The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certification
Rank 529 489 468
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -21
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 63 81 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.88% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £480 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £15.43 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £26.50 £36.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £15.50 £16.96
% change year-on-year
+87.09% -8.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -45 59 £375 +1.35% 29
London -1 25 £403 +15.00% 9
City of London +11 9 £375 -5.66% 3
North West -9 8 £351 +4.62% 2
Manchester -7 7 £351 +16.83% 1
South East -42 6 £325 +12.06% 9
South West - 6 £372 - 2
West Midlands -3 5 £400 +8.10% 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £325 -
Berkshire -9 4 £325 +20.37% 2
Reading +13 3 £325 +12.06%
East of England -14 3 - - 2
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Birmingham -6 2 £400 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire -12 2 £375 +1.35% 1
Huntingdon - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Cheshire +7 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Sheffield -4 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £600 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 114 (92.68%) Citrix
2 93 (75.61%) Windows
3 88 (71.54%) CCA
4 81 (65.85%) XenApp
5 71 (57.72%) Microsoft
6 67 (54.47%) VMware
7 60 (48.78%) Active Directory
7 60 (48.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 47 (38.21%) MCSE
9 45 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (34.96%) XenDesktop
11 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (27.64%) DNS
13 33 (26.83%) CCEA
14 32 (26.02%) MS Exchange
15 31 (25.20%) DHCP
15 31 (25.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (23.58%) NetScaler
17 28 (22.76%) vSphere
18 26 (21.14%) CCEE
18 26 (21.14%) MCITP
19 25 (20.33%) SCCM
19 25 (20.33%) Finance
20 24 (19.51%) HP
20 24 (19.51%) ITIL
21 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
22 22 (17.89%) XenServer
23 21 (17.07%) MCP
23 21 (17.07%) MS Office

Citrix Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (26.02%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.07%) IIS
7 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.44%) Lync
9 2 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (17.07%) MS Office
2 19 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.64%) DNS
2 31 (25.20%) DHCP
3 29 (23.58%) NetScaler
4 18 (14.63%) SAN
5 16 (13.01%) TCP/IP
6 13 (10.57%) Firewall
7 5 (4.07%) LAN
7 5 (4.07%) VLAN
8 4 (3.25%) Network Security
8 4 (3.25%) Junos
8 4 (3.25%) WAN
8 4 (3.25%) MPLS
9 3 (2.44%) SMTP
9 3 (2.44%) SNMP
10 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.63%) Internet
10 2 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) Big Data
3 1 (0.81%) DB2
3 1 (0.81%) MS Access
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
General
1 25 (20.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Legal
3 5 (4.07%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.63%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (37.40%) Citrix Engineer
2 24 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.38%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.32%) Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Project Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Citrix Administrator
10 3 (2.44%) Citrix Architect
10 3 (2.44%) Linux Support Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Thin Client
1 13 (10.57%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.88%) Clustering
3 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.63%) Replication
4 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.63%) PKI
4 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 93 (75.61%) Windows
2 45 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (15.45%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.76%) Linux
7 8 (6.50%) UNIX
8 6 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.63%) AIX
9 2 (1.63%) Solaris
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.51%) ITIL
2 18 (14.63%) Migration
3 7 (5.69%) Time Management
4 5 (4.07%) Load Testing
5 4 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.25%) Change Control
5 4 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.25%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.25%) Service Management
6 3 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.44%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.44%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.44%) Performance Management
7 2 (1.63%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.63%) Project Management
7 2 (1.63%) Network Management
7 2 (1.63%) IT Governance
7 2 (1.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.38%) SQL
3 10 (8.13%) VB
4 8 (6.50%) VBScript
5 7 (5.69%) C
6 6 (4.88%) Korn
6 6 (4.88%) Bourne shell
6 6 (4.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 88 (71.54%) CCA
2 60 (48.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (38.21%) MCSE
4 33 (26.83%) CCEA
5 31 (25.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (21.14%) MCITP
6 26 (21.14%) CCEE
7 21 (17.07%) MCP
8 14 (11.38%) CCIA
9 13 (10.57%) CCAA
10 12 (9.76%) MCSA
10 12 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (8.94%) MCTS
12 10 (8.13%) CCNA
13 9 (7.32%) VCP5
13 9 (7.32%) HNC
14 8 (6.50%) CCNP
14 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
15 7 (5.69%) Degree
16 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (65.85%) XenApp
2 60 (48.78%) Active Directory
3 45 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (34.96%) XenDesktop
5 28 (22.76%) vSphere
6 22 (17.89%) XenServer
7 20 (16.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (15.45%) Hyper-V
9 9 (7.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (6.50%) Terminal Services
11 6 (4.88%) VMware ESX
11 6 (4.88%) Xen
11 6 (4.88%) NFS
12 2 (1.63%) vCloud
12 2 (1.63%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.81%) UAG
13 1 (0.81%) NLBS
13 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.81%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (20.33%) SCCM
2 10 (8.13%) SCOM
3 7 (5.69%) EdgeSight
4 6 (4.88%) Nagios
4 6 (4.88%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.25%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.63%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (92.68%) Citrix
2 71 (57.72%) Microsoft
3 67 (54.47%) VMware
4 24 (19.51%) HP
5 14 (11.38%) Cisco
6 10 (8.13%) AppSense
7 9 (7.32%) Altiris
7 9 (7.32%) EMC
8 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.88%) NetApp
9 6 (4.88%) Wyse
9 6 (4.88%) Isilon
10 5 (4.07%) ProCurve
11 4 (3.25%) Sophos
12 3 (2.44%) Remedy
12 3 (2.44%) Veritas
12 3 (2.44%) IBM
13 2 (1.63%) BMC
13 2 (1.63%) Oracle
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