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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 31 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Citrix 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.24% 3.28% 3.54%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 9.09% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £10.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +68.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%
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
46 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 28.57% 36.07% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 21
Average daily rate £338 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £385 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -41.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £200 - 3
Citrix
West Midlands

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (13.33%) Lync
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (13.33%) Local Government
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (13.33%) XenApp
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (13.33%) Coaching
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
3 2 (13.33%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) AppSense