The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 28 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Citrix 165 108 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.37% 4.47% 3.44%
As % of the Vendors category 12.23% 9.81% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 39 41
Average daily rate £260 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% -20.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £324
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1349 1101 1551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.91% 45.55% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 497 702
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 88 76
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.01 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Citrix
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 57 £243 -15.65% 18
Lancashire +2 53 £255 +4.08% 3
Cheshire -9 48 £270 -6.08% 7
Merseyside +8 4 £265 +17.77% 2
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 201 (80.08%) Windows
2 143 (56.97%) Active Directory
3 131 (52.19%) Microsoft
4 104 (41.43%) VMware
5 87 (34.66%) XenApp
6 83 (33.07%) Windows 7
7 80 (31.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (27.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (26.69%) ITIL
10 63 (25.10%) MS Exchange
11 61 (24.30%) MS Office
12 56 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 55 (21.91%) SCCM
13 55 (21.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 53 (21.12%) AppSense
15 52 (20.72%) Windows XP
16 49 (19.52%) XenDesktop
17 48 (19.12%) Security Cleared
18 44 (17.53%) Migration
19 43 (17.13%) PowerShell
20 42 (16.73%) SC Cleared
21 40 (15.94%) DNS
21 40 (15.94%) Blackberry
22 39 (15.54%) HP
23 38 (15.14%) DHCP
24 35 (13.94%) MS Excel
24 35 (13.94%) SQL
25 31 (12.35%) LAN
25 31 (12.35%) SLA
25 31 (12.35%) SCOM

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (25.10%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.37%) IBM Notes
3 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.98%) IIS
5 14 (5.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.59%) Lync
7 9 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.40%) Site Server
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 61 (24.30%) MS Office
2 35 (13.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (15.94%) DNS
2 38 (15.14%) DHCP
3 31 (12.35%) LAN
4 26 (10.36%) SAN
5 25 (9.96%) WAN
6 21 (8.37%) VPN
7 19 (7.57%) Firewall
8 9 (3.59%) NetScaler
8 9 (3.59%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.19%) SMS
9 8 (3.19%) VLAN
10 7 (2.79%) IP Telephony
11 6 (2.39%) Wireless
12 5 (1.99%) HTTP
13 4 (1.59%) WLAN
13 4 (1.59%) 3G
13 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.59%) QlikView
3 4 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.59%) Ingres
3 4 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.40%) MSDE
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) DataStage
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.58%) MSI
2 13 (5.18%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.80%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (11.95%) Local Government
2 16 (6.37%) Finance
3 9 (3.59%) Banking
4 4 (1.59%) Back Office
4 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.59%) Publishing
5 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Law
6 2 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 40 (15.94%) Analyst
1 40 (15.94%) Support Engineer
2 25 (9.96%) Desktop Support
3 21 (8.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (7.17%) Applications Packager
5 17 (6.77%) Support Analyst
5 17 (6.77%) Server Engineer
6 14 (5.58%) Consultant
7 13 (5.18%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.18%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (3.59%) Citrix Consultant
9 9 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.19%) Technical Support
10 8 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.17%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.19%) .NET
3 4 (1.59%) Web Services
4 3 (1.20%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.94%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.77%) Thin Client
2 17 (6.77%) Clustering
2 17 (6.77%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.79%) iPad
4 6 (2.39%) Wiki
5 5 (1.99%) PKI
6 4 (1.59%) iPhone
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Replication
8 2 (0.80%) GIS
8 2 (0.80%) CESG
8 2 (0.80%) PDA
8 2 (0.80%) Statistics
8 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.40%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 201 (80.08%) Windows
2 83 (33.07%) Windows 7
3 80 (31.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (27.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (20.72%) Windows XP
6 26 (10.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (8.37%) Windows Vista
8 19 (7.57%) Windows 2000
9 12 (4.78%) UNIX
10 10 (3.98%) NetWare
11 9 (3.59%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.19%) Solaris
12 8 (3.19%) Linux
13 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.20%) AIX
15 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (26.69%) ITIL
2 44 (17.53%) Migration
3 26 (10.36%) PRINCE2
4 15 (5.98%) Project Management
4 15 (5.98%) Service Management
5 14 (5.58%) Software Deployment
6 13 (5.18%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (3.98%) Change Control
9 9 (3.59%) Change Management
10 8 (3.19%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.79%) TQM
12 6 (2.39%) Problem Management
13 5 (1.99%) ITSM
13 5 (1.99%) Server Monitoring
14 4 (1.59%) Validation
14 4 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (1.59%) Critical Path Analysis
14 4 (1.59%) Supplier Management
15 3 (1.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.13%) PowerShell
2 35 (13.94%) SQL
3 24 (9.56%) VBScript
4 12 (4.78%) VB
5 3 (1.20%) Java
6 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.80%) AppleScript
6 2 (0.80%) LINC
7 1 (0.40%) SELCOPY
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) REXX
7 1 (0.40%) JCL
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 42 (16.73%) SC Cleared
3 30 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.57%) MCSE
5 12 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.38%) Degree
7 9 (3.59%) CCNA
7 9 (3.59%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (2.79%) MCP
9 6 (2.39%) MCITP
10 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.59%) ISEB
10 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.20%) CCA
11 3 (1.20%) MCSA
11 3 (1.20%) CCNP
11 3 (1.20%) CCIP
11 3 (1.20%) MCTS
12 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.40%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.35%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.80%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (56.97%) Active Directory
2 87 (34.66%) XenApp
3 56 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (21.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 49 (19.52%) XenDesktop
6 24 (9.56%) vSphere
7 16 (6.37%) XenServer
8 10 (3.98%) VMware ESX
9 9 (3.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (3.19%) Hyper-V
11 7 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.99%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.59%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.20%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 55 (21.91%) SCCM
2 31 (12.35%) SCOM
3 10 (3.98%) ServiceCenter
4 6 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.99%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.99%) WSUS
6 3 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.80%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 131 (52.19%) Microsoft
2 104 (41.43%) VMware
3 53 (21.12%) AppSense
4 39 (15.54%) HP
5 27 (10.76%) Cisco
6 19 (7.57%) CA
6 19 (7.57%) Symantec
7 16 (6.37%) Lotus
7 16 (6.37%) Dell
8 15 (5.98%) Oracle
9 14 (5.58%) NetApp
10 12 (4.78%) Lumension
11 11 (4.38%) Novell
11 11 (4.38%) Compaq
12 10 (3.98%) EMC
12 10 (3.98%) McAfee
13 9 (3.59%) Informatica
13 9 (3.59%) Siebel
13 9 (3.59%) Open Text
14 8 (3.19%) Avaya
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