The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
England / North West
Rank - 159 136
Contract jobs citing CCA 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.026% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.12% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 801 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.84% 20.86% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 392 325
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 68
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.75 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

CCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCA in the North West

CCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCA in the North West

CCA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 North West region with a requirement for CCA.

1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

CCA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds