The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 61 29
Rank change year-on-year -17 -32  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 54 111 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 2.89% 5.93%
As % of the Vendors category 4.92% 6.68% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 116
Median daily rate £295 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.59% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £167 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £627 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +1.53% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.17 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.81% -1.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £29.44 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.60% -  

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1098 1662 1672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.49% 43.20% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 921 812
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 107 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester -4 28 £294 +36.62% 14
Cheshire +3 11 £295 -1.66% 4
Lancashire +16 7 £384 +27.91% 1
Cumbria +6 4 - -
Merseyside -6 3 £300 -20.00% 6
Citrix
England

Citrix
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 82 (62.60%) Windows
2 64 (48.85%) Microsoft
3 62 (47.33%) VMware
4 48 (36.64%) Active Directory
5 45 (34.35%) Windows Server
6 34 (25.95%) Firewall
7 33 (25.19%) Cisco
7 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (21.37%) SCCM
10 28 (21.37%) MS Exchange
10 28 (21.37%) ITIL
11 26 (19.85%) XenApp
12 25 (19.08%) Windows 7
13 21 (16.03%) MS Office
14 18 (13.74%) LAN
15 17 (12.98%) XenDesktop
15 17 (12.98%) Data Centre
16 16 (12.21%) WAN
16 16 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (12.21%) Migration
17 15 (11.45%) Finance
18 14 (10.69%) Intel Security
18 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (10.69%) NetApp
18 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (9.92%) VPN
19 13 (9.92%) MCSE
20 12 (9.16%) Service Management

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 28 (21.37%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.34%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.82%) IIS
5 5 (3.82%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (16.03%) MS Office
2 12 (9.16%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.53%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.34%) Office 365
4 2 (1.53%) IaaS
4 2 (1.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.95%) Firewall
2 18 (13.74%) LAN
3 16 (12.21%) WAN
4 13 (9.92%) VPN
5 12 (9.16%) SAN
6 10 (7.63%) VLAN
7 9 (6.87%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.11%) DNS
9 7 (5.34%) DHCP
10 6 (4.58%) NAS
11 5 (3.82%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.82%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (2.29%) LDAP
12 3 (2.29%) WLAN
13 2 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.53%) VoIP
14 1 (0.76%) Internet
14 1 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
14 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) MySQL
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Local Government
5 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.53%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (19.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (17.56%) Analyst
3 15 (11.45%) Service Analyst
3 15 (11.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (10.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (9.92%) Consultant
5 13 (9.92%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.58%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.05%) Citrix Support
10 4 (3.05%) Migration Manager
10 4 (3.05%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.05%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) Web Services
2 2 (1.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.76%) LAMP
3 1 (0.76%) SAML
3 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.11%) Life Science
4 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.82%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.82%) PKI
5 5 (3.82%) Replication
6 4 (3.05%) Clustering
6 4 (3.05%) iPad
6 4 (3.05%) iPhone
6 4 (3.05%) NHS
7 2 (1.53%) CESG
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) Handset
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Licensing
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (62.60%) Windows
2 45 (34.35%) Windows Server
3 30 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (19.08%) Windows 7
6 16 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
8 11 (8.40%) Linux
9 10 (7.63%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.82%) Unix
10 5 (3.82%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.29%) AIX
12 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.53%) Solaris
13 1 (0.76%) CentOS
13 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) ITIL
2 16 (12.21%) Migration
3 12 (9.16%) Project Management
3 12 (9.16%) Service Management
4 8 (6.11%) Software Deployment
5 5 (3.82%) High Availability
5 5 (3.82%) PRINCE2
5 5 (3.82%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.05%) Change Management
6 4 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.05%) ITSM
6 4 (3.05%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.29%) Information Security Management
7 3 (2.29%) Security Management
7 3 (2.29%) Security Patching
7 3 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.29%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.34%) SQL
2 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.53%) C
3 2 (1.53%) VB
3 2 (1.53%) VB6
3 2 (1.53%) VBScript
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
4 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.92%) MCSE
3 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.87%) MCP
5 7 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.34%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.58%) MCSA
7 5 (3.82%) CCIE
7 5 (3.82%) CCNA
8 4 (3.05%) CCDP
9 3 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.29%) ISEB
9 3 (2.29%) MCITP
9 3 (2.29%) MCTS
10 2 (1.53%) CCA
10 2 (1.53%) Degree
11 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.76%) MCDST
11 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) BS25999
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) COSO
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (36.64%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (19.85%) XenApp
4 17 (12.98%) XenDesktop
5 11 (8.40%) vSphere
6 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
7 8 (6.11%) ProxySG
8 5 (3.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.53%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.76%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (21.37%) SCCM
2 12 (9.16%) WSUS
3 10 (7.63%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (4.58%) SCOM
5 3 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.53%) MOM
6 2 (1.53%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.76%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.76%) DameWare
7 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 64 (48.85%) Microsoft
2 62 (47.33%) VMware
3 33 (25.19%) Cisco
4 14 (10.69%) Intel Security
4 14 (10.69%) NetApp
5 10 (7.63%) HP
6 8 (6.11%) Blue Coat
7 7 (5.34%) Juniper
7 7 (5.34%) Lotus
8 6 (4.58%) Polycom
9 5 (3.82%) AppSense
10 4 (3.05%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.05%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.29%) CommVault
11 3 (2.29%) F5
11 3 (2.29%) IBM
11 3 (2.29%) PlateSpin
11 3 (2.29%) Wyse
12 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 6 days ago