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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certification
Rank 546 469 434
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -35
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 49 109 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 1.16% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 89
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.77% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £217 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £328
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £22.25 £18.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.70 £26.88 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £94.25 £25.00 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+277.00% +62.65%

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
10583 9372 10095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 17.58% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5994 5137 5169
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 485 631
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.91 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -84 48 £313 -12.34% 38
London -6 27 £400 - 11
South East -4 15 £300 -19.73% 6
City of London +28 12 £400 +5.61% 3
Berkshire +13 9 £300 -22.07% 2
Reading +18 7 £300 -22.07% 1
Brighton - 4 £238 -
East Sussex - 4 £238 -
North West -5 3 £248 -17.50% 11
Surrey +2 2 £400 +4.91%
Manchester -9 2 £195 -32.17% 7
Sheffield +8 1 £350 +47.36% 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £350 +47.36% 2
South Yorkshire -2 1 £350 +47.36% 1
Scotland -15 1 - -
Hertfordshire -17 1 £270 -32.50% 2
East of England -43 1 £270 -16.92% 2
North East - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £270 -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 116 (92.06%) Citrix
2 86 (68.25%) CCA
3 83 (65.87%) Windows
4 82 (65.08%) XenApp
5 72 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 70 (55.56%) Active Directory
7 69 (54.76%) VMware
8 52 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (30.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (30.16%) Cisco
11 36 (28.57%) CCEA
11 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
12 35 (27.78%) MS Exchange
13 34 (26.98%) MCSE
14 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (26.19%) Finance
14 33 (26.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (24.60%) NetScaler
16 30 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
17 29 (23.02%) CCEE
18 26 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
18 26 (20.63%) XenDesktop
18 26 (20.63%) SCCM
18 26 (20.63%) CCNA
19 23 (18.25%) Firewall
19 23 (18.25%) Banking
19 23 (18.25%) XenServer
20 22 (17.46%) MCP
21 20 (15.87%) ITIL

Citrix Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.17%) SAS
6 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.59%) IIS
8 2 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.60%) NetScaler
2 23 (18.25%) Firewall
3 18 (14.29%) DNS
4 14 (11.11%) DHCP
5 13 (10.32%) SAN
6 11 (8.73%) WAN
7 10 (7.94%) iSCSI
8 9 (7.14%) VLAN
8 9 (7.14%) LAN
9 6 (4.76%) Network Security
10 5 (3.97%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (3.97%) MPLS
11 4 (3.17%) VPN
11 4 (3.17%) Internet
12 3 (2.38%) BIG-IP
12 3 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
12 3 (2.38%) DSL
12 3 (2.38%) Wireless
13 2 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MSI
2 2 (1.59%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (26.19%) Finance
2 23 (18.25%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.17%) Publishing
4 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Citrix Engineer
2 16 (12.70%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (10.32%) Architect
3 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Administrator
4 11 (8.73%) Consultant
5 9 (7.14%) Citrix Administrator
5 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Citrix Specialist
7 6 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Citrix Support
9 4 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.59%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.97%) PKI
3 5 (3.97%) Celerra
3 5 (3.97%) EqualLogic
3 5 (3.97%) CLARiiON
4 4 (3.17%) Replication
5 2 (1.59%) Clustering
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.59%) CMDB
6 1 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 83 (65.87%) Windows
2 52 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (15.08%) Windows 7
4 19 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 8 (6.35%) Linux
7 4 (3.17%) UNIX
8 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.87%) ITIL
2 9 (7.14%) Migration
3 7 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.97%) Incident Management
4 5 (3.97%) Low Latency
4 5 (3.97%) Service Management
4 5 (3.97%) ITSM
5 4 (3.17%) Business Continuity
5 4 (3.17%) Load Testing
5 4 (3.17%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.17%) Investment Management
5 4 (3.17%) Network Design
6 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (2.38%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.38%) Time Management
6 3 (2.38%) Performance Management
6 3 (2.38%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.38%) BCP
6 3 (2.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.94%) VBScript
3 9 (7.14%) SQL
4 8 (6.35%) Perl
5 7 (5.56%) VB
6 4 (3.17%) C
7 3 (2.38%) Korn
7 3 (2.38%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 86 (68.25%) CCA
2 39 (30.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (28.57%) CCEA
4 35 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (26.98%) MCSE
6 33 (26.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (23.02%) CCEE
8 26 (20.63%) CCNA
9 22 (17.46%) MCP
10 16 (12.70%) CCNP
10 16 (12.70%) MCITP
11 10 (7.94%) MCTS
12 9 (7.14%) MCSA
13 7 (5.56%) VCP5
14 5 (3.97%) VCP4
14 5 (3.97%) CCAA
14 5 (3.97%) CCIA
14 5 (3.97%) HNC
15 3 (2.38%) CCIE
16 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 82 (65.08%) XenApp
2 70 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 26 (20.63%) XenDesktop
6 23 (18.25%) XenServer
7 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
8 8 (6.35%) vSphere
8 8 (6.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (6.35%) VMware Server
9 7 (5.56%) VMware ESX
10 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (3.97%) Terminal Services
12 3 (2.38%) Xen
12 3 (2.38%) NLBS
12 3 (2.38%) NFS
13 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (20.63%) SCCM
2 10 (7.94%) NetBackup
3 6 (4.76%) SCOM
4 3 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.38%) Nagios
5 2 (1.59%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.79%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.79%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 116 (92.06%) Citrix
2 72 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 69 (54.76%) VMware
4 38 (30.16%) Cisco
5 14 (11.11%) HP
6 10 (7.94%) Wyse
6 10 (7.94%) CheckPoint
7 9 (7.14%) EMC
7 9 (7.14%) AppSense
8 6 (4.76%) Symantec
8 6 (4.76%) NetApp
8 6 (4.76%) Veeam
9 5 (3.97%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.97%) Dell
9 5 (3.97%) Juniper
10 4 (3.17%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.38%) Isilon
11 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.38%) Remedy
12 2 (1.59%) Oracle
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