The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 13 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Citrix 11 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.17% 14.48% 11.01%
As % of the Vendors category 21.15% 25.81% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
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Cheshire

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

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 124 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.33% 56.11% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 19
Average daily rate £400 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.84 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Chester region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (70.00%) Local Government
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) LAN
4 9 (45.00%) WAN
5 8 (40.00%) XenApp
5 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (35.00%) SCCM
6 7 (35.00%) VLAN
7 6 (30.00%) SCOM
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) CCSA
9 4 (20.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) MS Office
9 4 (20.00%) CCIE
9 4 (20.00%) CCNP
9 4 (20.00%) CCNA
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (15.00%) iPad

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) LAN
1 9 (45.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) VLAN
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) SSL
6 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) DataStage
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 14 (70.00%) Local Government
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
1 3 (15.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Handset
2 3 (15.00%) iPad
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) VBScript
1 3 (15.00%) VB
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCIE
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) CCNA
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) CCSA
2 3 (15.00%) MCDST
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) XenApp
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.00%) AppSense
5 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper