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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
Rank 634 637 621
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing VCAP 16 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.031% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 10
Median daily rate £435 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £369 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £463
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -8.10%
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
11139 11257 10772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.53% 19.26% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 6793 6111
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 535 464
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.04 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 7 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 25 August 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 -15 9 £439 +8.00% 3
London -14 7 £439 +12.50% 1
Edinburgh - 7 £431 -
Scotland - 7 £431 -
East of England +11 2 - -
Luton - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (65.79%) Cisco
4 23 (60.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (60.53%) vSphere
5 22 (57.89%) Linux
6 19 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 18 (47.37%) Windows
8 16 (42.11%) SaaS
8 16 (42.11%) PaaS
8 16 (42.11%) IaaS
9 15 (39.47%) EMC
9 15 (39.47%) SAN
10 13 (34.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (34.21%) VCP6
11 12 (31.58%) vCloud
12 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
12 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (28.95%) MCSE
13 10 (26.32%) MySQL
13 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
13 10 (26.32%) Puppet
13 10 (26.32%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (26.32%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (21.05%) vRealize
14 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (21.05%) VCP5
15 7 (18.42%) DNS
15 7 (18.42%) EMC VNX

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 5 (13.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) IaaS
1 16 (42.11%) PaaS
1 16 (42.11%) SaaS
2 10 (26.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) SAN
2 13 (34.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
4 5 (13.16%) NAS
5 4 (10.53%) DHCP
6 2 (5.26%) MPLS
6 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.26%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) FCoE
7 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) VMWare Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) VMware Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Backup Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) NetBackup Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Senior VMware Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (15.79%) J2EE
3 4 (10.53%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) Java EE
5 1 (2.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.42%) EMC VNX
3 5 (13.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.89%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Blog
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Solaris
6 3 (7.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (5.26%) VMS
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (15.79%) Scrum
2 4 (10.53%) Build Automation
2 4 (10.53%) Change Management
2 4 (10.53%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) PLM
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.89%) Workflow
4 2 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.63%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (2.63%) Coaching
5 1 (2.63%) DevOps
5 1 (2.63%) High Availability
5 1 (2.63%) Presales
5 1 (2.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) Ruby
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (34.21%) VCP6
3 11 (28.95%) MCSE
3 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (21.05%) VCP5
5 3 (7.89%) CCNA
5 3 (7.89%) CCNP
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.89%) EMC Certification
5 3 (7.89%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.89%) PMP
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
6 2 (5.26%) MCP
7 1 (2.63%) CCA
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.63%) MCSA
7 1 (2.63%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (60.53%) vSphere
3 12 (31.58%) vCloud
4 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
5 5 (13.16%) Docker
5 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (7.89%) XenApp
7 1 (2.63%) NFS
7 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Puppet
2 8 (21.05%) vRealize
3 6 (15.79%) NetBackup
4 5 (13.16%) Ansible
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (2.63%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (65.79%) Cisco
3 15 (39.47%) EMC
4 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.79%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) NetApp
6 5 (13.16%) HP
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.53%) Veritas
8 3 (7.89%) Dell
8 3 (7.89%) Symantec
9 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
9 2 (5.26%) IBM
10 1 (2.63%) F5
10 1 (2.63%) Intel Security