Period
to 4 August 2021

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 4 August 2021 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
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 746 553 838
Rank change year-on-year -193 +285 +67
Contract jobs citing VCAP 20 11 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.031% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 18
10th Percentile " £435 £418
25th Percentile £363 £525 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -31.82% +4.76% +23.53%
75th Percentile £409 £650 £575
90th Percentile £449 " "
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £650 £513
% change year-on-year -42.31% +26.83% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.72 - -
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 13,879 8,814 17,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.10% 24.61% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,000 5,804 10,932
10th Percentile £313 £283 £263
25th Percentile £405 £392 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 332 767
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.75 £12.94
25th Percentile £16.13 £19.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.61 £35.07
Median % change year-on-year -8.26% -9.85% +63.09%
75th Percentile £52.00 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.39 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.39% -12.81% +63.64%

VCAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VCAP.

Daily rate trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VCAP.

Hourly rate trend for VCAP in the UK

VCAP
Top 8 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 4 August 2021. 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
Work from Home - 15 £375 - 1
England -171 8 £375 -31.82% 9
London -154 5 - -
UK excluding London -102 4 £375 -42.31% 9
South East -48 2 £375 -42.31% 4
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing VCAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VCAP.

1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 15 (75.00%) vRealize
3 13 (65.00%) VSAN
3 13 (65.00%) VMware NSX
3 13 (65.00%) Social Skills
4 11 (55.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (50.00%) Requirements Workshops
6 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (30.00%) VCP6
8 5 (25.00%) VCDX
9 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (15.00%) Azure
10 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (15.00%) ITIL
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 2 (10.00%) Python
11 2 (10.00%) Perl
11 2 (10.00%) SLA
11 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (10.00%) Firewall
11 2 (10.00%) ITSM
11 2 (10.00%) Finance
11 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (10.00%) Replication

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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Azure
2 2 (10.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) VSAN
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (65.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Consultant
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Requirements Workshops
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Kanban
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (5.00%) Server Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) VCP6
4 5 (25.00%) VCDX
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) NCDA
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) vSphere
2 13 (65.00%) VMware NSX
3 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (30.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) vRealize
2 11 (55.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Avamar
3 1 (5.00%) Grafana
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Veeam
4 1 (5.00%) Brocade
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow