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 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
Rank 613 585 568
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs citing VCDX 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.083% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
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£395 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £375 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £483 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £288
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%
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
10795 10379 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.99% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5831 4877
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 452 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 8 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 4 August 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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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 -25 9 £395 -12.22% 1
London -7 4 £395 -14.59%
North West - 4 - - 1
Manchester - 4 - - 1
City of London -13 1 £390 -15.67%
South East -28 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

VCDX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (55.56%) OpenStack
3 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
4 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Korn
5 3 (33.33%) BladeLogic
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Solaris
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) PMI
5 3 (33.33%) PMI Certification
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) BMC
5 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (33.33%) NAS
5 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop

VCDX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (55.56%) OpenStack
2 2 (22.22%) CloudStack
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) PMI
2 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 3 (33.33%) VCAP
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) KVM
3 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) EMC
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) BMC
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat