The table below looks at the statistics for VCDX in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCDX over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
Rank 622 639 650
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Contract jobs citing VCDX 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.061% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £725 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £613 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +53.12%
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
10143 11425 11976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.64% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6395 6899 6771
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 559 560
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 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

VCDX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VCDX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

VCDX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCDX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCDX within the UK.

VCDX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VCDX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCDX within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

VCDX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VCDX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VCDX within the UK.

VCDX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VCDX
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCDX within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 +4 2 £725 +45.00% 2
London -4 1 £850 +76.16%

VCDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VCDX 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 VCDX.

1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Nimsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (50.00%) vCloud
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) SoftLayer

VCDX
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 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Enterprise Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) VCE vBlock
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Demand Management
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) VCAP
1 1 (50.00%) VCP6
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) vCloud
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Nimsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware