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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
Rank 532 483 462
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -21
Contract jobs citing CCA 74 96 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.04% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 68
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £501 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £335
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.13% +4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £15.37
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +62.65%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 52 £310 -22.50% 33
London -6 27 £413 - 7
South Wales - 21 £425 - 1
Wales - 21 £425 - 1
Cardiff - 18 £425 - 1
South East -12 16 £300 -25.00% 12
Berkshire +14 10 £300 -25.92% 4
City of London +10 10 £413 -2.94% 1
Reading +14 7 £300 -22.07%
Manchester -11 4 £204 -29.13% 6
North West -13 4 £204 -29.13% 10
Yorkshire 0 2 £350 +47.36% 1
Sheffield +6 1 £350 +47.36%
South Yorkshire +1 1 £350 +47.36%
Surrey -4 1 - - 2
West Midlands -15 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 4
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 2
North Yorkshire - - - -

CCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 85 (52.80%) Citrix Certification
2 82 (50.93%) Citrix
3 75 (46.58%) Finance
4 64 (39.75%) Windows
5 63 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 55 (34.16%) VMware
7 52 (32.30%) XenApp
8 50 (31.06%) Active Directory
9 43 (26.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (21.12%) Cisco
11 33 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (20.50%) Banking
11 33 (20.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 31 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (19.25%) MS Exchange
13 30 (18.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 28 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (16.77%) MS Excel
16 26 (16.15%) MCSE
16 26 (16.15%) SAP
17 25 (15.53%) CCNA
17 25 (15.53%) SAP CO
18 24 (14.91%) MS Office
18 24 (14.91%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (13.04%) XenDesktop
19 21 (13.04%) ITIL
20 20 (12.42%) SAP FI
20 20 (12.42%) SAP FI/CO
21 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
22 18 (11.18%) SCCM

CCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (19.25%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.11%) SAS
7 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.62%) IIS
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.91%) MS Office
3 14 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.97%) MS Project
5 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (15.53%) SAP CO
2 20 (12.42%) SAP FI
2 20 (12.42%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (4.35%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (2.48%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.24%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.24%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.62%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.62%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.56%) Firewall
2 14 (8.70%) DNS
3 11 (6.83%) DHCP
4 10 (6.21%) iSCSI
5 8 (4.97%) NetScaler
5 8 (4.97%) SAN
6 6 (3.73%) MPLS
7 5 (3.11%) WAN
7 5 (3.11%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.48%) VoIP
8 4 (2.48%) Internet
9 3 (1.86%) DSL
9 3 (1.86%) LAN
9 3 (1.86%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.86%) VLAN
9 3 (1.86%) Network Security
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.24%) LTE
10 2 (1.24%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) SAP BI
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 75 (46.58%) Finance
2 33 (20.50%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Legal
4 7 (4.35%) Retail
5 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.11%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.11%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.48%) General Ledger
7 4 (2.48%) Publishing
8 3 (1.86%) Czech Language
9 2 (1.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.62%) French Language
10 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Automotive
10 1 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Front Office
10 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (20.50%) Analyst
2 28 (17.39%) Consultant
3 21 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 17 (10.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 16 (9.94%) SAP Consultant
6 15 (9.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (8.07%) Support Engineer
7 13 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.83%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 10 (6.21%) Architect
9 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.35%) SAP CO Consultant
12 6 (3.73%) SAP FI Consultant
12 6 (3.73%) Designer
12 6 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
13 5 (3.11%) Citrix Specialist
13 5 (3.11%) Citrix Support
13 5 (3.11%) Citrix Consultant
13 5 (3.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.73%) .NET
1 6 (3.73%) J2EE
1 6 (3.73%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.24%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.83%) AS400
2 7 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.11%) Celerra
3 5 (3.11%) FMCG
3 5 (3.11%) EqualLogic
3 5 (3.11%) CLARiiON
4 4 (2.48%) Replication
5 2 (1.24%) CMDB
5 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.62%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 64 (39.75%) Windows
2 43 (26.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (18.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.32%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.45%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.97%) Linux
8 5 (3.11%) UNIX
9 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.04%) ITIL
2 19 (11.80%) Business Analysis
3 18 (11.18%) Project Management
4 11 (6.83%) UML
4 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (3.73%) SOA
6 6 (3.73%) OO
6 6 (3.73%) Content Management
7 5 (3.11%) Migration
7 5 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.11%) Waterfall
7 5 (3.11%) Supply Chain Management
7 5 (3.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.11%) Low Latency
8 4 (2.48%) Procure-to-pay
8 4 (2.48%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.48%) Investment Management
8 4 (2.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.21%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.59%) Perl
3 6 (3.73%) SQL
4 5 (3.11%) VBScript
5 4 (2.48%) VB
5 4 (2.48%) Bourne shell
5 4 (2.48%) C
5 4 (2.48%) Korn
6 3 (1.86%) ABAP
7 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (52.80%) Citrix Certification
2 33 (20.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 33 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (16.15%) MCSE
5 25 (15.53%) CCNA
6 15 (9.32%) MCP
7 14 (8.70%) CCNP
7 14 (8.70%) MCITP
8 13 (8.07%) CCEA
9 9 (5.59%) MCTS
10 8 (4.97%) MCSA
11 7 (4.35%) CCEE
12 6 (3.73%) Degree
12 6 (3.73%) VCP5
12 6 (3.73%) HNC
13 5 (3.11%) VCP4
14 3 (1.86%) CCAA
14 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
15 2 (1.24%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (32.30%) XenApp
2 50 (31.06%) Active Directory
3 28 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (13.04%) XenDesktop
5 15 (9.32%) XenServer
5 15 (9.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (6.83%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.97%) VMware Server
8 7 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.48%) vSphere
10 4 (2.48%) NFS
11 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.86%) Xen
11 3 (1.86%) NLBS
12 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) SCCM
2 10 (6.21%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.48%) SCOM
3 4 (2.48%) Nagios
4 2 (1.24%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.62%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
5 1 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 82 (50.93%) Citrix
2 63 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 55 (34.16%) VMware
4 34 (21.12%) Cisco
5 26 (16.15%) SAP
6 15 (9.32%) HP
7 10 (6.21%) EMC
7 10 (6.21%) Wyse
8 9 (5.59%) AppSense
9 6 (3.73%) Veeam
9 6 (3.73%) Symantec
10 5 (3.11%) Juniper
10 5 (3.11%) Dell
10 5 (3.11%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.11%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.48%) Isilon
11 4 (2.48%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.48%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.24%) IBM
12 2 (1.24%) NetApp
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