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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 29 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Citrix 34 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.38% 2.09% 4.07%
As % of the Vendors category 9.44% 4.30% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
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£253 £270 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.48% +17.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £294 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.40% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £10.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -44.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.32 £16.25 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+0.43% +7.43%
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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
360 279 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.33% 48.61% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 144 101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 26
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (40.38%) MS Office
4 19 (36.54%) VMware
5 16 (30.77%) XenApp
5 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 11 (21.15%) Migration
8 11 (21.15%) Network Security
8 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (19.23%) Finance
9 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
9 10 (19.23%) vSphere
10 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
10 9 (17.31%) Blackberry
10 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
11 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
11 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 8 (15.38%) ITIL
11 8 (15.38%) Dependency Management
12 7 (13.46%) SQL
12 7 (13.46%) Service Management
13 6 (11.54%) AppSense
13 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
14 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
14 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
14 5 (9.62%) Progress

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.62%) WorkSite
4 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (40.38%) MS Office
2 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Network Security
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) VoIP
4 2 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.92%) 3G
5 1 (1.92%) Broadband
5 1 (1.92%) SMTP
5 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Legal
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) German Language
5 1 (1.92%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Service Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Technical Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) PMO Lead
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Citrix Support
6 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Blackberry
2 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.62%) CMDB
4 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.85%) NHS
4 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Migration
2 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 8 (15.38%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Dependency Management
4 7 (13.46%) Service Management
5 3 (5.77%) Change Management
5 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.85%) Line Management
7 1 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.92%) ITSM
7 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) VBScript
3 1 (1.92%) VB
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) MCP
4 2 (3.85%) CCA
4 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCEA
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.92%) CCNP
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCTS
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.77%) XenApp
3 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (19.23%) vSphere
5 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.85%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) EdgeSight
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) VMware
2 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) AppSense
4 5 (9.62%) Progress
5 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.77%) Lotus
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Dell
6 2 (3.85%) Symantec
6 2 (3.85%) Remedy
6 2 (3.85%) CommVault
7 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Mercator
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) McAfee
7 1 (1.92%) Sophos
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) EMC