The table below looks at the statistics for CCA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCA over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 496 484 451
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -33
Contract jobs citing CCA 61 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.65% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 30
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£423 £444 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +22.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £213 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £25.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9173 8436 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.92% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5411 4650 3941
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 380 526
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.02 £40.00 £44.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

CCA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCA Jobs Demand Trend in England

CCA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CCA Daily Rate Trend in England

CCA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCA across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

CCA Daily Rate Histogram in England

CCA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CCA Hourly Rate Trend in England

CCA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCA across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

CCA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CCA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCA within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
London +2 24 £450 -0.55% 15
South East -8 10 £415 +40.67% 8
West Midlands - 7 £425 - 3
North West +3 6 £363 - 5
South West - 5 £550 - 5
Yorkshire -6 4 £378 - 4
East of England -5 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCA 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 CCA.

1 75 (67.57%) Citrix Certification
2 67 (60.36%) Citrix
3 55 (49.55%) Windows
4 46 (41.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (41.44%) XenApp
5 43 (38.74%) VMware
6 42 (37.84%) Microsoft
7 40 (36.04%) MCSE
8 36 (32.43%) Active Directory
9 35 (31.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (27.93%) Finance
11 30 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (26.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (24.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
15 24 (21.62%) MCITP
16 23 (20.72%) Exchange Server 2010
16 23 (20.72%) CCEA
16 23 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (19.82%) DNS
17 22 (19.82%) XenDesktop
18 21 (18.92%) HP
19 20 (18.02%) vSphere
20 19 (17.12%) DHCP
21 17 (15.32%) XenServer
21 17 (15.32%) SAP
21 17 (15.32%) MCP
22 16 (14.41%) ITIL
22 16 (14.41%) Cisco
22 16 (14.41%) SAP FI

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing CCA 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 CCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 23 (20.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.70%) Lync
7 2 (1.80%) IIS
8 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (14.41%) SAP FI
2 9 (8.11%) SAP CO
3 8 (7.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (7.21%) SAP ERP
3 8 (7.21%) SAP FI-CA
3 8 (7.21%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (3.60%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.90%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) DNS
2 19 (17.12%) DHCP
3 12 (10.81%) NetScaler
4 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.21%) WAN
6 6 (5.41%) SAN
7 4 (3.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (3.60%) LAN
7 4 (3.60%) Junos
8 3 (2.70%) VLAN
8 3 (2.70%) Firewall
9 2 (1.80%) VPN
9 2 (1.80%) X.509
10 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.90%) LTE
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.90%) Network Security
10 1 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.90%) MS Access
General
1 31 (27.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Banking
3 8 (7.21%) Legal
4 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.50%) Retail
5 5 (4.50%) General Ledger
6 4 (3.60%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.70%) Front Office
7 3 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.80%) Automotive
8 2 (1.80%) Publishing
8 2 (1.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.90%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.90%) German Language
9 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.90%) Billing
9 1 (0.90%) Law
9 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (16.22%) Citrix Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Consultant
4 15 (13.51%) Analyst
5 14 (12.61%) Support Engineer
6 12 (10.81%) SAP Consultant
7 11 (9.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (9.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (8.11%) Architect
9 9 (8.11%) Business Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.50%) Server Engineer
12 4 (3.60%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.60%) Network Architect
12 4 (3.60%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
12 4 (3.60%) Project Engineer
12 4 (3.60%) Banking Business Analyst
12 4 (3.60%) Lead Architect
12 4 (3.60%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Fat Client
1 9 (8.11%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.80%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.80%) Replication
2 2 (1.80%) PKI
2 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.80%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.90%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.90%) CMDB
3 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.55%) Windows
2 35 (31.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (26.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.01%) Linux
7 9 (8.11%) UNIX
8 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.90%) AIX
9 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) ITIL
2 12 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (8.11%) ERP
3 9 (8.11%) Migration
4 8 (7.21%) CRM
4 8 (7.21%) Requirements Management
5 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.50%) Revenue Management
6 5 (4.50%) Test Management
6 5 (4.50%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.60%) Time Management
8 3 (2.70%) Change Control
8 3 (2.70%) Cash Management
8 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.70%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.80%) Project Management
9 2 (1.80%) Workflow
9 2 (1.80%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.31%) C
3 6 (5.41%) Perl
3 6 (5.41%) VB
3 6 (5.41%) Korn
3 6 (5.41%) Bourne shell
4 5 (4.50%) SQL
5 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (67.57%) Citrix Certification
2 46 (41.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (36.04%) MCSE
4 27 (24.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (21.62%) MCITP
6 23 (20.72%) CCEA
7 17 (15.32%) MCP
8 15 (13.51%) CCNA
8 15 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (12.61%) CCNP
10 12 (10.81%) MCTS
11 11 (9.91%) CCIA
12 10 (9.01%) CCEE
13 9 (8.11%) Degree
13 9 (8.11%) HNC
14 7 (6.31%) CCAA
14 7 (6.31%) MCSA
15 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
15 5 (4.50%) VCP5
16 4 (3.60%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.90%) MiFID
2 1 (0.90%) FATCA
System Software
1 46 (41.44%) XenApp
2 36 (32.43%) Active Directory
3 30 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (19.82%) XenDesktop
5 20 (18.02%) vSphere
6 17 (15.32%) XenServer
7 14 (12.61%) Hyper-V
8 8 (7.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (5.41%) NFS
11 5 (4.50%) Xen
11 5 (4.50%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.80%) UAG
13 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) SCCM
2 6 (5.41%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.41%) Nagios
2 6 (5.41%) SCOM
3 4 (3.60%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.80%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 67 (60.36%) Citrix
2 43 (38.74%) VMware
3 42 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 21 (18.92%) HP
5 17 (15.32%) SAP
6 16 (14.41%) Cisco
7 13 (11.71%) EMC
8 8 (7.21%) AppSense
9 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.41%) Altiris
9 6 (5.41%) Isilon
10 5 (4.50%) ProCurve
10 5 (4.50%) webMethods
11 3 (2.70%) Sophos
11 3 (2.70%) Ariba
11 3 (2.70%) BMC
11 3 (2.70%) Veritas
12 2 (1.80%) CA
12 2 (1.80%) Remedy
12 2 (1.80%) Avaloq
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