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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CA
UK
Rank 416 402 428
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Contract jobs citing CA 171 234 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 1.02% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 143 81
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £428 £411
% change year-on-year -5.26% +3.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £26.50 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00%  

CA is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19614 23045 23664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.15% 43.64% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12079 13916 13336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 807 988
Median hourly rate £17.89 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

CA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CA in the UK

CA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CA in the UK

CA
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 156 £450 -0.55% 18
South East +54 73 £463 -5.02% 10
London +14 56 £530 +11.57% 7
Hampshire +37 31 £475 -10.37% 3
Milton Keynes +8 14 £450 -18.18%
Buckinghamshire +3 14 £450 -18.18%
West Sussex +17 12 £300 -36.84%
Portsmouth +1 10 £500 -2.43%
Berkshire +22 8 £500 +37.45% 4
South West +1 8 £314 +8.18%
Crawley - 8 £300 -
North West +21 7 £335 -18.78%
West Midlands +20 7 £313 -20.38%
Bristol +4 7 £315 +21.15%
City of London -1 7 £550 +14.58% 2
Wales +16 6 £550 +33.33% 3
Scotland -16 6 £210 -52.80% 1
Birmingham - 5 £313 -
Cheshire +23 4 £385 -9.41%
Edinburgh -9 4 £210 -55.78% 1
Gatwick - 4 - -
Croydon - 4 £706 -
South Wales +16 3 £625 +51.51% 1
Basingstoke +8 3 - -
Fareham -6 3 £475 -
Swansea - 3 £525 - 2
West Wales - 3 £525 - 2
Cardiff +17 2 £638 +54.54% 1
Surrey +10 2 £325 -21.68% 3
Manchester +8 2 £325 -16.77%

CA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 120 (32.43%) Windows
2 98 (26.49%) ITIL
3 91 (24.59%) Linux
4 76 (20.54%) VMware
4 76 (20.54%) Security Cleared
5 73 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (19.46%) Firewall
7 67 (18.11%) IBM
7 67 (18.11%) SC Cleared
8 61 (16.49%) Finance
9 59 (15.95%) Microsoft
10 57 (15.41%) Unix
11 54 (14.59%) HP
12 52 (14.05%) Service Management
13 51 (13.78%) Oracle
14 50 (13.51%) Java
15 47 (12.70%) SQL
16 46 (12.43%) IaaS
17 45 (12.16%) Mainframe
18 44 (11.89%) DevOps
19 43 (11.62%) Active Directory
20 42 (11.35%) Cisco
21 41 (11.08%) DNS
22 40 (10.81%) Puppet
23 39 (10.54%) PaaS
24 38 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (10.27%) Scrum
25 37 (10.00%) zOS
25 37 (10.00%) BMC
25 37 (10.00%) Perl

CA
Top Related 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 24 (6.49%) Apache
2 14 (3.78%) CICS
3 11 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.43%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.16%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.89%) JBoss
8 5 (1.35%) CMS
8 5 (1.35%) Tuxedo
8 5 (1.35%) WildFly
9 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.08%) MS Project Server
9 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.81%) Confluence
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (7.30%) MS Office
2 19 (5.14%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.89%) MS Project
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.16%) CA PPM
3 6 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.35%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (1.08%) Primavera
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.43%) IaaS
2 39 (10.54%) PaaS
3 28 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.51%) SaaS
5 11 (2.97%) Office 365
6 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (1.08%) Boomi
7 4 (1.08%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.54%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.54%) Slack
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) G Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (19.46%) Firewall
2 41 (11.08%) DNS
3 33 (8.92%) VPN
4 21 (5.68%) SNMP
5 19 (5.14%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.14%) WAN
6 15 (4.05%) LDAP
7 14 (3.78%) Internet
8 13 (3.51%) LAN
8 13 (3.51%) MPLS
9 10 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.70%) FTP
9 10 (2.70%) Network Security
10 9 (2.43%) Ethernet
10 9 (2.43%) HTTP
10 9 (2.43%) HTTPS
10 9 (2.43%) SSL
10 9 (2.43%) Wireless
11 8 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.22%) DB2
1 23 (6.22%) Oracle Database
2 21 (5.68%) Hadoop
3 20 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 20 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.35%) MySQL
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.54%) Power BI
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (10.00%) JIRA
2 33 (8.92%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.22%) Bitbucket
4 16 (4.32%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (2.70%) CA Gen
6 8 (2.16%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.89%) Introscope
7 7 (1.89%) Maven
8 6 (1.62%) ERwin
8 6 (1.62%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (1.62%) Subversion
9 5 (1.35%) Ant
9 5 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.08%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.81%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.81%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.81%) Hudson
11 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (16.49%) Finance
2 19 (5.14%) Banking
3 8 (2.16%) Law
4 6 (1.62%) Military
5 5 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (0.54%) Billing
6 2 (0.54%) Electronics
6 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Marketing
6 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.54%) Retail
6 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (12.43%) Architect
2 38 (10.27%) Analyst
3 37 (10.00%) Consultant
4 23 (6.22%) Developer
5 21 (5.68%) Cloud Architect
6 17 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
7 14 (3.78%) Monitoring Specialist
7 14 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (3.51%) AWS Architect
8 13 (3.51%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (2.97%) Monitoring Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Build Engineer
11 10 (2.70%) Network Analyst
12 9 (2.43%) Administrator
13 8 (2.16%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.16%) Requirements Engineer
13 8 (2.16%) ServiceNow Developer
14 7 (1.89%) Cloud Engineer
14 7 (1.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.65%) SOAP
2 23 (6.22%) RESTful
3 20 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (5.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 19 (5.14%) Middleware
5 17 (4.59%) Web Services
6 15 (4.05%) REST
7 12 (3.24%) SAML
8 10 (2.70%) HTML
8 10 (2.70%) XML
9 9 (2.43%) .NET
10 8 (2.16%) OAuth
11 7 (1.89%) SailPoint
12 6 (1.62%) JMS
12 6 (1.62%) Regular Expression
13 5 (1.35%) CSS
13 5 (1.35%) J2EE
13 5 (1.35%) JDBC
13 5 (1.35%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
14 4 (1.08%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.16%) Mainframe
2 38 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.57%) PKI
4 22 (5.95%) Data Centre
5 19 (5.14%) CMDB
6 15 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.78%) e-Health
7 14 (3.78%) iPad
8 12 (3.24%) Fat Client
8 12 (3.24%) Thin Client
9 11 (2.97%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.62%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.62%) IVR
11 5 (1.35%) DataPower
12 4 (1.08%) AS400
12 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.81%) LPAR
13 3 (0.81%) Replication
14 2 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 120 (32.43%) Windows
2 91 (24.59%) Linux
3 57 (15.41%) Unix
4 37 (10.00%) zOS
5 30 (8.11%) Windows Server
6 29 (7.84%) AIX
6 29 (7.84%) Solaris
7 28 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (6.49%) Windows 7
9 20 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (4.86%) HPUX
12 10 (2.70%) MVS
13 6 (1.62%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.62%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.81%) Android
15 2 (0.54%) OS/390
15 2 (0.54%) VME
16 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (26.49%) ITIL
2 73 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (14.05%) Service Management
4 44 (11.89%) DevOps
5 38 (10.27%) Scrum
6 35 (9.46%) Workflow
7 31 (8.38%) Incident Management
7 31 (8.38%) Performance Management
8 29 (7.84%) Project Management
9 27 (7.30%) Unit Testing
10 23 (6.22%) Change Management
10 23 (6.22%) PRINCE2
11 21 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
13 18 (4.86%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.59%) Application Performance Management
15 16 (4.32%) E-Commerce
15 16 (4.32%) Identity Access Management
15 16 (4.32%) Identity Management
15 16 (4.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 50 (13.51%) Java
2 47 (12.70%) SQL
3 37 (10.00%) Perl
4 22 (5.95%) PowerShell
5 20 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 14 (3.78%) Python
7 13 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.24%) VB
9 9 (2.43%) C++
10 8 (2.16%) C
11 6 (1.62%) Bourne shell
11 6 (1.62%) Jython
11 6 (1.62%) Korn
11 6 (1.62%) VBScript
12 5 (1.35%) C#
12 5 (1.35%) Ruby
13 4 (1.08%) REXX
13 4 (1.08%) RPG
13 4 (1.08%) RPG IV
14 3 (0.81%) JCL
Qualifications
1 76 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.11%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.03%) Degree
4 12 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (2.70%) CCNA
5 10 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.62%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.35%) MCSE
8 4 (1.08%) CIMA
8 4 (1.08%) MBA
8 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.08%) PMP
9 3 (0.81%) ACCA
9 3 (0.81%) IIBA
9 3 (0.81%) ISEB
9 3 (0.81%) MCITP
9 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.54%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.05%) SLA
2 11 (2.97%) QA
3 7 (1.89%) PMO
4 6 (1.62%) Def Stans
4 6 (1.62%) DO-178B
4 6 (1.62%) IEC 61508
4 6 (1.62%) ISO26262
4 6 (1.62%) MISRA
4 6 (1.62%) MISRA C
5 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.08%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.81%) GPG13
7 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.81%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) EMIR
9 1 (0.27%) GDPR
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 43 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.03%) Docker
3 24 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (4.05%) XenApp
4 15 (4.05%) XenDesktop
5 14 (3.78%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.51%) BitLocker
7 12 (3.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (1.89%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 4 (1.08%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (0.81%) ACF2
10 3 (0.81%) Firmware
10 3 (0.81%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 2 (0.54%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.54%) KVM
11 2 (0.54%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.54%) RACF
11 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (10.81%) Puppet
2 30 (8.11%) Tivoli
3 26 (7.03%) SCOM
4 25 (6.76%) CA Wily
5 24 (6.49%) Ansible
5 24 (6.49%) Terraform
6 21 (5.68%) Kubernetes
7 20 (5.41%) CA Service Virtualization
7 20 (5.41%) Consul
7 20 (5.41%) Packer
7 20 (5.41%) Rsyslog
7 20 (5.41%) yum
7 20 (5.41%) ZABBIX
8 18 (4.86%) SCCM
9 17 (4.59%) CA Spectrum
10 16 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (4.05%) CA Single Sign-On
11 15 (4.05%) OMEGAMON
11 15 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 14 (3.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 76 (20.54%) VMware
2 67 (18.11%) IBM
3 59 (15.95%) Microsoft
4 54 (14.59%) HP
5 51 (13.78%) Oracle
6 42 (11.35%) Cisco
7 37 (10.00%) BMC
8 36 (9.73%) Remedy
9 33 (8.92%) Atlassian
10 30 (8.11%) Splunk
10 30 (8.11%) Symantec
11 27 (7.30%) ServiceNow
12 26 (7.03%) CheckPoint
13 24 (6.49%) AppDynamics
14 19 (5.14%) SolarWinds
15 18 (4.86%) Citrix
15 18 (4.86%) Dynatrace
16 15 (4.05%) Nimsoft
16 15 (4.05%) Syncsort
17 14 (3.78%) CA Agile Central