The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 50 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing Citrix 80 67 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.17% 2.60% 3.33%
As % of the Vendors category 6.69% 5.24% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £429 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +52.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.10 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £21.60 £19.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +3.03%
Citrix
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1196 1278 1455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.39% 49.63% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 579 519
Average daily rate £375 £386 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 58 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Reading +26 43 £350 -4.10% 12
Slough +3 12 £375 - 2
Newbury -2 5 £110 -72.50%
Maidenhead 0 1 - - 1
Bracknell -7 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £225 - 1
Ascot - - - -
Citrix
South East

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 120 (66.67%) Windows
2 80 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 64 (35.56%) VMware
3 64 (35.56%) Security Cleared
4 55 (30.56%) DV Cleared
4 55 (30.56%) Microsoft
5 51 (28.33%) Windows 7
6 41 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (19.44%) XenDesktop
8 35 (19.44%) ITIL
9 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (18.33%) XenApp
11 30 (16.67%) Linux
11 30 (16.67%) DNS
12 29 (16.11%) Finance
13 27 (15.00%) WAN
14 26 (14.44%) Red Hat
15 25 (13.89%) MS Exchange
15 25 (13.89%) Cisco
15 25 (13.89%) UNIX
15 25 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (13.33%) HP
16 24 (13.33%) LAN
17 22 (12.22%) Microsoft App-V
18 20 (11.11%) Thin Client
18 20 (11.11%) Fat Client
18 20 (11.11%) NetScaler
19 19 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 19 (10.56%) MS Excel

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 25 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.11%) IBM Notes
3 10 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.89%) Apache
4 7 (3.89%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.22%) Lync
6 3 (1.67%) IIS
6 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.56%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.56%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.67%) DNS
2 27 (15.00%) WAN
3 24 (13.33%) LAN
4 20 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 18 (10.00%) DHCP
6 14 (7.78%) Internet
7 10 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.00%) VPN
8 9 (5.00%) Firewall
9 8 (4.44%) VLAN
10 7 (3.89%) FTP
10 7 (3.89%) SAN
10 7 (3.89%) Network Security
11 6 (3.33%) Intranet
12 4 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.22%) SSL
13 3 (1.67%) 4G
14 2 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (1.11%) LTE
14 2 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.11%) DB2
3 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Ant
1 1 (0.56%) WinRunner
1 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.56%) Hudson
1 1 (0.56%) Gradle
General
1 29 (16.11%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.11%) Back Office
4 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (11.67%) Analyst
2 19 (10.56%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.44%) Architect
4 15 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (7.22%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Rollout Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.44%) Administrator
10 7 (3.89%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.89%) Linux Support
10 7 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Linux Support Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.33%) Project Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 8 (4.44%) SOAP
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
3 1 (0.56%) OLE
3 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 20 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.22%) Clustering
4 4 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.67%) PKI
5 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.11%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 120 (66.67%) Windows
2 51 (28.33%) Windows 7
3 41 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (16.67%) Linux
7 25 (13.89%) UNIX
8 19 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (9.44%) Windows XP
10 11 (6.11%) Solaris
11 7 (3.89%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.22%) zOS
13 2 (1.11%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.11%) AIX
13 2 (1.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.56%) SUSE
14 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.44%) ITIL
2 18 (10.00%) Migration
3 10 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 7 (3.89%) Incident Management
5 6 (3.33%) Service Management
5 6 (3.33%) Fault Management
5 6 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (2.78%) Project Management
6 5 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 5 (2.78%) Time Management
7 4 (2.22%) Change Management
7 4 (2.22%) Investment Management
7 4 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.67%) Information Security
9 2 (1.11%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (1.11%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (1.11%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.11%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.00%) Perl
2 13 (7.22%) SQL
3 10 (5.56%) C
4 9 (5.00%) VB
4 9 (5.00%) Korn
4 9 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.00%) Bourne shell
5 8 (4.44%) Java
6 2 (1.11%) VBScript
7 1 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 64 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 55 (30.56%) DV Cleared
3 17 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.78%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.67%) MCSE
5 12 (6.67%) CCNA
6 11 (6.11%) SC Cleared
7 10 (5.56%) CCA
8 9 (5.00%) HNC
9 8 (4.44%) JNCIA
10 6 (3.33%) RHCE
11 5 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.67%) MCP
13 2 (1.11%) CCEE
13 2 (1.11%) CCIA
13 2 (1.11%) Degree
13 2 (1.11%) MCITP
13 2 (1.11%) MCTS
13 2 (1.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.00%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 80 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.44%) XenDesktop
3 33 (18.33%) XenApp
4 25 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (12.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (10.00%) NFS
7 17 (9.44%) vSphere
8 13 (7.22%) Hyper-V
9 9 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (3.89%) VMware ESX
11 6 (3.33%) Xen
12 3 (1.67%) ProxySG
13 2 (1.11%) XenServer
13 2 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.56%) Firmware
14 1 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 16 (8.89%) NetBackup
2 15 (8.33%) SCCM
3 13 (7.22%) Nagios
4 4 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.22%) SCOM
5 3 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.67%) Nessus
5 3 (1.67%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.67%) XenMobile
5 3 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.11%) WSUS
6 2 (1.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.56%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.56%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 64 (35.56%) VMware
2 55 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 26 (14.44%) Red Hat
4 25 (13.89%) Cisco
5 24 (13.33%) HP
6 14 (7.78%) AppSense
7 12 (6.67%) Oracle
8 11 (6.11%) Lotus
8 11 (6.11%) Isilon
9 10 (5.56%) Lumension
9 10 (5.56%) Altiris
9 10 (5.56%) Remedy
10 9 (5.00%) EMC
10 9 (5.00%) Juniper
10 9 (5.00%) Symantec
11 8 (4.44%) Redknee
11 8 (4.44%) Veritas
11 8 (4.44%) Sun
12 5 (2.78%) IBM
12 5 (2.78%) CheckPoint
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