The first table below looks at the demand for the Citrix Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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 Job Titles 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix Specialist
Rank 574 550 536
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Citrix Specialist 20 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.039% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.042% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 35
Average daily rate
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£345 £385 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £352 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £457 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.38% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Citrix Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Citrix Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Citrix Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Citrix Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Citrix Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Citrix Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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 -26 18 £350 -9.09% 9
London +25 10 £350 -4.10% 3
South East -10 5 £418 +8.44% 2
Surrey -3 4 £418 -
Scotland -20 2 £329 -15.16%
Epsom - 2 £328 -
City of London +22 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £315 - 2
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -

Citrix Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Citrix Specialist in their job title 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 with Citrix Specialist in their job title.

1 50 (100.00%) Citrix
2 37 (74.00%) XenApp
3 34 (68.00%) Windows
4 25 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
6 22 (44.00%) VMware
7 18 (36.00%) XenDesktop
8 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
10 14 (28.00%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
10 14 (28.00%) AppSense
11 13 (26.00%) XenServer
12 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
12 11 (22.00%) CCA
13 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
14 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
15 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
15 8 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (16.00%) Finance
16 7 (14.00%) Wyse
16 7 (14.00%) CCEA
16 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (14.00%) CCNA
16 7 (14.00%) Application Packaging
16 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (12.00%) VMware Server

Citrix Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Citrix Specialist in their job title 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 with Citrix Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) CloudStack
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
3 4 (8.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) POP3
4 2 (4.00%) SMTP
4 2 (4.00%) LDAP
4 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Law
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (68.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.00%) UNIX
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.00%) Migration
2 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.00%) High Availability
3 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (4.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL
3 2 (4.00%) Service Management
3 2 (4.00%) Change Management
3 2 (4.00%) ITSM
4 1 (2.00%) Validation
4 1 (2.00%) Document Management
4 1 (2.00%) Analytics
4 1 (2.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.00%) VBScript
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCA
3 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.00%) CCNA
5 7 (14.00%) CCEA
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (10.00%) MCSE
6 5 (10.00%) CCAA
7 3 (6.00%) CCEE
7 3 (6.00%) Degree
8 2 (4.00%) ISEB
8 2 (4.00%) CCIA
8 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (74.00%) XenApp
2 18 (36.00%) XenDesktop
3 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (26.00%) XenServer
5 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (12.00%) VMware Server
7 6 (12.00%) MetaFrame
8 3 (6.00%) vSphere
9 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (2.00%) Xen
10 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) XenMobile
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (44.00%) VMware
4 14 (28.00%) AppSense
5 7 (14.00%) Wyse
6 5 (10.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
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