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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 61 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1641 1539 1677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.91% 3.22% 2.77%
As % of the Vendors category 6.36% 6.85% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 783 838
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 192 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.84 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 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 -11 1516 £320 -8.57% 385
London -6 659 £345 -9.21% 132
South East -7 309 £300 -10.44% 89
City of London -2 206 £325 -18.75% 42
North West +6 168 £258 -8.93% 48
East of England +9 133 £309 -5.64% 34
Scotland 0 70 £350 +1.44% 17
Berkshire -14 70 £300 -7.69% 21
Surrey +3 66 £313 +2.45% 21
Hampshire -2 66 £300 +11.62% 16
South West -18 66 £286 -11.92% 20
Yorkshire -15 63 £363 +18.85% 25
Manchester +19 59 £243 -15.65% 32
West Midlands -15 58 £283 +2.72% 22
Lancashire +4 53 £255 +4.08% 3
Cheshire -13 48 £270 -6.08% 12
East Midlands -21 44 £243 -22.70% 9
Essex -1 43 £330 -16.05% 6
Buckinghamshire -27 38 £300 -19.19% 7
Hertfordshire +15 33 £200 -29.51% 11
Wales -2 28 £313 +19.04% 1
West Yorkshire -16 28 £363 +45.00% 14
Chester -6 27 £223 -
Cambridgeshire -9 27 £338 -3.57% 9
South Wales -3 25 £375 +42.85% 1
Reading -9 25 £300 -7.69% 5
Edinburgh -14 25 £315 +43.18% 7
West Sussex +12 24 £350 +5.26% 5
Colchester +11 23 £375 -6.25% 4
East Sussex +1 22 £220 -58.09% 1

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2287 (74.89%) Windows
2 1379 (45.15%) Active Directory
3 1322 (43.29%) VMware
4 1270 (41.58%) Microsoft
5 920 (30.12%) XenApp
6 854 (27.96%) Windows 7
7 800 (26.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 736 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 628 (20.56%) MS Exchange
10 600 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 591 (19.35%) ITIL
12 542 (17.75%) MS Office
13 511 (16.73%) Windows XP
14 477 (15.62%) Finance
14 477 (15.62%) XenDesktop
15 471 (15.42%) SCCM
16 447 (14.64%) Cisco
17 427 (13.98%) HP
18 413 (13.52%) SQL
19 411 (13.46%) Blackberry
20 392 (12.84%) Migration
21 378 (12.38%) MS Excel
22 373 (12.21%) Security Cleared
23 371 (12.15%) SAN
24 360 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 352 (11.53%) DNS
26 328 (10.74%) Microsoft App-V
27 321 (10.51%) Firewall
28 313 (10.25%) SQL Server
29 305 (9.99%) SC Cleared

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 628 (20.56%) MS Exchange
2 286 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 183 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 183 (5.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 151 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 149 (4.88%) IBM Notes
6 145 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 100 (3.27%) IIS
8 81 (2.65%) Lync
9 48 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 30 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.79%) Apache
13 22 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 22 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
14 17 (0.56%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
15 13 (0.43%) WorkSite
16 12 (0.39%) CloudStack
16 12 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 542 (17.75%) MS Office
2 378 (12.38%) MS Excel
3 29 (0.95%) MS Project
4 28 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.065%) SPSS
8 2 (0.065%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.065%) InDesign
9 1 (0.033%) CATIA
9 1 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 26 (0.85%) Eikon
2 24 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.29%) RMDS
5 7 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
6 6 (0.20%) Agresso
7 5 (0.16%) assyst
8 4 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.098%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.065%) Khalix
10 2 (0.065%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.065%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.065%) Magento
10 2 (0.065%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.34%) Office 365
2 20 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.20%) IaaS
6 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.098%) SaaS
7 3 (0.098%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.065%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 371 (12.15%) SAN
2 352 (11.53%) DNS
3 321 (10.51%) Firewall
4 274 (8.97%) DHCP
5 273 (8.94%) WAN
6 265 (8.68%) LAN
7 239 (7.83%) TCP/IP
8 235 (7.69%) VPN
9 204 (6.68%) NetScaler
10 121 (3.96%) Internet
11 92 (3.01%) VoIP
12 86 (2.82%) Wireless
13 56 (1.83%) Network Security
14 55 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (1.64%) NAS
16 45 (1.47%) OSPF
17 43 (1.41%) VLAN
18 40 (1.31%) BGP
19 36 (1.18%) SSL
20 35 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 31 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 30 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
6 28 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
7 27 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (0.79%) MySQL
9 23 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (0.46%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.29%) MS Access
15 8 (0.26%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
16 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.20%) QlikView
17 5 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 68 (2.23%) MSI
2 23 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (0.69%) InstallShield
3 21 (0.69%) AdminStudio
4 17 (0.56%) LoadRunner
4 17 (0.56%) TestDirector
5 14 (0.46%) JIRA
5 14 (0.46%) WinRunner
6 7 (0.23%) JMeter
6 7 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.16%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.16%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.13%) Hudson
8 4 (0.13%) Subversion
8 4 (0.13%) Selenium
8 4 (0.13%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.098%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.098%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.098%) SoapUI
General
1 477 (15.62%) Finance
2 182 (5.96%) Banking
3 92 (3.01%) Law
3 92 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 85 (2.78%) Legal
5 54 (1.77%) Local Government
6 42 (1.38%) Back Office
7 39 (1.28%) Retail
8 36 (1.18%) Publishing
9 32 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 26 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.56%) Dutch Language
12 15 (0.49%) Advertising
13 14 (0.46%) Marketing
14 13 (0.43%) French Language
15 10 (0.33%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.23%) Front Office
16 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 568 (18.60%) Analyst
2 331 (10.84%) Support Engineer
3 258 (8.45%) Architect
4 246 (8.06%) Support Analyst
5 214 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 214 (7.01%) Consultant
6 189 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 177 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 176 (5.76%) Service Analyst
9 173 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
10 138 (4.52%) Citrix Engineer
11 137 (4.49%) Project Manager
12 119 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
13 102 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
14 97 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
15 95 (3.11%) Administrator
16 90 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
17 86 (2.82%) Server Engineer
18 84 (2.75%) Applications Packager
19 81 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (3.37%) Application Packaging
2 59 (1.93%) .NET
3 38 (1.24%) HTML
4 35 (1.15%) Web Services
5 30 (0.98%) Middleware
6 22 (0.72%) JSP
7 20 (0.65%) XML
8 17 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.43%) SOAP
10 8 (0.26%) jQuery
10 8 (0.26%) LAMP
11 7 (0.23%) SAML
12 4 (0.13%) WCF
12 4 (0.13%) CSS
13 3 (0.098%) ODBC
13 3 (0.098%) ADO
13 3 (0.098%) WSH
13 3 (0.098%) WAP
13 3 (0.098%) OAuth
13 3 (0.098%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 411 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 198 (6.48%) Fat Client
2 198 (6.48%) Thin Client
3 152 (4.98%) Clustering
4 51 (1.67%) Replication
5 47 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.51%) iPhone
7 44 (1.44%) iPad
8 39 (1.28%) PKI
9 35 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (0.92%) Handset
11 25 (0.82%) iSeries
12 24 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (0.79%) AS400
12 24 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.72%) Mainframe
14 19 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.59%) CMDB
16 16 (0.52%) EqualLogic
16 16 (0.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2287 (74.89%) Windows
2 854 (27.96%) Windows 7
3 800 (26.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 600 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 511 (16.73%) Windows XP
6 290 (9.50%) Linux
7 226 (7.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 174 (5.70%) UNIX
9 108 (3.54%) Windows Vista
10 103 (3.37%) Windows 8
11 96 (3.14%) Windows 2000
12 67 (2.19%) Solaris
13 64 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 60 (1.96%) Apple iOS
15 53 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
16 50 (1.64%) AIX
17 49 (1.60%) NetWare
18 26 (0.85%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.82%) Android
20 14 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (19.35%) ITIL
2 392 (12.84%) Migration
3 165 (5.40%) Project Management
4 155 (5.08%) Change Management
5 135 (4.42%) Incident Management
6 125 (4.09%) Service Management
7 121 (3.96%) PRINCE2
8 114 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 87 (2.85%) Service Delivery
10 84 (2.75%) Load Balancing
11 79 (2.59%) Problem Management
12 58 (1.90%) Change Control
13 53 (1.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 52 (1.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (1.70%) Software Deployment
15 51 (1.67%) ITSM
16 47 (1.54%) Capacity Planning
17 45 (1.47%) Configuration Management
18 44 (1.44%) Business Continuity
18 44 (1.44%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 413 (13.52%) SQL
2 263 (8.61%) PowerShell
3 140 (4.58%) VBScript
4 83 (2.72%) VB
5 42 (1.38%) C
6 38 (1.24%) Java
7 21 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 21 (0.69%) Perl
8 19 (0.62%) T-SQL
9 16 (0.52%) C#
10 15 (0.49%) Python
11 14 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 14 (0.46%) VBA
12 13 (0.43%) PHP
12 13 (0.43%) Ruby
13 12 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.26%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.23%) VB6
16 5 (0.16%) AWK
16 5 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 373 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 360 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 305 (9.99%) SC Cleared
4 224 (7.33%) MCSE
5 141 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
5 141 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 123 (4.03%) MCITP
7 122 (3.99%) MCP
8 101 (3.31%) CCA
9 94 (3.08%) CCNA
10 88 (2.88%) Degree
11 82 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 77 (2.52%) MCSA
13 72 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
14 71 (2.32%) CCNP
15 56 (1.83%) DV Cleared
16 51 (1.67%) MCTS
17 38 (1.24%) ISEB
18 36 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 34 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.09%) SLA
2 48 (1.57%) QA
3 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.33%) COBIT
6 6 (0.20%) Basel III
7 5 (0.16%) GxP
7 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.098%) ISO 9002
9 3 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1379 (45.15%) Active Directory
2 920 (30.12%) XenApp
3 736 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 477 (15.62%) XenDesktop
5 328 (10.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 256 (8.38%) vSphere
7 212 (6.94%) Hyper-V
8 195 (6.39%) XenServer
9 172 (5.63%) VMware ESX
10 73 (2.39%) Terminal Services
11 71 (2.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 64 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
13 46 (1.51%) Xen
14 35 (1.15%) UAG
15 31 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
16 30 (0.98%) MetaFrame
17 29 (0.95%) Terminal Server
17 29 (0.95%) VMware Server
18 28 (0.92%) vCloud
19 25 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 471 (15.42%) SCCM
2 207 (6.78%) SCOM
3 64 (2.10%) NetBackup
4 54 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 53 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 52 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 44 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
7 44 (1.44%) AppDNA
8 43 (1.41%) WSUS
9 40 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
10 35 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 33 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
12 29 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 26 (0.85%) Tivoli
14 24 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
14 24 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 21 (0.69%) Netcool
16 19 (0.62%) WMI
16 19 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 18 (0.59%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1322 (43.29%) VMware
2 1270 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 447 (14.64%) Cisco
4 427 (13.98%) HP
5 244 (7.99%) AppSense
6 196 (6.42%) NetApp
7 190 (6.22%) Oracle
8 170 (5.57%) Symantec
9 151 (4.94%) Lotus
9 151 (4.94%) EMC
10 111 (3.63%) Dell
11 104 (3.41%) McAfee
12 100 (3.27%) IBM
13 87 (2.85%) CheckPoint
14 79 (2.59%) Altiris
15 69 (2.26%) Red Hat
16 68 (2.23%) Remedy
17 64 (2.10%) Apple
18 61 (2.00%) Bloomberg
18 61 (2.00%) Avaya
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etonwood
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Exception Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Experis IT
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
s-com
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Gem Partnership
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 to £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago