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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 99 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing CA 39 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 0.58% 0.88%
As % of the Vendors category 2.69% 1.29% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £350 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £373 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £17.50
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
1450 1322 1602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.53% 44.75% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 590 745
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 125
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CA across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

CA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 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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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
Manchester +2 11 £300 -14.28%
Cheshire 0 2 - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
CA
England

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 34 (41.46%) Citrix
3 34 (41.46%) Security Cleared
4 33 (40.24%) SC Cleared
4 33 (40.24%) SCCM
5 28 (34.15%) MS Office
5 28 (34.15%) AppSense
6 27 (32.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (32.93%) Blackberry
6 27 (32.93%) Windows Vista
7 26 (31.71%) Windows XP
7 26 (31.71%) SLA
8 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
8 25 (30.49%) Lumension
9 23 (28.05%) Migration
10 22 (26.83%) Oracle
10 22 (26.83%) Software Deployment
11 21 (25.61%) Active Directory
12 19 (23.17%) SQL
13 18 (21.95%) Data Modelling
13 18 (21.95%) ERwin
14 17 (20.73%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (19.51%) Shell Script
16 15 (18.29%) Informatica
16 15 (18.29%) ETL
17 14 (17.07%) PL/SQL
17 14 (17.07%) Oracle Database
18 13 (15.85%) Web Services
19 12 (14.63%) EAI

CA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (3.66%) CICS
1 3 (3.66%) CMS
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (2.44%) Apache
2 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (34.15%) MS Office
2 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) VPN
1 5 (6.10%) Firewall
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.66%) Wireless
3 2 (2.44%) ADSL
3 2 (2.44%) FTP
3 2 (2.44%) HTTP
4 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) DNS
4 1 (1.22%) SAN
4 1 (1.22%) DMZ
4 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 11 (13.41%) PowerCenter
3 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (12.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 10 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (8.54%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.66%) DataStage
7 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (21.95%) ERwin
2 6 (7.32%) Rational Rose
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.44%) Introscope
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Desktop Support
2 18 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (18.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Administrator
6 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.88%) Support Specialist
6 4 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Support Specialist
7 3 (3.66%) Data Modeller
7 3 (3.66%) IT Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Senior Data Modeller
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) Middleware
3 5 (6.10%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.44%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Blackberry
2 12 (14.63%) Data Integration
3 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.32%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.66%) VSAM
6 2 (2.44%) Firmware
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.22%) e-Health
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (32.93%) Windows Vista
3 26 (31.71%) Windows XP
4 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.63%) Linux
6 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.98%) Solaris
6 9 (10.98%) AIX
7 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.32%) HPUX
9 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.88%) UNIX
11 2 (2.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Migration
2 22 (26.83%) Software Deployment
3 18 (21.95%) Data Modelling
4 15 (18.29%) ETL
5 12 (14.63%) EAI
5 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (14.63%) Data Architecture
6 11 (13.41%) Dimensional Modelling
6 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
7 8 (9.76%) TQM
7 8 (9.76%) ITIL
8 7 (8.54%) Change Control
9 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.32%) ITSM
10 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.88%) Product Management
11 4 (4.88%) Validation
11 4 (4.88%) Change Management
12 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) SQL
2 16 (19.51%) Shell Script
3 14 (17.07%) PL/SQL
4 7 (8.54%) VB
5 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.66%) COBOL
6 3 (3.66%) Perl
7 2 (2.44%) JCL
Qualifications
1 34 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 33 (40.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 21 (25.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.22%) VMFS
5 1 (1.22%) vCloud
5 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (40.24%) SCCM
2 5 (6.10%) Tivoli
2 5 (6.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (3.66%) Control-M
3 3 (3.66%) Unicenter
3 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.44%) CA Wily
4 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.44%) Puppet
4 2 (2.44%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 34 (41.46%) Citrix
3 28 (34.15%) AppSense
4 25 (30.49%) Lumension
5 22 (26.83%) Oracle
6 15 (18.29%) Informatica
7 12 (14.63%) Red Hat
8 10 (12.20%) Symantec
8 10 (12.20%) VMware
9 9 (10.98%) HP
9 9 (10.98%) McAfee
10 7 (8.54%) SAP
10 7 (8.54%) Adobe
10 7 (8.54%) Sophos
10 7 (8.54%) Veeam
10 7 (8.54%) Becrypt
11 6 (7.32%) ServiceNow
11 6 (7.32%) IBM
12 5 (6.10%) Business Objects
13 2 (2.44%) FatWire