Period
to 19 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 468 757 829
Rank change year-on-year +289 +72 +7
Contract jobs citing CCA 43 89 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 46
Median daily rate £563 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £345 £301 £300
90th Percentile £725 £588 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £663 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +76.67% -2.60% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.34 - -

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 7,564 17,315 19,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.59% 19.48% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,576 10,550 11,341
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £244
90th Percentile £638 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £414
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.28% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 834 980
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.84 £24.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.99% +52.44% -16.67%
10th Percentile £17.58 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -21.07%

CCA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCA in the UK

CCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CCA.

Daily rate trend for CCA in the UK

CCA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CCA over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CCA in the UK

CCA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CCA.

Hourly rate trend for CCA in the UK

CCA
Top 11 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 September 2020. 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 +277 43 £563 +40.63% 6
UK excluding London +247 24 £663 +76.67% 3
North of England +133 14 £700 +111.32% 1
North West +103 14 £700 +51.35%
Work from Home - 10 £563 - 1
London +210 9 £533 -3.18% 2
South East +157 6 £390 +4.00% 2
Midlands +107 3 - -
West Midlands +77 2 - -
East of England +89 1 £225 -18.18%
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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 24 (55.81%) DevOps
2 22 (51.16%) Docker
2 22 (51.16%) Kubernetes
2 22 (51.16%) Big Data
2 22 (51.16%) Hortonworks
2 22 (51.16%) Cloudera
2 22 (51.16%) Hadoop
2 22 (51.16%) AWS
2 22 (51.16%) Web Services
2 22 (51.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 16 (37.21%) Azure
4 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
5 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
5 14 (32.56%) Puppet
5 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
5 14 (32.56%) Ansible
5 14 (32.56%) GitLab
5 14 (32.56%) Java
5 14 (32.56%) Python
5 14 (32.56%) Shell Script
5 14 (32.56%) Packer
5 14 (32.56%) Terraform
6 9 (20.93%) Cisco
6 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (16.28%) Office 365
7 7 (16.28%) Finance
7 7 (16.28%) Legal
7 7 (16.28%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (13.95%) Change Management

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 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SAP ERP
1 3 (6.98%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 22 (51.16%) AWS
2 16 (37.21%) Azure
3 7 (16.28%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) NetScaler
2 4 (9.30%) DHCP
2 4 (9.30%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) Skype
2 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.30%) WebEx
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) Network Security
4 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) Big Data
1 22 (51.16%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.98%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) GitLab
1 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
1 7 (16.28%) Legal
2 4 (9.30%) French Language
3 3 (6.98%) General Ledger
3 3 (6.98%) German Language
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.33%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Administrator
1 8 (18.60%) Cloud Administrator
1 8 (18.60%) DevOps Administrator
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Head of DevOps
4 4 (9.30%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Compliance Manager
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (6.98%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Credit Risk
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) DevOps
2 22 (51.16%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 6 (13.95%) Change Management
4 4 (9.30%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 4 (9.30%) Coaching
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) Network Design
4 4 (9.30%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (9.30%) SIEM
4 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) Thought Leadership
5 3 (6.98%) Accounts Payable
5 3 (6.98%) Accounts Receivable
5 3 (6.98%) CRM
5 3 (6.98%) ERP
5 3 (6.98%) Master Data Management
5 3 (6.98%) Revenue Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITSM
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum
6 2 (4.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) Java
1 14 (32.56%) Python
1 14 (32.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (9.30%) CCNA
5 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.98%) CCNP
6 3 (6.98%) JNCIA
6 3 (6.98%) JNCIE
6 3 (6.98%) JNCIP
6 3 (6.98%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.65%) CCSA
7 2 (4.65%) MCSA
7 2 (4.65%) MCSE
7 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.33%) CCDP
8 1 (2.33%) CCIE
8 1 (2.33%) CISSP
8 1 (2.33%) Degree
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Docker
2 4 (9.30%) VMware NSX
3 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
5 1 (2.33%) XenApp
5 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (51.16%) Kubernetes
2 14 (32.56%) Ansible
2 14 (32.56%) Packer
2 14 (32.56%) Puppet
2 14 (32.56%) Terraform
3 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.65%) Nessus
5 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Cloudera
1 22 (51.16%) Hortonworks
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 4 (9.30%) CA
5 4 (9.30%) F5
5 4 (9.30%) Juniper
5 4 (9.30%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) SAP
6 3 (6.98%) webMethods
7 1 (2.33%) Splunk