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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 60 70 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Citrix 68 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.67% 1.97% 3.16%
As % of the Vendors category 5.50% 3.99% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 8
Average hourly rate £19.69 £14.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.17% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.75 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £19.18 £24.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+2.54% +8.19%
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
1236 1154 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.49% 49.38% 50.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 534 363
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £490 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 97
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.97 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +4 18 £350 +107.40% 16
Coventry +12 14 £225 -10.00%
Warwickshire -1 13 £325 +23.80% 2
Staffordshire -2 12 £375 - 2
Shropshire -2 3 £250 +33.94% 6
Wolverhampton +4 2 £150 -42.30% 2
Herefordshire - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Worcestershire -3 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - - 3
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 107 (72.79%) Windows
2 91 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 56 (38.10%) VMware
4 45 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (30.61%) XenApp
5 41 (27.89%) Microsoft
5 41 (27.89%) MS Office
6 34 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (20.41%) Windows XP
8 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (17.01%) MS Exchange
10 24 (16.33%) ITIL
10 24 (16.33%) Migration
10 24 (16.33%) vSphere
11 23 (15.65%) MS Excel
11 23 (15.65%) Windows 7
12 22 (14.97%) SQL
13 21 (14.29%) SCCM
14 20 (13.61%) Finance
14 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (11.56%) SharePoint
16 16 (10.88%) MCSE
16 16 (10.88%) Cisco
16 16 (10.88%) Blackberry
17 15 (10.20%) Service Management
17 15 (10.20%) DNS
17 15 (10.20%) XenDesktop
18 14 (9.52%) Hyper-V
19 13 (8.84%) SLA

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.56%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.16%) IBM Notes
4 11 (7.48%) Lync
5 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.76%) WorkSite
6 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.72%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.36%) IIS
9 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (27.89%) MS Office
2 23 (15.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) DNS
2 12 (8.16%) SAN
2 12 (8.16%) WAN
3 11 (7.48%) DHCP
4 10 (6.80%) LAN
4 10 (6.80%) Network Security
5 9 (6.12%) NetScaler
6 7 (4.76%) NAS
7 5 (3.40%) VLAN
7 5 (3.40%) Firewall
7 5 (3.40%) Wireless
8 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.04%) Internet
9 3 (2.04%) VPN
9 3 (2.04%) VoIP
10 2 (1.36%) SMS
11 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.68%) FCoE
11 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.68%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (13.61%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Local Government
2 7 (4.76%) Legal
3 6 (4.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.36%) Back Office
5 2 (1.36%) Marketing
5 2 (1.36%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (32.65%) Analyst
2 21 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 21 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (12.93%) Support Analyst
4 18 (12.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.80%) Consultant
6 10 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.08%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.08%) Architect
8 6 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.40%) PMO Lead
9 5 (3.40%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Citrix Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.76%) CMDB
4 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) PDA
5 5 (3.40%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.40%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.72%) NHS
7 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 107 (72.79%) Windows
2 45 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (20.41%) Windows XP
4 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (15.65%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.44%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (2.72%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.04%) Linux
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.68%) UNIX
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.33%) ITIL
1 24 (16.33%) Migration
2 15 (10.20%) Service Management
3 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (5.44%) Dependency Management
4 8 (5.44%) Programme Management
5 7 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.08%) ITSM
7 5 (3.40%) Project Management
7 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.04%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.04%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.04%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.04%) Change Management
8 3 (2.04%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.36%) Line Management
9 2 (1.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) SQL
2 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.36%) VBScript
3 2 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.88%) MCSE
3 12 (8.16%) MCITP
4 10 (6.80%) MCP
4 10 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.40%) CCA
7 4 (2.72%) CCEA
7 4 (2.72%) MCTS
8 2 (1.36%) MCSA
8 2 (1.36%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.36%) MCDST
9 1 (0.68%) CCSE
9 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.68%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.68%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 91 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 45 (30.61%) XenApp
3 33 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (16.33%) vSphere
5 15 (10.20%) XenDesktop
6 14 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.76%) XenServer
8 6 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.04%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.04%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.36%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.36%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.40%) SCOM
4 4 (2.72%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.36%) DameWare
5 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.68%) SCSM
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (38.10%) VMware
2 41 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.88%) Cisco
4 13 (8.84%) Lotus
5 11 (7.48%) NetApp
6 9 (6.12%) HP
7 8 (5.44%) AppSense
8 7 (4.76%) Progress
9 6 (4.08%) Dell
10 5 (3.40%) Symantec
10 5 (3.40%) Remedy
10 5 (3.40%) IBM
11 3 (2.04%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.04%) EMC
12 2 (1.36%) CA
12 2 (1.36%) CommVault
12 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.36%) Sophos
12 2 (1.36%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.36%) Veeam
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