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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 37 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 161 131 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.15% 4.32% 5.01%
As % of the Vendors category 9.72% 9.68% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 58 54
Average daily rate
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£300 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £320 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -30.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £10.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £26.95 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -
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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
1656 1353 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.64% 44.65% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 686 549
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 98 100
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.66 £40.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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 +19 79 £310 +18.09% 17
Merseyside +9 28 £230 +15.00% 6
Cheshire -11 26 £300 +12.14% 21
Lancashire -18 13 £350 +29.62% 2
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England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 215 (53.88%) Windows
2 204 (51.13%) VMware
3 155 (38.85%) Active Directory
4 154 (38.60%) Microsoft
5 117 (29.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 117 (29.32%) XenApp
6 96 (24.06%) Migration
7 81 (20.30%) ITIL
8 75 (18.80%) Oracle
9 74 (18.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 73 (18.30%) Hyper-V
10 73 (18.30%) SCCM
11 72 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 68 (17.04%) Windows 7
13 62 (15.54%) Data Centre
14 61 (15.29%) MS Exchange
15 55 (13.78%) Cisco
16 50 (12.53%) WAN
17 49 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
18 48 (12.03%) XenDesktop
19 47 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
20 45 (11.28%) DNS
20 45 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (11.03%) SQL
22 43 (10.78%) JavaScript
22 43 (10.78%) DHCP
22 43 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
22 43 (10.78%) SAN
22 43 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
22 43 (10.78%) IaaS

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 61 (15.29%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 33 (8.27%) Node.js
3 29 (7.27%) IBM Notes
4 21 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 21 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.01%) IIS
6 8 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.50%) Lync
9 4 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.75%) TPMS
11 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.25%) Liferay
12 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
Applications
1 34 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.76%) MS Office
3 6 (1.50%) MS Project
3 6 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
1 43 (10.78%) IaaS
2 40 (10.03%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (7.02%) Office 365
4 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.53%) WAN
2 45 (11.28%) DNS
3 43 (10.78%) DHCP
3 43 (10.78%) SAN
4 37 (9.27%) Firewall
5 29 (7.27%) LAN
6 23 (5.76%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (4.76%) Internet
8 17 (4.26%) Wireless
9 16 (4.01%) SSL
9 16 (4.01%) VPN
10 14 (3.51%) Network Security
11 11 (2.76%) iSCSI
11 11 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (2.76%) NAS
11 11 (2.76%) TCP/IP
11 11 (2.76%) Broadband
12 10 (2.51%) NetScaler
13 9 (2.26%) VLAN
14 8 (2.01%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (10.78%) MongoDB
2 43 (10.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 42 (10.53%) Big Data
3 42 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 27 (6.77%) Oracle Database
5 25 (6.27%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.01%) MSI
2 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.25%) Fiddler
General
1 42 (10.53%) Finance
2 25 (6.27%) Local Government
3 17 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.26%) Banking
5 9 (2.26%) Law
6 7 (1.75%) Electronics
6 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.75%) Marketing
7 4 (1.00%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Retail
7 4 (1.00%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.25%) French Language
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 84 (21.05%) Architect
2 60 (15.04%) Analyst
3 45 (11.28%) Support Engineer
4 43 (10.78%) Technical Architect
5 37 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (8.27%) Project Manager
7 30 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 29 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (6.02%) Digital Architect
11 22 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.26%) Digital Technical Architect
13 20 (5.01%) Consultant
14 17 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
15 16 (4.01%) Support Analyst
15 16 (4.01%) Senior Architect
16 15 (3.76%) Senior Technical Architect
17 14 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 14 (3.51%) Administrator
18 12 (3.01%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.27%) AngularJS
1 33 (8.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 26 (6.52%) .NET
3 14 (3.51%) Application Packaging
4 8 (2.01%) OAuth
4 8 (2.01%) CSS3
4 8 (2.01%) CSS
4 8 (2.01%) SAML
5 6 (1.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.54%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.77%) Visualisation
3 19 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 16 (4.01%) Clustering
5 15 (3.76%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.76%) Fat Client
6 14 (3.51%) PKI
7 13 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.76%) iPad
9 10 (2.51%) Life Science
10 9 (2.26%) iPhone
10 9 (2.26%) User Experience
11 8 (2.01%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.01%) Celerra
11 8 (2.01%) EMC VNX
11 8 (2.01%) Replication
12 7 (1.75%) DTV
13 6 (1.50%) Smartphone
14 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
15 4 (1.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 215 (53.88%) Windows
2 72 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (17.04%) Windows 7
4 47 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (9.02%) Windows XP
7 34 (8.52%) UNIX
8 33 (8.27%) Linux
9 19 (4.76%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.51%) Solaris
11 6 (1.50%) Android
12 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.00%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.75%) AIX
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.06%) Migration
2 81 (20.30%) ITIL
3 41 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (10.28%) Machine Learning
4 31 (7.77%) Capacity Planning
5 28 (7.02%) Project Management
6 21 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 20 (5.01%) Service Delivery
8 19 (4.76%) Service Management
9 18 (4.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (4.26%) Server Building
11 16 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.01%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (3.51%) Change Control
13 14 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.51%) Validation
13 14 (3.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.03%) SQL
2 43 (10.78%) JavaScript
3 42 (10.53%) R
4 29 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 26 (6.52%) Java
5 26 (6.52%) Python
6 9 (2.26%) VBScript
7 6 (1.50%) C
8 3 (0.75%) Perl
8 3 (0.75%) PHP
8 3 (0.75%) Jython
9 2 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.27%) Citrix Certification
4 24 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (6.02%) MCSE
5 23 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (5.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (4.26%) CCNA
8 16 (4.01%) SC Cleared
9 15 (3.76%) MCSA
10 14 (3.51%) CCA
11 13 (3.26%) MCP
12 12 (3.01%) CISM
12 12 (3.01%) CISSP
12 12 (3.01%) CISMP
13 11 (2.76%) MCITP
13 11 (2.76%) CCENT
14 7 (1.75%) CCEE
15 6 (1.50%) Degree
16 5 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.26%) QA
3 11 (2.76%) SLA
4 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 155 (38.85%) Active Directory
2 117 (29.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (29.32%) XenApp
3 74 (18.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 73 (18.30%) Hyper-V
5 48 (12.03%) XenDesktop
6 31 (7.77%) VMware ESX
7 29 (7.27%) Xen
8 24 (6.02%) XenServer
9 21 (5.26%) vSphere
10 14 (3.51%) Terminal Services
11 12 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.01%) MetaFrame
12 8 (2.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 8 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.75%) NFS
15 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 73 (18.30%) SCCM
2 43 (10.78%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (10.78%) StatsD
3 11 (2.76%) SCOM
3 11 (2.76%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.50%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.00%) WSUS
7 4 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.75%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 204 (51.13%) VMware
2 154 (38.60%) Microsoft
3 75 (18.80%) Oracle
4 55 (13.78%) Cisco
5 42 (10.53%) Teradata
6 41 (10.28%) AppSense
6 41 (10.28%) Tableau
7 40 (10.03%) Apigee
7 40 (10.03%) Mashery
8 37 (9.27%) EMC
9 30 (7.52%) HP
9 30 (7.52%) Symantec
10 29 (7.27%) Lotus
11 27 (6.77%) CheckPoint
11 27 (6.77%) SAP
12 21 (5.26%) McAfee
13 17 (4.26%) Clearswift
14 15 (3.76%) NetApp
15 14 (3.51%) Sophos
15 14 (3.51%) Kaspersky
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