The table below looks at the statistics for CCAA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCAA over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA)
Rank 586 591 562
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -29
Contract jobs citing CCAA 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.014% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.073% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£345 £315 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -20.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -20.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

CCAA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CCAA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCAA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCAA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CCAA within the UK.

CCAA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCAA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CCAA within the UK.

CCAA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCAA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCAA within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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 -2 7 £345 -16.61% 2
North West - 5 £350 -
Manchester - 4 £363 -
London +3 2 £345 -2.12%
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

CCAA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCAA 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 CCAA.

1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 20 (100.00%) XenApp
2 18 (90.00%) CCA
3 15 (75.00%) CCEE
4 14 (70.00%) Windows
5 13 (65.00%) XenDesktop
6 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) VMware
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (35.00%) vSphere
8 7 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (35.00%) Migration
9 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (30.00%) VCP5
10 5 (25.00%) MCSE
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (25.00%) AppSense
10 5 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (20.00%) MetaFrame
11 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (20.00%) CCIE
11 4 (20.00%) LAN
11 4 (20.00%) WAN

CCAA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCAA 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 CCAA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support
3 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 18 (90.00%) CCA
3 15 (75.00%) CCEE
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (30.00%) VCP5
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) MCSE
7 4 (20.00%) CCIE
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) CCIA
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) MCITP
8 1 (5.00%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) XenApp
2 13 (65.00%) XenDesktop
3 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) vSphere
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (20.00%) MetaFrame
8 3 (15.00%) XenServer
9 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
9 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) AppSense
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) NetIQ
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Intel
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Altiris