The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Cardiff 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 37 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Citrix 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.10% 1.19% 1.48%
As % of the Vendors category 5.71% 2.40% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
140 125 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.75% 49.41% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 47
Average daily rate £325 £298 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 11 (55.00%) XenApp
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
6 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) SCCM
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 4 (20.00%) SCOM
8 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (20.00%) ISEB
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) Firewall
8 4 (20.00%) Symantec
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.00%) SAN
9 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
9 3 (15.00%) ERP
9 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (15.00%) SAP
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) VPN
9 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) WLAN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) L2TP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ERP
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Stress Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Release Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) ITSM
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.00%) CCA
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) XenApp
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.00%) MetaFrame
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
4 4 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) SAP
5 3 (15.00%) AppSense
6 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.00%) LANDesk