The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 517 475 448
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -27
Contract jobs citing CCA 77 95 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 1.05% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 65
Average daily rate
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£394 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £481 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £374 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £22.20 £18.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £27.25 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £25.00 £21.44
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +16.63%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 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 31 July 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 -56 62 £394 +2.27% 31
London +5 34 £400 +3.22% 9
South East -8 14 £280 -28.66% 7
South Wales - 13 £388 - 1
Wales - 13 £388 - 1
City of London +21 12 £475 +15.15% 4
Cardiff - 7 £388 - 1
Berkshire +1 5 £290 -24.67% 3
North West -4 4 £204 -29.13% 4
Manchester -7 4 £204 -29.13% 4
Reading +8 3 £290 -24.67% 3
Yorkshire +2 3 £369 +55.26% 4
Surrey -6 3 £413 +8.19% 2
West Midlands -24 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £445 -
South Yorkshire -2 1 £350 +47.36% 1
Sheffield -2 1 £350 +47.36% 1
York - 1 £388 -
Bournemouth - 1 £550 - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £550 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Dorset - 1 £550 - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 92 (58.97%) Citrix Certification
2 90 (57.69%) Citrix
3 73 (46.79%) Finance
4 68 (43.59%) Windows
5 67 (42.95%) Microsoft
6 62 (39.74%) XenApp
7 60 (38.46%) VMware
8 49 (31.41%) Active Directory
9 44 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (23.08%) Cisco
12 33 (21.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (19.23%) XenDesktop
14 30 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (19.23%) CCNA
14 30 (19.23%) MS Exchange
15 28 (17.95%) Banking
16 27 (17.31%) SAP
17 26 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 26 (16.67%) SAP CO
18 25 (16.03%) MS Office
19 24 (15.38%) MCSE
19 24 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
20 22 (14.10%) ITIL
21 21 (13.46%) SAP FI
21 21 (13.46%) SAP FI/CO
21 21 (13.46%) XenServer
22 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.21%) SAS
7 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.92%) IIS
8 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.64%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.03%) MS Office
3 14 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.13%) MS Project
5 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (16.67%) SAP CO
2 21 (13.46%) SAP FI
2 21 (13.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (4.49%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (2.56%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.28%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.28%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.64%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.64%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.18%) Firewall
2 11 (7.05%) NetScaler
3 9 (5.77%) iSCSI
3 9 (5.77%) DNS
4 8 (5.13%) Internet
5 7 (4.49%) SAN
5 7 (4.49%) WAN
6 6 (3.85%) DHCP
6 6 (3.85%) MPLS
7 5 (3.21%) LAN
7 5 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.56%) VoIP
9 3 (1.92%) DSL
9 3 (1.92%) Network Security
9 3 (1.92%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.28%) VLAN
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.28%) IPsec
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.28%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.28%) Ant
2 2 (1.28%) FishEye
2 2 (1.28%) Subversion
2 2 (1.28%) Maven
2 2 (1.28%) JIRA
2 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.64%) MSI
3 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
General
1 73 (46.79%) Finance
2 28 (17.95%) Banking
3 11 (7.05%) Legal
4 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.56%) Publishing
5 4 (2.56%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.92%) Czech Language
6 3 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 2 (1.28%) Retail
7 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.64%) Front Office
8 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.64%) Automotive
8 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (19.87%) Analyst
2 27 (17.31%) Consultant
3 18 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (10.90%) SAP Consultant
5 15 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 11 (7.05%) Citrix Specialist
9 10 (6.41%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.77%) Architect
10 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (5.13%) SAP CO Consultant
12 7 (4.49%) SAP FI Consultant
13 6 (3.85%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.85%) Designer
14 5 (3.21%) Citrix Support
14 5 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
15 4 (2.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.85%) .NET
2 6 (3.85%) J2EE
3 2 (1.28%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) AS400
2 9 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.21%) CLARiiON
3 5 (3.21%) Celerra
3 5 (3.21%) FMCG
3 5 (3.21%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.92%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.92%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.92%) Replication
5 2 (1.28%) NHS
5 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.64%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 68 (43.59%) Windows
2 44 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.62%) Windows XP
5 15 (9.62%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.56%) Linux
7 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.64%) UNIX
8 1 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.10%) ITIL
2 18 (11.54%) Business Analysis
3 17 (10.90%) Project Management
4 11 (7.05%) UML
5 8 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.85%) SOA
7 6 (3.85%) OO
7 6 (3.85%) Content Management
8 5 (3.21%) Migration
8 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.21%) Service Management
8 5 (3.21%) ITSM
8 5 (3.21%) Supply Chain Management
8 5 (3.21%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.21%) Low Latency
9 4 (2.56%) Procure-to-pay
9 4 (2.56%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.56%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.97%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.77%) VBScript
3 7 (4.49%) Perl
4 5 (3.21%) SQL
5 3 (1.92%) ABAP
6 2 (1.28%) Python
6 2 (1.28%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.28%) Java
7 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (58.97%) Citrix Certification
2 38 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (21.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 30 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (19.23%) CCNA
5 24 (15.38%) MCSE
6 16 (10.26%) CCEA
7 15 (9.62%) MCP
8 14 (8.97%) MCITP
9 13 (8.33%) CCNP
10 11 (7.05%) CCEE
11 9 (5.77%) MCTS
12 8 (5.13%) MCSA
12 8 (5.13%) CCAA
12 8 (5.13%) VCP5
13 7 (4.49%) Degree
14 5 (3.21%) VCP4
15 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
15 3 (1.92%) ISEB
16 2 (1.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 4 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (39.74%) XenApp
2 49 (31.41%) Active Directory
3 31 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (19.23%) XenDesktop
5 21 (13.46%) XenServer
6 15 (9.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (8.97%) Hyper-V
8 10 (6.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (6.41%) VMware Server
9 6 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.21%) vSphere
11 3 (1.92%) Xen
11 3 (1.92%) NLBS
11 3 (1.92%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (11.54%) SCCM
2 8 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.92%) SCOM
3 3 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 90 (57.69%) Citrix
2 67 (42.95%) Microsoft
3 60 (38.46%) VMware
4 36 (23.08%) Cisco
5 27 (17.31%) SAP
6 14 (8.97%) Wyse
7 12 (7.69%) HP
8 11 (7.05%) AppSense
9 6 (3.85%) Veeam
9 6 (3.85%) EMC
9 6 (3.85%) Symantec
10 5 (3.21%) Juniper
10 5 (3.21%) Dell
10 5 (3.21%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.21%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.56%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.56%) NetApp
12 2 (1.28%) IBM
13 1 (0.64%) Avaya
13 1 (0.64%) Nokia
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