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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 558 534 485
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -49
Contract jobs citing CCA 62 77 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.74% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 49
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£388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -17.00%

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 July 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 31 July 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 -28 59 £400 - 13
London -6 31 £450 +12.50% 2
South East -12 10 £470 +88.00% 4
North West -20 10 £325 +59.50% 2
Manchester -3 9 £325 +59.50%
West Midlands +5 4 £400 - 2
West Sussex -5 4 £470 +5.61% 2
East of England - 4 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 2
Berkshire +4 2 - -
City of London -19 2 £345 -27.36% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £450 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £325 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Bexley - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £250 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £200 -
Essex - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £250 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 £463 -
Lancashire - 1 £205 -
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Ipswich - 1 £250 -
Peterborough - 1 £250 - 1

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 83 (70.94%) Citrix Certification
2 74 (63.25%) Citrix
3 55 (47.01%) XenApp
4 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
5 45 (38.46%) Windows
5 45 (38.46%) VMware
6 42 (35.90%) Finance
7 39 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 37 (31.62%) ITIL
9 35 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (28.21%) XenDesktop
10 33 (28.21%) MCSE
11 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (19.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (19.66%) SCCM
12 23 (19.66%) Active Directory
13 22 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (17.95%) SAN
15 19 (16.24%) CCNA
15 19 (16.24%) SAP
16 17 (14.53%) Banking
17 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (12.82%) CCEE
18 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
18 15 (12.82%) SCOM
18 15 (12.82%) SAP FI
19 14 (11.97%) MS Excel
19 14 (11.97%) SQL
19 14 (11.97%) Cisco
19 14 (11.97%) Data Centre

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.84%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.42%) Lync
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (2.56%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.71%) TPMS
6 2 (1.71%) IIS
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
3 3 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (12.82%) SAP FI
2 10 (8.55%) SAP CO
3 9 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (7.69%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (6.84%) SAP ERP
5 6 (5.13%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (1.71%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.85%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.85%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.85%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.95%) SAN
2 13 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 9 (7.69%) WAN
4 7 (5.98%) VLAN
5 6 (5.13%) LAN
6 5 (4.27%) VPN
7 4 (3.42%) DNS
7 4 (3.42%) DHCP
7 4 (3.42%) Firewall
8 3 (2.56%) VoIP
8 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.71%) LTE
9 2 (1.71%) FCoE
9 2 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.71%) VoLTE
9 2 (1.71%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.71%) SMS
9 2 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
General
1 42 (35.90%) Finance
2 17 (14.53%) Banking
3 10 (8.55%) General Ledger
4 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.56%) Retail
6 3 (2.56%) Local Government
6 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.71%) Automotive
7 2 (1.71%) Legal
7 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.85%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Military
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 22 (18.80%) Consultant
3 19 (16.24%) Analyst
4 14 (11.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (9.40%) SAP Consultant
6 10 (8.55%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Administrator
8 6 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.13%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Citrix Consultant
9 5 (4.27%) Citrix Support
9 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
3 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.13%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) Clustering
5 4 (3.42%) NHS
6 3 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.85%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.85%) CESG
8 1 (0.85%) Statistics
8 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Life Science
8 1 (0.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.46%) Windows
2 22 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.98%) UNIX
5 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.27%) Solaris
7 4 (3.42%) Linux
8 3 (2.56%) AIX
8 3 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.71%) HPUX
9 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.85%) Debian
10 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) ITIL
2 12 (10.26%) Migration
3 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (6.84%) ERP
4 7 (5.98%) Requirements Management
4 7 (5.98%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.13%) Business Analysis
5 6 (5.13%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.13%) Project Management
5 6 (5.13%) Service Management
5 6 (5.13%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.42%) CRM
6 4 (3.42%) Revenue Management
7 3 (2.56%) Test Management
7 3 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (2.56%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.56%) Six Sigma
7 3 (2.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.97%) SQL
3 3 (2.56%) ABAP
3 3 (2.56%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 83 (70.94%) Citrix Certification
2 39 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (28.21%) MCSE
4 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (19.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (16.24%) CCNA
7 15 (12.82%) CCEE
8 13 (11.11%) CCAA
9 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.40%) MCITP
9 11 (9.40%) MCSA
10 10 (8.55%) CCEA
10 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
11 9 (7.69%) MCTS
12 8 (6.84%) CCIA
12 8 (6.84%) MCP
13 6 (5.13%) CCIE
14 5 (4.27%) CCNP
15 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (3.42%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) GAAP
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) BS25999
System Software
1 55 (47.01%) XenApp
2 35 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.21%) XenDesktop
4 23 (19.66%) Active Directory
5 12 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (10.26%) Hyper-V
6 11 (9.40%) vSphere
7 7 (5.98%) XenServer
8 6 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (4.27%) MetaFrame
10 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (2.56%) vCloud
12 1 (0.85%) UAG
12 1 (0.85%) Xen
12 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (19.66%) SCCM
2 15 (12.82%) SCOM
3 9 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.13%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.71%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.71%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.71%) SCSM
6 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (63.25%) Citrix
2 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 45 (38.46%) VMware
4 19 (16.24%) SAP
5 14 (11.97%) Cisco
6 10 (8.55%) McAfee
7 9 (7.69%) Sophos
7 9 (7.69%) Symantec
8 8 (6.84%) webMethods
8 8 (6.84%) HP
8 8 (6.84%) AppSense
9 6 (5.13%) Wyse
10 5 (4.27%) IBM
11 3 (2.56%) EMC
11 3 (2.56%) NetApp
11 3 (2.56%) Lotus
11 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.56%) Apple
11 3 (2.56%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.71%) Ventyx
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