The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 386 407 408
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing CA 215 166 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.69% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 53 87
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £467 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £290 £337
% change year-on-year
+43.10% -13.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 4
Average hourly rate £21.73 £20.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £18.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £35.40 £25.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.73 £20.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.52%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24989 24067 26976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.71% 47.16% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13873 13040 13656
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1082 1204 1387
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +4 188 £400 +10.34% 21
London +6 79 £388 -3.12% 6
North West +24 42 £400 +14.28% 3
Lancashire +2 23 £390 - 1
South East -23 23 £300 +114.57% 3
City of London +20 20 £475 +18.75% 4
Scotland -12 13 £375 -6.25% 2
East of England -15 13 £500 +138.09% 1
Cheshire +8 10 £245 -30.00% 1
Berkshire -14 10 £290 +107.14% 1
Hampshire -9 9 £300 +3.44%
West Midlands -10 9 £313 -
North East - 9 £210 -
Manchester +3 8 £500 +42.85%
Bedfordshire -13 8 £538 -
South West -31 8 £500 +66.66% 4
Yorkshire +9 5 £450 - 4
Birmingham +1 5 £450 -
Warrington -15 5 - -
Bristol -27 5 £415 +28.68% 3
Canary Wharf - 5 £325 -
West Yorkshire +8 4 £450 - 3
Leeds +4 4 £450 - 2
Surrey -1 4 £538 - 1
Reading -2 4 £290 +107.14% 1
Bracknell +3 3 - -
Bedford - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire 0 2 £438 +108.33% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £240 -
Docklands, London - 1 £325 -

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 154 (37.02%) Windows
2 133 (31.97%) Microsoft
3 94 (22.60%) Finance
4 93 (22.36%) Security Cleared
5 89 (21.39%) Active Directory
6 75 (18.03%) SC Cleared
7 73 (17.55%) ITIL
8 72 (17.31%) Citrix
9 70 (16.83%) HP
9 70 (16.83%) MS Office
10 69 (16.59%) Oracle
11 67 (16.11%) VMware
12 64 (15.38%) SCCM
13 58 (13.94%) SQL
13 58 (13.94%) Windows 7
14 54 (12.98%) Windows XP
15 49 (11.78%) IBM
15 49 (11.78%) SLA
15 49 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 48 (11.54%) Migration
16 48 (11.54%) Change Management
17 46 (11.06%) Mainframe
18 45 (10.82%) SQL Server
18 45 (10.82%) MS Excel
18 45 (10.82%) Banking
19 44 (10.58%) Linux
20 41 (9.86%) UNIX
21 40 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
22 37 (8.89%) Blackberry
22 37 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V

CA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (5.05%) SharePoint
1 21 (5.05%) CICS
2 20 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.61%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.37%) Apache
5 12 (2.88%) IIS
6 11 (2.64%) CMS
7 10 (2.40%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.92%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.44%) Documentum
12 5 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.20%) Lync
13 4 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.96%) Liferay
13 4 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 70 (16.83%) MS Office
2 45 (10.82%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Open Workbench
4 3 (0.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 16 (3.85%) CA Clarity
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) Cordys
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.24%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.21%) TCP/IP
2 29 (6.97%) Firewall
3 25 (6.01%) SAN
3 25 (6.01%) LDAP
4 17 (4.09%) DHCP
5 14 (3.37%) DNS
5 14 (3.37%) LAN
6 11 (2.64%) WAN
6 11 (2.64%) VPN
7 10 (2.40%) SSL
7 10 (2.40%) Internet
7 10 (2.40%) Wireless
8 7 (1.68%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.68%) NAS
9 6 (1.44%) Network Security
9 6 (1.44%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.20%) BGP
10 5 (1.20%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.29%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.61%) DB2
4 15 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 14 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.40%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (1.68%) DTS
7 7 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.20%) IDOL
10 4 (0.96%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.48%) Big Data
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.48%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 17 (4.09%) ERwin
2 10 (2.40%) CA Gen
3 7 (1.68%) MSI
4 6 (1.44%) Introscope
4 6 (1.44%) ClearQuest
4 6 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.72%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.48%) ChangeMan
6 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.48%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
7 1 (0.24%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.24%) JMeter
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) Toad
7 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 94 (22.60%) Finance
2 45 (10.82%) Banking
3 20 (4.81%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.33%) Retail
5 6 (1.44%) Private Banking
5 6 (1.44%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.20%) Publishing
7 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) French Language
8 2 (0.48%) Front Office
8 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 59 (14.18%) Consultant
2 49 (11.78%) Analyst
3 47 (11.30%) Architect
4 41 (9.86%) Developer
5 36 (8.65%) Support Engineer
6 27 (6.49%) Desktop Support
7 25 (6.01%) Desktop Engineer
8 22 (5.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (4.33%) Administrator
10 16 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.37%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.88%) Network Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (2.64%) ServiceNow Developer
14 10 (2.40%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.40%) Programmer
14 10 (2.40%) Infrastructure Architect
15 9 (2.16%) Systems Programmer
15 9 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
15 9 (2.16%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.21%) Middleware
2 28 (6.73%) XML
3 24 (5.77%) Web Services
4 19 (4.57%) HTML
5 11 (2.64%) .NET
6 10 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (2.16%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.92%) Application Packaging
8 8 (1.92%) CSS
9 7 (1.68%) J2EE
9 7 (1.68%) LINQ
10 6 (1.44%) JMS
11 4 (0.96%) Java EE
11 4 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.72%) ISPF
12 3 (0.72%) SAML
12 3 (0.72%) SOAP
13 2 (0.48%) HTML5
13 2 (0.48%) Regular Expression
14 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.06%) Mainframe
2 37 (8.89%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.85%) PKI
4 12 (2.88%) Clustering
4 12 (2.88%) CMDB
5 10 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.16%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.68%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.68%) Derivative
7 7 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.68%) Credit Derivative
8 6 (1.44%) VSAM
8 6 (1.44%) Symmetrix DMX
9 5 (1.20%) EMV
9 5 (1.20%) DTV
10 4 (0.96%) MPEG
10 4 (0.96%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 154 (37.02%) Windows
2 58 (13.94%) Windows 7
3 54 (12.98%) Windows XP
4 49 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (10.58%) Linux
6 41 (9.86%) UNIX
7 30 (7.21%) Windows Vista
8 29 (6.97%) Solaris
8 29 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (3.85%) zOS
11 14 (3.37%) AIX
12 10 (2.40%) HPUX
13 9 (2.16%) Android
14 8 (1.92%) SUSE
14 8 (1.92%) MVS
14 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (1.68%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.55%) ITIL
2 48 (11.54%) Change Management
2 48 (11.54%) Migration
3 29 (6.97%) Software Deployment
4 27 (6.49%) Project Management
5 24 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (5.29%) Configuration Management
6 22 (5.29%) Incident Management
6 22 (5.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (4.33%) Validation
8 17 (4.09%) Data Modelling
9 16 (3.85%) SIEM
10 15 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (3.61%) Data Architecture
10 15 (3.61%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.13%) TQM
11 13 (3.13%) ITSM
11 13 (3.13%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.94%) SQL
2 34 (8.17%) Java
3 28 (6.73%) VB
4 22 (5.29%) Perl
5 21 (5.05%) Shell Script
5 21 (5.05%) PowerShell
6 14 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 13 (3.13%) C
8 12 (2.88%) REXX
9 11 (2.64%) C#
9 11 (2.64%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.40%) COBOL
10 10 (2.40%) Python
11 9 (2.16%) VBScript
11 9 (2.16%) JCL
12 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.96%) Lua
14 2 (0.48%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.48%) Ruby
14 2 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (22.36%) Security Cleared
2 75 (18.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.09%) Degree
4 12 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.20%) MBA
7 4 (0.96%) ACCA
7 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.96%) CIMA
8 3 (0.72%) CISSP
8 3 (0.72%) CISA
8 3 (0.72%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.48%) CCNA
9 2 (0.48%) PMP
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (11.78%) SLA
2 11 (2.64%) QA
3 6 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.72%) GAAP
5 2 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.48%) Basel III
6 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.24%) P3O
6 1 (0.24%) FINREP
System Software
1 89 (21.39%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (4.57%) XenApp
5 16 (3.85%) vSphere
6 11 (2.64%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.20%) RACF
8 5 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.96%) ACF2
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.24%) VMFS
12 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.24%) vCloud
12 1 (0.24%) SRDF
12 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 64 (15.38%) SCCM
2 21 (5.05%) CA Spectrum
3 18 (4.33%) Unicenter
4 17 (4.09%) CA SiteMinder
5 16 (3.85%) ARCserve
5 16 (3.85%) WSUS
5 16 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (2.88%) Control-M
7 9 (2.16%) Nagios
7 9 (2.16%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.44%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.44%) CA LISA
9 5 (1.20%) BladeLogic
9 5 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.96%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 133 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 72 (17.31%) Citrix
3 70 (16.83%) HP
4 69 (16.59%) Oracle
5 67 (16.11%) VMware
6 49 (11.78%) IBM
7 34 (8.17%) AppSense
8 32 (7.69%) Cisco
9 31 (7.45%) Lumension
10 25 (6.01%) Symantec
11 24 (5.77%) Red Hat
12 22 (5.29%) BMC
13 21 (5.05%) McAfee
14 17 (4.09%) SAP
15 15 (3.61%) NetIQ
16 14 (3.37%) EMC
16 14 (3.37%) ServiceNow
17 13 (3.13%) Nimsoft
18 12 (2.88%) Altiris
18 12 (2.88%) NetApp
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield Hallam University
Rate: From £25,013 to £30,728 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucester
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £295 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Scotland
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago