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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 41 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 16 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.54% 2.14% 2.78%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 4.19% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
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£130 £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -15.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 - £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 - £13.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
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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
255 310 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.54% 50.99% 49.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 155 94
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £160 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.60 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) VMware
3 13 (33.33%) XenApp
4 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
6 10 (25.64%) MS Office
6 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 9 (23.08%) Symantec
7 9 (23.08%) vSphere
8 8 (20.51%) Blackberry
8 8 (20.51%) Java
8 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
8 8 (20.51%) Back Office
8 8 (20.51%) Banking
8 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
9 7 (17.95%) IBM Notes
9 7 (17.95%) WAN
9 7 (17.95%) Lotus
10 6 (15.38%) Oracle
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Management Information System

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) IBM Notes
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.95%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) LAN
4 3 (7.69%) SAN
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security
5 2 (5.13%) DNS
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
6 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (20.51%) Back Office
1 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Support Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support
3 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Desktop Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Citrix Support
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Statistics
5 1 (2.56%) FMCG
5 1 (2.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 4 (10.26%) Service Management
4 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Dependency Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.56%) Email Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Line Management
6 1 (2.56%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) CCA
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) CCEA
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) XenApp
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 9 (23.08%) vSphere
4 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.56%) Xen
7 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) VMware
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) Symantec
4 7 (17.95%) Lotus
5 6 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (10.26%) HP
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco
7 3 (7.69%) AppSense
8 2 (5.13%) Dell
8 2 (5.13%) EMC
8 2 (5.13%) Juniper
9 1 (2.56%) Apple
9 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.56%) Mercator
9 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.56%) Meru Networks