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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 31 34 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +30
Contract jobs citing Citrix 163 141 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.10% 4.84% 2.66%
As % of the Vendors category 11.34% 10.58% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 57 31
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£281 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Citrix
England

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
1437 1333 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.99% 45.79% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 585 726
Average daily rate £335 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 107 128
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Lancashire 0 63 £270 -12.90% 7
Manchester +5 55 £333 +10.83% 29
Cheshire -11 30 £265 -25.87% 15
Merseyside -4 9 £200 +14.28% 3
Cumbria -4 3 £363 +45.00% 4
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 252 (80.51%) Windows
2 171 (54.63%) Active Directory
3 145 (46.33%) VMware
4 130 (41.53%) Microsoft
5 116 (37.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (32.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 99 (31.63%) Windows 7
8 95 (30.35%) XenApp
9 86 (27.48%) Security Cleared
9 86 (27.48%) Windows XP
10 82 (26.20%) SC Cleared
11 72 (23.00%) ITIL
12 71 (22.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 71 (22.68%) SCCM
13 69 (22.04%) MS Office
14 67 (21.41%) DNS
15 65 (20.77%) AppSense
16 64 (20.45%) DHCP
17 63 (20.13%) MS Exchange
18 51 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (15.02%) Blackberry
20 45 (14.38%) HP
21 44 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 42 (13.42%) Windows Vista
23 40 (12.78%) LAN
23 40 (12.78%) CA
24 39 (12.46%) SLA
24 39 (12.46%) XenServer
25 38 (12.14%) XenDesktop
26 36 (11.50%) SQL

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 63 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 21 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.83%) Lync
7 9 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.28%) IIS
11 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.32%) Site Server
12 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (22.04%) MS Office
2 29 (9.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.64%) MS Project
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (21.41%) DNS
2 64 (20.45%) DHCP
3 40 (12.78%) LAN
4 35 (11.18%) SAN
5 29 (9.27%) WAN
6 28 (8.95%) SMS
7 15 (4.79%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.83%) VPN
8 12 (3.83%) Firewall
9 11 (3.51%) NetScaler
10 10 (3.19%) Wireless
10 10 (3.19%) VLAN
11 9 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (2.88%) 3G
12 5 (1.60%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.28%) HTTP
13 4 (1.28%) WLAN
13 4 (1.28%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.96%) VoIP
15 2 (0.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.32%) QlikView
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.32%) MSDE
3 1 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (3.83%) MSI
2 8 (2.56%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.92%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (5.11%) Local Government
2 14 (4.47%) Finance
3 4 (1.28%) Banking
4 2 (0.64%) Legal
4 2 (0.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (16.61%) Support Engineer
2 49 (15.65%) Desktop Support
3 46 (14.70%) Analyst
4 36 (11.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 31 (9.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 25 (7.99%) Support Analyst
7 21 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
11 12 (3.83%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.83%) Consultant
11 12 (3.83%) Server Engineer
12 11 (3.51%) Administrator
13 9 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 8 (2.56%) Technical Support
14 8 (2.56%) Applications Packager
14 8 (2.56%) Team Leader
14 8 (2.56%) Network Manager
14 8 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.24%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.60%) .NET
2 5 (1.60%) Web Services
3 4 (1.28%) ODBC
4 3 (0.96%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.02%) Blackberry
2 24 (7.67%) Thin Client
2 24 (7.67%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.15%) Clustering
4 8 (2.56%) iPad
5 5 (1.60%) PKI
5 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) Wiki
6 3 (0.96%) iPhone
6 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.96%) Replication
7 2 (0.64%) Handset
7 2 (0.64%) GIS
7 2 (0.64%) CESG
7 2 (0.64%) PDA
7 2 (0.64%) Statistics
7 2 (0.64%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.32%) CMDB
8 1 (0.32%) RMADS
8 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 252 (80.51%) Windows
2 116 (37.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (32.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 99 (31.63%) Windows 7
5 86 (27.48%) Windows XP
6 42 (13.42%) Windows Vista
7 26 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (7.67%) Linux
9 8 (2.56%) UNIX
10 6 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.96%) AIX
13 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Android
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.00%) ITIL
2 32 (10.22%) Software Deployment
3 17 (5.43%) Migration
4 15 (4.79%) Project Management
5 14 (4.47%) PRINCE2
6 12 (3.83%) TQM
7 8 (2.56%) Change Management
7 8 (2.56%) Change Control
8 7 (2.24%) Service Management
9 6 (1.92%) Validation
10 5 (1.60%) Performance Management
11 4 (1.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (1.28%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (1.28%) High Availability
11 4 (1.28%) Capacity Management
11 4 (1.28%) Problem Management
12 3 (0.96%) Project Planning
12 3 (0.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (0.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.50%) SQL
2 11 (3.51%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.51%) C
3 6 (1.92%) Java
4 4 (1.28%) VBScript
5 3 (0.96%) VB
6 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (27.48%) Security Cleared
2 82 (26.20%) SC Cleared
3 44 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (9.90%) MCSE
5 15 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (4.15%) CCNA
7 7 (2.24%) MCP
7 7 (2.24%) MCSA
8 6 (1.92%) CCNP
8 6 (1.92%) MCITP
9 5 (1.60%) Degree
9 5 (1.60%) MCTS
9 5 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.28%) CCIE
10 4 (1.28%) CCSA
11 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.46%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.64%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 171 (54.63%) Active Directory
2 95 (30.35%) XenApp
3 71 (22.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 51 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (12.46%) XenServer
6 38 (12.14%) XenDesktop
7 23 (7.35%) vSphere
8 20 (6.39%) Hyper-V
9 9 (2.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.92%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.60%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 71 (22.68%) SCCM
2 27 (8.63%) SCOM
3 10 (3.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.28%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.28%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.64%) WSUS
7 2 (0.64%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.32%) SCSM
8 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 145 (46.33%) VMware
2 130 (41.53%) Microsoft
3 65 (20.77%) AppSense
4 45 (14.38%) HP
5 40 (12.78%) CA
6 31 (9.90%) Cisco
7 29 (9.27%) Lumension
8 23 (7.35%) Dell
9 19 (6.07%) Sophos
9 19 (6.07%) Symantec
10 17 (5.43%) Compaq
11 14 (4.47%) McAfee
12 12 (3.83%) Oracle
12 12 (3.83%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.19%) Veeam
14 9 (2.88%) Becrypt
14 9 (2.88%) SAP
14 9 (2.88%) Adobe
15 8 (2.56%) IBM
15 8 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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