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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 69 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1625 1627 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.74% 2.92% 3.39%
As % of the Vendors category 6.23% 6.39% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 956 1007
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £301 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 188 183
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.36 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%

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
26088 25475 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.91% 45.77% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15433 14202 13497
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1086 1101
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.46 £19.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 -1 1513 £325 +1.56% 358
London +5 663 £350 - 113
South East -6 311 £325 +3.17% 53
East of England +29 168 £357 +3.40% 34
North West -10 158 £305 +1.80% 40
City of London -20 150 £375 +17.18% 19
Hampshire +4 82 £340 +4.61% 11
Manchester -1 75 £311 -7.08% 19
Scotland -31 61 £270 -16.92% 12
Surrey +9 60 £350 +8.52% 14
Yorkshire -23 57 £250 +11.11% 24
Berkshire -23 57 £320 +6.66% 12
West Midlands -29 53 £350 +16.66% 27
Hertfordshire +34 50 £425 +23.18% 20
South West -35 48 £175 -46.15% 47
Essex +1 47 £375 +8.69% 2
East Midlands -4 37 £368 +13.07% 11
Bedfordshire +35 32 £300 -40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 29 £338 +77.63% 5
West Yorkshire -27 29 £273 +36.25% 18
Gosport +17 27 £420 -11.57% 1
Merseyside +9 27 £300 +50.00% 5
Leeds -24 26 £330 +65.00% 15
Cambridgeshire -25 26 £289 -16.30% 9
Reading -23 25 £450 +50.00% 6
Milton Keynes -10 23 £350 +105.88% 2
Cheshire -10 23 £300 +11.11% 13
Liverpool +11 22 £300 +50.00% 5
Kent +4 20 £375 +7.14% 1
Edinburgh -15 20 £325 +76.87% 5

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2105 (67.58%) Windows
2 1495 (47.99%) VMware
3 1468 (47.13%) Active Directory
4 1177 (37.78%) Microsoft
5 871 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 843 (27.06%) XenApp
7 730 (23.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 717 (23.02%) Windows 7
9 691 (22.18%) ITIL
10 605 (19.42%) Finance
11 591 (18.97%) Cisco
12 570 (18.30%) MS Exchange
13 540 (17.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 527 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 514 (16.50%) SCCM
16 470 (15.09%) MS Office
17 431 (13.84%) Data Centre
18 428 (13.74%) SAN
19 426 (13.68%) SQL
20 422 (13.55%) MS Excel
21 410 (13.16%) HP
22 398 (12.78%) DNS
23 390 (12.52%) Migration
24 384 (12.33%) Firewall
25 368 (11.81%) WAN
25 368 (11.81%) XenDesktop
26 340 (10.91%) vSphere
27 324 (10.40%) LAN
27 324 (10.40%) DHCP
28 309 (9.92%) SQL Server

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 570 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 287 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 279 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 145 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 140 (4.49%) Lync
6 125 (4.01%) IIS
7 111 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 108 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 91 (2.92%) IBM Notes
10 77 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 42 (1.35%) Node.js
12 33 (1.06%) WorkSite
13 27 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
16 15 (0.48%) Apache
16 15 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.32%) OpenStack
19 8 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 470 (15.09%) MS Office
2 422 (13.55%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.48%) MS Project
6 13 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.096%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.032%) Windchill
9 1 (0.032%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.74%) Maximo
3 17 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.35%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.16%) Adaptiv
9 4 (0.13%) RMDS
9 4 (0.13%) assyst
9 4 (0.13%) Kondor+
9 4 (0.13%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.096%) SAP CCM
10 3 (0.096%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.096%) Remedy AR System
10 3 (0.096%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.064%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 179 (5.75%) Office 365
2 114 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (1.86%) IaaS
5 57 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 32 (1.03%) SaaS
7 20 (0.64%) PaaS
8 10 (0.32%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.032%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.032%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 428 (13.74%) SAN
2 398 (12.78%) DNS
3 384 (12.33%) Firewall
4 368 (11.81%) WAN
5 324 (10.40%) DHCP
5 324 (10.40%) LAN
6 247 (7.93%) NetScaler
7 227 (7.29%) TCP/IP
8 190 (6.10%) VPN
9 189 (6.07%) Network Security
10 110 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (3.27%) VLAN
12 101 (3.24%) Wireless
13 97 (3.11%) MPLS
14 95 (3.05%) VoIP
15 92 (2.95%) NAS
16 81 (2.60%) Internet
17 73 (2.34%) SSL
18 67 (2.15%) BGP
19 61 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.09%) Oracle Database
4 62 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (1.99%) Big Data
5 60 (1.93%) Hadoop
5 60 (1.93%) MongoDB
6 54 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 36 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (0.77%) DB2
10 22 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 19 (0.61%) MySQL
12 16 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 54 (1.73%) MSI
2 11 (0.35%) AdminStudio
3 9 (0.29%) Subversion
3 9 (0.29%) JIRA
3 9 (0.29%) LoadRunner
4 8 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
6 6 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.16%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.13%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
8 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.13%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.096%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.096%) WinRunner
9 3 (0.096%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.096%) SoapUI
General
1 605 (19.42%) Finance
2 158 (5.07%) Banking
3 106 (3.40%) Law
4 71 (2.28%) Legal
4 71 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.48%) Back Office
6 44 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 42 (1.35%) Local Government
8 41 (1.32%) Retail
9 33 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.74%) Advertising
12 20 (0.64%) Publishing
13 17 (0.55%) Front Office
14 16 (0.51%) Marketing
14 16 (0.51%) French Language
15 13 (0.42%) Electronics
16 11 (0.35%) Military
17 8 (0.26%) Dutch Language
18 4 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 618 (19.84%) Analyst
2 285 (9.15%) Architect
2 285 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 259 (8.31%) Support Engineer
4 226 (7.26%) Support Analyst
5 210 (6.74%) Service Analyst
6 202 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 197 (6.32%) Consultant
8 189 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 183 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support
10 165 (5.30%) Desktop Support
11 163 (5.23%) Project Manager
12 131 (4.21%) Administrator
13 119 (3.82%) Citrix Engineer
14 99 (3.18%) Technical Architect
15 97 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
16 91 (2.92%) Network Engineer
17 86 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 84 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
19 79 (2.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.08%) .NET
2 75 (2.41%) Application Packaging
3 60 (1.93%) Web Services
4 42 (1.35%) AngularJS
4 42 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 36 (1.16%) Middleware
6 25 (0.80%) HTML
7 23 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 18 (0.58%) JSP
8 18 (0.58%) REST
9 17 (0.55%) SOAP
10 12 (0.39%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.39%) WCF
11 11 (0.35%) EDI
12 10 (0.32%) XML
12 10 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (0.32%) EDIFACT
13 9 (0.29%) X-Windows
13 9 (0.29%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 431 (13.84%) Data Centre
2 247 (7.93%) Blackberry
3 163 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 147 (4.72%) Clustering
5 108 (3.47%) Thin Client
5 108 (3.47%) Fat Client
6 73 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 70 (2.25%) PKI
8 59 (1.89%) Visualisation
9 50 (1.61%) Replication
10 49 (1.57%) NHS
11 34 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.03%) AS400
12 32 (1.03%) iSeries
13 28 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
13 28 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 28 (0.90%) User Experience
14 27 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 26 (0.83%) Data Integration
16 23 (0.74%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2105 (67.58%) Windows
2 871 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 717 (23.02%) Windows 7
4 540 (17.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 527 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 283 (9.09%) Linux
7 247 (7.93%) Windows XP
8 188 (6.04%) UNIX
9 136 (4.37%) Windows 8
10 66 (2.12%) Android
11 42 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
12 41 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (1.28%) AIX
14 38 (1.22%) Mac OS X
15 36 (1.16%) Solaris
15 36 (1.16%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.74%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.55%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.42%) HPUX
19 11 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (22.18%) ITIL
2 390 (12.52%) Migration
3 223 (7.16%) Project Management
4 149 (4.78%) Incident Management
5 140 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 129 (4.14%) Service Management
7 119 (3.82%) Change Management
8 115 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 95 (3.05%) Load Balancing
10 90 (2.89%) PRINCE2
11 82 (2.63%) Problem Management
12 74 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
13 72 (2.31%) Stakeholder Management
14 70 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
15 69 (2.22%) Server Building
16 65 (2.09%) Configuration Management
17 62 (1.99%) Change Control
18 61 (1.96%) CRM
19 60 (1.93%) TOGAF
20 52 (1.67%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 426 (13.68%) SQL
2 286 (9.18%) PowerShell
3 84 (2.70%) Java
4 78 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 73 (2.34%) VBScript
6 54 (1.73%) Python
6 54 (1.73%) R
7 46 (1.48%) VB
8 40 (1.28%) Perl
9 38 (1.22%) C#
10 26 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 25 (0.80%) C
12 21 (0.67%) PHP
13 12 (0.39%) VBA
13 12 (0.39%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.29%) Korn
15 5 (0.16%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.13%) C++
17 2 (0.064%) Jython
17 2 (0.064%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 282 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 269 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 202 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
4 193 (6.20%) MCSE
5 172 (5.52%) SC Cleared
6 122 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
7 121 (3.88%) Degree
8 110 (3.53%) CCNA
9 96 (3.08%) CCNP
10 84 (2.70%) MCP
11 83 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 76 (2.44%) MCSA
13 70 (2.25%) MCITP
14 69 (2.22%) CCA
15 65 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
16 63 (2.02%) DV Cleared
17 40 (1.28%) CCEE
18 30 (0.96%) MCTS
19 27 (0.87%) ISTQB
20 22 (0.71%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (5.94%) SLA
2 47 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.41%) QA
4 21 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.35%) COBIT
6 10 (0.32%) HL7
6 10 (0.32%) DICOM
7 9 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.064%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.032%) TickIT
9 1 (0.032%) COSO
System Software
1 1468 (47.13%) Active Directory
2 843 (27.06%) XenApp
3 730 (23.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 368 (11.81%) XenDesktop
5 340 (10.91%) vSphere
6 300 (9.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 292 (9.37%) Hyper-V
8 179 (5.75%) VMware ESX
9 123 (3.95%) XenServer
10 84 (2.70%) Terminal Services
11 82 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
12 81 (2.60%) Xen
13 69 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 28 (0.90%) Terminal Server
14 28 (0.90%) vCloud
15 21 (0.67%) MetaFrame
16 19 (0.61%) VMware Server
17 18 (0.58%) ISA Server
18 17 (0.55%) ProxySG
19 14 (0.45%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 514 (16.50%) SCCM
2 115 (3.69%) SCOM
3 80 (2.57%) Backup Exec
4 62 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (1.73%) StatsD
5 54 (1.73%) Tivoli
6 42 (1.35%) WSUS
7 41 (1.32%) XenMobile
8 38 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 36 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 32 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
11 30 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
12 28 (0.90%) EdgeSight
13 27 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 26 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 22 (0.71%) HP SIM
16 21 (0.67%) vMotion
16 21 (0.67%) AirWatch
16 21 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 21 (0.67%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1495 (47.99%) VMware
2 1177 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 591 (18.97%) Cisco
4 410 (13.16%) HP
5 260 (8.35%) Oracle
6 213 (6.84%) Symantec
7 187 (6.00%) AppSense
8 165 (5.30%) IBM
9 162 (5.20%) CheckPoint
10 152 (4.88%) NetApp
11 129 (4.14%) Juniper
12 128 (4.11%) Dell
13 100 (3.21%) Lotus
14 98 (3.15%) F5
15 93 (2.99%) McAfee
16 92 (2.95%) EMC
17 75 (2.41%) SAP
18 66 (2.12%) Remedy
19 62 (1.99%) Apple
20 60 (1.93%) SolarWinds
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