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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
Rank 569 550 532
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing CCEA 23 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.039% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 9
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£413 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £368 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £570 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £255
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +47.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +2.27%
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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

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 30 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 24 December 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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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 23 £413 -15.38% 4
London +7 10 £438 -12.06% 1
North West -4 7 £351 -
Manchester - 7 £351 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £600 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £600 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £600 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -

CCEA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Citrix
1 33 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 29 (87.88%) VMware
3 28 (84.85%) Windows
4 25 (75.76%) XenApp
5 22 (66.67%) CCA
5 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
7 20 (60.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (57.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (48.48%) XenDesktop
9 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (45.45%) NetScaler
10 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (45.45%) MCSE
11 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
11 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (33.33%) MCITP
12 11 (33.33%) SCCM
12 11 (33.33%) DNS
12 11 (33.33%) Finance
13 10 (30.30%) DHCP
13 10 (30.30%) CCEE
13 10 (30.30%) CCIA
13 10 (30.30%) XenServer
13 10 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (27.27%) vSphere
14 9 (27.27%) MS Office

CCEA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.09%) Lync
5 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) NetScaler
2 11 (33.33%) DNS
3 10 (30.30%) DHCP
4 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.18%) SAN
6 5 (15.15%) Firewall
7 4 (12.12%) Network Security
8 3 (9.09%) VLAN
9 2 (6.06%) Internet
9 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.06%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Legal
3 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Technician
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Load Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.09%) Change Control
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) VBScript
3 4 (12.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 22 (66.67%) CCA
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (45.45%) MCSE
5 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (33.33%) MCITP
6 10 (30.30%) CCEE
6 10 (30.30%) CCIA
7 8 (24.24%) MCP
8 7 (21.21%) MCTS
9 6 (18.18%) MCSA
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Degree
11 3 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (9.09%) CCNP
11 3 (9.09%) CCNA
11 3 (9.09%) VCP5
12 1 (3.03%) CCIE
12 1 (3.03%) MCSD
12 1 (3.03%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (75.76%) XenApp
2 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (48.48%) XenDesktop
5 10 (30.30%) XenServer
6 9 (27.27%) vSphere
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (21.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
10 4 (12.12%) Terminal Services
10 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
11 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
2 5 (15.15%) EdgeSight
3 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (9.09%) HP SIM
4 2 (6.06%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Citrix
2 29 (87.88%) VMware
3 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Altiris
5 5 (15.15%) AppSense
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) Sophos
7 3 (9.09%) Veritas
7 3 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco
8 1 (3.03%) Wyse
8 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software
8 1 (3.03%) Remedy