The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 15 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 27 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.99% 3.33% 5.28%
As % of the Vendors category 13.11% 7.34% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £392 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £301 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
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 Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
206 109 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 53.37% 45.42% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 46
Average daily rate £325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.42 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Liverpool +11 22 £300 +50.00% 6
Bootle 0 3 - -
Citrix
North West

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (85.42%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (54.17%) VMware
4 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (43.75%) XenApp
6 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 13 (27.08%) ITIL
7 13 (27.08%) DHCP
7 13 (27.08%) DNS
8 12 (25.00%) XenDesktop
8 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (22.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (18.75%) Migration
10 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 8 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (16.67%) Thin Client
11 8 (16.67%) Symantec
11 8 (16.67%) Fat Client
12 7 (14.58%) SCCM
12 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
12 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) MS Office
12 7 (14.58%) LAN
12 7 (14.58%) WAN
13 6 (12.50%) MCP

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) DHCP
1 13 (27.08%) DNS
2 7 (14.58%) LAN
2 7 (14.58%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) SAN
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Administrator
2 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix Support
8 2 (4.17%) PC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 8 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.58%) Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (12.50%) Server Building
4 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.08%) Change Management
6 1 (2.08%) Network Design
6 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Time Management
6 1 (2.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CCEE
5 1 (2.08%) CCAA
5 1 (2.08%) CCIA
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) CCA
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (43.75%) XenApp
3 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (12.50%) Xen
6 6 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 6 (12.50%) vSphere
6 6 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.08%) XenServer
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (54.17%) VMware
3 8 (16.67%) Symantec
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (6.25%) Veritas
5 3 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (6.25%) AppSense
5 3 (6.25%) Sophos
5 3 (6.25%) Acronis
6 1 (2.08%) PlateSpin
6 1 (2.08%) EMC
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) Remedy
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee
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