The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 30 March 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 6 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.66% 7.74% 4.08%
As % of the Vendors category 15.79% 20.00% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £295 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +0.30% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +57.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £18.47 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.74 £33.00 £16.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% -  

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 Chester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 38 60 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 35.85% 38.71% 42.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 49
Median daily rate £295 £360 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.05% -12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £245 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £428 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £34.00 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in Chester

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Local Government
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) PKI
5 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) AIX
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (22.22%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Security Officer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (22.22%) CESG
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Handset
3 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) MCDST
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SmoothWall
3 1 (11.11%) DameWare
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware