The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix Specialist
Rank 562 540 500
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Citrix Specialist 17 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.048% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.052% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £295 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £355 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 2015.

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 16 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 5 March 2015. 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 -12 15 £375 -
London +1 8 £500 +37.45%
South East -19 3 - -
City of London +13 2 £525 +40.00%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1

Citrix Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (84.00%) XenApp
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (52.00%) VMware
4 13 (52.00%) XenDesktop
5 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (32.00%) Finance
8 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
8 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 5 (20.00%) AppSense
10 5 (20.00%) XenMobile
10 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.00%) AppDNA
11 4 (16.00%) MetaFrame
11 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (16.00%) Migration
11 4 (16.00%) SAN
11 4 (16.00%) NetApp
11 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
12 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (12.00%) Mobile Device Management

Citrix Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) MPLS
3 1 (4.00%) DSL
3 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) SecurID
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX
7 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (12.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) BCP
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) XenApp
2 13 (52.00%) XenDesktop
3 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (16.00%) MetaFrame
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (8.00%) XenServer
7 2 (8.00%) vSphere
8 1 (4.00%) Xen
8 1 (4.00%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) XenMobile
2 4 (16.00%) AppDNA
3 2 (8.00%) EdgeSight
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) AppSense
4 4 (16.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint