Period
to 19 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 July 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.

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 764 832 782
Rank change year-on-year +68 -50 +32
Contract jobs citing CCA 83 65 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.063% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 28
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +7.46% +19.64%
10th Percentile £311 £325 £263
90th Percentile £638 £656 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £433
% change year-on-year -11.11% +4.05% +44.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
UK median hourly rate £33.40 - £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 - -

CCA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,637 19,470 18,810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.93% 18.82% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,670 11,565 11,564
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.46%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 953 960
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.18
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.20 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +35.92% -18.25% +12.50%

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCA in the UK

CCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCA.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCA in the UK

CCA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCA over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCA in the UK

CCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCA in the UK

CCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCA over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CCA in the UK

CCA
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 CCA within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 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 +68 73 £550 +22.22% 21
UK excluding London -3 46 £400 -11.11% 12
South East +21 30 £363 -3.33% 1
London +53 23 £540 +16.76% 9
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
North of England +22 5 £663 +1.92% 2
North West +10 4 £663 -1.85%
Midlands +23 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
East of England +16 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £475 - 6
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CCA 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 CCA.

1 37 (44.58%) Citrix Certification
2 35 (42.17%) Citrix
3 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
4 26 (31.33%) Finance
5 25 (30.12%) SAP
6 23 (27.71%) VMware
7 22 (26.51%) Windows
8 21 (25.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
9 20 (24.10%) SAP FI
9 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (22.89%) Hadoop
10 19 (22.89%) Big Data
10 19 (22.89%) Cloudera
10 19 (22.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 18 (21.69%) DevOps
11 18 (21.69%) Docker
11 18 (21.69%) Kubernetes
11 18 (21.69%) Hortonworks
11 18 (21.69%) XenApp
11 18 (21.69%) Web Services
12 17 (20.48%) ITIL
13 16 (19.28%) MCSE
13 16 (19.28%) Python
13 16 (19.28%) SAP CO
13 16 (19.28%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (18.07%) XenDesktop
14 15 (18.07%) Cisco

CCA
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 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.43%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (24.10%) SAP FI
2 16 (19.28%) SAP CO
2 16 (19.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (7.23%) SAP ERP
3 6 (7.23%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (6.02%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.20%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (22.89%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (13.25%) Office 365
4 6 (7.23%) Yammer
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.20%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) DNS
1 9 (10.84%) Skype
2 8 (9.64%) DHCP
2 8 (9.64%) Firewall
3 7 (8.43%) NetScaler
3 7 (8.43%) VLAN
4 3 (3.61%) SAN
4 3 (3.61%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.41%) RTP
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.41%) VPN
6 1 (1.20%) ADSL
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.20%) Internet
6 1 (1.20%) ISDN
6 1 (1.20%) MPLS
6 1 (1.20%) PSTN
6 1 (1.20%) SMS
6 1 (1.20%) VPLS
6 1 (1.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) Big Data
1 19 (22.89%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.02%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (6.02%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.41%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.20%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) GitLab
1 14 (16.87%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) TestRail
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (31.33%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) General Ledger
3 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Consultant
2 20 (24.10%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (15.66%) SAP CO Consultant
4 12 (14.46%) Cloud Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Hadoop Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) SAP FI Consultant
6 9 (10.84%) Administrator
7 8 (9.64%) Network Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Cloud Administrator
10 5 (6.02%) DevOps Administrator
10 5 (6.02%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Senior SAP Consultant
11 4 (4.82%) Citrix Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Senior SAP CO Consultant
12 3 (3.61%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) Web Services
2 5 (6.02%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.20%) COM
3 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Fat Client
1 8 (9.64%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.61%) Clustering
2 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.20%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.20%) Social Media
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Windows Server
3 12 (14.46%) Windows 10
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) Android
6 2 (2.41%) Linux
6 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.20%) Unix
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 18 (21.69%) DevOps
3 17 (20.48%) ITIL
4 13 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (14.46%) Change Management
5 12 (14.46%) Incident Management
6 11 (13.25%) Business Analysis
7 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
7 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
8 9 (10.84%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 9 (10.84%) Performance Management
8 9 (10.84%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (10.84%) Service Management
9 8 (9.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 8 (9.64%) Availability Management
9 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (9.64%) ITSM
9 8 (9.64%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) Accounts Payable
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) Python
2 14 (16.87%) Java
2 14 (16.87%) Shell Script
3 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.25%) ABAP
5 5 (6.02%) SQL
6 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Citrix Certification
2 21 (25.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (19.28%) MCSE
4 11 (13.25%) CCNA
4 11 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (12.05%) Degree
5 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (9.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.23%) VCP5
9 5 (6.02%) SAP Certification
10 4 (4.82%) VCAP
11 3 (3.61%) CCEA
11 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.61%) MCSA
11 3 (3.61%) MCTS
11 3 (3.61%) VCP4
12 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) BS25999
1 1 (1.20%) ISO 22301
1 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.69%) Docker
2 18 (21.69%) XenApp
3 16 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (18.07%) XenDesktop
5 11 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (8.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
7 6 (7.23%) DFS Replication
8 5 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (4.82%) vSphere
10 3 (3.61%) vCloud
10 3 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.20%) UAG
11 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) Kubernetes
2 14 (16.87%) Ansible
2 14 (16.87%) Packer
2 14 (16.87%) Puppet
2 14 (16.87%) SCCM
2 14 (16.87%) Terraform
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.61%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.41%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.20%) SCOM
6 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) Citrix
2 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.12%) SAP
4 23 (27.71%) VMware
5 19 (22.89%) Cloudera
6 18 (21.69%) Hortonworks
7 15 (18.07%) Cisco
8 5 (6.02%) webMethods
9 3 (3.61%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.41%) Apple
10 2 (2.41%) CommVault
10 2 (2.41%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.41%) Mitel
10 2 (2.41%) Splunk
11 1 (1.20%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.20%) EMC
11 1 (1.20%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.20%) Polycom
11 1 (1.20%) Red Hat