Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VCAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 848 845
Rank change year-on-year +29 -3 -27
Contract jobs citing VCAP 27 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.016% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.079% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 17
England median daily rate £438 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +11.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £313 £403 £294
90th Percentile £575 £485 £467
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

VCAP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17761 20221 20833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.55% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 12588 12660
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 780 1002
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VCAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VCAP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VCAP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VCAP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VCAP in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCAP in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VCAP in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 10 £500 +13.96% 1
East Midlands - 8 £350 -
Midlands - 8 £350 - 1
East of England -19 6 £413 - 1
South East +7 3 £290 -47.27%
VCAP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for VCAP.

1 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 18 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 13 (48.15%) MCSE
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco
6 11 (40.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (40.74%) High Availability
6 11 (40.74%) vSphere
7 10 (37.04%) Windows
8 9 (33.33%) Degree
9 8 (29.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
10 7 (25.93%) CCIE
10 7 (25.93%) ERP
10 7 (25.93%) NetApp
10 7 (25.93%) Automotive
10 7 (25.93%) Clustering
10 7 (25.93%) Project Management
10 7 (25.93%) Migration
10 7 (25.93%) PLM
10 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (25.93%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (25.93%) Unified Communications
10 7 (25.93%) ITIL V3
10 7 (25.93%) SDLC

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Unified Communications
2 4 (14.81%) NetScaler
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.41%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) VSAN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Automotive
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) IT Support
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Blog
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (40.74%) High Availability
2 8 (29.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Data Loss Prevention
3 7 (25.93%) ERP
3 7 (25.93%) ITIL V3
3 7 (25.93%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) PLM
3 7 (25.93%) Project Management
3 7 (25.93%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity
4 4 (14.81%) CMMI
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
6 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (48.15%) MCSE
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (33.33%) Degree
5 7 (25.93%) CCIE
6 6 (22.22%) VCDX
6 6 (22.22%) VCP6
7 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
7 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) CCA
8 4 (14.81%) CCNA
8 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (14.81%) MCSA
9 2 (7.41%) CCNP
9 2 (7.41%) Sun Certification
10 1 (3.70%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (40.74%) vSphere
3 4 (14.81%) VMware NSX
3 4 (14.81%) XenApp
4 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.41%) vCloud
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (11.11%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 7 (25.93%) NetApp
5 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 3 (11.11%) Brocade
6 3 (11.11%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
7 2 (7.41%) CommVault
7 2 (7.41%) NVIDIA
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec