The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 45 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 74 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.42% 1.81% 2.03%
As % of the Vendors category 7.01% 3.80% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 9
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£225 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £160 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 12
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.21% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £12.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.68 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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 West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1056 999 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.80% 47.66% 47.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 480 361
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 58 107
Average hourly rate £16.41 £17.48 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.91 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Birmingham +13 29 £350 +33.33% 11
Coventry +7 10 £205 -48.75% 4
Warwickshire - 10 £213 -
Worcestershire 0 7 £225 -28.00% 1
Shropshire - 6 - -
Herefordshire -1 3 £193 -45.00%
Solihull +3 1 £185 -
Staffordshire +3 1 £125 - 2
Wolverhampton +1 1 £550 +214.28%
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 104 (67.10%) Windows
2 75 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 58 (37.42%) VMware
4 46 (29.68%) Microsoft
4 46 (29.68%) MS Office
5 41 (26.45%) XenApp
6 39 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (23.23%) Windows 7
7 36 (23.23%) Windows XP
8 33 (21.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (20.65%) ITIL
10 27 (17.42%) MS Exchange
11 25 (16.13%) Security Cleared
12 22 (14.19%) Migration
13 21 (13.55%) SC Cleared
14 20 (12.90%) vSphere
14 20 (12.90%) Blackberry
14 20 (12.90%) IBM Notes
14 20 (12.90%) Lotus
15 19 (12.26%) XenDesktop
16 18 (11.61%) Hyper-V
16 18 (11.61%) SCCM
16 18 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
18 15 (9.68%) SQL
18 15 (9.68%) SLA
18 15 (9.68%) Service Management
19 14 (9.03%) Management Information System
19 14 (9.03%) SAN

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 27 (17.42%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.90%) IBM Notes
3 10 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.58%) WorkSite
5 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.94%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.29%) CMS
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 46 (29.68%) MS Office
2 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) SAN
2 13 (8.39%) DNS
2 13 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.74%) DHCP
4 11 (7.10%) Network Security
5 10 (6.45%) NetScaler
6 9 (5.81%) LAN
7 8 (5.16%) WAN
8 7 (4.52%) VLAN
9 6 (3.87%) NAS
10 5 (3.23%) Wireless
11 4 (2.58%) Firewall
12 2 (1.29%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.29%) VoIP
13 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 1 (0.65%) VPN
13 1 (0.65%) WLAN
13 1 (0.65%) SMTP
13 1 (0.65%) IPv6
13 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (7.74%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Back Office
4 5 (3.23%) Legal
4 5 (3.23%) Local Government
5 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.94%) Retail
7 2 (1.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (32.90%) Analyst
2 28 (18.06%) Support Analyst
3 22 (14.19%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (11.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (10.32%) Support Engineer
5 16 (10.32%) Desktop Support
6 14 (9.03%) Service Analyst
6 14 (9.03%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 10 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Windows Administrator
9 8 (5.16%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (5.16%) Administrator
10 7 (4.52%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (3.87%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Citrix Support
11 6 (3.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.29%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 14 (9.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.52%) PDA
5 5 (3.23%) Statistics
6 4 (2.58%) CMDB
7 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) GIS
9 1 (0.65%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) iPhone
9 1 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 104 (67.10%) Windows
2 39 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (23.23%) Windows 7
3 36 (23.23%) Windows XP
4 33 (21.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.87%) Linux
6 6 (3.87%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.94%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) ITIL
2 22 (14.19%) Migration
3 15 (9.68%) Service Management
4 10 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.52%) Dependency Management
6 7 (4.52%) Programme Management
6 7 (4.52%) Test Scripting
7 6 (3.87%) Project Management
8 5 (3.23%) ITSM
8 5 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.58%) Information Security
9 4 (2.58%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.58%) Information Security Management
9 4 (2.58%) Security Management
9 4 (2.58%) Service Delivery
10 3 (1.94%) Line Management
10 3 (1.94%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.68%) SQL
2 8 (5.16%) Java
3 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.39%) MCSE
5 12 (7.74%) MCP
6 7 (4.52%) MCITP
7 5 (3.23%) ISEB
7 5 (3.23%) CCA
7 5 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.58%) MCTS
8 4 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.58%) CCEA
8 4 (2.58%) CCNP
9 3 (1.94%) MCSA
9 3 (1.94%) CCNA
10 2 (1.29%) MCDST
10 2 (1.29%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.29%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.68%) SLA
2 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 41 (26.45%) XenApp
3 33 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (12.90%) vSphere
5 19 (12.26%) XenDesktop
6 18 (11.61%) Hyper-V
7 10 (6.45%) XenServer
8 6 (3.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (3.87%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.58%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.65%) Firmware
11 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.65%) VMFS
11 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (11.61%) SCCM
2 6 (3.87%) SCOM
3 5 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.94%) SCSM
4 3 (1.94%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.29%) DameWare
5 2 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.29%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (37.42%) VMware
2 46 (29.68%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.90%) Lotus
4 11 (7.10%) Symantec
5 10 (6.45%) Oracle
6 9 (5.81%) Cisco
6 9 (5.81%) Dell
7 8 (5.16%) HP
8 6 (3.87%) AppSense
9 4 (2.58%) Brocade
9 4 (2.58%) Progress
10 3 (1.94%) SAP
10 3 (1.94%) IBM
10 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.94%) Sophos
11 2 (1.29%) F5
11 2 (1.29%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.29%) Remedy
11 2 (1.29%) Juniper
11 2 (1.29%) CA
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