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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 51 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 98 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.12% 2.29% 2.64%
As % of the Vendors category 7.81% 5.44% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £152 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £280 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £14.25 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £23.41 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.76% -1.51%
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 South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1254 1048 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.90% 42.09% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 611 651
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 74
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.01 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire +8 39 £250 -16.75% 7
Bristol +15 27 £425 +129.72% 24
Wiltshire -5 13 £392 +48.01% 6
Devon -1 7 £238 - 3
Somerset -1 6 £250 +56.25%
Dorset - - - - 6
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 134 (69.79%) Windows
2 107 (55.73%) VMware
3 76 (39.58%) Active Directory
4 66 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 63 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 54 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 50 (26.04%) Firewall
8 45 (23.44%) XenApp
9 43 (22.40%) Windows 7
10 41 (21.35%) WAN
11 39 (20.31%) MS Exchange
12 38 (19.79%) LAN
13 35 (18.23%) MS Office
14 34 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (17.19%) Linux
15 33 (17.19%) Finance
16 30 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (14.06%) Cisco
17 27 (14.06%) XenDesktop
18 26 (13.54%) SC Cleared
18 26 (13.54%) ITIL
19 24 (12.50%) SQL
20 23 (11.98%) Apache
20 23 (11.98%) Windows XP
20 23 (11.98%) Red Hat
20 23 (11.98%) XenServer
21 22 (11.46%) VPN
22 21 (10.94%) Hyper-V
22 21 (10.94%) SCCM
23 20 (10.42%) DV Cleared

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 39 (20.31%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.98%) Apache
3 19 (9.90%) SharePoint
4 14 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (5.73%) Lync
5 11 (5.73%) IIS
6 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 8 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.65%) MediaWiki
9 7 (3.65%) Confluence
9 7 (3.65%) nginx
10 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.04%) JBoss
12 1 (0.52%) CMS
12 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (18.23%) MS Office
2 20 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.73%) Office 365
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.04%) Firewall
2 41 (21.35%) WAN
3 38 (19.79%) LAN
4 22 (11.46%) VPN
5 19 (9.90%) LDAP
6 17 (8.85%) IPsec
7 15 (7.81%) DNS
7 15 (7.81%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.77%) NetScaler
8 13 (6.77%) DHCP
9 12 (6.25%) BGP
9 12 (6.25%) OSPF
10 7 (3.65%) Network Security
11 6 (3.13%) SSL
11 6 (3.13%) IPv6
11 6 (3.13%) SAN
11 6 (3.13%) Internet
11 6 (3.13%) EIGRP
12 3 (1.56%) VoIP
13 2 (1.04%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.25%) MySQL
2 9 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (9.90%) Hudson
1 19 (9.90%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.65%) JIRA
2 7 (3.65%) Subversion
2 7 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.08%) MSI
4 1 (0.52%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 33 (17.19%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Banking
3 8 (4.17%) Retail
4 7 (3.65%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.04%) Electronics
6 2 (1.04%) Back Office
6 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (16.15%) Analyst
2 30 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 23 (11.98%) 3rd Line Support
4 22 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (11.46%) Architect
4 22 (11.46%) Consultant
5 18 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 14 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (7.29%) Citrix Engineer
8 13 (6.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (5.21%) Citrix Consultant
10 10 (5.21%) Service Analyst
10 10 (5.21%) Server Engineer
11 9 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.17%) IT Support
12 8 (4.17%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.81%) LAMP
2 7 (3.65%) Application Packaging
3 5 (2.60%) .NET
4 4 (2.08%) Web Services
5 2 (1.04%) Middleware
6 1 (0.52%) Flash
6 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 12 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 11 (5.73%) Clustering
4 7 (3.65%) Wiki
4 7 (3.65%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.13%) PDA
6 4 (2.08%) iPad
7 3 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.56%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.56%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.56%) iPhone
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) DTV
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 134 (69.79%) Windows
2 43 (22.40%) Windows 7
3 34 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (17.19%) Linux
5 30 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (11.98%) Windows XP
7 18 (9.38%) CentOS
7 18 (9.38%) Ubuntu
8 17 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.21%) UNIX
10 7 (3.65%) Debian
11 6 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.60%) Solaris
12 5 (2.60%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.56%) AIX
15 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.54%) ITIL
2 19 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (9.90%) DevOps
3 13 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.17%) Process Management
6 8 (4.17%) TOGAF
7 7 (3.65%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.65%) Data Security
8 6 (3.13%) Build Automation
8 6 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.13%) Migration
8 6 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.60%) Project Management
9 5 (2.60%) Data Modelling
9 5 (2.60%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.60%) Database Theory
9 5 (2.60%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.50%) SQL
2 17 (8.85%) Ruby
2 17 (8.85%) Perl
2 17 (8.85%) PHP
2 17 (8.85%) Bash Shell
3 9 (4.69%) Java
4 8 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.56%) VBScript
5 3 (1.56%) VB
6 2 (1.04%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.54%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.42%) DV Cleared
4 18 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (8.33%) CCNA
6 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.73%) MCP
7 11 (5.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.21%) MCSE
9 8 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.60%) CCEE
11 4 (2.08%) CCAA
11 4 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.08%) MCITP
11 4 (2.08%) CCA
12 3 (1.56%) MCTS
13 2 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (1.04%) VCP5
13 2 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 63 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (23.44%) XenApp
4 27 (14.06%) XenDesktop
5 23 (11.98%) XenServer
6 21 (10.94%) Hyper-V
7 18 (9.38%) Samba
8 13 (6.77%) vSphere
9 11 (5.73%) Terminal Services
10 9 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (3.65%) MetaFrame
11 7 (3.65%) Postfix
12 6 (3.13%) VMware ESX
13 4 (2.08%) Novell eDirectory
14 3 (1.56%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.56%) Terminal Server
15 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (1.04%) Firmware
16 1 (0.52%) Xen
16 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (10.94%) SCCM
2 19 (9.90%) Puppet
3 16 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (8.33%) Salt
4 7 (3.65%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.08%) SCOM
5 4 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.56%) WSUS
6 3 (1.56%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.52%) Netcool
8 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.52%) Ansible
8 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 107 (55.73%) VMware
2 66 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 27 (14.06%) Cisco
4 23 (11.98%) Red Hat
5 15 (7.81%) IBM
6 14 (7.29%) HP
7 12 (6.25%) Oracle
8 11 (5.73%) SAP
9 10 (5.21%) AppSense
9 10 (5.21%) EMC
9 10 (5.21%) Symantec
10 8 (4.17%) Unisys
11 7 (3.65%) Avaya
12 6 (3.13%) Wyse
13 5 (2.60%) McAfee
13 5 (2.60%) Novell
13 5 (2.60%) Dell
14 4 (2.08%) Sophos
15 3 (1.56%) NetApp
15 3 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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