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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 555 503 481
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -22
Contract jobs citing CCA 54 79 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.75% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £39.13 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.84% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £21.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+135.71% -

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
10773 10593 8605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.41% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6075 6056 4598
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £528 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 536 466
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 5 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

CCA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 May 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 -33 53 £375 -3.22% 42
London +10 22 £375 - 8
North West - 14 £430 - 7
South East -29 13 £413 +32.00% 11
Manchester - 7 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 5 £508 -
City of London +6 4 £343 -33.17% 2
Cheshire - 4 £450 - 4
Surrey +5 3 £250 -20.00% 1
Berkshire -10 3 - - 5
Worthing - 3 £450 -
East of England +9 2 £250 -37.50% 3
South West +6 2 £350 -41.66% 3
Woking - 2 £250 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Chichester - 2 £550 -
Bristol +8 1 £350 -41.66% 1
Luton +5 1 £200 -52.94%
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £250 -37.50% 1
Reading 0 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -1 1 £200 -52.94% 1
Cambridge -1 1 £250 -37.50% 1
Lewes -9 1 £375 +108.33%
East Sussex -14 1 £375 +85.18%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £250 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Docklands, London - 1 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 1
Thetford - 1 £250 -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 78 (65.55%) Citrix Certification
2 71 (59.66%) Citrix
3 58 (48.74%) XenApp
4 56 (47.06%) Windows
5 49 (41.18%) VMware
6 44 (36.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 41 (34.45%) Finance
9 40 (33.61%) MCSE
9 40 (33.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (31.09%) Active Directory
11 34 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (24.37%) XenDesktop
12 29 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (21.01%) ITIL
15 23 (19.33%) CCEA
15 23 (19.33%) vSphere
16 21 (17.65%) SAP
16 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (15.97%) SAP FI
17 19 (15.97%) MS Exchange
18 18 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (15.13%) Cisco
18 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (14.29%) CCAA
19 17 (14.29%) MCITP
20 16 (13.45%) HP
20 16 (13.45%) CCEE
21 15 (12.61%) DNS

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 19 (15.97%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.36%) Lync
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.52%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.84%) IIS
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (3.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (15.97%) SAP FI
2 13 (10.92%) SAP ERP
3 12 (10.08%) SAP FI-CA
3 12 (10.08%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (7.56%) SAP CO
5 7 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.68%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.84%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.84%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.84%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.61%) DNS
2 14 (11.76%) SAN
3 12 (10.08%) DHCP
4 11 (9.24%) WAN
5 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.72%) LAN
6 8 (6.72%) NetScaler
7 7 (5.88%) VPN
7 7 (5.88%) Firewall
8 5 (4.20%) VLAN
9 4 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.52%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (2.52%) Network Security
10 3 (2.52%) Internet
10 3 (2.52%) VoIP
11 2 (1.68%) SMS
11 2 (1.68%) Extranet
11 2 (1.68%) X.509
11 2 (1.68%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) TestDirector
General
1 41 (34.45%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Banking
2 10 (8.40%) General Ledger
2 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.88%) Legal
4 4 (3.36%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Automotive
5 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.84%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.84%) Military
7 1 (0.84%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) Citrix Engineer
2 21 (17.65%) Consultant
3 20 (16.81%) Analyst
4 12 (10.08%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) Citrix Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Architect
7 5 (4.20%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 5 (4.20%) Citrix Consultant
8 4 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Citrix Support
8 4 (3.36%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) SAP XI
2 3 (2.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.84%) J2EE
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.52%) Clustering
4 3 (2.52%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.52%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.52%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.68%) BYOD
5 2 (1.68%) PKI
5 2 (1.68%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.84%) CESG
6 1 (0.84%) Replication
6 1 (0.84%) Statistics
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Life Science
6 1 (0.84%) CMDB
6 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (47.06%) Windows
2 34 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.56%) UNIX
6 7 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.20%) Solaris
8 4 (3.36%) Linux
9 3 (2.52%) AIX
9 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.68%) HPUX
10 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.84%) Debian
11 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) ITIL
2 15 (12.61%) Migration
3 13 (10.92%) ERP
4 11 (9.24%) Requirements Management
5 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (6.72%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.88%) CRM
8 6 (5.04%) Project Management
8 6 (5.04%) Test Management
8 6 (5.04%) Revenue Management
9 5 (4.20%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.36%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.52%) Change Management
11 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma
11 3 (2.52%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (2.52%) Validation
12 2 (1.68%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.04%) SQL
3 2 (1.68%) C
4 1 (0.84%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (65.55%) Citrix Certification
2 44 (36.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (33.61%) MCSE
4 28 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (19.33%) CCEA
6 18 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (14.29%) MCITP
7 17 (14.29%) CCAA
8 16 (13.45%) CCEE
9 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 13 (10.92%) CCNA
11 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
11 12 (10.08%) MCTS
12 10 (8.40%) MCP
13 9 (7.56%) MCSA
13 9 (7.56%) CCIA
14 8 (6.72%) VCP5
14 8 (6.72%) CCNP
15 6 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (5.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
2 4 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) MiFID
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.84%) BS25999
3 1 (0.84%) FATCA
System Software
1 58 (48.74%) XenApp
2 40 (33.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (31.09%) Active Directory
4 29 (24.37%) XenDesktop
5 23 (19.33%) vSphere
6 14 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 11 (9.24%) XenServer
8 10 (8.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (4.20%) Xen
11 4 (3.36%) MetaFrame
11 4 (3.36%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.68%) vCloud
12 2 (1.68%) UAG
13 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 7 (5.88%) SCOM
3 4 (3.36%) XenMobile
4 3 (2.52%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.68%) SCSM
5 2 (1.68%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (59.66%) Citrix
2 49 (41.18%) VMware
3 42 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 21 (17.65%) SAP
5 18 (15.13%) Cisco
6 16 (13.45%) HP
7 9 (7.56%) webMethods
8 8 (6.72%) AppSense
9 5 (4.20%) Altiris
9 5 (4.20%) ProCurve
9 5 (4.20%) EMC
10 3 (2.52%) IBM
10 3 (2.52%) BMC
10 3 (2.52%) Lotus
10 3 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.52%) Apple
11 2 (1.68%) CA
11 2 (1.68%) NetApp
11 2 (1.68%) Veritas
11 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
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