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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
Rank 603 572 532
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -40
Contract jobs citing CCEA 9 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.041% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.084% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £423
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
10729 10413 8488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.22% 19.36% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6059 5947 4531
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 529 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCEA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

CCEA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CCEA
Top 12 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 6 May 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 -30 9 £350 -9.67% 3
London -19 4 £350 +7.69% 1
North West - 3 £400 -
City of London +14 2 £313 -3.84%
Cumbria - 2 - -
Yorkshire -13 1 £350 -11.11%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - - 1

CCEA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Citrix
1 27 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (77.78%) CCA
4 21 (77.78%) MCSE
5 19 (70.37%) VMware
6 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (62.96%) XenDesktop
7 17 (62.96%) XenApp
8 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (55.56%) MCITP
10 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
11 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (40.74%) CCIA
12 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
13 9 (33.33%) DNS
13 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (29.63%) CCEE
14 8 (29.63%) NetScaler
14 8 (29.63%) DHCP
14 8 (29.63%) Migration
14 8 (29.63%) Finance
15 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (25.93%) CCNA
15 7 (25.93%) MCP
15 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (25.93%) MCTS

CCEA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (29.63%) NetScaler
2 8 (29.63%) DHCP
3 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.81%) Firewall
4 4 (14.81%) VLAN
4 4 (14.81%) SAN
5 3 (11.11%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Design Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 3 (11.11%) AIX
5 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Debian
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Load Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Time Management
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITSM
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) VBScript
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (77.78%) MCSE
3 21 (77.78%) CCA
4 15 (55.56%) MCITP
5 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (40.74%) CCIA
6 8 (29.63%) CCEE
7 7 (25.93%) MCTS
7 7 (25.93%) MCP
7 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (25.93%) CCNA
8 6 (22.22%) CCNP
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) MCSD
10 3 (11.11%) MCSA
11 2 (7.41%) VCAP
11 2 (7.41%) Degree
12 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (62.96%) XenApp
2 17 (62.96%) XenDesktop
3 16 (59.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (22.22%) vSphere
5 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
5 5 (18.52%) Terminal Server
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (11.11%) XenServer
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Citrix
2 19 (70.37%) VMware
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) AppSense
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 5 (18.52%) Wyse
6 1 (3.70%) Altiris
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) CommVault
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat