Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 624 422 418
Rank change year-on-year -202 -4 +69
Contract jobs citing CA 265 557 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 1.17% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 363 290
UK median daily rate £440 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +2.78% +14.21%
10th Percentile £91 £285 £300
90th Percentile £650 £560 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 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% +1.09%

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 43983 47802 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 45.34% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27338 29209 28805
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £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 1473 1700 2082
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.20 £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 22 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 22 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 -170 229 £475 +3.26% 16
UK excluding London -172 165 £440 -2.22% 6
London -46 98 £450 -10.00% 10
South East -25 49 £408 -9.44% 3
Scotland -49 34 £350 -26.32%
South West +9 27 £438 +23.24%
East of England +5 22 £320 -32.63% 1
North of England -75 22 £610 +48.78%
Yorkshire +14 16 £610 +74.29%
Midlands -29 11 £575 +21.05% 2
North West -32 11 £610 +28.42%
North East -19 7 £610 +84.85%
West Midlands -17 6 £625 +31.58% 1
East Midlands -10 5 £525 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 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 80 (30.19%) Finance
2 69 (26.04%) Windows
3 67 (25.28%) ITIL
4 64 (24.15%) SQL
5 52 (19.62%) Unix
6 51 (19.25%) Linux
7 48 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (16.23%) Banking
9 42 (15.85%) PKI
9 42 (15.85%) Microsoft
9 42 (15.85%) Shell Script
10 38 (14.34%) Oracle
11 37 (13.96%) IBM
11 37 (13.96%) Middleware
12 36 (13.58%) Remedy
13 35 (13.21%) Firewall
14 33 (12.45%) Active Directory
14 33 (12.45%) Python
15 32 (12.08%) Perl
15 32 (12.08%) Cisco
15 32 (12.08%) VMware
15 32 (12.08%) JIRA
16 31 (11.70%) Service Management
16 31 (11.70%) SSL
17 28 (10.57%) Kerberos
17 28 (10.57%) Information Security
17 28 (10.57%) Jenkins
18 27 (10.19%) BMC
19 26 (9.81%) HP
19 26 (9.81%) Microsoft Office

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 (7.92%) SAS
2 20 (7.55%) Apache
3 17 (6.42%) CICS
4 16 (6.04%) IIS
5 15 (5.66%) MQSeries
5 15 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 15 (5.66%) WebSphere
6 12 (4.53%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.77%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.02%) Confluence
8 8 (3.02%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.64%) JBoss
10 6 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.89%) nginx
12 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.51%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.51%) Skype for Business
13 3 (1.13%) CMS
13 3 (1.13%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 26 (9.81%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (8.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.53%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (8.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.26%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.75%) Primavera
3 2 (0.75%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.77%) IaaS
1 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.64%) PaaS
3 5 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (1.89%) BlazeMeter
3 5 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
4 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.75%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.21%) Firewall
2 31 (11.70%) SSL
3 28 (10.57%) Kerberos
4 17 (6.42%) Internet
4 17 (6.42%) LAN
4 17 (6.42%) WAN
5 15 (5.66%) SSH
6 11 (4.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (4.15%) HTTP
7 10 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (3.77%) LDAP
7 10 (3.77%) Wireless
8 9 (3.40%) NetScaler
8 9 (3.40%) VPN
9 7 (2.64%) Network Security
10 6 (2.26%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.89%) IPsec
11 5 (1.89%) MPLS
11 5 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.92%) Relational Database
2 20 (7.55%) DB2
3 16 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.04%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 14 (5.28%) Hadoop
6 12 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.15%) Big Data
8 10 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.77%) MongoDB
9 9 (3.40%) Couchbase
10 8 (3.02%) CouchDB
11 6 (2.26%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.26%) Data Lake
11 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.26%) HBase
11 6 (2.26%) Pentaho
12 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (12.08%) JIRA
2 28 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.04%) Maven
4 15 (5.66%) SoapUI
5 14 (5.28%) Selenium
6 13 (4.91%) Ant
7 12 (4.53%) Git (software)
7 12 (4.53%) JMeter
8 11 (4.15%) JUnit
9 10 (3.77%) ERwin
9 10 (3.77%) Visual Studio
10 9 (3.40%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.02%) Gradle
11 8 (3.02%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.26%) Subversion
13 5 (1.89%) Appium
13 5 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.89%) GitLab
14 4 (1.51%) Introscope
14 4 (1.51%) ProC
General
1 80 (30.19%) Finance
2 43 (16.23%) Banking
3 24 (9.06%) Retail
4 9 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.02%) Legal
6 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.89%) Automotive
7 5 (1.89%) French Language
8 3 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.75%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) German Language
10 1 (0.38%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (12.08%) Analyst
2 25 (9.43%) Developer
3 20 (7.55%) Consultant
3 20 (7.55%) Service Desk Engineer
4 18 (6.79%) Architect
5 15 (5.66%) Network Engineer
6 13 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (3.77%) Monitoring Engineer
8 9 (3.40%) Data Architect
8 9 (3.40%) Information Officer
8 9 (3.40%) Information Security Officer
8 9 (3.40%) Security Officer
9 8 (3.02%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (2.64%) Programmer
10 7 (2.64%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.64%) Scala Developer
10 7 (2.64%) Security Analyst
10 7 (2.64%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.26%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.96%) Middleware
2 25 (9.43%) SOAP
3 24 (9.06%) SAML
3 24 (9.06%) XML
4 23 (8.68%) HTML
5 18 (6.79%) Web Services
6 17 (6.42%) REST
7 15 (5.66%) ISPF
7 15 (5.66%) RESTful
8 13 (4.91%) .NET
8 13 (4.91%) CSS
9 11 (4.15%) JPA
10 10 (3.77%) HTML5
10 10 (3.77%) J2EE
10 10 (3.77%) Java EE
11 9 (3.40%) Ajax
11 9 (3.40%) JAXB
11 9 (3.40%) JAX-RS
11 9 (3.40%) JAX-WS
11 9 (3.40%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.85%) PKI
2 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.42%) Mainframe
4 16 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.15%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.02%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.64%) DataPower
8 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.89%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.89%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.51%) HP Storage
10 4 (1.51%) Wiki
11 3 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.13%) User Experience
12 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.04%) Windows
2 52 (19.62%) Unix
3 51 (19.25%) Linux
4 18 (6.79%) Windows Server
5 16 (6.04%) zOS
6 8 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.51%) CentOS
10 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.13%) Solaris
10 3 (1.13%) SUSE
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.28%) ITIL
2 48 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.70%) Service Management
4 28 (10.57%) Information Security
5 24 (9.06%) ITSM
6 23 (8.68%) DevOps
6 23 (8.68%) ITIL V3
7 21 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (7.55%) Chat Support
8 20 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 20 (7.55%) Knowledge Management
9 19 (7.17%) Configuration Management
9 19 (7.17%) Security Management
10 18 (6.79%) TDD
11 17 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (6.42%) People Management
12 16 (6.04%) Project Planning
13 15 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (5.66%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (5.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (24.15%) SQL
2 42 (15.85%) Shell Script
3 33 (12.45%) Python
4 32 (12.08%) Perl
5 24 (9.06%) Java
6 23 (8.68%) JavaScript
7 19 (7.17%) REXX
8 16 (6.04%) JCL
9 15 (5.66%) Assembly Language
9 15 (5.66%) CLIST
10 11 (4.15%) C#
10 11 (4.15%) Ruby
11 8 (3.02%) VBScript
12 7 (2.64%) Groovy
12 7 (2.64%) PHP
13 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.89%) C++
14 4 (1.51%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.51%) Scala
14 4 (1.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.66%) Degree
4 7 (2.64%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.51%) MCSE
6 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.13%) CCNP
7 3 (1.13%) MCP
8 2 (0.75%) CCDA
8 2 (0.75%) CCDE
8 2 (0.75%) CCDP
8 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.38%) CISA
9 1 (0.38%) CISM
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.38%) CWNA
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.53%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.40%) QA
2 9 (3.40%) SLA
3 8 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.75%) GDPR
5 2 (0.75%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.75%) PMO
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (12.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 15 (5.66%) RACF
2 15 (5.66%) Time Sharing Option
3 11 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.13%) Docker
6 3 (1.13%) vCloud
6 3 (1.13%) XenApp
6 3 (1.13%) XenServer
7 2 (0.75%) Firmware
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.38%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (9.81%) CA Single Sign-On
2 23 (8.68%) ServiceCenter
3 20 (7.55%) Ansible
4 15 (5.66%) zSecure
5 11 (4.15%) CA Service Virtualization
5 11 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.15%) Puppet
6 10 (3.77%) Nagios
6 10 (3.77%) SCCM
7 9 (3.40%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (2.64%) SCOM
8 7 (2.64%) Tivoli
9 6 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.89%) Cacti
10 5 (1.89%) Graylog
10 5 (1.89%) HP Fortify
10 5 (1.89%) logstash
10 5 (1.89%) Rundeck
10 5 (1.89%) Unicenter
11 4 (1.51%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 42 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.34%) Oracle
3 37 (13.96%) IBM
4 36 (13.58%) Remedy
5 32 (12.08%) Cisco
5 32 (12.08%) VMware
6 27 (10.19%) BMC
7 26 (9.81%) HP
8 23 (8.68%) Peregrine
9 20 (7.55%) Apple
9 20 (7.55%) Splunk
10 15 (5.66%) Nimsoft
10 15 (5.66%) Sybase
11 13 (4.91%) CheckPoint
12 11 (4.15%) Informatica
12 11 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.77%) CA Agile Central
13 10 (3.77%) Citrix
14 9 (3.40%) F5
14 9 (3.40%) SAP