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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 505 490 472
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing CCA 72 68 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.75% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 29
Average daily rate
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£415 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £25.00

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
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -12 65 £420 -1.17% 41
London -21 25 £463 +4.22% 16
South East -15 10 £415 +40.67% 6
North West -6 8 £351 - 5
West Midlands - 7 £425 - 3
West Sussex - 7 £415 -
Manchester - 7 £351 - 4
South West - 5 £550 - 5
City of London +11 4 £600 +35.97% 7
Yorkshire 0 4 £378 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £550 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 2 - -
East of England -5 2 - - 2
South Wales -13 2 £400 +6.66% 1
Cardiff -14 2 £400 +6.66% 1
Wales -21 2 £400 +6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Huntingdon - 2 - - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - -
West Yorkshire +1 1 £380 - 2
Berkshire 0 1 - - 2
Surrey -5 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 80 (59.70%) Citrix Certification
2 72 (53.73%) Citrix
3 60 (44.78%) Windows
4 50 (37.31%) XenApp
5 48 (35.82%) VMware
6 47 (35.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (34.33%) Microsoft
8 42 (31.34%) Finance
9 40 (29.85%) MCSE
10 36 (26.87%) Active Directory
11 35 (26.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (23.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (19.40%) XenDesktop
15 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
16 24 (17.91%) MCITP
16 24 (17.91%) vSphere
17 23 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (17.16%) CCEA
18 22 (16.42%) DNS
19 21 (15.67%) HP
20 20 (14.93%) Banking
21 19 (14.18%) DHCP
21 19 (14.18%) SAP
22 18 (13.43%) ITIL
22 18 (13.43%) MCP
22 18 (13.43%) SAP FI
23 17 (12.69%) Cisco

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.24%) Lync
7 2 (1.49%) IIS
8 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (13.43%) SAP FI
2 11 (8.21%) SAP CO
3 10 (7.46%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (6.72%) SAP ERP
5 8 (5.97%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (5.97%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (3.73%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (1.49%) SAP R/3
7 2 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.42%) DNS
2 19 (14.18%) DHCP
3 12 (8.96%) NetScaler
4 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.97%) WAN
6 6 (4.48%) SAN
7 4 (2.99%) LAN
7 4 (2.99%) Junos
7 4 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.24%) VLAN
8 3 (2.24%) Firewall
9 2 (1.49%) VPN
9 2 (1.49%) X.509
10 1 (0.75%) VoLTE
10 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.75%) Network Security
10 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) TestDirector
General
1 42 (31.34%) Finance
2 20 (14.93%) Banking
3 9 (6.72%) Retail
3 9 (6.72%) Legal
4 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.48%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.48%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.24%) Front Office
7 2 (1.49%) Automotive
7 2 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (1.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (16.42%) Analyst
1 22 (16.42%) Citrix Engineer
2 19 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (12.69%) Consultant
4 15 (11.19%) Business Analyst
5 14 (10.45%) Support Engineer
6 13 (9.70%) SAP Consultant
7 11 (8.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (8.21%) Architect
8 10 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.72%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
11 5 (3.73%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Support Analyst
12 4 (2.99%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.99%) IT Manager
12 4 (2.99%) Network Architect
12 4 (2.99%) Project Engineer
12 4 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) SAP XI
2 3 (2.24%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (2.24%) .NET
3 2 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Fat Client
1 9 (6.72%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.49%) Replication
2 2 (1.49%) Smartcard
2 2 (1.49%) PKI
2 2 (1.49%) Credit Risk
2 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.75%) CMDB
3 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.75%) AS400
3 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.78%) Windows
2 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.96%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.46%) Linux
7 9 (6.72%) UNIX
8 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.75%) AIX
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.43%) ITIL
2 13 (9.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (7.46%) CRM
3 10 (7.46%) ERP
4 9 (6.72%) Migration
5 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.97%) Business Analysis
5 8 (5.97%) Requirements Management
6 6 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.48%) Test Management
6 6 (4.48%) Revenue Management
7 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.99%) Project Management
7 4 (2.99%) Time Management
7 4 (2.99%) Cash Management
7 4 (2.99%) Change Control
8 3 (2.24%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.24%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.24%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.22%) C
3 6 (4.48%) Perl
3 6 (4.48%) VB
3 6 (4.48%) Korn
3 6 (4.48%) Bourne shell
4 5 (3.73%) SQL
5 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (59.70%) Citrix Certification
2 47 (35.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (29.85%) MCSE
4 32 (23.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (17.91%) MCITP
6 23 (17.16%) CCEA
7 18 (13.43%) MCP
8 16 (11.94%) CCNA
8 16 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (10.45%) CCEE
9 14 (10.45%) CCNP
10 13 (9.70%) MCTS
11 11 (8.21%) CCAA
11 11 (8.21%) CCIA
12 9 (6.72%) Degree
12 9 (6.72%) HNC
12 9 (6.72%) VCP5
13 8 (5.97%) MCSA
14 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.99%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.75%) FATCA
2 1 (0.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 50 (37.31%) XenApp
2 36 (26.87%) Active Directory
3 35 (26.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (19.40%) XenDesktop
5 24 (17.91%) vSphere
6 17 (12.69%) XenServer
7 15 (11.19%) Hyper-V
8 8 (5.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (4.48%) NFS
11 5 (3.73%) Xen
11 5 (3.73%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.49%) UAG
13 1 (0.75%) vCloud
13 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) SCCM
2 6 (4.48%) Nagios
2 6 (4.48%) NetBackup
2 6 (4.48%) SCOM
3 4 (2.99%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.49%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (53.73%) Citrix
2 48 (35.82%) VMware
3 46 (34.33%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.67%) HP
5 19 (14.18%) SAP
6 17 (12.69%) Cisco
7 13 (9.70%) EMC
8 8 (5.97%) AppSense
9 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.48%) webMethods
9 6 (4.48%) Altiris
9 6 (4.48%) Isilon
10 5 (3.73%) ProCurve
11 4 (2.99%) Ariba
12 3 (2.24%) Veritas
12 3 (2.24%) Sophos
12 3 (2.24%) BMC
13 2 (1.49%) CA
13 2 (1.49%) Remedy
13 2 (1.49%) Avaloq
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