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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 22 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 27 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.28% 3.97% 5.88%
As % of the Vendors category 14.14% 9.84% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 14
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 £234 £301 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £309 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
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
191 61 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.42% 40.40% 51.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 24 106
Average daily rate £350 £310 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Average hourly rate £31.00 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -31.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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
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 27 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 8 £295 - 1
Blackpool -11 7 £240 - 2
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 78 (89.66%) Windows
2 47 (54.02%) Active Directory
3 43 (49.43%) XenApp
4 42 (48.28%) AppSense
5 38 (43.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 38 (43.68%) Windows 7
6 36 (41.38%) Windows XP
7 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
8 31 (35.63%) VMware
9 30 (34.48%) DNS
10 28 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (31.03%) Security Cleared
12 26 (29.89%) SC Cleared
12 26 (29.89%) DHCP
13 24 (27.59%) SMS
13 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (26.44%) SCCM
15 20 (22.99%) XenServer
16 19 (21.84%) MS Office
17 18 (20.69%) Blackberry
18 17 (19.54%) Windows Vista
19 16 (18.39%) SQL
19 16 (18.39%) MS Exchange
20 14 (16.09%) SLA
20 14 (16.09%) CA
20 14 (16.09%) XenDesktop
20 14 (16.09%) Lumension
20 14 (16.09%) Software Deployment
21 13 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
21 13 (14.94%) HP

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (18.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.90%) Lync
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (21.84%) MS Office
2 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.48%) DNS
2 26 (29.89%) DHCP
3 24 (27.59%) SMS
4 6 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (6.90%) 3G
5 5 (5.75%) WAN
6 4 (4.60%) LAN
7 3 (3.45%) VoIP
7 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.15%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MSI
2 5 (5.75%) InstallShield
2 5 (5.75%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 17 (19.54%) Desktop Support
3 13 (14.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Tester
6 5 (5.75%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.75%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.60%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.45%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Applications Tester
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (2.30%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.30%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) ODBC
2 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
2 1 (1.15%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.20%) Fat Client
2 8 (9.20%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (89.66%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) Windows 7
3 36 (41.38%) Windows XP
4 28 (32.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (19.54%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Software Deployment
2 12 (13.79%) ITIL
3 5 (5.75%) Project Management
3 5 (5.75%) Validation
4 4 (4.60%) TQM
5 3 (3.45%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (2.30%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.15%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.15%) CRM
7 1 (1.15%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.15%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.15%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.15%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.15%) Migration
7 1 (1.15%) MVC
7 1 (1.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) SQL
2 8 (9.20%) C
3 3 (3.45%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.15%) VBScript
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) C#
5 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.30%) ISEB
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (54.02%) Active Directory
2 43 (49.43%) XenApp
3 38 (43.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (22.99%) XenServer
5 14 (16.09%) XenDesktop
6 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (8.05%) vSphere
8 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (26.44%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.15%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (48.28%) AppSense
2 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 31 (35.63%) VMware
4 14 (16.09%) CA
4 14 (16.09%) Lumension
5 13 (14.94%) HP
6 5 (5.75%) Compaq
6 5 (5.75%) Dell
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco
9 1 (1.15%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.15%) ScanSafe
9 1 (1.15%) IBM
9 1 (1.15%) NetApp
9 1 (1.15%) Lotus
9 1 (1.15%) F5
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