The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Qualifications 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 511 483 445
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -38
Contract jobs citing CCA 79 87 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.96% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 67
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £181 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £23.20 £18.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £27.25 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £25.00 £21.44
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +16.63%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

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 24 July 2014.

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 30 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 24 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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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 -38 63 £394 +5.00% 34
London -5 34 £400 +3.22% 6
South Wales - 14 £388 - 2
Wales - 14 £388 - 2
South East -12 13 £250 -36.30% 9
City of London +22 12 £475 +15.15% 2
Cardiff - 8 £388 - 2
Yorkshire +6 6 £388 +63.15% 3
Berkshire 0 4 - - 3
Manchester -2 3 £213 -26.08% 7
North West -7 3 £213 -26.08% 9
Surrey -9 3 £413 +8.19% 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £388 -
York - 3 £388 -
South Yorkshire -1 2 £350 +47.36% 2
West Midlands -17 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £445 -
Reading +5 1 - - 1
Sheffield -5 1 £350 +47.36% 2
Dorset - 1 £550 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £550 -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 2

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 90 (58.82%) Citrix
1 90 (58.82%) Citrix Certification
2 73 (47.71%) Finance
3 66 (43.14%) Microsoft
3 66 (43.14%) Windows
4 63 (41.18%) XenApp
5 60 (39.22%) VMware
6 49 (32.03%) Active Directory
7 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (22.88%) Cisco
10 32 (20.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (19.61%) XenDesktop
12 30 (19.61%) MS Exchange
13 29 (18.95%) CCNA
14 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (18.30%) Banking
15 27 (17.65%) SAP
16 26 (16.99%) MS Excel
16 26 (16.99%) SAP CO
17 25 (16.34%) MS Office
18 24 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
19 23 (15.03%) MCSE
20 21 (13.73%) ITIL
20 21 (13.73%) SAP FI
20 21 (13.73%) SAP FI/CO
20 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (13.73%) XenServer

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 30 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.27%) SAS
7 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.96%) IIS
8 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (16.99%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.34%) MS Office
3 13 (8.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.23%) MS Project
5 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (16.99%) SAP CO
2 21 (13.73%) SAP FI
2 21 (13.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (4.58%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (2.61%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.31%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (1.31%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.65%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.42%) Firewall
2 11 (7.19%) NetScaler
3 9 (5.88%) DNS
3 9 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 8 (5.23%) Internet
5 7 (4.58%) SAN
5 7 (4.58%) WAN
6 6 (3.92%) DHCP
6 6 (3.92%) MPLS
7 5 (3.27%) LAN
7 5 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.61%) VoIP
9 3 (1.96%) DSL
9 3 (1.96%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.96%) Network Security
10 2 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.31%) FWSM
10 2 (1.31%) IPsec
10 2 (1.31%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.61%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.31%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.31%) FishEye
2 2 (1.31%) Subversion
2 2 (1.31%) JIRA
2 2 (1.31%) Maven
2 2 (1.31%) Ant
3 1 (0.65%) MSI
3 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 73 (47.71%) Finance
2 28 (18.30%) Banking
3 10 (6.54%) Legal
4 7 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.61%) Publishing
5 4 (2.61%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.96%) Czech Language
7 2 (1.31%) Retail
7 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) French Language
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (18.95%) Analyst
2 27 (17.65%) Consultant
3 18 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 17 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 15 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.84%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 11 (7.19%) Citrix Specialist
8 10 (6.54%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.54%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.88%) Architect
9 9 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.23%) SAP CO Consultant
11 7 (4.58%) SAP FI Consultant
12 6 (3.92%) Designer
12 6 (3.92%) Technical Architect
13 5 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (3.27%) Citrix Support
14 4 (2.61%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.92%) .NET
2 6 (3.92%) J2EE
3 2 (1.31%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) AS400
2 9 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.27%) Celerra
3 5 (3.27%) CLARiiON
3 5 (3.27%) EqualLogic
3 5 (3.27%) FMCG
4 3 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.96%) Replication
5 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.31%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) CMDB
6 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (43.14%) Windows
2 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.80%) Windows XP
5 15 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.31%) Linux
7 1 (0.65%) UNIX
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.73%) ITIL
2 17 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 17 (11.11%) Project Management
3 11 (7.19%) UML
4 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (3.92%) Content Management
5 6 (3.92%) SOA
5 6 (3.92%) OO
6 5 (3.27%) Service Management
6 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.27%) Supply Chain Management
6 5 (3.27%) Migration
6 5 (3.27%) ITSM
6 5 (3.27%) Waterfall
6 5 (3.27%) Low Latency
7 4 (2.61%) Procure-to-pay
7 4 (2.61%) Investment Management
7 4 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.15%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.88%) VBScript
3 7 (4.58%) Perl
4 5 (3.27%) SQL
5 3 (1.96%) ABAP
6 2 (1.31%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.31%) Python
6 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.31%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (58.82%) Citrix Certification
2 37 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (20.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (18.95%) CCNA
5 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (15.03%) MCSE
7 16 (10.46%) CCEA
8 14 (9.15%) MCITP
8 14 (9.15%) MCP
9 13 (8.50%) CCNP
10 11 (7.19%) CCEE
11 9 (5.88%) CCAA
12 8 (5.23%) VCP5
12 8 (5.23%) MCTS
12 8 (5.23%) MCSA
13 7 (4.58%) Degree
14 5 (3.27%) VCP4
15 3 (1.96%) ISEB
15 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
16 2 (1.31%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 63 (41.18%) XenApp
2 49 (32.03%) Active Directory
3 31 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (19.61%) XenDesktop
5 21 (13.73%) XenServer
6 15 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (9.15%) Hyper-V
8 10 (6.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (6.54%) VMware Server
9 6 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.27%) vSphere
11 3 (1.96%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.96%) NLBS
11 3 (1.96%) Xen
12 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (11.76%) SCCM
2 8 (5.23%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.96%) SCOM
4 2 (1.31%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 90 (58.82%) Citrix
2 66 (43.14%) Microsoft
3 60 (39.22%) VMware
4 35 (22.88%) Cisco
5 27 (17.65%) SAP
6 14 (9.15%) Wyse
7 12 (7.84%) HP
8 11 (7.19%) AppSense
9 6 (3.92%) Veeam
9 6 (3.92%) EMC
9 6 (3.92%) Symantec
10 5 (3.27%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.27%) Juniper
10 5 (3.27%) Dell
10 5 (3.27%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.61%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.61%) NetApp
12 2 (1.31%) IBM
13 1 (0.65%) McAfee
13 1 (0.65%) Sophos
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