The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CA products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within CA Technologies.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 106 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing CA 21 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 0.35% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 0.74% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£250 £381 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.29% +13.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+43.13% +37.83%
CA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1279 1224 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.63% 47.35% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 621 461
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 81
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.34 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

CA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CA across the Berkshire region.

CA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

CA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

CA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CA across the Berkshire region.

CA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

CA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 5 £238 - 3
Bracknell 0 5 £300 -21.15%
Slough - 1 £283 -
Maidenhead - - - -
CA
South East

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CA.

1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) Firewall
4 12 (40.00%) IPsec
4 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
4 12 (40.00%) Internet
4 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (40.00%) Network Security
4 12 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
5 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
5 11 (36.67%) VMware
6 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 9 (30.00%) IBM
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (30.00%) vSphere
8 8 (26.67%) Validation
8 8 (26.67%) SAN
8 8 (26.67%) DNS
8 8 (26.67%) CCNP
8 8 (26.67%) ITIL
8 8 (26.67%) SQL
8 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 7 (23.33%) MS Office
9 7 (23.33%) RIP
9 7 (23.33%) LAN
9 7 (23.33%) WLAN

CA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Firewall
2 12 (40.00%) IPsec
2 12 (40.00%) Internet
2 12 (40.00%) VPN
2 12 (40.00%) Network Security
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 8 (26.67%) SAN
4 7 (23.33%) RIP
4 7 (23.33%) SSL
4 7 (23.33%) LAN
4 7 (23.33%) WLAN
4 7 (23.33%) OSPF
4 7 (23.33%) Wireless
5 6 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 6 (20.00%) DHCP
6 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 5 (16.67%) BGP
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) DB2
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (3.33%) Military
3 1 (3.33%) Avionics
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Design Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 3 (10.00%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) SecurID
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) AIX
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (16.67%) SUSE
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
1 8 (26.67%) Validation
2 7 (23.33%) eTOM
2 7 (23.33%) Service Management
2 7 (23.33%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) Line Management
4 3 (10.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.33%) Contact Management
6 1 (3.33%) CAD
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.33%) System Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (26.67%) CCNP
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
4 7 (23.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) vSphere
3 5 (16.67%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (13.33%) Firmware
5 3 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (10.00%) DFS Replication
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (3.33%) XenApp
7 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (3.33%) vCloud
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.00%) WSUS
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco
3 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (36.67%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) IBM
6 7 (23.33%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
6 7 (23.33%) Tufin
6 7 (23.33%) F5
6 7 (23.33%) AlgoSec
7 6 (20.00%) Oracle
8 5 (16.67%) Remedy
8 5 (16.67%) Splunk
9 4 (13.33%) EMC
10 3 (10.00%) Symantec
10 3 (10.00%) HP
10 3 (10.00%) Dell
11 1 (3.33%) Veritas
11 1 (3.33%) Unisys
11 1 (3.33%) NetIQ