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 25 November 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.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 130 126 130
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing CCA 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.80% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£351 £274 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.03% -0.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £213 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £335 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £20.98
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +23.92%
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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
612 497 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.23% 17.92% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 225 280
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.31 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -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
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 25 November 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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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 5 £351 +77.46% 2
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
CCA
England

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) XenServer
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Legal
4 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (50.00%) CCEA
4 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (50.00%) CCIA
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) MS Office
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) MCP
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) XenApp
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (20.00%) MCTS
7 2 (20.00%) MCITP
7 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCEA
2 5 (50.00%) CCIA
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) MCTS
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) XenServer
3 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco