The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA)
Rank 586 557 565
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing CCAA 4 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.026% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.038% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCAA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

CCAA Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 4 £363 -6.45% 3
London +1 2 £418 +17.60%
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Kidderminster - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

CCAA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Citrix
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (91.67%) XenApp
3 9 (75.00%) CCA
4 8 (66.67%) Windows
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) CCEE
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 5 (41.67%) MCSE
7 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
8 4 (33.33%) XenServer
8 4 (33.33%) CCEA
8 4 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (25.00%) SCCM
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (25.00%) VMware
9 3 (25.00%) ITIL
9 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (25.00%) Cisco
9 3 (25.00%) CCIA
9 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 2 (16.67%) LDAP
10 2 (16.67%) LAN
10 2 (16.67%) WAN
10 2 (16.67%) POP3
10 2 (16.67%) SMTP
10 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

CCAA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) POP3
2 2 (16.67%) SMTP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (75.00%) CCA
3 7 (58.33%) CCEE
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (41.67%) MCSE
6 4 (33.33%) CCEA
7 3 (25.00%) CCIA
8 2 (16.67%) MCP
9 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (8.33%) MCTS
9 1 (8.33%) MCITP
9 1 (8.33%) Degree
9 1 (8.33%) PMP
9 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
9 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (8.33%) ISEB
9 1 (8.33%) CCNA
9 1 (8.33%) MCSA
9 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) XenServer
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) ISA Server
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense