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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 46 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Citrix 23 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.00% 4.12% 1.62%
As % of the Vendors category 5.64% 8.44% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 8
Average daily rate
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£360 £255 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £148 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £360 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
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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
408 320 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 53.19% 48.85% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 199 154
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.10 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) VMware
3 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
5 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
5 10 (29.41%) XenApp
5 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 9 (26.47%) SQL
6 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
7 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
8 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (20.59%) WAN
8 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle
9 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
10 5 (14.71%) Office 365
10 5 (14.71%) MS Office
10 5 (14.71%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) LAN
10 5 (14.71%) HP
10 5 (14.71%) Symantec
10 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
11 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
11 4 (11.76%) ISEB
11 4 (11.76%) Service Management

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.94%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
2 7 (20.59%) WAN
3 5 (14.71%) LAN
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 3 (8.82%) VoIP
4 3 (8.82%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) SAN
5 2 (5.88%) Wireless
6 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
6 1 (2.94%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) PVCS
General
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Statistics
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) PDA
5 1 (2.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.88%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.76%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Business Transformation
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Fund Management
5 2 (5.88%) Wealth Management
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Email Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) XenApp
3 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.88%) XenServer
6 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) Symantec
4 5 (14.71%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) Meru Networks
6 2 (5.88%) Compaq
6 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) Juniper
6 2 (5.88%) NetApp
6 2 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Progress