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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 31 30 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Contract jobs citing Citrix 155 145 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.90% 4.98% 2.99%
As % of the Vendors category 10.57% 11.15% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 54 30
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£300 £305 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -17.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £481 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £16.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £16.84 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
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
1466 1300 1582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.38% 44.64% 47.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 580 737
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 104 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 +11 61 £335 +3.07% 18
Lancashire -1 54 £300 -3.22% 5
Cheshire -22 22 £295 -9.23% 9
Merseyside -3 11 £190 +8.57% 3
Cumbria -7 4 £400 +45.45%
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 230 (80.14%) Windows
2 157 (54.70%) Active Directory
3 121 (42.16%) VMware
4 114 (39.72%) Microsoft
5 101 (35.19%) Windows 7
6 96 (33.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 87 (30.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 81 (28.22%) Windows XP
9 79 (27.53%) XenApp
10 70 (24.39%) Security Cleared
11 68 (23.69%) MS Office
12 66 (23.00%) SC Cleared
13 64 (22.30%) SCCM
14 61 (21.25%) Microsoft App-V
15 59 (20.56%) AppSense
16 57 (19.86%) ITIL
16 57 (19.86%) MS Exchange
17 54 (18.82%) DNS
18 52 (18.12%) DHCP
19 47 (16.38%) Blackberry
20 41 (14.29%) Windows Vista
21 39 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 35 (12.20%) LAN
23 34 (11.85%) CA
24 33 (11.50%) SQL
24 33 (11.50%) SLA
24 33 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
25 32 (11.15%) HP
25 32 (11.15%) Exchange Server 2010
26 31 (10.80%) MS Excel

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 32 (11.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.53%) Lync
6 10 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.39%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Site Server
9 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 68 (23.69%) MS Office
2 31 (10.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) IaaS
2 1 (0.35%) PaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.82%) DNS
2 52 (18.12%) DHCP
3 35 (12.20%) LAN
4 28 (9.76%) SMS
4 28 (9.76%) WAN
4 28 (9.76%) SAN
5 15 (5.23%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.88%) VPN
7 11 (3.83%) VLAN
8 9 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (3.14%) NetScaler
8 9 (3.14%) 3G
9 8 (2.79%) Firewall
10 7 (2.44%) Wireless
11 4 (1.39%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.39%) VoIP
12 3 (1.05%) Intranet
13 2 (0.70%) SSL
13 2 (0.70%) LDAP
13 2 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.79%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.35%) DB2
3 1 (0.35%) MSDE
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.14%) MSI
1 9 (3.14%) AdminStudio
2 7 (2.44%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (6.62%) Local Government
2 14 (4.88%) Finance
3 5 (1.74%) Banking
4 2 (0.70%) Retail
4 2 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (16.72%) Desktop Support
2 46 (16.03%) Support Engineer
3 40 (13.94%) Analyst
4 32 (11.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 27 (9.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 19 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (6.62%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.88%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.18%) Consultant
11 11 (3.83%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (3.48%) Administrator
13 9 (3.14%) Help Desk Support
13 9 (3.14%) Team Leader
14 8 (2.79%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (2.79%) Technical Support
14 8 (2.79%) Applications Packager
15 7 (2.44%) Service Analyst
15 7 (2.44%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.74%) ODBC
2 3 (1.05%) Middleware
2 3 (1.05%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.70%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) SOAP
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.38%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.62%) Thin Client
2 19 (6.62%) Fat Client
3 10 (3.48%) Clustering
4 7 (2.44%) iPad
5 6 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.74%) PKI
7 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.05%) Replication
8 3 (1.05%) PDA
9 2 (0.70%) Statistics
9 2 (0.70%) CESG
9 2 (0.70%) GIS
9 2 (0.70%) Handset
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) RMADS
10 1 (0.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 230 (80.14%) Windows
2 101 (35.19%) Windows 7
3 96 (33.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (30.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (28.22%) Windows XP
6 41 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 22 (7.67%) Linux
8 20 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.44%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.09%) UNIX
10 6 (2.09%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.05%) Android
12 3 (1.05%) AIX
13 2 (0.70%) NetWare
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.86%) ITIL
2 29 (10.10%) Software Deployment
3 12 (4.18%) Project Management
4 11 (3.83%) Migration
5 9 (3.14%) PRINCE2
6 8 (2.79%) Service Management
6 8 (2.79%) TQM
7 6 (2.09%) Change Management
7 6 (2.09%) Change Control
8 5 (1.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (1.74%) Validation
8 5 (1.74%) Incident Management
8 5 (1.74%) Problem Management
8 5 (1.74%) Performance Management
9 4 (1.39%) Email Migration
9 4 (1.39%) Coaching
9 4 (1.39%) High Availability
9 4 (1.39%) People Management
10 3 (1.05%) Line Management
10 3 (1.05%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.50%) SQL
2 11 (3.83%) C
3 7 (2.44%) Java
3 7 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.09%) VBScript
5 3 (1.05%) VB
6 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 66 (23.00%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.62%) MCSE
5 11 (3.83%) CCNA
5 11 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.44%) MCSA
7 6 (2.09%) CCIE
7 6 (2.09%) CCNP
7 6 (2.09%) MCP
7 6 (2.09%) CCSA
7 6 (2.09%) MCITP
8 5 (1.74%) MCTS
8 5 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.70%) MCDST
11 2 (0.70%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.50%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.70%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (54.70%) Active Directory
2 79 (27.53%) XenApp
3 61 (21.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 39 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (10.45%) XenDesktop
6 29 (10.10%) XenServer
7 20 (6.97%) Hyper-V
8 12 (4.18%) vSphere
9 7 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.74%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.35%) NFS
14 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 64 (22.30%) SCCM
2 26 (9.06%) SCOM
3 11 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.79%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.70%) WSUS
7 2 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.35%) SCSM
8 1 (0.35%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 121 (42.16%) VMware
2 114 (39.72%) Microsoft
3 59 (20.56%) AppSense
4 34 (11.85%) CA
5 32 (11.15%) HP
6 30 (10.45%) Cisco
7 25 (8.71%) Lumension
8 18 (6.27%) Symantec
9 17 (5.92%) Sophos
10 12 (4.18%) McAfee
11 11 (3.83%) Dell
12 10 (3.48%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.48%) Oracle
12 10 (3.48%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.79%) Veeam
14 7 (2.44%) Becrypt
14 7 (2.44%) SAP
14 7 (2.44%) Compaq
14 7 (2.44%) Adobe
15 6 (2.09%) IBM
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