The first table below looks at the demand for CCIA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CCIA over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA)
Rank 585 539 559
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +20
Contract jobs citing CCIA 3 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.047% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.029% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 16
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £340 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £470 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10411 9079 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.05% 17.76% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5857 4871 5075
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 502 611
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

CCIA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CCIA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCIA
Daily Rate Trend

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

CCIA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CCIA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

CCIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CCIA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CCIA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CCIA
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCIA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -51 3 £450 +12.50% 3
London +2 2 £488 +15.38% 2
South East -13 1 £375 -6.25%
Reading - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

CCIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCIA 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 CCIA.

1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) CCEE
3 3 (50.00%) CCAA
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) CCEA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) CCA
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Xen
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server

CCIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CCIA 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 CCIA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCEE
2 3 (50.00%) CCAA
3 2 (33.33%) CCEA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CCA
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) Xen
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper