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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 35 35 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs citing Citrix 154 133 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.82% 4.57% 2.85%
As % of the Vendors category 10.40% 10.28% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 53 27
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £540 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 18
Average hourly rate £17.25 £30.00 £16.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.07 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
1481 1294 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.37% 44.45% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 588 737
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 £206 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 104 117
Average hourly rate £18.03 £21.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.10 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -2 58 £275 -8.33% 2
Manchester +8 56 £350 +7.69% 28
Cheshire -26 21 £285 -12.30% 18
Merseyside -4 13 £180 +2.85% 2
Cumbria -7 4 £400 +45.45%
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 221 (79.50%) Windows
2 152 (54.68%) Active Directory
3 117 (42.09%) VMware
4 105 (37.77%) Microsoft
5 98 (35.25%) Windows 7
6 92 (33.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (30.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 81 (29.14%) Windows XP
8 81 (29.14%) XenApp
9 66 (23.74%) Security Cleared
10 62 (22.30%) MS Office
11 61 (21.94%) SC Cleared
12 57 (20.50%) SCCM
13 56 (20.14%) MS Exchange
14 55 (19.78%) ITIL
14 55 (19.78%) DNS
14 55 (19.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 55 (19.78%) AppSense
15 54 (19.42%) DHCP
16 41 (14.75%) Blackberry
17 36 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (12.59%) Windows Vista
19 33 (11.87%) SQL
20 32 (11.51%) HP
20 32 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
21 31 (11.15%) XenDesktop
21 31 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (11.15%) SMS
22 30 (10.79%) LAN
23 29 (10.43%) MS Excel

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 56 (20.14%) MS Exchange
2 32 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (5.04%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (4.68%) Lync
6 9 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.80%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 62 (22.30%) MS Office
2 29 (10.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (19.78%) DNS
2 54 (19.42%) DHCP
3 31 (11.15%) SMS
4 30 (10.79%) LAN
5 25 (8.99%) SAN
5 25 (8.99%) WAN
6 16 (5.76%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.68%) VPN
8 11 (3.96%) 3G
8 11 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (3.24%) NetScaler
9 9 (3.24%) Firewall
9 9 (3.24%) VLAN
10 5 (1.80%) VoIP
10 5 (1.80%) Wireless
11 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.08%) Intranet
13 2 (0.72%) SSL
14 1 (0.36%) NAS
14 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (3.24%) MSI
2 8 (2.88%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.52%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (5.76%) Local Government
2 14 (5.04%) Finance
3 7 (2.52%) Banking
4 2 (0.72%) Retail
4 2 (0.72%) Law
4 2 (0.72%) Legal
4 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (17.27%) Desktop Support
2 45 (16.19%) Support Engineer
3 39 (14.03%) Analyst
4 32 (11.51%) Desktop Engineer
5 28 (10.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 18 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.40%) Project Manager
10 14 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.32%) Consultant
12 11 (3.96%) Administrator
13 10 (3.60%) Help Desk Support
13 10 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (3.24%) Team Leader
15 8 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
16 7 (2.52%) Tester
16 7 (2.52%) Applications Packager
16 7 (2.52%) Service Analyst
16 7 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.80%) ODBC
2 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.75%) Blackberry
2 21 (7.55%) Fat Client
2 21 (7.55%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.52%) iPad
3 7 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.52%) Clustering
4 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.08%) PDA
5 3 (1.08%) PKI
6 2 (0.72%) Replication
6 2 (0.72%) Handset
6 2 (0.72%) Statistics
6 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.72%) GIS
6 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) iPhone
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) NHS
7 1 (0.36%) Life Science
7 1 (0.36%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 221 (79.50%) Windows
2 98 (35.25%) Windows 7
3 92 (33.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (30.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (29.14%) Windows XP
6 35 (12.59%) Windows Vista
7 20 (7.19%) Linux
8 19 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.16%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.80%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.08%) Android
12 3 (1.08%) UNIX
13 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.72%) NetWare
13 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.78%) ITIL
2 26 (9.35%) Software Deployment
3 12 (4.32%) Project Management
4 10 (3.60%) Migration
5 8 (2.88%) TQM
5 8 (2.88%) PRINCE2
6 7 (2.52%) Validation
7 6 (2.16%) Service Management
7 6 (2.16%) Change Control
8 5 (1.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (1.80%) Change Management
8 5 (1.80%) Incident Management
8 5 (1.80%) Performance Management
8 5 (1.80%) Problem Management
9 4 (1.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.44%) People Management
9 4 (1.44%) Coaching
9 4 (1.44%) Email Migration
9 4 (1.44%) High Availability
10 3 (1.08%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.87%) SQL
2 11 (3.96%) C
3 7 (2.52%) Java
4 5 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.80%) VBScript
5 2 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 61 (21.94%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.47%) MCSE
5 10 (3.60%) CCNA
5 10 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.52%) MCSA
7 6 (2.16%) CCSA
7 6 (2.16%) MCITP
7 6 (2.16%) CCIE
7 6 (2.16%) CCNP
8 5 (1.80%) MCP
8 5 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.80%) MCTS
8 5 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.72%) MCDST
11 2 (0.72%) CCA
11 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.07%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (54.68%) Active Directory
2 81 (29.14%) XenApp
3 55 (19.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (12.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (11.15%) XenDesktop
6 29 (10.43%) XenServer
7 21 (7.55%) Hyper-V
8 12 (4.32%) vSphere
9 7 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.80%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.36%) NFS
13 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 57 (20.50%) SCCM
2 23 (8.27%) SCOM
3 10 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.72%) WSUS
7 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.36%) SCSM
8 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 117 (42.09%) VMware
2 105 (37.77%) Microsoft
3 55 (19.78%) AppSense
4 32 (11.51%) HP
5 28 (10.07%) CA
6 26 (9.35%) Cisco
7 21 (7.55%) Lumension
8 18 (6.47%) Symantec
9 17 (6.12%) Sophos
10 11 (3.96%) Dell
11 10 (3.60%) Oracle
11 10 (3.60%) McAfee
11 10 (3.60%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.24%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.88%) Veeam
14 7 (2.52%) Becrypt
14 7 (2.52%) SAP
14 7 (2.52%) Compaq
14 7 (2.52%) Adobe
15 6 (2.16%) SonicWALL
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