Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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.

Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 757 822
Rank change year-on-year -44 +65 -101
Contract jobs citing CCA 72 129 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 80 50
UK median daily rate £338 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £257 £199 £205
90th Percentile £475 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 19153 21545 22673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.58% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11747 13451 13660
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 875 1092
UK median hourly rate £25.60 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.48% +32.21%

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 25 November 2017.

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
Top 14 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 25 November 2017. 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 -51 62 £350 +7.69% 7
UK excluding London +18 44 £338 +12.50% 6
London -36 23 £325 -23.53% 1
East of England -21 15 £300 +9.09%
Midlands +32 8 £445 -12.75% 1
South East -18 7 £300 -36.84% 3
Wales +19 6 £280 -
North of England +38 5 £350 -12.50% 2
East Midlands - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire +15 4 £350 - 1
West Midlands +28 3 £425 -16.67% 1
South West -2 2 £501 +92.50%
North West +26 1 - - 1
Scotland +4 1 £413 +65.00%

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCA 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 CCA.

1 50 (69.44%) Citrix Certification
2 42 (58.33%) Citrix
3 32 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (44.44%) Windows
4 30 (41.67%) XenApp
5 28 (38.89%) MCSE
5 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 23 (31.94%) VMware
7 20 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (25.00%) NetScaler
10 15 (20.83%) Finance
10 15 (20.83%) ITIL
11 14 (19.44%) LAN
11 14 (19.44%) WAN
11 14 (19.44%) CCNA
11 14 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (18.06%) MCP
13 12 (16.67%) MCSA
13 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 12 (16.67%) Cisco
13 12 (16.67%) CCAA
14 11 (15.28%) SAP CO
14 11 (15.28%) SAP
15 10 (13.89%) CCEA
15 10 (13.89%) Migration
15 10 (13.89%) Banking

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 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (15.28%) SAP CO
2 8 (11.11%) SAP FI
2 8 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.78%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.39%) SAP AFS
4 1 (1.39%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (1.39%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Office 365
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.39%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 14 (19.44%) LAN
2 14 (19.44%) WAN
3 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.11%) DHCP
4 8 (11.11%) DNS
5 7 (9.72%) SAN
6 6 (8.33%) SMTP
7 5 (6.94%) POP3
8 4 (5.56%) Firewall
8 4 (5.56%) Skype
8 4 (5.56%) WLAN
9 3 (4.17%) Internet
9 3 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.39%) SSL
11 1 (1.39%) VLAN
11 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.39%) MS Access
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) Power BI
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Private Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.17%) General Ledger
5 3 (4.17%) Local Government
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Publishing
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Consultant
2 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Citrix Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) SAP CO Consultant
4 9 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
5 8 (11.11%) SAP FI Consultant
5 8 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Architect
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Server Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) EDI
1 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.33%) NHS
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) CESG
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) Life Science
5 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows
2 20 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.33%) Linux
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.78%) Android
9 2 (2.78%) Solaris
9 2 (2.78%) Unix
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Migration
3 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.72%) Business Continuity
4 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) Analytics
6 5 (6.94%) High Availability
6 5 (6.94%) Information Governance
6 5 (6.94%) Investment Management
6 5 (6.94%) ITSM
6 5 (6.94%) Service Management
7 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.56%) CMMI
7 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.56%) KYC
7 4 (5.56%) User Stories
7 4 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (69.44%) Citrix Certification
2 32 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (38.89%) MCSE
4 14 (19.44%) CCNA
4 14 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (18.06%) MCP
6 12 (16.67%) CCAA
6 12 (16.67%) MCSA
7 10 (13.89%) CCEA
7 10 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (9.72%) Degree
9 5 (6.94%) ISEB
9 5 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (6.94%) MCITP
10 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (5.56%) VCAP
11 3 (4.17%) CCNP
11 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
11 3 (4.17%) VCP5
12 2 (2.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) SLA
2 7 (9.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (9.72%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.17%) GDPR
3 3 (4.17%) IFRS
3 3 (4.17%) IFRS 9
3 3 (4.17%) PSD2
4 1 (1.39%) PMO
4 1 (1.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 30 (41.67%) XenApp
2 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (13.89%) XenDesktop
5 8 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.33%) XenServer
7 5 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.17%) vSphere
9 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) EdgeSight
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 4 (5.56%) WSUS
4 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.39%) Nagios
5 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (58.33%) Citrix
2 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.94%) VMware
4 12 (16.67%) Cisco
5 11 (15.28%) SAP
6 4 (5.56%) Apple
6 4 (5.56%) AppSense
7 3 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.78%) CommVault
8 2 (2.78%) NetApp
8 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.39%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.39%) Mitel
9 1 (1.39%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.39%) Polycom
9 1 (1.39%) Splunk