The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Berkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 64 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Citrix 68 76 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.37% 3.10% 3.09%
As % of the Vendors category 4.67% 6.45% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £181 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £497 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £27.88 £54.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.85% +289.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £26.10 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.58 £82.90 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -9.09%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1457 1179 1629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.71% 48.10% 52.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 441 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.11 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Citrix
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 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
Reading -15 23 £300 -7.69% 7
Bracknell -4 14 £400 -12.32% 7
Slough +13 13 £400 +23.55% 3
Newbury 0 2 £150 -50.00% 3
Maidenhead -8 1 - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Citrix
South East

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 105 (82.68%) Windows
2 59 (46.46%) Active Directory
3 48 (37.80%) VMware
4 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (30.71%) Windows 7
6 36 (28.35%) Microsoft
7 35 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (23.62%) Windows XP
8 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (22.83%) SQL
10 28 (22.05%) ITIL
10 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
11 25 (19.69%) SC Cleared
11 25 (19.69%) XenApp
12 21 (16.54%) WAN
13 17 (13.39%) LAN
13 17 (13.39%) MS Office
13 17 (13.39%) SCCM
14 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
14 16 (12.60%) VPN
15 15 (11.81%) MS Exchange
16 14 (11.02%) TCP/IP
16 14 (11.02%) Oracle
16 14 (11.02%) McAfee
16 14 (11.02%) Incident Management
17 13 (10.24%) SCOM
17 13 (10.24%) Clustering
17 13 (10.24%) Migration
17 13 (10.24%) Veritas
17 13 (10.24%) DNS

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.30%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (4.72%) IBM Notes
5 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.57%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (1.57%) Lync
7 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) MS Office
2 16 (12.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) IaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.54%) WAN
2 17 (13.39%) LAN
3 16 (12.60%) VPN
4 14 (11.02%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.24%) DNS
5 13 (10.24%) DHCP
6 11 (8.66%) SAN
7 8 (6.30%) VoIP
8 7 (5.51%) Firewall
9 6 (4.72%) Internet
10 5 (3.94%) SSL
11 4 (3.15%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.15%) SSH
12 3 (2.36%) VLAN
12 3 (2.36%) FTP
12 3 (2.36%) HTTP
12 3 (2.36%) SMTP
13 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.57%) MPLS
13 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) DB2
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.30%) WinRunner
1 8 (6.30%) TestDirector
1 8 (6.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.79%) FogBugz
2 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (7.09%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.15%) Publishing
4 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
5 1 (0.79%) French Language
5 1 (0.79%) Military
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (21.26%) Analyst
2 25 (19.69%) Architect
3 23 (18.11%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.24%) Test Analyst
5 11 (8.66%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Author
7 8 (6.30%) Technical Author
7 8 (6.30%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.30%) Service Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Windows Support Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) HTML
2 3 (2.36%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.79%) SOAP
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Clustering
2 11 (8.66%) Thin Client
2 11 (8.66%) Blackberry
2 11 (8.66%) Fat Client
2 11 (8.66%) Replication
3 4 (3.15%) iPhone
4 3 (2.36%) FMCG
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.36%) PKI
5 2 (1.57%) Firmware
5 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.57%) iPad
5 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 105 (82.68%) Windows
2 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (30.71%) Windows 7
4 30 (23.62%) Windows XP
4 30 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.87%) AIX
7 9 (7.09%) Linux
7 9 (7.09%) UNIX
8 7 (5.51%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.15%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.15%) Solaris
11 3 (2.36%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.57%) Android
13 1 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) ITIL
2 14 (11.02%) Incident Management
3 13 (10.24%) Migration
4 9 (7.09%) Project Management
5 8 (6.30%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.51%) Test Scripting
6 7 (5.51%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.72%) ERP
7 6 (4.72%) Software Deployment
8 5 (3.94%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (3.94%) ITSM
8 5 (3.94%) Validation
9 4 (3.15%) Scrum
9 4 (3.15%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.15%) Time Management
9 4 (3.15%) V-Model
10 3 (2.36%) Software Testing
10 3 (2.36%) Change Control
10 3 (2.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.83%) SQL
2 7 (5.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.57%) Java
3 2 (1.57%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) C++
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.79%) VB
4 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 25 (19.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.09%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (6.30%) ISEB
5 8 (6.30%) CCA
6 7 (5.51%) MCSE
6 7 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.72%) MCSA
8 5 (3.94%) Degree
9 4 (3.15%) RHCE
10 3 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.36%) CCNA
10 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.57%) MCP
12 1 (0.79%) CCNP
12 1 (0.79%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.79%) MCITP
12 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 59 (46.46%) Active Directory
2 35 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (19.69%) XenApp
4 11 (8.66%) Terminal Services
5 10 (7.87%) XenDesktop
6 9 (7.09%) Hyper-V
7 8 (6.30%) vSphere
8 7 (5.51%) XenServer
9 5 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (3.15%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.57%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.57%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.57%) VMFS
12 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.79%) vCloud
12 1 (0.79%) Xen
12 1 (0.79%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (13.39%) SCCM
2 13 (10.24%) SCOM
3 9 (7.09%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (7.09%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (6.30%) Netcool
4 8 (6.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (6.30%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.72%) WMI
6 5 (3.94%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.57%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.57%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.57%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 48 (37.80%) VMware
2 36 (28.35%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.02%) Oracle
3 14 (11.02%) McAfee
4 13 (10.24%) Cisco
4 13 (10.24%) Veritas
5 12 (9.45%) NetApp
5 12 (9.45%) HP
6 11 (8.66%) Becrypt
7 9 (7.09%) CheckPoint
7 9 (7.09%) Symantec
8 8 (6.30%) AppSense
9 6 (4.72%) Lotus
10 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.94%) Remedy
11 4 (3.15%) Avaya
12 3 (2.36%) Juniper
12 3 (2.36%) IBM
12 3 (2.36%) SAP
12 3 (2.36%) Wyse
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