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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 52 19
Rank change year-on-year +14 -33  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 21 35 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.70% 3.16% 8.08%
As % of the Vendors category 8.20% 6.39% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 61
Median daily rate £325 £425 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% -34.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £473 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.86 - £17.17
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.34 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% -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 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 256 548 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.07% 49.55% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 346 250
Median daily rate £388 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £574 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 23
Median hourly rate £15.15 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £21.92 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Citrix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 11 £295 -30.58%
Warrington +33 2 £120 -69.23% 5
Knutsford +7 2 £350 -24.11%
Citrix
North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
3 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) LAN
5 11 (31.43%) WAN
5 11 (31.43%) VPN
6 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
7 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco
7 9 (25.71%) VMware
8 8 (22.86%) Local Government
8 8 (22.86%) SAN
8 8 (22.86%) ITIL
8 8 (22.86%) SCOM
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (20.00%) IIS
9 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (20.00%) Migration
10 6 (17.14%) PKI
10 6 (17.14%) SCCM
10 6 (17.14%) DNS
10 6 (17.14%) DHCP
10 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
10 6 (17.14%) XenApp
10 6 (17.14%) NetScaler

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 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.71%) Apache
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) LAN
1 11 (31.43%) VPN
1 11 (31.43%) WAN
2 8 (22.86%) SAN
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) DHCP
4 6 (17.14%) DNS
4 6 (17.14%) NetScaler
5 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (11.43%) LDAP
6 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.43%) VLAN
7 3 (8.57%) NAS
8 2 (5.71%) Skype
8 2 (5.71%) VoIP
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.86%) DMZ
9 1 (2.86%) Internet
9 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.86%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Consultant
1 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (11.43%) Security Officer
3 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Support
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) IT Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Network Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) SAML
2 2 (5.71%) LAMP
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.57%) CESG
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) iPhone
6 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.86%) Handset
6 1 (2.86%) iPad
6 1 (2.86%) NHS
6 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.29%) AIX
5 5 (14.29%) Unix
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) CentOS
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Information Security
3 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
3 4 (11.43%) Security Management
4 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) Server Building
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) SDLC
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VB
2 2 (5.71%) VB6
2 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CCA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) MCDST
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) BS25999
2 1 (2.86%) COBIT
2 1 (2.86%) COSO
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
2 6 (17.14%) XenApp
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.57%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.71%) VMware GSX
7 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCOM
2 6 (17.14%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) SmoothWall
4 2 (5.71%) MOM
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (5.71%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.71%) vMotion
4 2 (5.71%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) Ansible
5 1 (2.86%) AppDNA
5 1 (2.86%) DameWare
5 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) Intel Security
5 3 (8.57%) Lotus
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
5 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.71%) AppSense
6 2 (5.71%) CA
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) IBM