Period
to 17 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Citrix over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Citrix
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 54 59
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 29 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.19% 2.62% 2.68%
As % of the Vendors category 5.09% 5.86% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 28
Cheshire median daily rate £315 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.00% +66.67% -
10th Percentile £113 £291 £207
90th Percentile £723 £770 £508
North West median daily rate £330 £364 £325
% change year-on-year -9.28% +11.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.25 £16.06 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.74% -32.37% +28.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £15.92
90th Percentile £22.33 £22.83 £35.25
North West median hourly rate £12.25 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -32.88% +4.29% +9.38%

Citrix is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 570 597 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.99% 44.75% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 397 475
Cheshire median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £253 £239
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -16.84%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £9.49
90th Percentile £24.50 £24.75 £31.25
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £19.64 £17.00
% change year-on-year -17.58% +15.54% +6.25%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in Cheshire

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in Cheshire

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in Cheshire

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in Cheshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 11 £570 -5.00% 2
Chester - 8 £280 -
Sandbach - 3 £115 -
Crewe -21 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £375 -
Citrix
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 10 (34.48%) ITIL
4 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
4 10 (34.48%) Office 365
5 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (24.14%) SCCM
6 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
6 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (20.69%) DHCP
7 6 (20.69%) DNS
7 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (20.69%) Local Government
7 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) Cisco
9 4 (13.79%) Migration
9 4 (13.79%) LAN
9 4 (13.79%) WAN
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.79%) SCOM
9 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (13.79%) XenApp
9 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (13.79%) NetBackup

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DHCP
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) LAN
2 4 (13.79%) WAN
3 3 (10.34%) VPN
3 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Local Government
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Support
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Support
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SAML
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) PKI
3 3 (10.34%) Smartphone
3 3 (10.34%) Social Media
3 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.90%) iPhone
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.45%) CESG
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.45%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
3 4 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (10.34%) Domain Models
4 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) Open Source
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.34%) SFIA
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
5 2 (6.90%) ITSM
5 2 (6.90%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CCNP
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (10.34%) MCITP
1 3 (10.34%) MCSA
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CCDP
2 1 (3.45%) CCIE
2 1 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (3.45%) CISM
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) XenApp
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) NetBackup
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) SmoothWall
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) AppSense
4 2 (6.90%) Dell
4 2 (6.90%) EMC
4 2 (6.90%) EqualLogic
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Veeam
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas