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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 513 489 504
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing CCA 73 87 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.94% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £20.98

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
11172 9259 8839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.97% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6548 5156 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 395 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 67 £415 +18.57% 32
London 0 24 £450 +1.40% 12
South East -23 13 £415 +43.10% 8
West Sussex -1 7 £415 -
North West -4 7 £351 - 3
South West -25 6 £550 +37.50% 2
Manchester - 6 £351 - 2
West Midlands - 6 £400 - 4
City of London -1 5 £538 +8.04% 4
Berkshire +1 4 £325 +20.37% 2
East of England -12 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £600 -
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Huntingdon - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 1
Reading +7 2 £313 +7.75%
Yorkshire -5 2 £378 +0.66% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £512 -
Cheshire +6 1 - - 1
Surrey -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £380 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £600 -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Derby - - - -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 87 (60.42%) Citrix Certification
2 80 (55.56%) Citrix
3 63 (43.75%) Windows
4 58 (40.28%) XenApp
5 53 (36.81%) Microsoft
6 52 (36.11%) Finance
7 51 (35.42%) VMware
8 43 (29.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (26.39%) MCSE
10 37 (25.69%) Active Directory
11 35 (24.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (22.22%) XenDesktop
14 30 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (20.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (16.67%) MS Exchange
16 24 (16.67%) Banking
17 23 (15.97%) DNS
18 22 (15.28%) DHCP
18 22 (15.28%) HP
18 22 (15.28%) CCEA
18 22 (15.28%) vSphere
19 21 (14.58%) SAP
20 20 (13.89%) SAP FI
20 20 (13.89%) MCITP
20 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (13.19%) XenServer
21 19 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
22 18 (12.50%) MCP
22 18 (12.50%) MS Excel

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 24 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.08%) Lync
7 2 (1.39%) IIS
7 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.81%) MS Office
3 7 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.08%) MS Project
5 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (13.89%) SAP FI
2 13 (9.03%) SAP CO
3 12 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (6.94%) SAP ERP
5 8 (5.56%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (5.56%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (2.78%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (1.39%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) DNS
2 22 (15.28%) DHCP
3 16 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.17%) SAN
5 6 (4.17%) WAN
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (2.78%) Junos
7 3 (2.08%) Firewall
7 3 (2.08%) VLAN
7 3 (2.08%) LAN
8 2 (1.39%) X.509
9 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.69%) LTE
9 1 (0.69%) SMS
9 1 (0.69%) 3G
9 1 (0.69%) MPLS
9 1 (0.69%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.08%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) MS Access
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) TestDirector
General
1 52 (36.11%) Finance
2 24 (16.67%) Banking
3 12 (8.33%) Legal
4 9 (6.25%) Retail
5 7 (4.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.17%) General Ledger
6 6 (4.17%) Financial Institution
6 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.08%) Front Office
8 2 (1.39%) Automotive
8 2 (1.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.69%) Billing
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.69%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Citrix Engineer
2 23 (15.97%) Analyst
2 23 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (14.58%) Consultant
4 16 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 16 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (7.64%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) Architect
6 10 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 6 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Senior Network Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Lead Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Project Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Network Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) SAP XI
2 4 (2.78%) .NET
3 3 (2.08%) J2EE
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.69%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Thin Client
1 10 (6.94%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.47%) AS400
3 2 (1.39%) Replication
3 2 (1.39%) PKI
3 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.39%) Smartcard
3 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.69%) CMDB
4 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (43.75%) Windows
2 34 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.03%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.94%) Linux
7 7 (4.86%) UNIX
8 4 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.69%) AIX
9 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.81%) ITIL
2 13 (9.03%) Root Cause Analysis
3 12 (8.33%) ERP
4 10 (6.94%) Business Analysis
5 9 (6.25%) Migration
5 9 (6.25%) CRM
6 8 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.56%) Requirements Management
7 6 (4.17%) Test Management
7 6 (4.17%) Revenue Management
8 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.47%) UML
8 5 (3.47%) Project Management
9 4 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.78%) Time Management
9 4 (2.78%) Change Control
10 3 (2.08%) Test Planning
10 3 (2.08%) Cash Management
10 3 (2.08%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.17%) C
1 6 (4.17%) Perl
1 6 (4.17%) VB
1 6 (4.17%) Korn
1 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 6 (4.17%) Bourne shell
2 5 (3.47%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) VBScript
3 1 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 87 (60.42%) Citrix Certification
2 43 (29.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (26.39%) MCSE
4 29 (20.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (15.28%) CCEA
6 20 (13.89%) MCITP
7 18 (12.50%) MCP
8 16 (11.11%) CCEE
9 13 (9.03%) CCNA
9 13 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (7.64%) CCNP
10 11 (7.64%) CCAA
10 11 (7.64%) CCIA
10 11 (7.64%) MCTS
11 10 (6.94%) Degree
12 9 (6.25%) HNC
12 9 (6.25%) VCP5
13 8 (5.56%) MCSA
14 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 58 (40.28%) XenApp
2 37 (25.69%) Active Directory
3 35 (24.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 22 (15.28%) vSphere
6 19 (13.19%) XenServer
7 16 (11.11%) Hyper-V
8 11 (7.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (4.17%) Xen
10 6 (4.17%) NFS
11 3 (2.08%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.69%) NLBS
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (9.72%) SCCM
2 7 (4.86%) SCOM
3 6 (4.17%) Nagios
3 6 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.78%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.39%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.39%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (55.56%) Citrix
2 53 (36.81%) Microsoft
3 51 (35.42%) VMware
4 22 (15.28%) HP
5 21 (14.58%) SAP
6 13 (9.03%) Cisco
7 12 (8.33%) EMC
8 9 (6.25%) AppSense
9 6 (4.17%) Isilon
9 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.17%) webMethods
10 5 (3.47%) Altiris
10 5 (3.47%) ProCurve
11 4 (2.78%) Sophos
11 4 (2.78%) Wyse
12 3 (2.08%) Veritas
12 3 (2.08%) Ariba
13 2 (1.39%) BMC
13 2 (1.39%) CA
13 2 (1.39%) McAfee
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