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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 556 479 473
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -6
Contract jobs citing CCA 67 95 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 1.06% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 54
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£350 £385 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £232 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £22.50 £18.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £24.80 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £26.00 £15.37
% change year-on-year
-25.96% +69.16%

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
11357 8993 10130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.57% 17.30% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6303 5070 5262
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 399 603
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -69 50 £300 -22.07% 31
London -16 27 £475 +15.50% 6
South East -2 17 £290 -31.36% 6
South Wales - 16 £448 -
Wales - 16 £448 -
Cardiff - 15 £448 -
Berkshire +19 12 £300 -22.07% 2
City of London +17 11 £475 -5.94% 3
Reading +28 9 £300 +3.44%
Yorkshire -2 2 £375 +57.89% 2
North West -11 2 £195 -29.09% 6
Manchester -11 2 £195 -17.46% 4
West Midlands -19 1 - -
East of England -32 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 79 (53.38%) Citrix Certification
2 73 (49.32%) Citrix
3 65 (43.92%) Finance
4 56 (37.84%) Microsoft
5 54 (36.49%) Windows
6 51 (34.46%) XenApp
7 46 (31.08%) VMware
8 41 (27.70%) Active Directory
9 35 (23.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (19.59%) Cisco
11 29 (19.59%) Banking
12 27 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (17.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (16.89%) CCNA
15 24 (16.22%) MCSE
16 23 (15.54%) MS Excel
16 23 (15.54%) MS Exchange
16 23 (15.54%) MS Office
16 23 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (14.86%) SAP
17 22 (14.86%) ITIL
18 21 (14.19%) SAP CO
18 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
19 19 (12.84%) Business Analysis
20 16 (10.81%) SAP FI/CO
20 16 (10.81%) SCCM
20 16 (10.81%) SAP FI
20 16 (10.81%) CCNP

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 23 (15.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (15.54%) MS Excel
1 23 (15.54%) MS Office
2 12 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.41%) MS Project
4 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (14.19%) SAP CO
2 16 (10.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 16 (10.81%) SAP FI
3 6 (4.05%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (2.70%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.35%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.68%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) DNS
2 13 (8.78%) DHCP
3 11 (7.43%) NetScaler
4 9 (6.08%) Firewall
5 7 (4.73%) iSCSI
5 7 (4.73%) WAN
6 6 (4.05%) MPLS
6 6 (4.05%) SAN
7 5 (3.38%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.70%) LAN
8 4 (2.70%) VoIP
8 4 (2.70%) Junos
9 3 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.03%) Network Security
9 3 (2.03%) VLAN
9 3 (2.03%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.03%) DSL
10 2 (1.35%) OSPF
10 2 (1.35%) VPN
10 2 (1.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) TestDirector
General
1 65 (43.92%) Finance
2 29 (19.59%) Banking
3 9 (6.08%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) Legal
5 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.38%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.03%) Czech Language
7 3 (2.03%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.35%) Publishing
8 2 (1.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) German Language
9 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (20.95%) Analyst
2 22 (14.86%) Business Analyst
2 22 (14.86%) Consultant
3 17 (11.49%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (10.81%) Architect
5 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) SAP Consultant
6 11 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.08%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 6 (4.05%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.05%) Designer
11 5 (3.38%) Senior Architect
11 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Citrix Support
11 5 (3.38%) Citrix Specialist
11 5 (3.38%) SAP CO Consultant
11 5 (3.38%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.70%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) .NET
1 6 (4.05%) J2EE
2 4 (2.70%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.35%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) AS400
2 8 (5.41%) Thin Client
2 8 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.05%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.38%) EqualLogic
4 5 (3.38%) Celerra
4 5 (3.38%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.70%) Replication
5 4 (2.70%) FMCG
6 2 (1.35%) CMDB
6 2 (1.35%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.49%) Windows
2 35 (23.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (10.14%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.08%) Linux
6 9 (6.08%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.38%) UNIX
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.86%) ITIL
2 19 (12.84%) Business Analysis
3 13 (8.78%) Project Management
4 11 (7.43%) UML
5 9 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.08%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.05%) SOA
7 6 (4.05%) OO
7 6 (4.05%) Content Management
8 5 (3.38%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.38%) Low Latency
8 5 (3.38%) Test Planning
8 5 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.70%) Service Management
9 4 (2.70%) ITSM
9 4 (2.70%) Supply Chain Management
9 4 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.70%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) Perl
2 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.05%) SQL
4 5 (3.38%) Bourne shell
4 5 (3.38%) Korn
4 5 (3.38%) VB
4 5 (3.38%) C
5 4 (2.70%) VBScript
6 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 79 (53.38%) Citrix Certification
2 33 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (17.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 25 (16.89%) CCNA
6 24 (16.22%) MCSE
7 16 (10.81%) CCNP
8 15 (10.14%) MCP
9 12 (8.11%) CCEA
9 12 (8.11%) MCITP
10 8 (5.41%) HNC
10 8 (5.41%) CCEE
11 7 (4.73%) MCTS
11 7 (4.73%) Degree
12 6 (4.05%) MCSA
13 5 (3.38%) VCP4
13 5 (3.38%) CCDE
13 5 (3.38%) VCP5
13 5 (3.38%) CCIE
14 4 (2.70%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (34.46%) XenApp
2 41 (27.70%) Active Directory
3 23 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (14.19%) XenDesktop
5 14 (9.46%) XenServer
6 12 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (3.38%) vSphere
8 5 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.38%) VMware Server
8 5 (3.38%) NFS
9 3 (2.03%) NLBS
9 3 (2.03%) Xen
10 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.68%) vCloud
11 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) SCCM
2 10 (6.76%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.38%) Nagios
4 4 (2.70%) SCOM
5 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 73 (49.32%) Citrix
2 56 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 46 (31.08%) VMware
4 29 (19.59%) Cisco
5 22 (14.86%) SAP
6 16 (10.81%) HP
7 15 (10.14%) EMC
8 10 (6.76%) Wyse
9 8 (5.41%) AppSense
10 6 (4.05%) Symantec
11 5 (3.38%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.38%) Isilon
11 5 (3.38%) Dell
11 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.38%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.03%) Veeam
13 2 (1.35%) Juniper
13 2 (1.35%) NetApp
13 2 (1.35%) IBM
14 1 (0.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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