Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 51 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -24
Contract jobs citing Citrix 38 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.92% 3.34% 4.06%
As % of the Vendors category 7.25% 7.50% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 51
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -29.41% -29.17%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £225
90th Percentile £388 £450 £488
North West median daily rate £306 £300 £365
% change year-on-year +2.08% -17.81% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £11.86 £26.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +173.97% -54.42% +54.54%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.50 £16.09
90th Percentile £33.75 £15.40 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -24.24% -5.71%

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 524 520 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.31% 44.48% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 338 541
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £288
90th Percentile £545 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 31
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -13.43% +3.92%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.19 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.50 £45.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%

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 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 June 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 11 £293 - 2
Knutsford -4 8 £388 +10.71%
Crewe - 2 £245 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Citrix
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 33 (86.84%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) SCCM
3 27 (71.05%) XenApp
4 26 (68.42%) Windows Server
5 24 (63.16%) Migration
6 22 (57.89%) VMware
6 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
7 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
8 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
9 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (42.11%) Office 365
10 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (39.47%) Data Centre
11 15 (39.47%) SCOM
11 15 (39.47%) Local Government
11 15 (39.47%) LAN
11 15 (39.47%) WAN
12 14 (36.84%) Skype for Business
13 13 (34.21%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (34.21%) PKI
13 13 (34.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
13 13 (34.21%) ITIL
13 13 (34.21%) SAN
14 12 (31.58%) IIS
15 11 (28.95%) Windows 10
16 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (26.32%) Software Deployment

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 14 (36.84%) Skype for Business
2 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
3 12 (31.58%) IIS
4 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) LAN
1 15 (39.47%) WAN
2 13 (34.21%) SAN
3 10 (26.32%) IPsec
4 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
5 7 (18.42%) DMZ
5 7 (18.42%) Ethernet
5 7 (18.42%) NAS
6 5 (13.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.26%) DHCP
7 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.26%) MPLS
7 2 (5.26%) VLAN
8 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MSI
2 2 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (39.47%) Local Government
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Server Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (7.89%) Release Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Chief Technology Officer
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SCCM Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Data Centre
2 13 (34.21%) PKI
3 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Clustering
5 2 (5.26%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (86.84%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (28.95%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Migration
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
3 10 (26.32%) Software Deployment
3 10 (26.32%) Time Management
4 8 (21.05%) Asset Management
4 8 (21.05%) Server Building
5 7 (18.42%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
6 6 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (15.79%) Software Distribution
7 5 (13.16%) High Availability
7 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.89%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
9 3 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
9 3 (7.89%) Release Management
9 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) CCNA
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) XenApp
2 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (34.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 13 (34.21%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (13.16%) vSphere
7 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (7.89%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (76.32%) SCCM
2 15 (39.47%) SCOM
3 7 (18.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (13.16%) WSUS
5 4 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (10.53%) SmoothWall
6 3 (7.89%) HP SIM
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (7.89%) vCenter Server
6 3 (7.89%) vMotion
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
8 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) VMware
2 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco
4 7 (18.42%) Symantec
5 6 (15.79%) McAfee
6 5 (13.16%) Avaya
7 3 (7.89%) Altiris
7 3 (7.89%) Ivanti
8 2 (5.26%) EMC
8 2 (5.26%) TOWER Software