Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 696 815 835
Rank change year-on-year +119 +20 -52
Contract jobs citing CCA 100 88 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.084% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 54 42
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +9.80%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £647 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 16,799 19,980 19,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.61% 19.06% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,337 11,855 12,055
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £220
90th Percentile £638 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 831 976 900
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +3.15% +0.75%
10th Percentile £14.38 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -1.85% +0.47%

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 6 December 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
Top 12 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 6 December 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 +144 99 £400 +3.23% 19
UK excluding London +62 60 £400 +3.23% 19
South East +52 39 £400 +3.23% 7
London +108 37 £450 +5.88% 5
North of England +31 12 £469 -34.21% 3
North West +18 9 £563 -25.00% 2
East of England +39 6 £375 +25.00%
Yorkshire +32 3 £313 -3.85%
Midlands +51 1 £325 - 2
West Midlands +37 1 £325 - 2
South West -5 1 £475 +31.03% 2
Wales - 1 £460 - 5

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 59 (59.00%) Citrix Certification
2 51 (51.00%) Citrix
3 47 (47.00%) VMware
4 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 44 (44.00%) Windows
6 41 (41.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 39 (39.00%) Windows Server
9 38 (38.00%) XenApp
10 33 (33.00%) XenDesktop
10 33 (33.00%) PowerShell
10 33 (33.00%) SCCM
11 32 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (31.00%) DNS
13 30 (30.00%) Finance
13 30 (30.00%) Office 365
14 26 (26.00%) DHCP
15 25 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
16 24 (24.00%) Azure
17 23 (23.00%) SharePoint
17 23 (23.00%) SAP
18 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (18.00%) MCSE
20 17 (17.00%) DFS Replication
20 17 (17.00%) Skype
21 16 (16.00%) Skype for Business
21 16 (16.00%) Fat Client
21 16 (16.00%) CRM
21 16 (16.00%) Thin Client

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 23 (23.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (16.00%) Skype for Business
3 14 (14.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.00%) Confluence
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (14.00%) SAP FI
2 12 (12.00%) SAP ERP
3 11 (11.00%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (7.00%) SAP CO
4 7 (7.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (6.00%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (1.00%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.00%) Office 365
2 24 (24.00%) Azure
3 15 (15.00%) AWS
4 13 (13.00%) Yammer
5 3 (3.00%) G Suite
6 1 (1.00%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (31.00%) DNS
2 26 (26.00%) DHCP
3 17 (17.00%) Skype
4 16 (16.00%) Firewall
5 14 (14.00%) NetScaler
6 12 (12.00%) VLAN
7 10 (10.00%) SAN
8 4 (4.00%) VSAN
9 3 (3.00%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (3.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.00%) VoIP
10 1 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.00%) RTP
10 1 (1.00%) SMS
10 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) Big Data
1 14 (14.00%) Hadoop
2 12 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (11.00%) SAP Data Services
4 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.00%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.00%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (11.00%) GitLab
1 11 (11.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) TestRail
3 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (13.00%) Public Sector
4 12 (12.00%) General Ledger
5 4 (4.00%) Billing
6 3 (3.00%) Banking
7 2 (2.00%) Electronics
7 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.00%) Marketing
8 1 (1.00%) Back Office
8 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.00%) Local Government
8 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.00%) Retail
8 1 (1.00%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (25.00%) Consultant
3 15 (15.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (14.00%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (11.00%) Administrator
6 10 (10.00%) Cloud Administrator
6 10 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
7 8 (8.00%) Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) SAP FI Consultant
8 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) Web Services
2 12 (12.00%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Fat Client
1 16 (16.00%) Thin Client
2 8 (8.00%) Replication
3 5 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.00%) Clustering
4 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) iPad
4 3 (3.00%) iPhone
4 3 (3.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.00%) FMCG
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.00%) Windows
2 39 (39.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.00%) Linux
6 5 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.00%) Unix
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (16.00%) CRM
3 13 (13.00%) DevOps
3 13 (13.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 12 (12.00%) ERP
4 12 (12.00%) Revenue Management
5 11 (11.00%) Accounts Payable
5 11 (11.00%) Accounts Receivable
5 11 (11.00%) Master Data Management
5 11 (11.00%) Migration
6 10 (10.00%) Project Delivery
7 9 (9.00%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.00%) ITIL
9 7 (7.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.00%) Patch Management
10 4 (4.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.00%) SQL
3 13 (13.00%) Python
4 11 (11.00%) Java
4 11 (11.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.00%) ABAP
5 1 (1.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (59.00%) Citrix Certification
2 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (18.00%) MCSE
4 16 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (9.00%) MCSA
6 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.00%) CCNA
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.00%) MCITP
7 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.00%) CCNP
8 4 (4.00%) VCAP
9 3 (3.00%) ACSP
9 3 (3.00%) CCENT
9 3 (3.00%) MCTS
9 3 (3.00%) VCP4
9 3 (3.00%) VCP5
10 2 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) COSHH
2 1 (1.00%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.00%) DO-254
2 1 (1.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (41.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (38.00%) XenApp
4 33 (33.00%) XenDesktop
5 25 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (17.00%) DFS Replication
7 14 (14.00%) Hyper-V
8 13 (13.00%) Docker
9 10 (10.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (7.00%) vSphere
11 4 (4.00%) VMware NSX
12 3 (3.00%) ISA Server
12 3 (3.00%) vCloud
12 3 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (1.00%) Firmware
14 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (33.00%) SCCM
2 13 (13.00%) Kubernetes
3 11 (11.00%) Ansible
3 11 (11.00%) Packer
3 11 (11.00%) Puppet
3 11 (11.00%) Terraform
4 4 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (4.00%) vRealize
5 3 (3.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.00%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.00%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.00%) SCOM
6 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (51.00%) Citrix
2 47 (47.00%) VMware
3 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (23.00%) SAP
5 14 (14.00%) Cloudera
6 13 (13.00%) Hortonworks
7 12 (12.00%) webMethods
8 10 (10.00%) HP
9 8 (8.00%) Cisco
9 8 (8.00%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.00%) Apple
10 3 (3.00%) Google
10 3 (3.00%) IFS
10 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.00%) Dell
11 2 (2.00%) McAfee
11 2 (2.00%) Symantec
12 1 (1.00%) Genesys
12 1 (1.00%) IBM
12 1 (1.00%) NetApp