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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA)
Rank 622 601 575
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -26
Contract jobs citing CCAA 4 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.021% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 10
Average daily rate £300 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 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 11 February 2016. 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 -6 4 £300 -20.00% 3
London +6 2 - -
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Cannock - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

CCAA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (72.73%) XenApp
2 8 (72.73%) CCEE
3 7 (63.64%) XenDesktop
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) CCA
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) MetaFrame
5 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
6 4 (36.36%) XenServer
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) MCSE
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (27.27%) VCAP
8 2 (18.18%) vSphere
8 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
8 2 (18.18%) Service Management
8 2 (18.18%) CCEA
9 1 (9.09%) CA
9 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (9.09%) Shell Script

CCAA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) XenServer Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) XenServer Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCEE
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (54.55%) CCA
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) VCAP
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (18.18%) CCEA
8 1 (9.09%) CCENT
8 1 (9.09%) CCIA
8 1 (9.09%) MCITP
8 1 (9.09%) MCSA
8 1 (9.09%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) XenApp
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) XenDesktop
3 5 (45.45%) MetaFrame
4 4 (36.36%) XenServer
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris
4 1 (9.09%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Wyse