The table below looks at the statistics for ACSA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ACSA over the 3 months to 4 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA)
Rank 603 - 570
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ACSA 19 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% - 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% - 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
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£500 - £324
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £298
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10795 10379 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.99% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5831 4877
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 452 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

ACSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ACSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ACSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ACSA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ACSA within the UK.

ACSA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ACSA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ACSA within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

ACSA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ACSA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ACSA within the UK.

ACSA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ACSA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACSA within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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
England - 17 £500 - 2
South East - 16 £500 - 2
Hampshire - 15 £500 - 2
Aldershot - 12 £475 - 1
Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
London - 1 £621 -
Berkshire - 1 £500 -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Farnborough - 1 £600 -

ACSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ACSA 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 ACSA.

1 17 (89.47%) CISSP
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) McAfee
1 17 (89.47%) ArcSight
1 17 (89.47%) SIEM
2 16 (84.21%) Sourcefire
2 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
3 15 (78.95%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (73.68%) Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Apple
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.53%) MCTS

ACSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ACSA 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 ACSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Security Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) ArcSight Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) ICT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) SIEM
2 14 (73.68%) Security Management
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) CISSP
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.53%) MCTS
3 2 (10.53%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (78.95%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) McAfee
1 17 (89.47%) ArcSight
2 16 (84.21%) Sourcefire
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm