The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 15 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 7 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.14% 4.35% 4.74%
As % of the Vendors category 14.89% 9.80% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.86 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +14.28%
Citrix
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
47 51 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 41.23% 44.35% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 52
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £9.50 £23.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +119.04%
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 Staffordshire

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Staffordshire 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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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
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Citrix
West Midlands

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
4 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) XenApp
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco
8 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
9 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (7.69%) VLAN
9 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
9 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
9 1 (7.69%) Office 365
9 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (7.69%) vSphere
9 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
9 1 (7.69%) Firewall
9 1 (7.69%) Law
9 1 (7.69%) Legal

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Law
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) XenApp
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos