The table below looks at the statistics for CCA 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 CCA over the 3 months to 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 135 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CCA 16 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% - 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£430 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
-40.47% -
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England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
722 599 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.98% 19.29% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 304 197
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 75 39
Average hourly rate £21.88 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

CCA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CCA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CCA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CCA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CCA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

CCA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CCA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CCA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CCA
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 CCA within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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 - 10 £403 - 6
Cheshire - 4 £450 -
Lancashire - 1 £205 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 1
CCA
England

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (52.38%) Citrix
1 11 (52.38%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCSE
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) Migration
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) UNIX
6 5 (23.81%) Solaris
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (23.81%) XenApp
6 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (23.81%) CCAA
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) CCEE
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (19.05%) SAP CO
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) AppSense
7 4 (19.05%) SAP
7 4 (19.05%) CCIE
7 4 (19.05%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (9.52%) TPMS
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) SAP CO
2 2 (9.52%) SAP FI
2 2 (9.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
3 1 (4.76%) SAP HCM
3 1 (4.76%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 2 (9.52%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Design Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
1 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) EAM
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCSE
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (23.81%) CCAA
5 4 (19.05%) CCEE
5 4 (19.05%) CCIE
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (19.05%) CCEA
6 3 (14.29%) MCSD
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) MCTS
7 2 (9.52%) MCITP
7 2 (9.52%) CCIA
7 2 (9.52%) MCSA
7 2 (9.52%) MCP
7 2 (9.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) XenApp
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) MetaFrame
4 2 (9.52%) XenServer
4 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Citrix
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) AppSense
4 4 (19.05%) SAP
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) McAfee
5 2 (9.52%) Sophos
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) Syclo
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