Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 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.

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 727 790
Rank change year-on-year -73 +63 -62
Contract jobs citing CCA 64 122 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.13% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.63% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 79 44
England median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £199 £211
90th Percentile £480 £580 £559
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +100.00% - -

CCA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17851 19423 20821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.27% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10987 12163 12736
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £243 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 777 1004
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.06
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.71% +3.50% +31.58%

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCA in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCA in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCA in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCA in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCA in England

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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 CCA within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 -36 22 £338 -20.59% 2
East of England -30 15 £300 +9.09%
Midlands +19 9 £440 -13.73% 2
North of England +34 7 £350 -12.50% 2
South East -22 6 £288 -39.47% 2
East Midlands - 6 £445 - 1
Yorkshire +18 5 £350 -
West Midlands +22 3 £425 -16.67% 1
North West +5 2 - - 2
South West +1 2 £501 +100.80% 2
CCA
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for CCA.

1 47 (73.44%) Citrix Certification
2 39 (60.94%) Citrix
3 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 31 (48.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (48.44%) Windows
5 30 (46.88%) XenApp
6 28 (43.75%) MCSE
7 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
8 24 (37.50%) Windows Server
9 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (31.25%) VMware
10 16 (25.00%) NetScaler
10 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (23.44%) MCP
12 13 (20.31%) CCNA
12 13 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (18.75%) CCEA
13 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (17.19%) Cisco
14 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
14 11 (17.19%) Finance
15 10 (15.63%) MCSA
15 10 (15.63%) ITIL
15 10 (15.63%) SCCM
15 10 (15.63%) XenDesktop
16 9 (14.06%) EdgeSight
16 9 (14.06%) LAN
16 9 (14.06%) WAN
16 9 (14.06%) Banking
17 8 (12.50%) Migration

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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 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) SAP CO
2 6 (9.38%) SAP FI
2 6 (9.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (3.13%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.56%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (1.56%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (1.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.38%) Office 365
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.56%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 9 (14.06%) LAN
2 9 (14.06%) WAN
3 7 (10.94%) DHCP
3 7 (10.94%) DNS
3 7 (10.94%) SAN
4 4 (6.25%) Firewall
4 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.25%) WLAN
5 3 (4.69%) Internet
5 3 (4.69%) VLAN
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.13%) Skype
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.56%) SMTP
7 1 (1.56%) SSL
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
7 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.56%) MS Access
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) Power BI
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Private Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.69%) Local Government
6 2 (3.13%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) SAP CO Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) SAP FI Consultant
4 5 (7.81%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Banking Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (48.44%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.38%) Linux
5 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.69%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.13%) Android
8 2 (3.13%) Solaris
8 2 (3.13%) Unix
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) ITIL
2 8 (12.50%) Migration
3 6 (9.38%) Analytics
3 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (7.81%) Investment Management
4 5 (7.81%) Wealth Management
5 4 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 4 (6.25%) KYC
5 4 (6.25%) Scrum
5 4 (6.25%) SDLC
5 4 (6.25%) User Stories
6 3 (4.69%) Coaching
6 3 (4.69%) High Availability
6 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.69%) Programme Governance
6 3 (4.69%) Remediation Plan
6 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.69%) VBScript
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (73.44%) Citrix Certification
2 31 (48.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (43.75%) MCSE
4 15 (23.44%) MCP
5 13 (20.31%) CCNA
5 13 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (18.75%) CCEA
7 10 (15.63%) MCSA
8 8 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (10.94%) CCAA
10 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (6.25%) MCITP
11 3 (4.69%) CCNP
11 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
11 3 (4.69%) VCP5
12 2 (3.13%) NCSA
12 2 (3.13%) Sun Certification
12 2 (3.13%) VCAP
13 1 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (1.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
2 6 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (7.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.25%) GDPR
4 4 (6.25%) IFRS
4 4 (6.25%) IFRS 9
4 4 (6.25%) PSD2
5 1 (1.56%) SEPA
System Software
1 32 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (46.88%) XenApp
3 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (15.63%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (6.25%) XenServer
7 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.69%) vSphere
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 9 (14.06%) EdgeSight
3 6 (9.38%) SCOM
4 4 (6.25%) WSUS
5 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.56%) Nagios
6 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) Citrix
2 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.25%) VMware
4 11 (17.19%) Cisco
5 7 (10.94%) SAP
6 6 (9.38%) AppSense
7 4 (6.25%) Apple
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle
9 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.13%) CommVault
9 2 (3.13%) HP
9 2 (3.13%) NetApp
9 2 (3.13%) Remedy
9 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.56%) Becrypt
10 1 (1.56%) Canon
10 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.56%) Polycom
10 1 (1.56%) Splunk