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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 46 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 23 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.84% 5.88% 6.95%
As % of the Vendors category 6.28% 12.96% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 20
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £164 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £22.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £32.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
366 432 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.19% 45.38% 52.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 197 252
Average daily rate £400 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 27
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 12 - - 4
Warrington -5 5 £300 +114.28% 7
Wilmslow - 3 - - 3
Runcorn -4 1 £270 -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
3 38 (62.30%) VMware
4 31 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
7 17 (27.87%) Local Government
8 14 (22.95%) SCOM
8 14 (22.95%) LAN
8 14 (22.95%) WAN
9 13 (21.31%) Sophos
10 12 (19.67%) ITIL
10 12 (19.67%) SCCM
10 12 (19.67%) XenApp
10 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
11 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
12 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
12 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.39%) VLAN
13 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
13 9 (14.75%) DHCP
13 9 (14.75%) Linux
13 9 (14.75%) MS Office
14 8 (13.11%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (13.11%) Cisco
14 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
14 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
14 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (11.48%) Becrypt
15 7 (11.48%) Veeam

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.92%) Lync
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) LAN
1 14 (22.95%) WAN
2 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.39%) VLAN
3 9 (14.75%) DHCP
4 7 (11.48%) Firewall
5 6 (9.84%) DNS
6 5 (8.20%) VPN
6 5 (8.20%) SAN
7 2 (3.28%) SSL
7 2 (3.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 17 (27.87%) Local Government
2 1 (1.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Analyst
2 7 (11.48%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (8.20%) Network Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Wintel Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Clustering
1 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) PKI
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 31 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
5 9 (14.75%) Linux
5 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.28%) Android
7 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
2 5 (8.20%) Migration
3 4 (6.56%) Validation
4 3 (4.92%) High Availability
4 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
6 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.64%) Change Control
6 1 (1.64%) Service Continuity Management
6 1 (1.64%) Email Migration
6 1 (1.64%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.64%) People Management
6 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) CCSA
2 6 (9.84%) CCIE
2 6 (9.84%) CCNP
2 6 (9.84%) CCNA
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.28%) MCDST
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) XenApp
3 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.64%) NFS
6 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCOM
2 12 (19.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (62.30%) VMware
2 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.31%) Sophos
4 8 (13.11%) Cisco
5 7 (11.48%) SAP
5 7 (11.48%) McAfee
5 7 (11.48%) Adobe
5 7 (11.48%) CA
5 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
5 7 (11.48%) Symantec
5 7 (11.48%) Becrypt
5 7 (11.48%) Veeam
6 6 (9.84%) SolarWinds
6 6 (9.84%) SonicWALL
6 6 (9.84%) Draytek
7 2 (3.28%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) AppSense
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) Avaya
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