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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 43 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 9 27 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.76% 11.34% 18.42%
As % of the Vendors category 4.33% 25.71% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 36
Average daily rate
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£388 £293 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.47% -12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £394 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £86.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
208 105 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.70% 44.12% 56.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 51 99
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £22.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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
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
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 30 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -21 3 £375 +36.36%
Dunstable -7 1 £410 +11.56%
Bedford - - - - 2
Citrix
East of England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 10 (34.48%) Test Management
3 10 (34.48%) VMware
4 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
4 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
4 9 (31.03%) Email Migration
5 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
7 6 (20.69%) IBM Notes
7 6 (20.69%) Lotus
8 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.79%) Fat Client
9 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (13.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (13.79%) Thin Client
9 4 (13.79%) ISEB
10 3 (10.34%) SQL
10 3 (10.34%) DHCP
10 3 (10.34%) DNS
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco
10 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (6.90%) XenApp
11 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
11 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) IBM Notes
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) MPLS
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
3 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
1 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Test Leader
2 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Applications Packager
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
3 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Fat Client
1 4 (13.79%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) VMS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 10 (34.48%) Test Management
3 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
3 9 (31.03%) Email Migration
4 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.45%) Software Distribution
8 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) XenServer
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.45%) XenMobile
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) Lotus
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Mercator
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Altiris
5 1 (3.45%) LANDesk