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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CA
Rank 387 376 409
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +33
Contract jobs citing CA 195 195 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 0.86% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 106 57
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £353 £373
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -11.62%

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
23540 22753 20509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.38% 45.43% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13422 12429 10882
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 954 969 1189
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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 +1 179 £450 +9.09% 36
London -22 69 £500 +17.30% 18
South East -10 51 £400 +13.96% 9
Hampshire +1 23 £400 -8.57%
North West -2 22 £466 +50.40% 1
Berkshire -2 16 £213 -47.23% 4
Manchester +4 14 £475 +11.76% 1
West Midlands +5 12 £395 -1.25% 1
Scotland -17 12 £450 +23.28% 1
South West 0 11 £550 +22.22% 3
City of London -8 8 £501 +8.32% 2
Tyne and Wear +6 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 7 - -
North East 0 7 - -
Edinburgh +1 6 £450 +73.07% 1
Wiltshire +2 5 £550 +22.22% 1
Surrey -1 5 £555 +63.23%
Reading -1 5 £213 -46.87% 2
Corsham - 5 £550 -
Bristol - 5 £355 - 2
East of England +8 4 £342 - 3
East Midlands +6 4 - - 1
Basingstoke -2 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 4 - - 4
Hertfordshire +8 3 £342 - 3
Milton Keynes -8 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Wales -8 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 126 (32.06%) Microsoft
2 121 (30.79%) Windows
3 96 (24.43%) ITIL
4 87 (22.14%) Cisco
5 86 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 82 (20.87%) VMware
6 82 (20.87%) HP
7 79 (20.10%) IBM
7 79 (20.10%) Finance
8 76 (19.34%) Firewall
9 71 (18.07%) UNIX
10 70 (17.81%) Oracle
11 68 (17.30%) SC Cleared
12 62 (15.78%) Citrix
13 60 (15.27%) MS Excel
14 58 (14.76%) Linux
14 58 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
15 57 (14.50%) SharePoint
16 55 (13.99%) CA Spectrum
17 54 (13.74%) Service Management
18 51 (12.98%) SQL
19 49 (12.47%) SAN
20 48 (12.21%) VPN
20 48 (12.21%) LAN
21 46 (11.70%) Change Management
22 44 (11.20%) CheckPoint
22 44 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
22 44 (11.20%) NetScaler
23 42 (10.69%) Banking
24 41 (10.43%) TCP/IP

CA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 57 (14.50%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 24 (6.11%) IIS
4 20 (5.09%) CICS
5 19 (4.83%) WebSphere
6 16 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.82%) OpenStack
8 14 (3.56%) Apache
8 14 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (3.31%) Tomcat
10 8 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.53%) JBoss
11 6 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.27%) CMS
12 5 (1.27%) iPlanet
12 5 (1.27%) MQSeries
13 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 60 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.12%) MS Office
3 12 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.04%) MS Project
5 7 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (4.58%) CA PPM
2 5 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.27%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.02%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 76 (19.34%) Firewall
2 49 (12.47%) SAN
3 48 (12.21%) VPN
3 48 (12.21%) LAN
4 44 (11.20%) NetScaler
5 41 (10.43%) TCP/IP
6 36 (9.16%) Wireless
7 35 (8.91%) WAN
8 33 (8.40%) DHCP
8 33 (8.40%) DNS
9 32 (8.14%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (7.63%) Internet
11 25 (6.36%) SSL
12 24 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (6.11%) IPsec
13 22 (5.60%) Ethernet
13 22 (5.60%) MPLS
13 22 (5.60%) OSPF
14 19 (4.83%) Network Security
15 18 (4.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.11%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.34%) DB2
4 14 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.05%) DataStage
7 11 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (2.54%) PowerCenter
9 9 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.53%) MySQL
11 6 (1.53%) JasperReports
12 5 (1.27%) DTS
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 7
13 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
15 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
15 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (5.60%) ERwin
2 11 (2.80%) JUnit
3 10 (2.54%) Eclipse
3 10 (2.54%) Maven
4 9 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (1.78%) CA Gen
6 5 (1.27%) MSI
6 5 (1.27%) PowerDesigner
7 4 (1.02%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (1.02%) Rational Rose
7 4 (1.02%) Introscope
8 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.51%) Toad
8 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.51%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.25%) JIRA
9 1 (0.25%) Selenium
9 1 (0.25%) JMeter
9 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
General
1 79 (20.10%) Finance
2 42 (10.69%) Banking
3 18 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.78%) Military
6 5 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.02%) Retail
8 3 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 61 (15.52%) Analyst
2 47 (11.96%) Architect
3 37 (9.41%) Administrator
4 28 (7.12%) Developer
4 28 (7.12%) Network Engineer
5 22 (5.60%) Consultant
6 19 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (4.07%) Security Engineer
7 16 (4.07%) Voice Engineer
8 13 (3.31%) Network Analyst
8 13 (3.31%) Wintel Analyst
9 12 (3.05%) Service Analyst
10 10 (2.54%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.54%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.29%) Enterprise Architect
11 9 (2.29%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.04%) Technical Design Leader
12 8 (2.04%) Data Architect
12 8 (2.04%) Programmer
12 8 (2.04%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.67%) Middleware
2 19 (4.83%) Web Services
3 8 (2.04%) XML
4 7 (1.78%) Application Packaging
4 7 (1.78%) SOAP
4 7 (1.78%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.78%) REST
5 6 (1.53%) HTML
5 6 (1.53%) J2EE
6 4 (1.02%) CSS
6 4 (1.02%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.76%) Ajax
7 3 (0.76%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.76%) XHTML
7 3 (0.76%) .NET
7 3 (0.76%) WSDL
8 2 (0.51%) XSLT
8 2 (0.51%) JMS
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.12%) e-Health
3 27 (6.87%) Replication
4 25 (6.36%) Mainframe
5 16 (4.07%) PKI
6 13 (3.31%) VSAM
7 12 (3.05%) SecurID
8 11 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.54%) Data Integration
10 9 (2.29%) Clustering
11 8 (2.04%) FlexPod
11 8 (2.04%) PMI
12 6 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.53%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.27%) IVR
14 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
14 4 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.02%) CMDB
15 3 (0.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (30.79%) Windows
2 71 (18.07%) UNIX
3 58 (14.76%) Linux
4 40 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (6.87%) Solaris
7 19 (4.83%) zOS
8 18 (4.58%) AIX
9 13 (3.31%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.05%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.54%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.04%) SUSE
13 7 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.27%) MVS
14 5 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.02%) Android
15 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.43%) ITIL
2 54 (13.74%) Service Management
3 46 (11.70%) Change Management
4 38 (9.67%) Project Management
5 30 (7.63%) ITSM
6 26 (6.62%) Migration
6 26 (6.62%) Incident Management
7 25 (6.36%) Line Management
8 20 (5.09%) Network Management
8 20 (5.09%) Data Modelling
9 19 (4.83%) Capacity Management
10 18 (4.58%) Low Latency
10 18 (4.58%) Configuration Management
11 16 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
11 16 (4.07%) Contact Management
11 16 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (3.82%) Load Balancing
12 15 (3.82%) Validation
12 15 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (3.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.98%) SQL
2 32 (8.14%) Java
3 30 (7.63%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.60%) VBScript
5 19 (4.83%) C#
6 13 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.54%) VB
7 10 (2.54%) COBOL
8 7 (1.78%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.78%) C
9 6 (1.53%) Perl
10 5 (1.27%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.76%) REXX
12 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.25%) Tcl
13 1 (0.25%) ClojureScript
13 1 (0.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 86 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 68 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 44 (11.20%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.09%) Degree
5 15 (3.82%) CCNP
6 12 (3.05%) CCNA
6 12 (3.05%) CISSP
7 9 (2.29%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.04%) VCP4
9 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.53%) MCSE
11 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.27%) PMP
11 5 (1.27%) APMP
11 5 (1.27%) PgMP
12 2 (0.51%) CCA
12 2 (0.51%) CCIE
12 2 (0.51%) ACCA
12 2 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.05%) SLA
1 12 (3.05%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.29%) QA
3 5 (1.27%) P3O
3 5 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) GAAP
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (8.91%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.36%) vSphere
4 24 (6.11%) XenDesktop
5 23 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (5.34%) XenApp
7 17 (4.33%) Hyper-V
8 16 (4.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 10 (2.54%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.04%) vCloud
11 7 (1.78%) FreeRADIUS
12 6 (1.53%) RACF
12 6 (1.53%) Firmware
12 6 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.76%) ACF2
13 3 (0.76%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 55 (13.99%) CA Spectrum
2 33 (8.40%) ARCserve
3 32 (8.14%) HP SIM
4 28 (7.12%) CA Single Sign-On
5 24 (6.11%) SCCM
6 23 (5.85%) SCOM
7 17 (4.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (4.07%) Cisco UCCX
8 16 (4.07%) EdgeSight
8 16 (4.07%) Tivoli
8 16 (4.07%) SCVMM
9 15 (3.82%) NetBackup
10 13 (3.31%) Unicenter
11 9 (2.29%) Cisco UCCE
12 8 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (1.78%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.53%) CA Wily
14 6 (1.53%) CA LISA
14 6 (1.53%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 126 (32.06%) Microsoft
2 87 (22.14%) Cisco
3 82 (20.87%) VMware
3 82 (20.87%) HP
4 79 (20.10%) IBM
5 70 (17.81%) Oracle
6 62 (15.78%) Citrix
7 44 (11.20%) CheckPoint
8 30 (7.63%) ServiceNow
9 27 (6.87%) BMC
10 24 (6.11%) Dell
11 20 (5.09%) F5
12 19 (4.83%) NetApp
12 19 (4.83%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.83%) Nimsoft
13 18 (4.58%) Remedy
13 18 (4.58%) SAP
14 17 (4.33%) Veritas
14 17 (4.33%) Veeam
15 14 (3.56%) Symantec
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Rate: £450.00 per day
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Church International
Rate: £400 per day
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Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
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