Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 629 564 610
Rank change year-on-year -65 +46 -197
Contract jobs citing CA 204 370 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.87% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 208 157
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £77
90th Percentile £675 £641 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £36.25 - £42.50
10th Percentile £35.13 - £41.25
90th Percentile £38.38 - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50

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 38,074 42,544 42,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.96% 43.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,833 26,299 26,093
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,432 1,624 1,395
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.20 £46.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.60 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +12.73% -1.81% -3.97%

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 16 September 2019.

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 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 16 September 2019. 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 -66 184 £525 +13.51% 21
UK excluding London -45 109 £500 +11.11% 17
London -9 95 £550 +3.04% 7
South East -21 37 £575 +27.78% 6
North of England -15 21 £410 -15.90% 4
South West -13 19 £500 +19.40%
North West -11 14 £418 -7.22%
Wales +21 12 £438 -12.50% 2
Scotland +27 8 £550 +14.29% 1
Midlands +30 7 £400 -27.27% 3
Yorkshire 0 7 £400 -20.00% 3
East Midlands - 6 £400 - 2
East of England +13 5 £375 +36.36% 1
West Midlands +22 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 54 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.08%) Java
3 42 (20.59%) Finance
3 42 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (20.10%) Windows
5 39 (19.12%) AWS
6 38 (18.63%) Oracle
7 37 (18.14%) SC Cleared
8 36 (17.65%) Azure
9 33 (16.18%) Project Management
10 32 (15.69%) Migration
10 32 (15.69%) REST
11 29 (14.22%) Unix
11 29 (14.22%) Active Directory
12 28 (13.73%) Microsoft
12 28 (13.73%) Public Sector
13 27 (13.24%) SOAP
14 26 (12.75%) IBM
14 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (12.25%) Apigee
15 25 (12.25%) Linux
16 22 (10.78%) PKI
17 21 (10.29%) DV Cleared
17 21 (10.29%) Public Cloud
18 20 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (9.31%) Data Centre
19 19 (9.31%) SQL
20 18 (8.82%) JIRA
20 18 (8.82%) Jenkins
21 17 (8.33%) ITIL

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 8 (3.92%) SAS
2 6 (2.94%) CICS
3 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.96%) IIS
4 4 (1.96%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.98%) Confluence
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.98%) nginx
7 1 (0.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) JBoss
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.98%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.49%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.12%) AWS
2 36 (17.65%) Azure
3 25 (12.25%) Apigee
4 14 (6.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.41%) Office 365
6 7 (3.43%) SaaS
7 6 (2.94%) GitHub
8 5 (2.45%) GCP
8 5 (2.45%) IaaS
8 5 (2.45%) Yammer
9 4 (1.96%) PaaS
10 2 (0.98%) Boomi
10 2 (0.98%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) Kong
11 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.86%) Firewall
2 9 (4.41%) DNS
2 9 (4.41%) WAN
3 7 (3.43%) BGP
3 7 (3.43%) LAN
3 7 (3.43%) SSL
4 6 (2.94%) Internet
5 5 (2.45%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.45%) OSPF
5 5 (2.45%) VoIP
6 4 (1.96%) DHCP
6 4 (1.96%) SSH
6 4 (1.96%) VPN
7 3 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.47%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.47%) HSRP
7 3 (1.47%) PuTTY
7 3 (1.47%) SAN
7 3 (1.47%) Skype
7 3 (1.47%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
1 8 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) MySQL
3 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.45%) Adabas
4 5 (2.45%) DB2
4 5 (2.45%) MS Access
5 3 (1.47%) Big Data
5 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.98%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.49%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Jenkins
1 18 (8.82%) JIRA
2 14 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.92%) Subversion
4 7 (3.43%) CA Gen
5 6 (2.94%) Selenium
6 5 (2.45%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.96%) CA Release Automation
7 4 (1.96%) Toad
8 3 (1.47%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.98%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.98%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.98%) Calabash
9 2 (0.98%) ERwin
9 2 (0.98%) Gradle
9 2 (0.98%) Introscope
9 2 (0.98%) JUnit
9 2 (0.98%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (20.59%) Finance
2 28 (13.73%) Public Sector
3 12 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.90%) Banking
4 10 (4.90%) Retail
5 7 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.94%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.94%) Electronics
6 6 (2.94%) Marketing
7 5 (2.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (16.67%) Architect
2 26 (12.75%) Consultant
3 23 (11.27%) Developer
4 11 (5.39%) Technical Architect
5 10 (4.90%) Analyst
5 10 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (3.92%) Technical Leader
7 7 (3.43%) Monitoring Specialist
7 7 (3.43%) Security Architect
7 7 (3.43%) Security Consultant
8 6 (2.94%) CA Gen Developer
8 6 (2.94%) Configuration Manager
8 6 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 6 (2.94%) Programmer
9 5 (2.45%) Administrator
9 5 (2.45%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
9 5 (2.45%) Identity Management Engineer
10 4 (1.96%) Business Analyst
10 4 (1.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (1.96%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.69%) REST
2 27 (13.24%) SOAP
3 12 (5.88%) LDAP
3 12 (5.88%) Web Services
4 9 (4.41%) RESTful
5 6 (2.94%) SailPoint
5 6 (2.94%) XML
6 5 (2.45%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.45%) Node.js
7 4 (1.96%) J2EE
8 3 (1.47%) OAuth
8 3 (1.47%) SAML
8 3 (1.47%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 2 (0.98%) Android SDK
9 2 (0.98%) ISPF
9 2 (0.98%) Java EE
9 2 (0.98%) JSON
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.98%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (0.98%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.78%) PKI
2 21 (10.29%) Public Cloud
3 20 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (9.31%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.94%) VSAM
6 5 (2.45%) CESG
6 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.47%) DataPower
8 3 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.98%) AS400
9 2 (0.98%) e-Health
9 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.98%) iSeries
9 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (20.10%) Windows
2 29 (14.22%) Unix
3 25 (12.25%) Linux
4 9 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.43%) AIX
6 7 (3.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.96%) zOS
9 3 (1.47%) VMS
10 2 (0.98%) Android
10 2 (0.98%) Solaris
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.49%) MVS
11 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.18%) Project Management
3 32 (15.69%) Migration
4 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 17 (8.33%) ITIL
6 15 (7.35%) DevOps
7 14 (6.86%) Coaching
8 12 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (5.39%) Project Delivery
9 11 (5.39%) SDLC
9 11 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.90%) Analytics
10 10 (4.90%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.90%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (4.90%) Risk Management
10 10 (4.90%) Scrum
11 9 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.41%) Information Assurance
11 9 (4.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.08%) Java
2 19 (9.31%) SQL
3 13 (6.37%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.43%) Assembly Language
5 7 (3.43%) JCL
6 6 (2.94%) C
6 6 (2.94%) COBOL
6 6 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.45%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.96%) Natural
8 4 (1.96%) Python
9 3 (1.47%) C++
9 3 (1.47%) Perl
9 3 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.47%) REXX
10 2 (0.98%) ABAP
10 2 (0.98%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.98%) Ruby
11 1 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 54 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.29%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (3.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 6 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.45%) CCNA
7 5 (2.45%) CCNP
8 3 (1.47%) CCIE
9 2 (0.98%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.98%) CCDP
9 2 (0.98%) CIMA
9 2 (0.98%) CISSP
9 2 (0.98%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.49%) ACCA
10 1 (0.49%) CCDA
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.43%) RMADS
3 6 (2.94%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.96%) QA
5 3 (1.47%) PMO
6 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (14.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.92%) RACF
3 6 (2.94%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.47%) Docker
5 3 (1.47%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.98%) ACF2
6 2 (0.98%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.49%) XenApp
7 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.37%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (6.37%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (3.92%) OMEGAMON
3 7 (3.43%) Ansible
3 7 (3.43%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.43%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.94%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.96%) Nagios
6 4 (1.96%) SCCM
7 3 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.47%) MAINVIEW
7 3 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.47%) SCOM
8 2 (0.98%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.98%) Control-M
8 2 (0.98%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.98%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.98%) Puppet
8 2 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (18.63%) Oracle
2 28 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 26 (12.75%) IBM
4 15 (7.35%) VMware
5 11 (5.39%) Jaspersoft
6 10 (4.90%) Cisco
6 10 (4.90%) CyberArk
6 10 (4.90%) HP
6 10 (4.90%) SAP
7 9 (4.41%) BMC
7 9 (4.41%) F5
8 7 (3.43%) Nimsoft
9 6 (2.94%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.94%) BeyondTrust
9 6 (2.94%) WSO2
10 5 (2.45%) BiZZdesign
10 5 (2.45%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.45%) Sparx
11 4 (1.96%) Citrix
11 4 (1.96%) Thycotic