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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 49 41 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing Citrix 14 28 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.91% 3.03% 7.16%
As % of the Vendors category 3.92% 7.53% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 17
Average daily rate
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£310 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £204 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 15
Average hourly rate £10.00 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.63% +1.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.68 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
357 372 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 48.77% 40.26% 47.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 170 170
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 £203 £245 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 36
Average hourly rate £18.13 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.54% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Macclesfield - 4 £326 -
Warrington -10 3 £300 +9.09% 4
Chester -2 2 £310 +5.08% 2
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Lymm - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Sandbach - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
3 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 16 (41.03%) VMware
5 13 (33.33%) WAN
6 12 (30.77%) Local Government
6 12 (30.77%) XenApp
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (28.21%) LAN
7 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
8 10 (25.64%) SCCM
9 9 (23.08%) Cisco
9 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.95%) MS Office
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.95%) VLAN
11 7 (17.95%) Firewall
12 6 (15.38%) CCNA
12 6 (15.38%) ITIL
12 6 (15.38%) VPN
13 5 (12.82%) VBScript
13 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
13 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
13 5 (12.82%) CCNP
13 5 (12.82%) Migration
13 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (12.82%) AppSense
13 5 (12.82%) PowerShell

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Lync
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) WAN
2 11 (28.21%) LAN
3 7 (17.95%) VLAN
3 7 (17.95%) Firewall
4 6 (15.38%) VPN
5 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.69%) DHCP
6 3 (7.69%) DNS
7 2 (5.13%) Wireless
7 2 (5.13%) SAN
7 2 (5.13%) SSL
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) AdminStudio
2 3 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 12 (30.77%) Local Government
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Analyst
1 5 (12.82%) Applications Packager
2 3 (7.69%) Architect
2 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (7.69%) Network Manager
2 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (5.13%) IT Architect
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (2.56%) Consultant
4 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.69%) FlexPod
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Handset
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.13%) Android
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.13%) UNIX
6 2 (5.13%) AIX
6 2 (5.13%) HPUX
6 2 (5.13%) Solaris
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
4 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.13%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.56%) Email Migration
5 1 (2.56%) People Management
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) VBScript
1 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) CCNA
3 5 (12.82%) CCNP
4 4 (10.26%) CCSA
4 4 (10.26%) CCIE
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.13%) MCDST
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCP
7 1 (2.56%) CCA
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) XenApp
3 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.13%) vSphere
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.56%) NFS
7 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) AppSense
5 4 (10.26%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Sun
6 3 (7.69%) IBM
6 3 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Dell
7 2 (5.13%) Avaya
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) Sophos
8 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.56%) Draytek