Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 424 404
Rank change year-on-year -201 -20 +94
Contract jobs citing CA 258 555 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 1.18% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 363 297
UK median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% +15.31%
10th Percentile £85 £285 £300
90th Percentile £650 £560 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 23
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +107.45% +6.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year -17.95% +109.68% +5.68%

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 43596 47131 49574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.31% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27081 28807 29231
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1688 2113
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.24 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -176 222 £450 -2.17% 15
UK excluding London -171 158 £425 -5.56% 8
London -31 98 £450 -10.00% 7
South East -28 48 £400 -11.11% 2
Scotland -53 34 £350 -26.32%
South West +13 27 £438 +23.24% 1
East of England +2 22 £320 -37.56% 1
North of England -90 21 £610 +48.78% 1
Yorkshire +3 14 £610 +74.29%
North West -23 11 £610 +28.42% 1
North East -23 8 £610 +84.85%
Midlands -38 6 £525 +10.53% 3
East Midlands -4 5 £525 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -25 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CA.

1 79 (30.62%) Finance
2 64 (24.81%) Windows
3 60 (23.26%) ITIL
3 60 (23.26%) SQL
4 48 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (18.22%) Unix
6 46 (17.83%) Linux
7 43 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 42 (16.28%) Banking
9 37 (14.34%) PKI
10 36 (13.95%) Firewall
10 36 (13.95%) Shell Script
10 36 (13.95%) Remedy
11 33 (12.79%) IBM
11 33 (12.79%) Active Directory
11 33 (12.79%) Oracle
12 32 (12.40%) Python
12 32 (12.40%) Cisco
12 32 (12.40%) Middleware
12 32 (12.40%) VMware
12 32 (12.40%) JIRA
13 31 (12.02%) SSL
13 31 (12.02%) Perl
14 30 (11.63%) Service Management
15 29 (11.24%) Kerberos
16 28 (10.85%) BMC
17 27 (10.47%) HP
17 27 (10.47%) Information Security
18 26 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
18 26 (10.08%) CA Single Sign-On

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 21 (8.14%) SAS
2 17 (6.59%) CICS
3 15 (5.81%) Apache
3 15 (5.81%) MQSeries
3 15 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.81%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.26%) IIS
5 10 (3.88%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.10%) Confluence
6 8 (3.10%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.94%) nginx
10 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.55%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.55%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.16%) CMS
11 3 (1.16%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 26 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (8.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (3.10%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (8.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.33%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.78%) Primavera
3 2 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.88%) IaaS
2 7 (2.71%) PaaS
3 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.94%) BlazeMeter
3 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.94%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.78%) Office 365
5 2 (0.78%) SaaS
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.95%) Firewall
2 31 (12.02%) SSL
3 29 (11.24%) Kerberos
4 18 (6.98%) Internet
5 17 (6.59%) LAN
5 17 (6.59%) WAN
6 15 (5.81%) SSH
7 11 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (4.26%) HTTP
8 10 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (3.88%) LDAP
8 10 (3.88%) Wireless
9 9 (3.49%) NetScaler
9 9 (3.49%) VPN
10 7 (2.71%) Network Security
11 6 (2.33%) TCP/IP
11 6 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.94%) IPsec
12 5 (1.94%) MPLS
12 5 (1.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.14%) DB2
2 16 (6.20%) NoSQL
2 16 (6.20%) Relational Database
2 16 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.88%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.88%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.49%) Big Data
5 9 (3.49%) Couchbase
5 9 (3.49%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.10%) CouchDB
7 6 (2.33%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.33%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.33%) HBase
7 6 (2.33%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (12.40%) JIRA
2 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.20%) Maven
4 15 (5.81%) SoapUI
5 13 (5.04%) Ant
6 11 (4.26%) JUnit
6 11 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.88%) ERwin
8 9 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.49%) Selenium
9 8 (3.10%) Gradle
10 7 (2.71%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.71%) JMeter
11 5 (1.94%) Appium
12 4 (1.55%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.55%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.55%) Introscope
12 4 (1.55%) ProC
13 3 (1.16%) LoadUI
13 3 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 79 (30.62%) Finance
2 42 (16.28%) Banking
3 24 (9.30%) Retail
4 9 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.10%) Legal
6 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.94%) Automotive
7 5 (1.94%) French Language
8 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.78%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) International Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (12.40%) Analyst
2 25 (9.69%) Developer
3 20 (7.75%) Service Desk Engineer
4 19 (7.36%) Consultant
5 17 (6.59%) Architect
6 15 (5.81%) Network Engineer
7 10 (3.88%) Monitoring Engineer
8 9 (3.49%) Data Architect
8 9 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (3.49%) Information Officer
8 9 (3.49%) Information Security Officer
8 9 (3.49%) Security Officer
9 8 (3.10%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (3.10%) Security Analyst
10 7 (2.71%) Application Security Analyst
10 7 (2.71%) Programmer
10 7 (2.71%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.71%) Scala Developer
10 7 (2.71%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.33%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.40%) Middleware
2 25 (9.69%) SAML
2 25 (9.69%) SOAP
3 24 (9.30%) XML
4 23 (8.91%) HTML
5 18 (6.98%) Web Services
6 17 (6.59%) REST
7 16 (6.20%) ISPF
8 15 (5.81%) RESTful
9 14 (5.43%) .NET
10 13 (5.04%) CSS
11 11 (4.26%) JPA
12 10 (3.88%) HTML5
12 10 (3.88%) J2EE
12 10 (3.88%) Java EE
13 9 (3.49%) Ajax
13 9 (3.49%) JAXB
13 9 (3.49%) JAX-RS
13 9 (3.49%) JAX-WS
13 9 (3.49%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.34%) PKI
2 25 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.98%) Mainframe
4 17 (6.59%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.94%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.94%) Wiki
9 4 (1.55%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.55%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.16%) User Experience
11 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.81%) Windows
2 47 (18.22%) Unix
3 46 (17.83%) Linux
4 18 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 17 (6.59%) zOS
6 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.55%) CentOS
10 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.16%) Solaris
10 3 (1.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.39%) MVS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.26%) ITIL
2 48 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.63%) Service Management
4 27 (10.47%) Information Security
5 23 (8.91%) ITIL V3
5 23 (8.91%) ITSM
6 20 (7.75%) Chat Support
6 20 (7.75%) Incident Management
6 20 (7.75%) Knowledge Management
7 19 (7.36%) Security Management
8 18 (6.98%) DevOps
8 18 (6.98%) TDD
9 17 (6.59%) Configuration Management
9 17 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (6.59%) People Management
10 16 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.20%) Project Planning
11 15 (5.81%) Change Management
11 15 (5.81%) Project Management
11 15 (5.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.26%) SQL
2 36 (13.95%) Shell Script
3 32 (12.40%) Python
4 31 (12.02%) Perl
5 25 (9.69%) Java
6 23 (8.91%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.75%) REXX
8 16 (6.20%) JCL
9 15 (5.81%) Assembly Language
9 15 (5.81%) CLIST
10 12 (4.65%) C#
11 11 (4.26%) Ruby
12 8 (3.10%) VBScript
13 7 (2.71%) Groovy
13 7 (2.71%) PHP
14 5 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.94%) C++
15 4 (1.55%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.55%) Scala
15 4 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.81%) Degree
4 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.55%) MCSE
6 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.16%) CCNP
7 3 (1.16%) MCP
8 2 (0.78%) CCDA
8 2 (0.78%) CCDE
8 2 (0.78%) CCDP
8 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CAPM
9 1 (0.39%) CCNA
9 1 (0.39%) CISSP
9 1 (0.39%) OCA
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.49%) QA
2 9 (3.49%) SLA
3 8 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
5 2 (0.78%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.78%) PMO
6 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.20%) Time Sharing Option
3 15 (5.81%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 15 (5.81%) RACF
4 11 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.88%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.16%) Docker
7 3 (1.16%) vCloud
7 3 (1.16%) XenApp
7 3 (1.16%) XenServer
8 2 (0.78%) Firmware
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.78%) vSphere
9 1 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.39%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (10.08%) CA Single Sign-On
2 23 (8.91%) ServiceCenter
3 15 (5.81%) Ansible
3 15 (5.81%) zSecure
4 11 (4.26%) CA Service Virtualization
5 10 (3.88%) SCCM
6 9 (3.49%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (2.71%) SCOM
8 6 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (2.33%) HP Fortify
8 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.33%) Puppet
9 5 (1.94%) Cacti
9 5 (1.94%) Nagios
9 5 (1.94%) Unicenter
10 4 (1.55%) CA Wily
11 3 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (1.16%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.16%) Stealthwatch
11 3 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.95%) Remedy
3 33 (12.79%) IBM
3 33 (12.79%) Oracle
4 32 (12.40%) Cisco
4 32 (12.40%) VMware
5 28 (10.85%) BMC
6 27 (10.47%) HP
7 23 (8.91%) Peregrine
8 20 (7.75%) Apple
9 15 (5.81%) Nimsoft
9 15 (5.81%) Sybase
10 13 (5.04%) CheckPoint
10 13 (5.04%) Splunk
11 11 (4.26%) Informatica
11 11 (4.26%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.88%) CA Agile Central
12 10 (3.88%) Citrix
13 9 (3.49%) F5
13 9 (3.49%) Tableau