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 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 37 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing Citrix 93 72 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.68% 3.42% 2.44%
As % of the Vendors category 7.31% 7.61% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 41
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.48% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.26% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.73 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £22.50 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
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
1273 946 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.32% 44.92% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 468 518
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 59 97
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 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
Birmingham -11 21 £320 +16.36% 5
Worcestershire +11 19 £315 +32.63% 2
Coventry +1 13 £256 +201.47% 2
West Bromwich - 13 £248 -
Staffordshire +1 7 £450 +38.46% 2
Wolverhampton -5 3 £275 +17.02% 2
Solihull - 2 £200 -
Walsall - 2 - -
Herefordshire -2 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £355 -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 115 (79.31%) Windows
2 103 (71.03%) Active Directory
3 77 (53.10%) VMware
4 61 (42.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (38.62%) XenApp
6 53 (36.55%) Microsoft
7 46 (31.72%) Windows 7
8 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (28.97%) MS Exchange
11 36 (24.83%) MS Office
12 33 (22.76%) XenDesktop
13 31 (21.38%) Windows XP
14 30 (20.69%) ITIL
15 26 (17.93%) XenServer
16 23 (15.86%) SC Cleared
16 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
17 22 (15.17%) SCCM
17 22 (15.17%) DNS
17 22 (15.17%) SAN
18 21 (14.48%) Blackberry
19 20 (13.79%) Dell
19 20 (13.79%) DHCP
20 19 (13.10%) Migration
21 18 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2003
22 17 (11.72%) SQL
22 17 (11.72%) VLAN
22 17 (11.72%) NAS
23 16 (11.03%) PDA
24 15 (10.34%) vSphere

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 42 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (7.59%) IBM Notes
4 9 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.07%) IIS
7 3 (2.07%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.38%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.38%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.69%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 36 (24.83%) MS Office
2 10 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.17%) DNS
1 22 (15.17%) SAN
2 20 (13.79%) DHCP
3 17 (11.72%) VLAN
3 17 (11.72%) NAS
4 13 (8.97%) NetScaler
5 10 (6.90%) WAN
5 10 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.21%) LAN
7 6 (4.14%) Firewall
8 5 (3.45%) VoIP
9 2 (1.38%) Wireless
9 2 (1.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.38%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) PVCS
1 1 (0.69%) MSI
1 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (3.45%) Finance
2 4 (2.76%) Legal
3 3 (2.07%) Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (27.59%) Analyst
2 26 (17.93%) Support Analyst
3 21 (14.48%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (12.41%) Service Analyst
5 17 (11.72%) Support Engineer
5 17 (11.72%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (11.03%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (8.97%) Administrator
8 11 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 10 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.21%) Support Specialist
10 9 (6.21%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (5.52%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) Citrix Engineer
13 6 (4.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.38%) Middleware
3 1 (0.69%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.69%) HTML
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.69%) ODBC
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) Blackberry
2 16 (11.03%) PDA
3 6 (4.14%) Clustering
4 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.07%) Statistics
5 3 (2.07%) NHS
6 1 (0.69%) Firmware
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) SCADA
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 115 (79.31%) Windows
2 61 (42.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (31.72%) Windows 7
4 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (21.38%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.59%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.38%) UNIX
9 2 (1.38%) Solaris
9 2 (1.38%) Linux
9 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.38%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.69%) HPUX
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.69%) ITIL
2 19 (13.10%) Migration
3 12 (8.28%) Incident Management
4 7 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.14%) Test Scripting
6 5 (3.45%) Service Management
7 3 (2.07%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.07%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.07%) Business Transformation
7 3 (2.07%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.38%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (1.38%) Time Management
8 2 (1.38%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.38%) Information Assurance
8 2 (1.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (1.38%) Project Management
8 2 (1.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.38%) Fund Management
8 2 (1.38%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.72%) SQL
2 5 (3.45%) Java
3 3 (2.07%) Progress 4GL
3 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.38%) VB
4 2 (1.38%) C
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) C++
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
5 1 (0.69%) Perl
5 1 (0.69%) PHP
5 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.69%) Korn
5 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) SC Cleared
1 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.14%) MCSE
4 5 (3.45%) CCNA
4 5 (3.45%) ISEB
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.07%) MCITP
6 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.38%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (71.03%) Active Directory
2 56 (38.62%) XenApp
3 43 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (22.76%) XenDesktop
5 26 (17.93%) XenServer
6 15 (10.34%) vSphere
7 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.21%) VMware ESX
9 8 (5.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (5.52%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.07%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.07%) Xen
11 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.69%) VMFS
12 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (15.17%) SCCM
2 6 (4.14%) SCOM
3 5 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.69%) DameWare
4 1 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 77 (53.10%) VMware
2 53 (36.55%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.79%) Dell
4 13 (8.97%) Lotus
5 11 (7.59%) Oracle
6 10 (6.90%) HP
7 8 (5.52%) Cisco
8 6 (4.14%) Symantec
9 5 (3.45%) EMC
10 4 (2.76%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.07%) Progress
11 3 (2.07%) Juniper
12 2 (1.38%) NetApp
12 2 (1.38%) Apple
12 2 (1.38%) Compaq
12 2 (1.38%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.38%) Spiceworks
12 2 (1.38%) Meru Networks
13 1 (0.69%) Northgate
13 1 (0.69%) Brocade
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