Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 44 51
Rank change year-on-year -32 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 20 48 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.54% 3.84% 3.60%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 8.68% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 43
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% -23.53% -
10th Percentile £108 £260 £265
90th Percentile £379 £522 £615
North West median daily rate £300 £305 £375
% change year-on-year -1.64% -18.67% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -26.47%
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -13.79% -15.94%

Citrix is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 580 553 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.62% 44.20% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 366 552
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.27% +3.49%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £288
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -5.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.00 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +12.90% -15.07% +10.61%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -10 10 £280 -1.75% 1
Crewe -17 3 £118 -
Knutsford -6 2 £350 -
Warrington -10 1 £95 -82.37% 2
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Citrix
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) SCCM
3 14 (70.00%) XenApp
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (60.00%) Office 365
5 12 (60.00%) Migration
6 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (50.00%) Skype for Business
7 10 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
8 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (40.00%) VMware
9 8 (40.00%) SCOM
9 8 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (40.00%) Local Government
9 8 (40.00%) PKI
9 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
10 7 (35.00%) Server Building
10 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (35.00%) SAN
11 6 (30.00%) LAN
11 6 (30.00%) WAN
11 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
12 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP

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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (10.00%) Site Server
7 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) DMZ
4 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (15.00%) IPsec
4 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Local Government
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Server Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (40.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Migration
2 10 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (35.00%) Server Building
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
6 3 (15.00%) Software Distribution
6 3 (15.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (10.00%) High Availability
8 1 (5.00%) Decision-Making
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Server Management
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (70.00%) XenApp
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) SCCM
2 8 (40.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.00%) SmoothWall
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam