The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 31 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 38 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.37% 2.75% 3.48%
As % of the Vendors category 9.50% 5.44% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £351 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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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 Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
400 515 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.03% 50.64% 56.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 215 224
Average daily rate £388 £385 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Citrix across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Citrix across the Reading region.

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Citrix across the Reading region.

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 57 (79.17%) Windows
2 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
3 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 21 (29.17%) XenApp
7 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
8 17 (23.61%) VMware
9 16 (22.22%) HP
10 14 (19.44%) NetScaler
11 13 (18.06%) Red Hat
11 13 (18.06%) Linux
12 12 (16.67%) NetBackup
12 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 12 (16.67%) DNS
12 12 (16.67%) XenDesktop
13 11 (15.28%) DV Cleared
13 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
13 11 (15.28%) Windows 8
13 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
13 11 (15.28%) Firewall
13 11 (15.28%) Finance
14 10 (13.89%) Terminal Services
14 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
15 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (12.50%) UNIX
15 9 (12.50%) DHCP
15 9 (12.50%) NFS

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (6.94%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.56%) Apache
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.39%) Lync
6 1 (1.39%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) NetScaler
2 12 (16.67%) DNS
3 11 (15.28%) Firewall
4 9 (12.50%) DHCP
5 8 (11.11%) SSL
6 6 (8.33%) WAN
6 6 (8.33%) Network Security
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.78%) LAN
8 2 (2.78%) SAN
9 1 (1.39%) VLAN
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.39%) Internet
9 1 (1.39%) IPv4
9 1 (1.39%) IPv6
9 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) WinRunner
1 5 (6.94%) TestDirector
1 5 (6.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Escalation Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.39%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
1 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
2 9 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.78%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (79.17%) Windows
2 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (18.06%) Linux
6 11 (15.28%) Windows 8
7 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (12.50%) UNIX
8 8 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.94%) AIX
10 4 (5.56%) zOS
11 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
2 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
3 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.17%) Change Control
4 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 3 (4.17%) ITIL
5 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.78%) Migration
5 2 (2.78%) Time Management
6 1 (1.39%) Analytics
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.39%) IT Governance
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.39%) Change Management
6 1 (1.39%) Project Management
6 1 (1.39%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) C
1 8 (11.11%) Perl
1 8 (11.11%) VB
1 8 (11.11%) Bourne shell
1 8 (11.11%) Korn
2 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.28%) DV Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (9.72%) MCSE
5 7 (9.72%) CCA
5 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.94%) ISEB
6 5 (6.94%) MCP
6 5 (6.94%) HNC
7 3 (4.17%) Degree
7 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.39%) CCEE
8 1 (1.39%) CCAA
8 1 (1.39%) CCIA
8 1 (1.39%) MCDST
8 1 (1.39%) MCITP
8 1 (1.39%) CCNP
8 1 (1.39%) CCNA
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) COBIT
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) XenApp
3 12 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 10 (13.89%) Terminal Services
5 9 (12.50%) NFS
6 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 7 (9.72%) ProxySG
7 7 (9.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
9 4 (5.56%) Xen
10 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (4.17%) XenServer
10 3 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 8 (11.11%) Nagios
2 8 (11.11%) SCCM
3 7 (9.72%) WMI
4 6 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (6.94%) Netcool
5 5 (6.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (5.56%) Backup Exec
6 4 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (4.17%) Nessus
7 3 (4.17%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.39%) WSUS
8 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.61%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) HP
4 13 (18.06%) Red Hat
5 9 (12.50%) Veritas
5 9 (12.50%) Symantec
6 8 (11.11%) EMC
6 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco
6 8 (11.11%) Isilon
7 7 (9.72%) Blue Coat
7 7 (9.72%) Nokia
8 6 (8.33%) AppSense
8 6 (8.33%) McAfee
8 6 (8.33%) Altiris
9 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 4 (5.56%) IBM
10 2 (2.78%) NetIQ
10 2 (2.78%) CA
11 1 (1.39%) Lumension
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