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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CA
Rank 424 411 406
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing CA 198 192 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.83% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 94 98
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £277 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £14.64 £30.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+257.14% -27.27%

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
22182 23145 22099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.13% 45.68% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13227 13479 12168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 970 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.29 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 151 £415 -2.35% 25
South East -1 49 £438 +15.13% 8
London -29 42 £450 -3.22% 10
Scotland +11 31 £450 +20.00% 3
North West -15 24 £280 -39.94% 2
Edinburgh +3 22 £500 +11.11% 2
Hampshire -2 13 £513 +31.41% 2
Berkshire -8 13 £400 +37.33% 3
North East -22 13 £350 +12.44%
Tyne and Wear -29 13 £350 +12.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 13 £350 +12.44%
Buckinghamshire - 13 £520 -
Milton Keynes - 12 £520 -
South West +2 11 £273 -49.53% 2
City of London +37 9 £450 -10.00% 1
Manchester -16 9 £430 -9.47%
West Midlands -11 8 £485 +25.97%
Northern Ireland - 8 - -
County Antrim - 8 - -
Belfast - 8 - -
Bristol -1 7 £323 -14.00%
Blackpool - 7 £263 -
Lancashire - 7 £263 -
Surrey -3 6 £415 -25.22%
Cheshire -3 6 £425 -7.10% 1
Glasgow - 6 - -
Slough +14 5 - -
Basingstoke +1 4 £425 -
Maidenhead - 4 £400 - 1
Staines - 4 - -

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 164 (31.72%) Finance
2 140 (27.08%) Mainframe
3 136 (26.31%) Windows
4 102 (19.73%) Linux
5 97 (18.76%) zOS
6 92 (17.79%) IBM
7 91 (17.60%) Oracle
8 84 (16.25%) CICS
9 83 (16.05%) Unix
10 82 (15.86%) DB2
10 82 (15.86%) JCL
11 80 (15.47%) SQL
12 78 (15.09%) Active Directory
13 73 (14.12%) HP
14 69 (13.35%) Firewall
15 65 (12.57%) Microsoft
16 64 (12.38%) Java
17 63 (12.19%) ITIL
17 63 (12.19%) RACF
18 59 (11.41%) QA
19 57 (11.03%) Security Cleared
20 56 (10.83%) Migration
21 55 (10.64%) CA Endevor
21 55 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
21 55 (10.64%) Cisco
22 51 (9.86%) Windows Server
23 49 (9.48%) WebSphere
24 47 (9.09%) Service Management
25 45 (8.70%) Project Management
26 43 (8.32%) Identity Access Management

CA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 84 (16.25%) CICS
2 49 (9.48%) WebSphere
3 27 (5.22%) Apache
4 21 (4.06%) IIS
4 21 (4.06%) SAS
5 20 (3.87%) MQSeries
6 18 (3.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (3.29%) MS Exchange
8 16 (3.09%) IBM HTTP Server
9 15 (2.90%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.51%) iPlanet
11 11 (2.13%) SharePoint
12 10 (1.93%) Tomcat
13 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (1.35%) JBoss
15 6 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.97%) Lync
17 4 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (5.61%) MS Office
2 25 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (2.13%) CA PPM
2 7 (1.35%) BusinessWare
2 7 (1.35%) SAP R/3
3 6 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.26%) SaaS
2 16 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.35%) Route 53
3 7 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.39%) IaaS
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 69 (13.35%) Firewall
2 39 (7.54%) LAN
2 39 (7.54%) WAN
3 37 (7.16%) SSL
4 29 (5.61%) DNS
4 29 (5.61%) HTTP
4 29 (5.61%) LDAP
5 22 (4.26%) VPN
6 20 (3.87%) FTP
7 18 (3.48%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.29%) HTTPS
8 17 (3.29%) SSH
9 16 (3.09%) SNMP
9 16 (3.09%) Wireless
10 14 (2.71%) Kerberos
11 13 (2.51%) DHCP
11 13 (2.51%) SAN
12 11 (2.13%) Internet
13 9 (1.74%) Network Security
14 8 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.86%) DB2
2 37 (7.16%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.06%) Easytrieve
4 18 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (2.51%) DB2 UDB
5 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.93%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.74%) Base SAS
8 9 (1.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.74%) Pentaho
9 8 (1.55%) Apache Hive
9 8 (1.55%) HBase
9 8 (1.55%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 28 (5.42%) Introscope
2 21 (4.06%) ERwin
3 12 (2.32%) Eclipse
4 11 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.35%) CA Gen
8 4 (0.77%) Ant
8 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.77%) Subversion
9 3 (0.58%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.58%) JIRA
9 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.39%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.39%) Gradle
10 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.39%) Maven
General
1 164 (31.72%) Finance
2 42 (8.12%) Banking
3 27 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.51%) Retail
5 6 (1.16%) Law
5 6 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (0.97%) Marketing
7 4 (0.77%) Back Office
7 4 (0.77%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 156 (30.17%) Analyst
2 61 (11.80%) Architect
3 52 (10.06%) CICS Analyst
4 47 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 43 (8.32%) Mainframe Analyst
5 43 (8.32%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 40 (7.74%) Developer
7 37 (7.16%) Consultant
8 32 (6.19%) Network Engineer
9 26 (5.03%) Support Engineer
10 16 (3.09%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (2.90%) Network Support
12 14 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
13 13 (2.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 13 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (2.32%) Project Manager
14 12 (2.32%) Test Analyst
15 11 (2.13%) Administrator
15 11 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
16 9 (1.74%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.74%) Middleware
2 20 (3.87%) ISPF
2 20 (3.87%) Web Services
3 19 (3.68%) SailPoint
4 14 (2.71%) .NET
4 14 (2.71%) SOAP
5 13 (2.51%) SAML
6 11 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.13%) JDBC
6 11 (2.13%) RESTful
7 10 (1.93%) J2EE
7 10 (1.93%) JSP
7 10 (1.93%) Servlets
8 8 (1.55%) REST
8 8 (1.55%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 8 (1.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 7 (1.35%) MSMQ
10 6 (1.16%) XML
11 4 (0.77%) JMS
12 3 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 140 (27.08%) Mainframe
2 40 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.96%) e-Health
3 36 (6.96%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.48%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.29%) DataPower
6 14 (2.71%) VSAM
7 13 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (1.93%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.74%) PKI
10 8 (1.55%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.35%) AS400
11 7 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.16%) FMCG
13 5 (0.97%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (26.31%) Windows
2 102 (19.73%) Linux
3 97 (18.76%) zOS
4 83 (16.05%) Unix
5 51 (9.86%) Windows Server
6 37 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (5.80%) Solaris
8 27 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.06%) AIX
9 21 (4.06%) Windows 7
10 18 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.16%) MVS
11 6 (1.16%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.58%) CentOS
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.39%) Android
13 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.19%) ITIL
2 56 (10.83%) Migration
3 55 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (9.09%) Service Management
5 45 (8.70%) Project Management
6 43 (8.32%) Identity Access Management
7 36 (6.96%) Network Management
8 31 (6.00%) Data Modelling
9 25 (4.84%) Change Control
10 24 (4.64%) Information Security
10 24 (4.64%) PRINCE2
10 24 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (4.45%) Change Management
11 23 (4.45%) ITSM
12 21 (4.06%) Analytics
13 20 (3.87%) Scrum
14 19 (3.68%) SDLC
14 19 (3.68%) Validation
15 18 (3.48%) Incident Management
15 18 (3.48%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (15.86%) JCL
2 80 (15.47%) SQL
3 64 (12.38%) Java
4 38 (7.35%) Perl
5 35 (6.77%) JavaScript
6 34 (6.58%) Shell Script
7 30 (5.80%) C++
8 28 (5.42%) COBOL
9 23 (4.45%) Python
9 23 (4.45%) REXX
10 22 (4.26%) Assembly Language
10 22 (4.26%) C#
11 20 (3.87%) VBA
12 19 (3.68%) CLIST
13 17 (3.29%) PowerShell
14 11 (2.13%) Ruby
15 10 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.93%) BeanShell
15 10 (1.93%) Jython
15 10 (1.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (4.06%) CCNA
5 14 (2.71%) CISSP
5 14 (2.71%) Degree
6 12 (2.32%) CISM
7 8 (1.55%) CCSP
8 7 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.97%) CCNP
10 5 (0.97%) CCSA
10 5 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.97%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.77%) MBA
11 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.58%) ISEB
13 2 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (11.41%) QA
2 16 (3.09%) SLA
3 9 (1.74%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.97%) BS7799
5 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) AICPA
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 78 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 63 (12.19%) RACF
3 33 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (4.06%) Terminal Services
5 15 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.90%) vSphere
6 13 (2.51%) Time Sharing Option
7 11 (2.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 9 (1.74%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 8 (1.55%) XenApp
10 7 (1.35%) ACF2
10 7 (1.35%) ClearTrust
10 7 (1.35%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.16%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.97%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.77%) Squid
14 3 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 55 (10.64%) CA Endevor
2 34 (6.58%) CA Spectrum
3 30 (5.80%) CA Single Sign-On
4 29 (5.61%) CA Wily
5 25 (4.84%) SCCM
6 24 (4.64%) CiscoWorks
7 23 (4.45%) Puppet
8 21 (4.06%) Tivoli
9 18 (3.48%) SCOM
10 15 (2.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 13 (2.51%) OpenView
11 13 (2.51%) WSUS
12 11 (2.13%) OPNET
12 11 (2.13%) zSecure
13 8 (1.55%) Nagios
14 7 (1.35%) AppDNA
15 6 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 6 (1.16%) SCVMM
15 6 (1.16%) Windows Intune
16 5 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 92 (17.79%) IBM
2 91 (17.60%) Oracle
3 73 (14.12%) HP
4 65 (12.57%) Microsoft
5 55 (10.64%) Cisco
6 38 (7.35%) ServiceNow
6 38 (7.35%) VMware
7 36 (6.96%) Remedy
8 27 (5.22%) CheckPoint
8 27 (5.22%) Red Hat
9 24 (4.64%) EMC
10 21 (4.06%) Citrix
10 21 (4.06%) SAP
11 17 (3.29%) BMC
11 17 (3.29%) Informatica
12 16 (3.09%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.09%) Symantec
13 14 (2.71%) Atlassian
13 14 (2.71%) Nimsoft
14 10 (1.93%) Cyber-Ark
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