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 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 65 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1509 1599 1477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.82% 3.06% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 6.25% 6.80% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 877 759
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 180 176
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.20 £39.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%

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
24131 23508 21489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 44.95% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14085 13312 11404
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1044 1167
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -3 1417 £350 +7.69% 443
London -7 597 £350 +7.69% 162
South East -9 243 £350 +16.66% 73
North West +6 192 £363 +39.42% 68
East of England 0 156 £288 -14.81% 36
City of London -9 149 £355 +9.23% 56
South West +15 87 £280 -28.88% 33
Cheshire +10 74 £606 +128.77% 14
Manchester +15 65 £305 +17.30% 40
West Midlands +3 61 £325 +18.18% 31
Hampshire +18 59 £350 -14.37% 13
Berkshire -20 56 £410 +17.00% 17
Warrington +8 46 £650 +215.15% 1
Scotland -33 46 £320 - 8
Hertfordshire +5 39 £400 +81.81% 13
East Midlands -11 39 £325 +8.33% 10
Yorkshire -37 37 £300 -22.58% 26
Cambridgeshire -5 36 £363 +7.40% 12
Surrey -12 36 £273 +17.83% 26
Buckinghamshire +3 33 £350 +16.66% 5
Essex -14 32 £373 -0.66% 2
Bristol +13 30 £248 -41.76% 8
Norfolk +17 28 £175 -30.34% 4
Milton Keynes +8 25 £350 +21.73% 5
East Sussex -6 24 £350 +55.55%
Merseyside +2 23 £215 +13.15% 5
Liverpool +6 22 £215 +86.95% 5
Bedfordshire +10 21 £200 -46.66% 4
Reading -5 21 £400 +30.08% 9
Birmingham +8 20 £350 +107.40% 17

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1937 (64.39%) Windows
2 1430 (47.54%) VMware
3 1356 (45.08%) Active Directory
4 1139 (37.87%) Microsoft
5 778 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 765 (25.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 722 (24.00%) XenApp
8 670 (22.27%) Windows 7
9 598 (19.88%) ITIL
10 569 (18.92%) MS Exchange
11 554 (18.42%) Finance
12 552 (18.35%) Cisco
13 512 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
14 487 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 457 (15.19%) MS Office
16 453 (15.06%) MS Excel
17 421 (14.00%) Data Centre
18 416 (13.83%) Firewall
19 413 (13.73%) HP
20 403 (13.40%) SQL
21 402 (13.36%) SAN
22 390 (12.97%) SCCM
23 389 (12.93%) DNS
24 377 (12.53%) Migration
25 365 (12.13%) Security Cleared
26 345 (11.47%) XenDesktop
27 319 (10.61%) WAN
28 297 (9.87%) DHCP
29 291 (9.67%) SharePoint
30 289 (9.61%) Windows XP

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 569 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 291 (9.67%) SharePoint
3 258 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 150 (4.99%) IIS
5 113 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 112 (3.72%) IBM Notes
7 106 (3.52%) Lync
8 96 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 90 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 90 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (1.46%) Apache
11 36 (1.20%) Node.js
12 30 (1.00%) WorkSite
13 25 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 25 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.76%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
17 15 (0.50%) Confluence
18 14 (0.47%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 457 (15.19%) MS Office
2 453 (15.06%) MS Excel
3 45 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.10%) MS Project
6 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.066%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.066%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) Windchill
8 1 (0.033%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.033%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.47%) Maximo
5 10 (0.33%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.13%) RMDS
7 4 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.13%) Kondor+
7 4 (0.13%) assyst
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.100%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.066%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 151 (5.02%) Office 365
2 112 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (1.93%) IaaS
5 41 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (0.86%) SaaS
7 16 (0.53%) PaaS
8 9 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.23%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.100%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.033%) GitHub
12 1 (0.033%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 416 (13.83%) Firewall
2 402 (13.36%) SAN
3 389 (12.93%) DNS
4 319 (10.61%) WAN
5 297 (9.87%) DHCP
6 282 (9.38%) LAN
7 233 (7.75%) NetScaler
8 232 (7.71%) VPN
9 225 (7.48%) Network Security
10 192 (6.38%) TCP/IP
11 151 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
12 113 (3.76%) BGP
13 107 (3.56%) OSPF
14 99 (3.29%) VoIP
15 95 (3.16%) NAS
16 94 (3.13%) IPsec
17 91 (3.03%) Internet
18 88 (2.93%) VLAN
19 86 (2.86%) Wireless
20 85 (2.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (1.89%) Big Data
4 56 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (1.76%) Hadoop
6 49 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 48 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 40 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (0.93%) MySQL
12 27 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (0.76%) Relational Database
14 17 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.33%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.27%) DB2
16 8 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.23%) MS Access
18 6 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
19 4 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (1.46%) MSI
2 23 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.73%) Hudson
4 19 (0.63%) Subversion
5 18 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
6 17 (0.57%) WinRunner
6 17 (0.57%) TestDirector
7 15 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.50%) JIRA
8 8 (0.27%) AdminStudio
9 6 (0.20%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.100%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.100%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.100%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.100%) ClearCase
General
1 554 (18.42%) Finance
2 133 (4.42%) Banking
3 92 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 76 (2.53%) Law
5 64 (2.13%) Legal
6 46 (1.53%) Retail
7 37 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.03%) Local Government
9 29 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.93%) Back Office
11 27 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 24 (0.80%) Advertising
13 21 (0.70%) Publishing
14 19 (0.63%) Marketing
14 19 (0.63%) French Language
15 14 (0.47%) Front Office
16 8 (0.27%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.23%) German Language
17 7 (0.23%) Games
17 7 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 609 (20.25%) Analyst
2 280 (9.31%) Architect
3 256 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 217 (7.21%) Consultant
5 215 (7.15%) Support Analyst
6 211 (7.01%) Support Engineer
7 207 (6.88%) Service Analyst
8 199 (6.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 168 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 152 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 144 (4.79%) Project Manager
12 139 (4.62%) Desktop Support
13 99 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 99 (3.29%) Network Engineer
14 97 (3.22%) Administrator
14 97 (3.22%) Citrix Engineer
15 86 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
16 85 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
17 78 (2.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 78 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (3.22%) .NET
2 85 (2.83%) Application Packaging
3 55 (1.83%) Web Services
4 38 (1.26%) SOAP
5 37 (1.23%) AngularJS
5 37 (1.23%) Middleware
6 36 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 34 (1.13%) HTML
8 22 (0.73%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.70%) JSP
10 15 (0.50%) REST
11 14 (0.47%) XML
12 13 (0.43%) CSS
13 10 (0.33%) SAML
14 9 (0.30%) CSS3
14 9 (0.30%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.27%) OAuth
15 8 (0.27%) Software Packaging
16 7 (0.23%) WCF
17 6 (0.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 421 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 231 (7.68%) Blackberry
3 170 (5.65%) Clustering
4 166 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 128 (4.26%) Thin Client
5 128 (4.26%) Fat Client
6 77 (2.56%) PKI
7 72 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 57 (1.89%) Replication
9 48 (1.60%) Visualisation
10 35 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 35 (1.16%) PDA
11 31 (1.03%) iPad
12 29 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 29 (0.96%) NHS
13 27 (0.90%) iPhone
14 25 (0.83%) User Experience
14 25 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 21 (0.70%) BYOD
15 21 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1937 (64.39%) Windows
2 778 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 670 (22.27%) Windows 7
4 512 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 487 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 289 (9.61%) Windows XP
7 268 (8.91%) Linux
8 186 (6.18%) UNIX
9 142 (4.72%) Windows 8
10 55 (1.83%) AIX
11 51 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 51 (1.70%) Solaris
12 41 (1.36%) Android
13 37 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (1.00%) Apple iOS
15 28 (0.93%) Windows Vista
16 21 (0.70%) CentOS
17 20 (0.66%) Windows 2000
18 18 (0.60%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (19.88%) ITIL
2 377 (12.53%) Migration
3 194 (6.45%) Project Management
4 172 (5.72%) Service Management
5 147 (4.89%) Incident Management
6 137 (4.55%) Change Management
7 130 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 122 (4.06%) Service Delivery
9 119 (3.96%) Load Balancing
10 114 (3.79%) Configuration Management
11 93 (3.09%) PRINCE2
12 92 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 80 (2.66%) Problem Management
14 76 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
15 72 (2.39%) Agile Software Development
15 72 (2.39%) Server Building
16 65 (2.16%) Change Control
17 60 (1.99%) E-Commerce
17 60 (1.99%) CRM
18 57 (1.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 403 (13.40%) SQL
2 229 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 89 (2.96%) Java
4 76 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 64 (2.13%) VBScript
6 54 (1.80%) Python
7 47 (1.56%) R
8 45 (1.50%) Perl
9 39 (1.30%) C
9 39 (1.30%) C#
10 37 (1.23%) VB
11 36 (1.20%) PHP
12 24 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 23 (0.76%) VBA
14 20 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.63%) Ruby
16 4 (0.13%) C++
17 3 (0.100%) Jython
18 2 (0.066%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.066%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 365 (12.13%) Security Cleared
2 279 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 254 (8.44%) SC Cleared
4 227 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (6.72%) MCSE
6 121 (4.02%) CCNP
7 118 (3.92%) Degree
8 108 (3.59%) Citrix Certification
9 96 (3.19%) DV Cleared
10 94 (3.13%) MCP
10 94 (3.13%) CCNA
11 93 (3.09%) MCITP
12 87 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 75 (2.49%) MCSA
14 67 (2.23%) CCA
15 57 (1.89%) ISTQB
16 53 (1.76%) CCSE
17 50 (1.66%) MCTS
18 46 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
19 35 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (6.32%) SLA
2 51 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.40%) QA
4 21 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.37%) COBIT
5 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.100%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.066%) GxP
9 1 (0.033%) TickIT
System Software
1 1356 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 765 (25.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 722 (24.00%) XenApp
4 345 (11.47%) XenDesktop
5 282 (9.38%) vSphere
6 256 (8.51%) Hyper-V
7 232 (7.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 177 (5.88%) VMware ESX
9 112 (3.72%) XenServer
10 105 (3.49%) Terminal Services
11 65 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
12 62 (2.06%) Xen
13 52 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 27 (0.90%) Terminal Server
15 21 (0.70%) vCloud
16 20 (0.66%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.63%) MetaFrame
18 17 (0.57%) ISA Server
19 16 (0.53%) UAG
20 15 (0.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 390 (12.97%) SCCM
2 102 (3.39%) SCOM
3 75 (2.49%) Backup Exec
4 69 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.56%) StatsD
6 44 (1.46%) EdgeSight
7 37 (1.23%) Puppet
7 37 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
8 36 (1.20%) Tivoli
9 34 (1.13%) WSUS
9 34 (1.13%) XenMobile
10 33 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
10 33 (1.10%) Netcool
11 31 (1.03%) ARCserve
12 30 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 27 (0.90%) HP SIM
13 27 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
14 22 (0.73%) AirWatch
15 20 (0.66%) SCVMM
16 19 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1430 (47.54%) VMware
2 1139 (37.87%) Microsoft
3 552 (18.35%) Cisco
4 413 (13.73%) HP
5 234 (7.78%) Oracle
6 194 (6.45%) AppSense
7 182 (6.05%) CheckPoint
8 167 (5.55%) Symantec
9 164 (5.45%) NetApp
10 138 (4.59%) Dell
11 128 (4.26%) IBM
12 120 (3.99%) Lotus
13 112 (3.72%) Juniper
14 111 (3.69%) F5
15 99 (3.29%) McAfee
16 89 (2.96%) EMC
17 73 (2.43%) Blue Coat
18 72 (2.39%) Red Hat
19 67 (2.23%) SAP
20 62 (2.06%) Remedy
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