The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 59 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1603 1723 1763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.02% 3.39% 3.05%
As % of the Vendors category 6.61% 7.19% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 948 922
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 £163 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £467 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 193 157
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24237 23956 27028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 47.11% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 12978 13603
Average daily rate £379 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.19% +3.33%
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 1061 1209 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -6 1446 £320 -1.53% 464
London 0 622 £335 -1.10% 152
South East -21 292 £300 -9.09% 96
City of London +8 184 £300 -17.80% 50
East of England -13 132 £350 +19.65% 43
North West +1 126 £270 -12.90% 36
Berkshire -7 94 £350 +2.48% 32
South West -9 84 £355 -11.25% 39
Scotland +22 81 £325 +8.33% 21
West Midlands -4 76 £300 +0.41% 41
Essex +1 59 £394 +12.50% 2
Surrey +6 55 £300 -7.69% 16
Yorkshire -3 51 £350 +27.27% 45
Lancashire +2 50 £270 -14.96% 3
Hampshire -38 50 £315 -1.56% 19
East Midlands -9 47 £325 +20.93% 8
Cambridgeshire -2 37 £270 -16.92% 21
Cheshire -4 36 £260 -26.50% 5
Cambridge +4 34 £270 +8.00% 14
Manchester -9 32 £305 +1.66% 25
Reading -15 29 £325 -13.33% 19
Colchester -1 27 £356 -13.63% 2
West Yorkshire -4 27 £218 -20.90% 29
East Sussex +19 26 £238 -42.42% 5
Leeds +10 25 £225 -10.00% 19
West Sussex +7 24 £225 -47.05% 8
Edinburgh -12 23 £288 -28.12% 2
Gloucestershire -3 22 £288 +121.15% 8
Buckinghamshire -39 21 £270 -17.55% 3
Wales -11 19 £375 +36.36% 6

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2415 (73.81%) Windows
2 1447 (44.22%) Active Directory
3 1435 (43.86%) VMware
4 1305 (39.88%) Microsoft
5 982 (30.01%) Windows 7
6 952 (29.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 943 (28.82%) XenApp
8 722 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 662 (20.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 661 (20.20%) MS Exchange
11 632 (19.32%) ITIL
12 550 (16.81%) MS Office
13 497 (15.19%) Finance
14 492 (15.04%) SCCM
15 485 (14.82%) Cisco
16 466 (14.24%) Security Cleared
17 443 (13.54%) Windows XP
18 424 (12.96%) XenDesktop
19 420 (12.84%) MS Excel
20 405 (12.38%) Firewall
21 404 (12.35%) SQL
22 395 (12.07%) HP
23 391 (11.95%) DNS
24 386 (11.80%) SAN
25 371 (11.34%) Blackberry
26 368 (11.25%) SC Cleared
27 367 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
28 354 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
29 324 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
30 322 (9.84%) DHCP

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 661 (20.20%) MS Exchange
2 319 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 214 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 178 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 168 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 157 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 104 (3.18%) IBM Notes
8 93 (2.84%) IIS
9 85 (2.60%) Lync
10 81 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 37 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 36 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (1.07%) Apache
14 29 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.83%) Tomcat
15 27 (0.83%) WebLogic
16 26 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.55%) WorkSite
18 13 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
18 13 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 550 (16.81%) MS Office
2 420 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 28 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.64%) MS Project
5 18 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.092%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.67%) assyst
4 21 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.31%) Eikon
5 10 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (0.28%) RMDS
6 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
9 3 (0.092%) Adaptiv
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.092%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.061%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.00%) Office 365
2 29 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (0.52%) IaaS
6 9 (0.28%) SaaS
7 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.18%) PaaS
9 2 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 405 (12.38%) Firewall
2 391 (11.95%) DNS
3 386 (11.80%) SAN
4 322 (9.84%) DHCP
5 305 (9.32%) WAN
6 302 (9.23%) LAN
7 229 (7.00%) NetScaler
8 218 (6.66%) TCP/IP
9 207 (6.33%) VPN
10 118 (3.61%) Wireless
11 104 (3.18%) Internet
12 94 (2.87%) VoIP
13 86 (2.63%) Network Security
14 76 (2.32%) NAS
15 67 (2.05%) VLAN
16 66 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
16 66 (2.02%) OSPF
17 64 (1.96%) BGP
18 56 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
19 52 (1.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 73 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (1.04%) MySQL
5 33 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 23 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (0.40%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.37%) MS Access
12 11 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.18%) DB2
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (0.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 84 (2.57%) MSI
2 25 (0.76%) AdminStudio
3 24 (0.73%) LoadRunner
4 22 (0.67%) InstallShield
5 21 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 20 (0.61%) JIRA
7 17 (0.52%) TestDirector
8 16 (0.49%) Subversion
8 16 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 15 (0.46%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.43%) WinRunner
11 13 (0.40%) Hudson
12 9 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
13 8 (0.24%) ClearCase
13 8 (0.24%) JMeter
14 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
15 4 (0.12%) Selenium
15 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
16 3 (0.092%) Oracle Forms
16 3 (0.092%) StarTeam
General
1 497 (15.19%) Finance
2 212 (6.48%) Banking
3 99 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 95 (2.90%) Law
5 75 (2.29%) Legal
6 54 (1.65%) Retail
7 44 (1.34%) Publishing
8 43 (1.31%) Local Government
9 41 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 31 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 27 (0.83%) Front Office
12 26 (0.79%) Advertising
13 21 (0.64%) Dutch Language
13 21 (0.64%) Back Office
14 20 (0.61%) Marketing
15 14 (0.43%) French Language
16 11 (0.34%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.15%) Games
18 4 (0.12%) Automotive
19 3 (0.092%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 642 (19.62%) Analyst
2 299 (9.14%) Support Engineer
3 292 (8.92%) Support Analyst
4 238 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 210 (6.42%) Architect
6 199 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 198 (6.05%) Service Analyst
8 195 (5.96%) Desktop Support
9 194 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
10 167 (5.10%) Project Manager
10 167 (5.10%) Citrix Engineer
11 166 (5.07%) Consultant
12 145 (4.43%) Administrator
13 143 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
14 131 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
15 103 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
16 94 (2.87%) Server Engineer
16 94 (2.87%) Wintel Engineer
17 92 (2.81%) Applications Packager
18 89 (2.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (3.30%) Application Packaging
2 56 (1.71%) .NET
3 54 (1.65%) Middleware
4 44 (1.34%) Web Services
5 35 (1.07%) HTML
5 35 (1.07%) JSP
6 29 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 17 (0.52%) LAMP
8 16 (0.49%) SOAP
9 12 (0.37%) Software Packaging
10 9 (0.28%) jQuery
11 7 (0.21%) XML
12 6 (0.18%) ADSI
13 4 (0.12%) SAML
13 4 (0.12%) CSS
13 4 (0.12%) WCF
14 3 (0.092%) Regular Expression
14 3 (0.092%) ODBC
14 3 (0.092%) WAP
14 3 (0.092%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 371 (11.34%) Blackberry
2 218 (6.66%) Thin Client
2 218 (6.66%) Fat Client
3 144 (4.40%) Clustering
4 53 (1.62%) PKI
5 49 (1.50%) Replication
5 49 (1.50%) iPad
6 41 (1.25%) iPhone
7 37 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 27 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (0.76%) EqualLogic
10 25 (0.76%) iSeries
11 24 (0.73%) Open Source
12 23 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (0.70%) AS400
13 22 (0.67%) Handset
13 22 (0.67%) PDA
14 20 (0.61%) Mainframe
15 19 (0.58%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2415 (73.81%) Windows
2 982 (30.01%) Windows 7
3 952 (29.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 662 (20.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 443 (13.54%) Windows XP
6 324 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 297 (9.08%) Linux
8 203 (6.20%) UNIX
9 126 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 102 (3.12%) Windows Vista
11 75 (2.29%) Solaris
12 68 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 52 (1.59%) Windows 2000
14 43 (1.31%) Apple iOS
15 42 (1.28%) AIX
16 33 (1.01%) Android
17 32 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.61%) CentOS
19 17 (0.52%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (19.32%) ITIL
2 292 (8.92%) Migration
3 156 (4.77%) Project Management
4 154 (4.71%) Service Management
5 148 (4.52%) Incident Management
6 142 (4.34%) Change Management
7 116 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 113 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 95 (2.90%) Service Delivery
10 79 (2.41%) Load Balancing
11 77 (2.35%) Problem Management
12 64 (1.96%) Configuration Management
13 61 (1.86%) E-Commerce
14 56 (1.71%) ITSM
15 55 (1.68%) Software Deployment
16 49 (1.50%) Change Control
17 48 (1.47%) CRM
17 48 (1.47%) User Acceptance Testing
18 44 (1.34%) Root Cause Analysis
19 43 (1.31%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 404 (12.35%) SQL
2 233 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 82 (2.51%) VBScript
4 73 (2.23%) VB
5 61 (1.86%) C
6 45 (1.38%) Java
7 31 (0.95%) Perl
8 28 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 25 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 20 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 20 (0.61%) PHP
11 19 (0.58%) Ruby
12 13 (0.40%) VBA
13 11 (0.34%) Python
13 11 (0.34%) C#
14 9 (0.28%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.18%) VB6
16 5 (0.15%) C++
17 4 (0.12%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.092%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 466 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 368 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 354 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 214 (6.54%) MCSE
5 167 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
6 134 (4.10%) MCP
7 132 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
8 127 (3.88%) MCITP
9 104 (3.18%) CCNA
10 98 (3.00%) DV Cleared
11 93 (2.84%) CCA
12 90 (2.75%) CCNP
12 90 (2.75%) MCSA
13 84 (2.57%) Degree
14 80 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 62 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
16 50 (1.53%) MCTS
17 45 (1.38%) ISTQB
18 38 (1.16%) CCEA
19 35 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (5.56%) SLA
2 44 (1.34%) QA
3 20 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.21%) COBIT
6 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.092%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.061%) Basel III
System Software
1 1447 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 943 (28.82%) XenApp
3 722 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 424 (12.96%) XenDesktop
5 367 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 239 (7.30%) vSphere
7 237 (7.24%) Hyper-V
8 236 (7.21%) XenServer
9 185 (5.65%) VMware ESX
10 100 (3.06%) Terminal Services
11 85 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 74 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
13 59 (1.80%) Xen
14 27 (0.83%) ISA Server
14 27 (0.83%) Terminal Server
14 27 (0.83%) VMware Server
15 26 (0.79%) MetaFrame
16 23 (0.70%) UAG
17 22 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 492 (15.04%) SCCM
2 138 (4.22%) SCOM
3 103 (3.15%) Backup Exec
4 62 (1.89%) WSUS
5 47 (1.44%) NetBackup
6 45 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 44 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
8 40 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 40 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 35 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.86%) AppDNA
10 28 (0.86%) Netcool
11 24 (0.73%) Tivoli
11 24 (0.73%) ARCserve
12 21 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
12 21 (0.64%) XenMobile
13 20 (0.61%) WMI
14 19 (0.58%) Puppet
15 18 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1435 (43.86%) VMware
2 1305 (39.88%) Microsoft
3 485 (14.82%) Cisco
4 395 (12.07%) HP
5 234 (7.15%) AppSense
6 213 (6.51%) Oracle
7 170 (5.20%) Symantec
8 167 (5.10%) NetApp
9 144 (4.40%) EMC
10 126 (3.85%) Dell
11 122 (3.73%) CheckPoint
12 108 (3.30%) McAfee
13 106 (3.24%) Lotus
14 96 (2.93%) Red Hat
15 91 (2.78%) IBM
16 88 (2.69%) Apple
17 83 (2.54%) Juniper
18 82 (2.51%) Remedy
19 69 (2.11%) Sophos
19 69 (2.11%) CA
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £220 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cititec Associates Limited
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £445 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: Up to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday