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 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 21 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Citrix 2 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.65% 7.77% 10.05%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 18.99% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 8
Average hourly rate - £34.06 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.68 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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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
64 79 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 52.89% 40.93% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 11
Average daily rate £376 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £43.50 £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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) Local Government
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 8 (44.44%) WAN
4 8 (44.44%) XenApp
4 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) SCCM
5 6 (33.33%) VLAN
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (22.22%) AdminStudio
7 4 (22.22%) CCIE
7 4 (22.22%) CCNP
7 4 (22.22%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) VBScript
7 4 (22.22%) VB
7 4 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
7 4 (22.22%) SCOM
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
7 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) VLAN
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) SSL
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) DataStage
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) AdminStudio
2 2 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 12 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 3 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (11.11%) Android
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) VBScript
1 4 (22.22%) VB
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCIE
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) CCSA
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCDST
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (22.22%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper