The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Citrix Systems.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 26 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Citrix 19 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.32% 10.99% 5.15%
As % of the Vendors category 9.60% 23.08% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 8
Average daily rate £375 £250 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £145 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £480 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £76.25 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
198 91 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.00% 47.64% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 56 50
Average daily rate £400 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Citrix
East of England

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Citrix across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Citrix across the Bedfordshire region.

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Citrix across the Bedfordshire region.

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -9 7 £375 -11.76%
Bedford 0 3 - - 2
Citrix
East of England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Citrix also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Citrix.

1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
4 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
6 9 (25.00%) Lotus
6 9 (25.00%) Migration
7 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (22.22%) Test Management
7 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Email Migration
9 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (16.67%) SAN
9 6 (16.67%) DHCP
9 6 (16.67%) DNS
9 6 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (13.89%) SQL
10 5 (13.89%) VPN
10 5 (13.89%) MS Office
10 5 (13.89%) HP
10 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
10 5 (13.89%) McAfee
10 5 (13.89%) vSphere
10 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (11.11%) XenApp

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Citrix also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Citrix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) SAN
1 6 (16.67%) DHCP
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) VPN
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) LAN
3 4 (11.11%) VoIP
3 4 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) MPLS
4 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Support Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Test Leader
3 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Blog
3 1 (2.78%) SecurID
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.56%) VMS
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 8 (22.22%) Test Management
3 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Email Migration
4 6 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Use Case
8 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.78%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.78%) NCDA
3 1 (2.78%) NCIE
3 1 (2.78%) CCEE
3 1 (2.78%) CCIA
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) vSphere
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.78%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 9 (25.00%) Lotus
3 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.89%) HP
4 5 (13.89%) McAfee
5 4 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) Mercator
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Websense
6 1 (2.78%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.78%) Altiris
6 1 (2.78%) Veeam