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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix
Rank 65 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 107 235 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 6.05% 5.44%
As % of the Vendors category 5.94% 13.28% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 133 66
Average daily rate £338 £450 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £212 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £700 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
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
1802 1769 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.81% 45.57% 43.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 839 635
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £230 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 110 111
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 50 £325 - 9
Cheshire -34 35 £425 -34.61% 5
Lancashire -12 9 £338 +46.73%
Merseyside -12 8 £375 +15.38% 7
Cumbria -3 1 - -
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 146 (66.67%) Windows
2 120 (54.79%) Active Directory
3 84 (38.36%) VMware
4 71 (32.42%) Microsoft
5 63 (28.77%) Windows Server
6 60 (27.40%) HP
7 57 (26.03%) Migration
8 55 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (24.20%) ITIL
10 49 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (20.55%) Data Centre
12 41 (18.72%) SQL Server
13 39 (17.81%) SQL
14 38 (17.35%) Cisco
14 38 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (17.35%) Windows 7
15 37 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (15.98%) Finance
17 34 (15.53%) MS Exchange
17 34 (15.53%) XenApp
17 34 (15.53%) Hyper-V
18 33 (15.07%) Microsoft App-V
19 32 (14.61%) DNS
20 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (13.70%) SCCM
22 28 (12.79%) Office 365
22 28 (12.79%) MS Office
23 25 (11.42%) AppSense
23 25 (11.42%) PowerShell
24 24 (10.96%) SharePoint

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.96%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.68%) Skype for Business
4 18 (8.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (8.22%) IIS
5 13 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.65%) Node.js
7 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.37%) Confluence
9 3 (1.37%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.91%) Apache
10 2 (0.91%) FileNet
10 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (12.79%) MS Office
2 22 (10.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.79%) Office 365
2 17 (7.76%) IaaS
2 17 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.11%) PaaS
5 8 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.37%) SaaS
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.91%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.61%) DNS
2 24 (10.96%) DHCP
2 24 (10.96%) WAN
3 22 (10.05%) VPN
4 20 (9.13%) NetScaler
4 20 (9.13%) SAN
5 19 (8.68%) LAN
6 16 (7.31%) VLAN
7 12 (5.48%) Firewall
7 12 (5.48%) TCP/IP
8 11 (5.02%) Internet
9 10 (4.57%) VoIP
10 9 (4.11%) Wireless
11 7 (3.20%) SSL
12 5 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.83%) Network Security
13 4 (1.83%) Skype
13 4 (1.83%) SMS
13 4 (1.83%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.65%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.37%) Big Data
5 3 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (6.85%) HP UFT
2 6 (2.74%) SpecFlow
2 6 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.74%) TestComplete
3 5 (2.28%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.28%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.46%) Gradle
6 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 35 (15.98%) Finance
2 18 (8.22%) Local Government
3 17 (7.76%) Banking
4 13 (5.94%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.11%) Legal
6 8 (3.65%) Law
7 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.37%) Electronics
8 3 (1.37%) French Language
8 3 (1.37%) German Language
8 3 (1.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (20.55%) Architect
2 38 (17.35%) Analyst
3 17 (7.76%) Citrix Specialist
4 15 (6.85%) Test Analyst
5 14 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (5.94%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.02%) Network Architect
8 11 (5.02%) Senior Architect
8 11 (5.02%) Server Engineer
9 10 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) Citrix Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.65%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) .NET
2 8 (3.65%) AngularJS
2 8 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.83%) Middleware
4 3 (1.37%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.46%) Spring
5 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.05%) Blackberry
3 19 (8.68%) Fat Client
3 19 (8.68%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.11%) Life Science
5 8 (3.65%) Clustering
6 7 (3.20%) PKI
7 6 (2.74%) FlexPod
7 6 (2.74%) Social Media
7 6 (2.74%) VCE vBlock
8 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.28%) iPad
8 5 (2.28%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.37%) Handset
10 3 (1.37%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (66.67%) Windows
2 63 (28.77%) Windows Server
3 55 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (17.35%) Windows 7
5 38 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.68%) Linux
7 16 (7.31%) Windows 10
8 15 (6.85%) Windows XP
9 14 (6.39%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.94%) Unix
11 9 (4.11%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.65%) AIX
12 8 (3.65%) HPUX
13 7 (3.20%) Android
14 6 (2.74%) Solaris
15 5 (2.28%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.91%) NetWare
17 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.03%) Migration
2 53 (24.20%) ITIL
3 19 (8.68%) Application Packaging
4 13 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (5.94%) Software Testing
5 12 (5.48%) Project Management
6 10 (4.57%) Performance Testing
6 10 (4.57%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.57%) Test Automation
7 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 9 (4.11%) Network Design
7 9 (4.11%) Risk Management
8 8 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.65%) IT Governance
8 8 (3.65%) Web Accessibility
9 7 (3.20%) Document Management
9 7 (3.20%) ITSM
9 7 (3.20%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.81%) SQL
2 25 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.65%) Java
3 8 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.20%) Python
5 3 (1.37%) C
5 3 (1.37%) C#
5 3 (1.37%) R
5 3 (1.37%) VBScript
6 2 (0.91%) JCL
Qualifications
1 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (5.48%) MCSA
4 11 (5.02%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.02%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.57%) MCDST
6 9 (4.11%) CCNA
6 9 (4.11%) MCSE
7 8 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (3.65%) MCITP
8 7 (3.20%) CCEA
8 7 (3.20%) Degree
8 7 (3.20%) MOS
9 5 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.83%) CCNP
10 4 (1.83%) MCP
10 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.91%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) SLA
2 3 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.37%) QA
3 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 120 (54.79%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (15.53%) Hyper-V
3 34 (15.53%) XenApp
4 33 (15.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (7.31%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.65%) vSphere
6 8 (3.65%) XenServer
7 7 (3.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (2.28%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.83%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.91%) NFS
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.91%) Xen
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (13.70%) SCCM
2 18 (8.22%) SCOM
3 15 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.57%) SCOrch
6 8 (3.65%) StatsD
7 5 (2.28%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.28%) Puppet
8 4 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.37%) EdgeSight
9 3 (1.37%) Nagios
9 3 (1.37%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.91%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 84 (38.36%) VMware
2 71 (32.42%) Microsoft
3 60 (27.40%) HP
4 38 (17.35%) Cisco
5 25 (11.42%) AppSense
6 20 (9.13%) IBM
7 18 (8.22%) Oracle
7 18 (8.22%) Wyse
8 12 (5.48%) Dell
9 9 (4.11%) 3PAR
10 8 (3.65%) Apigee
10 8 (3.65%) Juniper
10 8 (3.65%) Mashery
10 8 (3.65%) SAP
11 7 (3.20%) Sun
11 7 (3.20%) Symantec
12 5 (2.28%) EMC
12 5 (2.28%) NetApp
13 4 (1.83%) Compaq
13 4 (1.83%) ThinPrint
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