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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Certification
Rank 542 474 441
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -33
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 54 108 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 1.18% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 78
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £235 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £393 £340
% change year-on-year
-28.66% +15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.70 £18.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.55 £25.60 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £23.94
% change year-on-year
-7.84% +6.53%

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
10885 9139 10303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.21% 17.33% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 5094 5334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 436 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -72 52 £300 -25.00% 39
London -9 28 £350 -12.50% 10
South East +3 18 £300 -28.57% 8
Berkshire +20 13 £300 -29.41% 2
Reading +20 11 £300 -22.07% 1
City of London +22 10 £475 +37.68% 3
North West -11 3 £248 -17.50% 5
Manchester -12 2 £195 -29.09% 4
Scotland -16 2 £128 -60.76% 1
East of England -31 2 £270 -10.00%
East Midlands +6 1 - - 4
Surrey -3 1 - -
Essex -18 1 - -
Hertfordshire -25 1 £270 -32.50%
Watford - 1 £270 -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - - 2
Poole - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 113 (92.62%) Citrix
2 84 (68.85%) CCA
3 82 (67.21%) XenApp
4 76 (62.30%) Windows
5 71 (58.20%) Microsoft
6 65 (53.28%) VMware
7 63 (51.64%) Active Directory
8 45 (36.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (28.69%) NetScaler
9 35 (28.69%) CCEA
9 35 (28.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (26.23%) MCSE
10 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (25.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (24.59%) MS Exchange
12 30 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (24.59%) Cisco
13 29 (23.77%) Finance
13 29 (23.77%) CCEE
13 29 (23.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (21.31%) SCCM
15 25 (20.49%) XenDesktop
15 25 (20.49%) ITIL
16 24 (19.67%) XenServer
17 23 (18.85%) CCNA
18 22 (18.03%) MCP
18 22 (18.03%) Windows 7
19 21 (17.21%) Banking
19 21 (17.21%) DNS

Citrix Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.28%) SAS
8 3 (2.46%) IIS
9 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.69%) NetScaler
2 21 (17.21%) DNS
3 18 (14.75%) Firewall
4 17 (13.93%) DHCP
5 12 (9.84%) SAN
6 10 (8.20%) iSCSI
7 8 (6.56%) VLAN
8 7 (5.74%) Network Security
8 7 (5.74%) WAN
9 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.92%) LAN
10 5 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (4.10%) MPLS
11 4 (3.28%) Internet
11 4 (3.28%) Junos
12 3 (2.46%) BIG-IP
12 3 (2.46%) DSL
13 2 (1.64%) VoIP
13 2 (1.64%) Wireless
14 1 (0.82%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.82%) InstallShield
General
1 29 (23.77%) Finance
2 21 (17.21%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Publishing
5 1 (0.82%) German Language
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Citrix Engineer
2 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (10.66%) Architect
4 12 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) Citrix Administrator
6 9 (7.38%) Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Citrix Support
9 5 (4.10%) Citrix Specialist
9 5 (4.10%) Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Project Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (3.28%) Windows Support Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Citrix Architect
11 3 (2.46%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.74%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.64%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Thin Client
1 8 (6.56%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.74%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.10%) EqualLogic
3 5 (4.10%) Celerra
3 5 (4.10%) PKI
3 5 (4.10%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Replication
5 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 76 (62.30%) Windows
2 45 (36.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (18.03%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.84%) Windows XP
7 11 (9.02%) Linux
8 5 (4.10%) UNIX
9 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.82%) AIX
10 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.49%) ITIL
2 11 (9.02%) Migration
3 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.10%) Time Management
4 5 (4.10%) Service Management
4 5 (4.10%) ITSM
4 5 (4.10%) Low Latency
5 4 (3.28%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.28%) Network Design
5 4 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.28%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.28%) Load Testing
5 4 (3.28%) Investment Management
5 4 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.46%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.46%) Performance Management
6 3 (2.46%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.46%) Business Continuity
6 3 (2.46%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.66%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.02%) SQL
3 10 (8.20%) VB
3 10 (8.20%) Perl
4 9 (7.38%) VBScript
5 6 (4.92%) C
6 5 (4.10%) Bourne shell
6 5 (4.10%) Korn
7 2 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (68.85%) CCA
2 35 (28.69%) CCEA
2 35 (28.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (26.23%) MCSE
4 31 (25.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 30 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (23.77%) CCEE
7 23 (18.85%) CCNA
8 22 (18.03%) MCP
9 16 (13.11%) MCITP
10 14 (11.48%) CCNP
11 8 (6.56%) HNC
11 8 (6.56%) MCSA
11 8 (6.56%) MCTS
12 6 (4.92%) CCIA
13 5 (4.10%) VCP5
13 5 (4.10%) VCP4
14 4 (3.28%) JNCIA
14 4 (3.28%) CCAA
15 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 82 (67.21%) XenApp
2 63 (51.64%) Active Directory
3 30 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (23.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (20.49%) XenDesktop
6 24 (19.67%) XenServer
7 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
8 10 (8.20%) vSphere
9 8 (6.56%) VMware ESX
9 8 (6.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (6.56%) VMware Server
10 6 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (4.10%) Terminal Services
11 5 (4.10%) NFS
12 3 (2.46%) NLBS
12 3 (2.46%) Xen
13 1 (0.82%) vCloud
13 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.82%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 26 (21.31%) SCCM
2 10 (8.20%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.10%) SCOM
3 5 (4.10%) Nagios
4 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.82%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 113 (92.62%) Citrix
2 71 (58.20%) Microsoft
3 65 (53.28%) VMware
4 30 (24.59%) Cisco
5 17 (13.93%) HP
6 13 (10.66%) EMC
7 10 (8.20%) Wyse
8 9 (7.38%) AppSense
8 9 (7.38%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.92%) NetApp
9 6 (4.92%) Symantec
9 6 (4.92%) Veeam
10 5 (4.10%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.10%) Isilon
10 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.10%) Dell
11 4 (3.28%) Juniper
11 4 (3.28%) WatchGuard
12 3 (2.46%) Remedy
12 3 (2.46%) Oracle
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