The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 93 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing CA 40 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.66% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 1.42% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £373 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £337
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.87 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.87 £20.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% -4.65%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1356 1267 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.84% 46.77% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 546 727
Average daily rate £333 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 101 115
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.11 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Lancashire +1 21 £390 -
Cheshire +6 10 £245 -30.00% 1
Manchester 0 8 £500 +42.85%
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
CA
England

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 43 (61.43%) Windows
3 38 (54.29%) Citrix
4 33 (47.14%) MS Office
4 33 (47.14%) SCCM
5 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
5 32 (45.71%) SLA
6 31 (44.29%) SC Cleared
7 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 29 (41.43%) AppSense
9 28 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (40.00%) Blackberry
9 28 (40.00%) Windows Vista
10 27 (38.57%) Windows XP
11 26 (37.14%) Lumension
11 26 (37.14%) Software Deployment
12 25 (35.71%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.00%) Oracle
14 13 (18.57%) TQM
15 12 (17.14%) Symantec
15 12 (17.14%) SQL
15 12 (17.14%) Red Hat
16 11 (15.71%) Data Modelling
16 11 (15.71%) McAfee
16 11 (15.71%) ERwin
16 11 (15.71%) VMware
16 11 (15.71%) Migration
17 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (14.29%) SAP
17 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

CA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) CICS
2 2 (2.86%) CMS
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.43%) SAS
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (47.14%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Firewall
2 5 (7.14%) VPN
3 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.29%) Wireless
4 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 2 (2.86%) ADSL
5 1 (1.43%) LAN
5 1 (1.43%) WAN
5 1 (1.43%) DHCP
5 1 (1.43%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.43%) DMZ
5 1 (1.43%) DNS
5 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (12.86%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.71%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.86%) DataStage
7 1 (1.43%) QlikView
7 1 (1.43%) DB2
7 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) ERwin
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 19 (27.14%) Support Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 16 (22.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Support Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.29%) IT Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Support Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Data Modeller
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) IT Support
8 2 (2.86%) Senior IT Support
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) Web Services
2 5 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.43%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.86%) VSAM
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Wiki
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 43 (61.43%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 28 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 27 (38.57%) Windows XP
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.86%) Linux
7 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (11.43%) AIX
7 8 (11.43%) Solaris
8 6 (8.57%) HPUX
9 4 (5.71%) UNIX
10 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Software Deployment
2 13 (18.57%) TQM
3 11 (15.71%) Data Modelling
3 11 (15.71%) Migration
4 8 (11.43%) Data Architecture
4 8 (11.43%) ETL
4 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.43%) EAI
5 7 (10.00%) ITIL
5 7 (10.00%) Change Control
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Validation
7 5 (7.14%) Change Management
8 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.71%) Product Management
8 4 (5.71%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (4.29%) Time Management
9 3 (4.29%) Release Management
9 3 (4.29%) Web Development
9 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) VB
2 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.29%) Perl
5 2 (2.86%) COBOL
6 1 (1.43%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) JCL
6 1 (1.43%) REXX
6 1 (1.43%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) PMP
4 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (45.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 25 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.29%) ISA Server
3 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.43%) VMFS
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (47.14%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.29%) Unicenter
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.29%) Control-M
3 3 (4.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.86%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 38 (54.29%) Citrix
3 29 (41.43%) AppSense
4 26 (37.14%) Lumension
5 14 (20.00%) Oracle
6 12 (17.14%) Red Hat
6 12 (17.14%) Symantec
7 11 (15.71%) McAfee
7 11 (15.71%) VMware
8 10 (14.29%) SAP
9 9 (12.86%) Adobe
9 9 (12.86%) HP
9 9 (12.86%) Informatica
9 9 (12.86%) Veeam
9 9 (12.86%) Sophos
9 9 (12.86%) Becrypt
10 6 (8.57%) Business Objects
11 3 (4.29%) IBM
12 2 (2.86%) Cisco
12 2 (2.86%) BMC