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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 540 523 453
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -70
Contract jobs citing CCA 49 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.63% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 50
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £378
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 11
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £22.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
10761 10322 8405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.58% 19.37% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6135 5726 4445
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 524 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
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 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -9 47 £388 +6.16% 34
London +5 25 £463 +31.20% 9
North West - 9 £363 - 7
South East -28 8 £450 +23.28% 8
West Sussex - 5 £508 -
Manchester - 5 £363 - 2
City of London +8 4 £340 +11.02% 2
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
South West - 2 £350 - 5
East of England +5 1 £250 -37.50%
Surrey +4 1 £375 +20.00%
Cardiff +3 1 £375 +10.29%
South Wales -1 1 £375 +4.89%
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Berkshire -2 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -11 1 - - 1
Wales -18 1 £375 +19.04%
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 4
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 4
Cheltenham - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 1
Bristol - 1 £350 - 1
Guildford - 1 £375 -
Halesowen - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 81 (65.85%) Citrix Certification
2 75 (60.98%) Citrix
3 62 (50.41%) Windows
4 57 (46.34%) XenApp
5 52 (42.28%) VMware
6 51 (41.46%) Microsoft
7 50 (40.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (37.40%) Finance
9 44 (35.77%) MCSE
10 41 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
12 34 (27.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (25.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (23.58%) XenDesktop
15 28 (22.76%) CCEA
16 25 (20.33%) SAP
17 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (19.51%) SAP FI
18 23 (18.70%) ITIL
19 22 (17.89%) MS Exchange
20 21 (17.07%) vSphere
20 21 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
21 20 (16.26%) MCITP
22 18 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (14.63%) HP
23 17 (13.82%) Cisco
23 17 (13.82%) DNS
23 17 (13.82%) CCEE
24 16 (13.01%) CCAA

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 22 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.07%) Lync
7 4 (3.25%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.63%) IIS
9 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.32%) MS Office
3 3 (2.44%) MS Project
4 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (19.51%) SAP FI
2 14 (11.38%) SAP ERP
3 13 (10.57%) SAP FI-CA
3 13 (10.57%) SAP PSCD
4 12 (9.76%) SAP CO
5 11 (8.94%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (4.07%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (1.63%) SAP R/3
7 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.81%) SAP FI-AP
8 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) DNS
2 16 (13.01%) SAN
3 14 (11.38%) DHCP
4 13 (10.57%) WAN
5 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.32%) LAN
6 9 (7.32%) NetScaler
7 7 (5.69%) VPN
8 6 (4.88%) Firewall
8 6 (4.88%) VLAN
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (2.44%) Internet
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.63%) Extranet
10 2 (1.63%) X.509
10 2 (1.63%) Network Security
11 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.81%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
General
1 46 (37.40%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Banking
2 11 (8.94%) General Ledger
3 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.50%) Legal
5 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.44%) Front Office
7 2 (1.63%) Automotive
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Publishing
7 2 (1.63%) Retail
7 2 (1.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.81%) Military
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (21.14%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (15.45%) Analyst
3 18 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (13.82%) Consultant
5 13 (10.57%) SAP Consultant
6 12 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (8.13%) Support Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Server Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Citrix Analyst
11 5 (4.07%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 5 (4.07%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.25%) IT Manager
12 4 (3.25%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.25%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (3.25%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) SAP XI
2 3 (2.44%) .NET
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.81%) J2EE
3 1 (0.81%) Middleware
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.07%) Thin Client
1 5 (4.07%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.44%) Hedge funds
2 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (1.63%) PKI
3 2 (1.63%) Smartcard
3 2 (1.63%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) Replication
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Life Science
4 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 62 (50.41%) Windows
2 34 (27.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.94%) UNIX
6 8 (6.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.88%) Solaris
8 4 (3.25%) Linux
8 4 (3.25%) AIX
9 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.63%) HPUX
11 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.81%) Debian
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.70%) ITIL
2 15 (12.20%) ERP
2 15 (12.20%) Migration
3 12 (9.76%) Requirements Management
4 11 (8.94%) CRM
5 10 (8.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.69%) Revenue Management
6 7 (5.69%) Test Management
7 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.07%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.07%) Project Management
8 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.25%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.25%) Cash Management
10 3 (2.44%) Change Control
10 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.44%) Change Management
10 3 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.69%) SQL
3 2 (1.63%) C
4 1 (0.81%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) Perl
4 1 (0.81%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.81%) VBScript
4 1 (0.81%) VB
4 1 (0.81%) Korn
Qualifications
1 81 (65.85%) Citrix Certification
2 50 (40.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (35.77%) MCSE
4 31 (25.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (22.76%) CCEA
6 20 (16.26%) MCITP
7 18 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (13.82%) CCEE
9 16 (13.01%) CCAA
10 15 (12.20%) Security Cleared
11 14 (11.38%) CCNA
12 12 (9.76%) MCSA
12 12 (9.76%) MCP
12 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
12 12 (9.76%) MCTS
13 10 (8.13%) CCIA
14 9 (7.32%) VCP5
14 9 (7.32%) Degree
14 9 (7.32%) CCNP
15 7 (5.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) MiFID
3 1 (0.81%) FATCA
System Software
1 57 (46.34%) XenApp
2 41 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
4 29 (23.58%) XenDesktop
5 21 (17.07%) vSphere
6 14 (11.38%) Hyper-V
7 13 (10.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 12 (9.76%) XenServer
9 6 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (4.07%) Xen
11 4 (3.25%) MetaFrame
11 4 (3.25%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.63%) vCloud
12 2 (1.63%) UAG
13 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) SCOM
3 4 (3.25%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.63%) SCSM
4 2 (1.63%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (60.98%) Citrix
2 52 (42.28%) VMware
3 51 (41.46%) Microsoft
4 25 (20.33%) SAP
5 18 (14.63%) HP
6 17 (13.82%) Cisco
7 10 (8.13%) webMethods
7 10 (8.13%) AppSense
8 8 (6.50%) EMC
9 6 (4.88%) Altiris
10 5 (4.07%) ProCurve
11 4 (3.25%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.25%) Ariba
12 3 (2.44%) BMC
12 3 (2.44%) IBM
12 3 (2.44%) Veritas
12 3 (2.44%) Sophos
13 2 (1.63%) Remedy
13 2 (1.63%) McAfee
13 2 (1.63%) Avaloq
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