The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 28 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 Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Citrix Systems.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 58 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1654 1756 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.03% 3.44% 3.03%
As % of the Vendors category 6.62% 7.28% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 969 920
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £467 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 191 156
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £35.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Citrix within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend

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

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Citrix
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 1500 £320 -1.53% 473
London 0 651 £340 -1.44% 158
South East -19 308 £300 -9.77% 93
City of London +3 189 £300 -18.14% 54
North West -4 133 £265 -11.66% 42
East of England -15 131 £350 +7.69% 37
Berkshire -7 99 £320 -5.32% 33
South West -10 88 £355 -11.25% 37
Scotland +23 83 £324 +9.95% 20
West Midlands -5 76 £300 +0.84% 40
Surrey +6 57 £310 -4.61% 19
Essex +1 57 £400 +14.28%
Lancashire -1 54 £270 -7.69% 5
Hampshire -40 54 £325 - 13
Yorkshire 0 51 £320 +16.36% 49
East Midlands -6 46 £325 +18.18% 11
Cambridgeshire +2 41 £213 -46.87% 20
Cheshire -2 37 £260 -26.50% 7
Cambridge +4 36 £264 -10.21% 15
Manchester -13 34 £275 -12.00% 26
Reading -7 29 £313 -14.38% 16
West Yorkshire -5 27 £218 -20.90% 29
East Sussex +20 26 £238 -26.97% 4
West Sussex +7 26 £225 -47.05% 6
Leeds +10 25 £225 -10.00% 22
Colchester -1 25 £325 -21.21%
Gloucestershire -2 23 £275 +111.53% 5
Edinburgh -6 22 £225 -43.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -39 22 £270 -18.18% 3
Preston +6 20 £300 - 2

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Citrix 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.

1 2397 (73.12%) Windows
2 1440 (43.93%) Active Directory
3 1434 (43.75%) VMware
4 1308 (39.90%) Microsoft
5 987 (30.11%) Windows 7
6 943 (28.77%) XenApp
7 939 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 722 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 655 (19.98%) MS Exchange
10 648 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 635 (19.37%) ITIL
12 547 (16.69%) MS Office
13 501 (15.28%) SCCM
14 487 (14.86%) Finance
15 486 (14.83%) Cisco
16 480 (14.64%) Security Cleared
17 446 (13.61%) Windows XP
18 429 (13.09%) XenDesktop
19 421 (12.84%) MS Excel
20 405 (12.36%) Firewall
21 397 (12.11%) SQL
22 396 (12.08%) HP
23 394 (12.02%) DNS
24 392 (11.96%) SAN
25 377 (11.50%) Microsoft App-V
26 376 (11.47%) SC Cleared
27 374 (11.41%) Blackberry
28 352 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
29 322 (9.82%) DHCP
30 320 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Citrix 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 655 (19.98%) MS Exchange
2 320 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 210 (6.41%) SharePoint
4 175 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 163 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 153 (4.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 101 (3.08%) IBM Notes
8 96 (2.93%) IIS
9 80 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 80 (2.44%) Lync
10 39 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.10%) Apache
11 36 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 28 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 28 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 28 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
13 26 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (0.55%) WorkSite
15 14 (0.43%) nginx
15 14 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 547 (16.69%) MS Office
2 421 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 27 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.58%) MS Project
5 18 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.092%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.67%) assyst
4 10 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (0.27%) RMDS
5 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.27%) Eikon
6 7 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
8 3 (0.092%) Adaptiv
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.092%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.061%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 99 (3.02%) Office 365
2 30 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.55%) IaaS
6 10 (0.31%) SaaS
7 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.18%) PaaS
9 3 (0.092%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 405 (12.36%) Firewall
2 394 (12.02%) DNS
3 392 (11.96%) SAN
4 322 (9.82%) DHCP
5 302 (9.21%) WAN
6 301 (9.18%) LAN
7 239 (7.29%) NetScaler
8 219 (6.68%) TCP/IP
9 203 (6.19%) VPN
10 121 (3.69%) Wireless
11 106 (3.23%) Internet
12 93 (2.84%) VoIP
13 87 (2.65%) Network Security
14 78 (2.38%) NAS
15 73 (2.23%) VLAN
16 66 (2.01%) OSPF
17 65 (1.98%) BGP
17 65 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
18 55 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
19 54 (1.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (1.04%) MySQL
5 33 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 23 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (0.43%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.34%) MS Access
13 11 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (0.21%) DB2
14 7 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
16 5 (0.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 89 (2.72%) MSI
2 26 (0.79%) AdminStudio
3 24 (0.73%) InstallShield
4 23 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 21 (0.64%) JIRA
6 20 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (0.52%) Subversion
7 17 (0.52%) Git (software)
8 16 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 16 (0.49%) TestDirector
9 14 (0.43%) Hudson
10 13 (0.40%) WinRunner
11 9 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
12 8 (0.24%) ClearCase
12 8 (0.24%) JMeter
13 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.12%) Selenium
15 3 (0.092%) StarTeam
15 3 (0.092%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.092%) Visual Studio
General
1 487 (14.86%) Finance
2 215 (6.56%) Banking
3 97 (2.96%) Law
4 96 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 74 (2.26%) Legal
6 54 (1.65%) Retail
7 44 (1.34%) Publishing
8 42 (1.28%) Local Government
8 42 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 29 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.85%) Front Office
10 28 (0.85%) Advertising
11 22 (0.67%) Back Office
12 20 (0.61%) Marketing
13 19 (0.58%) Dutch Language
14 13 (0.40%) French Language
15 10 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.15%) Games
17 4 (0.12%) Automotive
18 3 (0.092%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 643 (19.62%) Analyst
2 295 (9.00%) Support Engineer
3 290 (8.85%) Support Analyst
4 235 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 213 (6.50%) Architect
6 199 (6.07%) Service Analyst
7 197 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
8 196 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
9 193 (5.89%) Desktop Support
10 169 (5.16%) Citrix Engineer
11 166 (5.06%) Project Manager
11 166 (5.06%) Consultant
12 148 (4.51%) Administrator
13 145 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
14 132 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
15 102 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
16 94 (2.87%) Wintel Engineer
17 92 (2.81%) Applications Packager
18 90 (2.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 89 (2.72%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (3.39%) Application Packaging
2 58 (1.77%) .NET
3 54 (1.65%) Middleware
4 45 (1.37%) Web Services
5 40 (1.22%) JSP
6 38 (1.16%) HTML
7 34 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 18 (0.55%) LAMP
9 15 (0.46%) SOAP
10 13 (0.40%) Software Packaging
11 9 (0.27%) jQuery
12 6 (0.18%) XML
12 6 (0.18%) ADSI
13 4 (0.12%) SAML
13 4 (0.12%) CSS
13 4 (0.12%) Regular Expression
14 3 (0.092%) WCF
14 3 (0.092%) ODBC
14 3 (0.092%) X-Windows
15 2 (0.061%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 374 (11.41%) Blackberry
2 212 (6.47%) Thin Client
2 212 (6.47%) Fat Client
3 146 (4.45%) Clustering
4 54 (1.65%) PKI
5 49 (1.49%) Replication
6 48 (1.46%) iPad
7 37 (1.13%) iPhone
8 33 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 25 (0.76%) Open Source
9 25 (0.76%) EqualLogic
10 23 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (0.70%) Handset
10 23 (0.70%) PDA
11 22 (0.67%) iSeries
12 21 (0.64%) AS400
13 20 (0.61%) Wiki
14 19 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2397 (73.12%) Windows
2 987 (30.11%) Windows 7
3 939 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 648 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 446 (13.61%) Windows XP
6 320 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 297 (9.06%) Linux
8 200 (6.10%) UNIX
9 124 (3.78%) Windows 8
10 108 (3.29%) Windows Vista
11 71 (2.17%) Solaris
12 68 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 46 (1.40%) Windows 2000
14 41 (1.25%) AIX
14 41 (1.25%) Apple iOS
15 33 (1.01%) Android
16 32 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
17 20 (0.61%) CentOS
18 18 (0.55%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (19.37%) ITIL
2 294 (8.97%) Migration
3 155 (4.73%) Project Management
4 154 (4.70%) Service Management
5 147 (4.48%) Incident Management
6 144 (4.39%) Change Management
7 111 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 111 (3.39%) PRINCE2
8 89 (2.72%) Service Delivery
9 81 (2.47%) Load Balancing
10 75 (2.29%) Problem Management
11 64 (1.95%) Configuration Management
12 63 (1.92%) E-Commerce
13 60 (1.83%) Software Deployment
14 53 (1.62%) ITSM
15 49 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 48 (1.46%) Change Control
17 46 (1.40%) CRM
18 44 (1.34%) Root Cause Analysis
19 43 (1.31%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 397 (12.11%) SQL
2 232 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 81 (2.47%) VBScript
4 73 (2.23%) VB
5 66 (2.01%) C
6 45 (1.37%) Java
7 33 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 31 (0.95%) Perl
9 27 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 21 (0.64%) PHP
11 19 (0.58%) Ruby
11 19 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.40%) VBA
13 10 (0.31%) Python
14 9 (0.27%) C#
15 8 (0.24%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.18%) VB6
17 5 (0.15%) C++
18 4 (0.12%) VB.NET
19 3 (0.092%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 480 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 376 (11.47%) SC Cleared
3 352 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 211 (6.44%) MCSE
5 163 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (4.00%) MCP
7 127 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
8 126 (3.84%) MCITP
9 109 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 102 (3.11%) CCNA
11 90 (2.75%) CCA
12 89 (2.72%) MCSA
13 88 (2.68%) CCNP
14 83 (2.53%) Degree
15 82 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 61 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (1.59%) ISTQB
18 49 (1.49%) MCTS
19 39 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 37 (1.13%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (5.67%) SLA
2 44 (1.34%) QA
3 24 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.18%) COBIT
5 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.092%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1440 (43.93%) Active Directory
2 943 (28.77%) XenApp
3 722 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 429 (13.09%) XenDesktop
5 377 (11.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 247 (7.54%) XenServer
6 247 (7.54%) vSphere
7 237 (7.23%) Hyper-V
8 182 (5.55%) VMware ESX
9 98 (2.99%) Terminal Services
10 86 (2.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 72 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
12 56 (1.71%) Xen
13 28 (0.85%) VMware Server
14 27 (0.82%) ISA Server
15 26 (0.79%) Terminal Server
16 24 (0.73%) MetaFrame
17 21 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
17 21 (0.64%) UAG
17 21 (0.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 501 (15.28%) SCCM
2 140 (4.27%) SCOM
3 104 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 62 (1.89%) WSUS
5 49 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 45 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 43 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
8 39 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 39 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 34 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.85%) AppDNA
10 28 (0.85%) Netcool
11 24 (0.73%) ARCserve
11 24 (0.73%) Tivoli
12 22 (0.67%) XenMobile
13 21 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
14 20 (0.61%) Puppet
14 20 (0.61%) WMI
15 16 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1434 (43.75%) VMware
2 1308 (39.90%) Microsoft
3 486 (14.83%) Cisco
4 396 (12.08%) HP
5 240 (7.32%) AppSense
6 222 (6.77%) Oracle
7 168 (5.13%) Symantec
8 165 (5.03%) NetApp
9 148 (4.51%) EMC
10 128 (3.90%) Dell
11 120 (3.66%) CheckPoint
12 106 (3.23%) McAfee
13 103 (3.14%) Lotus
14 97 (2.96%) Red Hat
15 96 (2.93%) IBM
16 89 (2.72%) Apple
17 86 (2.62%) Remedy
18 85 (2.59%) Juniper
19 74 (2.26%) CA
20 70 (2.14%) Sophos
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rate paid weekly
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Barking, Essex
Agilisys Professional Services Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Rate: £150 - £155 per day
Posted: 3 days ago