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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 67 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing Citrix 52 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 3.35% 3.48%
As % of the Vendors category 5.02% 6.86% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 38
Average daily rate
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£300 £301 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.16% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £24.80 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.14% -
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
1036 1196 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.09% 48.84% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 561 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.30 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +9 21 £288 -7.33% 14
Coventry -3 8 £243 -20.81% 4
Warwickshire +8 7 £426 +54.90% 1
West Bromwich +1 3 - - 1
Staffordshire -11 2 £200 - 4
Herefordshire - 2 £380 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
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England

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (76.47%) Windows
2 85 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 55 (40.44%) VMware
4 46 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (30.88%) Microsoft
6 40 (29.41%) XenApp
7 33 (24.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (19.12%) ITIL
9 26 (19.12%) MS Exchange
10 24 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (16.91%) Windows XP
11 23 (16.91%) SQL
11 23 (16.91%) MS Office
12 22 (16.18%) Cisco
13 20 (14.71%) MS Excel
14 18 (13.24%) vSphere
14 18 (13.24%) Windows 7
14 18 (13.24%) Data Centre
15 17 (12.50%) SCCM
16 15 (11.03%) Migration
16 15 (11.03%) WAN
17 14 (10.29%) NetApp
18 13 (9.56%) LAN
18 13 (9.56%) XenDesktop
19 12 (8.82%) Finance
19 12 (8.82%) Blackberry
20 11 (8.09%) SAN
20 11 (8.09%) DNS
20 11 (8.09%) Lync

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.09%) Lync
2 11 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.62%) IBM Notes
3 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.68%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.21%) WorkSite
6 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.47%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (16.91%) MS Office
2 20 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.47%) Vectorworks
3 2 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.03%) WAN
2 13 (9.56%) LAN
3 11 (8.09%) DNS
3 11 (8.09%) SAN
4 9 (6.62%) NetScaler
5 8 (5.88%) Firewall
5 8 (5.88%) DHCP
6 7 (5.15%) VPN
7 5 (3.68%) NAS
7 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.94%) VoIP
8 4 (2.94%) Wireless
9 2 (1.47%) VLAN
9 2 (1.47%) Network Security
9 2 (1.47%) BGP
9 2 (1.47%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.47%) WLAN
9 2 (1.47%) SMS
9 2 (1.47%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.74%) MSI
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Local Government
3 3 (2.21%) Legal
3 3 (2.21%) Retail
3 3 (2.21%) Back Office
4 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
5 1 (0.74%) German Language
5 1 (0.74%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (27.94%) Analyst
2 18 (13.24%) Support Analyst
3 17 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 17 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (11.03%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Consultant
7 8 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.15%) Administrator
8 7 (5.15%) Citrix Specialist
9 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Architect
9 5 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.94%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.68%) NHS
6 3 (2.21%) CMDB
7 2 (1.47%) PDA
7 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.74%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 104 (76.47%) Windows
2 46 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (24.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (16.91%) Windows XP
6 18 (13.24%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (5.15%) Linux
9 6 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.21%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.74%) AIX
12 1 (0.74%) HPUX
12 1 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.74%) UNIX
12 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.12%) ITIL
2 15 (11.03%) Migration
3 9 (6.62%) Service Management
4 7 (5.15%) Load Balancing
5 6 (4.41%) Project Management
5 6 (4.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.21%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.21%) ITSM
8 3 (2.21%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.21%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.21%) Server Building
9 2 (1.47%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (1.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (1.47%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.47%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.91%) SQL
2 6 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.47%) VBScript
3 2 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.62%) MCSE
3 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.41%) MCITP
4 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.94%) MCP
6 3 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.21%) MCSA
7 2 (1.47%) CCNP
7 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.74%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.74%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) CCSE
8 1 (0.74%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 40 (29.41%) XenApp
3 24 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (13.24%) vSphere
5 13 (9.56%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.15%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.21%) XenServer
8 3 (2.21%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.47%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.47%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.47%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.74%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (3.68%) SCOM
2 5 (3.68%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.21%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.47%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.74%) vMotion
5 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.74%) WSUS
5 1 (0.74%) SCSM
Vendors
1 55 (40.44%) VMware
2 42 (30.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.18%) Cisco
4 14 (10.29%) NetApp
5 10 (7.35%) Lotus
6 9 (6.62%) HP
7 5 (3.68%) IBM
7 5 (3.68%) Symantec
7 5 (3.68%) Remedy
8 4 (2.94%) AppSense
8 4 (2.94%) EMC
9 3 (2.21%) Juniper
9 3 (2.21%) Oracle
9 3 (2.21%) Dell
9 3 (2.21%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.21%) Sophos
9 3 (2.21%) Progress
10 2 (1.47%) PlateSpin
10 2 (1.47%) Veeam
10 2 (1.47%) Autodesk
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