Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 53 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 48 69 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.88% 3.68% 5.47%
As % of the Vendors category 8.96% 7.89% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 77
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £425 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -29.17% +126.42%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £230
90th Percentile £500 £488 £725
North West median daily rate £320 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -14.67% +15.38% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% - -23.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.99 £14.63
90th Percentile £15.87 £25.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% -2.94%

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 536 874 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.37% 46.66% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 556 432
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +4.29% +16.43%
10th Percentile £233 £283 £273
90th Percentile £525 £554 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.75 £16.92 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +0.48% +2.84%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £44.00 £29.38 £40.50
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% -2.78%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Chester +20 19 £290 -31.76% 2
Warrington +22 10 £363 -16.18% 5
Knutsford +5 2 £350 -20.00% 1
Runcorn - 1 £375 -
Citrix
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
4 18 (37.50%) Migration
5 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
6 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 15 (31.25%) Local Government
7 15 (31.25%) Office 365
8 13 (27.08%) VMware
9 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (25.00%) PKI
10 11 (22.92%) XenApp
10 11 (22.92%) NetScaler
10 11 (22.92%) VPN
10 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
11 10 (20.83%) Skype for Business
11 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
11 10 (20.83%) SCOM
12 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
12 9 (18.75%) Cisco
12 9 (18.75%) IIS
12 9 (18.75%) SAN
12 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
13 8 (16.67%) LAN
13 8 (16.67%) WAN
13 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (14.58%) Citrix Presentation Server

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 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
3 10 (20.83%) Skype for Business
4 9 (18.75%) IIS
5 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (6.25%) Apache
8 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
8 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Office 365
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) IaaS
4 1 (2.08%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) NetScaler
1 11 (22.92%) VPN
2 9 (18.75%) SAN
3 8 (16.67%) LAN
3 8 (16.67%) WAN
4 5 (10.42%) DNS
4 5 (10.42%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (8.33%) Firewall
5 4 (8.33%) LDAP
5 4 (8.33%) NAS
6 3 (6.25%) DHCP
6 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.17%) DKIM
7 2 (4.17%) DMARC
7 2 (4.17%) DMZ
7 2 (4.17%) Skype
7 2 (4.17%) Wireless
8 1 (2.08%) IPsec
8 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) OLAP
4 1 (2.08%) OLTP
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) SSDT
General
1 15 (31.25%) Local Government
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Security Officer
5 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Lead Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) SAML
2 2 (4.17%) LAMP
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) PKI
2 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.42%) Clustering
4 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.25%) CESG
4 3 (6.25%) iPhone
4 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 3 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.25%) Social Media
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.08%) Handset
6 1 (2.08%) iPad
6 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.42%) AIX
7 5 (10.42%) Unix
8 4 (8.33%) Linux
8 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.17%) CentOS
10 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 6 (12.50%) Server Building
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 4 (8.33%) Information Security
4 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
4 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.33%) Security Management
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.25%) Network Design
5 3 (6.25%) Open Source
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (6.25%) CCNP
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) MCDST
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) XenApp
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (8.33%) vSphere
5 3 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCOM
2 5 (10.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (8.33%) SCCM
4 3 (6.25%) SmoothWall
5 2 (4.17%) Ansible
5 2 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (4.17%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.17%) vMotion
6 1 (2.08%) DameWare
6 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco
4 7 (14.58%) Symantec
5 5 (10.42%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Juniper
7 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) McAfee
8 2 (4.17%) AppSense
8 2 (4.17%) CA
8 2 (4.17%) Dell
8 2 (4.17%) Lotus
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
9 1 (2.08%) Lumension
9 1 (2.08%) NetApp
9 1 (2.08%) RedGate
9 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.08%) Veeam
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago