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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 367 368
Rank change year-on-year -103 +1  
Contract jobs citing CA 140 308 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 1.27% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 177 162
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £532 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +16.89% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +56.52%  

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 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 14854 14365
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 831 1087
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

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 28 June 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 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 28 June 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 -63 118 £390 +4.00% 22
London +18 45 £278 -44.50% 6
South East +23 38 £475 +10.46% 5
Scotland -20 19 £433 -5.20%
Uxbridge +8 14 £70 - 1
South West -1 14 £370 -1.33% 4
Glasgow +5 12 £440 +10.00%
Hampshire -6 11 £525 +6.32%
Wiltshire +7 10 £450 +26.76% 2
North West +9 9 £385 -18.94% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 9 - - 1
Swindon - 8 - - 1
Edinburgh -15 7 £400 -15.78%
West Sussex - 7 - -
Berkshire +17 6 £301 -17.53% 2
Fareham -1 6 £525 -
Milton Keynes -11 6 - -
Gatwick - 6 - -
Cheshire +14 4 £350 - 1
East of England +2 4 £363 - 4
City of London -7 4 £200 -57.89% 2
Stockley Park - 4 £70 -
Tyne and Wear +14 3 £310 +10.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 3 £310 +10.71%
Surrey +7 3 £500 -16.00% 1
North East +6 3 £310 +10.71%
Maidenhead +2 3 - - 1
Leicester -1 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 £370 +1.36% 1
Leicestershire -8 3 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 74 (23.95%) Windows
2 60 (19.42%) Unix
3 59 (19.09%) ITIL
4 58 (18.77%) Linux
4 58 (18.77%) Finance
5 55 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (16.83%) IBM
7 48 (15.53%) Microsoft
8 47 (15.21%) HP
9 44 (14.24%) Security Cleared
10 43 (13.92%) VMware
10 43 (13.92%) Firewall
11 41 (13.27%) SC Cleared
12 40 (12.94%) Java
13 39 (12.62%) Remedy
14 38 (12.30%) Service Management
15 35 (11.33%) SQL
15 35 (11.33%) JIRA
16 32 (10.36%) Oracle
16 32 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (9.71%) Active Directory
17 30 (9.71%) Scrum
17 30 (9.71%) CA Wily
18 29 (9.39%) Banking
18 29 (9.39%) DevOps
19 28 (9.06%) Atlassian
20 27 (8.74%) Degree
20 27 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
21 26 (8.41%) SOAP
21 26 (8.41%) 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 15 (4.85%) Apache
2 13 (4.21%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (3.24%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.59%) CICS
5 8 (2.59%) SAS
6 7 (2.27%) MQSeries
6 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.94%) CMS
7 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.94%) JBoss
7 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.29%) Confluence
9 4 (1.29%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.97%) IIS
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (3.24%) CA PPM
3 4 (1.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.83%) IaaS
2 18 (5.83%) PaaS
3 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.24%) SaaS
4 6 (1.94%) Office 365
5 5 (1.62%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (1.29%) Boomi
6 4 (1.29%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.65%) Slack
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.92%) Firewall
2 20 (6.47%) Kerberos
3 18 (5.83%) SSL
4 17 (5.50%) Internet
5 16 (5.18%) VPN
6 15 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (4.53%) DNS
7 14 (4.53%) LDAP
8 13 (4.21%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.88%) WAN
10 11 (3.56%) LAN
11 10 (3.24%) MPLS
12 9 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.91%) FTP
12 9 (2.91%) Wireless
13 8 (2.59%) Cisco IPT
13 8 (2.59%) IP Telephony
13 8 (2.59%) SNMP
13 8 (2.59%) Unified Communications
14 7 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.18%) DB2
2 12 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.56%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.91%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.97%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.97%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (11.33%) JIRA
2 22 (7.12%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.47%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (3.56%) Bitbucket
5 10 (3.24%) Introscope
6 8 (2.59%) Selenium
6 8 (2.59%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.27%) Maven
8 5 (1.62%) Appium
8 5 (1.62%) CA Gen
8 5 (1.62%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.62%) Subversion
8 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.29%) Ant
9 4 (1.29%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.97%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.97%) ERwin
10 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (18.77%) Finance
2 29 (9.39%) Banking
3 14 (4.53%) Retail
4 11 (3.56%) Legal
5 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Law
7 3 (0.97%) Military
7 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (12.62%) Analyst
2 29 (9.39%) Architect
3 27 (8.74%) Consultant
4 19 (6.15%) Developer
5 15 (4.85%) Monitoring Specialist
5 15 (4.85%) Requirements Engineer
6 11 (3.56%) Automation Engineer
6 11 (3.56%) Security Analyst
7 10 (3.24%) Application Security Analyst
7 10 (3.24%) DOORS Engineer
7 10 (3.24%) QC Engineer
7 10 (3.24%) Service Desk Engineer
8 9 (2.91%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (2.59%) AWS Architect
9 8 (2.59%) Project Manager
9 8 (2.59%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.27%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.27%) SAP Consultant
10 7 (2.27%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.41%) SOAP
2 24 (7.77%) Middleware
3 18 (5.83%) RESTful
3 18 (5.83%) SAML
4 15 (4.85%) Web Services
5 14 (4.53%) .NET
6 11 (3.56%) SailPoint
6 11 (3.56%) XML
7 10 (3.24%) ISPF
7 10 (3.24%) REST
8 9 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (2.91%) HTML
9 8 (2.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (2.27%) J2EE
11 5 (1.62%) Java EE
11 5 (1.62%) JDBC
11 5 (1.62%) JMS
12 4 (1.29%) JSP
12 4 (1.29%) OAuth
12 4 (1.29%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.41%) PKI
3 23 (7.44%) Mainframe
4 17 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.91%) e-Health
7 8 (2.59%) Replication
7 8 (2.59%) Wiki
8 5 (1.62%) CMDB
9 4 (1.29%) AS400
9 4 (1.29%) Clustering
9 4 (1.29%) DataPower
9 4 (1.29%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.97%) LPAR
10 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.97%) User Experience
11 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 74 (23.95%) Windows
2 60 (19.42%) Unix
3 58 (18.77%) Linux
4 14 (4.53%) Solaris
4 14 (4.53%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.53%) zOS
5 11 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.24%) AIX
7 8 (2.59%) HPUX
7 8 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.97%) Android
10 3 (0.97%) CentOS
10 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.65%) MVS
12 1 (0.32%) SUSE
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.09%) ITIL
2 55 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (12.30%) Service Management
4 30 (9.71%) Scrum
5 29 (9.39%) DevOps
6 24 (7.77%) Incident Management
6 24 (7.77%) Performance Management
7 23 (7.44%) Coaching
7 23 (7.44%) Project Management
8 21 (6.80%) Information Security
9 19 (6.15%) Application Performance Management
9 19 (6.15%) Identity Access Management
9 19 (6.15%) Process Improvement
9 19 (6.15%) SDLC
9 19 (6.15%) Workflow
10 17 (5.50%) ITSM
10 17 (5.50%) Requirements Engineering
10 17 (5.50%) Requirements Management
10 17 (5.50%) Task Automation
11 16 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.94%) Java
2 35 (11.33%) SQL
3 21 (6.80%) Shell Script
4 17 (5.50%) Perl
5 13 (4.21%) C#
6 11 (3.56%) REXX
7 8 (2.59%) JCL
7 8 (2.59%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.27%) Assembly Language
8 7 (2.27%) CLIST
9 5 (1.62%) C++
9 5 (1.62%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.29%) Python
10 4 (1.29%) RPG
10 4 (1.29%) RPG IV
11 3 (0.97%) Jython
11 3 (0.97%) Scala
12 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 41 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.74%) Degree
4 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.94%) MCSE
6 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.29%) CCNA
7 4 (1.29%) MCITP
8 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.65%) CCIE
9 2 (0.65%) CCNP
9 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.65%) ISEB
10 1 (0.32%) CAPM
10 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.32%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.32%) EMCIE
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) SLA
2 14 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (2.91%) QA
4 8 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.29%) GPG13
5 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.29%) PMBOK
5 4 (1.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.97%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.97%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.97%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.97%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.97%) MISRA
6 3 (0.97%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.65%) GDPR
7 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.32%) MiFID
8 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.88%) Docker
3 10 (3.24%) Time Sharing Option
4 8 (2.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 7 (2.27%) RACF
5 7 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.29%) XenApp
8 3 (0.97%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.65%) vSphere
9 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.32%) ACF2
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (9.71%) CA Wily
2 24 (7.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 18 (5.83%) SCOM
4 17 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (5.18%) Puppet
6 15 (4.85%) Ansible
7 13 (4.21%) ServiceCenter
8 11 (3.56%) ZABBIX
9 10 (3.24%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (3.24%) HP Fortify
9 10 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (2.91%) CA Service Virtualization
10 9 (2.91%) Kubernetes
10 9 (2.91%) Terraform
10 9 (2.91%) Tivoli
11 8 (2.59%) Consul
11 8 (2.59%) Netcool
11 8 (2.59%) Packer
11 8 (2.59%) Rsyslog
11 8 (2.59%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (16.83%) IBM
2 48 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 47 (15.21%) HP
4 43 (13.92%) VMware
5 39 (12.62%) Remedy
6 32 (10.36%) Oracle
7 28 (9.06%) Atlassian
8 26 (8.41%) Cisco
9 24 (7.77%) ServiceNow
10 20 (6.47%) BMC
10 20 (6.47%) Nimsoft
11 19 (6.15%) Dynatrace
12 18 (5.83%) CA Agile Central
13 16 (5.18%) AppDynamics
13 16 (5.18%) Peregrine
14 14 (4.53%) SAP
15 13 (4.21%) CheckPoint
16 12 (3.88%) SolarWinds
17 11 (3.56%) Informatica
18 10 (3.24%) Apple
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