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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA)
Rank 613 607 566
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -41
Contract jobs citing CCAA 7 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.007% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.038% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
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£345 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% -6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £400
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 -22 7 £345 -4.82% 1
South East -5 6 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
London -3 1 £345 -17.36%
City of London - 1 £345 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

CCAA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 13 (92.86%) CCA
2 13 (92.86%) XenApp
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (64.29%) XenDesktop
4 9 (64.29%) CCEE
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) Migration
6 6 (42.86%) AppSense
6 6 (42.86%) CCIA
7 5 (35.71%) vSphere
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (28.57%) MetaFrame
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (28.57%) LAN
8 4 (28.57%) WAN
8 4 (28.57%) VPN
8 4 (28.57%) MCSE
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) CCIE
8 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 4 (28.57%) XenServer
8 4 (28.57%) QA
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server

CCAA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 13 (92.86%) CCA
3 9 (64.29%) CCEE
4 6 (42.86%) CCIA
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (28.57%) CCIE
6 4 (28.57%) MCSE
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) VCP5
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (14.29%) VCAP
9 1 (7.14%) CCENT
9 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) XenApp
2 9 (64.29%) XenDesktop
2 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) vSphere
4 4 (28.57%) XenServer
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) MetaFrame
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) AppSense
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco