Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CA products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CA over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within CA Technologies.

CA
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 543 419 627
Rank change year-on-year -124 +208 -61
Contract jobs citing CA 180 69 182
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 39 105
10th Percentile £395 £345 £363
25th Percentile £461 £419 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £498 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.55% -5.24% +15.93%
75th Percentile £652 £540 £619
90th Percentile £775 £549 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £499 £525
% change year-on-year +10.28% -5.00% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £61.75 " £36.25
Median hourly rate £63.50 - £37.50
75th Percentile £65.63 " £38.75
90th Percentile £65.85 " "
UK median hourly rate £63.50 - £37.50

CA is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 25,732 11,340 34,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.17% 43.88% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,072 7,487 21,915
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
25th Percentile £400 £366 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 808 326 1,160
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.81 £19.22
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +8.27% +10.94%
75th Percentile £42.55 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.88 £51.71
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.64
% change year-on-year -9.30% +9.47% +15.53%

CA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CA in England

CA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CA in England.

Daily rate trend for CA in England

CA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CA in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CA in England

CA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CA in England.

Hourly rate trend for CA in England

CA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CA within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -104 121 £575 +22.02% 11
North of England -83 15 £400 -21.76% 2
South East -71 12 £560 +24.44% 3
North West -61 9 £431 -17.86% 2
South West -41 7 £500 -
Yorkshire -51 6 £338 -3.57%
Midlands -72 5 £518 - 3
West Midlands -60 4 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £585 - 1
CA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CA.

1 54 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.89%) Java
3 42 (23.33%) Social Skills
4 37 (20.56%) SQL
5 35 (19.44%) Finance
5 35 (19.44%) Git (software)
6 34 (18.89%) CA Agile Central
6 34 (18.89%) TDD
6 34 (18.89%) Backlog Management
7 30 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 27 (15.00%) IBM
9 26 (14.44%) Microsoft
9 26 (14.44%) Mainframe
9 26 (14.44%) Banking
10 25 (13.89%) Gradle
10 25 (13.89%) Kubernetes
10 25 (13.89%) RESTful
10 25 (13.89%) AWS
11 24 (13.33%) Docker
11 24 (13.33%) Project Management
11 24 (13.33%) zOS
12 23 (12.78%) OAuth
13 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
13 22 (12.22%) Software Engineering
13 22 (12.22%) PKI
13 22 (12.22%) Validation
14 21 (11.67%) SSL
14 21 (11.67%) Windows
15 20 (11.11%) SAML
15 20 (11.11%) Firewall

CA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (8.33%) CICS
3 11 (6.11%) nginx
3 11 (6.11%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.89%) Apache
4 7 (3.89%) IIS
5 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Documentum
7 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.56%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.89%) AWS
2 16 (8.89%) Serverless
3 14 (7.78%) Amazon EKS
3 14 (7.78%) Azure
3 14 (7.78%) GCP
4 13 (7.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 13 (7.22%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.22%) Amazon ECS
4 13 (7.22%) Amazon S3
4 13 (7.22%) Amazon SQS
4 13 (7.22%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (7.22%) AWS Step Functions
4 13 (7.22%) Route 53
5 12 (6.67%) PaaS
6 8 (4.44%) IaaS
7 7 (3.89%) SaaS
8 6 (3.33%) Apigee
8 6 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (2.22%) GitHub
9 4 (2.22%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.67%) SSL
2 20 (11.11%) Firewall
3 14 (7.78%) Kerberos
4 9 (5.00%) DNS
5 6 (3.33%) IKE
5 6 (3.33%) IPsec
5 6 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.33%) VPN
5 6 (3.33%) WAN
6 5 (2.78%) LAN
7 3 (1.67%) DHCP
7 3 (1.67%) SNA
8 2 (1.11%) 2G
8 2 (1.11%) 3G
8 2 (1.11%) 4G
8 2 (1.11%) 5G
8 2 (1.11%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.11%) Junos
8 2 (1.11%) SSH
8 2 (1.11%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.89%) DB2
3 6 (3.33%) IDMS
4 5 (2.78%) Couchbase
4 5 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.78%) MySQL
4 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.11%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.56%) OLTP
7 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 35 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 30 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 25 (13.89%) Gradle
4 13 (7.22%) IntelliJ
4 13 (7.22%) webpack
5 11 (6.11%) JUnit
6 10 (5.56%) Android Studio
6 10 (5.56%) Calabash
7 9 (5.00%) Mockito
8 8 (4.44%) Postman
9 7 (3.89%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.89%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.33%) JIRA
10 6 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.11%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.11%) CircleCI
11 2 (1.11%) fastlane
11 2 (1.11%) Selenium
12 1 (0.56%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (23.33%) Social Skills
2 35 (19.44%) Finance
3 26 (14.44%) Banking
4 19 (10.56%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.78%) Manufacturing
6 11 (6.11%) Games
6 11 (6.11%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.89%) General Ledger
8 4 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.67%) Marketing
10 2 (1.11%) Billing
11 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Front Office
11 1 (0.56%) Law
11 1 (0.56%) Legal
11 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (21.11%) Developer
2 22 (12.22%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.44%) Architect
4 14 (7.78%) AWS Developer
5 12 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 12 (6.67%) Consultant
5 12 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 8 (4.44%) Analyst
6 8 (4.44%) Backend Developer
6 8 (4.44%) Programmer
6 8 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 8 (4.44%) Systems Programmer
7 7 (3.89%) Automation Tester
7 7 (3.89%) Functional Consultant
7 7 (3.89%) IT Security Officer
7 7 (3.89%) Lead Architect
7 7 (3.89%) Lead Security Architect
7 7 (3.89%) Security Officer
7 7 (3.89%) Tester
8 6 (3.33%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.89%) RESTful
2 23 (12.78%) OAuth
3 20 (11.11%) React
3 20 (11.11%) SAML
4 18 (10.00%) gRPC
5 15 (8.33%) Spring
5 15 (8.33%) Spring Boot
6 14 (7.78%) XML
7 13 (7.22%) CSS
7 13 (7.22%) GraphQL
7 13 (7.22%) ISPF
7 13 (7.22%) LitElement
7 13 (7.22%) Node.js
8 12 (6.67%) JSON
9 11 (6.11%) .NET
9 11 (6.11%) OAuth2
10 10 (5.56%) Android SDK
10 10 (5.56%) OpenID
10 10 (5.56%) Reactive Extensions
10 10 (5.56%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.44%) Mainframe
2 22 (12.22%) PKI
3 7 (3.89%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.89%) User Experience
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.78%) VSAM
5 4 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.67%) Cybercrime
6 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.11%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.11%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.11%) LPAR
8 1 (0.56%) Blog
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.33%) zOS
2 21 (11.67%) Windows
3 16 (8.89%) Linux
4 14 (7.78%) Android
5 12 (6.67%) MVS
6 9 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.44%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.33%) Unix
9 5 (2.78%) Debian
10 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.67%) AIX
12 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.89%) Backlog Management
2 34 (18.89%) TDD
3 24 (13.33%) Project Management
4 22 (12.22%) Software Engineering
4 22 (12.22%) Validation
5 20 (11.11%) DevOps
6 19 (10.56%) Migration
7 16 (8.89%) Data Protection
7 16 (8.89%) GAP Analysis
7 16 (8.89%) Scrum
8 15 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (7.78%) Microservices
9 14 (7.78%) SDLC
9 14 (7.78%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.22%) Clean Code
10 13 (7.22%) SOLID
10 13 (7.22%) Tech Ops
11 12 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
11 12 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.89%) Java
2 37 (20.56%) SQL
3 18 (10.00%) REXX
4 15 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 13 (7.22%) Kotlin
6 12 (6.67%) JCL
7 10 (5.56%) C#
7 10 (5.56%) Python
8 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.89%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.67%) COBOL
11 2 (1.11%) CLIST
11 2 (1.11%) Java 11
11 2 (1.11%) Perl
11 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) C++
12 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (7.22%) CIMA
2 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.33%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.22%) CISSP
6 3 (1.67%) MBA
7 2 (1.11%) CISM
7 2 (1.11%) Degree
8 1 (0.56%) ACCA
8 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.56%) CCNP
8 1 (0.56%) CCSA
8 1 (0.56%) CCSP
8 1 (0.56%) CISA
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.11%) QA
2 13 (7.22%) Data Quality
3 12 (6.67%) GAAP
3 12 (6.67%) IFRS
4 3 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (13.33%) Docker
2 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.11%) vCloud
4 10 (5.56%) RACF
5 9 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (2.78%) ACF2
7 5 (2.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 5 (2.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.11%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.11%) vSphere
10 1 (0.56%) Firmware
10 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.56%) IAG
10 1 (0.56%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (13.89%) Kubernetes
2 18 (10.00%) Ansible
2 18 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
3 14 (7.78%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (4.44%) HP Fortify
4 8 (4.44%) Tivoli
5 7 (3.89%) HAProxy
5 7 (3.89%) Terraform
6 5 (2.78%) Consul
6 5 (2.78%) Control-M
6 5 (2.78%) Fluentd
6 5 (2.78%) Grafana
6 5 (2.78%) Prometheus
6 5 (2.78%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.22%) WSUS
8 3 (1.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.67%) CASB
8 3 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (1.11%) SCCM
9 2 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (18.89%) CA Agile Central
2 27 (15.00%) IBM
3 26 (14.44%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.00%) VMware
5 15 (8.33%) Oracle
6 12 (6.67%) BMC
7 9 (5.00%) HP
8 8 (4.44%) Google
8 8 (4.44%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.89%) McAfee
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.33%) Citrix
10 6 (3.33%) CyberArk
11 5 (2.78%) Compuware
11 5 (2.78%) SAP
11 5 (2.78%) Sonatype
12 4 (2.22%) F5
12 4 (2.22%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.22%) Symantec
13 3 (1.67%) Splunk