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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 511 462 471
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +9
Contract jobs citing CCA 76 82 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.95% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 45 63
Average daily rate £365 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £272 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £22.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £32.25 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £19.50
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -99 61 £375 +1.69% 30
London -32 28 £375 +7.14% 4
South East -9 15 £313 -17.21% 11
Wales - 11 £313 - 2
City of London -13 9 £375 +7.14%
East of England -25 9 £400 - 5
Berkshire -3 7 £365 +47.47% 5
South Wales - 7 £340 - 2
Essex -26 6 £400 -
Reading -2 3 £365 +47.47% 2
Colchester -4 3 £400 -
Yorkshire -19 3 £400 +36.75% 2
Cambridge +3 2 £369 - 1
East Midlands -8 2 £400 +50.94%
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £369 - 3
Surrey -11 2 £313 -16.66% 5
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
York - 2 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £325 -
North East - 2 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 -
South Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
Bristol -12 1 £600 +33.33%
South West -21 1 £600 +33.33% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £365 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Derbyshire - 1 £400 -
Northampton - 1 - -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 102 (69.86%) Citrix Certification
2 101 (69.18%) Citrix
3 73 (50.00%) Windows
4 67 (45.89%) XenApp
5 65 (44.52%) Microsoft
5 65 (44.52%) VMware
6 53 (36.30%) Active Directory
6 53 (36.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (32.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (29.45%) MCSE
8 43 (29.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (24.66%) Cisco
11 35 (23.97%) MS Exchange
11 35 (23.97%) XenDesktop
12 34 (23.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (21.23%) Finance
13 31 (21.23%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (18.49%) CCNA
15 25 (17.12%) MCITP
15 25 (17.12%) NetScaler
16 22 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (14.38%) CCEA
18 20 (13.70%) Banking
18 20 (13.70%) XenServer
19 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
19 17 (11.64%) Firewall
19 17 (11.64%) Migration
19 17 (11.64%) MCTS
19 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (23.97%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (8.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.79%) Lync
8 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2000
9 5 (3.42%) SAS
10 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.37%) IIS
12 1 (0.68%) Apache
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (10.96%) MS Office
2 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.79%) MS Project
4 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (8.90%) SAP CO
2 12 (8.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 12 (8.22%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.37%) SAP FI-AP
3 2 (1.37%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.37%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP PS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.12%) NetScaler
2 17 (11.64%) Firewall
3 10 (6.85%) SAN
4 8 (5.48%) Internet
5 7 (4.79%) DNS
6 6 (4.11%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.42%) WAN
7 5 (3.42%) DHCP
8 4 (2.74%) VoIP
8 4 (2.74%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.05%) LAN
10 2 (1.37%) IPsec
10 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.37%) VPN
10 2 (1.37%) POP3
10 2 (1.37%) SMTP
10 2 (1.37%) LDAP
10 2 (1.37%) OSPF
10 2 (1.37%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.05%) DB2
3 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MSI
2 2 (1.37%) JIRA
2 2 (1.37%) Maven
2 2 (1.37%) Subversion
2 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.37%) Ant
2 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.37%) FishEye
3 1 (0.68%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.68%) ProC
3 1 (0.68%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (21.23%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Legal
4 6 (4.11%) Publishing
5 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.37%) Law
7 2 (1.37%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.37%) Retail
7 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (15.07%) Consultant
2 20 (13.70%) Support Engineer
3 19 (13.01%) Analyst
4 15 (10.27%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (9.59%) Architect
6 12 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.53%) Citrix Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 10 (6.85%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.79%) Citrix Support
10 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.79%) Citrix Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.37%) JMS
2 2 (1.37%) SOAP
2 2 (1.37%) Web Services
2 2 (1.37%) REST
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) J2EE
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) Blackberry
2 13 (8.90%) Thin Client
2 13 (8.90%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.37%) NHS
5 2 (1.37%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) AS400
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (50.00%) Windows
2 53 (36.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (9.59%) Windows 7
5 14 (9.59%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.16%) UNIX
7 8 (5.48%) Linux
8 6 (4.11%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.64%) Migration
2 14 (9.59%) ITIL
3 12 (8.22%) Project Management
4 8 (5.48%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.11%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.11%) BCP
6 6 (4.11%) Performance Management
6 6 (4.11%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (2.74%) Load Balancing
7 4 (2.74%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.74%) Network Design
7 4 (2.74%) TDD
7 4 (2.74%) DNA
7 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.74%) BDD
7 4 (2.74%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.05%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.48%) SQL
2 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.79%) VBScript
2 7 (4.79%) Perl
3 6 (4.11%) C
4 4 (2.74%) Korn
4 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.37%) Java
5 2 (1.37%) ABAP
5 2 (1.37%) Python
5 2 (1.37%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (69.86%) Citrix Certification
2 48 (32.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (29.45%) MCSE
4 34 (23.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (21.23%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (18.49%) CCNA
7 25 (17.12%) MCITP
8 21 (14.38%) CCEA
9 17 (11.64%) MCTS
10 14 (9.59%) CCAA
10 14 (9.59%) CCNP
10 14 (9.59%) MCP
11 13 (8.90%) CCEE
12 5 (3.42%) MCSA
13 4 (2.74%) RHCE
13 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
14 3 (2.05%) VCP5
14 3 (2.05%) ISEB
15 2 (1.37%) Degree
15 2 (1.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) FATCA
System Software
1 67 (45.89%) XenApp
2 53 (36.30%) Active Directory
3 43 (29.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (23.97%) XenDesktop
5 20 (13.70%) XenServer
6 16 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (10.27%) vSphere
8 12 (8.22%) Hyper-V
8 12 (8.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (4.79%) VMware Server
10 6 (4.11%) Xen
11 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (2.74%) IAG
12 4 (2.74%) UAG
13 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
14 2 (1.37%) ISA Server
14 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.68%) vCloud
15 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 9 (6.16%) SCOM
3 7 (4.79%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.74%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 101 (69.18%) Citrix
2 65 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 65 (44.52%) VMware
3 36 (24.66%) Cisco
4 16 (10.96%) AppSense
5 14 (9.59%) SAP
6 13 (8.90%) HP
7 9 (6.16%) Altiris
8 7 (4.79%) NetApp
9 6 (4.11%) Splunk
10 5 (3.42%) Juniper
10 5 (3.42%) Wyse
11 4 (2.74%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.74%) Veeam
12 3 (2.05%) Veritas
12 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.37%) IBM
14 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.68%) Aruba
14 1 (0.68%) Symantec
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