Period
to 16 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 626 483 629
Rank change year-on-year -143 +146 -67
Contract jobs citing CA 189 101 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.59% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 58 80
10th Percentile £400 £363 £313
25th Percentile £451 £389 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £486 £513
Median % change year-on-year +13.11% -5.21% +14.00%
75th Percentile £673 £566 £591
90th Percentile £768 £591 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £410 £500
% change year-on-year +17.68% -18.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
10th Percentile £31.60 £51.30 "
25th Percentile £44.22 £51.75 £44.43
Median hourly rate £67.50 £53.00 £48.85
Median % change year-on-year +27.36% +8.50% +19.15%
75th Percentile £73.47 £53.75 £53.28
90th Percentile £75.69 £53.90 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.46 - -

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 33,532 17,206 31,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 42.73% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,958 10,979 20,004
10th Percentile £264 £250 £220
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £503 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £613 £566 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 922 602 1,297
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.28 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.73 £14.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.38 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -17.95% +30.35% +7.32%
75th Percentile £43.75 £46.94 £37.50
90th Percentile £62.15 £61.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.27% +19.43% +6.06%

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 16 January 2022.

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 16 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for CA in the UK

CA
Top 13 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 January 2022. 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 -106 166 £570 +26.67% 24
London -95 111 £600 +29.73% 13
Work from Home -159 41 £500 -9.09% 2
UK excluding London -139 33 £483 +17.68% 17
South East -72 14 £570 +42.50% 2
North of England -76 7 £413 +4.56% 4
West Midlands -53 5 £458 +22.82%
Midlands -70 5 £458 +22.82% 2
North West -40 4 £375 -24.62% 1
Yorkshire -48 3 £500 +53.85% 1
Scotland -51 3 £563 - 6
South West - 3 £408 -
East of England - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, 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 50 (26.46%) VMware
2 42 (22.22%) Finance
3 41 (21.69%) Kubernetes
4 38 (20.11%) OAuth
4 38 (20.11%) SSL
4 38 (20.11%) IBM
5 36 (19.05%) Linux
6 35 (18.52%) PaaS
6 35 (18.52%) DevOps
6 35 (18.52%) Key Management
7 34 (17.99%) vCloud
7 34 (17.99%) OpenStack
7 34 (17.99%) PKI
7 34 (17.99%) SQL
8 32 (16.93%) Firewall
8 32 (16.93%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (16.40%) DNS
10 30 (15.87%) Social Skills
11 29 (15.34%) Active Directory
12 28 (14.81%) Docker
13 27 (14.29%) Mainframe
13 27 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 27 (14.29%) Java
13 27 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
14 26 (13.76%) zOS
15 25 (13.23%) Telecoms
15 25 (13.23%) JCL
15 25 (13.23%) Windows
15 25 (13.23%) IaaS

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 34 (17.99%) OpenStack
2 18 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (8.47%) nginx
4 11 (5.82%) SAS
4 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.65%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.12%) CICS
6 4 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.06%) Apache
7 2 (1.06%) Confluence
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.06%) IIS
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) CMS
8 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (2.65%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.12%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.12%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (2.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.52%) PaaS
2 25 (13.23%) IaaS
3 23 (12.17%) AWS
4 21 (11.11%) SaaS
5 20 (10.58%) Azure
6 16 (8.47%) GCP
7 13 (6.88%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (3.17%) Amazon S3
10 6 (3.17%) Serverless
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (2.65%) Amazon EKS
11 5 (2.65%) Route 53
12 4 (2.12%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (2.12%) Apigee
12 4 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (2.12%) AWS Step Functions
13 3 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.11%) SSL
2 32 (16.93%) Firewall
3 31 (16.40%) DNS
4 22 (11.64%) VPN
5 20 (10.58%) IKE
5 20 (10.58%) IPsec
6 9 (4.76%) NetScaler
6 9 (4.76%) WAN
7 8 (4.23%) LAN
7 8 (4.23%) Network Security
8 7 (3.70%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.17%) DHCP
10 4 (2.12%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.12%) FTP
10 4 (2.12%) Internet
10 4 (2.12%) SMS
10 4 (2.12%) SNA
11 2 (1.06%) OSPF
11 2 (1.06%) SMTP
11 2 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) Couchbase
2 14 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 14 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.41%) MySQL
2 14 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.29%) DB2
5 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.06%) Redis
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospike
9 1 (0.53%) DataStage
9 1 (0.53%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.53%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (10.58%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (7.41%) IntelliJ
5 10 (5.29%) Gradle
6 6 (3.17%) JIRA
6 6 (3.17%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (2.12%) webpack
8 3 (1.59%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.59%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.59%) Postman
8 3 (1.59%) Selenium
9 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.06%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.06%) JMeter
9 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.06%) Mockito
9 2 (1.06%) Rational Robot
9 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (22.22%) Finance
2 30 (15.87%) Social Skills
3 25 (13.23%) Telecoms
4 24 (12.70%) Games
5 17 (8.99%) Banking
6 14 (7.41%) Investment Banking
7 10 (5.29%) Public Sector
8 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.65%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.59%) Automotive
10 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.06%) Front Office
11 2 (1.06%) Marketing
11 2 (1.06%) Retail
12 1 (0.53%) Billing
12 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.53%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (14.81%) Architect
2 26 (13.76%) Security Engineer
3 20 (10.58%) Security Architect
4 18 (9.52%) Consultant
4 18 (9.52%) Developer
5 17 (8.99%) Programmer
6 16 (8.47%) Analyst
6 16 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 16 (8.47%) Systems Programmer
7 15 (7.94%) Design Engineer
8 14 (7.41%) Lead Architect
8 14 (7.41%) Lead Security Architect
9 12 (6.35%) z/OS Systems Programmer
10 10 (5.29%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (5.29%) Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (5.29%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
12 8 (4.23%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
12 8 (4.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.11%) OAuth
2 23 (12.17%) OAuth2
3 18 (9.52%) gRPC
4 15 (7.94%) JWT
5 14 (7.41%) ISPF
5 14 (7.41%) Kafka
5 14 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (5.82%) Spring Boot
7 10 (5.29%) Spring
8 9 (4.76%) LDAP
9 8 (4.23%) SOAP
10 7 (3.70%) RESTful
11 5 (2.65%) CSS
11 5 (2.65%) Node.js
11 5 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (2.65%) React
11 5 (2.65%) REST
11 5 (2.65%) XML
12 4 (2.12%) GraphQL
12 4 (2.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.99%) PKI
2 27 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 20 (10.58%) Private Cloud
4 10 (5.29%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.23%) VSAM
6 7 (3.70%) Legacy Systems
6 7 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.17%) CMDB
8 5 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.12%) Blog
9 4 (2.12%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.12%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.12%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (2.12%) LPAR
9 4 (2.12%) Oracle Exalytics
10 3 (1.59%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.06%) BYOD
11 2 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.05%) Linux
2 26 (13.76%) zOS
3 25 (13.23%) Windows
4 15 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 14 (7.41%) Debian
6 13 (6.88%) Unix
7 7 (3.70%) AIX
8 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (2.12%) MVS
10 4 (2.12%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.52%) DevOps
1 35 (18.52%) Key Management
2 32 (16.93%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 23 (12.17%) Data Loss Prevention
6 21 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 20 (10.58%) Password Management
7 20 (10.58%) Validation
7 20 (10.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (10.05%) Data Protection
9 18 (9.52%) ITIL
10 17 (8.99%) Backlog Management
10 17 (8.99%) Scrum
10 17 (8.99%) TDD
11 16 (8.47%) SDLC
12 14 (7.41%) Clean Code
12 14 (7.41%) Database Security
12 14 (7.41%) Observability
12 14 (7.41%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.99%) SQL
2 27 (14.29%) Java
3 25 (13.23%) JCL
4 15 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.94%) REXX
5 12 (6.35%) Assembly Language
6 6 (3.17%) CLIST
6 6 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.17%) Perl
6 6 (3.17%) Python
7 5 (2.65%) C#
8 4 (2.12%) COBOL
9 3 (1.59%) Java 8
10 2 (1.06%) Bash
10 2 (1.06%) Java 11
10 2 (1.06%) PHP
10 2 (1.06%) PL/1
10 2 (1.06%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.41%) CIMA
3 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.76%) DBS Check
5 7 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) CCIE
6 4 (2.12%) CCIE Security
6 4 (2.12%) CISSP
6 4 (2.12%) Degree
7 3 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.06%) CCNA
8 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CCNP
9 1 (0.53%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.53%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.53%) MCSA
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) GAAP
1 13 (6.88%) IFRS
2 7 (3.70%) QA
3 5 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.06%) PMO
5 2 (1.06%) SLA
6 1 (0.53%) GDPR
6 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 34 (17.99%) vCloud
2 29 (15.34%) Active Directory
3 28 (14.81%) Docker
4 20 (10.58%) VMware Workstation
5 16 (8.47%) Time Sharing Option
6 12 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (5.29%) RACF
8 4 (2.12%) ACF2
8 4 (2.12%) SRDF
9 3 (1.59%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.59%) vSphere
10 2 (1.06%) Firmware
10 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 1 (0.53%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 41 (21.69%) Kubernetes
2 24 (12.70%) Ansible
3 16 (8.47%) HAProxy
4 15 (7.94%) Consul
4 15 (7.94%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (7.41%) Fluentd
5 14 (7.41%) Grafana
5 14 (7.41%) Prometheus
5 14 (7.41%) Terraform
5 14 (7.41%) ZABBIX
6 9 (4.76%) CA Single Sign-On
7 8 (4.23%) OMEGAMON
8 7 (3.70%) CASB
8 7 (3.70%) WSUS
9 6 (3.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (2.65%) CA Service Virtualization
11 4 (2.12%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (2.12%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (2.12%) zSecure
Vendors
1 50 (26.46%) VMware
2 38 (20.11%) IBM
3 27 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.05%) Oracle
5 17 (8.99%) CA Agile Central
6 15 (7.94%) CyberArk
7 14 (7.41%) McAfee
7 14 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 14 (7.41%) Sonatype
8 11 (5.82%) SAP
9 10 (5.29%) Citrix
9 10 (5.29%) EMC
9 10 (5.29%) Splunk
10 8 (4.23%) HP
10 8 (4.23%) Symantec
11 7 (3.70%) F5
12 6 (3.17%) Cisco
12 6 (3.17%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.17%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.65%) Juniper