The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 8 5 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +29
Contract jobs citing Citrix 54 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.59% 13.36% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 27.10% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £305 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £235 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.95% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.91% +5.25%
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 Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
216 107 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 50.35% 49.31% 55.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 47 116
Average daily rate £340 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £243 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 £11.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.10 £18.49 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
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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
Preston +5 13 £266 - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 96 (92.31%) Windows
2 58 (55.77%) Active Directory
3 52 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 49 (47.12%) XenApp
4 49 (47.12%) AppSense
5 46 (44.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 46 (44.23%) Windows XP
6 40 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 40 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 38 (36.54%) SC Cleared
8 36 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (34.62%) VMware
8 36 (34.62%) DNS
9 31 (29.81%) DHCP
9 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (27.88%) SCCM
11 28 (26.92%) SMS
11 28 (26.92%) MS Office
12 26 (25.00%) Windows Vista
13 24 (23.08%) XenServer
14 23 (22.12%) Software Deployment
14 23 (22.12%) Blackberry
15 19 (18.27%) SQL
15 19 (18.27%) MS Exchange
15 19 (18.27%) SLA
15 19 (18.27%) CA
15 19 (18.27%) Lumension
16 17 (16.35%) HP
17 16 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (15.38%) XenDesktop

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 19 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 16 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.58%) SharePoint
4 10 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.73%) Lync
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (26.92%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (34.62%) DNS
2 31 (29.81%) DHCP
3 28 (26.92%) SMS
4 8 (7.69%) 3G
4 8 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.81%) LAN
5 5 (4.81%) WAN
6 3 (2.88%) VoIP
6 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MSI
2 6 (5.77%) InstallShield
2 6 (5.77%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Desktop Support
1 29 (27.88%) Support Engineer
2 23 (22.12%) Desktop Engineer
3 22 (21.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Tester
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Applications Packager
7 5 (4.81%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (4.81%) Designer
8 4 (3.85%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Support
9 3 (2.88%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Applications Tester
9 3 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (1.92%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) ODBC
2 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.12%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.58%) Fat Client
2 11 (10.58%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.96%) NHS
3 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 96 (92.31%) Windows
2 52 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 46 (44.23%) Windows XP
4 36 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Software Deployment
2 14 (13.46%) ITIL
3 7 (6.73%) TQM
4 5 (4.81%) Validation
4 5 (4.81%) Project Management
5 3 (2.88%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (1.92%) Software Testing
7 1 (0.96%) Load Balancing
7 1 (0.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (0.96%) CRM
7 1 (0.96%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.96%) Migration
7 1 (0.96%) Information Security
7 1 (0.96%) Content Management
7 1 (0.96%) Test Scripting
7 1 (0.96%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.96%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.27%) SQL
2 12 (11.54%) C
3 3 (2.88%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) VBScript
4 1 (0.96%) VB
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 38 (36.54%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) MCSE
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 49 (47.12%) XenApp
3 46 (44.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (23.08%) XenServer
5 16 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 12 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (7.69%) vSphere
8 5 (4.81%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 29 (27.88%) SCCM
2 8 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (47.12%) AppSense
2 40 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 36 (34.62%) VMware
4 19 (18.27%) Lumension
4 19 (18.27%) CA
5 17 (16.35%) HP
6 6 (5.77%) Compaq
6 6 (5.77%) Dell
7 5 (4.81%) Oracle
8 2 (1.92%) Cisco
9 1 (0.96%) IBM
9 1 (0.96%) NetApp
9 1 (0.96%) McAfee
9 1 (0.96%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.96%) ScanSafe
9 1 (0.96%) F5
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