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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 539 504 475
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -29
Contract jobs citing CCA 58 89 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.84% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 43
Average daily rate
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£345 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
-40.47% -

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
10467 10537 8621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.01% 19.44% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6000 6130 4641
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 543 460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 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
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 28 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 -32 56 £345 -8.60% 44
London +7 20 £375 - 9
North West - 16 £430 - 7
South East -24 13 £250 -31.50% 11
Manchester - 10 £403 - 6
Berkshire +4 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £200 -
Cheshire - 4 £450 -
East of England +6 3 £250 -37.50% 5
City of London +4 3 £345 -31.00% 1
West Sussex -16 3 £510 +15.90% 1
Surrey +12 2 £250 -29.82% 1
South West +11 2 £350 -39.13% 5
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £250 -37.50% 3
Cambridge -2 2 £250 -37.50% 2
West Midlands -7 2 £400 - 3
Birmingham - 2 £400 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £250 -
Woking - 2 £250 -
Peterborough - 2 £250 -
Docklands, London - 2 £450 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £250 -
Suffolk - 2 £250 -
Bedfordshire +7 1 £200 -52.94%
Bristol +3 1 £350 -41.66% 3
Luton +2 1 £200 -52.94%
Reading +2 1 - -
Thetford - 1 £250 -
Warrington - 1 - -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 77 (66.96%) Citrix Certification
2 69 (60.00%) Citrix
3 54 (46.96%) XenApp
4 50 (43.48%) Windows
5 47 (40.87%) VMware
6 43 (37.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
8 39 (33.91%) MCSE
8 39 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (31.30%) Finance
10 33 (28.70%) Active Directory
11 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (25.22%) XenDesktop
12 29 (25.22%) ITIL
13 27 (23.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (17.39%) vSphere
17 18 (15.65%) CCEA
17 18 (15.65%) Cisco
17 18 (15.65%) MCITP
18 17 (14.78%) SAP
19 16 (13.91%) CCNA
19 16 (13.91%) SAN
19 16 (13.91%) CCAA
20 15 (13.04%) CCEE
20 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
21 14 (12.17%) SAP FI
21 14 (12.17%) MCTS

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 15 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.61%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.61%) Lync
7 2 (1.74%) TPMS
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.87%) IIS
8 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 4 (3.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.17%) SAP FI
2 10 (8.70%) SAP CO
3 8 (6.96%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (6.09%) SAP ERP
4 7 (6.09%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (5.22%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (1.74%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.87%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.87%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.87%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.91%) SAN
2 12 (10.43%) DNS
3 11 (9.57%) WAN
4 9 (7.83%) DHCP
5 8 (6.96%) NetScaler
5 8 (6.96%) LAN
6 7 (6.09%) VPN
6 7 (6.09%) Firewall
7 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.22%) VLAN
8 4 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.61%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (2.61%) Network Security
9 3 (2.61%) VoIP
9 3 (2.61%) Internet
10 2 (1.74%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (1.74%) VoLTE
10 2 (1.74%) FCoE
10 2 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) TestDirector
General
1 36 (31.30%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Banking
3 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.09%) General Ledger
4 4 (3.48%) Legal
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Automotive
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.87%) Front Office
7 1 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) Military
7 1 (0.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.87%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (20.87%) Citrix Engineer
2 22 (19.13%) Analyst
3 16 (13.91%) Consultant
4 14 (12.17%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.09%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (5.22%) Citrix Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Citrix Support
8 5 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Administrator
9 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) SAP XI
2 3 (2.61%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (0.87%) J2EE
4 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (3.48%) Clustering
4 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.61%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.74%) BYOD
5 2 (1.74%) NHS
5 2 (1.74%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) CESG
6 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) Life Science
6 1 (0.87%) Statistics
6 1 (0.87%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.87%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.48%) Windows
2 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.83%) UNIX
6 6 (5.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.35%) Solaris
8 4 (3.48%) Linux
9 3 (2.61%) AIX
9 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.61%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.74%) HPUX
11 1 (0.87%) Debian
11 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) ITIL
2 14 (12.17%) Migration
3 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
5 7 (6.09%) ERP
6 6 (5.22%) Project Management
6 6 (5.22%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.35%) Requirements Management
7 5 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.35%) Service Management
8 4 (3.48%) CRM
8 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.48%) Change Management
9 3 (2.61%) Validation
9 3 (2.61%) Workflow
9 3 (2.61%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.61%) Test Management
9 3 (2.61%) Six Sigma
9 3 (2.61%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.43%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.74%) C
4 1 (0.87%) C#
4 1 (0.87%) Java
4 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (66.96%) Citrix Certification
2 43 (37.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (33.91%) MCSE
4 27 (23.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (18.26%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (15.65%) CCEA
6 18 (15.65%) MCITP
7 16 (13.91%) CCNA
7 16 (13.91%) CCAA
8 15 (13.04%) CCEE
9 14 (12.17%) MCTS
10 12 (10.43%) MCSA
10 12 (10.43%) MCP
10 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
12 9 (7.83%) CCIA
13 8 (6.96%) CCNP
14 7 (6.09%) VCP5
15 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (4.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.87%) MiFID
4 1 (0.87%) BS25999
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.87%) FATCA
System Software
1 54 (46.96%) XenApp
2 39 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.70%) Active Directory
4 29 (25.22%) XenDesktop
5 20 (17.39%) vSphere
6 14 (12.17%) Hyper-V
7 8 (6.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (5.22%) XenServer
9 5 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.48%) MetaFrame
10 4 (3.48%) Xen
11 2 (1.74%) vCloud
11 2 (1.74%) UAG
11 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) SCCM
2 9 (7.83%) SCOM
3 5 (4.35%) XenMobile
4 3 (2.61%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.74%) SCSM
5 2 (1.74%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.74%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (60.00%) Citrix
2 47 (40.87%) VMware
3 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.65%) Cisco
5 17 (14.78%) SAP
6 12 (10.43%) HP
7 7 (6.09%) webMethods
8 6 (5.22%) AppSense
9 4 (3.48%) ProCurve
9 4 (3.48%) McAfee
9 4 (3.48%) EMC
10 3 (2.61%) IBM
10 3 (2.61%) Sophos
10 3 (2.61%) Symantec
10 3 (2.61%) Lotus
10 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.61%) Apple
11 2 (1.74%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.74%) BMC
11 2 (1.74%) CA
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