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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 539 523 461
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -62
Contract jobs citing CCA 56 60 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.65% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 45
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £239 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
-29.83% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.00%
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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
9832 9243 8308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.01% 18.72% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 5274 4527
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 £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 407 457
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 July 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
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 July 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 0 28 £450 +12.50% 1
North West -11 11 £325 +52.94% 4
South East -23 10 £335 +34.00% 3
East of England - 5 £250 - 1
West Midlands +4 3 £431 - 4
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CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 76 (70.37%) Citrix Certification
2 67 (62.04%) Citrix
3 51 (47.22%) XenApp
4 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 41 (37.96%) Windows
5 41 (37.96%) VMware
6 39 (36.11%) Finance
7 33 (30.56%) ITIL
7 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (28.70%) XenDesktop
10 27 (25.00%) MCSE
11 23 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (18.52%) Active Directory
14 19 (17.59%) SCCM
15 18 (16.67%) SAN
16 17 (15.74%) CCNA
16 17 (15.74%) SAP
16 17 (15.74%) Banking
17 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
18 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
18 14 (12.96%) SAP FI
19 13 (12.04%) Cisco
19 13 (12.04%) CCEE
19 13 (12.04%) CCAA
19 13 (12.04%) Performance Metrics
20 12 (11.11%) Data Centre

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.70%) Lync
3 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.78%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.85%) TPMS
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (12.96%) SAP FI
2 9 (8.33%) SAP CO
3 8 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (7.41%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (6.48%) SAP ERP
5 6 (5.56%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.93%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.93%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) SAN
2 11 (10.19%) NetScaler
3 8 (7.41%) WAN
4 7 (6.48%) VLAN
5 6 (5.56%) LAN
6 5 (4.63%) VPN
7 4 (3.70%) DNS
7 4 (3.70%) DHCP
7 4 (3.70%) Firewall
8 3 (2.78%) VoIP
8 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.85%) LTE
9 2 (1.85%) FCoE
9 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.85%) VoLTE
9 2 (1.85%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.85%) SMS
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
General
1 39 (36.11%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Banking
3 9 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Retail
6 3 (2.78%) Local Government
6 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.85%) Automotive
7 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.93%) Back Office
8 1 (0.93%) Advertising
8 1 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.93%) Military
8 1 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (17.59%) Analyst
2 19 (17.59%) Consultant
3 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (6.48%) Administrator
7 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Citrix Support
9 4 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
3 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Performance Metrics
2 12 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.70%) NHS
5 4 (3.70%) Clustering
6 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.93%) CESG
8 1 (0.93%) Statistics
8 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.96%) Windows
2 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.48%) UNIX
5 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.63%) Solaris
6 4 (3.70%) Linux
7 3 (2.78%) AIX
7 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.78%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.85%) HPUX
8 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) Debian
9 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) ITIL
2 11 (10.19%) Migration
3 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (6.48%) ERP
5 6 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 6 (5.56%) Requirements Management
5 6 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.63%) Project Management
7 4 (3.70%) Service Management
7 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (2.78%) Test Management
8 3 (2.78%) Revenue Management
8 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.78%) Change Management
8 3 (2.78%) Validation
8 3 (2.78%) Six Sigma
8 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (1.85%) ABAP
3 2 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 76 (70.37%) Citrix Certification
2 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (25.00%) MCSE
4 23 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (15.74%) CCNA
7 13 (12.04%) CCEE
7 13 (12.04%) CCAA
8 11 (10.19%) Security Cleared
9 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
9 10 (9.26%) CCEA
10 9 (8.33%) MCITP
11 8 (7.41%) CCIA
11 8 (7.41%) MCSA
12 7 (6.48%) MCTS
13 6 (5.56%) CCIE
14 5 (4.63%) MCP
15 4 (3.70%) CCNP
15 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (3.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) GAAP
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.93%) BS25999
System Software
1 51 (47.22%) XenApp
2 32 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (28.70%) XenDesktop
4 20 (18.52%) Active Directory
5 12 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 9 (8.33%) vSphere
7 7 (6.48%) XenServer
8 6 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (3.70%) MetaFrame
9 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.78%) vCloud
11 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (17.59%) SCCM
2 12 (11.11%) SCOM
3 7 (6.48%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.56%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.85%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 67 (62.04%) Citrix
2 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 41 (37.96%) VMware
4 17 (15.74%) SAP
5 13 (12.04%) Cisco
6 8 (7.41%) AppSense
7 7 (6.48%) HP
7 7 (6.48%) webMethods
7 7 (6.48%) Symantec
7 7 (6.48%) McAfee
7 7 (6.48%) Sophos
8 6 (5.56%) Wyse
9 4 (3.70%) IBM
10 3 (2.78%) EMC
10 3 (2.78%) NetApp
10 3 (2.78%) Lotus
10 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.78%) Apple
10 3 (2.78%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.93%) Syclo
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