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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 611 611
Rank change year-on-year +22 0  
Contract jobs citing VCAP 12 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.024% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £356 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £438 £423
% change year-on-year -32.57% +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8372 10714 9436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5025 6772 5597
Median daily rate £436 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 377 473
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VCAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London +4 6 £450 +27.65%
South East +12 2 £290 -36.26% 3
East Midlands -4 2 £300 -
East of England - 2 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (94.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (58.82%) vSphere
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) VCP6
6 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 7 (41.18%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (35.29%) MCSE
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
9 4 (23.53%) High Availability
9 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (23.53%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) ITIL
10 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 3 (17.65%) CCIE
10 3 (17.65%) MCSA
10 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco
10 3 (17.65%) NetApp
10 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 2 (11.76%) VCDX
11 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business

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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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
1 2 (11.76%) Skype
1 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) VXLAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Consultant
4 5 (29.41%) Virtualisation Architect
5 4 (23.53%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (23.53%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) CMMI
4 2 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Data Encryption
5 1 (5.88%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 8 (47.06%) VCP6
3 6 (35.29%) MCSE
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (17.65%) CCIE
5 3 (17.65%) MCSA
6 2 (11.76%) CCA
6 2 (11.76%) CCNA
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) VCDX
7 1 (5.88%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (5.88%) CCSA
7 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) MCITP
7 1 (5.88%) NCDA
7 1 (5.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec