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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CA
Rank 381 434 405
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -29
Contract jobs citing CA 239 153 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 64 85
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £328 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 11
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 £37.45 - £21.50
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
26430 24554 26984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.54% 46.51% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15045 13825 13737
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1205 1104 1392
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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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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 +40 205 £400 - 26
London +18 87 £413 +3.12% 8
South East +18 42 £300 -36.75% 8
North West +15 38 £425 +21.42% 2
Hampshire - 18 £300 -
Scotland -8 16 £375 -6.25% 4
West Midlands -12 15 £458 +15.09% 2
Manchester 0 14 £300 -14.28% 1
City of London +16 11 £527 +40.40% 3
Berkshire +10 10 £400 - 2
Edinburgh -2 9 £475 +18.75% 3
Surrey +6 8 £525 - 3
South West -26 7 £463 +11.90% 1
Bristol -13 6 £438 +26.81% 1
East of England -14 6 £538 +34.37% 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £152 -
North East - 5 £152 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £152 -
Reading +27 4 £290 - 1
Staines +4 4 - -
Birmingham -5 4 £625 +47.92% 1
Yorkshire -11 4 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 4 £569 -
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £175 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 2 £175 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £375 -
Cheshire -1 1 - - 1

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 156 (35.62%) Windows
2 119 (27.17%) Microsoft
3 90 (20.55%) Finance
4 85 (19.41%) Security Cleared
5 79 (18.04%) Oracle
6 76 (17.35%) SC Cleared
7 74 (16.89%) Active Directory
8 73 (16.67%) SQL
9 69 (15.75%) VMware
10 63 (14.38%) Citrix
11 60 (13.70%) Migration
12 56 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 56 (12.79%) Linux
12 56 (12.79%) ITIL
12 56 (12.79%) HP
12 56 (12.79%) IBM
13 55 (12.56%) Windows XP
13 55 (12.56%) MS Excel
13 55 (12.56%) Change Management
14 54 (12.33%) Banking
14 54 (12.33%) Cisco
14 54 (12.33%) Windows 7
15 51 (11.64%) SCCM
16 50 (11.42%) MS Office
17 48 (10.96%) Firewall
18 47 (10.73%) SQL Server
19 46 (10.50%) UNIX
19 46 (10.50%) SLA
20 44 (10.05%) MS Exchange
20 44 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008

CA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 44 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.25%) Apache
4 19 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (3.88%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (3.20%) IIS
8 13 (2.97%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (2.05%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.05%) CICS
10 7 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 6 (1.37%) CMS
11 6 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.91%) LiveLink
Applications
1 55 (12.56%) MS Excel
2 50 (11.42%) MS Office
3 9 (2.05%) MS Project
4 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.68%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 19 (4.34%) CA Clarity
2 4 (0.91%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.91%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) Cordys
4 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.96%) Firewall
2 35 (7.99%) LAN
2 35 (7.99%) SAN
3 28 (6.39%) WAN
4 25 (5.71%) DHCP
5 24 (5.48%) DNS
6 21 (4.79%) TCP/IP
7 20 (4.57%) VPN
8 19 (4.34%) Ethernet
8 19 (4.34%) LDAP
8 19 (4.34%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (4.11%) Wireless
9 18 (4.11%) Internet
10 16 (3.65%) SMTP
11 15 (3.42%) NetScaler
12 13 (2.97%) IPsec
12 13 (2.97%) BGP
13 11 (2.51%) Cisco IPT
13 11 (2.51%) MPLS
13 11 (2.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.42%) DB2
4 15 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.51%) PowerCenter
7 8 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (1.60%) DTS
8 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.91%) DataStage
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 7
12 2 (0.46%) MySQL
12 2 (0.46%) Informix
Development Applications
1 26 (5.94%) ERwin
2 10 (2.28%) Introscope
3 9 (2.05%) CA Gen
3 9 (2.05%) MSI
4 7 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.37%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.68%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.68%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.68%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.68%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.68%) JIRA
7 2 (0.46%) JMeter
7 2 (0.46%) ChangeMan
7 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 90 (20.55%) Finance
2 54 (12.33%) Banking
3 26 (5.94%) Retail
4 18 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.51%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.37%) Private Banking
7 4 (0.91%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Automotive
9 2 (0.46%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 67 (15.30%) Analyst
2 57 (13.01%) Consultant
3 44 (10.05%) Architect
4 36 (8.22%) Administrator
5 33 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.39%) Desktop Support
7 24 (5.48%) Developer
7 24 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 21 (4.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 20 (4.57%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.34%) Network Engineer
11 17 (3.88%) Business Analyst
11 17 (3.88%) Service Analyst
12 16 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) Functional Consultant
14 12 (2.74%) Project Manager
15 9 (2.05%) Technical Architect
15 9 (2.05%) Data Architect
16 8 (1.83%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.62%) Web Services
2 28 (6.39%) Middleware
3 15 (3.42%) XML
4 13 (2.97%) HTML
5 10 (2.28%) Application Packaging
6 9 (2.05%) .NET
7 7 (1.60%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.60%) JMS
8 6 (1.37%) Regular Expression
9 5 (1.14%) LINQ
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.14%) ISPF
10 4 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.91%) Java EE
10 4 (0.91%) SOAP
11 3 (0.68%) CSS
11 3 (0.68%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.68%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.46%) JavaBeans
12 2 (0.46%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.90%) Mainframe
3 38 (8.68%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.97%) PKI
5 13 (2.97%) Data Integration
6 10 (2.28%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.05%) Replication
8 8 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.60%) e-Health
9 7 (1.60%) PMI
9 7 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.37%) Clustering
10 6 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.37%) Symmetrix DMX
11 5 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.14%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.14%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 156 (35.62%) Windows
2 56 (12.79%) Linux
2 56 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 55 (12.56%) Windows XP
4 54 (12.33%) Windows 7
5 46 (10.50%) UNIX
6 44 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (6.39%) Solaris
8 26 (5.94%) Windows Vista
9 18 (4.11%) AIX
10 14 (3.20%) SUSE
11 13 (2.97%) zOS
11 13 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (2.51%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (2.28%) HPUX
15 6 (1.37%) Android
16 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.91%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.70%) Migration
2 56 (12.79%) ITIL
3 55 (12.56%) Change Management
4 36 (8.22%) Project Management
5 28 (6.39%) Service Management
6 26 (5.94%) Data Modelling
7 22 (5.02%) Incident Management
7 22 (5.02%) Software Deployment
8 21 (4.79%) Load Balancing
9 20 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (4.34%) Configuration Management
11 18 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (4.11%) Business Analysis
12 17 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.65%) Data Architecture
13 16 (3.65%) Change Control
13 16 (3.65%) ETL
14 15 (3.42%) PRINCE2
14 15 (3.42%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.67%) SQL
2 27 (6.16%) Shell Script
3 21 (4.79%) VB
4 19 (4.34%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.34%) Java
4 19 (4.34%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.97%) Perl
6 11 (2.51%) C
7 9 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.83%) VBScript
9 7 (1.60%) REXX
9 7 (1.60%) C#
9 7 (1.60%) COBOL
10 6 (1.37%) JCL
11 4 (0.91%) Python
12 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.46%) Korn
13 2 (0.46%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.46%) Tcl
13 2 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (19.41%) Security Cleared
2 76 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.97%) Degree
3 13 (2.97%) MBA
4 11 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.28%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.83%) ISSAP
7 5 (1.14%) CIMA
7 5 (1.14%) PMP
7 5 (1.14%) ACCA
8 4 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.91%) CCIE
8 4 (0.91%) APMP
9 3 (0.68%) PgMP
9 3 (0.68%) CCNP
9 3 (0.68%) CCNA
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.50%) SLA
2 9 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.60%) QA
4 3 (0.68%) GAAP
5 2 (0.46%) P3O
6 1 (0.23%) FINREP
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 74 (16.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 32 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (5.02%) vSphere
5 8 (1.83%) XenApp
5 8 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.37%) Firmware
7 6 (1.37%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (1.37%) ACF2
8 5 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.14%) RACF
9 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.91%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.68%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (11.64%) SCCM
2 41 (9.36%) CA Spectrum
3 37 (8.45%) ARCserve
4 19 (4.34%) Unicenter
5 15 (3.42%) Tivoli
5 15 (3.42%) CA SiteMinder
6 13 (2.97%) HP SIM
7 12 (2.74%) Control-M
8 10 (2.28%) CA Wily
8 10 (2.28%) CA LISA
9 9 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (1.37%) WSUS
12 5 (1.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 5 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (1.14%) Nagios
12 5 (1.14%) BladeLogic
12 5 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 119 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 79 (18.04%) Oracle
3 69 (15.75%) VMware
4 63 (14.38%) Citrix
5 56 (12.79%) IBM
5 56 (12.79%) HP
6 54 (12.33%) Cisco
7 31 (7.08%) Symantec
8 28 (6.39%) AppSense
8 28 (6.39%) Lumension
9 24 (5.48%) SAP
10 21 (4.79%) CheckPoint
11 19 (4.34%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.65%) Informatica
12 16 (3.65%) Altiris
13 15 (3.42%) ServiceNow
14 14 (3.20%) McAfee
15 13 (2.97%) EMC
16 12 (2.74%) NetIQ
17 11 (2.51%) NetApp
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