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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 543 478 477
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -1
Contract jobs citing CCA 71 100 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 1.10% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 64
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £15.37
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +65.90%

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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
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 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -61 52 £300 -25.00% 39
London -9 29 £413 -2.36% 9
Wales - 18 £425 -
South Wales - 18 £425 -
South East -4 17 £290 -30.95% 9
Cardiff - 16 £448 -
Berkshire +19 12 £300 -25.92% 1
City of London +17 11 £475 -5.47% 3
Reading +18 9 £300 -3.22%
Yorkshire 0 2 £375 +57.89% 3
North West -5 2 £195 -32.17% 7
Manchester -14 2 £195 -29.09% 4
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
West Midlands -15 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 3
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Northampton - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 82 (52.90%) Citrix Certification
2 76 (49.03%) Citrix
3 68 (43.87%) Finance
4 59 (38.06%) Microsoft
5 54 (34.84%) Windows
6 51 (32.90%) VMware
6 51 (32.90%) XenApp
7 41 (26.45%) Active Directory
8 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (21.29%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (20.65%) Cisco
10 32 (20.65%) Banking
11 31 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (17.42%) MS Exchange
14 26 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (16.13%) MCSE
15 25 (16.13%) SAP
15 25 (16.13%) CCNA
16 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
16 24 (15.48%) SAP CO
16 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (14.84%) ITIL
17 23 (14.84%) MS Office
18 21 (13.55%) XenDesktop
19 19 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (12.26%) SAP FI
19 19 (12.26%) SAP FI/CO
19 19 (12.26%) Business Analysis
20 16 (10.32%) SCCM

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 27 (17.42%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.23%) SAS
7 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.65%) IIS
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.84%) MS Office
3 13 (8.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.16%) MS Project
5 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (15.48%) SAP CO
2 19 (12.26%) SAP FI
2 19 (12.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (4.52%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (2.58%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.29%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.29%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.65%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.68%) DNS
2 12 (7.74%) DHCP
2 12 (7.74%) Firewall
3 11 (7.10%) NetScaler
4 10 (6.45%) iSCSI
5 6 (3.87%) MPLS
5 6 (3.87%) SAN
6 5 (3.23%) WAN
6 5 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.58%) Junos
7 4 (2.58%) VoIP
7 4 (2.58%) Internet
8 3 (1.94%) DSL
8 3 (1.94%) LAN
8 3 (1.94%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.94%) VLAN
8 3 (1.94%) Network Security
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (1.29%) FWSM
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.29%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) TestDirector
General
1 68 (43.87%) Finance
2 32 (20.65%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Legal
5 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.58%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.94%) Czech Language
9 2 (1.29%) Marketing
9 2 (1.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.65%) Automotive
10 1 (0.65%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Front Office
10 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.65%) French Language
10 1 (0.65%) German Language
10 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (21.29%) Analyst
2 25 (16.13%) Consultant
3 22 (14.19%) Business Analyst
4 16 (10.32%) Citrix Engineer
5 15 (9.68%) SAP Consultant
5 15 (9.68%) Architect
6 14 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 8 (5.16%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) SAP CO Consultant
10 7 (4.52%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.87%) SAP FI Consultant
11 6 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Designer
12 5 (3.23%) Citrix Support
12 5 (3.23%) Citrix Specialist
12 5 (3.23%) Technical Architect
13 4 (2.58%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.87%) .NET
1 6 (3.87%) J2EE
2 4 (2.58%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.29%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) AS400
2 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.16%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.16%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.87%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.23%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.23%) Celerra
5 5 (3.23%) FMCG
5 5 (3.23%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.58%) Replication
7 3 (1.94%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.29%) CMDB
9 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 54 (34.84%) Windows
2 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 9 (5.81%) Linux
7 5 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.84%) ITIL
2 19 (12.26%) Business Analysis
3 14 (9.03%) Project Management
4 11 (7.10%) UML
5 10 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.87%) Content Management
8 6 (3.87%) SOA
8 6 (3.87%) OO
9 5 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.23%) Migration
9 5 (3.23%) Supply Chain Management
9 5 (3.23%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.23%) Low Latency
9 5 (3.23%) Test Planning
10 4 (2.58%) Procure-to-pay
10 4 (2.58%) Investment Management
10 4 (2.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.45%) Perl
2 8 (5.16%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.87%) SQL
4 5 (3.23%) C
4 5 (3.23%) Bourne shell
4 5 (3.23%) VB
4 5 (3.23%) Korn
5 4 (2.58%) VBScript
6 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 82 (52.90%) Citrix Certification
2 33 (21.29%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (16.13%) MCSE
5 25 (16.13%) CCNA
6 15 (9.68%) MCP
6 15 (9.68%) CCNP
7 13 (8.39%) MCITP
8 12 (7.74%) CCEA
9 8 (5.16%) HNC
9 8 (5.16%) CCEE
10 7 (4.52%) Degree
10 7 (4.52%) MCTS
10 7 (4.52%) MCSA
11 5 (3.23%) VCP4
11 5 (3.23%) VCP5
12 4 (2.58%) CCIA
12 4 (2.58%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.58%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (32.90%) XenApp
2 41 (26.45%) Active Directory
3 24 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (13.55%) XenDesktop
5 15 (9.68%) XenServer
6 12 (7.74%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (5.16%) VMware Server
8 7 (4.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (3.87%) vSphere
9 6 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.23%) NFS
11 3 (1.94%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.94%) Xen
11 3 (1.94%) NLBS
12 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) SCCM
2 10 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.23%) Nagios
4 4 (2.58%) SCOM
5 2 (1.29%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (49.03%) Citrix
2 59 (38.06%) Microsoft
3 51 (32.90%) VMware
4 32 (20.65%) Cisco
5 25 (16.13%) SAP
6 16 (10.32%) HP
7 14 (9.03%) EMC
8 10 (6.45%) Wyse
9 8 (5.16%) AppSense
10 6 (3.87%) Veeam
10 6 (3.87%) Symantec
11 5 (3.23%) Juniper
11 5 (3.23%) Dell
11 5 (3.23%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.23%) Isilon
12 4 (2.58%) WatchGuard
13 2 (1.29%) IBM
13 2 (1.29%) NetApp
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