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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 44 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 124 109 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.81% 3.84% 4.24%
As % of the Vendors category 8.18% 8.66% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 49
Average daily rate
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£315 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £326
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.55% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.15 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £44.65 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
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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
1516 1258 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.63% 44.33% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 617 653
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £493 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.20 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +7 67 £363 +61.11% 11
Lancashire -6 22 £275 -9.83% 4
Cheshire -16 19 £349 +29.16% 8
Merseyside -5 12 £150 -29.41% 2
Cumbria - - - -
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Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 212 (75.99%) Windows
2 150 (53.76%) Active Directory
3 115 (41.22%) Microsoft
4 107 (38.35%) VMware
5 88 (31.54%) Windows 7
6 73 (26.16%) XenApp
7 72 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (25.09%) Windows XP
9 63 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (21.86%) MS Office
11 55 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (19.35%) MS Exchange
13 49 (17.56%) SCCM
14 48 (17.20%) ITIL
15 43 (15.41%) AppSense
16 41 (14.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 37 (13.26%) MS Excel
18 36 (12.90%) DHCP
18 36 (12.90%) DNS
19 34 (12.19%) Blackberry
20 33 (11.83%) LAN
20 33 (11.83%) Hyper-V
21 32 (11.47%) XenDesktop
21 32 (11.47%) Security Cleared
21 32 (11.47%) SQL
22 30 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
23 29 (10.39%) Migration
23 29 (10.39%) WAN
23 29 (10.39%) Cisco
23 29 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 54 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.73%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.66%) IBM Notes
4 13 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.58%) IIS
5 10 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.87%) Lync
7 7 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.72%) Site Server
Applications
1 61 (21.86%) MS Office
2 37 (13.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.90%) DHCP
1 36 (12.90%) DNS
2 33 (11.83%) LAN
3 29 (10.39%) WAN
3 29 (10.39%) SAN
4 17 (6.09%) SMS
5 14 (5.02%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.30%) NetScaler
6 12 (4.30%) VPN
7 9 (3.23%) Firewall
7 9 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (2.87%) iSCSI
8 8 (2.87%) NAS
9 7 (2.51%) VLAN
10 6 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.15%) Wireless
10 6 (2.15%) 3G
11 5 (1.79%) VoIP
11 5 (1.79%) Intranet
12 4 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.72%) DataStage
4 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.51%) MSI
1 7 (2.51%) AdminStudio
2 3 (1.08%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
General
1 20 (7.17%) Finance
2 13 (4.66%) Local Government
3 12 (4.30%) Banking
4 8 (2.87%) Legal
5 3 (1.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Law
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (16.13%) Analyst
2 33 (11.83%) Desktop Support
3 31 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 26 (9.32%) Project Manager
5 22 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.17%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 18 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.38%) Architect
10 14 (5.02%) Consultant
11 12 (4.30%) Server Engineer
11 12 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.94%) Administrator
12 11 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.94%) Help Desk Support
13 10 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.58%) Service Analyst
13 10 (3.58%) Citrix Engineer
14 9 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.15%) Application Packaging
1 6 (2.15%) ODBC
2 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.36%) .NET
2 1 (0.36%) HTML
2 1 (0.36%) Middleware
2 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.19%) Blackberry
2 18 (6.45%) Clustering
3 14 (5.02%) Fat Client
3 14 (5.02%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.23%) iPad
5 7 (2.51%) Replication
5 7 (2.51%) Celerra
6 6 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.08%) PDA
8 3 (1.08%) Handset
8 3 (1.08%) Life Science
9 2 (0.72%) CMDB
9 2 (0.72%) Statistics
9 2 (0.72%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.72%) User Experience
9 2 (0.72%) AS400
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 212 (75.99%) Windows
2 88 (31.54%) Windows 7
3 72 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (25.09%) Windows XP
5 63 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (8.96%) Windows Vista
8 14 (5.02%) Linux
9 13 (4.66%) UNIX
10 10 (3.58%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.58%) Solaris
11 6 (2.15%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.79%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.08%) Android
14 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.72%) NetWare
14 2 (0.72%) AIX
14 2 (0.72%) HPUX
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.20%) ITIL
2 29 (10.39%) Migration
3 18 (6.45%) Project Management
4 17 (6.09%) Change Control
5 13 (4.66%) PRINCE2
5 13 (4.66%) Software Deployment
6 11 (3.94%) Service Management
7 8 (2.87%) Compatibility Testing
8 7 (2.51%) Change Management
8 7 (2.51%) Problem Management
8 7 (2.51%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.79%) Validation
9 5 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (1.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (1.43%) Email Migration
10 4 (1.43%) Line Management
10 4 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.43%) High Availability
10 4 (1.43%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.47%) SQL
2 9 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.87%) VBScript
4 6 (2.15%) C
4 6 (2.15%) Java
5 5 (1.79%) VB
6 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.36%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (10.04%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.73%) MCSE
5 14 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (4.66%) CCNA
7 10 (3.58%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.87%) MCITP
8 8 (2.87%) MCP
8 8 (2.87%) MCSA
8 8 (2.87%) CCA
9 6 (2.15%) CCIA
9 6 (2.15%) CCEA
10 5 (1.79%) CCNP
10 5 (1.79%) MCTS
10 5 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.43%) CCSA
11 4 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.81%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (53.76%) Active Directory
2 73 (26.16%) XenApp
3 55 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (14.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 33 (11.83%) Hyper-V
6 32 (11.47%) XenDesktop
7 24 (8.60%) XenServer
8 16 (5.73%) Terminal Services
9 11 (3.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (3.58%) VMware ESX
11 7 (2.51%) vSphere
11 7 (2.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.72%) NFS
15 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.36%) Xen
15 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 49 (17.56%) SCCM
2 15 (5.38%) SCOM
3 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.36%) MOM
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.36%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.36%) SCSM
Vendors
1 115 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 107 (38.35%) VMware
3 43 (15.41%) AppSense
4 29 (10.39%) Cisco
5 28 (10.04%) HP
6 15 (5.38%) Symantec
7 13 (4.66%) Lotus
7 13 (4.66%) CA
7 13 (4.66%) Lumension
8 12 (4.30%) Oracle
9 11 (3.94%) EMC
10 10 (3.58%) Dell
11 8 (2.87%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.51%) IBM
13 6 (2.15%) Sophos
13 6 (2.15%) NetApp
14 5 (1.79%) Juniper
15 4 (1.43%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.43%) Spiceworks
15 4 (1.43%) Avaya
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