Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 600 592 553
Rank change year-on-year -8 -39 -112
Contract jobs citing CA 248 306 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.73% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 168 156
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £342 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £638 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 2
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +50.94% -26.39%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.25 £23.70
90th Percentile £41.00 £41.00 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -16.67%

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 38,604 41,675 40,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.43% 41.38% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,007 25,951 24,661
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,310 1,462 1,413
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.96
% change year-on-year +10.34% -6.46% -5.81%

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 20 May 2019.

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 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 20 May 2019. 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 -10 207 £480 +1.05% 12
UK excluding London +5 177 £475 - 6
South East +16 68 £525 +10.53% 3
London 0 66 £550 +4.76% 6
Wales +27 32 £478 -16.89%
South West -1 26 £400 -5.88% 1
North of England -30 26 £390 -20.00% 1
North West +11 20 £365 -33.64% 1
East of England +15 13 £400 -
Scotland +1 9 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire -21 6 £450 -5.26%
Midlands +5 3 £355 -43.20% 1
East Midlands - 3 £355 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 74 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 59 (23.79%) Windows
3 51 (20.56%) SQL
4 47 (18.95%) Security Cleared
5 46 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (18.55%) Unix
6 43 (17.34%) VMware
7 42 (16.94%) Linux
8 41 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (16.13%) Java
9 40 (16.13%) Finance
10 38 (15.32%) Oracle
10 38 (15.32%) LDAP
11 37 (14.92%) Active Directory
11 37 (14.92%) PKI
12 36 (14.52%) IBM
12 36 (14.52%) ITIL
13 35 (14.11%) Jenkins
14 33 (13.31%) JIRA
15 32 (12.90%) BMC
16 30 (12.10%) CA Single Sign-On
16 30 (12.10%) Project Management
17 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (10.89%) Single Sign-On
18 27 (10.89%) SAML
19 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 25 (10.08%) Windows Server
21 24 (9.68%) DevOps
21 24 (9.68%) Test Automation
21 24 (9.68%) SC Cleared

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 19 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.45%) IIS
3 15 (6.05%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.03%) Apache
4 10 (4.03%) nginx
4 10 (4.03%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.42%) CICS
6 6 (2.42%) Confluence
6 6 (2.42%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.42%) NetWeaver
7 4 (1.61%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.21%) SAS
9 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.81%) JBoss
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) SAP IS-U
1 4 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.81%) HFM
2 2 (0.81%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.40%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.40%) LongView
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.26%) Office 365
3 16 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.23%) SaaS
5 7 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.61%) Yammer
7 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.81%) Apigee
8 2 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.81%) Boomi
8 2 (0.81%) GitHub
8 2 (0.81%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.81%) PaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.40%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.87%) Firewall
2 19 (7.66%) Kerberos
3 17 (6.85%) SSL
4 14 (5.65%) DNS
5 13 (5.24%) HTTP
6 12 (4.84%) NetScaler
6 12 (4.84%) Network Security
7 11 (4.44%) BIG-IP
7 11 (4.44%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.03%) LAN
8 10 (4.03%) Skype
9 9 (3.63%) SNMP
10 8 (3.23%) BGP
10 8 (3.23%) OSPF
10 8 (3.23%) WAN
11 7 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.82%) DHCP
11 7 (2.82%) MPLS
12 5 (2.02%) EIGRP
12 5 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.03%) DTS
2 10 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.63%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.63%) Neo4j
4 8 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.61%) DB2
6 4 (1.61%) Easytrieve
7 3 (1.21%) Big Data
7 3 (1.21%) MS Access
7 3 (1.21%) MySQL
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.81%) Essbase
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.81%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.40%) Adabas
9 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 35 (14.11%) Jenkins
2 33 (13.31%) JIRA
3 22 (8.87%) Selenium
4 16 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.65%) CA Gen
5 14 (5.65%) Git (software)
6 9 (3.63%) Bitbucket
6 9 (3.63%) ClearCase
7 8 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 8 (3.23%) Introscope
8 5 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.21%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.21%) Toad
10 2 (0.81%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.81%) JMeter
10 2 (0.81%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.40%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.40%) Calabash
11 1 (0.40%) Gradle
General
1 40 (16.13%) Finance
2 11 (4.44%) Banking
3 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.02%) Retail
4 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Military
5 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (12.10%) Developer
2 24 (9.68%) Architect
3 18 (7.26%) Analyst
4 15 (6.05%) Consultant
4 15 (6.05%) Support Engineer
5 12 (4.84%) CA Gen Developer
6 10 (4.03%) Network Engineer
7 9 (3.63%) Identity Management Specialist
7 9 (3.63%) Java Developer
7 9 (3.63%) Scrum Master
7 9 (3.63%) Security Architect
8 8 (3.23%) Automation Tester
8 8 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (3.23%) Tester
9 7 (2.82%) Administrator
9 7 (2.82%) Security Engineer
10 6 (2.42%) Applications Architect
10 6 (2.42%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (2.42%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.32%) LDAP
2 27 (10.89%) SAML
3 17 (6.85%) .NET
3 17 (6.85%) WCF
4 15 (6.05%) SailPoint
5 14 (5.65%) XML
6 13 (5.24%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 11 (4.44%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.03%) REST
8 10 (4.03%) SPNEGO
9 9 (3.63%) Dropwizard
9 9 (3.63%) HTML
10 7 (2.82%) OpenID
11 5 (2.02%) 802.1X
11 5 (2.02%) ISPF
11 5 (2.02%) OAuth
11 5 (2.02%) Web Services
12 4 (1.61%) COM+
12 4 (1.61%) DCOM
12 4 (1.61%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.92%) PKI
2 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.06%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.65%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.23%) CMDB
5 8 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.23%) VSAM
6 6 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.42%) Robotics
6 6 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.21%) CESG
8 3 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) NHS
8 3 (1.21%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.79%) Windows
2 46 (18.55%) Unix
3 42 (16.94%) Linux
4 25 (10.08%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.24%) Windows 10
7 12 (4.84%) AIX
8 9 (3.63%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 8 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.82%) zOS
11 6 (2.42%) CentOS
11 6 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.21%) Solaris
12 3 (1.21%) VMS
12 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.40%) Android
13 1 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.53%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (14.52%) ITIL
4 30 (12.10%) Project Management
5 24 (9.68%) DevOps
5 24 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 23 (9.27%) Identity Access Management
7 22 (8.87%) Analytics
8 21 (8.47%) Migration
8 21 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (8.47%) Service Delivery
9 19 (7.66%) Configuration Management
10 18 (7.26%) SOA
11 17 (6.85%) Identity Management
11 17 (6.85%) Scrum
12 16 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (6.05%) Performance Testing
14 14 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (5.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.56%) SQL
2 40 (16.13%) Java
3 19 (7.66%) Python
4 17 (6.85%) C#
5 14 (5.65%) PL/SQL
5 14 (5.65%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.44%) C++
7 10 (4.03%) JCL
8 8 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.61%) ABAP
9 4 (1.61%) PHP
9 4 (1.61%) REXX
10 3 (1.21%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.81%) COBOL
11 2 (0.81%) Perl
11 2 (0.81%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) C
12 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.03%) CCSA
4 10 (4.03%) CCSE
4 10 (4.03%) Check Point Certification
4 10 (4.03%) Degree
5 9 (3.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 5 (2.02%) CISM
8 5 (2.02%) CISSP
9 4 (1.61%) CCNA
9 4 (1.61%) CCNP
10 3 (1.21%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.21%) MCSA
11 2 (0.81%) CCA
11 2 (0.81%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) SLA
2 10 (4.03%) QA
3 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.02%) RMADS
5 4 (1.61%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.81%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.81%) HAZOP
7 2 (0.81%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.81%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.81%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.81%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (14.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.65%) XenDesktop
4 13 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.63%) XenApp
7 6 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.42%) RACF
7 6 (2.42%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.02%) Docker
8 5 (2.02%) Firmware
8 5 (2.02%) NDS
9 4 (1.61%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.21%) vSphere
11 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.40%) ACF2
12 1 (0.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 30 (12.10%) CA Single Sign-On
2 27 (10.89%) Single Sign-On
3 22 (8.87%) CA Service Virtualization
4 11 (4.44%) CA Spectrum
5 10 (4.03%) FortiGate
6 9 (3.63%) Tivoli
7 8 (3.23%) CA Wily
8 7 (2.82%) Ansible
8 7 (2.82%) HP Fortify
8 7 (2.82%) SCCM
8 7 (2.82%) SCOM
9 6 (2.42%) Terraform
10 5 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (2.02%) Packer
10 5 (2.02%) Puppet
10 5 (2.02%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
12 3 (1.21%) BMC Performance Manager
12 3 (1.21%) Control-M
12 3 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 74 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.34%) VMware
3 38 (15.32%) Oracle
4 36 (14.52%) IBM
5 32 (12.90%) BMC
6 22 (8.87%) ServiceNow
7 20 (8.06%) ForgeRock
8 18 (7.26%) Cisco
8 18 (7.26%) F5
9 17 (6.85%) Citrix
10 16 (6.45%) Juniper
11 15 (6.05%) AppDynamics
12 14 (5.65%) Axway
13 13 (5.24%) Atlassian
14 12 (4.84%) CA Agile Central
14 12 (4.84%) SolarWinds
15 11 (4.44%) CheckPoint
16 10 (4.03%) Blue Coat
16 10 (4.03%) Palo Alto
17 9 (3.63%) Remedy