The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 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.

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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 69 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1535 1669 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 3.15% 3.42%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 6.99% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 954 910
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £306 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.22% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 174 200
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £27.50 £30.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24495 23893 23171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.64% 45.15% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14373 13388 12318
Average daily rate £390 £379 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% -2.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 1033 1237
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £10.82 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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 -6 1438 £325 - 366
London -8 609 £350 +3.70% 131
South East +1 282 £350 +16.66% 77
North West +7 176 £300 +13.20% 50
East of England +2 162 £288 -17.85% 26
City of London -18 161 £350 +11.11% 34
Manchester +28 88 £310 -3.12% 27
South West -14 73 £250 -29.57% 19
Hampshire +15 63 £335 +3.07% 16
Scotland -18 53 £250 -21.87% 11
Berkshire -29 53 £410 +17.00% 12
Yorkshire -26 48 £250 -33.33% 17
Surrey -1 46 £350 +16.66% 24
Buckinghamshire +14 40 £335 +11.66% 2
Essex -17 40 £308 -20.64% 5
West Midlands -29 40 £300 - 31
Hertfordshire +5 39 £425 +123.68% 6
East Midlands -18 32 £325 +8.33% 10
Norfolk +16 30 £175 -32.69%
Milton Keynes +9 30 £350 +7.69% 2
Merseyside +13 28 £250 +92.30% 6
Cambridgeshire -16 28 £288 -17.85% 8
East Sussex -5 27 £325 +87.05% 3
Liverpool +12 26 £250 +117.39% 6
Cheshire -15 26 £400 +55.33% 16
Bedfordshire +19 24 £300 -20.00% 6
Bristol +5 21 £201 -52.64% 4
Lancashire -16 20 £270 +1.88%
Lewes +2 19 £350 +45.07% 1
Reading -8 19 £425 +38.21% 7

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 2091 (65.20%) Windows
2 1524 (47.52%) VMware
3 1458 (45.46%) Active Directory
4 1248 (38.91%) Microsoft
5 824 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 813 (25.35%) XenApp
7 788 (24.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 709 (22.11%) Windows 7
9 684 (21.33%) ITIL
10 602 (18.77%) Finance
11 597 (18.62%) MS Exchange
12 576 (17.96%) Cisco
13 554 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 536 (16.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 475 (14.81%) SCCM
16 473 (14.75%) MS Office
17 462 (14.41%) MS Excel
18 452 (14.09%) Data Centre
19 436 (13.60%) Firewall
20 434 (13.53%) SAN
21 423 (13.19%) SQL
22 421 (13.13%) HP
23 413 (12.88%) Migration
24 400 (12.47%) DNS
25 356 (11.10%) XenDesktop
26 355 (11.07%) WAN
27 336 (10.48%) Security Cleared
28 313 (9.76%) LAN
29 311 (9.70%) DHCP
30 306 (9.54%) vSphere

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 597 (18.62%) MS Exchange
2 300 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 284 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 159 (4.96%) IIS
5 129 (4.02%) Lync
6 121 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 118 (3.68%) IBM Notes
8 106 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 98 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 87 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 43 (1.34%) Apache
12 36 (1.12%) Node.js
13 29 (0.90%) WorkSite
14 27 (0.84%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.65%) OpenStack
17 19 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
19 13 (0.41%) Confluence
20 12 (0.37%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 473 (14.75%) MS Office
2 462 (14.41%) MS Excel
3 43 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (1.00%) MS Project
6 11 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.094%) Vectorworks
7 3 (0.094%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.094%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.031%) Windchill
8 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.031%) SPSS
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.65%) Maximo
4 17 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.34%) SAP CRM
7 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.16%) assyst
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.12%) RMDS
9 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
9 4 (0.12%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.094%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.062%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.062%) ION MarketView
11 2 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.031%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 165 (5.14%) Office 365
2 121 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (1.81%) IaaS
5 48 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (0.97%) SaaS
7 19 (0.59%) PaaS
8 9 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.031%) Yammer
10 1 (0.031%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.031%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.031%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.031%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.031%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 436 (13.60%) Firewall
2 434 (13.53%) SAN
3 400 (12.47%) DNS
4 355 (11.07%) WAN
5 313 (9.76%) LAN
6 311 (9.70%) DHCP
7 239 (7.45%) VPN
8 238 (7.42%) NetScaler
9 218 (6.80%) Network Security
10 203 (6.33%) TCP/IP
11 125 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
12 104 (3.24%) NAS
13 102 (3.18%) VLAN
14 99 (3.09%) VoIP
15 94 (2.93%) Wireless
16 93 (2.90%) Internet
17 89 (2.78%) BGP
18 84 (2.62%) MPLS
19 83 (2.59%) OSPF
20 80 (2.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 57 (1.78%) Big Data
6 54 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 51 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 49 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 36 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 27 (0.84%) MySQL
12 26 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.75%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (0.37%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (0.31%) DB2
18 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5 (0.16%) MS Access
20 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (1.62%) MSI
2 22 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 20 (0.62%) Hudson
4 17 (0.53%) Subversion
4 17 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.47%) JIRA
5 15 (0.47%) HP UFT
6 14 (0.44%) WinRunner
6 14 (0.44%) TestDirector
7 8 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 7 (0.22%) AdminStudio
8 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.19%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.12%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.12%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.094%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.094%) WinDbg
General
1 602 (18.77%) Finance
2 163 (5.08%) Banking
3 92 (2.87%) Law
4 85 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.12%) Legal
6 47 (1.47%) Retail
7 42 (1.31%) Local Government
8 41 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 41 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 29 (0.90%) Advertising
10 28 (0.87%) Back Office
11 27 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.65%) Publishing
12 21 (0.65%) Marketing
13 15 (0.47%) French Language
13 15 (0.47%) Front Office
14 10 (0.31%) Electronics
14 10 (0.31%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.22%) Military
16 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 641 (19.99%) Analyst
2 304 (9.48%) Architect
3 274 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 239 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 224 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 222 (6.92%) Service Analyst
7 220 (6.86%) Consultant
8 212 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 186 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 182 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
11 168 (5.24%) Project Manager
12 148 (4.61%) Desktop Support
13 122 (3.80%) Administrator
14 114 (3.55%) Citrix Engineer
15 102 (3.18%) Technical Architect
16 91 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
16 91 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 87 (2.71%) 1st Line Support
18 86 (2.68%) Network Engineer
18 86 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.31%) .NET
2 78 (2.43%) Application Packaging
3 65 (2.03%) Web Services
4 37 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 36 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 34 (1.06%) HTML
6 34 (1.06%) SOAP
7 33 (1.03%) Middleware
8 24 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 22 (0.69%) JSP
10 16 (0.50%) REST
11 14 (0.44%) XML
12 13 (0.41%) CSS
13 11 (0.34%) WCF
14 10 (0.31%) SAML
14 10 (0.31%) Software Packaging
15 9 (0.28%) CSS3
15 9 (0.28%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.25%) OAuth
17 7 (0.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 452 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 233 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 173 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 165 (5.14%) Clustering
5 121 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 121 (3.77%) Fat Client
6 80 (2.49%) PKI
7 75 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 65 (2.03%) Replication
9 50 (1.56%) Visualisation
10 39 (1.22%) NHS
11 38 (1.18%) Computer Science
12 31 (0.97%) iPad
13 28 (0.87%) iPhone
14 27 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 25 (0.78%) PDA
15 25 (0.78%) User Experience
15 25 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 23 (0.72%) BYOD
17 18 (0.56%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2091 (65.20%) Windows
2 824 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 709 (22.11%) Windows 7
4 554 (17.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 536 (16.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 287 (8.95%) Linux
6 287 (8.95%) Windows XP
7 210 (6.55%) UNIX
8 148 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 58 (1.81%) AIX
10 54 (1.68%) Solaris
11 53 (1.65%) Android
12 50 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 38 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 35 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 33 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.87%) Windows Vista
17 21 (0.65%) CentOS
17 21 (0.65%) Windows 2000
18 17 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (21.33%) ITIL
2 413 (12.88%) Migration
3 218 (6.80%) Project Management
4 166 (5.18%) Service Management
5 151 (4.71%) Incident Management
6 137 (4.27%) Service Delivery
7 134 (4.18%) Change Management
8 125 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 112 (3.49%) PRINCE2
10 103 (3.21%) Load Balancing
11 98 (3.06%) Configuration Management
12 90 (2.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 90 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
13 82 (2.56%) Problem Management
14 79 (2.46%) Server Building
15 76 (2.37%) Change Control
16 70 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
17 64 (2.00%) TOGAF
18 61 (1.90%) Information Security
19 58 (1.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 423 (13.19%) SQL
2 246 (7.67%) PowerShell
3 88 (2.74%) Java
4 78 (2.43%) JavaScript
5 70 (2.18%) VBScript
6 58 (1.81%) Python
7 48 (1.50%) Perl
7 48 (1.50%) R
8 42 (1.31%) C#
8 42 (1.31%) VB
9 36 (1.12%) PHP
10 33 (1.03%) C
11 27 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 25 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.53%) Ruby
14 16 (0.50%) VBA
15 4 (0.12%) C++
16 3 (0.094%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.094%) Jython
17 2 (0.062%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 336 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 305 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 232 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 226 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (6.45%) MCSE
6 126 (3.93%) Degree
7 118 (3.68%) Citrix Certification
8 117 (3.65%) CCNA
9 106 (3.31%) CCNP
10 94 (2.93%) MCITP
11 93 (2.90%) MCP
12 87 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 80 (2.49%) DV Cleared
14 78 (2.43%) MCSA
15 71 (2.21%) CCA
16 55 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
17 45 (1.40%) ISTQB
18 44 (1.37%) MCTS
19 38 (1.18%) CCSE
20 30 (0.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (6.11%) SLA
2 51 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (1.47%) QA
4 19 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.41%) COBIT
6 10 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.062%) GxP
9 2 (0.062%) HL7
9 2 (0.062%) DICOM
10 1 (0.031%) TickIT
System Software
1 1458 (45.46%) Active Directory
2 813 (25.35%) XenApp
3 788 (24.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 356 (11.10%) XenDesktop
5 306 (9.54%) vSphere
6 298 (9.29%) Hyper-V
7 290 (9.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 176 (5.49%) VMware ESX
9 126 (3.93%) XenServer
10 104 (3.24%) Terminal Services
11 80 (2.49%) Xen
12 69 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
13 52 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 35 (1.09%) Terminal Server
15 22 (0.69%) vCloud
16 21 (0.65%) VMware Server
16 21 (0.65%) MetaFrame
17 19 (0.59%) ISA Server
18 15 (0.47%) ProxySG
19 13 (0.41%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 475 (14.81%) SCCM
2 110 (3.43%) SCOM
3 80 (2.49%) Backup Exec
4 72 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (1.50%) StatsD
6 44 (1.37%) Puppet
7 41 (1.28%) EdgeSight
8 39 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
9 35 (1.09%) Tivoli
10 32 (1.00%) WSUS
11 29 (0.90%) Netcool
11 29 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 29 (0.90%) XenMobile
11 29 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 28 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
13 27 (0.84%) HP SIM
14 26 (0.81%) NetBackup
15 25 (0.78%) ARCserve
16 23 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1524 (47.52%) VMware
2 1248 (38.91%) Microsoft
3 576 (17.96%) Cisco
4 421 (13.13%) HP
5 269 (8.39%) Oracle
6 203 (6.33%) Symantec
7 197 (6.14%) AppSense
8 171 (5.33%) CheckPoint
9 164 (5.11%) NetApp
10 139 (4.33%) Dell
11 135 (4.21%) IBM
12 130 (4.05%) Lotus
13 121 (3.77%) Juniper
14 109 (3.40%) McAfee
15 101 (3.15%) EMC
16 91 (2.84%) F5
17 89 (2.78%) SAP
18 70 (2.18%) Red Hat
18 70 (2.18%) Remedy
19 60 (1.87%) Apple
Hertfordshire
LA International
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £375 - £395 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £160 - £190 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £160 - £190 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago