Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CA products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CA over the 6 months to 19 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within CA Technologies.

CA
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 638 430
Rank change year-on-year +108 -208 -13
Contract jobs citing CA 382 247 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.25% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 0.58% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 157 381
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £303 £77 £280
90th Percentile £650 £660 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £446
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.06% +54.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +18.06% +53.19%

CA is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,312 42,717 48,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 42.97% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,799 26,383 29,359
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,384 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £45.30 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

CA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CA in the UK

CA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CA in the UK

CA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CA over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CA in the UK

CA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CA in the UK

CA
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CA within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +86 332 £475 +5.56% 35
UK excluding London +53 224 £450 - 22
London +51 154 £550 +25.71% 18
South East +31 87 £450 +5.88% 7
North of England +13 51 £488 -20.08% 3
North West -1 29 £450 -26.23% 1
Scotland -26 28 £475 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire +6 23 £500 -18.03% 1
South West -23 22 £419 -10.90% 5
Wales -1 16 £500 - 1
East of England -8 11 £350 +9.38%
Midlands -6 7 £550 - 2
West Midlands -15 7 £550 - 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -
North East -4 1 £341 -44.18% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CA 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 with a requirement for CA.

1 97 (25.39%) Windows
2 93 (24.35%) Finance
3 85 (22.25%) Unix
4 79 (20.68%) Linux
5 75 (19.63%) Java
6 73 (19.11%) Microsoft
7 65 (17.02%) BMC
8 64 (16.75%) Security Cleared
9 59 (15.45%) SQL
9 59 (15.45%) Python
10 58 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (14.66%) ITIL
12 53 (13.87%) IBM
12 53 (13.87%) CA Single Sign-On
13 50 (13.09%) SOAP
13 50 (13.09%) Banking
14 49 (12.83%) Oracle
15 46 (12.04%) Project Management
15 46 (12.04%) REST
16 43 (11.26%) PKI
17 41 (10.73%) VMware
18 40 (10.47%) LDAP
18 40 (10.47%) SC Cleared
18 40 (10.47%) ServiceNow
19 39 (10.21%) SAML
20 38 (9.95%) Migration
20 38 (9.95%) Single Sign-On
21 37 (9.69%) DevOps
21 37 (9.69%) Active Directory
21 37 (9.69%) Kerberos

CA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.76%) Apache
3 21 (5.50%) WebSphere
4 16 (4.19%) IIS
5 14 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (2.62%) JBoss
7 10 (2.62%) nginx
7 10 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.36%) CICS
9 8 (2.09%) SAS
9 8 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (2.09%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.83%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.79%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (3.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (5.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (4.71%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.52%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.52%) Primavera
4 2 (0.52%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.71%) Apigee
3 18 (4.71%) IaaS
3 18 (4.71%) PaaS
4 12 (3.14%) Office 365
5 9 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.52%) Boomi
9 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.69%) Kerberos
2 32 (8.38%) SSL
3 28 (7.33%) Firewall
4 18 (4.71%) Network Security
5 14 (3.66%) BIG-IP
5 14 (3.66%) WAN
6 12 (3.14%) SSH
7 10 (2.62%) BGP
7 10 (2.62%) MPLS
8 9 (2.36%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.83%) HTTP
9 7 (1.83%) LAN
9 7 (1.83%) Skype
10 6 (1.57%) NetScaler
11 5 (1.31%) DMZ
11 5 (1.31%) SNMP
12 4 (1.05%) DNS
12 4 (1.05%) S/MIME
12 4 (1.05%) SMS
13 3 (0.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.19%) Hadoop
2 15 (3.93%) Big Data
3 14 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (3.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (3.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 10 (2.62%) DB2
6 9 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.09%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.31%) HBase
8 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.31%) MySQL
8 5 (1.31%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (8.64%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.45%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.19%) CA Gen
3 16 (4.19%) JIRA
4 13 (3.40%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.14%) Selenium
6 10 (2.62%) ERwin
7 9 (2.36%) Introscope
7 9 (2.36%) Maven
7 9 (2.36%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.09%) HP UFT
9 7 (1.83%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.57%) JMeter
11 5 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.31%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.79%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (24.35%) Finance
2 50 (13.09%) Banking
3 12 (3.14%) Legal
4 11 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.05%) Electronics
6 4 (1.05%) French Language
6 4 (1.05%) Marketing
7 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.79%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Danish Language
8 2 (0.52%) German Language
8 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (13.35%) Architect
2 47 (12.30%) Analyst
3 38 (9.95%) Developer
4 22 (5.76%) Consultant
4 22 (5.76%) Security Architect
5 17 (4.45%) Support Engineer
6 15 (3.93%) Applications Architect
6 15 (3.93%) CyberArk Engineer
6 15 (3.93%) Security Engineer
7 14 (3.66%) Firewall Engineer
7 14 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.40%) CA Gen Developer
9 12 (3.14%) Applications Support
9 12 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (2.62%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (2.62%) Lead Architect
10 10 (2.62%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.36%) Coordinator
11 9 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.36%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.09%) SOAP
2 46 (12.04%) REST
3 40 (10.47%) LDAP
4 39 (10.21%) SAML
5 34 (8.90%) Web Services
6 26 (6.81%) .NET
7 24 (6.28%) Middleware
7 24 (6.28%) WCF
8 21 (5.50%) SailPoint
9 19 (4.97%) XML
10 15 (3.93%) Rendezvous
11 14 (3.66%) RESTful
12 13 (3.40%) COM+
12 13 (3.40%) DCOM
13 12 (3.14%) SPNEGO
14 11 (2.88%) ISPF
14 11 (2.88%) JSON
14 11 (2.88%) OAuth
14 11 (2.88%) Windows Identity Foundation
15 9 (2.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.26%) PKI
2 36 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.81%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.24%) Public Cloud
4 20 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (4.97%) Mainframe
6 17 (4.45%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.62%) DataPower
8 8 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.09%) Replication
9 7 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.83%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.31%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.05%) Robotics
11 4 (1.05%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.79%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 97 (25.39%) Windows
2 85 (22.25%) Unix
3 79 (20.68%) Linux
4 20 (5.24%) zOS
5 17 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.66%) Windows Server
8 13 (3.40%) SUSE
9 7 (1.83%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.83%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.57%) AIX
11 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.79%) OS/2
12 3 (0.79%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) CentOS
13 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (14.66%) ITIL
3 46 (12.04%) Project Management
4 38 (9.95%) Migration
5 37 (9.69%) DevOps
6 34 (8.90%) Identity Access Management
6 34 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (7.59%) Task Automation
8 28 (7.33%) Analytics
9 27 (7.07%) Privileged Access Management
10 25 (6.54%) Collaborative Working
10 25 (6.54%) Scrum
11 23 (6.02%) Identity Management
12 22 (5.76%) Change Management
12 22 (5.76%) Service Management
13 21 (5.50%) Information Security
13 21 (5.50%) ITSM
14 20 (5.24%) Problem Management
14 20 (5.24%) Source Code Analysis
15 18 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.63%) Java
2 59 (15.45%) Python
2 59 (15.45%) SQL
3 33 (8.64%) Shell Script
4 29 (7.59%) PowerShell
5 25 (6.54%) C#
6 24 (6.28%) C++
7 14 (3.66%) Perl
8 12 (3.14%) JCL
9 11 (2.88%) REXX
10 10 (2.62%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.36%) VB
12 7 (1.83%) C
13 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.57%) Korn
13 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.31%) PHP
15 4 (1.05%) ABAP
15 4 (1.05%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 64 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.90%) Degree
4 23 (6.02%) CCSA
5 16 (4.19%) CCSE
6 14 (3.66%) Check Point Certification
6 14 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.14%) CCNA
9 11 (2.88%) CISSP
10 10 (2.62%) CISM
11 9 (2.36%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.57%) AWS Certification
13 5 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.05%) PMI Certification
14 4 (1.05%) PMP
15 3 (0.79%) CISA
15 3 (0.79%) MCSD
15 3 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.97%) PMO
2 16 (4.19%) QA
3 15 (3.93%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.83%) SLA
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.52%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.52%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 37 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.40%) XenApp
4 13 (3.40%) XenDesktop
5 12 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (3.14%) RACF
6 11 (2.88%) Time Sharing Option
7 10 (2.62%) Docker
8 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.31%) Firmware
10 5 (1.31%) vSphere
11 3 (0.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 2 (0.52%) ACF2
12 2 (0.52%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (13.87%) CA Single Sign-On
2 38 (9.95%) Single Sign-On
3 34 (8.90%) Puppet
4 21 (5.50%) CA Spectrum
5 20 (5.24%) HP Fortify
6 15 (3.93%) CA Service Virtualization
6 15 (3.93%) FortiGate
7 14 (3.66%) Ansible
8 11 (2.88%) SCCM
9 10 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (2.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 7 (1.83%) OMEGAMON
12 6 (1.57%) Control-M
12 6 (1.57%) Terraform
13 5 (1.31%) CA Wily
13 5 (1.31%) HP SIM
13 5 (1.31%) ServiceCenter
13 5 (1.31%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.79%) Cacti
14 3 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 65 (17.02%) BMC
3 53 (13.87%) IBM
4 49 (12.83%) Oracle
5 41 (10.73%) VMware
6 40 (10.47%) ServiceNow
7 34 (8.90%) Remedy
8 31 (8.12%) Cisco
9 24 (6.28%) CyberArk
10 23 (6.02%) Citrix
10 23 (6.02%) Red Hat
11 22 (5.76%) Splunk
12 21 (5.50%) ForgeRock
12 21 (5.50%) SAP
13 19 (4.97%) F5
14 18 (4.71%) TIBCO
15 17 (4.45%) CheckPoint
16 15 (3.93%) Axway
17 14 (3.66%) Blue Coat
17 14 (3.66%) Juniper