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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 27 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Citrix 233 164 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.00% 5.29% 4.43%
As % of the Vendors category 13.14% 12.12% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 64 40
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£450 £260 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £115 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £325 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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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
1773 1353 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.67% 43.60% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 645 504
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 110 88
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.08 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.31% +26.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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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 +14 94 £325 +34.02% 23
Cheshire +9 80 £650 +140.74% 12
Merseyside +3 23 £325 +22.64% 9
Lancashire -17 20 £230 -9.80% 1
Cumbria -6 6 - - 1
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England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 182 (53.37%) Windows
2 143 (41.94%) VMware
3 130 (38.12%) Active Directory
4 129 (37.83%) Microsoft
5 98 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 76 (22.29%) XenApp
7 74 (21.70%) Migration
8 64 (18.77%) Oracle
9 58 (17.01%) Cisco
10 53 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 52 (15.25%) ITIL
11 52 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (14.96%) Windows 7
13 49 (14.37%) MS Exchange
14 48 (14.08%) WAN
15 46 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
16 45 (13.20%) MS Excel
16 45 (13.20%) SAN
17 43 (12.61%) Finance
17 43 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 41 (12.02%) Firewall
18 41 (12.02%) UNIX
18 41 (12.02%) JavaScript
19 40 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (11.73%) IaaS
19 40 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
19 40 (11.73%) StatsD
19 40 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
19 40 (11.73%) MongoDB
19 40 (11.73%) Apache Cassandra

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 49 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.68%) Node.js
3 24 (7.04%) IBM Notes
3 24 (7.04%) IIS
4 20 (5.87%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.23%) Apache
7 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.88%) Lync
10 3 (0.88%) Site Server
11 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.29%) Liferay
Applications
1 45 (13.20%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.26%) MS Office
3 6 (1.76%) MS Project
3 6 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.73%) IaaS
1 40 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (10.85%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (4.69%) Office 365
4 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.08%) WAN
2 45 (13.20%) SAN
3 41 (12.02%) Firewall
4 32 (9.38%) DHCP
4 32 (9.38%) DNS
5 29 (8.50%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (8.50%) LAN
6 26 (7.62%) VPN
7 24 (7.04%) SSL
8 19 (5.57%) Internet
8 19 (5.57%) Network Security
9 14 (4.11%) Wireless
10 13 (3.81%) NAS
11 12 (3.52%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.52%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (2.35%) DMZ
13 8 (2.35%) MPLS
13 8 (2.35%) OSPF
13 8 (2.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (11.73%) MongoDB
2 40 (11.73%) Apache Cassandra
3 39 (11.44%) Hadoop
3 39 (11.44%) Big Data
4 29 (8.50%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.87%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) MSI
2 3 (0.88%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.59%) AdminStudio
General
1 43 (12.61%) Finance
2 14 (4.11%) Manufacturing
2 14 (4.11%) Local Government
3 13 (3.81%) Banking
4 10 (2.93%) Legal
5 7 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.76%) Law
7 5 (1.47%) Retail
8 4 (1.17%) Electronics
8 4 (1.17%) Marketing
9 3 (0.88%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (22.58%) Architect
2 65 (19.06%) Analyst
3 43 (12.61%) Technical Architect
4 32 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 29 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (7.04%) Digital Architect
7 22 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 21 (6.16%) Digital Technical Architect
9 18 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (4.99%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (4.69%) Senior Architect
12 15 (4.40%) Senior Technical Architect
12 15 (4.40%) Support Analyst
13 14 (4.11%) Security Analyst
14 12 (3.52%) Security Engineer
14 12 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (3.23%) Programme Manager
15 11 (3.23%) Desktop Support
15 11 (3.23%) Business Analyst
15 11 (3.23%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 33 (9.68%) AngularJS
2 24 (7.04%) .NET
3 13 (3.81%) Application Packaging
4 8 (2.35%) SAML
4 8 (2.35%) CSS
4 8 (2.35%) CSS3
4 8 (2.35%) OAuth
5 6 (1.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.59%) ODBC
7 1 (0.29%) HTML5
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.29%) Web Services
7 1 (0.29%) HTML
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.56%) Visualisation
2 19 (5.57%) Clustering
3 13 (3.81%) PKI
3 13 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.23%) Life Science
4 11 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.93%) Replication
5 10 (2.93%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.93%) User Experience
5 10 (2.93%) Celerra
6 9 (2.64%) Open Source
7 8 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.05%) iPad
9 6 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.76%) CMDB
9 6 (1.76%) iPhone
10 4 (1.17%) DTV
10 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 182 (53.37%) Windows
2 53 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (14.96%) Windows 7
5 43 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (12.02%) UNIX
7 30 (8.80%) Windows XP
8 28 (8.21%) Linux
9 19 (5.57%) Solaris
10 11 (3.23%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.76%) AIX
12 5 (1.47%) Android
13 4 (1.17%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.59%) HPUX
15 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.70%) Migration
2 52 (15.25%) ITIL
3 40 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (11.14%) Machine Learning
5 28 (8.21%) Project Management
6 27 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (7.04%) PRINCE2
8 20 (5.87%) Service Delivery
9 18 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (5.28%) Programme Management
9 18 (5.28%) Service Management
10 17 (4.99%) Change Control
11 15 (4.40%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (3.81%) Information Security
12 13 (3.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.52%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 11 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.02%) JavaScript
2 39 (11.44%) R
3 24 (7.04%) Java
4 23 (6.74%) SQL
4 23 (6.74%) Python
5 21 (6.16%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.64%) VBScript
7 4 (1.17%) VB
7 4 (1.17%) C
8 3 (0.88%) Perl
8 3 (0.88%) PHP
8 3 (0.88%) Jython
9 1 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
4 18 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.28%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (4.99%) MCSE
6 16 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.40%) CCA
7 15 (4.40%) CISSP
7 15 (4.40%) CISMP
8 12 (3.52%) CISM
8 12 (3.52%) CCEA
9 10 (2.93%) CCIA
9 10 (2.93%) CCENT
10 9 (2.64%) CCNA
11 7 (2.05%) CCEE
12 6 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.76%) MCP
13 5 (1.47%) Degree
13 5 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.45%) QA
1 22 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (38.12%) Active Directory
2 98 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (22.29%) XenApp
4 35 (10.26%) XenDesktop
4 35 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (8.80%) Hyper-V
6 20 (5.87%) XenServer
6 20 (5.87%) VMware ESX
7 17 (4.99%) Terminal Services
8 14 (4.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (2.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 10 (2.93%) vSphere
11 9 (2.64%) Xen
12 8 (2.35%) MetaFrame
13 4 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.17%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.88%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
1 40 (11.73%) StatsD
2 30 (8.80%) SCCM
3 4 (1.17%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.88%) SCOM
4 3 (0.88%) EdgeSight
4 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.59%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.59%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 143 (41.94%) VMware
2 129 (37.83%) Microsoft
3 64 (18.77%) Oracle
4 58 (17.01%) Cisco
5 39 (11.44%) Teradata
6 38 (11.14%) Tableau
7 37 (10.85%) Apigee
7 37 (10.85%) Mashery
8 35 (10.26%) AppSense
9 34 (9.97%) CheckPoint
10 24 (7.04%) EMC
10 24 (7.04%) Lotus
11 23 (6.74%) HP
12 20 (5.87%) Clearswift
13 13 (3.81%) Kaspersky
14 12 (3.52%) SAP
15 10 (2.93%) McAfee
15 10 (2.93%) Dell
16 9 (2.64%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.64%) NetApp
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