Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 642 463
Rank change year-on-year +103 -179 -34
Contract jobs citing CA 393 251 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.24% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.58% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 164 315
UK median daily rate £453 £483 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.22% +1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £258 £300
90th Percentile £650 £657 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 5
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -23.81% +114.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £42.75
90th Percentile £41.00 £42.63 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -23.81% +123.40%

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 44,054 43,603 46,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.28% 42.24% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,401 27,332 28,513
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £234 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,621 1,401 1,701
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.71 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.78 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.16% +1.68% -2.94%

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 15 December 2018.

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 16 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 15 December 2018. 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 +94 339 £450 -14.29% 41
UK excluding London +50 234 £450 - 31
London +49 147 £543 +3.33% 15
South East +38 94 £450 +2.86% 9
North of England -10 33 £475 -22.13% 7
South West -23 29 £425 - 7
Wales - 25 £500 - 3
Scotland -7 23 £450 +69.81% 1
East of England -1 22 £425 +32.81% 3
North West 0 18 £435 -28.69% 6
Yorkshire -17 16 £481 -21.11% 1
Midlands -26 6 - -
West Midlands -27 5 - -
Isle of Man - 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - -
North East -9 1 £525 -13.93%

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 107 (27.23%) Windows
2 91 (23.16%) Finance
3 85 (21.63%) Microsoft
4 76 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (18.07%) Java
5 71 (18.07%) SQL
6 69 (17.56%) Unix
7 68 (17.30%) Linux
8 61 (15.52%) ITIL
8 61 (15.52%) Security Cleared
9 59 (15.01%) Project Management
10 55 (13.99%) BMC
11 54 (13.74%) PKI
12 47 (11.96%) CA Single Sign-On
13 46 (11.70%) LDAP
14 45 (11.45%) Python
14 45 (11.45%) SOAP
14 45 (11.45%) Banking
15 44 (11.20%) Active Directory
15 44 (11.20%) Migration
16 43 (10.94%) VMware
16 43 (10.94%) Oracle
17 39 (9.92%) IBM
17 39 (9.92%) ServiceNow
17 39 (9.92%) Data Centre
17 39 (9.92%) Single Sign-On
18 37 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
18 37 (9.41%) Jenkins
18 37 (9.41%) SAML
19 36 (9.16%) Cisco

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 25 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.82%) IIS
4 14 (3.56%) Apache
5 13 (3.31%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.80%) nginx
6 11 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (2.54%) CICS
8 7 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.53%) NetWeaver
10 5 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.02%) JBoss
11 4 (1.02%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.02%) SAS
11 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (3.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (3.82%) CA PPM
3 6 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.76%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.51%) Primavera
5 2 (0.51%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.58%) Apigee
3 17 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.82%) IaaS
4 15 (3.82%) PaaS
5 14 (3.56%) Office 365
6 7 (1.78%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.76%) SaaS
7 3 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.51%) Boomi
9 1 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.14%) Kerberos
2 27 (6.87%) Firewall
3 23 (5.85%) SSL
4 21 (5.34%) Network Security
5 17 (4.33%) BIG-IP
5 17 (4.33%) DNS
6 15 (3.82%) WAN
7 14 (3.56%) HTTP
7 14 (3.56%) LAN
7 14 (3.56%) NetScaler
8 13 (3.31%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.05%) SNMP
10 10 (2.54%) BGP
11 9 (2.29%) FTP
11 9 (2.29%) HTTPS
11 9 (2.29%) MPLS
12 8 (2.04%) Skype
13 6 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (1.53%) OSPF
14 5 (1.27%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.09%) Oracle Database
2 12 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
2 12 (3.05%) Oracle Exadata
2 12 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.29%) Big Data
3 9 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.78%) DB2
4 7 (1.78%) MySQL
5 5 (1.27%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.76%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.76%) Easytrieve
6 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.76%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 37 (9.41%) Jenkins
2 26 (6.62%) JIRA
3 24 (6.11%) CA Gen
4 23 (5.85%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.82%) Selenium
6 12 (3.05%) HP UFT
7 10 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.29%) SoapUI
8 9 (2.29%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.78%) Introscope
9 7 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.53%) ERwin
10 6 (1.53%) JMeter
11 5 (1.27%) Maven
11 5 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.02%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.76%) Appium
14 2 (0.51%) Gatling
14 2 (0.51%) Protractor
14 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 91 (23.16%) Finance
2 45 (11.45%) Banking
3 11 (2.80%) Legal
4 10 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.27%) Electronics
7 5 (1.27%) Marketing
8 4 (1.02%) French Language
9 3 (0.76%) Retail
10 2 (0.51%) Danish Language
10 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (13.49%) Developer
2 50 (12.72%) Analyst
3 46 (11.70%) Architect
4 21 (5.34%) Consultant
5 20 (5.09%) CA Gen Developer
6 19 (4.83%) Security Architect
7 17 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 16 (4.07%) Firewall Engineer
9 15 (3.82%) Applications Architect
10 14 (3.56%) Applications Support
11 13 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.05%) Security Engineer
13 11 (2.80%) CyberArk Engineer
13 11 (2.80%) Monitoring Engineer
14 10 (2.54%) Coordinator
14 10 (2.54%) Lead Architect
14 10 (2.54%) Project Coordinator
14 10 (2.54%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.54%) Technical Leader
15 9 (2.29%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.70%) LDAP
2 45 (11.45%) SOAP
3 37 (9.41%) SAML
4 36 (9.16%) REST
5 30 (7.63%) Web Services
6 25 (6.36%) .NET
6 25 (6.36%) WCF
7 21 (5.34%) XML
8 16 (4.07%) SailPoint
9 15 (3.82%) Rendezvous
10 14 (3.56%) RESTful
11 13 (3.31%) COM+
11 13 (3.31%) DCOM
12 12 (3.05%) ISPF
12 12 (3.05%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 11 (2.80%) HTML
13 11 (2.80%) Middleware
13 11 (2.80%) SPNEGO
14 10 (2.54%) OAuth
15 9 (2.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.74%) PKI
2 39 (9.92%) Data Centre
3 34 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.58%) Public Cloud
4 18 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.82%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.04%) CMDB
7 8 (2.04%) DataPower
7 8 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.04%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.78%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.78%) Replication
8 7 (1.78%) Robotics
8 7 (1.78%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.02%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.02%) VSAM
11 3 (0.76%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.51%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 107 (27.23%) Windows
2 69 (17.56%) Unix
3 68 (17.30%) Linux
4 30 (7.63%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.07%) zOS
8 13 (3.31%) SUSE
9 11 (2.80%) AIX
10 8 (2.04%) CentOS
10 8 (2.04%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.76%) OS/2
12 2 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (15.52%) ITIL
3 59 (15.01%) Project Management
4 44 (11.20%) Migration
5 37 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (7.89%) Scrum
7 30 (7.63%) Analytics
7 30 (7.63%) Identity Access Management
8 29 (7.38%) DevOps
9 25 (6.36%) Identity Management
10 24 (6.11%) Collaborative Working
10 24 (6.11%) Service Management
11 20 (5.09%) ITSM
11 20 (5.09%) Privileged Access Management
11 20 (5.09%) Source Code Analysis
12 19 (4.83%) Change Management
12 19 (4.83%) Problem Management
12 19 (4.83%) Programme Management
12 19 (4.83%) Technical Analysis
12 19 (4.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.07%) Java
1 71 (18.07%) SQL
2 45 (11.45%) Python
3 29 (7.38%) Shell Script
4 27 (6.87%) PowerShell
5 25 (6.36%) C++
6 23 (5.85%) C#
7 15 (3.82%) JCL
8 12 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.80%) Perl
10 10 (2.54%) VB
11 8 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.04%) C
11 8 (2.04%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.78%) ABAP
12 7 (1.78%) Korn
12 7 (1.78%) PHP
13 6 (1.53%) REXX
14 4 (1.02%) Groovy
14 4 (1.02%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 61 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.38%) Degree
4 21 (5.34%) CCSA
5 19 (4.83%) CCSE
6 17 (4.33%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.53%) CCNA
9 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.02%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.02%) CISM
10 4 (1.02%) CISSP
10 4 (1.02%) MCSE
11 3 (0.76%) CCNP
11 3 (0.76%) MCTS
11 3 (0.76%) PMP
11 3 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.34%) QA
2 19 (4.83%) PMO
3 14 (3.56%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.04%) SLA
5 2 (0.51%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.51%) HAZOP
5 2 (0.51%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.25%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.25%) PSD2
System Software
1 44 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (4.83%) XenDesktop
5 13 (3.31%) XenApp
6 12 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (3.05%) Time Sharing Option
6 12 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.54%) Firmware
8 9 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.78%) vSphere
11 6 (1.53%) Docker
11 6 (1.53%) RACF
12 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.25%) HDFS
13 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (11.96%) CA Single Sign-On
2 39 (9.92%) Single Sign-On
3 24 (6.11%) CA Spectrum
4 22 (5.60%) Puppet
5 20 (5.09%) HP Fortify
6 18 (4.58%) CA Service Virtualization
6 18 (4.58%) FortiGate
7 14 (3.56%) Terraform
8 13 (3.31%) Ansible
9 11 (2.80%) SCCM
10 8 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.53%) Control-M
11 6 (1.53%) Packer
12 5 (1.27%) CA Wily
12 5 (1.27%) Cacti
12 5 (1.27%) HP SIM
12 5 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
13 4 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (1.02%) OMEGAMON
13 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (21.63%) Microsoft
2 55 (13.99%) BMC
3 43 (10.94%) Oracle
3 43 (10.94%) VMware
4 39 (9.92%) IBM
4 39 (9.92%) ServiceNow
5 36 (9.16%) Cisco
6 33 (8.40%) Remedy
7 27 (6.87%) Red Hat
8 25 (6.36%) Citrix
8 25 (6.36%) F5
8 25 (6.36%) SAP
9 19 (4.83%) CheckPoint
10 18 (4.58%) Axway
10 18 (4.58%) TIBCO
11 17 (4.33%) Blue Coat
11 17 (4.33%) Juniper
11 17 (4.33%) Palo Alto
12 16 (4.07%) ForgeRock
13 14 (3.56%) CyberArk