The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCAA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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 Advanced Administrator (CCAA)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 649 628
Rank change year-on-year +70 -21  
Contract jobs citing CCAA 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.006% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.026% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £280 £344 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.54% -0.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £400 £250
% change year-on-year -30.00% +60.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CCAA 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 8905 11622 10650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.90% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5328 7267 6206
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 440 554
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CCAA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCAA in the UK

CCAA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CCAA.

Contractor daily rate trend for CCAA in the UK

CCAA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CCAA over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CCAA in the UK

CCAA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCAA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCAA in the UK

CCAA
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 CCAA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
Cardiff - 7 £280 -
South Wales - 7 £280 -
Wales - 7 £280 -
England +46 1 £160 -44.34%
South East - 1 £160 -
High Wycombe - 1 £160 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £160 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCAA 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 CCAA.

1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) CCA
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) Service Management
4 5 (62.50%) ITSM
4 5 (62.50%) NHS
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) POP3
4 5 (62.50%) SMTP
4 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) Legal
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 5 (62.50%) Information Governance
4 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (37.50%) XenServer
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery

CCAA
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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) POP3
1 5 (62.50%) SMTP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) SMS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix Specialist
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) NHS
2 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Service Management
3 5 (62.50%) Information Governance
3 5 (62.50%) ITSM
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (75.00%) CCA
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCENT
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (37.50%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec