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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 590 554
Rank change year-on-year +34 -36  
Contract jobs citing CCA 24 41 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.38% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 34
Median daily rate £418 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £369 £375
% change year-on-year +49.15% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £13.25 - £39.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8654 10775 9998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.18% 20.97% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5380 6853 5750
Median daily rate £425 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 347 473
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £47.83 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing CCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +17 11 £550 +69.23% 5
London +9 10 £385 -9.41% 2
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
CCA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 25 (43.86%) Citrix Certification
2 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.84%) SAP
4 20 (35.09%) Citrix
5 19 (33.33%) Windows
6 18 (31.58%) Finance
7 14 (24.56%) Data Management
7 14 (24.56%) SAP XI
7 14 (24.56%) webMethods
7 14 (24.56%) ERP
7 14 (24.56%) CRM
7 14 (24.56%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (24.56%) SAP BW
7 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
7 14 (24.56%) General Ledger
7 14 (24.56%) SAP ERP
7 14 (24.56%) Test Management
7 14 (24.56%) SAP PSCD
7 14 (24.56%) Revenue Management
7 14 (24.56%) XenApp
7 14 (24.56%) SAP Data Services
7 14 (24.56%) Master Data Management
8 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (19.30%) Cisco
9 11 (19.30%) MCSE
9 11 (19.30%) SQL
9 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (17.54%) Python
10 10 (17.54%) Active Directory

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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 7 (12.28%) SAS
2 4 (7.02%) Drupal
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (24.56%) SAP ERP
1 14 (24.56%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (12.28%) SAP FI
3 6 (10.53%) SAP CO
4 5 (8.77%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.75%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.75%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Firewall
1 9 (15.79%) NetScaler
2 5 (8.77%) LAN
2 5 (8.77%) WAN
3 4 (7.02%) Internet
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) Wireless
3 4 (7.02%) WLAN
4 3 (5.26%) DHCP
4 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 3 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.51%) SAN
6 1 (1.75%) HTTP
6 1 (1.75%) IPsec
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
6 1 (1.75%) VoIP
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) BusinessObjects
1 14 (24.56%) SAP BW
1 14 (24.56%) SAP Data Services
2 9 (15.79%) Power BI
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 14 (24.56%) General Ledger
2 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Consultant
2 15 (26.32%) SAP Consultant
3 9 (15.79%) Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Power BI Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Support
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Support Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Support Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (3.51%) SAP P2P Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.51%) Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.75%) Unix
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) CRM
1 14 (24.56%) Data Management
1 14 (24.56%) ERP
1 14 (24.56%) Master Data Management
1 14 (24.56%) Revenue Management
1 14 (24.56%) Test Management
2 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
2 9 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
2 9 (15.79%) ETL
2 9 (15.79%) Visualisation
3 7 (12.28%) ITIL
4 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.02%) Coaching
5 4 (7.02%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (7.02%) System Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Migration
6 3 (5.26%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) Python
3 9 (15.79%) R
4 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) ABAP
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) Citrix Certification
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (19.30%) MCSE
4 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) CCNA
7 4 (7.02%) BC Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) MCP
7 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.26%) Degree
9 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.75%) ACMT
10 1 (1.75%) CCAA
10 1 (1.75%) CCIE
10 1 (1.75%) CCNP
10 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.75%) MCITP
10 1 (1.75%) MCTS
10 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) XenApp
2 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (14.04%) XenDesktop
5 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (5.26%) Firmware
6 3 (5.26%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.26%) vSphere
7 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.75%) NDS
8 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.75%) Xen
8 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) XenMobile
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
3 2 (3.51%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.75%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.84%) SAP
3 20 (35.09%) Citrix
4 14 (24.56%) webMethods
5 11 (19.30%) Cisco
6 10 (17.54%) VMware
7 8 (14.04%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Apple
8 2 (3.51%) AppSense
8 2 (3.51%) EMC
8 2 (3.51%) F5
8 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.75%) Capita
9 1 (1.75%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.75%) Google
9 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec
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