09%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) NetApp
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) EMC
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) BMC
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) AppSense
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
6 1 (9.09%) Sophos