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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 63 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1618 1642 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.89% 2.91% 3.21%
As % of the Vendors category 6.37% 6.39% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 878 789
Average daily rate
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£357 £315 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £148 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 167 193
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.12 £39.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
25415 25693 22778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.47% 45.58% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14468 14335 12108
Average daily rate £400 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1087 1211
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 £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 1501 £363 +15.07% 390
London +2 626 £363 +7.40% 121
North West +1 238 £450 +73.07% 41
South East -31 238 £375 +25.00% 81
City of London -2 150 £390 +20.00% 27
East of England +6 128 £375 +21.35% 39
Manchester +12 96 £325 +34.02% 20
South West +26 95 £300 +7.14% 42
West Midlands +9 87 £300 +6.19% 29
Hampshire +3 83 £376 +25.33% 23
Cheshire +9 80 £650 +140.74% 13
Berkshire +5 68 £400 +33.33% 14
Scotland -7 62 £349 -0.36% 7
Warrington +17 52 £660 +234.17% 4
East Midlands +7 47 £325 +34.02% 10
Hertfordshire +18 42 £400 +89.34% 14
Yorkshire -35 41 £388 +1.63% 22
Cambridgeshire +10 39 £275 -18.51% 13
Bristol +24 37 £300 -29.41% 10
Birmingham +8 31 £321 +31.12% 14
Surrey -32 27 £335 +9.38% 19
Merseyside 0 25 £325 +30.00% 6
Havant +16 24 £400 -13.51% 1
Liverpool +5 24 £325 +51.16% 6
Essex -3 23 £301 -8.57% 3
Glasgow +6 22 £350 -12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -17 22 £358 -1.37% 15
Reading +4 21 £400 +33.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -13 21 £300 - 6
Lancashire -21 21 £230 -9.80% 1

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1961 (64.11%) Windows
2 1378 (45.05%) VMware
3 1365 (44.62%) Active Directory
4 1167 (38.15%) Microsoft
5 772 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 744 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 704 (23.01%) Windows 7
8 681 (22.26%) XenApp
9 576 (18.83%) ITIL
10 559 (18.27%) MS Exchange
11 532 (17.39%) Cisco
12 525 (17.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 523 (17.10%) Finance
14 491 (16.05%) MS Office
15 468 (15.30%) MS Excel
16 464 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 403 (13.17%) SAN
18 401 (13.11%) Firewall
18 401 (13.11%) Security Cleared
19 385 (12.59%) SQL
20 382 (12.49%) HP
21 371 (12.13%) DNS
21 371 (12.13%) Migration
22 366 (11.96%) SCCM
23 352 (11.51%) XenDesktop
24 317 (10.36%) Windows XP
25 286 (9.35%) WAN
25 286 (9.35%) Linux
25 286 (9.35%) SC Cleared
26 284 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 559 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 258 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 235 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 139 (4.54%) IIS
5 135 (4.41%) IBM Notes
6 108 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 105 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 100 (3.27%) Lync
9 89 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 89 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 52 (1.70%) Apache
11 36 (1.18%) Node.js
12 34 (1.11%) WorkSite
13 25 (0.82%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.65%) WebSphere
15 19 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
16 18 (0.59%) Confluence
16 18 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 18 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.56%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 491 (16.05%) MS Office
2 468 (15.30%) MS Excel
3 44 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.08%) MS Project
6 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 50 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.26%) Maximo
3 8 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.16%) RMDS
6 4 (0.13%) assyst
7 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.098%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.065%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.065%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.033%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.033%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.033%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.033%) Eikon
9 1 (0.033%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 121 (3.96%) Office 365
2 98 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 54 (1.77%) IaaS
5 30 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.72%) SaaS
7 10 (0.33%) PaaS
8 9 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.23%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.033%) GitHub
12 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 403 (13.17%) SAN
2 401 (13.11%) Firewall
3 371 (12.13%) DNS
4 286 (9.35%) WAN
5 279 (9.12%) DHCP
6 260 (8.50%) LAN
7 244 (7.98%) NetScaler
8 235 (7.68%) VPN
9 217 (7.09%) Network Security
10 206 (6.73%) TCP/IP
11 155 (5.07%) Cisco ASA
12 125 (4.09%) BGP
13 115 (3.76%) OSPF
13 115 (3.76%) IPsec
14 107 (3.50%) NAS
15 104 (3.40%) Internet
16 102 (3.33%) VoIP
17 87 (2.84%) Wireless
18 80 (2.62%) VLAN
19 73 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (1.70%) Big Data
5 48 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 47 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 45 (1.47%) Hadoop
8 31 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 30 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 29 (0.95%) MySQL
11 24 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (0.56%) Relational Database
15 11 (0.36%) DB2
16 7 (0.23%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
18 4 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
18 4 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 50 (1.63%) MSI
2 27 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.85%) Hudson
4 23 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (0.69%) WinRunner
5 21 (0.69%) TestDirector
5 21 (0.69%) JIRA
6 19 (0.62%) Subversion
7 18 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.29%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.16%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.098%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.098%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.098%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.065%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.033%) LoadUI
General
1 523 (17.10%) Finance
2 136 (4.45%) Banking
3 109 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 78 (2.55%) Law
5 65 (2.12%) Legal
6 48 (1.57%) Retail
7 35 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.92%) Local Government
8 28 (0.92%) French Language
9 26 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 26 (0.85%) Advertising
10 24 (0.78%) Back Office
11 23 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.75%) Marketing
12 18 (0.59%) Publishing
13 17 (0.56%) Games
14 8 (0.26%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.23%) German Language
15 7 (0.23%) Electronics
16 3 (0.098%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 658 (21.51%) Analyst
2 255 (8.34%) Architect
3 247 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 235 (7.68%) Support Engineer
5 229 (7.49%) Support Analyst
6 225 (7.36%) Service Analyst
7 222 (7.26%) Consultant
8 215 (7.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 173 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 158 (5.17%) Desktop Support
11 151 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
12 136 (4.45%) Project Manager
13 120 (3.92%) Citrix Engineer
14 108 (3.53%) Network Engineer
15 95 (3.11%) Technical Architect
16 90 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
17 89 (2.91%) Wintel Engineer
18 86 (2.81%) Desktop Engineer
19 82 (2.68%) Administrator
20 79 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (3.33%) .NET
2 78 (2.55%) Application Packaging
3 43 (1.41%) HTML
3 43 (1.41%) Web Services
4 40 (1.31%) SOAP
5 37 (1.21%) AngularJS
6 36 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 36 (1.18%) Middleware
7 33 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 31 (1.01%) JSP
9 12 (0.39%) REST
10 11 (0.36%) CSS
11 10 (0.33%) XML
11 10 (0.33%) SAML
11 10 (0.33%) LAMP
11 10 (0.33%) CSS3
12 9 (0.29%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.26%) Regular Expression
13 8 (0.26%) OAuth
14 7 (0.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 253 (8.27%) Blackberry
2 186 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (5.62%) Clustering
4 125 (4.09%) Thin Client
4 125 (4.09%) Fat Client
5 77 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.09%) PKI
7 60 (1.96%) Replication
8 46 (1.50%) Visualisation
9 45 (1.47%) PDA
10 35 (1.14%) iPad
11 34 (1.11%) Computer Science
12 31 (1.01%) iPhone
13 25 (0.82%) User Experience
13 25 (0.82%) NHS
14 24 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.75%) BYOD
16 20 (0.65%) Open Source
16 20 (0.65%) CMDB
17 19 (0.62%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1961 (64.11%) Windows
2 744 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 704 (23.01%) Windows 7
4 525 (17.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 464 (15.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 317 (10.36%) Windows XP
7 286 (9.35%) Linux
8 175 (5.72%) UNIX
9 148 (4.84%) Windows 8
10 65 (2.12%) Solaris
11 59 (1.93%) AIX
12 41 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 39 (1.27%) Windows Vista
15 35 (1.14%) Android
16 33 (1.08%) CentOS
17 29 (0.95%) Apple iOS
18 26 (0.85%) Windows 2000
19 21 (0.69%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (18.83%) ITIL
2 371 (12.13%) Migration
3 186 (6.08%) Project Management
4 181 (5.92%) Service Management
5 154 (5.03%) Change Management
6 138 (4.51%) Incident Management
7 121 (3.96%) Service Delivery
8 119 (3.89%) Load Balancing
9 116 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 111 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
11 99 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 98 (3.20%) PRINCE2
13 71 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
14 69 (2.26%) E-Commerce
14 69 (2.26%) Problem Management
15 64 (2.09%) Capacity Planning
15 64 (2.09%) Knowledge Management
16 63 (2.06%) Software Testing
17 59 (1.93%) Change Control
18 53 (1.73%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 385 (12.59%) SQL
2 193 (6.31%) PowerShell
3 83 (2.71%) Java
3 83 (2.71%) JavaScript
4 74 (2.42%) VBScript
5 44 (1.44%) R
6 42 (1.37%) Python
7 41 (1.34%) C
8 36 (1.18%) Perl
9 31 (1.01%) VBA
10 30 (0.98%) VB
11 29 (0.95%) C#
12 28 (0.92%) PHP
13 27 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 24 (0.78%) Ruby
15 6 (0.20%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.16%) C++
17 3 (0.098%) Jython
18 2 (0.065%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.065%) XPath
Qualifications
1 401 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 286 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 284 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 216 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (6.51%) MCSE
6 116 (3.79%) Degree
7 115 (3.76%) CCNP
8 109 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 103 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
9 103 (3.37%) MCP
10 94 (3.07%) MCITP
11 89 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 82 (2.68%) CCNA
13 81 (2.65%) ISTQB
14 80 (2.62%) MCSA
15 76 (2.48%) CCA
16 55 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 51 (1.67%) MCTS
18 50 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
18 50 (1.63%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (6.51%) SLA
2 41 (1.34%) QA
3 40 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.26%) COBIT
7 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.065%) GxP
8 2 (0.065%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.033%) TickIT
System Software
1 1365 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 772 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 681 (22.26%) XenApp
4 352 (11.51%) XenDesktop
5 263 (8.60%) Hyper-V
6 248 (8.11%) vSphere
7 211 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 170 (5.56%) VMware ESX
9 127 (4.15%) Terminal Services
10 124 (4.05%) XenServer
11 62 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
12 60 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 44 (1.44%) Xen
14 29 (0.95%) Terminal Server
15 24 (0.78%) vCloud
16 22 (0.72%) ISA Server
17 21 (0.69%) MetaFrame
18 19 (0.62%) NFS
18 19 (0.62%) VMware Server
19 18 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 366 (11.96%) SCCM
2 115 (3.76%) SCOM
3 68 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 47 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 46 (1.50%) EdgeSight
7 45 (1.47%) StatsD
8 43 (1.41%) Netcool
9 41 (1.34%) Puppet
10 40 (1.31%) Tivoli
11 36 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 33 (1.08%) SCVMM
13 31 (1.01%) NetBackup
14 30 (0.98%) WSUS
15 28 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
15 28 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
15 28 (0.92%) HP SIM
15 28 (0.92%) XenMobile
16 24 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
17 22 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1378 (45.05%) VMware
2 1167 (38.15%) Microsoft
3 532 (17.39%) Cisco
4 382 (12.49%) HP
5 233 (7.62%) Oracle
6 175 (5.72%) AppSense
7 162 (5.30%) NetApp
8 161 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 142 (4.64%) Lotus
10 139 (4.54%) Symantec
11 132 (4.32%) Dell
12 112 (3.66%) IBM
13 111 (3.63%) F5
14 93 (3.04%) Juniper
15 91 (2.97%) Red Hat
16 86 (2.81%) EMC
17 85 (2.78%) McAfee
18 81 (2.65%) Veritas
19 66 (2.16%) Blue Coat
20 65 (2.12%) Remedy
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £200-250/day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Haymarket Media Group
Rate: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Reed Professional Services
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago