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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
Rank - 582 571
Contract jobs citing VCDX 0 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.11% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate - £430 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £280
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
10721 10370 9716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.15% 20.27% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6618 5988 5227
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 491 446
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

VCDX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VCDX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VCDX 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 VCDX.

1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (71.43%) NetApp
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (57.14%) Korn
3 4 (57.14%) BladeLogic
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) PMI
3 4 (57.14%) PMI Certification
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) KVM
3 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (57.14%) VCAP
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) NAS
3 4 (57.14%) Public Cloud
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) VCE vBlock
4 3 (42.86%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure

VCDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VCDX 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 VCDX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) NAS
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Cloud Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Azure Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) PMI
1 4 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) FlexPod
2 3 (42.86%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Solaris
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 3 (42.86%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Demand Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
1 4 (57.14%) Korn
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) PMI Certification
1 4 (57.14%) VCAP
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) KVM
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) vCloud
3 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) BladeLogic
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) NetApp
3 4 (57.14%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) BMC
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) HP