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 19 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 541 484 478
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -6
Contract jobs citing CCA 71 102 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 1.12% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 63
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £525 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £15.37
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +65.90%

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
11103 9108 10182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.28% 17.26% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6182 5090 5263
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 432 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 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 -53 52 £300 -25.00% 37
London -10 29 £413 -2.36% 9
South Wales - 18 £425 -
Wales - 18 £425 -
South East +9 17 £290 -30.95% 9
Cardiff - 16 £448 -
Berkshire +17 12 £300 -29.41% 1
City of London +25 11 £475 -5.47% 2
Reading +23 9 £300 -22.07%
Yorkshire -1 2 £375 +57.89% 2
North West -12 2 £195 -32.17% 6
Manchester -15 2 £195 -29.09% 4
Surrey -6 1 - - 1
West Midlands -19 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 3
South West - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Northampton - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Reigate - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 84 (53.16%) Citrix Certification
2 78 (49.37%) Citrix
3 68 (43.04%) Finance
4 60 (37.97%) Microsoft
5 56 (35.44%) Windows
6 53 (33.54%) XenApp
7 51 (32.28%) VMware
8 43 (27.22%) Active Directory
9 37 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (20.89%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (20.25%) Cisco
11 32 (20.25%) Banking
12 31 (19.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (18.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (17.09%) MS Exchange
14 27 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (16.46%) MCSE
15 26 (16.46%) SAP
16 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
16 25 (15.82%) CCNA
16 25 (15.82%) SAP CO
17 24 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (14.56%) ITIL
18 23 (14.56%) MS Office
19 21 (13.29%) XenDesktop
20 20 (12.66%) SAP FI
20 20 (12.66%) SAP FI/CO
21 19 (12.03%) Business Analysis
21 19 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2010
22 17 (10.76%) SCCM

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (17.09%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.16%) SAS
7 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.63%) IIS
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.56%) MS Office
3 13 (8.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.06%) MS Project
5 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (15.82%) SAP CO
2 20 (12.66%) SAP FI
2 20 (12.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (4.43%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (2.53%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.27%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.63%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.63%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.49%) DNS
2 13 (8.23%) Firewall
3 12 (7.59%) DHCP
4 11 (6.96%) NetScaler
5 10 (6.33%) iSCSI
6 7 (4.43%) SAN
7 6 (3.80%) WAN
7 6 (3.80%) MPLS
8 5 (3.16%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.53%) VoIP
9 4 (2.53%) Internet
9 4 (2.53%) Junos
10 3 (1.90%) Network Security
10 3 (1.90%) DSL
10 3 (1.90%) LAN
10 3 (1.90%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.90%) VLAN
11 2 (1.27%) IPsec
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) TestDirector
General
1 68 (43.04%) Finance
2 32 (20.25%) Banking
3 8 (5.06%) Retail
4 7 (4.43%) Legal
5 6 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.16%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.53%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.90%) Czech Language
8 3 (1.90%) Publishing
9 2 (1.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.63%) French Language
10 1 (0.63%) German Language
10 1 (0.63%) Front Office
10 1 (0.63%) Automotive
10 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (20.89%) Analyst
2 26 (16.46%) Consultant
3 22 (13.92%) Business Analyst
4 16 (10.13%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (10.13%) SAP Consultant
5 15 (9.49%) Architect
6 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.96%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 8 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.43%) SAP CO Consultant
11 6 (3.80%) SAP FI Consultant
11 6 (3.80%) Designer
11 6 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.16%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.16%) Citrix Specialist
12 5 (3.16%) Citrix Support
13 4 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.80%) .NET
1 6 (3.80%) J2EE
2 5 (3.16%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.27%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) AS400
2 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.06%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.06%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.16%) EqualLogic
5 5 (3.16%) FMCG
5 5 (3.16%) Celerra
5 5 (3.16%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.90%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.27%) CMDB
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.44%) Windows
2 37 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (9.49%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.96%) Windows XP
6 9 (5.70%) Linux
7 5 (3.16%) UNIX
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.56%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Business Analysis
3 14 (8.86%) Project Management
4 11 (6.96%) UML
5 10 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.80%) Content Management
8 6 (3.80%) OO
8 6 (3.80%) SOA
9 5 (3.16%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.16%) Test Planning
9 5 (3.16%) Low Latency
9 5 (3.16%) Supply Chain Management
9 5 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.16%) Migration
10 4 (2.53%) Service Management
10 4 (2.53%) ITSM
10 4 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.33%) Perl
2 8 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.80%) SQL
4 5 (3.16%) Bourne shell
4 5 (3.16%) VB
4 5 (3.16%) C
4 5 (3.16%) Korn
5 4 (2.53%) VBScript
6 3 (1.90%) ABAP
7 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (53.16%) Citrix Certification
2 33 (20.89%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (19.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (18.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (16.46%) MCSE
6 25 (15.82%) CCNA
7 15 (9.49%) CCNP
7 15 (9.49%) MCP
8 13 (8.23%) MCITP
9 12 (7.59%) CCEA
10 8 (5.06%) HNC
10 8 (5.06%) CCEE
11 7 (4.43%) MCSA
11 7 (4.43%) MCTS
11 7 (4.43%) Degree
12 5 (3.16%) VCP4
12 5 (3.16%) VCP5
13 4 (2.53%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.53%) CCIE
13 4 (2.53%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 53 (33.54%) XenApp
2 43 (27.22%) Active Directory
3 24 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (13.29%) XenDesktop
5 16 (10.13%) XenServer
6 13 (8.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (7.59%) Hyper-V
8 8 (5.06%) VMware Server
9 7 (4.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.80%) vSphere
11 5 (3.16%) NFS
12 3 (1.90%) Xen
12 3 (1.90%) NLBS
12 3 (1.90%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.63%) vCloud
13 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (10.76%) SCCM
2 10 (6.33%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.16%) Nagios
4 4 (2.53%) SCOM
5 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (49.37%) Citrix
2 60 (37.97%) Microsoft
3 51 (32.28%) VMware
4 32 (20.25%) Cisco
5 26 (16.46%) SAP
6 16 (10.13%) HP
7 14 (8.86%) EMC
8 10 (6.33%) Wyse
9 9 (5.70%) AppSense
10 6 (3.80%) Symantec
10 6 (3.80%) Veeam
11 5 (3.16%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.16%) Isilon
11 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.16%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.16%) Juniper
11 5 (3.16%) Dell
12 4 (2.53%) WatchGuard
13 2 (1.27%) IBM
13 2 (1.27%) NetApp
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