Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 587 577 628
Rank change year-on-year -10 +51 -104
Contract jobs citing CA 106 305 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.74% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 206 177
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.59% +2.89%
10th Percentile £309 £334 £287
90th Percentile £604 £638 £627
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +19.44% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 28
Median hourly rate £48.85 £39.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.67% -1.25% -23.81%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £38.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -25.58%

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 26,424 41,314 42,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.77% 42.61% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,846 25,716 26,405
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £243
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,226 1,427 1,433
Median hourly rate £19.36 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.89 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%

CA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CA in the UK

CA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CA.

Daily rate trend for CA in the UK

CA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CA over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CA in the UK

CA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CA.

Hourly rate trend for CA in the UK

CA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CA over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 April 2020. 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 +8 94 £500 +5.26% 16
UK excluding London -24 56 £538 +19.44% 11
London +125 48 £468 -16.89% 5
South East +32 18 £506 +5.14% 3
Midlands +67 10 £575 +75.57% 2
West Midlands +62 9 £575 - 2
Scotland +23 8 £573 +47.74%
South West +8 8 £375 -11.76%
North of England +48 7 £575 +32.95% 5
Work from Home +8 5 £575 +35.29% 1
North West +19 4 £488 +17.47% 5
Yorkshire +47 3 £575 +27.78%
East of England +10 3 - - 1
Wales -4 2 £400 -16.30%
East Midlands +29 1 £325 -0.76%

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 43 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 33 (31.13%) Active Directory
3 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (23.58%) Windows
5 23 (21.70%) Java
6 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
7 20 (18.87%) Azure
7 20 (18.87%) Juniper
8 19 (17.92%) PKI
9 18 (16.98%) Finance
9 18 (16.98%) AWS
9 18 (16.98%) Android
10 17 (16.04%) VMware
11 16 (15.09%) VPN
12 15 (14.15%) SAML
13 14 (13.21%) SharePoint
13 14 (13.21%) Jenkins
14 13 (12.26%) Windows Server
14 13 (12.26%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (11.32%) DV Cleared
15 12 (11.32%) Apple iOS
15 12 (11.32%) DNS
15 12 (11.32%) SQL
15 12 (11.32%) Oracle
16 11 (10.38%) Cisco
16 11 (10.38%) IBM
16 11 (10.38%) CA Single Sign-On
16 11 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (10.38%) SCOM

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 14 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) IIS
2 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.72%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.77%) Confluence
6 3 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.83%) JBoss
7 2 (1.89%) Apache
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.94%) CICS
8 1 (0.94%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) CA PPM
1 3 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.94%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.87%) Azure
2 18 (16.98%) AWS
3 10 (9.43%) SaaS
4 9 (8.49%) IaaS
4 9 (8.49%) PaaS
5 6 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.66%) GitHub
6 5 (4.72%) Office 365
7 4 (3.77%) Datadog
8 3 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.83%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (2.83%) Apigee
8 3 (2.83%) GCP
9 2 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.94%) Trello
10 1 (0.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.09%) VPN
2 12 (11.32%) DNS
3 10 (9.43%) Firewall
4 9 (8.49%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.55%) DHCP
6 6 (5.66%) Kerberos
6 6 (5.66%) Skype
7 5 (4.72%) Network Security
7 5 (4.72%) WAN
8 4 (3.77%) BIG-IP
8 4 (3.77%) Internet
8 4 (3.77%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.89%) 802.15
9 2 (1.89%) BGP
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.89%) MPLS
9 2 (1.89%) NAS
9 2 (1.89%) OSPF
9 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) MySQL
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (4.72%) Big Data
4 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.89%) DB2
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.94%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.94%) OLAP
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.66%) Android Studio
3 6 (5.66%) Gradle
4 5 (4.72%) JIRA
4 5 (4.72%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.83%) Calabash
5 3 (2.83%) ERwin
5 3 (2.83%) JUnit
5 3 (2.83%) Maven
5 3 (2.83%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.83%) Selenium
6 2 (1.89%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.89%) Subversion
7 1 (0.94%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.94%) JMeter
7 1 (0.94%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.94%) Xcode
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.66%) Banking
5 5 (4.72%) Automotive
6 3 (2.83%) Electronics
6 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.83%) Marketing
7 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.89%) Law
7 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 2 (1.89%) Publishing
8 1 (0.94%) Billing
8 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (18.87%) Architect
2 9 (8.49%) Network Architect
3 7 (6.60%) Consultant
3 7 (6.60%) Developer
4 6 (5.66%) Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Android Developer
5 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Network Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Support Technician
7 3 (2.83%) Business Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (2.83%) ITSM Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Reliability Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Security Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Senior Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Software Engineer
8 2 (1.89%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) SAML
2 9 (8.49%) 802.1X
2 9 (8.49%) LDAP
3 8 (7.55%) RxJava
4 7 (6.60%) RESTful
5 6 (5.66%) XML
6 5 (4.72%) Java EE
6 5 (4.72%) OpenID
6 5 (4.72%) REST
6 5 (4.72%) SOAP
6 5 (4.72%) SPNEGO
7 4 (3.77%) J2EE
7 4 (3.77%) LAMP
7 4 (3.77%) SailPoint
7 4 (3.77%) Web Services
8 3 (2.83%) Ajax
8 3 (2.83%) EJB
8 3 (2.83%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.83%) Spring
8 3 (2.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) PKI
2 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.66%) DataPower
5 5 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.77%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.89%) e-Health
8 2 (1.89%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.89%) IVR
8 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.58%) Windows
2 18 (16.98%) Android
3 13 (12.26%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.32%) Apple iOS
4 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (9.43%) Linux
6 7 (6.60%) Unix
6 7 (6.60%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.72%) VMS
7 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.94%) Solaris
10 1 (0.94%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
2 10 (9.43%) TDD
3 9 (8.49%) Information Security
3 9 (8.49%) Software Engineering
4 8 (7.55%) Migration
4 8 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (7.55%) Service Management
5 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Automation
5 7 (6.60%) ITSM
5 7 (6.60%) Pair Programming
5 7 (6.60%) Scrum
5 7 (6.60%) TOGAF
6 6 (5.66%) Android Development
6 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (5.66%) Data Modelling
6 6 (5.66%) Identity Management
6 6 (5.66%) ITIL
6 6 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.70%) Java
2 12 (11.32%) SQL
3 11 (10.38%) Kotlin
4 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.55%) Python
5 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.66%) Ruby
7 4 (3.77%) C++
8 3 (2.83%) C#
8 3 (2.83%) Perl
9 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.94%) ABAP
10 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) Groovy
10 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) CCNA
3 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.66%) Degree
3 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.72%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.77%) CISSP
6 3 (2.83%) CEH
6 3 (2.83%) CISM
7 2 (1.89%) ACCA
7 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.89%) CIMA
7 2 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.89%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CCDA
8 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PMP
8 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.94%) PMO
4 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.66%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.72%) Docker
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.72%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.72%) XenApp
6 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (2.83%) IAG
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (10.38%) CA Single Sign-On
2 11 (10.38%) SCOM
3 7 (6.60%) Nagios
4 6 (5.66%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (4.72%) Ansible
5 5 (4.72%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.72%) SCCM
5 5 (4.72%) Tivoli
6 4 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (3.77%) Puppet
7 3 (2.83%) HP ALM
7 3 (2.83%) HP NNM
7 3 (2.83%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.83%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (2.83%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (2.83%) Netcool
8 2 (1.89%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 43 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.87%) Juniper
3 17 (16.04%) VMware
4 12 (11.32%) Oracle
5 11 (10.38%) CA Agile Central
5 11 (10.38%) Cisco
5 11 (10.38%) IBM
6 10 (9.43%) EMC
6 10 (9.43%) Zscaler
7 9 (8.49%) Citrix
7 9 (8.49%) HP
8 7 (6.60%) F5
9 6 (5.66%) SAP
9 6 (5.66%) Sun
10 5 (4.72%) BMC
10 5 (4.72%) Clearswift
10 5 (4.72%) Dell
10 5 (4.72%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.72%) Splunk
11 4 (3.77%) Gemalto