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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certification
Rank 508 459 463
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +4
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 79 85 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.98% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 78
Average daily rate £325 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.33% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £274 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £22.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £32.25 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 - £19.50
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -99 67 £325 -12.33% 44
London -24 37 £300 -20.00% 11
City of London -10 12 £325 -7.14% 3
South East -10 11 £313 -7.40% 14
East of England -29 9 £400 +2.56% 4
Wales - 7 £308 -
Essex -26 6 £400 -
South Wales - 4 £279 -
Reading -2 3 £365 +47.47% 3
Colchester -4 3 £400 -
Berkshire -7 3 £365 +47.47% 6
South West -23 3 £243 -19.16% 1
Cambridge +3 2 £369 - 1
Cambridgeshire -12 2 £369 -1.40% 3
Yorkshire -20 2 £400 +36.75% 1
North West -20 2 - - 10
North East - 2 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £325 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 £313 - 5
Manchester - 2 - - 8
York - 2 £400 -
Stockport - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £400 +50.94%
Bedfordshire -16 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 - -

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 141 (92.16%) Citrix
2 102 (66.67%) CCA
3 93 (60.78%) Windows
4 88 (57.52%) XenApp
5 85 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 77 (50.33%) Active Directory
6 77 (50.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 75 (49.02%) VMware
8 63 (41.18%) MCSE
9 61 (39.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (32.68%) MS Exchange
11 49 (32.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (32.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 48 (31.37%) Cisco
13 46 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
14 42 (27.45%) XenDesktop
15 37 (24.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 37 (24.18%) CCNA
16 34 (22.22%) NetScaler
17 33 (21.57%) MCITP
18 32 (20.92%) CCEA
19 30 (19.61%) Finance
20 28 (18.30%) MCP
21 27 (17.65%) CCEE
22 25 (16.34%) SQL Server
22 25 (16.34%) Migration
23 24 (15.69%) XenServer
24 23 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2003
24 23 (15.03%) Microsoft App-V
24 23 (15.03%) AppSense

Citrix Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (32.68%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 23 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (7.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (5.23%) Lync
6 7 (4.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.61%) SAS
10 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.31%) IIS
11 1 (0.65%) Apache
11 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 22 (14.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 21 (13.73%) Firewall
3 15 (9.80%) DNS
4 14 (9.15%) LAN
4 14 (9.15%) DHCP
5 13 (8.50%) WAN
6 12 (7.84%) SAN
7 8 (5.23%) Internet
7 8 (5.23%) VPN
8 7 (4.58%) Wireless
9 6 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.61%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.96%) SMTP
11 3 (1.96%) VLAN
12 2 (1.31%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.31%) VoIP
12 2 (1.31%) POP3
12 2 (1.31%) LDAP
12 2 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MSI
2 2 (1.31%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.65%) ProC
3 1 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (19.61%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
3 9 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.23%) Publishing
5 6 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.27%) Law
7 4 (2.61%) Legal
8 2 (1.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (16.34%) Support Engineer
2 21 (13.73%) Architect
3 20 (13.07%) Citrix Engineer
4 19 (12.42%) Analyst
5 16 (10.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (9.15%) Consultant
7 13 (8.50%) Citrix Specialist
8 12 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (7.19%) Administrator
10 10 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.88%) Technical Architect
11 9 (5.88%) Support Analyst
11 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (4.58%) Citrix Consultant
12 7 (4.58%) Citrix Support
13 6 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
13 6 (3.92%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (3.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Thin Client
1 18 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 14 (9.15%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.96%) Clustering
5 2 (1.31%) PKI
5 2 (1.31%) NHS
5 2 (1.31%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) CMDB
6 1 (0.65%) Blog
6 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 93 (60.78%) Windows
2 61 (39.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (32.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.15%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.58%) Linux
8 6 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (3.92%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.27%) UNIX
10 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.61%) Android
10 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) AIX
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.34%) Migration
2 22 (14.38%) ITIL
3 14 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.23%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.58%) Business Continuity
5 7 (4.58%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.92%) Performance Management
6 6 (3.92%) BCP
6 6 (3.92%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (3.27%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (3.27%) Project Management
8 4 (2.61%) Network Design
8 4 (2.61%) Information Management
8 4 (2.61%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.61%) Load Testing
8 4 (2.61%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.61%) DNA
9 3 (1.96%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.96%) Time Management
9 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.54%) VBScript
2 8 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.92%) SQL
4 5 (3.27%) VB
5 2 (1.31%) C
6 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 102 (66.67%) CCA
2 77 (50.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (41.18%) MCSE
4 46 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (24.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 37 (24.18%) CCNA
6 33 (21.57%) MCITP
7 32 (20.92%) CCEA
8 28 (18.30%) MCP
9 27 (17.65%) CCEE
10 20 (13.07%) CCNP
11 19 (12.42%) CCAA
12 18 (11.76%) MCTS
13 8 (5.23%) MCSA
14 6 (3.92%) CCIE
14 6 (3.92%) CCIA
15 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
16 3 (1.96%) VCP5
16 3 (1.96%) RHCE
16 3 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 88 (57.52%) XenApp
2 77 (50.33%) Active Directory
3 49 (32.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (27.45%) XenDesktop
5 24 (15.69%) XenServer
6 23 (15.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 18 (11.76%) vSphere
8 15 (9.80%) Hyper-V
9 7 (4.58%) VMware Server
9 7 (4.58%) Xen
10 5 (3.27%) IAG
10 5 (3.27%) UAG
10 5 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (2.61%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.96%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.31%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.65%) vCloud
14 1 (0.65%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (12.42%) SCCM
2 14 (9.15%) SCOM
3 7 (4.58%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.92%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (3.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (3.27%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.61%) AppDNA
7 2 (1.31%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 141 (92.16%) Citrix
2 85 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 75 (49.02%) VMware
4 48 (31.37%) Cisco
5 23 (15.03%) AppSense
6 19 (12.42%) HP
7 10 (6.54%) NetApp
8 9 (5.88%) Wyse
8 9 (5.88%) Altiris
9 7 (4.58%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.92%) Splunk
11 5 (3.27%) Apple
11 5 (3.27%) Juniper
11 5 (3.27%) Google
12 4 (2.61%) Veeam
12 4 (2.61%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.61%) WatchGuard
12 4 (2.61%) Acronis
13 3 (1.96%) Veritas
13 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
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