The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 40 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 123 118 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.86% 4.27% 4.42%
As % of the Vendors category 8.38% 9.88% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 55
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £149 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £362 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 12
Average hourly rate £14.13 £31.56 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.23% +66.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.79 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £44.14 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1467 1194 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.05% 43.23% 47.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 571 682
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £512 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 105 91
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +22.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.06 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.07 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 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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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
Manchester +12 60 £357 +29.63% 38
Lancashire -7 28 £275 -11.29% 3
Cheshire -21 18 £300 +7.62% 7
Merseyside -5 13 £180 -14.28% 1
Cumbria - 1 £400 - 1
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England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 225 (78.95%) Windows
2 156 (54.74%) Active Directory
3 113 (39.65%) VMware
4 111 (38.95%) Microsoft
5 89 (31.23%) Windows 7
6 87 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 85 (29.82%) XenApp
8 78 (27.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (25.26%) Windows XP
10 61 (21.40%) MS Exchange
11 58 (20.35%) MS Office
12 52 (18.25%) ITIL
12 52 (18.25%) SCCM
13 49 (17.19%) DHCP
14 48 (16.84%) DNS
14 48 (16.84%) AppSense
15 47 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
17 42 (14.74%) Security Cleared
18 38 (13.33%) SC Cleared
19 35 (12.28%) Blackberry
20 34 (11.93%) SQL
20 34 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
21 33 (11.58%) XenDesktop
21 33 (11.58%) LAN
21 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
22 32 (11.23%) Hyper-V
23 31 (10.88%) SAN
24 30 (10.53%) HP
24 30 (10.53%) XenServer

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 61 (21.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (5.96%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.51%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.51%) Lync
7 9 (3.16%) IIS
8 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) Site Server
Applications
1 58 (20.35%) MS Office
2 27 (9.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) IaaS
2 1 (0.35%) PaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.19%) DHCP
2 48 (16.84%) DNS
3 33 (11.58%) LAN
4 31 (10.88%) SAN
5 27 (9.47%) WAN
6 25 (8.77%) SMS
7 16 (5.61%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.56%) VPN
9 12 (4.21%) NetScaler
10 8 (2.81%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (2.81%) NAS
10 8 (2.81%) Firewall
11 7 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.46%) 3G
11 7 (2.46%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.46%) VLAN
12 6 (2.11%) Wireless
12 6 (2.11%) VoIP
13 4 (1.40%) Wireshark
14 3 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.70%) DataStage
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.16%) MSI
2 8 (2.81%) AdminStudio
3 5 (1.75%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
General
1 18 (6.32%) Finance
2 14 (4.91%) Local Government
3 9 (3.16%) Banking
4 7 (2.46%) Legal
5 3 (1.05%) Law
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (14.39%) Analyst
2 36 (12.63%) Desktop Support
3 31 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 24 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 18 (6.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (6.32%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.61%) Support Analyst
7 14 (4.91%) Consultant
8 13 (4.56%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.86%) Administrator
11 10 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.51%) Architect
11 10 (3.51%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.51%) Citrix Engineer
12 9 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.16%) Applications Packager
12 9 (3.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.75%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.40%) ODBC
3 1 (0.35%) Middleware
3 1 (0.35%) HTML
3 1 (0.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.28%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 15 (5.26%) Clustering
2 15 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 8 (2.81%) iPad
3 8 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.46%) Replication
4 7 (2.46%) Celerra
5 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.05%) Handset
6 3 (1.05%) PDA
6 3 (1.05%) Life Science
7 2 (0.70%) Statistics
7 2 (0.70%) PKI
7 2 (0.70%) NHS
7 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) User Experience
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 225 (78.95%) Windows
2 89 (31.23%) Windows 7
3 87 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (27.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (25.26%) Windows XP
6 29 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (9.47%) Windows Vista
8 16 (5.61%) Linux
9 10 (3.51%) UNIX
10 8 (2.81%) Solaris
11 7 (2.46%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.11%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.75%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.40%) Android
15 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.70%) NetWare
16 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.25%) ITIL
2 25 (8.77%) Migration
3 18 (6.32%) Change Control
4 15 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 15 (5.26%) Project Management
5 9 (3.16%) PRINCE2
6 8 (2.81%) Service Management
7 7 (2.46%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (2.11%) Validation
9 5 (1.75%) Problem Management
9 5 (1.75%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.75%) High Availability
9 5 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.40%) Performance Management
10 4 (1.40%) Change Management
10 4 (1.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.40%) TQM
10 4 (1.40%) Email Migration
10 4 (1.40%) Coaching
10 4 (1.40%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.93%) SQL
2 10 (3.51%) C
3 8 (2.81%) VBScript
4 7 (2.46%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.11%) Java
6 5 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.35%) VB6
7 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.67%) MCSE
5 12 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.86%) CCNA
7 10 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.81%) MCP
8 8 (2.81%) CCA
8 8 (2.81%) MCITP
9 7 (2.46%) MCSA
10 6 (2.11%) CCEA
10 6 (2.11%) CCIA
11 5 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.75%) MCTS
11 5 (1.75%) CCNP
12 4 (1.40%) CCIE
12 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.40%) CCSA
12 4 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.37%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 156 (54.74%) Active Directory
2 85 (29.82%) XenApp
3 47 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 33 (11.58%) XenDesktop
6 32 (11.23%) Hyper-V
7 30 (10.53%) XenServer
8 17 (5.96%) Terminal Services
9 11 (3.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (3.51%) VMware ESX
11 9 (3.16%) vSphere
12 7 (2.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (1.40%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.35%) NFS
15 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (18.25%) SCCM
2 19 (6.67%) SCOM
3 8 (2.81%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.75%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.70%) WSUS
7 2 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.35%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.35%) SCSM
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (39.65%) VMware
2 111 (38.95%) Microsoft
3 48 (16.84%) AppSense
4 30 (10.53%) HP
5 27 (9.47%) Cisco
6 16 (5.61%) Symantec
7 15 (5.26%) CA
8 14 (4.91%) Lumension
9 11 (3.86%) EMC
10 10 (3.51%) Lotus
11 9 (3.16%) Dell
12 8 (2.81%) Sophos
12 8 (2.81%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.46%) Oracle
14 5 (1.75%) IBM
14 5 (1.75%) Avaya
14 5 (1.75%) Juniper
14 5 (1.75%) Compaq
15 4 (1.40%) NetApp
15 4 (1.40%) 3PAR
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