The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 South 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 81 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 67 70 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.01% 2.98% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 4.56% 6.66% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 69
Average daily rate £286 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £174 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £503 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.73 £22.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -9.09%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1469 1051 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.17% 44.69% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 599 878
Average daily rate £363 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 57 124
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.10 £50.00
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 South West

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Somerset -4 16 £195 +11.42% 4
Gloucestershire -5 12 £328 -27.22% 3
Bristol -19 11 £425 +30.76% 3
Wiltshire -11 9 £363 -26.76% 6
Dorset -3 5 £425 +47.91% 3
Cornwall -9 5 - - 1
Devon -5 4 £148 -34.44% 1
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 108 (83.08%) Windows
2 74 (56.92%) VMware
3 71 (54.62%) Active Directory
4 66 (50.77%) Microsoft
5 51 (39.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (33.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (33.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (33.08%) XenApp
7 37 (28.46%) Windows 7
8 30 (23.08%) XenDesktop
9 29 (22.31%) MS Exchange
9 29 (22.31%) MS Office
10 28 (21.54%) Security Cleared
11 27 (20.77%) SCCM
12 25 (19.23%) Firewall
13 24 (18.46%) ITIL
13 24 (18.46%) MS Excel
14 23 (17.69%) SLA
15 22 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (16.92%) DNS
16 20 (15.38%) DHCP
17 19 (14.62%) Cisco
18 18 (13.85%) Windows XP
18 18 (13.85%) VMware ESX
19 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
19 17 (13.08%) Linux
19 17 (13.08%) MCSE
20 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
20 16 (12.31%) AppSense
21 15 (11.54%) Migration

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 29 (22.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.08%) MediaWiki
6 4 (3.08%) nginx
6 4 (3.08%) Confluence
6 4 (3.08%) Apache
7 2 (1.54%) IIS
7 2 (1.54%) Lync
8 1 (0.77%) Site Server
Applications
1 29 (22.31%) MS Office
2 24 (18.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) assyst
2 1 (0.77%) Summit
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.77%) IaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.23%) Firewall
2 22 (16.92%) DNS
3 20 (15.38%) DHCP
4 13 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 11 (8.46%) VPN
6 10 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.69%) WAN
7 9 (6.92%) LAN
8 8 (6.15%) Wireless
9 6 (4.62%) Internet
10 5 (3.85%) IPsec
10 5 (3.85%) Network Security
11 4 (3.08%) Nortel Meridian
11 4 (3.08%) OSPF
11 4 (3.08%) BGP
11 4 (3.08%) EIGRP
11 4 (3.08%) IPv6
11 4 (3.08%) SMS
11 4 (3.08%) LDAP
12 3 (2.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) MySQL
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) JIRA
2 5 (3.85%) MSI
3 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.08%) Hudson
3 4 (3.08%) Subversion
3 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.31%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.31%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.54%) JMeter
5 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.77%) Publishing
3 1 (0.77%) Banking
3 1 (0.77%) Retail
3 1 (0.77%) Marketing
3 1 (0.77%) Back Office
3 1 (0.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (13.85%) Analyst
2 17 (13.08%) Desktop Support
3 15 (11.54%) Administrator
4 13 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (9.23%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.69%) Consultant
6 10 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Server Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.62%) Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Citrix Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Server Technician
10 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technician
11 4 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) ICT Technician
12 3 (2.31%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.08%) LAMP
1 4 (3.08%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.54%) WCF
2 2 (1.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) SOAP
2 2 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.23%) Fat Client
2 12 (9.23%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.85%) CMDB
4 4 (3.08%) Wiki
4 4 (3.08%) Clustering
4 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.54%) Open Source
5 2 (1.54%) iPad
5 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.77%) Firmware
6 1 (0.77%) DTV
6 1 (0.77%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 108 (83.08%) Windows
2 51 (39.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (33.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (28.46%) Windows 7
5 18 (13.85%) Windows XP
6 17 (13.08%) Linux
7 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.08%) UNIX
10 4 (3.08%) Debian
10 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.54%) AIX
11 2 (1.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) ITIL
2 15 (11.54%) Migration
3 12 (9.23%) Project Management
3 12 (9.23%) Service Management
3 12 (9.23%) Service Delivery
4 10 (7.69%) Change Management
5 7 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.85%) ITSM
6 5 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.08%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.08%) Data Modelling
7 4 (3.08%) Supplier Management
7 4 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.31%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.31%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.31%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.31%) Performance Testing
8 3 (2.31%) Information Security
8 3 (2.31%) Network Management
8 3 (2.31%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.00%) SQL
2 7 (5.38%) Java
3 5 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.08%) Perl
4 4 (3.08%) PHP
4 4 (3.08%) Ruby
5 3 (2.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.54%) Python
6 2 (1.54%) C#
6 2 (1.54%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (13.08%) MCSE
4 13 (10.00%) MCSA
5 12 (9.23%) MCP
6 11 (8.46%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.46%) DV Cleared
7 9 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (6.15%) CCNA
9 5 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.08%) MCITP
11 3 (2.31%) Degree
11 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.54%) CCENT
12 2 (1.54%) CCNP
12 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.54%) MCTS
12 2 (1.54%) MCSM
13 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.69%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) ISO 9002
2 2 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (54.62%) Active Directory
2 43 (33.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (33.08%) XenApp
3 30 (23.08%) XenDesktop
4 18 (13.85%) VMware ESX
5 13 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 11 (8.46%) vSphere
7 10 (7.69%) XenServer
8 8 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.85%) MetaFrame
10 4 (3.08%) Samba
10 4 (3.08%) Postfix
10 4 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (2.31%) vCloud
12 2 (1.54%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.77%) Xen
13 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (20.77%) SCCM
2 10 (7.69%) SCOM
3 6 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.85%) HP SIM
4 5 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (3.08%) Puppet
5 4 (3.08%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.31%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.54%) WSUS
7 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.77%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 74 (56.92%) VMware
2 66 (50.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.62%) Cisco
4 16 (12.31%) AppSense
5 15 (11.54%) HP
6 14 (10.77%) Symantec
7 11 (8.46%) Avaya
8 8 (6.15%) Mitel
9 7 (5.38%) Altiris
9 7 (5.38%) McAfee
9 7 (5.38%) Oracle
10 6 (4.62%) Dell
10 6 (4.62%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.85%) Sophos
12 4 (3.08%) Nortel
13 3 (2.31%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.31%) Apple
13 3 (2.31%) EMC
13 3 (2.31%) Compaq
14 2 (1.54%) Adobe
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