The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CA products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CA over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 65 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing CA 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.64% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 1.38% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £350 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £17.50
CA
North West

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
342 435 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.29% 46.57% 54.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 191 250
Average daily rate £400 £328 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 29
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

CA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

CA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

CA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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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
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
CA
North West

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Symantec
3 8 (57.14%) McAfee
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 8 (57.14%) Sophos
3 8 (57.14%) Adobe
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) SAP
3 8 (57.14%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Veeam
3 8 (57.14%) Becrypt
4 5 (35.71%) SCCM
4 5 (35.71%) Validation
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Application Packaging
5 4 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Change Control
6 3 (21.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 3 (21.43%) Product Management
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell

CA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Operations Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 3 (21.43%) Release Management
3 3 (21.43%) Product Management
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 2 (14.29%) Software Licensing
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VB
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Symantec
3 8 (57.14%) McAfee
3 8 (57.14%) Sophos
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Adobe
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 8 (57.14%) SAP
3 8 (57.14%) Veeam
3 8 (57.14%) Becrypt
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense