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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP, VCAP4)
UK / England
Rank 561 603 593
Rank change year-on-year +42 -10  
Contract jobs citing VCAP 5 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.024% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
Median daily rate £500 £360 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.88% -12.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £360 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £780 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  
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 8561 10263 9833
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.66% 20.92% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5389 6476 5665
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 375 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.96% +57.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

VCAP
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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 £675 -
North West +26 1 £275 -8.33%
VCAP
UK

VCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (63.64%) vSphere
4 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
5 4 (36.36%) VCP6
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) NetApp
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) NAS
7 2 (18.18%) Veeam
7 2 (18.18%) VCDX
7 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (18.18%) vRealize
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (18.18%) CCIE
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 2 (18.18%) Citrix
7 2 (18.18%) WAN

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Top Related 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) OpenShift
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) FCoE
3 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Enterprise Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Virtualisation Architect
2 2 (18.18%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Architect
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior VMWare Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Blog
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Document Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Presales
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
2 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) VCP6
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) VCDX
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
5 1 (9.09%) NCDA
5 1 (9.09%) NCIE
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) NFS
5 1 (9.09%) vCloud
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) vRealize
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Veeam
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat