Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 797 774
Rank change year-on-year +7 -23 -6
Contract jobs citing CCA 80 50 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.29% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 68
England median daily rate £388 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +20.00% -15.25%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £198
90th Percentile £575 £500 £529
UK median daily rate £388 £319 £313
% change year-on-year +21.57% +2.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 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 17,522 17,197 20,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 18.84% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,387 10,472 12,882
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 811 743
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.87 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +5.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.97
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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

CCA
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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 +29 42 £388 +29.17% 4
London -2 22 £375 +20.00% 9
North of England -18 8 £650 - 9
North West -15 4 £675 - 5
South West -18 4 £375 -25.07%
Yorkshire - 4 £388 - 3
East of England -11 3 £300 -14.29% 5
West Midlands -19 1 - - 1
Midlands -30 1 - - 1
CCA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 42 (52.50%) Citrix
1 42 (52.50%) Citrix Certification
2 33 (41.25%) Windows
3 30 (37.50%) XenApp
4 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
5 28 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 27 (33.75%) Finance
6 27 (33.75%) VMware
6 27 (33.75%) Windows Server
7 26 (32.50%) XenDesktop
8 25 (31.25%) SCCM
8 25 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (31.25%) SAP
9 21 (26.25%) XenServer
10 19 (23.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (22.50%) PowerShell
11 18 (22.50%) Office 365
12 17 (21.25%) SAP Data Services
12 17 (21.25%) Master Data Management
12 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (21.25%) SAP PSCD
12 17 (21.25%) SAP ERP
12 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
12 17 (21.25%) Revenue Management
12 17 (21.25%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (21.25%) webMethods
12 17 (21.25%) ITIL
12 17 (21.25%) CRM
12 17 (21.25%) ERP
12 17 (21.25%) Telecoms

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 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 10 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (21.25%) SAP ERP
1 17 (21.25%) SAP PSCD
2 10 (12.50%) SAP FI
3 7 (8.75%) SAP CO
3 7 (8.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (5.00%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.25%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.25%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.50%) Office 365
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (10.00%) Yammer
4 2 (2.50%) G Suite
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) DNS
2 13 (16.25%) DHCP
2 13 (16.25%) NetScaler
3 11 (13.75%) Firewall
3 11 (13.75%) Skype
4 10 (12.50%) VLAN
5 9 (11.25%) SAN
6 8 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (10.00%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.25%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.00%) VPN
9 3 (3.75%) Internet
9 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.75%) VPLS
10 2 (2.50%) LAN
10 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.25%) ADSL
11 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.25%) PSTN
11 1 (1.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (21.25%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (3.75%) Big Data
2 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.25%) JMeter
2 1 (1.25%) Selenium
2 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 17 (21.25%) General Ledger
2 17 (21.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Consultant
2 20 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
3 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.50%) SAP FI Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (3.75%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Management Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) SAP CO Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) SAP XI
2 3 (3.75%) Kafka
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
3 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Clustering
2 11 (13.75%) Fat Client
2 11 (13.75%) Thin Client
3 8 (10.00%) PKI
4 6 (7.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) iPad
7 2 (2.50%) iPhone
7 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.25%) Smart Home
8 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Windows
2 27 (33.75%) Windows Server
3 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.25%) Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) Accounts Receivable
1 17 (21.25%) CRM
1 17 (21.25%) ERP
1 17 (21.25%) ITIL
1 17 (21.25%) Master Data Management
1 17 (21.25%) Revenue Management
2 16 (20.00%) Accounts Payable
3 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (15.00%) Migration
5 10 (12.50%) High Availability
6 8 (10.00%) Application Packaging
7 7 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (7.50%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.50%) Patch Management
8 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.50%) Task Automation
9 5 (6.25%) Server Building
9 5 (6.25%) Server Management
10 3 (3.75%) Application Virtualisation
10 3 (3.75%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.50%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.75%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) ABAP
5 1 (1.25%) Lingo
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (52.50%) Citrix Certification
2 19 (23.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (13.75%) MCSE
3 11 (13.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.50%) MCTS
6 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) VCAP
6 5 (6.25%) VCP4
6 5 (6.25%) VCP5
7 4 (5.00%) MCITP
7 4 (5.00%) MCSA
8 3 (3.75%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.50%) ACSP
10 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.25%) CCAA
10 1 (1.25%) MCP
10 1 (1.25%) NCDA
10 1 (1.25%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (37.50%) XenApp
2 28 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (32.50%) XenDesktop
4 25 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (26.25%) XenServer
6 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
7 15 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (12.50%) DFS Replication
9 9 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (8.75%) vSphere
11 6 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (6.25%) vCloud
13 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (31.25%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (6.25%) SCVMM
5 5 (6.25%) vCenter Server
6 4 (5.00%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (3.75%) HP SIM
8 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.50%) SCOM
8 2 (2.50%) WSUS
9 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 42 (52.50%) Citrix
2 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
3 27 (33.75%) VMware
4 25 (31.25%) SAP
5 17 (21.25%) webMethods
6 10 (12.50%) Dell
7 9 (11.25%) Cisco
8 5 (6.25%) Apple
9 3 (3.75%) Cloudera
9 3 (3.75%) HP
9 3 (3.75%) NetApp
9 3 (3.75%) NVIDIA
10 2 (2.50%) Centrify
10 2 (2.50%) Google
10 2 (2.50%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.50%) McAfee
10 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.50%) Veeam
11 1 (1.25%) BMC