Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 630 503 459
Rank change year-on-year -127 -44 +47
Contract jobs citing CA 250 388 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.90% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 216 243
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £258 £313 £278
90th Percentile £636 £638 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £415
% change year-on-year -3.41% +6.02% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 12
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +25.00% +1.06%
10th Percentile £37.90 £26.50 £18.13
90th Percentile £40.40 £58.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -23.81% +5.00% +32.98%

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 42,045 43,145 46,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 44.99% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,490 26,523 27,519
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,408 1,622 1,832
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -137 220 £488 +8.33% 36
UK excluding London -77 164 £425 -3.41% 24
London -58 83 £525 +0.96% 14
South East -68 47 £475 - 8
North of England -17 46 £500 +21.95% 10
Yorkshire +16 33 £610 +16.19% 4
Scotland -8 26 £400 -3.61% 1
Midlands +15 19 £575 +54.36% 1
South West +12 15 £425 +26.87% 1
West Midlands +8 14 £625 +95.31%
North West +5 11 £610 +45.24% 5
North East +20 8 £610 +48.78% 1
East of England -16 8 £260 -42.22% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £525 -25.00% 1
Wales -8 2 £575 +4.55% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 77 (30.80%) ITIL
2 76 (30.40%) Linux
3 72 (28.80%) Windows
4 64 (25.60%) SQL
5 59 (23.60%) Finance
6 54 (21.60%) Oracle
7 52 (20.80%) Unix
8 51 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (19.60%) Python
9 49 (19.60%) Shell Script
10 47 (18.80%) Splunk
11 40 (16.00%) Jenkins
12 38 (15.20%) Perl
12 38 (15.20%) Banking
13 37 (14.80%) Configuration Management
13 37 (14.80%) DevOps
14 34 (13.60%) Ansible
14 34 (13.60%) Microsoft
15 31 (12.40%) Security Cleared
15 31 (12.40%) Capacity Planning
15 31 (12.40%) Single Sign-On
16 29 (11.60%) Puppet
16 29 (11.60%) SOAP
17 28 (11.20%) PKI
18 27 (10.80%) CA Single Sign-On
18 27 (10.80%) Firewall
19 26 (10.40%) Degree
19 26 (10.40%) REST
20 25 (10.00%) JIRA
20 25 (10.00%) Workflow

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 (7.60%) Apache
2 13 (5.20%) IIS
3 10 (4.00%) Confluence
3 10 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.60%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.60%) OpenStack
4 9 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.80%) JBoss
6 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.40%) MS Project Server
6 6 (2.40%) PowerExchange
7 5 (2.00%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.60%) SAS
9 3 (1.20%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.80%) Mule
10 2 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.60%) CA PPM
2 6 (2.40%) Primavera
3 5 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.00%) IaaS
4 14 (5.60%) PaaS
5 10 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.40%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.20%) G Suite
7 3 (1.20%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.80%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.80%) Office 365
8 2 (0.80%) SaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.80%) Firewall
2 15 (6.00%) Internet
3 13 (5.20%) SSL
4 12 (4.80%) LAN
4 12 (4.80%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.80%) WAN
5 8 (3.20%) HTTP
5 8 (3.20%) SAN
5 8 (3.20%) Wireless
6 5 (2.00%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (2.00%) Skype
7 4 (1.60%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (1.60%) Network Security
7 4 (1.60%) SNMP
7 4 (1.60%) VPN
8 3 (1.20%) BGP
8 3 (1.20%) DMZ
8 3 (1.20%) DNS
8 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.40%) NoSQL
2 20 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.20%) Hadoop
4 16 (6.40%) Couchbase
5 14 (5.60%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.20%) Oracle Database
6 13 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.00%) CouchDB
7 10 (4.00%) PowerCenter
7 10 (4.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.20%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.80%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.40%) Big Data
12 4 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.60%) SAP HANA
12 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (10.00%) JIRA
3 24 (9.60%) Git (software)
4 21 (8.40%) Selenium
5 16 (6.40%) TeamCity
6 14 (5.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (5.60%) ERwin
6 14 (5.60%) GitLab
6 14 (5.60%) Maven
6 14 (5.60%) Subversion
7 12 (4.80%) Ant
7 12 (4.80%) JMeter
8 11 (4.40%) JUnit
8 11 (4.40%) SoapUI
9 10 (4.00%) Cucumber
9 10 (4.00%) Eclipse
10 9 (3.60%) Visual Studio
11 8 (3.20%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.60%) ProC
13 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (23.60%) Finance
2 38 (15.20%) Banking
3 13 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.40%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Games
6 2 (0.80%) Legal
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) International Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (11.60%) Developer
2 26 (10.40%) Consultant
3 22 (8.80%) Architect
4 18 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (6.80%) Analyst
6 13 (5.20%) Monitoring Engineer
7 12 (4.80%) Network Engineer
8 11 (4.40%) Implementation Specialist
9 10 (4.00%) Informatica Developer
10 9 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 9 (3.60%) Scala Developer
10 9 (3.60%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.20%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (3.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Monitoring Specialist
13 6 (2.40%) AWS DevOps
13 6 (2.40%) NOC Engineer
13 6 (2.40%) Splunk Engineer
13 6 (2.40%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.60%) SOAP
2 26 (10.40%) REST
3 23 (9.20%) SAML
4 21 (8.40%) XML
5 20 (8.00%) HTML
5 20 (8.00%) Middleware
6 14 (5.60%) RESTful
7 13 (5.20%) Web Services
8 12 (4.80%) .NET
8 12 (4.80%) CSS
8 12 (4.80%) JSON
9 10 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (4.00%) Akka
9 10 (4.00%) Apache Camel
9 10 (4.00%) Play Framework
10 8 (3.20%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (3.20%) Gherkin
10 8 (3.20%) jQuery
10 8 (3.20%) LDAP
11 6 (2.40%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.20%) PKI
2 24 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.60%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.40%) Video on Demand
5 13 (5.20%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.80%) DataPower
7 7 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.80%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.40%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (2.00%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.60%) CMDB
10 4 (1.60%) EPoS
10 4 (1.60%) HP Storage
10 4 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.20%) iPad
11 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 76 (30.40%) Linux
2 72 (28.80%) Windows
3 52 (20.80%) Unix
4 16 (6.40%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.60%) CentOS
6 9 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.40%) Solaris
10 5 (2.00%) Android
11 4 (1.60%) AIX
11 4 (1.60%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.20%) SUSE
13 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.80%) zOS
14 1 (0.40%) MVS
14 1 (0.40%) OS/2
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.80%) ITIL
2 51 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.80%) Configuration Management
3 37 (14.80%) DevOps
4 31 (12.40%) Capacity Planning
5 25 (10.00%) Workflow
6 24 (9.60%) Test Automation
7 22 (8.80%) Project Management
8 21 (8.40%) Infrastructure Management
9 20 (8.00%) Task Automation
10 19 (7.60%) Collaborative Working
10 19 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.60%) Scrum
11 18 (7.20%) Migration
12 16 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (6.40%) Data Modelling
12 16 (6.40%) DRM
13 15 (6.00%) User Stories
14 14 (5.60%) Continuous Deployment
14 14 (5.60%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.60%) SQL
2 49 (19.60%) Python
2 49 (19.60%) Shell Script
3 38 (15.20%) Perl
4 23 (9.20%) Java
5 22 (8.80%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.00%) Ruby
7 11 (4.40%) C#
8 10 (4.00%) VBScript
9 9 (3.60%) C++
9 9 (3.60%) Groovy
10 7 (2.80%) Jython
11 6 (2.40%) PHP
12 5 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.00%) Scala
13 4 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.80%) C
15 2 (0.80%) REXX
15 2 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.40%) Degree
3 20 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.00%) CISSP
5 7 (2.80%) CISA
5 7 (2.80%) CISM
5 7 (2.80%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.40%) SAFe Agilist
7 5 (2.00%) CCNP
7 5 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.60%) CRISC
9 3 (1.20%) CCNA
10 2 (0.80%) CCDA
10 2 (0.80%) CCDE
10 2 (0.80%) CCDP
10 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.40%) CAPM
11 1 (0.40%) MBA
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.40%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.20%) GDPR
3 6 (2.40%) PMBOK
4 5 (2.00%) QA
5 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.80%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.20%) Docker
6 3 (1.20%) Firmware
6 3 (1.20%) vCloud
6 3 (1.20%) vSphere
6 3 (1.20%) XenApp
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.40%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.40%) RACF
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (13.60%) Ansible
2 31 (12.40%) Single Sign-On
3 29 (11.60%) Puppet
4 27 (10.80%) CA Single Sign-On
5 17 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.40%) CA Service Virtualization
6 11 (4.40%) Nagios
6 11 (4.40%) SCCM
6 11 (4.40%) Tivoli
7 10 (4.00%) Graylog
7 10 (4.00%) logstash
7 10 (4.00%) Rundeck
8 8 (3.20%) HP ALM
9 6 (2.40%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (2.40%) Grafana
9 6 (2.40%) SCOM
10 5 (2.00%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.00%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (1.60%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (21.60%) Oracle
2 47 (18.80%) Splunk
3 34 (13.60%) Microsoft
4 25 (10.00%) Cisco
5 20 (8.00%) IBM
6 18 (7.20%) HP
7 16 (6.40%) VMware
8 15 (6.00%) Teradata
9 14 (5.60%) Informatica
9 14 (5.60%) Micro Focus
9 14 (5.60%) Serena
10 13 (5.20%) Nimsoft
11 12 (4.80%) BMC
11 12 (4.80%) Remedy
11 12 (4.80%) ServiceNow
12 11 (4.40%) SAP
12 11 (4.40%) Sun
13 10 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 9 (3.60%) arcserve
15 8 (3.20%) Apple