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 2 December 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 618 636 632
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing VCAP 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.079% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Median daily rate £440 £400 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £294 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £479 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10337 11399 12016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 20.52% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6497 6882 6795
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 564 568
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

VCAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VCAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 10 £440 +10.00%
London -2 7 £433 -6.98%
South East +27 1 £550 +92.98%
East of England +9 1 - -
North West +7 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £550 -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VCAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VCAP.

1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (91.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (65.22%) vSphere
4 11 (47.83%) VCP6
4 11 (47.83%) MCSE
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
5 8 (34.78%) vRealize
5 8 (34.78%) VCP5
5 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (34.78%) NAS
5 8 (34.78%) VMware ESX
5 8 (34.78%) SAN
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) NetBackup
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
8 5 (21.74%) vCloud
8 5 (21.74%) Veritas
9 4 (17.39%) Advertising
9 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (17.39%) EMC
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix
9 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (17.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server

VCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) NAS
1 8 (34.78%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (13.04%) MPLS
3 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
3 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) FCoE
4 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall
General
1 4 (17.39%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Administrator
2 9 (39.13%) VMWare Administrator
3 6 (26.09%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 5 (21.74%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Backup Administrator
5 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) NetBackup Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) Senior VMware Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Build Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) Java EE
2 2 (8.70%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.70%) Blog
3 2 (8.70%) FlexPod
3 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
3 2 (8.70%) Presales
3 2 (8.70%) Use Case
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (47.83%) MCSE
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (47.83%) VCP6
3 8 (34.78%) VCP5
4 4 (17.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (13.04%) MCITP
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCP
6 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.35%) PMP
6 1 (4.35%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) vSphere
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) VMware ESX
3 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) vCloud
5 3 (13.04%) Docker
5 3 (13.04%) XenApp
6 2 (8.70%) NFS
7 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) vRealize
2 7 (30.43%) NetBackup
3 3 (13.04%) Ansible
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Veritas
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
5 3 (13.04%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) Intel Security