The table below looks at the statistics for CCA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCA over the 3 months to 31 August 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 581 539 489
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -50
Contract jobs citing CCA 50 73 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.70% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 46 46
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £219 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £581 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £313 £385
% change year-on-year
-14.40% -18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £19.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11268 10499 9250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6778 5971 5077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 434 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

CCA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCA within the UK.

CCA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

CCA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCA within the UK.

CCA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCA
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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 -34 48 £388 +25.00% 23
London +5 29 £450 +9.09% 5
South East -39 7 - - 3
Manchester -14 6 £325 +59.50% 2
North West -28 6 £325 +59.50% 2
City of London -8 5 £423 +2.42% 1
East of England - 4 £250 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
West Midlands -2 2 £431 - 1
Berkshire -10 2 - - 2
West Sussex -19 2 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
Bexley - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £250 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £200 -
Essex - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £250 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Ipswich - 1 £250 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Bedford - 1 £200 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £250 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £400 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £463 -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCA 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 CCA.

1 79 (73.15%) Citrix Certification
2 69 (63.89%) Citrix
3 54 (50.00%) XenApp
4 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
5 42 (38.89%) ITIL
5 42 (38.89%) VMware
6 40 (37.04%) Windows
7 37 (34.26%) Finance
8 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (30.56%) XenDesktop
10 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (25.93%) MCSE
12 25 (23.15%) SCCM
13 24 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (21.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
15 22 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (16.67%) CCEE
17 17 (15.74%) NetScaler
17 17 (15.74%) Banking
18 16 (14.81%) SAN
18 16 (14.81%) SAP
18 16 (14.81%) CCAA
18 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
18 16 (14.81%) vSphere
18 16 (14.81%) SCOM
19 15 (13.89%) CCNA
20 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
20 14 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
20 14 (12.96%) Performance Metrics

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCA 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 CCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.63%) IIS
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.78%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.85%) TPMS
6 2 (1.85%) Lync
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (11.11%) SAP FI
2 10 (9.26%) SAP CO
3 9 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (5.56%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (4.63%) SAP ERP
6 3 (2.78%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (1.85%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.93%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.93%) SAP FI-AP
8 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) NetScaler
2 16 (14.81%) SAN
3 7 (6.48%) WAN
4 5 (4.63%) VLAN
5 4 (3.70%) LAN
5 4 (3.70%) VPN
6 3 (2.78%) DNS
6 3 (2.78%) SMS
6 3 (2.78%) VoIP
6 3 (2.78%) DHCP
6 3 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.78%) LTE
6 3 (2.78%) FCoE
6 3 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (2.78%) VoLTE
6 3 (2.78%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
General
1 37 (34.26%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) General Ledger
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Local Government
5 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Automotive
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Military
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Citrix Engineer
2 22 (20.37%) Consultant
3 19 (17.59%) Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (10.19%) SAP Consultant
6 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.48%) Administrator
8 6 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Citrix Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Citrix Support
9 5 (4.63%) Support Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (3.70%) Citrix Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Performance Metrics
2 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.63%) NHS
6 3 (2.78%) Clustering
7 2 (1.85%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.93%) CESG
8 1 (0.93%) Statistics
8 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.04%) Windows
2 22 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.70%) Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.85%) UNIX
7 2 (1.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.93%) Debian
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.89%) ITIL
2 9 (8.33%) Migration
3 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 6 (5.56%) Service Management
5 5 (4.63%) Project Management
5 5 (4.63%) ERP
5 5 (4.63%) Requirements Management
5 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.70%) Validation
6 4 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.78%) Test Strategy
7 3 (2.78%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.78%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.26%) SQL
3 3 (2.78%) ABAP
3 3 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 79 (73.15%) Citrix Certification
2 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (25.93%) MCSE
4 24 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (21.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (16.67%) CCEE
7 16 (14.81%) CCAA
8 15 (13.89%) CCNA
9 10 (9.26%) MCITP
9 10 (9.26%) CCIA
10 9 (8.33%) MCP
10 9 (8.33%) MCSA
11 7 (6.48%) VCP5
12 6 (5.56%) MCTS
12 6 (5.56%) VCAP
13 5 (4.63%) CCIE
13 5 (4.63%) CCEA
14 4 (3.70%) CCNP
14 4 (3.70%) Degree
14 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) GAAP
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.93%) BS25999
System Software
1 54 (50.00%) XenApp
2 33 (30.56%) XenDesktop
3 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
5 16 (14.81%) vSphere
6 14 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (9.26%) Hyper-V
8 7 (6.48%) XenServer
9 6 (5.56%) MetaFrame
10 5 (4.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (2.78%) vCloud
12 3 (2.78%) UAG
13 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (23.15%) SCCM
2 16 (14.81%) SCOM
3 9 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.56%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.85%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (63.89%) Citrix
2 44 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 42 (38.89%) VMware
4 16 (14.81%) SAP
5 13 (12.04%) Cisco
6 10 (9.26%) AppSense
6 10 (9.26%) McAfee
7 9 (8.33%) Sophos
7 9 (8.33%) Symantec
8 6 (5.56%) webMethods
8 6 (5.56%) HP
8 6 (5.56%) Wyse
9 3 (2.78%) F5
9 3 (2.78%) Juniper
9 3 (2.78%) Lotus
9 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.78%) Apple
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle
10 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.85%) EMC
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