The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix
Rank 66 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +8
Contract jobs citing Citrix 40 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.21% 4.55% 3.61%
As % of the Vendors category 5.66% 11.07% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 15
Average daily rate £350 £319 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +136.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £13.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
707 587 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.02% 41.11% 47.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 325 287
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 43 (53.75%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
3 27 (33.75%) VMware
4 26 (32.50%) SQL Server
5 24 (30.00%) SQL
6 23 (28.75%) HP
7 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
7 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (25.00%) Cisco
9 16 (20.00%) NetScaler
10 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (18.75%) Migration
10 15 (18.75%) HP UFT
11 14 (17.50%) MS Office
11 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
12 13 (16.25%) Software Testing
12 13 (16.25%) XenApp
13 12 (15.00%) ITIL
13 12 (15.00%) LAN
14 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
14 11 (13.75%) SAN
14 11 (13.75%) Finance
14 11 (13.75%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (13.75%) AppSense
14 11 (13.75%) XenDesktop
15 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
15 10 (12.50%) Performance Testing
15 10 (12.50%) Application Packaging

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.25%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 12 (15.00%) LAN
3 11 (13.75%) SAN
4 9 (11.25%) DNS
4 9 (11.25%) WAN
5 7 (8.75%) DHCP
6 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.50%) VLAN
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.00%) Firewall
8 3 (3.75%) VPN
9 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.50%) Network Security
9 2 (2.50%) SSL
9 2 (2.50%) VoIP
10 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.25%) NAS
10 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) HP UFT
2 3 (3.75%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Analyst
2 17 (21.25%) Test Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) IT Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Architect
4 6 (7.50%) Citrix Specialist
4 6 (7.50%) Designer
4 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 6 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.25%) Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Technical Designer
6 4 (5.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
6 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.75%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.00%) Life Science
5 3 (3.75%) PKI
6 2 (2.50%) BYOD
6 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (53.75%) Windows
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.50%) Linux
8 4 (5.00%) Unix
9 3 (3.75%) AIX
9 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.75%) HPUX
9 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.50%) NetWare
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) Software Testing
3 12 (15.00%) ITIL
4 10 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 10 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 8 (10.00%) Project Management
6 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.25%) IT Governance
7 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.00%) ITSM
8 4 (5.00%) Server Building
8 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.75%) Load Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Service Management
9 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.75%) Time Management
10 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.50%) VBScript
4 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (6.25%) MCSE
3 4 (5.00%) CCEA
3 4 (5.00%) CCEE
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.75%) CCIA
4 3 (3.75%) CCNA
4 3 (3.75%) MCITP
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MCP
5 2 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (1.25%) CCA
6 1 (1.25%) CCNP
6 1 (1.25%) CCSA
6 1 (1.25%) CISM
6 1 (1.25%) CISSP
6 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.25%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.25%) XenApp
4 11 (13.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (13.75%) XenDesktop
5 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.00%) vSphere
7 3 (3.75%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.50%) NFS
8 2 (2.50%) Xen
8 2 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.75%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.00%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (2.50%) SmoothWall
4 2 (2.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) VMware
2 23 (28.75%) HP
3 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.00%) Cisco
5 11 (13.75%) AppSense
6 10 (12.50%) Wyse
7 9 (11.25%) NetApp
8 8 (10.00%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.25%) SAP
9 5 (6.25%) Symantec
10 4 (5.00%) IBM
10 4 (5.00%) Lotus
10 4 (5.00%) Oracle
11 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.50%) Adobe
12 2 (2.50%) Altiris
12 2 (2.50%) EMC
12 2 (2.50%) Kaspersky
12 2 (2.50%) Novell