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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 46 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 158 160 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.65% 5.19% 4.57%
As % of the Vendors category 8.51% 11.54% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 90 54
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £301 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 29
Average hourly rate £18.17 £17.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -37.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.10 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
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
1857 1386 1286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.94% 44.93% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 725 571
Average daily rate £388 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 103
Average hourly rate £19.03 £18.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 75 £311 -7.08% 18
Merseyside +10 27 £300 +50.00% 6
Cheshire -10 23 £300 +11.11% 13
Lancashire -32 20 £290 +5.45% 1
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 197 (56.13%) Windows
2 187 (53.28%) VMware
3 141 (40.17%) Active Directory
4 126 (35.90%) Microsoft
5 108 (30.77%) XenApp
6 100 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 89 (25.36%) ITIL
8 72 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (19.66%) SCCM
9 69 (19.66%) Migration
10 65 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 62 (17.66%) Windows 7
12 59 (16.81%) Hyper-V
12 59 (16.81%) Oracle
13 55 (15.67%) MS Exchange
14 51 (14.53%) Cisco
14 51 (14.53%) XenDesktop
15 48 (13.68%) DNS
15 48 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
16 46 (13.11%) DHCP
16 46 (13.11%) Data Centre
17 45 (12.82%) IaaS
17 45 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
17 45 (12.82%) StatsD
17 45 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
17 45 (12.82%) MongoDB
17 45 (12.82%) Apache Cassandra
17 45 (12.82%) JavaScript
18 44 (12.54%) Teradata
18 44 (12.54%) R

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 55 (15.67%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.97%) Node.js
3 34 (9.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (6.27%) IBM Notes
5 20 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.13%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.56%) Lync
8 7 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.14%) IIS
10 3 (0.85%) TPMS
11 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
Applications
1 22 (6.27%) MS Office
2 18 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
1 45 (12.82%) IaaS
2 42 (11.97%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (6.27%) Office 365
4 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.68%) DNS
2 46 (13.11%) DHCP
3 42 (11.97%) WAN
4 33 (9.40%) Firewall
5 31 (8.83%) LAN
6 28 (7.98%) SAN
7 20 (5.70%) SSL
7 20 (5.70%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (5.41%) VPN
9 16 (4.56%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.56%) Network Security
10 13 (3.70%) Internet
11 11 (3.13%) Wireless
11 11 (3.13%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.99%) VoIP
13 6 (1.71%) Broadband
13 6 (1.71%) SMS
13 6 (1.71%) VLAN
14 3 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (12.82%) MongoDB
2 45 (12.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 44 (12.54%) Big Data
3 44 (12.54%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.99%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (3.42%) MSI
2 2 (0.57%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
General
1 36 (10.26%) Finance
2 18 (5.13%) Local Government
3 12 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.85%) Banking
5 8 (2.28%) Law
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 4 (1.14%) Electronics
6 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 59 (16.81%) Architect
2 52 (14.81%) Analyst
3 41 (11.68%) Support Engineer
4 36 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (9.69%) Technical Architect
6 30 (8.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (6.84%) Digital Architect
9 22 (6.27%) Digital Technical Architect
10 21 (5.98%) Project Manager
10 21 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (5.70%) Consultant
12 19 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (4.84%) Senior Architect
14 16 (4.56%) Senior Technical Architect
14 16 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (4.27%) Security Analyst
16 14 (3.99%) Administrator
16 14 (3.99%) Support Analyst
17 13 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.97%) AngularJS
1 35 (9.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 27 (7.69%) .NET
3 9 (2.56%) Application Packaging
4 7 (1.99%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.42%) OAuth
5 5 (1.42%) CSS3
5 5 (1.42%) CSS
5 5 (1.42%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 41 (11.68%) Visualisation
3 18 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 18 (5.13%) PKI
4 15 (4.27%) Fat Client
4 15 (4.27%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.13%) iPad
7 10 (2.85%) User Experience
8 8 (2.28%) iPhone
8 8 (2.28%) Life Science
8 8 (2.28%) Clustering
9 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.42%) Handset
9 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.14%) DTV
10 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.85%) NHS
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 197 (56.13%) Windows
2 72 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (17.66%) Windows 7
4 42 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (11.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (9.40%) Linux
7 29 (8.26%) Windows XP
8 24 (6.84%) UNIX
9 18 (5.13%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.14%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.14%) Solaris
12 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.85%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.36%) ITIL
2 69 (19.66%) Migration
3 43 (12.25%) Machine Learning
4 39 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 26 (7.41%) Project Management
7 23 (6.55%) Service Delivery
8 19 (5.41%) Server Building
9 18 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (4.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 17 (4.84%) Service Management
10 17 (4.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 17 (4.84%) Security Patching
11 15 (4.27%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (4.27%) SIEM
12 14 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (3.13%) Incident Management
15 10 (2.85%) PRINCE2
16 9 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 44 (12.54%) R
3 43 (12.25%) SQL
4 28 (7.98%) PowerShell
5 27 (7.69%) Python
5 27 (7.69%) Java
6 10 (2.85%) VBScript
7 6 (1.71%) C
8 2 (0.57%) Perl
8 2 (0.57%) PHP
8 2 (0.57%) VB
8 2 (0.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 43 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (7.12%) ITIL Certification
2 25 (7.12%) Citrix Certification
3 22 (6.27%) MCSE
4 20 (5.70%) Security Cleared
5 19 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (4.84%) CCNA
7 16 (4.56%) MCSA
8 14 (3.99%) CISM
8 14 (3.99%) CISSP
8 14 (3.99%) CISMP
9 13 (3.70%) MCITP
9 13 (3.70%) MCP
10 12 (3.42%) CCA
11 11 (3.13%) CCENT
12 9 (2.56%) CCEE
12 9 (2.56%) CCNP
13 8 (2.28%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.71%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.98%) QA
3 13 (3.70%) SLA
4 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 108 (30.77%) XenApp
3 100 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 59 (16.81%) Hyper-V
6 51 (14.53%) XenDesktop
7 26 (7.41%) XenServer
8 25 (7.12%) VMware ESX
9 23 (6.55%) Xen
10 20 (5.70%) vSphere
11 8 (2.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (2.28%) MetaFrame
12 7 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.71%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.85%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.85%) NFS
15 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 69 (19.66%) SCCM
2 45 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
2 45 (12.82%) StatsD
3 11 (3.13%) SCOM
3 11 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.14%) WSUS
7 3 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.85%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 187 (53.28%) VMware
2 126 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 59 (16.81%) Oracle
4 51 (14.53%) Cisco
5 44 (12.54%) Teradata
6 43 (12.25%) Tableau
7 42 (11.97%) Apigee
7 42 (11.97%) Mashery
8 40 (11.40%) AppSense
9 30 (8.55%) Symantec
10 29 (8.26%) HP
11 24 (6.84%) CheckPoint
12 22 (6.27%) EMC
12 22 (6.27%) Lotus
13 20 (5.70%) Clearswift
14 19 (5.41%) McAfee
15 18 (5.13%) Kaspersky
16 16 (4.56%) SAP
17 14 (3.99%) Sophos
18 13 (3.70%) NetApp
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