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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 609 578
Rank change year-on-year +33 -31  
Contract jobs citing CCA 29 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.072% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 27
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +53.84% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCA in the UK

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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

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 28 £393 +12.14% 12
London +25 13 £385 -9.41% 2
South East +19 11 £550 +76.00% 7
West Sussex +9 9 £575 - 1
Worthing +22 8 £575 -
City of London -7 2 £325 -27.77%
Woking - 2 £350 - 2
Surrey - 2 £350 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
East of England -4 1 £400 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 32 (41.56%) Citrix Certification
2 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
3 24 (31.17%) Citrix
3 24 (31.17%) Finance
4 23 (29.87%) SAP
4 23 (29.87%) Windows
5 17 (22.08%) XenApp
6 16 (20.78%) Data Management
6 16 (20.78%) General Ledger
6 16 (20.78%) CRM
7 15 (19.48%) ERP
7 15 (19.48%) MCSE
7 15 (19.48%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (19.48%) SAP BW
7 15 (19.48%) webMethods
7 15 (19.48%) Telecoms
7 15 (19.48%) SAP XI
7 15 (19.48%) SAP ERP
7 15 (19.48%) Test Management
7 15 (19.48%) Revenue Management
7 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (19.48%) SAP PSCD
7 15 (19.48%) SAP Data Services
7 15 (19.48%) Master Data Management
8 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
10 12 (15.58%) SQL
10 12 (15.58%) Microsoft App-V

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 7 (9.09%) SAS
2 4 (5.19%) Drupal
2 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (19.48%) SAP ERP
1 15 (19.48%) SAP PSCD
2 8 (10.39%) SAP FI
3 7 (9.09%) SAP CO
4 6 (7.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.30%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (1.30%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (1.30%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) NetScaler
2 10 (12.99%) Firewall
3 7 (9.09%) LAN
3 7 (9.09%) WAN
4 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.19%) Internet
5 4 (5.19%) Wireless
5 4 (5.19%) WLAN
6 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.60%) DHCP
7 2 (2.60%) DNS
7 2 (2.60%) SAN
7 2 (2.60%) VPN
8 1 (1.30%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.30%) HTTP
8 1 (1.30%) IPsec
8 1 (1.30%) Network Security
8 1 (1.30%) SSL
8 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) BusinessObjects
1 15 (19.48%) SAP BW
1 15 (19.48%) SAP Data Services
2 9 (11.69%) Power BI
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Vagrant
2 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.39%) JIRA
2 8 (10.39%) Maven
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) General Ledger
3 15 (19.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Publishing
6 1 (1.30%) Billing
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Consultant
2 15 (19.48%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
4 9 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Power BI Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Citrix Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Administrator
8 4 (5.19%) Microsoft BI Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Architect
9 3 (3.90%) SAP Support
9 3 (3.90%) SAP Support Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Support Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) SAP XI
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.49%) Linux
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.60%) Unix
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) CRM
1 16 (20.78%) Data Management
2 15 (19.48%) ERP
2 15 (19.48%) Master Data Management
2 15 (19.48%) Revenue Management
2 15 (19.48%) Test Management
3 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.58%) DevOps
5 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (12.99%) Configuration Management
5 10 (12.99%) Data Modelling
5 10 (12.99%) ITIL
6 9 (11.69%) Data Visualisation
6 9 (11.69%) ETL
6 9 (11.69%) Visualisation
7 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.49%) Coaching
9 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Python
3 9 (11.69%) R
4 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.30%) ABAP
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) Citrix Certification
2 15 (19.48%) MCSE
2 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.09%) CCNA
4 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.19%) BC Cleared
6 4 (5.19%) MCP
7 3 (3.90%) Degree
8 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.30%) ACMT
9 1 (1.30%) CCAA
9 1 (1.30%) CCEA
9 1 (1.30%) CCNP
9 1 (1.30%) MCTS
9 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) XenApp
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.49%) vSphere
6 4 (5.19%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.90%) Firmware
7 3 (3.90%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.60%) Docker
8 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.60%) vCloud
8 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.60%) VMware GSX
9 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.30%) NDS
9 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.30%) Xen
9 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Puppet
2 10 (12.99%) Ansible
2 10 (12.99%) Salt
3 5 (6.49%) XenMobile
4 3 (3.90%) SCCM
5 2 (2.60%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.30%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.17%) Citrix
3 23 (29.87%) SAP
4 15 (19.48%) webMethods
5 12 (15.58%) VMware
6 9 (11.69%) Cisco
7 7 (9.09%) HP
8 5 (6.49%) AppSense
9 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.60%) Apple
10 2 (2.60%) EMC
10 2 (2.60%) F5
10 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.30%) Ariba
11 1 (1.30%) Clearswift
11 1 (1.30%) Dell
11 1 (1.30%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.30%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.30%) Juniper
11 1 (1.30%) Symantec
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
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