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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 584 602 559
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -43
Contract jobs citing CCA 66 53 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.47% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 46
Median daily rate £342 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.74% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -14.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £18.00

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
11139 11257 10772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.53% 19.26% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 6793 6111
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 535 464
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.04 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 30 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 25 August 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 +4 61 £342 -11.74% 10
London -15 27 £425 -5.55% 3
East of England +23 12 £275 +10.00%
Essex +16 10 £275 -
South East +7 9 £475 +1.06% 2
South West - 6 £260 -
Basildon - 6 £275 -
City of London +39 5 £425 +0.59%
Bristol - 5 £249 -
West Sussex -3 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £475 - 2
West Midlands -31 3 £510 +18.26% 2
Worthing -7 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Southampton - 2 £475 - 2
Stafford - 2 £510 -
Staffordshire - 2 £510 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Scotland +13 1 £250 -
Edinburgh +6 1 £250 -
North West +5 1 £550 +69.23%
South Wales - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £342 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Gloucester - 1 £342 -
Portsmouth - 1 £138 -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 59 (60.20%) Citrix Certification
2 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
3 41 (41.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (39.80%) Citrix
4 39 (39.80%) MCSE
5 34 (34.69%) Windows
6 32 (32.65%) Finance
7 30 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (29.59%) Cisco
8 29 (29.59%) XenApp
9 26 (26.53%) CCNA
10 23 (23.47%) Active Directory
11 22 (22.45%) MS Office
11 22 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (20.41%) NetScaler
13 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
14 18 (18.37%) XenDesktop
15 17 (17.35%) ITIL
16 16 (16.33%) MCP
16 16 (16.33%) WAN
16 16 (16.33%) LAN
16 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
17 15 (15.31%) SAP
18 14 (14.29%) MS Excel
18 14 (14.29%) VMware
18 14 (14.29%) Data Analysis
19 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (13.27%) Performance Monitoring
20 12 (12.24%) Internet

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 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.02%) nginx
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (22.45%) MS Office
2 14 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (12.24%) SAP CO
1 12 (12.24%) SAP FI
1 12 (12.24%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (4.08%) Exstream
3 3 (3.06%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 3 (3.06%) SAP BPC
3 3 (3.06%) SAP ERP
3 3 (3.06%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (3.06%) SAP FI-GL
3 3 (3.06%) SAP MM
3 3 (3.06%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (2.04%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.02%) SAP MII
5 1 (1.02%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.06%) Google Apps
2 3 (3.06%) PaaS
2 3 (3.06%) SaaS
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.41%) NetScaler
2 16 (16.33%) LAN
2 16 (16.33%) WAN
3 12 (12.24%) Internet
4 11 (11.22%) DHCP
4 11 (11.22%) DNS
5 9 (9.18%) Firewall
6 7 (7.14%) WLAN
7 5 (5.10%) Wireless
8 4 (4.08%) Network Security
8 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.08%) VPN
9 3 (3.06%) IPsec
9 3 (3.06%) MPLS
9 3 (3.06%) Skype
9 3 (3.06%) VLAN
10 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.04%) Junos
10 2 (2.04%) NX-OS
10 2 (2.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.06%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.06%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.02%) Maven
2 1 (1.02%) PowerDesigner
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.12%) General Ledger
5 4 (4.08%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.08%) Legal
5 4 (4.08%) Retail
6 3 (3.06%) Marketing
7 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.04%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Automotive
8 1 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Citrix Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Consultant
4 10 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) SAP FI Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Administrator
8 5 (5.10%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.10%) SAP CO Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.08%) Technical Support
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) SAP XI
2 2 (2.04%) VXML
2 2 (2.04%) YAML
3 1 (1.02%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.18%) NHS
3 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.08%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.06%) CESG
5 3 (3.06%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.06%) Clustering
5 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.69%) Windows
2 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.18%) Linux
6 8 (8.16%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 6 (6.12%) Android
8 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.06%) Unix
10 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.04%) AIX
11 2 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.35%) ITIL
2 14 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 13 (13.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (9.18%) Problem Management
4 9 (9.18%) Project Management
5 8 (8.16%) Change Management
6 7 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.12%) Coaching
7 6 (6.12%) Migration
7 6 (6.12%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.10%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
8 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.10%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 8 (8.16%) Python
3 8 (8.16%) SQL
4 6 (6.12%) AppleScript
5 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.08%) VB
6 3 (3.06%) ABAP
6 3 (3.06%) VBScript
7 2 (2.04%) VBA
8 1 (1.02%) C++
8 1 (1.02%) Java
8 1 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (60.20%) Citrix Certification
2 41 (41.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (39.80%) MCSE
4 30 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (26.53%) CCNA
6 16 (16.33%) MCP
7 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
8 11 (11.22%) CCNP
8 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
9 9 (9.18%) Degree
9 9 (9.18%) MCSA
10 7 (7.14%) CCIE
11 5 (5.10%) JNCIP
11 5 (5.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (4.08%) ACMT
12 4 (4.08%) MCTS
13 3 (3.06%) ACCA
13 3 (3.06%) ACSP
13 3 (3.06%) CCAA
13 3 (3.06%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (29.59%) XenApp
2 23 (23.47%) Active Directory
3 18 (18.37%) XenDesktop
4 6 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (4.08%) BitLocker
6 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.08%) vSphere
6 4 (4.08%) Xen
7 3 (3.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.06%) MetaFrame
7 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.06%) XenServer
8 2 (2.04%) Firmware
9 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) Ansible
2 4 (4.08%) Casper Suite
2 4 (4.08%) SCOM
2 4 (4.08%) WSUS
3 3 (3.06%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.04%) Puppet
4 2 (2.04%) Salt
4 2 (2.04%) vMotion
5 1 (1.02%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.02%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
2 39 (39.80%) Citrix
3 29 (29.59%) Cisco
4 15 (15.31%) SAP
5 14 (14.29%) VMware
6 9 (9.18%) Apple
7 8 (8.16%) HP
8 5 (5.10%) Dell
8 5 (5.10%) F5
9 4 (4.08%) Oracle
9 4 (4.08%) Symantec
10 3 (3.06%) Adobe
10 3 (3.06%) Altiris
10 3 (3.06%) Dell KACE
10 3 (3.06%) Google
10 3 (3.06%) Huawei
10 3 (3.06%) OpenText
10 3 (3.06%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.06%) webMethods
10 3 (3.06%) Wyse
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