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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 29 35 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing Citrix 168 110 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.31% 4.56% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 12.14% 10.09% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 40 37
Average daily rate £260 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -19.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £364 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -9.09%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1384 1090 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.73% 45.21% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 501 681
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 £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 90 79
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.61% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 17 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 17 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 17 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 +23 58 £243 -15.65% 34
Lancashire +5 53 £255 +4.08% 3
Cheshire -12 49 £270 -6.08% 16
Merseyside -1 5 £250 -9.09% 2
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 216 (80.00%) Windows
2 158 (58.52%) Active Directory
3 139 (51.48%) Microsoft
4 116 (42.96%) VMware
5 101 (37.41%) XenApp
6 90 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (32.22%) Windows 7
8 77 (28.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 70 (25.93%) ITIL
10 66 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (23.70%) MS Office
12 61 (22.59%) SCCM
13 56 (20.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 56 (20.74%) AppSense
14 54 (20.00%) Windows XP
15 51 (18.89%) Security Cleared
15 51 (18.89%) XenDesktop
16 49 (18.15%) Migration
17 45 (16.67%) PowerShell
18 43 (15.93%) SC Cleared
19 42 (15.56%) HP
20 41 (15.19%) Blackberry
20 41 (15.19%) DNS
21 39 (14.44%) DHCP
22 38 (14.07%) MS Excel
23 37 (13.70%) SQL
24 35 (12.96%) SCOM
25 34 (12.59%) Local Government
25 34 (12.59%) LAN

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 70 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 16 (5.93%) IIS
4 16 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (5.93%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.33%) Lync
8 6 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.37%) Site Server
11 1 (0.37%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.37%) Apache
11 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 64 (23.70%) MS Office
2 38 (14.07%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.19%) DNS
2 39 (14.44%) DHCP
3 34 (12.59%) LAN
4 28 (10.37%) WAN
4 28 (10.37%) SAN
5 23 (8.52%) VPN
6 20 (7.41%) Firewall
7 9 (3.33%) VLAN
7 9 (3.33%) NetScaler
7 9 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.96%) SMS
9 7 (2.59%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.22%) Wireless
11 5 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.85%) HTTP
12 4 (1.48%) 3G
12 4 (1.48%) VoIP
12 4 (1.48%) WLAN
12 4 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.22%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.48%) Ingres
4 4 (1.48%) QlikView
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.37%) MSDE
7 1 (0.37%) DataStage
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.19%) MSI
2 13 (4.81%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.11%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.74%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (12.59%) Local Government
2 20 (7.41%) Finance
3 9 (3.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.22%) Publishing
5 4 (1.48%) Back Office
5 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (15.19%) Analyst
2 39 (14.44%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.63%) Desktop Support
4 21 (7.78%) Consultant
4 21 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (7.41%) Server Engineer
6 18 (6.67%) Applications Packager
7 17 (6.30%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.19%) Citrix Consultant
9 13 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (2.96%) Technical Support
12 8 (2.96%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.96%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.59%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.04%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.96%) .NET
3 4 (1.48%) Web Services
4 3 (1.11%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.19%) Blackberry
2 18 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 18 (6.67%) Clustering
2 18 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.59%) iPad
4 6 (2.22%) PKI
4 6 (2.22%) Wiki
5 4 (1.48%) iPhone
6 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.11%) PDA
6 3 (1.11%) Replication
7 2 (0.74%) GIS
7 2 (0.74%) Statistics
7 2 (0.74%) CESG
7 2 (0.74%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.37%) Blog
8 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 216 (80.00%) Windows
2 90 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (32.22%) Windows 7
4 77 (28.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 27 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (8.52%) Windows Vista
8 21 (7.78%) Windows 2000
9 12 (4.44%) NetWare
9 12 (4.44%) UNIX
10 9 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.96%) Solaris
11 8 (2.96%) Linux
12 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.11%) AIX
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.37%) MVS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.93%) ITIL
2 49 (18.15%) Migration
3 28 (10.37%) PRINCE2
4 15 (5.56%) Project Management
4 15 (5.56%) Service Management
5 14 (5.19%) Software Deployment
6 13 (4.81%) Compatibility Testing
7 12 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.07%) Change Control
9 9 (3.33%) Change Management
10 8 (2.96%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.59%) TQM
11 7 (2.59%) ITSM
12 6 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.22%) Problem Management
13 5 (1.85%) Server Monitoring
14 4 (1.48%) Critical Path Analysis
14 4 (1.48%) Supplier Management
14 4 (1.48%) CRM
14 4 (1.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 37 (13.70%) SQL
3 26 (9.63%) VBScript
4 12 (4.44%) VB
5 3 (1.11%) Java
5 3 (1.11%) LINC
6 2 (0.74%) AppleScript
6 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.37%) REXX
7 1 (0.37%) JCL
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.37%) C
7 1 (0.37%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 51 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 33 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.04%) MCSE
5 12 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.07%) Degree
7 9 (3.33%) CCNA
7 9 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (2.59%) MCP
9 6 (2.22%) MCITP
10 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.48%) ISEB
10 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.11%) CCA
11 3 (1.11%) MCSA
11 3 (1.11%) CCNP
11 3 (1.11%) CCIP
11 3 (1.11%) MCTS
11 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.37%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (58.52%) Active Directory
2 101 (37.41%) XenApp
3 66 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (20.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 51 (18.89%) XenDesktop
6 26 (9.63%) vSphere
7 19 (7.04%) XenServer
8 13 (4.81%) VMware ESX
9 12 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (3.33%) Hyper-V
11 7 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.85%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.48%) Terminal Server
14 3 (1.11%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 61 (22.59%) SCCM
2 35 (12.96%) SCOM
3 12 (4.44%) ServiceCenter
4 7 (2.59%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.85%) WSUS
7 4 (1.48%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.11%) AppDNA
8 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 139 (51.48%) Microsoft
2 116 (42.96%) VMware
3 56 (20.74%) AppSense
4 42 (15.56%) HP
5 28 (10.37%) Cisco
6 22 (8.15%) Symantec
7 19 (7.04%) CA
8 18 (6.67%) Lotus
9 16 (5.93%) NetApp
9 16 (5.93%) Dell
10 15 (5.56%) Oracle
11 13 (4.81%) Novell
12 12 (4.44%) Lumension
13 11 (4.07%) Compaq
14 10 (3.70%) EMC
14 10 (3.70%) McAfee
15 9 (3.33%) Informatica
15 9 (3.33%) Siebel
15 9 (3.33%) Open Text
16 8 (2.96%) Avaya
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