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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 44 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 96 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.73% 2.89% 2.49%
As % of the Vendors category 7.49% 6.63% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 34
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£303 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £162 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.45 £13.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
1282 920 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.86% 43.58% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 470 518
Average daily rate £330 £340 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 53 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 25 £355 +39.21% 10
Worcestershire +6 16 £309 +30.00%
West Bromwich - 13 £248 -
Staffordshire +5 9 £438 +34.61% 1
Coventry -1 9 - - 7
Warwickshire -15 5 £225 -25.00% 3
Wolverhampton -4 4 £275 +17.02%
Solihull +10 2 £200 - 4
Walsall - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 121 (77.07%) Windows
2 104 (66.24%) Active Directory
3 80 (50.96%) VMware
4 63 (40.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (36.31%) XenApp
5 57 (36.31%) Microsoft
6 49 (31.21%) Windows 7
7 48 (30.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (28.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (26.75%) MS Exchange
10 39 (24.84%) MS Office
11 35 (22.29%) XenDesktop
12 31 (19.75%) ITIL
12 31 (19.75%) Windows XP
13 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
14 25 (15.92%) XenServer
15 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
16 23 (14.65%) SCCM
16 23 (14.65%) Migration
17 22 (14.01%) Blackberry
17 22 (14.01%) DNS
17 22 (14.01%) Dell
17 22 (14.01%) SAN
18 20 (12.74%) DHCP
19 18 (11.46%) vSphere
20 17 (10.83%) NAS
20 17 (10.83%) VLAN
20 17 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2003
20 17 (10.83%) SQL
21 16 (10.19%) PDA

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (26.75%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (8.28%) IBM Notes
4 9 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.18%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.91%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.27%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.27%) IIS
8 2 (1.27%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.64%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (24.84%) MS Office
2 11 (7.01%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.01%) DNS
1 22 (14.01%) SAN
2 20 (12.74%) DHCP
3 17 (10.83%) NAS
3 17 (10.83%) VLAN
4 15 (9.55%) NetScaler
5 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
6 12 (7.64%) LAN
6 12 (7.64%) WAN
7 7 (4.46%) VoIP
7 7 (4.46%) Firewall
8 4 (2.55%) Wireless
9 2 (1.27%) MPLS
9 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.64%) Network Security
10 1 (0.64%) VPN
10 1 (0.64%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) DataStage
2 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) PVCS
1 1 (0.64%) MSI
1 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (4.46%) Finance
2 4 (2.55%) Legal
2 4 (2.55%) Banking
3 3 (1.91%) Back Office
3 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (28.66%) Analyst
2 30 (19.11%) Support Analyst
3 21 (13.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (11.46%) Service Analyst
4 18 (11.46%) 1st Line Support
4 18 (11.46%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (8.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (7.64%) Administrator
8 11 (7.01%) Support Specialist
8 11 (7.01%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 10 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.73%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (5.10%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 7 (4.46%) Citrix Engineer
13 6 (3.82%) Consultant
13 6 (3.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.27%) Middleware
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) HTML
3 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.64%) ODBC
3 1 (0.64%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Blackberry
2 16 (10.19%) PDA
3 8 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.82%) Clustering
5 5 (3.18%) Statistics
6 4 (2.55%) NHS
6 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.64%) iPad
8 1 (0.64%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) Firmware
8 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 121 (77.07%) Windows
2 63 (40.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (31.21%) Windows 7
4 48 (30.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (19.75%) Windows XP
6 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.37%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.91%) Linux
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.27%) Solaris
9 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.27%) UNIX
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.75%) ITIL
2 23 (14.65%) Migration
3 14 (8.92%) Incident Management
4 9 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.46%) Test Scripting
6 6 (3.82%) Project Management
7 5 (3.18%) Service Management
8 4 (2.55%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.55%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.91%) Business Transformation
9 3 (1.91%) Data Migration
9 3 (1.91%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.91%) Integration Testing
9 3 (1.91%) CRM
9 3 (1.91%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.91%) Security Management
10 2 (1.27%) Information Security Management
10 2 (1.27%) Information Assurance
10 2 (1.27%) Time Management
10 2 (1.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.83%) SQL
2 6 (3.82%) Java
3 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.91%) Progress 4GL
4 2 (1.27%) C
4 2 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) Korn
5 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.64%) VBScript
5 1 (0.64%) C#
5 1 (0.64%) C++
5 1 (0.64%) Perl
5 1 (0.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.82%) MCSE
4 6 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.82%) CCNA
5 5 (3.18%) ISEB
6 2 (1.27%) CCNP
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.27%) MCP
6 2 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (66.24%) Active Directory
2 57 (36.31%) XenApp
3 45 (28.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (22.29%) XenDesktop
5 25 (15.92%) XenServer
6 18 (11.46%) vSphere
7 13 (8.28%) Hyper-V
8 10 (6.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (6.37%) VMware ESX
9 8 (5.10%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.55%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.91%) Xen
12 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.64%) VMFS
12 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (14.65%) SCCM
2 6 (3.82%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.18%) SCOM
4 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.64%) DameWare
Vendors
1 80 (50.96%) VMware
2 57 (36.31%) Microsoft
3 22 (14.01%) Dell
4 15 (9.55%) Lotus
5 11 (7.01%) HP
5 11 (7.01%) Oracle
6 9 (5.73%) Cisco
7 7 (4.46%) Symantec
8 4 (2.55%) EMC
9 3 (1.91%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.91%) Progress
9 3 (1.91%) Juniper
9 3 (1.91%) Apple
9 3 (1.91%) Sophos
10 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.27%) Compaq
10 2 (1.27%) NetApp
10 2 (1.27%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.27%) Spiceworks
10 2 (1.27%) Meru Networks
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