The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 61 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing Citrix 86 69 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.67% 3.12% 2.60%
As % of the Vendors category 6.46% 7.55% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £25.75 £80.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.91% +358.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £28.45 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.75 £132.05 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +14.28%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1331 914 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.25% 41.30% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 547 654
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
Wiltshire -19 22 £413 -13.15% 3
Gloucestershire -8 21 £275 +111.53% 4
Bristol -8 18 £419 -6.36% 6
Somerset -13 9 £313 +44.50% 14
Dorset -5 2 £225 -11.76% 6
Devon -17 1 - - 3
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England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 113 (72.90%) Windows
2 90 (58.06%) VMware
3 50 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 49 (31.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (28.39%) Active Directory
6 43 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (27.74%) XenApp
7 41 (26.45%) Firewall
8 40 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
10 37 (23.87%) XenDesktop
11 32 (20.65%) Windows 7
12 28 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (18.06%) WAN
12 28 (18.06%) ITIL
13 27 (17.42%) VPN
14 26 (16.77%) LAN
15 25 (16.13%) MS Exchange
15 25 (16.13%) Telecoms
15 25 (16.13%) SC Cleared
16 24 (15.48%) Linux
17 23 (14.84%) MS Excel
17 23 (14.84%) SQL
17 23 (14.84%) SCCM
18 21 (13.55%) Symantec
19 20 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (12.26%) Red Hat
20 19 (12.26%) Apache
20 19 (12.26%) XenServer
20 19 (12.26%) vSphere

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.26%) Apache
3 14 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.03%) nginx
4 13 (8.39%) Confluence
4 13 (8.39%) MediaWiki
5 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.87%) Lync
7 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (14.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) assyst
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.81%) Office 365
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.45%) Firewall
2 28 (18.06%) WAN
3 27 (17.42%) VPN
4 26 (16.77%) LAN
5 18 (11.61%) LDAP
6 17 (10.97%) IPv6
7 15 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 13 (8.39%) IPsec
8 13 (8.39%) Network Security
8 13 (8.39%) OSPF
8 13 (8.39%) BGP
8 13 (8.39%) EIGRP
9 10 (6.45%) SAN
10 9 (5.81%) Wireless
11 8 (5.16%) DNS
12 7 (4.52%) Internet
12 7 (4.52%) NetScaler
13 6 (3.87%) DHCP
14 4 (2.58%) Nortel Meridian
14 4 (2.58%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) MySQL
2 14 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (11.61%) Jenkins
2 17 (10.97%) Hudson
3 15 (9.68%) JIRA
4 14 (9.03%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.39%) Subversion
6 10 (6.45%) MSI
7 6 (3.87%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.94%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.29%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.29%) JMeter
10 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
General
1 25 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.39%) Finance
3 2 (1.29%) Banking
3 2 (1.29%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Automotive
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Front Office
4 1 (0.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (11.61%) Consultant
2 16 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.68%) Architect
4 14 (9.03%) Administrator
5 12 (7.74%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.81%) Citrix Consultant
8 8 (5.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.87%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.87%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.87%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) LAMP
2 10 (6.45%) Web Services
3 6 (3.87%) Application Packaging
3 6 (3.87%) Software Packaging
4 5 (3.23%) JSP
5 2 (1.29%) WCF
5 2 (1.29%) .NET
5 2 (1.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Wiki
2 12 (7.74%) iPad
2 12 (7.74%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.87%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.58%) PDA
5 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.94%) CMDB
6 3 (1.94%) iPhone
6 3 (1.94%) Open Source
7 2 (1.29%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) DTV
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 113 (72.90%) Windows
2 49 (31.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (20.65%) Windows 7
5 28 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (15.48%) Linux
7 17 (10.97%) Ubuntu
8 16 (10.32%) Windows XP
9 14 (9.03%) Debian
10 11 (7.10%) CentOS
11 6 (3.87%) UNIX
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.06%) ITIL
2 18 (11.61%) DevOps
3 17 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 15 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (8.39%) Data Modelling
6 12 (7.74%) Project Management
7 10 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.45%) Change Management
8 9 (5.81%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.81%) Service Management
8 9 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.87%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.87%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.84%) SQL
2 18 (11.61%) Bash Shell
2 18 (11.61%) Perl
2 18 (11.61%) PHP
2 18 (11.61%) Ruby
3 16 (10.32%) Java
4 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.81%) VBScript
6 3 (1.94%) VB
7 2 (1.29%) C#
7 2 (1.29%) C++
7 2 (1.29%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (10.32%) DV Cleared
5 12 (7.74%) MCSE
6 11 (7.10%) MCP
7 9 (5.81%) CCNA
7 9 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.52%) MCSA
8 7 (4.52%) MCITP
9 4 (2.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.65%) CCA
12 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.65%) Degree
12 1 (0.65%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.45%) SLA
2 5 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 44 (28.39%) Active Directory
2 43 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (27.74%) XenApp
3 37 (23.87%) XenDesktop
4 19 (12.26%) XenServer
4 19 (12.26%) vSphere
5 18 (11.61%) Samba
6 15 (9.68%) VMware ESX
7 14 (9.03%) Hyper-V
7 14 (9.03%) Postfix
8 13 (8.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.52%) MetaFrame
10 5 (3.23%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.94%) Novell eDirectory
12 3 (1.94%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.29%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (14.84%) SCCM
2 18 (11.61%) Puppet
3 14 (9.03%) ZABBIX
4 9 (5.81%) WSUS
5 7 (4.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (4.52%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.52%) Salt
6 6 (3.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.94%) SCOM
9 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 90 (58.06%) VMware
2 50 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.55%) Symantec
4 19 (12.26%) Red Hat
5 18 (11.61%) HP
6 16 (10.32%) Cisco
7 15 (9.68%) Avaya
8 14 (9.03%) AppSense
9 12 (7.74%) Apple
10 11 (7.10%) Altiris
11 10 (6.45%) McAfee
12 9 (5.81%) Oracle
13 7 (4.52%) Sophos
13 7 (4.52%) EMC
14 6 (3.87%) Lumension
14 6 (3.87%) Mitel
15 5 (3.23%) Dell
16 4 (2.58%) SAP
16 4 (2.58%) Nortel
16 4 (2.58%) IBM
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