Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 64 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing Citrix 15 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.20% 2.25% 2.77%
As % of the Vendors category 2.83% 5.27% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 25
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £345 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.84% -31.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £108 £124 £308
90th Percentile £339 £723 £765
North West median daily rate £320 £334 £400
% change year-on-year -4.12% -16.56% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.25 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.74% -35.75%
North West median hourly rate £15.32 £12.25 £17.13
% change year-on-year +25.02% -28.47% -6.16%

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 530 569 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.57% 42.59% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 388 402
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £251
90th Percentile £538 £625 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £24.50 £25.25
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £16.19 £19.63
% change year-on-year +12.72% -17.50% +15.44%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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
Chester +4 10 £280 - 2
Crewe -6 2 £118 -
Warrington -9 2 £235 -58.77% 1
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Citrix
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 9 (60.00%) Office 365
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (53.33%) SCCM
4 8 (53.33%) XenApp
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (46.67%) Migration
5 7 (46.67%) Local Government
5 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
5 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (40.00%) PKI
6 6 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (40.00%) SCOM
6 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Server Building
8 4 (26.67%) Skype
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (13.33%) Finance
10 2 (13.33%) Veeam
10 2 (13.33%) Server Management

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 9 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) PSTN
3 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (46.67%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Server Engineer
2 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Server Management
4 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) XenApp
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 6 (40.00%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) SmoothWall
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (6.67%) Altiris
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Ivanti
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp