The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CA products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CA over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 419 432 388
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -44
Contract jobs citing CA 221 150 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.84% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 76 80
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£400 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 12
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.62 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 - £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - £16.50

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26264 24376 26262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.28% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15247 13770 13541
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1149 1356
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

CA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CA
Daily Rate Trend

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

CA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CA within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

CA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CA within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

CA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CA within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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
England +31 194 £400 -5.88% 22
London +13 81 £425 -1.16% 11
South East +20 48 £315 -30.00% 6
North West +16 40 £375 +22.14%
Hampshire - 24 £315 -
Manchester +5 16 £300 -2.28%
West Midlands -10 14 £458 +15.09% 1
Scotland -8 13 £375 -6.25% 3
City of London +11 9 £502 +43.28% 7
Edinburgh -5 9 £475 +18.75% 1
Surrey +1 8 £525 +46.85%
Berkshire +15 6 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £175 -59.06%
Yorkshire -3 5 - -
Birmingham -4 4 £625 +47.92%
Staines - 4 - -
Bristol -27 3 £438 - 1
South West -34 3 £438 -9.15% 3
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £188 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £188 -
North East - 2 £188 - 1
Reading +15 1 - - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - -
Hertfordshire -25 1 - -
East of England -27 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 147 (34.83%) Windows
2 114 (27.01%) Microsoft
3 89 (21.09%) Finance
4 85 (20.14%) Security Cleared
5 76 (18.01%) SC Cleared
6 75 (17.77%) Oracle
7 73 (17.30%) VMware
8 69 (16.35%) SQL
9 67 (15.88%) Active Directory
10 62 (14.69%) Citrix
11 61 (14.45%) Cisco
12 60 (14.22%) Migration
13 59 (13.98%) MS Excel
14 57 (13.51%) Linux
15 55 (13.03%) IBM
15 55 (13.03%) Banking
16 52 (12.32%) HP
16 52 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 51 (12.09%) Firewall
18 50 (11.85%) Windows XP
19 49 (11.61%) Change Management
19 49 (11.61%) SCCM
19 49 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
20 48 (11.37%) CA Spectrum
20 48 (11.37%) ITIL
21 46 (10.90%) MS Office
21 46 (10.90%) Windows 7
22 45 (10.66%) UNIX
23 43 (10.19%) SLA
24 42 (9.95%) MS Exchange

CA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 42 (9.95%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 22 (5.21%) Apache
4 21 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (4.03%) WebSphere
6 14 (3.32%) IIS
7 13 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.37%) CICS
9 9 (2.13%) JBoss
9 9 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.90%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.66%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 6 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.95%) CMS
14 4 (0.95%) LiveLink
Applications
1 59 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 46 (10.90%) MS Office
3 10 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.13%) MS Project
5 3 (0.71%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (4.27%) CA Clarity
2 4 (0.95%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.95%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.09%) Firewall
2 37 (8.77%) LAN
3 34 (8.06%) SAN
4 30 (7.11%) WAN
5 26 (6.16%) DNS
6 24 (5.69%) DHCP
7 23 (5.45%) Ethernet
8 22 (5.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (4.74%) TCP/IP
9 20 (4.74%) Internet
10 19 (4.50%) LDAP
11 18 (4.27%) SMTP
11 18 (4.27%) VPN
11 18 (4.27%) NetScaler
11 18 (4.27%) Wireless
12 14 (3.32%) IPsec
12 14 (3.32%) MPLS
12 14 (3.32%) VoIP
13 13 (3.08%) BGP
14 12 (2.84%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.87%) Oracle Database
3 26 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.55%) DB2
4 15 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 15 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.61%) PowerCenter
6 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (1.18%) DTS
8 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.18%) DataStage
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 7
11 2 (0.47%) MySQL
11 2 (0.47%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (4.98%) ERwin
2 9 (2.13%) MSI
2 9 (2.13%) Introscope
2 9 (2.13%) CA Gen
3 7 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.42%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.71%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.71%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.71%) JIRA
6 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.47%) JMeter
6 2 (0.47%) ChangeMan
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.47%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.47%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.47%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 89 (21.09%) Finance
2 55 (13.03%) Banking
3 26 (6.16%) Retail
4 16 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.42%) Private Banking
7 4 (0.95%) Advertising
8 3 (0.71%) Publishing
8 3 (0.71%) Military
8 3 (0.71%) Law
8 3 (0.71%) French Language
9 2 (0.47%) German Language
9 2 (0.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 65 (15.40%) Analyst
2 51 (12.09%) Consultant
3 41 (9.72%) Architect
4 36 (8.53%) Administrator
5 30 (7.11%) Support Engineer
6 25 (5.92%) Desktop Support
7 22 (5.21%) Developer
8 21 (4.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (4.74%) Network Engineer
10 19 (4.50%) Business Analyst
11 18 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 17 (4.03%) Service Analyst
13 16 (3.79%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.84%) Functional Consultant
15 12 (2.84%) Project Manager
16 9 (2.13%) Technical Architect
16 9 (2.13%) Infrastructure Architect
17 8 (1.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.58%) Middleware
2 28 (6.64%) Web Services
3 13 (3.08%) XML
4 11 (2.61%) HTML
5 10 (2.37%) Application Packaging
6 9 (2.13%) .NET
7 7 (1.66%) JMS
7 7 (1.66%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.42%) Regular Expression
9 5 (1.18%) LINQ
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.18%) ISPF
10 4 (0.95%) Java EE
10 4 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.71%) SOAP
11 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.71%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.47%) JavaBeans
12 2 (0.47%) EJB
12 2 (0.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (9.24%) Mainframe
3 35 (8.29%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.08%) PKI
5 13 (3.08%) Data Integration
6 12 (2.84%) e-Health
7 10 (2.37%) Replication
7 10 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.66%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.42%) Clustering
10 6 (1.42%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.42%) PMI
10 6 (1.42%) Derivative
10 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.42%) Symmetrix DMX
11 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 147 (34.83%) Windows
2 57 (13.51%) Linux
3 52 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (11.85%) Windows XP
5 46 (10.90%) Windows 7
6 45 (10.66%) UNIX
7 40 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (6.87%) Solaris
9 24 (5.69%) Windows Vista
10 16 (3.79%) AIX
11 14 (3.32%) SUSE
11 14 (3.32%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (3.08%) zOS
13 10 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (1.90%) HPUX
15 5 (1.18%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.18%) Android
15 5 (1.18%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.22%) Migration
2 49 (11.61%) Change Management
3 48 (11.37%) ITIL
4 35 (8.29%) Project Management
5 31 (7.35%) Service Management
6 21 (4.98%) Data Modelling
7 20 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (4.74%) Load Balancing
7 20 (4.74%) Software Deployment
8 19 (4.50%) Line Management
8 19 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 17 (4.03%) Configuration Management
11 16 (3.79%) ETL
11 16 (3.79%) Data Architecture
12 14 (3.32%) PRINCE2
12 14 (3.32%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.32%) Business Analysis
13 13 (3.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 69 (16.35%) SQL
2 26 (6.16%) Shell Script
3 20 (4.74%) VB
4 19 (4.50%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.50%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.27%) Java
6 10 (2.37%) C
6 10 (2.37%) Perl
7 8 (1.90%) COBOL
7 8 (1.90%) VBScript
8 7 (1.66%) C#
8 7 (1.66%) REXX
9 6 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.42%) JCL
10 3 (0.71%) Python
11 2 (0.47%) Tcl
11 2 (0.47%) VBA
11 2 (0.47%) PHP
11 2 (0.47%) Korn
11 2 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 85 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 76 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.08%) MBA
4 13 (3.08%) Degree
5 9 (2.13%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.90%) ISSAP
7 7 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.42%) CCNA
9 5 (1.18%) PMP
9 5 (1.18%) ACCA
9 5 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.18%) CIMA
10 4 (0.95%) MCSE
10 4 (0.95%) CCIE
10 4 (0.95%) CCNP
10 4 (0.95%) APMP
11 3 (0.71%) MCITP
11 3 (0.71%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.19%) SLA
2 9 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.90%) QA
4 6 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.71%) GAAP
6 2 (0.47%) P3O
7 1 (0.24%) FINREP
7 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (5.45%) vSphere
5 9 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 9 (2.13%) XenApp
6 8 (1.90%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.42%) Firmware
7 6 (1.42%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (1.42%) ACF2
8 5 (1.18%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.18%) RACF
9 4 (0.95%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.71%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.24%) Postfix
12 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (11.61%) SCCM
2 48 (11.37%) CA Spectrum
3 32 (7.58%) ARCserve
4 17 (4.03%) HP SIM
5 16 (3.79%) CA SiteMinder
6 15 (3.55%) Control-M
7 14 (3.32%) Unicenter
7 14 (3.32%) Tivoli
8 10 (2.37%) CA Wily
8 10 (2.37%) CA LISA
9 9 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.90%) BladeLogic
10 8 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (1.42%) WSUS
11 6 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 5 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 114 (27.01%) Microsoft
2 75 (17.77%) Oracle
3 73 (17.30%) VMware
4 62 (14.69%) Citrix
5 61 (14.45%) Cisco
6 55 (13.03%) IBM
7 52 (12.32%) HP
8 32 (7.58%) Symantec
9 27 (6.40%) Lumension
10 26 (6.16%) AppSense
11 25 (5.92%) CheckPoint
12 22 (5.21%) SAP
13 16 (3.79%) Informatica
13 16 (3.79%) Altiris
14 15 (3.55%) ServiceNow
15 14 (3.32%) Red Hat
16 13 (3.08%) EMC
17 12 (2.84%) NetIQ
18 10 (2.37%) McAfee
18 10 (2.37%) Riverbed
London
Lorien Resourcing
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North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
PwC
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
PwC
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £615 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £295 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago