The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 37 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Citrix 32 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.16% 1.72% 2.30%
As % of the Vendors category 7.51% 4.12% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate £211 £284 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £251 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £317 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -9.09%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
426 267 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.32% 41.78% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 121 170
Average daily rate £350 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 36
Average hourly rate £23.86 £17.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.31% +15.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Citrix
East of England

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +5 9 £253 -
Letchworth - 8 - - 1
Watford -10 4 £200 - 5
St Albans - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £125 -
Citrix
East of England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (71.93%) Windows
2 36 (63.16%) VMware
3 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 22 (38.60%) HP
4 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
5 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
6 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 14 (24.56%) NetApp
7 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
8 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (22.81%) NetScaler
9 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (17.54%) ITIL
10 10 (17.54%) XenApp
10 10 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
11 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (14.04%) SAN
12 8 (14.04%) IBM
12 8 (14.04%) MCSE
12 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (12.28%) Project Planning
13 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.28%) DNS
13 7 (12.28%) DHCP
14 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
14 6 (10.53%) vSphere
14 6 (10.53%) Windows 7

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (8.77%) Lotus Domino
1 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) NetScaler
2 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 8 (14.04%) SAN
4 7 (12.28%) DNS
4 7 (12.28%) DHCP
5 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) WAN
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) SSL
6 2 (3.51%) IPsec
6 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.75%) NAS
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Tester
2 10 (17.54%) Server Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Support Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.51%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Flash
1 1 (1.75%) JRockit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (71.93%) Windows
2 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.26%) HPUX
6 3 (5.26%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) UNIX
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.28%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Validation
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 2 (3.51%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.75%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.75%) Performance Testing
9 1 (1.75%) Network Design
9 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis
9 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.75%) Service Management
9 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) VB
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.04%) MCSE
5 5 (8.77%) MCITP
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.26%) VCAP
7 2 (3.51%) NCDA
7 2 (3.51%) RHCE
7 2 (3.51%) RHCA
7 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCNP
8 1 (1.75%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) XenApp
4 6 (10.53%) vSphere
5 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
5 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.26%) XenServer
7 2 (3.51%) Samba
7 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.75%) Xen
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.51%) Cobbler
5 2 (3.51%) SCOM
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.75%) OpenView
6 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (63.16%) VMware
2 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 22 (38.60%) HP
3 14 (24.56%) NetApp
4 8 (14.04%) IBM
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
6 4 (7.02%) Dell
7 3 (5.26%) EMC
7 3 (5.26%) Lotus
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 3 (5.26%) McAfee
8 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) Juniper
9 1 (1.75%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard