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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 61 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1667 1813 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 3.39% 3.00%
As % of the Vendors category 6.39% 7.23% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1023 882
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 £165 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.44% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 183 154
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%

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
26091 25084 26860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.92% 46.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14644 13917 13650
Average daily rate £386 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +2.66%
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 1121 1122 1341
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -10 1516 £320 -1.53% 450
London -7 648 £340 +3.03% 141
South East -6 306 £318 -4.15% 113
City of London +17 196 £320 -13.51% 56
North West +3 163 £300 - 47
East of England -23 113 £345 +4.54% 30
West Midlands +3 100 £300 +7.14% 22
Scotland +16 95 £322 +3.82% 11
Berkshire 0 92 £300 -17.80% 28
South West -16 87 £325 -1.51% 42
Hampshire -16 75 £325 +1.56% 27
Manchester +13 62 £333 +10.83% 31
Lancashire 0 57 £275 -5.98% 3
Yorkshire +2 51 £233 -15.45% 34
Cambridgeshire +22 47 £330 +76.00% 13
Surrey -13 44 £325 +4.00% 26
Essex -9 40 £350 +3.70% 4
Reading +12 38 £300 -17.80% 14
Cambridge +14 36 £253 +34.66% 8
East Midlands -14 36 £325 +18.18% 15
Buckinghamshire -13 30 £170 -47.69% 7
Cheshire -3 28 £270 -41.62% 10
West Yorkshire +2 27 £200 -27.27% 21
Milton Keynes -13 25 £160 -50.76% 3
Leeds +16 24 £200 -20.00% 17
Birmingham -7 24 £335 +26.41% 10
Wiltshire -11 22 £413 -13.15% 4
Worcestershire +11 21 £309 +30.00% 2
Colchester -3 21 £244 -37.09% 3
Glasgow -14 21 £313 -7.40% 4

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2387 (72.64%) Windows
2 1520 (46.26%) Active Directory
3 1394 (42.42%) VMware
4 1271 (38.68%) Microsoft
5 976 (29.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 949 (28.88%) Windows 7
7 919 (27.97%) XenApp
8 703 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 669 (20.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 669 (20.36%) MS Exchange
10 623 (18.96%) ITIL
11 541 (16.46%) MS Office
12 509 (15.49%) Finance
13 505 (15.37%) SCCM
14 485 (14.76%) Cisco
15 453 (13.79%) Security Cleared
16 452 (13.76%) Windows XP
17 422 (12.84%) DNS
17 422 (12.84%) SAN
18 415 (12.63%) SQL
19 410 (12.48%) XenDesktop
20 407 (12.39%) Firewall
21 406 (12.36%) MS Excel
22 395 (12.02%) HP
23 377 (11.47%) Blackberry
24 359 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
25 352 (10.71%) SC Cleared
26 339 (10.32%) Microsoft App-V
27 332 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
28 329 (10.01%) Exchange Server 2010

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 669 (20.36%) MS Exchange
2 329 (10.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 214 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 179 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 161 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 132 (4.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 115 (3.50%) IIS
8 97 (2.95%) IBM Notes
9 82 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 80 (2.43%) Lync
11 50 (1.52%) Apache
12 43 (1.31%) WebSphere
13 41 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
15 31 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
15 31 (0.94%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.94%) WebLogic
16 21 (0.64%) WorkSite
17 15 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 541 (16.46%) MS Office
2 406 (12.36%) MS Excel
3 21 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.49%) MS Project
4 16 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.64%) assyst
3 21 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.30%) JDE OneWorld
5 8 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 6 (0.18%) Eikon
8 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
9 3 (0.091%) Adaptiv
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.061%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.061%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.030%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (2.92%) Office 365
2 35 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.58%) IaaS
5 11 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.33%) SaaS
6 7 (0.21%) PaaS
6 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 422 (12.84%) DNS
1 422 (12.84%) SAN
2 407 (12.39%) Firewall
3 325 (9.89%) DHCP
4 298 (9.07%) WAN
4 298 (9.07%) LAN
5 259 (7.88%) NetScaler
6 201 (6.12%) VPN
7 191 (5.81%) TCP/IP
8 108 (3.29%) Internet
9 107 (3.26%) Wireless
10 103 (3.13%) VoIP
11 95 (2.89%) Network Security
12 92 (2.80%) VLAN
13 80 (2.43%) NAS
14 65 (1.98%) BGP
14 65 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
15 59 (1.80%) IPsec
16 57 (1.73%) MPLS
17 55 (1.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 61 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (1.07%) MySQL
4 33 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 24 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.46%) DB2
8 15 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.33%) MS Access
11 11 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 86 (2.62%) MSI
2 27 (0.82%) InstallShield
3 25 (0.76%) AdminStudio
4 22 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.61%) Hudson
5 20 (0.61%) JIRA
6 18 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 18 (0.55%) Subversion
7 17 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 13 (0.40%) WinRunner
8 13 (0.40%) TestDirector
9 8 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
10 7 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.18%) JMeter
11 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.091%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.061%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 509 (15.49%) Finance
2 229 (6.97%) Banking
3 103 (3.13%) Law
4 92 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 70 (2.13%) Legal
6 63 (1.92%) Retail
7 46 (1.40%) Publishing
8 37 (1.13%) Local Government
8 37 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.13%) Advertising
9 29 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.85%) Front Office
10 28 (0.85%) Back Office
11 20 (0.61%) Dutch Language
11 20 (0.61%) Marketing
12 15 (0.46%) French Language
13 11 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.24%) Games
15 4 (0.12%) German Language
16 3 (0.091%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 632 (19.23%) Analyst
2 282 (8.58%) Support Engineer
3 281 (8.55%) Support Analyst
4 229 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 208 (6.33%) Service Analyst
6 204 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 197 (6.00%) Architect
8 194 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 193 (5.87%) Desktop Support
10 190 (5.78%) Administrator
11 171 (5.20%) Consultant
12 158 (4.81%) Project Manager
13 154 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
14 144 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
15 134 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
16 114 (3.47%) 1st Line Support
17 88 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
18 87 (2.65%) Network Engineer
18 87 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
19 86 (2.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.16%) Application Packaging
2 63 (1.92%) .NET
3 55 (1.67%) Middleware
4 51 (1.55%) Web Services
5 46 (1.40%) HTML
6 39 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 38 (1.16%) JSP
8 23 (0.70%) LAMP
9 19 (0.58%) SOAP
10 14 (0.43%) Software Packaging
11 11 (0.33%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.27%) jQuery
12 9 (0.27%) XML
13 6 (0.18%) ODBC
13 6 (0.18%) CSS
13 6 (0.18%) ADSI
14 5 (0.15%) WCF
15 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 3 (0.091%) X-Windows
16 3 (0.091%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 377 (11.47%) Blackberry
2 188 (5.72%) Thin Client
2 188 (5.72%) Fat Client
3 170 (5.17%) Clustering
4 52 (1.58%) PKI
5 50 (1.52%) Replication
6 47 (1.43%) iPad
7 40 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.03%) iPhone
9 32 (0.97%) PDA
10 31 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 27 (0.82%) Open Source
12 24 (0.73%) Handset
13 21 (0.64%) AS400
13 21 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 21 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.61%) iSeries
15 19 (0.58%) EqualLogic
16 18 (0.55%) Hedge funds
16 18 (0.55%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2387 (72.64%) Windows
2 976 (29.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 949 (28.88%) Windows 7
4 669 (20.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 452 (13.76%) Windows XP
6 359 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 306 (9.31%) Linux
8 183 (5.57%) UNIX
9 114 (3.47%) Windows 8
10 112 (3.41%) Windows Vista
11 76 (2.31%) Solaris
12 68 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 56 (1.70%) Windows 2000
14 51 (1.55%) AIX
15 44 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 37 (1.13%) Android
17 31 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (0.70%) CentOS
19 21 (0.64%) Ubuntu
20 20 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (18.96%) ITIL
2 288 (8.76%) Migration
3 149 (4.53%) Incident Management
4 148 (4.50%) Service Management
5 147 (4.47%) Change Management
6 139 (4.23%) Project Management
7 124 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 92 (2.80%) Load Balancing
9 87 (2.65%) PRINCE2
10 83 (2.53%) Service Delivery
11 73 (2.22%) Configuration Management
12 72 (2.19%) E-Commerce
13 68 (2.07%) Problem Management
14 52 (1.58%) Software Deployment
15 50 (1.52%) Mentoring
16 47 (1.43%) Change Control
17 43 (1.31%) ITSM
18 42 (1.28%) User Acceptance Testing
19 41 (1.25%) CRM
20 40 (1.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 415 (12.63%) SQL
2 210 (6.39%) PowerShell
3 83 (2.53%) VBScript
4 74 (2.25%) VB
5 67 (2.04%) C
6 53 (1.61%) Java
7 45 (1.37%) Perl
8 38 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 28 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 26 (0.79%) PHP
11 22 (0.67%) Ruby
11 22 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 15 (0.46%) C#
13 13 (0.40%) VBA
14 7 (0.21%) Python
14 7 (0.21%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.18%) Korn
16 5 (0.15%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 453 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 352 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 332 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 209 (6.36%) MCSE
5 160 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (3.50%) MCP
7 114 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
8 108 (3.29%) DV Cleared
9 105 (3.20%) CCNA
10 102 (3.10%) MCITP
11 86 (2.62%) CCNP
12 80 (2.43%) CCA
13 77 (2.34%) Degree
14 75 (2.28%) MCSA
15 66 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 54 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
17 53 (1.61%) ISTQB
18 43 (1.31%) MCTS
19 35 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 35 (1.07%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (5.57%) SLA
2 36 (1.10%) QA
3 33 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.091%) COBIT
7 3 (0.091%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1520 (46.26%) Active Directory
2 919 (27.97%) XenApp
3 703 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 410 (12.48%) XenDesktop
5 339 (10.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 275 (8.37%) vSphere
7 254 (7.73%) XenServer
8 230 (7.00%) Hyper-V
9 189 (5.75%) VMware ESX
10 118 (3.59%) Terminal Services
11 92 (2.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 89 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
13 48 (1.46%) Xen
14 38 (1.16%) MetaFrame
15 34 (1.03%) ISA Server
16 30 (0.91%) VMware Server
17 28 (0.85%) UAG
18 27 (0.82%) NFS
19 26 (0.79%) Terminal Server
20 20 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 505 (15.37%) SCCM
2 129 (3.93%) SCOM
3 112 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 58 (1.77%) NetBackup
5 50 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 47 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 46 (1.40%) WSUS
8 44 (1.34%) Tivoli
9 37 (1.13%) Netcool
10 33 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
11 29 (0.88%) Puppet
11 29 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 28 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
13 26 (0.79%) ARCserve
14 24 (0.73%) XenMobile
15 23 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
16 22 (0.67%) WMI
17 19 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 16 (0.49%) BladeLogic
18 16 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1394 (42.42%) VMware
2 1271 (38.68%) Microsoft
3 485 (14.76%) Cisco
4 395 (12.02%) HP
5 231 (7.03%) Oracle
6 207 (6.30%) AppSense
7 195 (5.93%) Symantec
8 160 (4.87%) NetApp
9 130 (3.96%) EMC
10 126 (3.83%) Dell
11 122 (3.71%) IBM
12 119 (3.62%) CheckPoint
13 108 (3.29%) Red Hat
14 99 (3.01%) Lotus
15 94 (2.86%) Remedy
16 91 (2.77%) Juniper
17 81 (2.47%) McAfee
17 81 (2.47%) Apple
18 70 (2.13%) Altiris
19 65 (1.98%) CA
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