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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 574 542 584
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +42
Contract jobs citing VCAP 13 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.023% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Average daily rate £325 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £350
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
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 13 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 -
Yorkshire - 6 £325 -
East of England -23 4 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £250 -
Leeds - 3 £325 -
South East - 2 £450 -
London -23 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Kilbride - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (70.00%) SAN
4 13 (65.00%) Dell
4 13 (65.00%) Windows
5 11 (55.00%) VMware ESX
6 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (40.00%) MCITP
7 8 (40.00%) Linux
7 8 (40.00%) MCSE
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (30.00%) Replication
8 6 (30.00%) VCDX
9 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (25.00%) vCloud
9 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
9 5 (25.00%) NetApp
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix
10 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) CommVault
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) XenApp
10 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Storage Administrator
1 6 (30.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (5.00%) Spread Betting
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (40.00%) MCITP
2 8 (40.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (30.00%) VCDX
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) NCDA
4 2 (10.00%) NCIE
5 1 (5.00%) VCP4
5 1 (5.00%) VCP5
5 1 (5.00%) VTSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCEE
5 1 (5.00%) CCIA
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (55.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (25.00%) vCloud
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) XenApp
5 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.00%) XenServer
7 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Dell
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) CommVault
5 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Foundry
7 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) BMC