Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 574 388
Rank change year-on-year +18 -186 +57
Contract jobs citing CA 348 277 660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 0.66% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 162 435
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £313 £88 £264
90th Percentile £625 £688 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
UK median hourly rate £62.50 - £35.75
10th Percentile £42.85 - £17.76
90th Percentile £87.35 - £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.75

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 43,004 41,911 49,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 43.84% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,753 25,640 30,139
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,381 1,633
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.55 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% -5.71% +1.63%

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 14 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CA over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CA in the UK

CA
Top 15 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 14 August 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 +26 300 £475 -1.55% 27
UK excluding London -5 195 £450 +4.05% 20
London +30 147 £543 -1.36% 12
South East -31 68 £450 -5.26% 5
North of England +28 62 £494 -19.06% 6
North West +3 30 £538 -11.89% 2
Yorkshire +6 28 £500 -18.03% 3
Scotland -44 27 £425 +0.77% 2
Wales -5 15 £500 -4.76% 3
South West -11 14 £350 -5.41% 1
North East -8 5 £275 -54.92% 1
Midlands -8 3 £550 - 3
East of England -13 3 - -
West Midlands -20 3 £550 - 3
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 89 (25.57%) Unix
2 87 (25.00%) Linux
3 79 (22.70%) Finance
4 66 (18.97%) Security Cleared
5 64 (18.39%) Oracle
6 62 (17.82%) Java
7 60 (17.24%) IBM
8 59 (16.95%) Windows
9 54 (15.52%) ITIL
10 53 (15.23%) Python
10 53 (15.23%) Microsoft
11 52 (14.94%) SQL
12 51 (14.66%) SOAP
12 51 (14.66%) BMC
12 51 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (14.37%) REST
14 47 (13.51%) CA Single Sign-On
15 43 (12.36%) Web Services
16 41 (11.78%) Banking
16 41 (11.78%) ServiceNow
17 38 (10.92%) Puppet
17 38 (10.92%) Migration
18 37 (10.63%) SC Cleared
18 37 (10.63%) DevOps
18 37 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (9.77%) Identity Access Management
19 34 (9.77%) VMware
20 32 (9.20%) Cisco
20 32 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
21 31 (8.91%) Degree

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 29 (8.33%) Apache
2 25 (7.18%) WebSphere
3 18 (5.17%) IIS
4 15 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 14 (4.02%) JBoss
6 13 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (3.45%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (3.16%) nginx
8 11 (3.16%) SAS
9 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.30%) CICS
11 4 (1.15%) PowerExchange
12 3 (0.86%) Confluence
12 3 (0.86%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (4.31%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.74%) CA PPM
1 13 (3.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.57%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 2 (0.57%) Primavera
2 2 (0.57%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.16%) PaaS
4 10 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (2.59%) IaaS
6 6 (1.72%) Office 365
7 3 (0.86%) GitHub
7 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.29%) Boomi
9 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.62%) Firewall
1 30 (8.62%) SSL
2 27 (7.76%) Kerberos
3 17 (4.89%) WAN
4 16 (4.60%) MPLS
5 15 (4.31%) BGP
6 12 (3.45%) SSH
7 11 (3.16%) Network Security
8 6 (1.72%) BIG-IP
8 6 (1.72%) HTTP
8 6 (1.72%) SAN
8 6 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.15%) DNS
10 4 (1.15%) SMS
10 4 (1.15%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.86%) DHCP
11 3 (0.86%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.86%) Internet
11 3 (0.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 15 (4.31%) Big Data
3 13 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.87%) DB2
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (2.30%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.30%) HBase
7 8 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.30%) Pentaho
7 8 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.72%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.72%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.15%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 26 (7.47%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.60%) JIRA
3 15 (4.31%) ERwin
4 14 (4.02%) SoapUI
5 13 (3.74%) CA Gen
6 8 (2.30%) Introscope
6 8 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (2.30%) Selenium
7 7 (2.01%) Maven
7 7 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.72%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (1.44%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.15%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.86%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.86%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (0.86%) JMeter
General
1 79 (22.70%) Finance
2 41 (11.78%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Legal
3 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.86%) Electronics
6 3 (0.86%) French Language
6 3 (0.86%) Marketing
7 2 (0.57%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (14.37%) Architect
2 43 (12.36%) Developer
3 32 (9.20%) Analyst
4 25 (7.18%) Consultant
5 16 (4.60%) Java Developer
6 15 (4.31%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.02%) Lead Developer
8 13 (3.74%) Lead Java Developer
9 12 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (3.45%) CyberArk Engineer
9 12 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (3.45%) Security Architect
9 12 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 11 (3.16%) Technical Leader
11 10 (2.87%) Administrator
11 10 (2.87%) CA Gen Developer
11 10 (2.87%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.59%) Data Architect
12 9 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.66%) SOAP
2 50 (14.37%) REST
3 43 (12.36%) Web Services
4 28 (8.05%) LDAP
4 28 (8.05%) SAML
5 25 (7.18%) Middleware
6 24 (6.90%) SailPoint
7 23 (6.61%) XML
8 19 (5.46%) WCF
9 17 (4.89%) Java EE
10 14 (4.02%) Spring
10 14 (4.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 13 (3.74%) JMS
11 13 (3.74%) SPNEGO
12 12 (3.45%) .NET
13 11 (3.16%) JSON
13 11 (3.16%) Rendezvous
13 11 (3.16%) RESTful
14 8 (2.30%) XSD
15 7 (2.01%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.33%) PKI
3 18 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.60%) Mainframe
5 14 (4.02%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.87%) DataPower
6 10 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.01%) Replication
8 4 (1.15%) e-Health
8 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.15%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 89 (25.57%) Unix
2 87 (25.00%) Linux
3 59 (16.95%) Windows
4 19 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.74%) zOS
6 12 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.87%) SUSE
7 10 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.30%) Solaris
9 6 (1.72%) AIX
10 5 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.44%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.86%) Android
12 3 (0.86%) OS/2
13 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.52%) ITIL
2 51 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (10.92%) Migration
4 37 (10.63%) DevOps
5 34 (9.77%) Identity Access Management
6 29 (8.33%) Analytics
6 29 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (8.05%) Project Management
8 26 (7.47%) Change Management
8 26 (7.47%) Task Automation
9 24 (6.90%) SOA
10 22 (6.32%) Identity Management
11 21 (6.03%) Collaborative Working
11 21 (6.03%) Privileged Access Management
11 21 (6.03%) Service Management
12 20 (5.75%) Scrum
12 20 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (5.46%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.89%) Data Modelling
15 16 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 62 (17.82%) Java
2 53 (15.23%) Python
3 52 (14.94%) SQL
4 29 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 25 (7.18%) PowerShell
6 18 (5.17%) Perl
7 11 (3.16%) C#
7 11 (3.16%) REXX
8 10 (2.87%) C++
8 10 (2.87%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.01%) VB
10 6 (1.72%) JCL
11 5 (1.44%) PHP
11 5 (1.44%) XPath
12 4 (1.15%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.86%) CLIST
13 3 (0.86%) Korn
13 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.91%) Degree
4 14 (4.02%) CCSA
5 12 (3.45%) CISSP
6 10 (2.87%) BC Cleared
7 9 (2.59%) CCNA
7 9 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.30%) CISM
8 8 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.01%) CCSE
10 6 (1.72%) AWS Certification
10 6 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (0.86%) MBA
12 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.57%) SAFe Agilist
13 1 (0.29%) CCSM
13 1 (0.29%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.02%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.59%) SLA
3 8 (2.30%) PMO
3 8 (2.30%) QA
4 3 (0.86%) GCP
4 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) PMBOK
System Software
1 27 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (3.45%) RACF
5 10 (2.87%) Docker
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.30%) XenApp
7 8 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.15%) Firmware
8 4 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.15%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (1.15%) vSphere
9 3 (0.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.57%) ACF2
10 2 (0.57%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 47 (13.51%) CA Single Sign-On
2 38 (10.92%) Puppet
3 27 (7.76%) Single Sign-On
4 21 (6.03%) CA Spectrum
5 18 (5.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 17 (4.89%) Ansible
7 11 (3.16%) SCCM
8 10 (2.87%) Control-M
9 9 (2.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 8 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (2.30%) SCOM
11 7 (2.01%) BladeLogic
11 7 (2.01%) HP Fortify
11 7 (2.01%) OMEGAMON
12 6 (1.72%) FortiGate
12 6 (1.72%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (1.15%) CA Wily
14 4 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (1.15%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 64 (18.39%) Oracle
2 60 (17.24%) IBM
3 53 (15.23%) Microsoft
4 51 (14.66%) BMC
5 41 (11.78%) ServiceNow
6 34 (9.77%) VMware
7 32 (9.20%) Cisco
8 31 (8.91%) Splunk
9 24 (6.90%) ForgeRock
9 24 (6.90%) TIBCO
10 22 (6.32%) CyberArk
11 21 (6.03%) Remedy
12 17 (4.89%) SAP
13 16 (4.60%) Red Hat
14 15 (4.31%) Apigee
14 15 (4.31%) Axway
15 14 (4.02%) Citrix
16 13 (3.74%) F5
16 13 (3.74%) NetApp
17 12 (3.45%) Informatica