The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CA products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CA over the 3 months to 28 August 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.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA
Rank 137 104 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Contract jobs citing CA 30 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 1.04% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 2.31% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £384 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +7.31%
CA
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1857 1386 1286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.94% 44.93% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 725 571
Average daily rate £388 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 103
Average hourly rate £19.03 £18.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

CA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CA across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

CA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CA within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester -8 19 £470 +17.50%
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
Cheshire -9 1 £450 -
CA
England

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (70.73%) Mainframe
2 26 (63.41%) CICS
3 24 (58.54%) IBM
4 19 (46.34%) Finance
5 18 (43.90%) Middleware
5 18 (43.90%) VSAM
6 17 (41.46%) RACF
6 17 (41.46%) zOS
7 14 (34.15%) UNIX
8 13 (31.71%) Time Sharing Option
8 13 (31.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 12 (29.27%) zSecure
9 12 (29.27%) ITIL
10 11 (26.83%) COBOL
10 11 (26.83%) DB2
11 10 (24.39%) Solaris
11 10 (24.39%) SSL
12 9 (21.95%) AIX
13 8 (19.51%) MQSeries
13 8 (19.51%) DataStage
13 8 (19.51%) ISPF
14 7 (17.07%) SSH
14 7 (17.07%) PKI
14 7 (17.07%) JCL
14 7 (17.07%) Information Security
14 7 (17.07%) Kerberos
14 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
14 7 (17.07%) Linux
14 7 (17.07%) Sybase
14 7 (17.07%) SQL

CA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 26 (63.41%) CICS
2 8 (19.51%) MQSeries
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) SSL
2 7 (17.07%) SSH
2 7 (17.07%) Kerberos
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.63%) SNA
3 6 (14.63%) SMS
3 6 (14.63%) SMTP
3 6 (14.63%) FTP
4 3 (7.32%) NAS
4 3 (7.32%) SAN
4 3 (7.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) DB2
2 8 (19.51%) DataStage
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Technical Design Leader
2 6 (14.63%) Information Security Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Designer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) DBA
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Supplier Relationship Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Relationships Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) Middleware
2 8 (19.51%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (70.73%) Mainframe
2 18 (43.90%) VSAM
3 7 (17.07%) PKI
4 6 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (12.20%) BYOD
6 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
7 3 (7.32%) EFT
8 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
8 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) zOS
2 14 (34.15%) UNIX
3 10 (24.39%) Solaris
4 9 (21.95%) AIX
5 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows
7 1 (2.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Information Security
3 3 (7.32%) ETL
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Release Management
5 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Time Management
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.44%) People Management
5 1 (2.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) COBOL
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) JCL
3 3 (7.32%) REXX
4 2 (4.88%) CLIST
4 2 (4.88%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) RACF
2 13 (31.71%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (31.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) zSecure
2 6 (14.63%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (7.32%) SCOM
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (4.88%) CA Endevor
5 1 (2.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) IBM
2 7 (17.07%) Sybase
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
5 2 (4.88%) EMC
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.44%) Planview