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 September 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 575 623 563
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -60
Contract jobs citing CCA 73 37 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.064% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.32% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 48
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £19.25

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
11000 11387 11308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6793 6861 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 531 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

CCA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CCA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCA within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 69 £300 -22.58% 8
London -5 25 £425 -5.55% 4
East of England +19 20 £275 +10.00%
Essex - 13 £300 -
South East +22 12 £475 - 2
Basildon - 9 £300 -
Suffolk +8 7 £195 -22.00%
West Sussex +6 7 £425 -
City of London +21 5 £425 -15.00%
Worthing -14 5 - -
Bristol - 5 £249 -
South West - 5 £249 -
Hampshire - 4 £475 -
West Midlands -20 3 £510 +18.26% 1
Beccles - 3 £185 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 2 £475 -
Stafford - 2 £510 -
Staffordshire - 2 £510 -
Wales +19 1 - -
South Wales +15 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Lowestoft - 1 £200 -
Canterbury - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Portsmouth - 1 £138 -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CCA.

1 67 (60.36%) Citrix Certification
2 55 (49.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
3 53 (47.75%) MCSE
4 40 (36.04%) Cisco
4 40 (36.04%) CCNA
4 40 (36.04%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (31.53%) Windows
6 33 (29.73%) Citrix
6 33 (29.73%) Finance
7 28 (25.23%) MS Office
7 28 (25.23%) XenApp
7 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (22.52%) MCP
8 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
9 23 (20.72%) Performance Monitoring
10 22 (19.82%) Data Analysis
11 20 (18.02%) SAP
12 19 (17.12%) WAN
12 19 (17.12%) LAN
12 19 (17.12%) Internet
13 18 (16.22%) Windows Server
14 17 (15.32%) ITIL
14 17 (15.32%) XenDesktop
14 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (14.41%) Spreadsheet
15 16 (14.41%) NetScaler
16 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
16 15 (13.51%) NHS
17 14 (12.61%) SAP FI

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.90%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.90%) nginx
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (25.23%) MS Office
2 16 (14.41%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (12.61%) SAP FI
2 13 (11.71%) SAP CO
2 13 (11.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (6.31%) SAP ERP
3 7 (6.31%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (3.60%) Exstream
4 4 (3.60%) SAP FI-CA
5 3 (2.70%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 3 (2.70%) SAP BPC
5 3 (2.70%) SAP FI-GL
5 3 (2.70%) SAP MM
6 2 (1.80%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.90%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.90%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Google Apps
2 3 (2.70%) PaaS
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) Internet
1 19 (17.12%) LAN
1 19 (17.12%) WAN
2 16 (14.41%) NetScaler
3 11 (9.91%) DHCP
3 11 (9.91%) DNS
4 10 (9.01%) WLAN
5 9 (8.11%) Firewall
6 5 (4.50%) Wireless
7 4 (3.60%) Network Security
7 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.60%) VPN
8 3 (2.70%) IPsec
8 3 (2.70%) MPLS
8 3 (2.70%) Skype
8 3 (2.70%) VLAN
9 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) SAP BW
2 7 (6.31%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (6.31%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.90%) Maven
2 1 (0.90%) PowerDesigner
General
1 33 (29.73%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) General Ledger
3 10 (9.01%) Banking
3 10 (9.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.60%) Retail
5 3 (2.70%) Legal
5 3 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) German Language
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (12.61%) Analyst
2 14 (12.61%) Consultant
3 13 (11.71%) Citrix Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (8.11%) SAP FI Consultant
5 9 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) Design Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.50%) SAP CO Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Support
9 4 (3.60%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) SAP XI
2 2 (1.80%) VXML
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.51%) NHS
3 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.60%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.60%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.70%) CESG
6 3 (2.70%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.70%) Clustering
6 3 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.90%) RIA
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.53%) Windows
2 18 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.11%) Linux
6 8 (7.21%) Windows 8
7 7 (6.31%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.41%) Android
8 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.60%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.70%) Unix
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.80%) AIX
11 2 (1.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) Performance Monitoring
2 22 (19.82%) Data Analysis
3 17 (15.32%) ITIL
4 11 (9.91%) Problem Management
5 10 (9.01%) Strategic Planning
5 10 (9.01%) System Testing
6 9 (8.11%) ERP
6 9 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (7.21%) Change Management
7 8 (7.21%) Coaching
7 8 (7.21%) Migration
7 8 (7.21%) Project Management
8 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.31%) Revenue Management
8 7 (6.31%) Test Management
8 7 (6.31%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (5.41%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.01%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.31%) Python
3 7 (6.31%) SQL
4 6 (5.41%) AppleScript
5 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.60%) VB
6 3 (2.70%) ABAP
6 3 (2.70%) VBScript
7 1 (0.90%) C
7 1 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) Perl
7 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (60.36%) Citrix Certification
2 55 (49.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (47.75%) MCSE
4 40 (36.04%) CCNA
4 40 (36.04%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (22.52%) MCP
6 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
7 12 (10.81%) Degree
8 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
9 9 (8.11%) MCSA
10 7 (6.31%) CCIE
10 7 (6.31%) CCNP
11 5 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.60%) ACMT
12 4 (3.60%) MCTS
13 3 (2.70%) ACCA
13 3 (2.70%) ACSP
13 3 (2.70%) CCAA
13 3 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (2.70%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.80%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (25.23%) XenApp
2 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (15.32%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.60%) BitLocker
6 4 (3.60%) NDS
6 4 (3.60%) vSphere
6 4 (3.60%) Xen
7 3 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.70%) MetaFrame
7 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.70%) XenServer
8 2 (1.80%) Firmware
9 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) SCCM
2 4 (3.60%) Casper Suite
2 4 (3.60%) SCOM
2 4 (3.60%) WSUS
3 3 (2.70%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.80%) Ansible
4 2 (1.80%) Puppet
4 2 (1.80%) Salt
4 2 (1.80%) vMotion
5 1 (0.90%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.90%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.90%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 40 (36.04%) Cisco
3 33 (29.73%) Citrix
4 20 (18.02%) SAP
5 14 (12.61%) VMware
6 9 (8.11%) Apple
7 8 (7.21%) HP
8 7 (6.31%) webMethods
9 5 (4.50%) Dell
10 4 (3.60%) Novell
10 4 (3.60%) Symantec
11 3 (2.70%) Adobe
11 3 (2.70%) Altiris
11 3 (2.70%) Dell KACE
11 3 (2.70%) Google
11 3 (2.70%) Huawei
11 3 (2.70%) OpenText
11 3 (2.70%) Oracle
11 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.70%) Wyse