The table below looks at the statistics for CCEA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCEA over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
Rank 620 591 565
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -26
Contract jobs citing CCEA 8 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.035% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Average daily rate £450 £400 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £368 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £490 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £28.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
10933 10463 9390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 20.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6766 6053 5069
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 487 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.87 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

CCEA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CCEA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCEA
Daily Rate Trend

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

CCEA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCEA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCEA within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

CCEA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCEA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CCEA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCEA
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 CCEA within the UK over the 3 months to 8 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 8 £450 +12.50%
North West -22 4 £463 +23.33%
London +6 3 £350 -26.31%
Cheshire - 3 £475 -
Knutsford - 3 £475 -
City of London +48 1 £375 -21.05%
South East +2 1 £450 -
Manchester -21 1 £450 +20.00%
Reading - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -

CCEA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCEA 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 CCEA.

1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) XenApp
3 15 (78.95%) CCEE
4 13 (68.42%) XenDesktop
5 12 (63.16%) VMware
6 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
6 11 (57.89%) NetScaler
7 10 (52.63%) AppSense
8 9 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (36.84%) DNS
9 7 (36.84%) DHCP
10 6 (31.58%) MCP
10 6 (31.58%) VLAN
10 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
11 5 (26.32%) Migration
12 4 (21.05%) Finance
12 4 (21.05%) MCITP
12 4 (21.05%) PKI
12 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
12 4 (21.05%) SCCM
12 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
12 4 (21.05%) MCSE
12 4 (21.05%) MS Excel

CCEA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCEA 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 CCEA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) NetScaler
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
2 7 (36.84%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) VLAN
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
6 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.26%) Internet
7 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.26%) SNMP
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Fiddler
1 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.79%) TestComplete
2 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Application Packaging
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Code Coverage
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Server Building
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 15 (78.95%) CCEE
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (31.58%) MCP
5 4 (21.05%) MCITP
5 4 (21.05%) MCSE
6 3 (15.79%) CCIA
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) MCSA
7 2 (10.53%) CCA
7 2 (10.53%) CCAA
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.26%) CCIE
8 1 (5.26%) CCNA
8 1 (5.26%) CCNP
8 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
1 16 (84.21%) XenApp
2 13 (68.42%) XenDesktop
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (15.79%) Terminal Server
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.26%) MetaFrame
5 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) AppSense
5 4 (21.05%) Remedy
6 3 (15.79%) Altiris
6 3 (15.79%) Wyse
7 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam