The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Chester 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 16 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 7 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.15% 11.39% 5.84%
As % of the Vendors category 9.86% 20.22% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £299 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 89 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 52.21% 56.33% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 19
Average daily rate £305 £339 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £378 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £40.57 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.49% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.00 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Citrix
Cheshire

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 23 July 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 19 (55.88%) Local Government
4 18 (52.94%) XenApp
5 16 (47.06%) SCCM
5 16 (47.06%) Migration
5 16 (47.06%) LAN
6 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (38.24%) SCOM
7 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
7 13 (38.24%) WAN
7 13 (38.24%) ITIL
7 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (35.29%) VMware
9 11 (32.35%) AppSense
9 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
10 10 (29.41%) DHCP
10 10 (29.41%) DNS
10 10 (29.41%) VLAN
11 9 (26.47%) Cisco
12 8 (23.53%) Application Packaging
13 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
13 7 (20.59%) MSI
14 6 (17.65%) MS Office
14 6 (17.65%) SAN
14 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
14 6 (17.65%) VBScript
14 6 (17.65%) VB
14 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) LAN
2 13 (38.24%) WAN
3 10 (29.41%) DHCP
3 10 (29.41%) DNS
3 10 (29.41%) VLAN
4 6 (17.65%) SAN
5 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
6 3 (8.82%) OSPF
6 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
6 3 (8.82%) HTTP
7 1 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.94%) Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MSI
2 4 (11.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (55.88%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Network Engineer
1 6 (17.65%) Applications Packager
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Storage Manager
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Security Officer
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
3 2 (5.88%) CESG
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Handset
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.71%) UNIX
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.88%) AIX
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Migration
2 13 (38.24%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (8.82%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) Security Management
7 2 (5.88%) Critical Path Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security Management
8 1 (2.94%) Project Management
8 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.65%) VBScript
2 6 (17.65%) VB
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) CCNP
1 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.82%) CCIP
3 2 (5.88%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) CCSA
3 2 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (2.94%) MCDST
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (52.94%) XenApp
3 12 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) SCCM
2 13 (38.24%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) AppSense
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (26.47%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
4 3 (8.82%) F5
5 2 (5.88%) McAfee
5 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) NetApp
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Dell
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec