Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 673 767 825
Rank change year-on-year +94 +58 -66
Contract jobs citing CCA 102 80 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.085% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.46% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 48 26
England median daily rate £400 £386 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +6.55% +16.00%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £259
90th Percentile £588 £577 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £325
% change year-on-year +3.90% +18.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 15,579 17,534 17,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.33% 18.65% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,607 10,377 10,810
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 850 829
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
10th Percentile £14.39 £12.98 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.03 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £35.07 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +40.26% -4.76% +0.96%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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
South East +40 40 £400 +3.23% 7
London +79 37 £475 +29.38% 13
North of England +43 12 £469 -29.25% 1
North West +32 9 £563 -16.67%
East of England +38 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +22 3 £313 -3.85%
Midlands +41 1 £325 - 6
West Midlands +39 1 £325 - 3
South West -4 1 £475 +31.03% 1
CCA
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CCA 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 CCA.

1 61 (59.80%) Citrix Certification
2 55 (53.92%) Citrix
3 48 (47.06%) VMware
4 47 (46.08%) Active Directory
5 46 (45.10%) Windows
6 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (39.22%) Windows Server
8 39 (38.24%) XenApp
9 36 (35.29%) XenDesktop
10 34 (33.33%) SCCM
11 32 (31.37%) PowerShell
11 32 (31.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (30.39%) Office 365
13 30 (29.41%) DNS
14 28 (27.45%) Finance
15 26 (25.49%) DHCP
16 25 (24.51%) Azure
17 24 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
18 23 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (22.55%) SharePoint
19 22 (21.57%) SAP
20 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (18.63%) Skype
22 18 (17.65%) Firewall
22 18 (17.65%) DFS Replication
23 17 (16.67%) AWS
23 17 (16.67%) Skype for Business
23 17 (16.67%) Fat Client
23 17 (16.67%) Thin Client

CCA
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 23 (22.55%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (14.71%) SAP FI
2 11 (10.78%) SAP ERP
2 11 (10.78%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (7.84%) SAP CO
3 8 (7.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (6.86%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.98%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (30.39%) Office 365
2 25 (24.51%) Azure
3 17 (16.67%) AWS
4 15 (14.71%) Yammer
5 3 (2.94%) G Suite
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.41%) DNS
2 26 (25.49%) DHCP
3 19 (18.63%) Skype
4 18 (17.65%) Firewall
5 15 (14.71%) NetScaler
6 14 (13.73%) VLAN
7 8 (7.84%) SAN
8 4 (3.92%) VSAN
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (2.94%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.94%) VoIP
10 1 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.98%) RTP
10 1 (0.98%) SMS
10 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.98%) WebEx
10 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) Big Data
1 15 (14.71%) Hadoop
2 11 (10.78%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (10.78%) SAP Data Services
3 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.96%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.98%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) GitLab
1 12 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.98%) TestRail
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (27.45%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Public Sector
3 12 (11.76%) General Ledger
3 12 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (25.49%) Consultant
3 14 (13.73%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (13.73%) SAP Consultant
4 11 (10.78%) Administrator
5 10 (9.80%) Cloud Administrator
5 10 (9.80%) DevOps Administrator
6 9 (8.82%) Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) SAP FI Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) Web Services
2 11 (10.78%) SAP XI
3 2 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 17 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.88%) Replication
3 5 (4.90%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.94%) Clustering
4 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) iPad
4 3 (2.94%) iPhone
4 3 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.98%) FMCG
5 1 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (45.10%) Windows
2 40 (39.22%) Windows Server
3 23 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (15.69%) Windows 10
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) Mac OS
7 5 (4.90%) Linux
8 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.96%) Android
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (14.71%) CRM
3 14 (13.73%) DevOps
3 14 (13.73%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 12 (11.76%) Project Delivery
5 11 (10.78%) Accounts Payable
5 11 (10.78%) Accounts Receivable
5 11 (10.78%) ERP
5 11 (10.78%) Master Data Management
5 11 (10.78%) Revenue Management
6 10 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.80%) ITIL
7 9 (8.82%) Migration
8 7 (6.86%) Load Balancing
8 7 (6.86%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.92%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.92%) Patch Management
11 3 (2.94%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (13.73%) Python
3 13 (12.75%) SQL
4 12 (11.76%) Java
4 12 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.98%) ABAP
5 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (59.80%) Citrix Certification
2 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (15.69%) MCSE
3 16 (15.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (7.84%) MCSA
5 6 (5.88%) CCNA
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.90%) MCITP
6 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.90%) VCAP
7 4 (3.92%) CCNP
8 3 (2.94%) ACSP
8 3 (2.94%) CCENT
8 3 (2.94%) MCTS
8 3 (2.94%) VCP4
8 3 (2.94%) VCP5
9 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.96%) MCP
9 2 (1.96%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) GDPR
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 47 (46.08%) Active Directory
2 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (38.24%) XenApp
4 36 (35.29%) XenDesktop
5 24 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (17.65%) DFS Replication
7 14 (13.73%) Docker
8 12 (11.76%) Hyper-V
9 10 (9.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (6.86%) vSphere
11 4 (3.92%) VMware NSX
12 3 (2.94%) ISA Server
12 3 (2.94%) vCloud
12 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.98%) Firmware
14 1 (0.98%) UAG
14 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (33.33%) SCCM
2 14 (13.73%) Kubernetes
3 12 (11.76%) Ansible
3 12 (11.76%) Packer
3 12 (11.76%) Puppet
3 12 (11.76%) Terraform
4 5 (4.90%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.92%) vRealize
6 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.94%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.94%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.96%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.98%) SCOM
8 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.98%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (53.92%) Citrix
2 48 (47.06%) VMware
3 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 22 (21.57%) SAP
5 15 (14.71%) Cloudera
6 14 (13.73%) Hortonworks
7 11 (10.78%) webMethods
8 9 (8.82%) Cisco
9 8 (7.84%) HP
9 8 (7.84%) Ivanti
10 5 (4.90%) Apple
11 3 (2.94%) Google
11 3 (2.94%) IFS
11 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.96%) Dell
12 2 (1.96%) McAfee
12 2 (1.96%) Symantec
13 1 (0.98%) Genesys
13 1 (0.98%) IBM
13 1 (0.98%) NetApp