The first table below looks at the demand for Citrix Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix Certification over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certification
Rank 528 459 428
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -31
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 62 111 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 1.22% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 61 92
Average daily rate
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£363 £353 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.50 £18.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.55 £26.88 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £94.25 £25.00 £21.44
% change year-on-year
+277.00% +16.63%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

Citrix Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Citrix Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Citrix Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Citrix Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Citrix Certification within the UK.

Citrix Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Citrix Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Citrix Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Citrix Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Citrix Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Citrix Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Citrix Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -64 61 £363 +1.04% 37
London -2 43 £360 -7.09% 9
City of London +24 17 £325 -17.46% 7
South East -24 10 £250 -35.06% 9
Yorkshire +4 4 £388 +63.15% 3
East Sussex - 4 £238 - 1
Brighton - 4 £238 - 1
Berkshire -1 3 £375 -2.59% 1
Surrey -9 3 £413 +8.19% 3
York - 3 £388 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £388 -
Reading +6 2 £375 -2.59% 1
North West -11 2 £300 - 6
South Yorkshire -2 1 £350 +47.36% 2
Sheffield -5 1 £350 +47.36% 2
Manchester -5 1 - - 6
Scotland -17 1 - - 3
South West -28 1 £550 -
North East - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £550 -
Bournemouth - 1 £550 -
Bradford - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Citrix Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Citrix Certification.

1 127 (93.38%) Citrix
2 91 (66.91%) XenApp
3 90 (66.18%) CCA
4 86 (63.24%) Windows
5 79 (58.09%) Microsoft
6 71 (52.21%) VMware
7 70 (51.47%) Active Directory
8 51 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (32.35%) Cisco
10 42 (30.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 39 (28.68%) Finance
12 37 (27.21%) CCEA
13 36 (26.47%) MCSE
14 35 (25.74%) MS Exchange
14 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (25.74%) XenDesktop
14 35 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (25.74%) CCEE
15 32 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 32 (23.53%) CCNA
15 32 (23.53%) NetScaler
16 30 (22.06%) Microsoft App-V
17 29 (21.32%) XenServer
18 27 (19.85%) Banking
19 25 (18.38%) Exchange Server 2010
20 24 (17.65%) ITIL
20 24 (17.65%) MCP
20 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
21 23 (16.91%) Firewall

Citrix Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Citrix Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Citrix Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (25.74%) MS Exchange
2 25 (18.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.94%) IIS
7 4 (2.94%) SAS
8 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.74%) Lync
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.82%) MS Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.53%) NetScaler
2 23 (16.91%) Firewall
3 14 (10.29%) WAN
4 12 (8.82%) LAN
5 11 (8.09%) DNS
6 10 (7.35%) SAN
7 9 (6.62%) iSCSI
8 8 (5.88%) VLAN
8 8 (5.88%) DHCP
8 8 (5.88%) Internet
9 7 (5.15%) VPN
10 5 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (3.68%) Wireless
10 5 (3.68%) MPLS
11 3 (2.21%) Network Security
11 3 (2.21%) BIG-IP
11 3 (2.21%) SMTP
11 3 (2.21%) DSL
12 2 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.74%) MSI
General
1 39 (28.68%) Finance
2 27 (19.85%) Banking
3 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.68%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.47%) Law
6 2 (1.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) German Language
7 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (24.26%) Citrix Engineer
2 16 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 15 (11.03%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) Architect
4 14 (10.29%) Citrix Specialist
5 10 (7.35%) Administrator
5 10 (7.35%) Consultant
6 9 (6.62%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Citrix Administrator
7 8 (5.88%) Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Citrix Support
9 5 (3.68%) Citrix Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.94%) Voice Support Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.94%) Server Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.74%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.68%) Celerra
2 5 (3.68%) EqualLogic
2 5 (3.68%) PKI
2 5 (3.68%) CLARiiON
3 4 (2.94%) Clustering
4 3 (2.21%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.21%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.21%) Replication
5 2 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) iPhone
6 1 (0.74%) FMCG
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 86 (63.24%) Windows
2 51 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.24%) Windows 7
6 17 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.21%) Linux
9 1 (0.74%) AIX
9 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.65%) ITIL
2 6 (4.41%) Migration
2 6 (4.41%) Service Management
2 6 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (4.41%) ITSM
3 5 (3.68%) Incident Management
3 5 (3.68%) Low Latency
4 4 (2.94%) Network Design
4 4 (2.94%) Business Continuity
4 4 (2.94%) Problem Management
4 4 (2.94%) Load Balancing
4 4 (2.94%) Load Testing
4 4 (2.94%) Investment Management
5 3 (2.21%) Performance Management
5 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (2.21%) Change Management
5 3 (2.21%) BCP
5 3 (2.21%) Project Management
5 3 (2.21%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.03%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.35%) VBScript
3 6 (4.41%) SQL
4 5 (3.68%) Perl
5 2 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (0.74%) C
6 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 90 (66.18%) CCA
2 44 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (30.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (27.21%) CCEA
5 36 (26.47%) MCSE
6 35 (25.74%) CCEE
7 32 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (23.53%) CCNA
8 24 (17.65%) MCP
9 20 (14.71%) MCITP
10 18 (13.24%) CCNP
11 12 (8.82%) CCAA
12 10 (7.35%) MCSA
13 9 (6.62%) MCTS
14 8 (5.88%) VCP5
15 6 (4.41%) CCIA
16 5 (3.68%) VCP4
16 5 (3.68%) CCIE
17 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 91 (66.91%) XenApp
2 70 (51.47%) Active Directory
3 35 (25.74%) XenDesktop
3 35 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (22.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (21.32%) XenServer
6 16 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 11 (8.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (7.35%) VMware Server
9 6 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.68%) vSphere
11 4 (2.94%) Xen
12 3 (2.21%) NLBS
12 3 (2.21%) VMware ESX
12 3 (2.21%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (16.91%) SCCM
2 8 (5.88%) SCOM
2 8 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.68%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (3.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (3.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.21%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.47%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 127 (93.38%) Citrix
2 79 (58.09%) Microsoft
3 71 (52.21%) VMware
4 44 (32.35%) Cisco
5 14 (10.29%) Wyse
6 12 (8.82%) AppSense
6 12 (8.82%) HP
7 10 (7.35%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.41%) Symantec
8 6 (4.41%) Dell
8 6 (4.41%) EMC
8 6 (4.41%) Veeam
9 5 (3.68%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.68%) Juniper
10 4 (2.94%) NetApp
10 4 (2.94%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.21%) IBM
11 3 (2.21%) Remedy
12 2 (1.47%) McAfee
13 1 (0.74%) Splunk
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