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 26 January 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.

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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA
Rank 380 397 409
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Contract jobs citing CA 202 167 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.75% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 89 60
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £206 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.97% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £14.40 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.19% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £12.00 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £30.87 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £19.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-25.19% -10.46%

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
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 2015.

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
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 26 January 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
England +3 178 £420 +5.00% 14
London 0 72 £450 +12.50% 4
South East +5 53 £300 -20.58% 1
Berkshire +17 28 £244 -35.47%
North West +8 21 £458 +30.71% 1
Scotland -8 14 £310 -11.69% 1
City of London -3 13 £500 +25.00% 1
South West -22 11 £540 +27.05% 2
Manchester +1 8 £475 +35.71% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £311 +35.32%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 8 £311 +35.32%
North East -25 8 £311 +35.32%
Reading +11 7 £238 -36.66%
Swansea - 7 - -
Wales - 7 - -
West Wales - 7 - -
Surrey -3 6 £555 +63.23% 1
Bristol - 6 £375 -
East Midlands +11 5 £295 +1.72% 1
Bracknell +5 5 £300 -21.15%
West Midlands +3 5 £440 -7.36% 1
Wiltshire -15 5 £550 +22.22% 2
Merseyside - 5 £238 -
Corsham - 5 £550 - 2
Nottingham - 5 £295 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £295 - 1
Cheshire +3 4 £458 +63.68%
Edinburgh -8 4 £413 -7.09%
East of England - 3 £600 - 3
Slough - 1 £283 -

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 148 (35.32%) Windows
2 135 (32.22%) Microsoft
3 95 (22.67%) Security Cleared
4 85 (20.29%) ITIL
4 85 (20.29%) VMware
5 82 (19.57%) Cisco
5 82 (19.57%) HP
6 79 (18.85%) SC Cleared
7 78 (18.62%) Finance
8 76 (18.14%) Firewall
9 68 (16.23%) Oracle
10 67 (15.99%) UNIX
10 67 (15.99%) Citrix
11 66 (15.75%) IBM
12 63 (15.04%) Linux
13 62 (14.80%) MS Excel
14 60 (14.32%) SharePoint
15 59 (14.08%) CA Spectrum
16 57 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
17 55 (13.13%) LAN
18 54 (12.89%) SQL
19 49 (11.69%) Service Management
20 47 (11.22%) SQL Server
20 47 (11.22%) Banking
21 45 (10.74%) Active Directory
21 45 (10.74%) Change Management
21 45 (10.74%) CheckPoint
22 43 (10.26%) Project Management
22 43 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
22 43 (10.26%) SAN

CA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 60 (14.32%) SharePoint
2 40 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 25 (5.97%) IIS
4 21 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (4.53%) WebSphere
6 18 (4.30%) Apache
7 17 (4.06%) CICS
8 15 (3.58%) WebLogic
9 14 (3.34%) Tomcat
10 13 (3.10%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.91%) JBoss
12 5 (1.19%) iPlanet
12 5 (1.19%) CMS
12 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 4 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 62 (14.80%) MS Excel
2 35 (8.35%) MS Office
3 9 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.91%) MS Project
5 5 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (4.06%) CA Clarity
2 5 (1.19%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.19%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.95%) SAP FI-AP
4 3 (0.72%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.72%) Misys Opics
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (18.14%) Firewall
2 55 (13.13%) LAN
3 43 (10.26%) SAN
4 40 (9.55%) WAN
4 40 (9.55%) NetScaler
5 37 (8.83%) TCP/IP
6 36 (8.59%) VPN
7 34 (8.11%) Wireless
8 30 (7.16%) Internet
9 28 (6.68%) DNS
10 27 (6.44%) DHCP
10 27 (6.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (6.21%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (6.21%) IPsec
11 26 (6.21%) SSL
12 24 (5.73%) MPLS
13 23 (5.49%) Ethernet
13 23 (5.49%) SMTP
13 23 (5.49%) Network Security
14 22 (5.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.49%) DB2
3 21 (5.01%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.39%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.15%) DataStage
10 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (1.91%) PowerCenter
10 8 (1.91%) MySQL
10 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.43%) JasperReports
12 5 (1.19%) DTS
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 7
14 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.10%) ERwin
2 11 (2.63%) JUnit
3 10 (2.39%) Eclipse
3 10 (2.39%) Maven
4 9 (2.15%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (1.67%) Introscope
6 7 (1.67%) CA Gen
7 6 (1.43%) MSI
7 6 (1.43%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.72%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.72%) JIRA
8 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.48%) PVCS
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.48%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.48%) JMeter
9 2 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (18.62%) Finance
2 47 (11.22%) Banking
3 17 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.82%) Retail
5 9 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.91%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.67%) Military
8 5 (1.19%) Law
8 5 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.72%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
11 1 (0.24%) Avionics
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 73 (17.42%) Analyst
2 44 (10.50%) Administrator
3 43 (10.26%) Architect
4 37 (8.83%) Consultant
5 27 (6.44%) Network Engineer
6 26 (6.21%) Developer
7 23 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.30%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.30%) Support Engineer
9 16 (3.82%) Service Analyst
9 16 (3.82%) Desktop Support
10 14 (3.34%) Technical Architect
10 14 (3.34%) Security Engineer
10 14 (3.34%) Voice Engineer
11 13 (3.10%) Wintel Analyst
12 12 (2.86%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 10 (2.39%) Network Analyst
14 9 (2.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 9 (2.15%) Network Security Engineer
14 9 (2.15%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.55%) Middleware
2 22 (5.25%) Web Services
3 9 (2.15%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.67%) REST
4 7 (1.67%) XML
4 7 (1.67%) SOAP
5 6 (1.43%) J2EE
6 5 (1.19%) HTML
6 5 (1.19%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.95%) .NET
8 3 (0.72%) CSS
8 3 (0.72%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.48%) Ajax
9 2 (0.48%) ISPF
9 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.48%) EJB
9 2 (0.48%) XSLT
9 2 (0.48%) XHTML
9 2 (0.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.92%) Mainframe
3 26 (6.21%) e-Health
4 25 (5.97%) Replication
5 19 (4.53%) Blackberry
6 14 (3.34%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.10%) SecurID
8 11 (2.63%) Clustering
9 10 (2.39%) PKI
10 8 (1.91%) VSAM
10 8 (1.91%) PMI
11 7 (1.67%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.19%) IVR
12 5 (1.19%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 148 (35.32%) Windows
2 67 (15.99%) UNIX
3 63 (15.04%) Linux
4 43 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.73%) Solaris
7 23 (5.49%) Windows 7
8 21 (5.01%) Windows XP
9 17 (4.06%) AIX
10 15 (3.58%) zOS
11 14 (3.34%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (2.86%) Windows Vista
13 11 (2.63%) SUSE
14 10 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.95%) MVS
15 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.72%) Android
16 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.29%) ITIL
2 49 (11.69%) Service Management
3 45 (10.74%) Change Management
4 43 (10.26%) Project Management
5 38 (9.07%) Migration
6 30 (7.16%) ITSM
6 30 (7.16%) Line Management
7 22 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (5.25%) Incident Management
8 21 (5.01%) Load Balancing
9 19 (4.53%) Network Management
10 18 (4.30%) Mentoring
11 16 (3.82%) Low Latency
11 16 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.58%) Capacity Management
13 14 (3.34%) Contact Management
14 13 (3.10%) Validation
14 13 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (3.10%) Data Modelling
15 12 (2.86%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.89%) SQL
2 34 (8.11%) Java
3 25 (5.97%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.77%) VBScript
5 18 (4.30%) C#
6 16 (3.82%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.15%) VB
8 8 (1.91%) COBOL
8 8 (1.91%) C
9 7 (1.67%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.43%) Perl
11 5 (1.19%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.72%) REXX
13 2 (0.48%) JCL
13 2 (0.48%) Korn
13 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.24%) Clojure
14 1 (0.24%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 95 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 79 (18.85%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.01%) Degree
5 16 (3.82%) CCNP
6 13 (3.10%) CISSP
7 12 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.39%) CCNA
8 10 (2.39%) MBA
9 9 (2.15%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.91%) ISSAP
10 8 (1.91%) MCSE
11 7 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.19%) APMP
12 5 (1.19%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.95%) PgMP
13 4 (0.95%) MCITP
13 4 (0.95%) PMP
14 3 (0.72%) ACCA
14 3 (0.72%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.73%) SLA
2 14 (3.34%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.91%) QA
4 3 (0.72%) P3O
5 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) GAAP
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.49%) XenDesktop
4 17 (4.06%) XenApp
4 17 (4.06%) vSphere
5 15 (3.58%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (3.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.15%) FreeRADIUS
8 9 (2.15%) Firmware
9 7 (1.67%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.19%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.95%) ACF2
12 3 (0.72%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.72%) RACF
13 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 59 (14.08%) CA Spectrum
2 32 (7.64%) HP SIM
2 32 (7.64%) ARCserve
3 31 (7.40%) SCCM
4 26 (6.21%) CA SiteMinder
5 20 (4.77%) SCOM
6 17 (4.06%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (3.82%) Tivoli
8 14 (3.34%) SCVMM
8 14 (3.34%) Cisco UCCX
8 14 (3.34%) EdgeSight
9 12 (2.86%) Unicenter
10 9 (2.15%) NetBackup
10 9 (2.15%) Backup Exec
10 9 (2.15%) CA LISA
10 9 (2.15%) CA Wily
10 9 (2.15%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (1.67%) Control-M
12 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 135 (32.22%) Microsoft
2 85 (20.29%) VMware
3 82 (19.57%) Cisco
3 82 (19.57%) HP
4 68 (16.23%) Oracle
5 67 (15.99%) Citrix
6 66 (15.75%) IBM
7 45 (10.74%) CheckPoint
8 30 (7.16%) ServiceNow
9 22 (5.25%) SAP
10 21 (5.01%) Red Hat
10 21 (5.01%) F5
11 19 (4.53%) Symantec
11 19 (4.53%) BMC
12 17 (4.06%) Nimsoft
12 17 (4.06%) Veeam
13 16 (3.82%) Dell
13 16 (3.82%) Remedy
14 14 (3.34%) Veritas
15 13 (3.10%) AppSense
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Required IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
Posted: 12 days ago