The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 50 34 18
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Citrix 19 40 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.44% 4.07% 7.34%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 9.59% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 19
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£349 £270 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -26.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £228 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £361 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £326
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 12
Average hourly rate £25.92 £31.56 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £30.16 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.90 £54.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
Citrix
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
396 417 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 50.77% 42.38% 46.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 183 197
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £259 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 34
Average hourly rate £17.42 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.79% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £55.63
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 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Chester 0 7 £370 +23.33% 1
Warrington -15 4 £300 +33.33% 3
Macclesfield - 2 £450 -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Sandbach - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 3
Lymm - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
3 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
4 18 (43.90%) VMware
5 13 (31.71%) Local Government
5 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
6 12 (29.27%) XenApp
6 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (26.83%) WAN
8 10 (24.39%) LAN
8 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (24.39%) SCCM
9 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
10 8 (19.51%) MS Office
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco
12 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
12 6 (14.63%) VPN
12 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL
12 6 (14.63%) VLAN
13 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
13 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (12.20%) AppSense
13 5 (12.20%) Firewall
13 5 (12.20%) CCNA
13 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
13 5 (12.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 9 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) Lync
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Office
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) WAN
2 10 (24.39%) LAN
3 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.63%) VPN
3 6 (14.63%) VLAN
4 5 (12.20%) Firewall
5 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) DHCP
6 2 (4.88%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) SSL
6 2 (4.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) DataStage
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) AdminStudio
2 3 (7.32%) MSI
General
1 13 (31.71%) Local Government
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Applications Packager
3 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) IT Architect
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Engagement Manager
6 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Handset
3 3 (7.32%) iPad
4 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.88%) FlexPod
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) PKI
5 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.88%) UNIX
7 2 (4.88%) AIX
7 2 (4.88%) HPUX
7 2 (4.88%) Solaris
7 2 (4.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.88%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.44%) Email Migration
6 1 (2.44%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
1 5 (12.20%) VBScript
2 4 (9.76%) VB
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) CCNA
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) CCIE
2 4 (9.76%) CCNP
2 4 (9.76%) CCSA
3 3 (7.32%) MCDST
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCA
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) XenApp
3 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) vSphere
6 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.44%) NFS
7 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.44%) MOM
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (43.90%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
4 5 (12.20%) AppSense
5 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Sun
6 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
6 2 (4.88%) Sophos
6 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.88%) Draytek
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy