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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 749 665 480
Rank change year-on-year -84 -185 +274
Contract jobs citing CCA 22 41 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.36% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 40
10th Percentile £295 £413 £406
25th Percentile £360 £450 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £470 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.06% -14.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £725
90th Percentile £756 £750 -
UK median daily rate £513 £493 £550
% change year-on-year +4.06% -10.45% +17.65%

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 14,746 11,286 7,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.37% 19.41% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,005 7,259 5,184
10th Percentile £350 £306 £295
25th Percentile £438 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £481
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.00% +1.21%
75th Percentile £638 £599 £575
90th Percentile £725 £680 £650
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 571 257
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.39 £15.00
25th Percentile £19.06 £16.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.63% - -11.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £73.78 £64.12 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £31.81
% change year-on-year +55.17% -8.82% -13.98%

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CCA in England

CCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for CCA in England

CCA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCA in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CCA in England

CCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for CCA in England

CCA
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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -42 14 £611 +35.83% 2
East of England 0 7 £400 -23.81% 1
South East -32 1 - - 4
CCA
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Citrix
3 13 (59.09%) Citrix Certification
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (50.00%) XenApp
4 11 (50.00%) AWS
5 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 10 (45.45%) MCSE
5 10 (45.45%) Finance
5 10 (45.45%) VMware
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
6 9 (40.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (40.91%) MCSA
6 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (36.36%) SCCM
7 8 (36.36%) Network Security
7 8 (36.36%) XenDesktop
7 8 (36.36%) Azure
7 8 (36.36%) Python
7 8 (36.36%) HP
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
7 8 (36.36%) Social Skills
8 7 (31.82%) Containerisation
8 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
8 7 (31.82%) Public Cloud
8 7 (31.82%) Kubernetes

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 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (18.18%) Apache
3 4 (18.18%) Apache Spark
4 2 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) Confluence
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) AWS
2 8 (36.36%) Azure
3 4 (18.18%) GCP
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (13.64%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (13.64%) Amazon S3
4 3 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (13.64%) AWS CodePipeline
4 3 (13.64%) Route 53
5 2 (9.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (9.09%) AWS Fargate
5 2 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (9.09%) Serverless
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (4.55%) Google Workspace
6 1 (4.55%) Slack
6 1 (4.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Network Security
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) IPv4
4 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (18.18%) Delta Lake
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (9.09%) DynamoDB
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) CircleCI
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) MSI
3 1 (4.55%) Newman
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Social Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Wintel Support
2 5 (22.73%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Server Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Angular 2
1 4 (18.18%) MicroProfile
2 3 (13.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
1 7 (31.82%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2016
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.64%) Alpine Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Amazon Linux
6 3 (13.64%) CentOS
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.55%) Android
7 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Containerisation
2 5 (22.73%) Agile
2 5 (22.73%) CI/CD
2 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Patch Management
3 4 (18.18%) Analytics
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (18.18%) FinOps
3 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (18.18%) Observability
3 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 4 (18.18%) Server Management
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (13.64%) Technology Roadmap
4 3 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (18.18%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Scala
4 3 (13.64%) Go
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Rust
4 3 (13.64%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.55%) Bash
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Citrix Certification
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (45.45%) MCSE
3 9 (40.91%) MCSA
3 9 (40.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (31.82%) MCITP
4 7 (31.82%) MCP
5 6 (27.27%) MCTS
6 3 (13.64%) AWS Certification
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) CCAA
8 1 (4.55%) CISSP
8 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Accessibility
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) XenApp
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (36.36%) XenDesktop
5 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
6 6 (27.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (22.73%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (13.64%) Docker
8 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
9 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 7 (31.82%) Kubernetes
2 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
3 5 (22.73%) Terraform
4 3 (13.64%) Ansible
4 3 (13.64%) Puppet
4 3 (13.64%) SCOM
5 2 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (9.09%) SCOrch
5 2 (9.09%) WSUS
6 1 (4.55%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (4.55%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) Citrix
3 10 (45.45%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) Ivanti
6 5 (22.73%) Shavlik
7 2 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (9.09%) Intel
8 1 (4.55%) Apple
8 1 (4.55%) Okta
8 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
8 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds