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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
Rank 571 546 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing VCDX 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.015% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.077% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 2015.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCDX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 12 £430 +43.33% 3
London +4 10 £430 -
South East -5 2 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

VCDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) VCAP
5 10 (52.63%) vSphere
5 10 (52.63%) Linux
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco
5 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (42.11%) SAN
6 8 (42.11%) NAS
6 8 (42.11%) vCloud
6 8 (42.11%) OpenStack
6 8 (42.11%) Puppet
6 8 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (36.84%) IaaS
7 7 (36.84%) NetApp
7 7 (36.84%) Spread Betting
8 6 (31.58%) Publishing
9 3 (15.79%) Validation
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (10.53%) Citrix
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.53%) MCSE
10 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
10 2 (10.53%) Web Services
10 2 (10.53%) Nagios
10 2 (10.53%) MCP
10 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008

VCDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) IaaS
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 6 (31.58%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) VMware Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Principal Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Validation
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) DevOps
2 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (57.89%) VCAP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) vSphere
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (42.11%) vCloud
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Puppet
1 8 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) Google