The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CCEA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
UK
Rank 595 634 608
Rank change year-on-year +39 -26  
Contract jobs citing CCEA 1 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.015% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.072% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £263 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.66% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

CCEA 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 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CCEA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCEA in the UK

CCEA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CCEA in the UK

CCEA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CCEA in the UK

CCEA
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CCEA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
London +27 1 £263 -30.00%
England +27 1 £263 -41.66%

CCEA
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CCEA 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 CCEA.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

CCEA
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy