Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VCAP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 861 867
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -13
Contract jobs citing VCAP 30 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 15
UK median daily rate £438 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +8.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £314 £393 £304
90th Percentile £573 £510 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.38% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19282 21637 22697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.61% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11828 13510 13678
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £244 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 874 1093
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.74% +31.89%

VCAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VCAP over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCAP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England +4 29 £425 -1.73% 3
UK excluding London +39 18 £350 -20.00% 2
London -11 11 £500 +15.61% 1
East Midlands - 8 £350 -
Midlands - 8 £350 -
East of England +3 7 £413 - 2
South East +6 3 £290 -47.27%

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for VCAP.

1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (53.33%) Data Centre
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (46.67%) MCSE
5 13 (43.33%) Windows
6 12 (40.00%) Cisco
6 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (40.00%) vSphere
7 11 (36.67%) High Availability
7 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (30.00%) Degree
9 8 (26.67%) NetApp
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
9 8 (26.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 7 (23.33%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
10 7 (23.33%) ERP
10 7 (23.33%) CCIE
10 7 (23.33%) Project Management
10 7 (23.33%) Clustering
10 7 (23.33%) Automotive
10 7 (23.33%) Migration
10 7 (23.33%) PLM
10 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
10 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared

VCAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) Skype
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) Firewall
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Automotive
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) IT Support
5 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (36.67%) High Availability
2 8 (26.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 7 (23.33%) ERP
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
3 7 (23.33%) Migration
3 7 (23.33%) PLM
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) SDLC
4 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 4 (13.33%) CMMI
4 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (46.67%) MCSE
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (30.00%) Degree
5 7 (23.33%) CCIE
5 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) VCDX
6 6 (20.00%) VCP6
7 5 (16.67%) CCNA
8 4 (13.33%) CCA
8 4 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (13.33%) MCSA
9 3 (10.00%) CCNP
10 2 (6.67%) Sun Certification
11 1 (3.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (40.00%) vSphere
3 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) VMware NSX
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.67%) vCloud
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.33%) vRealize
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) NetApp
5 5 (16.67%) Brocade
5 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
6 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 4 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) CommVault
7 2 (6.67%) NVIDIA
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) Symantec