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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 63 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1628 1616 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.82% 3.12% 3.28%
As % of the Vendors category 6.32% 6.75% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 902 804
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 171 226
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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
25756 23945 24354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.65% 46.26% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15204 13647 12559
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £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 1263 1170 1383
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -3 1548 £315 -3.07% 458
London -12 672 £325 -7.60% 169
South East -6 294 £300 -7.69% 68
City of London -11 158 £350 -6.73% 57
East of England +18 152 £225 -16.27% 27
North West +5 122 £310 +16.98% 51
South West -7 109 £325 +21.49% 49
Hampshire +14 97 £288 -30.30% 22
Berkshire +24 86 £350 +20.68% 12
West Midlands +5 73 £275 - 36
Manchester +11 60 £357 +42.60% 30
Cambridgeshire +27 54 £169 -44.89% 10
Scotland -18 53 £329 +1.15% 14
Essex -1 48 £205 -13.68% 5
Yorkshire +2 47 £331 +20.45% 39
Buckinghamshire -4 44 £200 -37.50% 8
East Midlands -12 43 £425 +269.56% 10
Milton Keynes -8 37 £200 -38.46%
Reading +20 33 £400 +37.93% 5
Gloucestershire -9 32 £363 +20.83% 10
North East -16 29 £238 -8.65% 4
Surrey -37 29 £300 - 10
Cambridge +23 28 £163 -53.57% 7
Lancashire -2 27 £275 -9.83% 4
Bristol -12 27 £419 +86.11% 9
Colchester +4 26 £150 -39.69% 1
West Yorkshire -4 23 £315 - 25
Hertfordshire -4 20 £320 -3.03% 9
Cheshire -23 19 £300 +11.11% 12
Southampton +8 18 £215 -52.22% 10

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2281 (70.08%) Windows
2 1565 (48.08%) Active Directory
3 1414 (43.44%) VMware
4 1253 (38.49%) Microsoft
5 941 (28.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 851 (26.14%) Windows 7
7 847 (26.02%) XenApp
8 733 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 695 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 665 (20.43%) MS Exchange
11 617 (18.96%) ITIL
12 576 (17.70%) MS Office
13 521 (16.01%) Finance
14 477 (14.65%) SAN
15 468 (14.38%) MS Excel
16 462 (14.19%) SCCM
17 448 (13.76%) Security Cleared
18 445 (13.67%) DNS
19 443 (13.61%) Cisco
20 427 (13.12%) Windows XP
21 424 (13.03%) HP
22 419 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
23 403 (12.38%) Firewall
24 388 (11.92%) XenDesktop
25 383 (11.77%) SQL
26 353 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
27 348 (10.69%) Blackberry
28 341 (10.48%) SC Cleared
29 322 (9.89%) DHCP
30 308 (9.46%) WAN

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 665 (20.43%) MS Exchange
2 296 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 207 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 183 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 165 (5.07%) IIS
6 142 (4.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 141 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 129 (3.96%) IBM Notes
9 95 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 86 (2.64%) Lync
11 71 (2.18%) Apache
12 41 (1.26%) WebLogic
13 39 (1.20%) Tomcat
14 37 (1.14%) WebSphere
15 36 (1.11%) WorkSite
16 28 (0.86%) JBoss
16 28 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
17 25 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
18 19 (0.58%) GlassFish
19 16 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 576 (17.70%) MS Office
2 468 (14.38%) MS Excel
3 32 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.65%) MS Project
6 3 (0.092%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 57 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.40%) assyst
5 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.12%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.092%) Eikon
7 3 (0.092%) Kondor+
8 2 (0.061%) Maximo
8 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.061%) RMDS
8 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.061%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.031%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.031%) Sage 300 ERP
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.031%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.031%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.031%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 81 (2.49%) Office 365
2 30 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.37%) IaaS
5 11 (0.34%) SaaS
6 8 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
8 5 (0.15%) PaaS
9 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 477 (14.65%) SAN
2 445 (13.67%) DNS
3 403 (12.38%) Firewall
4 322 (9.89%) DHCP
5 308 (9.46%) WAN
6 303 (9.31%) LAN
7 287 (8.82%) NetScaler
8 251 (7.71%) TCP/IP
9 215 (6.61%) VPN
10 118 (3.63%) Internet
11 109 (3.35%) NAS
12 106 (3.26%) VoIP
13 96 (2.95%) Wireless
13 96 (2.95%) VLAN
14 81 (2.49%) Network Security
14 81 (2.49%) IPsec
15 66 (2.03%) MPLS
16 59 (1.81%) BGP
17 57 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (1.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 62 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (0.98%) MySQL
4 26 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 24 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 23 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (0.68%) DB2
8 21 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.31%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (0.25%) MS Access
12 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.15%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.12%) Big Data
16 3 (0.092%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 82 (2.52%) MSI
2 19 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 18 (0.55%) Hudson
4 17 (0.52%) InstallShield
5 16 (0.49%) AdminStudio
6 15 (0.46%) Subversion
7 14 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (0.40%) JIRA
9 10 (0.31%) WinRunner
9 10 (0.31%) TestDirector
9 10 (0.31%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.092%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.092%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.092%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.092%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.061%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.061%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.061%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 521 (16.01%) Finance
2 216 (6.64%) Banking
3 112 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 101 (3.10%) Law
5 73 (2.24%) Legal
6 58 (1.78%) Retail
7 38 (1.17%) Back Office
7 38 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.01%) Advertising
9 29 (0.89%) Publishing
10 25 (0.77%) Local Government
11 21 (0.65%) Front Office
12 18 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.55%) French Language
13 17 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.52%) Games
14 16 (0.49%) Marketing
15 13 (0.40%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 754 (23.16%) Analyst
2 299 (9.19%) Support Analyst
3 268 (8.23%) Support Engineer
4 260 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 240 (7.37%) Service Analyst
6 233 (7.16%) Service Desk Analyst
7 206 (6.33%) Consultant
8 189 (5.81%) Desktop Support
9 185 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 181 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 169 (5.19%) Architect
12 167 (5.13%) Administrator
13 142 (4.36%) Project Manager
14 135 (4.15%) Citrix Engineer
15 104 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
16 103 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
17 92 (2.83%) Help Desk Analyst
18 91 (2.80%) Network Engineer
19 85 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
20 84 (2.58%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.76%) Application Packaging
2 69 (2.12%) .NET
3 62 (1.90%) HTML
4 60 (1.84%) Middleware
5 50 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 50 (1.54%) JSP
6 43 (1.32%) Web Services
7 21 (0.65%) LAMP
8 20 (0.61%) SOAP
9 17 (0.52%) Regular Expression
10 12 (0.37%) Software Packaging
11 8 (0.25%) XML
12 7 (0.22%) CSS
13 6 (0.18%) ADSI
14 5 (0.15%) REST
14 5 (0.15%) MSMQ
15 4 (0.12%) ODBC
15 4 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (0.092%) HTML5
16 3 (0.092%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 348 (10.69%) Blackberry
2 197 (6.05%) Clustering
3 162 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 154 (4.73%) Thin Client
4 154 (4.73%) Fat Client
5 73 (2.24%) Replication
6 60 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 48 (1.47%) iPad
8 41 (1.26%) PDA
9 38 (1.17%) PKI
10 33 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 23 (0.71%) iPhone
12 22 (0.68%) NHS
13 20 (0.61%) Smartphone
14 19 (0.58%) Open Source
15 18 (0.55%) Computer Science
16 17 (0.52%) Statistics
16 17 (0.52%) Online Games
17 16 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
17 16 (0.49%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2281 (70.08%) Windows
2 941 (28.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 851 (26.14%) Windows 7
4 695 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 427 (13.12%) Windows XP
6 419 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 300 (9.22%) Linux
8 199 (6.11%) UNIX
9 128 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 82 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 75 (2.30%) Solaris
12 66 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 58 (1.78%) Windows 2000
14 50 (1.54%) AIX
15 49 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 37 (1.14%) CentOS
17 33 (1.01%) Android
17 33 (1.01%) Apple iOS
18 21 (0.65%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (18.96%) ITIL
2 272 (8.36%) Migration
3 161 (4.95%) Service Management
3 161 (4.95%) Incident Management
4 147 (4.52%) Change Management
5 141 (4.33%) Project Management
6 123 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 101 (3.10%) Load Balancing
8 97 (2.98%) Service Delivery
9 78 (2.40%) Configuration Management
10 74 (2.27%) Problem Management
11 68 (2.09%) PRINCE2
12 58 (1.78%) Change Control
13 54 (1.66%) Knowledge Management
13 54 (1.66%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (1.60%) E-Commerce
15 49 (1.51%) Document Management
16 48 (1.47%) Test Scripting
17 47 (1.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 383 (11.77%) SQL
2 208 (6.39%) PowerShell
3 85 (2.61%) VBScript
4 71 (2.18%) VB
5 64 (1.97%) C
6 58 (1.78%) Java
7 52 (1.60%) JavaScript
8 45 (1.38%) Perl
9 30 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 23 (0.71%) PHP
11 21 (0.65%) VBA
12 20 (0.61%) Ruby
13 19 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.49%) C#
15 9 (0.28%) Korn
15 9 (0.28%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.18%) C++
17 4 (0.12%) Python
18 3 (0.092%) RPG IV
18 3 (0.092%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 448 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 353 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 341 (10.48%) SC Cleared
4 233 (7.16%) MCSE
5 137 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (3.53%) MCP
7 111 (3.41%) DV Cleared
8 104 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
9 94 (2.89%) MCITP
10 89 (2.73%) CCNA
11 81 (2.49%) ISTQB
12 77 (2.37%) Degree
13 73 (2.24%) CCA
14 68 (2.09%) MCSA
15 63 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 60 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
17 58 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 53 (1.63%) CCNP
19 44 (1.35%) MCTS
20 30 (0.92%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (6.45%) SLA
2 35 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 20 (0.61%) QA
4 14 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.061%) COBIT
System Software
1 1565 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 847 (26.02%) XenApp
3 733 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 388 (11.92%) XenDesktop
5 282 (8.66%) vSphere
6 254 (7.80%) Hyper-V
7 230 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 210 (6.45%) XenServer
9 209 (6.42%) VMware ESX
10 132 (4.06%) Terminal Services
11 104 (3.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 84 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
13 55 (1.69%) Xen
14 51 (1.57%) NFS
15 41 (1.26%) ISA Server
16 40 (1.23%) MetaFrame
17 28 (0.86%) Terminal Server
18 26 (0.80%) UAG
19 23 (0.71%) VMware Server
20 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 462 (14.19%) SCCM
2 129 (3.96%) SCOM
3 97 (2.98%) Backup Exec
4 74 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 69 (2.12%) Tivoli
6 53 (1.63%) WSUS
7 46 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 46 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 42 (1.29%) Netcool
9 39 (1.20%) HP SIM
10 31 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 31 (0.95%) XenMobile
10 31 (0.95%) EdgeSight
11 30 (0.92%) Puppet
12 29 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
13 28 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
14 24 (0.74%) BladeLogic
15 23 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
15 23 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1414 (43.44%) VMware
2 1253 (38.49%) Microsoft
3 443 (13.61%) Cisco
4 424 (13.03%) HP
5 227 (6.97%) Oracle
6 191 (5.87%) Symantec
7 162 (4.98%) NetApp
8 160 (4.92%) AppSense
9 138 (4.24%) IBM
10 129 (3.96%) Lotus
11 122 (3.75%) CheckPoint
12 108 (3.32%) Dell
13 100 (3.07%) EMC
14 98 (3.01%) Red Hat
15 94 (2.89%) Juniper
16 92 (2.83%) Remedy
17 91 (2.80%) Veritas
18 65 (2.00%) CA
19 64 (1.97%) F5
20 63 (1.94%) Altiris
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £250 per day £250 Day Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
City of York Council
Rate: From £27,611 to £32,081 per annum (Grade 9, Level 1 - 4)
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470 - £520 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £390.00 - £429.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday