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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 51 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 63 45 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.76% 2.08% 2.71%
As % of the Vendors category 5.70% 4.36% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 21
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £404 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 16
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 £10.21 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
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
1105 1033 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.46% 47.80% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 505 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 16 £130 -42.22% 9
Warwickshire +3 10 £294 +6.81% 1
Coventry -1 7 £205 -44.59% 4
Worcestershire -2 6 £225 -28.00% 2
Shropshire - 5 - - 1
Wolverhampton +3 3 £413 +135.71% 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £125 - 5
Herefordshire -8 3 £193 -45.00%
West Bromwich - 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Dudley - - - -
Kingswinford - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
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England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 118 (75.16%) Windows
2 88 (56.05%) Active Directory
3 74 (47.13%) VMware
4 55 (35.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (35.03%) XenApp
5 51 (32.48%) Microsoft
6 43 (27.39%) Windows 7
7 42 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (26.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (24.20%) MS Office
8 38 (24.20%) MS Exchange
9 37 (23.57%) ITIL
10 36 (22.93%) Windows XP
11 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
12 24 (15.29%) XenDesktop
12 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
13 22 (14.01%) vSphere
14 21 (13.38%) SCCM
14 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
15 20 (12.74%) Blackberry
15 20 (12.74%) IBM Notes
15 20 (12.74%) Lotus
16 19 (12.10%) SAN
16 19 (12.10%) Migration
17 18 (11.46%) XenServer
18 16 (10.19%) DHCP
18 16 (10.19%) DNS
19 14 (8.92%) SLA
19 14 (8.92%) SQL
19 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (24.20%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.74%) IBM Notes
3 13 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.91%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.27%) CMS
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (24.20%) MS Office
2 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.10%) SAN
2 16 (10.19%) DHCP
2 16 (10.19%) DNS
3 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.64%) LAN
4 12 (7.64%) NetScaler
5 11 (7.01%) WAN
5 11 (7.01%) VLAN
6 10 (6.37%) NAS
7 4 (2.55%) Network Security
7 4 (2.55%) Wireless
8 3 (1.91%) Firewall
8 3 (1.91%) VoIP
9 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.64%) SSH
10 1 (0.64%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.64%) IPv6
10 1 (0.64%) WLAN
10 1 (0.64%) VPN
10 1 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.55%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (5.10%) Back Office
1 8 (5.10%) Banking
2 5 (3.18%) Finance
3 4 (2.55%) Local Government
4 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (31.21%) Analyst
2 33 (21.02%) Support Analyst
3 26 (16.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 20 (12.74%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.92%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (8.28%) Service Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) Desktop Support
7 12 (7.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Administrator
9 10 (6.37%) Windows Administrator
10 8 (5.10%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) VMware Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Consultant
11 7 (4.46%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.27%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.01%) PDA
3 10 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.18%) Statistics
6 3 (1.91%) NHS
6 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.64%) iPad
8 1 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 118 (75.16%) Windows
2 55 (35.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (27.39%) Windows 7
4 42 (26.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (22.93%) Windows XP
6 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.01%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.82%) Linux
9 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) ITIL
2 19 (12.10%) Migration
3 11 (7.01%) Service Management
3 11 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.10%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.46%) Test Scripting
6 6 (3.82%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.82%) Project Management
7 5 (3.18%) Security Management
8 4 (2.55%) Information Security Management
8 4 (2.55%) Information Security
8 4 (2.55%) ITSM
8 4 (2.55%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.91%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.91%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.91%) Integration Testing
9 3 (1.91%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.92%) SQL
2 8 (5.10%) Java
3 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.01%) MCP
4 11 (7.01%) MCSE
5 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.18%) MCITP
6 5 (3.18%) CCNA
6 5 (3.18%) ISEB
6 5 (3.18%) CCA
6 5 (3.18%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.55%) CCEA
7 4 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.55%) CCNP
7 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.55%) MCTS
8 3 (1.91%) MCSA
9 2 (1.27%) HNC
10 1 (0.64%) CCIE
10 1 (0.64%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 88 (56.05%) Active Directory
2 55 (35.03%) XenApp
3 42 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (15.29%) XenDesktop
5 22 (14.01%) vSphere
6 21 (13.38%) Hyper-V
7 18 (11.46%) XenServer
8 10 (6.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (5.73%) VMware ESX
10 8 (5.10%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.91%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.64%) Xen
13 1 (0.64%) Firmware
13 1 (0.64%) VMFS
13 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (13.38%) SCCM
2 7 (4.46%) SCOM
3 6 (3.82%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.91%) SCSM
4 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.64%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (47.13%) VMware
2 51 (32.48%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.74%) Lotus
4 14 (8.92%) Dell
5 13 (8.28%) Symantec
6 10 (6.37%) Oracle
6 10 (6.37%) HP
7 9 (5.73%) Cisco
8 4 (2.55%) Juniper
8 4 (2.55%) Brocade
9 3 (1.91%) AppSense
9 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.91%) IBM
9 3 (1.91%) SAP
9 3 (1.91%) EMC
9 3 (1.91%) Sophos
10 2 (1.27%) Apple
10 2 (1.27%) F5
11 1 (0.64%) Nimsoft
11 1 (0.64%) Spiceworks
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