The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 38 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Citrix 19 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.56% 2.80% 4.70%
As % of the Vendors category 5.71% 5.50% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 20
Average daily rate
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£288 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +21.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £209 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £301 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
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West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
333 382 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.94% 50.93% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 204 184
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.25 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +63.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 25 (65.79%) Windows
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 11 (28.95%) VMware
4 11 (28.95%) Windows XP
5 10 (26.32%) MS Office
5 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (23.68%) XenApp
6 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (21.05%) Finance
8 7 (18.42%) Blackberry
9 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.79%) Legal
9 6 (15.79%) WorkSite
10 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
11 4 (10.53%) SCCM
11 4 (10.53%) Law
11 4 (10.53%) Cisco
11 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.53%) LAN
11 4 (10.53%) WAN
11 4 (10.53%) VPN
11 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
12 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
12 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
12 3 (7.89%) ITIL
12 3 (7.89%) SQL

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 6 (15.79%) WorkSite
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) Vectorworks
3 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LAN
1 4 (10.53%) WAN
1 4 (10.53%) VPN
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.26%) VoIP
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (2.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Legal
3 4 (10.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) CMDB
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) PDA
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.95%) Windows XP
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.63%) Linux
8 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Project Management
2 2 (5.26%) Service Management
2 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (2.63%) Project Governance
3 1 (2.63%) Time Management
3 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.63%) Supplier Management
3 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Migration
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.63%) CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) MCITP
2 2 (5.26%) MCSE
2 2 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) CCA
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) XenApp
3 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.26%) XenServer
5 2 (5.26%) MetaFrame
5 2 (5.26%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) Progress
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) AppSense
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.63%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) CommVault
5 1 (2.63%) NetApp
5 1 (2.63%) Lotus
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee
5 1 (2.63%) Sophos
5 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.63%) Acronis
5 1 (2.63%) SAP