Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 558 446
Rank change year-on-year -42 -112 +24
Contract jobs citing CA 297 294 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.70% 0.73% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 156 312
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £688 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £390
% change year-on-year +5.56% +15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -26.39% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £23.70 £18.13
90th Percentile £41.00 £29.30 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +25.22%

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 42,328 40,234 46,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.18% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,405 24,692 28,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,412 1,642
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.92 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.26% -6.00% +5.88%

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 26 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CA over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CA in the UK

CA
Top 14 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 26 May 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 -46 266 £475 +5.56% 36
UK excluding London -29 188 £475 +5.56% 23
London -32 106 £525 -4.55% 22
North of England +33 70 £500 +42.86% 4
South East -79 65 £475 - 5
Yorkshire +16 37 £488 -27.78% 1
North West +1 29 £550 +57.14% 3
Scotland -18 28 £400 +90.48% 9
South West +11 10 £425 +34.92% 1
Midlands -11 9 - - 1
West Midlands -18 9 - - 1
North East +10 6 £383 +5.52%
Wales -12 3 £575 +4.55%
East of England -8 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 94 (31.65%) Linux
2 78 (26.26%) Unix
3 72 (24.24%) ITIL
4 67 (22.56%) Oracle
5 56 (18.86%) SQL
5 56 (18.86%) Finance
6 55 (18.52%) Windows
7 53 (17.85%) Python
8 50 (16.84%) Security Cleared
9 48 (16.16%) Shell Script
9 48 (16.16%) Splunk
10 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
10 42 (14.14%) Puppet
11 38 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (12.46%) REST
13 36 (12.12%) CA Single Sign-On
13 36 (12.12%) DevOps
14 35 (11.78%) SOAP
14 35 (11.78%) Configuration Management
15 34 (11.45%) Jenkins
16 33 (11.11%) Perl
16 33 (11.11%) IBM
17 32 (10.77%) Cisco
17 32 (10.77%) Migration
17 32 (10.77%) Banking
18 31 (10.44%) Degree
18 31 (10.44%) Hadoop
19 30 (10.10%) SC Cleared
20 27 (9.09%) Firewall
20 27 (9.09%) BMC

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 17 (5.72%) Apache
1 17 (5.72%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.70%) SAS
4 9 (3.03%) JBoss
4 9 (3.03%) PowerExchange
5 8 (2.69%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.36%) IIS
7 6 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.68%) Confluence
8 5 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.35%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.35%) nginx
10 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.67%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.67%) Mule
11 2 (0.67%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.68%) CA PPM
3 4 (1.35%) Primavera
4 2 (0.67%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.71%) PaaS
4 12 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (4.04%) IaaS
5 7 (2.36%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.35%) Office 365
7 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.01%) G Suite
7 3 (1.01%) GitHub
7 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.01%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.09%) Firewall
2 15 (5.05%) SSL
3 13 (4.38%) MPLS
3 13 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.38%) WAN
4 12 (4.04%) BGP
5 10 (3.37%) Kerberos
6 9 (3.03%) Internet
7 6 (2.02%) HTTP
7 6 (2.02%) Network Security
7 6 (2.02%) SAN
8 4 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.35%) DNS
8 4 (1.35%) SMS
8 4 (1.35%) SSH
8 4 (1.35%) VPN
9 3 (1.01%) DHCP
9 3 (1.01%) SNMP
9 3 (1.01%) Wireless
9 3 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.44%) Hadoop
2 16 (5.39%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.71%) Big Data
4 14 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.38%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.04%) PowerCenter
7 10 (3.37%) Data Lake
7 10 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (3.03%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.69%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.69%) HBase
9 8 (2.69%) Pentaho
9 8 (2.69%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.36%) Couchbase
10 7 (2.36%) DB2
11 4 (1.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 34 (11.45%) Jenkins
2 24 (8.08%) ERwin
3 21 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.38%) JIRA
5 10 (3.37%) GitLab
5 10 (3.37%) Selenium
5 10 (3.37%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.03%) Maven
6 9 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.36%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (2.36%) Subversion
8 6 (2.02%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.02%) JMeter
9 5 (1.68%) Ant
9 5 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.35%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.35%) JUnit
10 4 (1.35%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.01%) CA Release Automation
General
1 56 (18.86%) Finance
2 32 (10.77%) Banking
3 11 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.01%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.01%) Games
6 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (14.14%) Architect
2 33 (11.11%) Developer
3 27 (9.09%) Consultant
4 15 (5.05%) Analyst
5 14 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (4.04%) Informatica Developer
6 12 (4.04%) Support Engineer
7 11 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 11 (3.70%) Lead Developer
7 11 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
8 10 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (3.37%) Implementation Specialist
8 10 (3.37%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 9 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (3.03%) Data Architect
9 9 (3.03%) Monitoring Specialist
9 9 (3.03%) Security Engineer
10 8 (2.69%) Monitoring Engineer
10 8 (2.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.46%) REST
2 35 (11.78%) SOAP
3 25 (8.42%) Web Services
4 22 (7.41%) XML
5 20 (6.73%) SAML
6 18 (6.06%) Middleware
7 13 (4.38%) JMS
7 13 (4.38%) Spring
8 11 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (3.70%) Java EE
9 10 (3.37%) JSON
9 10 (3.37%) LDAP
10 9 (3.03%) HTML
10 9 (3.03%) SailPoint
11 8 (2.69%) OAuth
12 7 (2.36%) WCF
13 6 (2.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
14 5 (1.68%) .NET
14 5 (1.68%) OAuth2
14 5 (1.68%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (7.07%) PKI
3 20 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (5.05%) Video on Demand
6 11 (3.70%) Mainframe
7 10 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.69%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.36%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.35%) e-Health
11 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.35%) EPoS
11 4 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.35%) Replication
12 3 (1.01%) Digital Media
12 3 (1.01%) iPad
12 3 (1.01%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 94 (31.65%) Linux
2 78 (26.26%) Unix
3 55 (18.52%) Windows
4 8 (2.69%) Android
4 8 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.02%) Solaris
6 6 (2.02%) zOS
7 5 (1.68%) CentOS
7 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.35%) AIX
8 4 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) MVS
11 1 (0.34%) OS/2
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.24%) ITIL
2 38 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (12.12%) DevOps
4 35 (11.78%) Configuration Management
5 32 (10.77%) Migration
6 25 (8.42%) Data Modelling
6 25 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (7.74%) Task Automation
8 21 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (7.07%) Project Management
8 21 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (6.40%) SOA
9 19 (6.40%) Test Automation
10 18 (6.06%) Analytics
10 18 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
11 17 (5.72%) Service Design
11 17 (5.72%) Service Management
12 16 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (5.39%) Data Migration
12 16 (5.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.86%) SQL
2 53 (17.85%) Python
3 48 (16.16%) Shell Script
4 33 (11.11%) Perl
5 27 (9.09%) Java
6 20 (6.73%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.02%) REXX
8 6 (2.02%) Ruby
9 5 (1.68%) C#
9 5 (1.68%) XPath
10 4 (1.35%) VBScript
11 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.01%) C++
11 3 (1.01%) Groovy
11 3 (1.01%) JCL
11 3 (1.01%) Jython
11 3 (1.01%) PHP
11 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 50 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.44%) Degree
3 30 (10.10%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.05%) CISSP
5 9 (3.03%) CISM
6 7 (2.36%) BC Cleared
6 7 (2.36%) CISA
6 7 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.02%) CCNA
7 6 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.35%) CRISC
8 4 (1.35%) SAFe Agilist
9 3 (1.01%) CCNP
10 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.67%) CCSA
10 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ACCA
11 1 (0.34%) CIMA
11 1 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.07%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.69%) GDPR
3 7 (2.36%) QA
3 7 (2.36%) SLA
4 5 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.35%) PMBOK
6 3 (1.01%) GCP
6 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.67%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (5.72%) Active Directory
1 17 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.68%) Docker
2 5 (1.68%) RACF
3 3 (1.01%) Firmware
3 3 (1.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.01%) XenApp
4 2 (0.67%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (14.14%) Puppet
2 36 (12.12%) CA Single Sign-On
3 24 (8.08%) Ansible
3 24 (8.08%) Single Sign-On
4 21 (7.07%) CA Spectrum
5 13 (4.38%) CA Service Virtualization
6 10 (3.37%) SCCM
7 9 (3.03%) Automic
8 8 (2.69%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.36%) BladeLogic
9 7 (2.36%) CASB
9 7 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.36%) PingFederate
9 7 (2.36%) SCOM
10 6 (2.02%) Control-M
10 6 (2.02%) Nagios
11 5 (1.68%) Grafana
11 5 (1.68%) Graylog
11 5 (1.68%) logstash
11 5 (1.68%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 67 (22.56%) Oracle
2 48 (16.16%) Splunk
3 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
4 33 (11.11%) IBM
5 32 (10.77%) Cisco
6 27 (9.09%) BMC
6 27 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 21 (7.07%) Informatica
8 19 (6.40%) VMware
9 16 (5.39%) TIBCO
10 14 (4.71%) Remedy
11 13 (4.38%) Teradata
12 10 (3.37%) Citrix
12 10 (3.37%) HP
12 10 (3.37%) Symantec
13 9 (3.03%) ForgeRock
13 9 (3.03%) NetApp
14 8 (2.69%) CyberArk
14 8 (2.69%) EMC
14 8 (2.69%) Tableau