The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 23 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 Cheshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 31 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Citrix 36 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.69% 5.03% 4.28%
As % of the Vendors category 9.78% 10.11% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 13
Average daily rate
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£260 £354 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.50% +4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £198 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £483 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £36.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% +93.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
368 376 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.98% 49.74% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 136 254
Average daily rate £316 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.15% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £44.90 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Citrix
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Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 18 £175 -63.15% 2
Chester -5 7 £230 -23.01% 1
Runcorn - 5 £280 -
Wilmslow - 3 - - 1
Knutsford 0 1 - -
Crewe - - - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 61 (72.62%) Windows
2 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 48 (57.14%) VMware
3 40 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 29 (34.52%) XenApp
7 25 (29.76%) SCCM
8 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 20 (23.81%) SCOM
10 19 (22.62%) Local Government
11 17 (20.24%) Migration
11 17 (20.24%) LAN
12 15 (17.86%) ITIL
12 15 (17.86%) MS Office
12 15 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
12 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 14 (16.67%) WAN
13 14 (16.67%) Sophos
14 13 (15.48%) AppSense
15 12 (14.29%) DHCP
15 12 (14.29%) DNS
16 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
16 11 (13.10%) Linux
16 11 (13.10%) McAfee
16 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.90%) VLAN
17 10 (11.90%) Symantec
17 10 (11.90%) MS Excel

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.38%) Lync
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (17.86%) MS Office
2 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) LAN
2 14 (16.67%) WAN
3 12 (14.29%) DHCP
3 12 (14.29%) DNS
4 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.90%) VLAN
6 7 (8.33%) SAN
7 6 (7.14%) Firewall
8 4 (4.76%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (3.57%) OSPF
9 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
9 3 (3.57%) VPN
9 3 (3.57%) HTTP
10 1 (1.19%) LDAP
10 1 (1.19%) Broadband
10 1 (1.19%) Wireless
10 1 (1.19%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MSI
2 5 (5.95%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (22.62%) Local Government
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (14.29%) Analyst
3 7 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (7.14%) Wintel Specialist
4 6 (7.14%) Wintel Technical Specialist
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Consultant
6 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (3.57%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (2.38%) CESG
3 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.38%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (1.19%) iPhone
4 1 (1.19%) EPoS
4 1 (1.19%) Handset
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (72.62%) Windows
2 40 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (13.10%) Linux
6 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.95%) UNIX
9 2 (2.38%) AIX
9 2 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Migration
2 15 (17.86%) ITIL
3 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 6 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (7.14%) Validation
4 4 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (3.57%) High Availability
6 2 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.38%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.38%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (2.38%) Service Management
6 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.38%) Security Management
7 1 (1.19%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.19%) Information Security Management
7 1 (1.19%) Change Management
7 1 (1.19%) Project Management
7 1 (1.19%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.19%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.33%) VBScript
2 7 (8.33%) VB
3 6 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.95%) CCNP
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) CCIP
5 2 (2.38%) CCNA
5 2 (2.38%) CCIE
5 2 (2.38%) CCSA
6 1 (1.19%) MCDST
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
1 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.52%) XenApp
3 15 (17.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.95%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.57%) vSphere
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.19%) XenServer
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (29.76%) SCCM
2 20 (23.81%) SCOM
3 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 48 (57.14%) VMware
2 33 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.67%) Sophos
4 13 (15.48%) AppSense
5 11 (13.10%) McAfee
6 10 (11.90%) Symantec
6 10 (11.90%) Cisco
7 9 (10.71%) CA
7 9 (10.71%) Adobe
7 9 (10.71%) SAP
7 9 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (10.71%) Veeam
7 9 (10.71%) Becrypt
8 5 (5.95%) SonicWALL
8 5 (5.95%) Draytek
9 4 (4.76%) F5
10 3 (3.57%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.57%) HP
11 2 (2.38%) Dell
11 2 (2.38%) EMC