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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 610 575
Rank change year-on-year +21 -35  
Contract jobs citing CCA 25 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.073% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.33% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 51
UK median daily rate £310 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +7.14%  
10th Percentile £263 £228 £200
90th Percentile £565 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £304 £250
% change year-on-year +2.14% +21.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £248 £245 £225
90th Percentile £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCA in the UK

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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 June 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 7 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 June 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
UK excluding London +53 16 £310 +2.14% 15
England +7 13 £450 +20.00% 15
London +1 6 £413 -2.94% 5
Wales - 6 £280 -
Scotland +36 4 £419 +67.50% 5
South East +7 4 £450 +91.48% 1
East of England -10 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (38.89%) Citrix
1 21 (38.89%) Citrix Certification
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.63%) SAP
3 16 (29.63%) Windows
4 14 (25.93%) Finance
4 14 (25.93%) VMware
5 13 (24.07%) XenApp
6 12 (22.22%) ITIL
7 11 (20.37%) SQL
8 10 (18.52%) CRM
8 10 (18.52%) General Ledger
8 10 (18.52%) NetScaler
9 9 (16.67%) Master Data Management
9 9 (16.67%) Power BI
9 9 (16.67%) Revenue Management
9 9 (16.67%) Test Management
9 9 (16.67%) SAP PSCD
9 9 (16.67%) SAP ERP
9 9 (16.67%) Visualisation
9 9 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
9 9 (16.67%) R
9 9 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
9 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 9 (16.67%) Data Management
9 9 (16.67%) SAP XI
9 9 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (16.67%) ERP
9 9 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (16.67%) Python

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 (12.96%) MS Exchange
1 7 (12.96%) SAS
2 4 (7.41%) Drupal
2 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.67%) SAP ERP
1 9 (16.67%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (12.96%) SAP CO
3 4 (7.41%) SAP FI
4 3 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.85%) SAP AFS
5 1 (1.85%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) NetScaler
2 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.11%) SMTP
4 5 (9.26%) LAN
4 5 (9.26%) POP3
4 5 (9.26%) WAN
5 3 (5.56%) DHCP
5 3 (5.56%) DNS
5 3 (5.56%) Firewall
6 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.70%) Internet
6 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.70%) SAN
6 2 (3.70%) Skype
6 2 (3.70%) VPN
7 1 (1.85%) SMS
7 1 (1.85%) VoIP
7 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (16.67%) Power BI
1 9 (16.67%) SAP BW
1 9 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) General Ledger
3 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (11.11%) Legal
5 3 (5.56%) Back Office
5 3 (5.56%) Retail
6 2 (3.70%) Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Publishing
7 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Consultant
1 14 (25.93%) SAP Consultant
2 9 (16.67%) Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Power BI Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (7.41%) SAP CO Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) CRM
3 9 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.67%) Data Management
3 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 9 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
3 9 (16.67%) ERP
3 9 (16.67%) ETL
3 9 (16.67%) Master Data Management
3 9 (16.67%) Revenue Management
3 9 (16.67%) Test Management
3 9 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
5 5 (9.26%) Information Governance
5 5 (9.26%) ITSM
5 5 (9.26%) Service Management
6 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) Python
2 9 (16.67%) R
3 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Citrix Certification
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) CCAA
4 6 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (9.26%) ISEB
5 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (9.26%) MCSE
6 4 (7.41%) BC Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) MCITP
8 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.70%) CCEA
8 2 (3.70%) CCNA
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.70%) MCSA
8 2 (3.70%) VCAP
9 1 (1.85%) CCIE
9 1 (1.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) XenApp
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
5 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.56%) XenServer
8 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.70%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) XenMobile
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.85%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Citrix
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.63%) SAP
4 14 (25.93%) VMware
5 9 (16.67%) webMethods
6 6 (11.11%) Cisco
6 6 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) EMC
8 1 (1.85%) AppSense
8 1 (1.85%) F5
8 1 (1.85%) NetApp
8 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.85%) Veritas