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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 70 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1576 1654 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.76% 3.02% 3.44%
As % of the Vendors category 6.31% 6.73% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 950 969
Average daily rate
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£320 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £463 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 189 191
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £28.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -4 1467 £320 - 358
London -1 635 £350 +2.94% 138
South East -8 284 £338 +12.50% 64
City of London -15 173 £350 +16.66% 27
North West -1 170 £284 +7.07% 51
East of England +9 164 £300 -14.28% 24
Manchester +23 82 £289 +5.00% 20
Hampshire +16 73 £330 +1.53% 10
Scotland -21 60 £281 -13.52% 7
South West -26 60 £263 -26.05% 27
Berkshire -27 55 £350 +9.37% 7
Yorkshire -26 53 £250 -21.87% 17
West Midlands -16 51 £300 - 27
Surrey -7 48 £350 +12.90% 26
Hertfordshire +14 40 £425 +6.25% 11
Essex -15 38 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +10 34 £323 +19.44% 4
Merseyside +11 29 £223 +11.25% 5
Cambridgeshire -16 29 £288 +35.29% 10
Norfolk +19 28 £175 -33.96% 1
East Midlands -24 28 £325 - 5
Bedfordshire +26 27 £300 -22.58%
Cheshire -19 27 £300 +15.38% 22
Milton Keynes +9 26 £338 +60.71% 2
Liverpool +9 24 £223 +34.84% 4
Glasgow +11 21 £300 -6.25% 3
Birmingham +11 20 £275 -8.48% 13
Wales +6 20 £376 +20.40% 6
Colchester -1 20 £410 +26.15% 1
Reading -11 20 £475 +52.00% 5

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2096 (65.71%) Windows
2 1530 (47.96%) VMware
3 1471 (46.11%) Active Directory
4 1217 (38.15%) Microsoft
5 854 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 851 (26.68%) XenApp
7 771 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 704 (22.07%) Windows 7
9 700 (21.94%) ITIL
10 587 (18.40%) MS Exchange
11 583 (18.28%) Finance
12 577 (18.09%) Cisco
13 570 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 562 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 495 (15.52%) SCCM
16 471 (14.76%) MS Office
17 449 (14.08%) MS Excel
18 440 (13.79%) Data Centre
19 434 (13.61%) SAN
20 425 (13.32%) SQL
21 421 (13.20%) Migration
22 417 (13.07%) HP
23 412 (12.92%) Firewall
24 405 (12.70%) DNS
25 373 (11.69%) WAN
25 373 (11.69%) XenDesktop
26 332 (10.41%) LAN
27 326 (10.22%) vSphere
28 324 (10.16%) DHCP
29 305 (9.56%) Microsoft App-V

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 587 (18.40%) MS Exchange
2 290 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 288 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 143 (4.48%) Lync
5 141 (4.42%) IIS
6 137 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 113 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 100 (3.13%) IBM Notes
8 100 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 80 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 36 (1.13%) Node.js
11 30 (0.94%) WorkSite
12 26 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.60%) Apache
13 19 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
16 10 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 471 (14.76%) MS Office
2 449 (14.08%) MS Excel
3 42 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.91%) MS Project
6 12 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.094%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) Windchill
9 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.66%) Maximo
3 17 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.34%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.13%) assyst
8 4 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.13%) Kondor+
8 4 (0.13%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.13%) RMDS
9 3 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.094%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.063%) SAP CCM
10 2 (0.063%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.063%) Remedy AR System
10 2 (0.063%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 181 (5.67%) Office 365
2 114 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (1.76%) IaaS
5 51 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (0.97%) SaaS
7 19 (0.60%) PaaS
8 11 (0.34%) Google Apps
9 8 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.031%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.031%) Yammer
12 1 (0.031%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 434 (13.61%) SAN
2 412 (12.92%) Firewall
3 405 (12.70%) DNS
4 373 (11.69%) WAN
5 332 (10.41%) LAN
6 324 (10.16%) DHCP
7 246 (7.71%) NetScaler
8 216 (6.77%) VPN
9 209 (6.55%) TCP/IP
10 194 (6.08%) Network Security
11 113 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
12 111 (3.48%) NAS
13 103 (3.23%) VLAN
14 100 (3.13%) Wireless
15 96 (3.01%) VoIP
16 93 (2.92%) MPLS
17 87 (2.73%) Internet
18 80 (2.51%) BGP
19 71 (2.23%) OSPF
20 70 (2.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
2 63 (1.97%) Oracle Database
3 60 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (1.79%) Big Data
5 54 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 50 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 48 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 38 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 35 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.56%) MySQL
13 13 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.34%) DB2
14 11 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (1.76%) MSI
2 13 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.34%) Hudson
3 11 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.31%) HP UFT
4 10 (0.31%) Subversion
5 9 (0.28%) WinRunner
5 9 (0.28%) TestDirector
6 8 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 8 (0.25%) JIRA
7 7 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.19%) AdminStudio
8 6 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (0.16%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.094%) ClearCase
General
1 583 (18.28%) Finance
2 152 (4.76%) Banking
3 97 (3.04%) Law
4 79 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 65 (2.04%) Legal
6 46 (1.44%) Local Government
7 45 (1.41%) Retail
8 40 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.00%) Back Office
11 25 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.72%) Advertising
12 23 (0.72%) Publishing
13 18 (0.56%) Marketing
14 16 (0.50%) French Language
15 14 (0.44%) Front Office
16 12 (0.38%) Electronics
17 11 (0.34%) Dutch Language
18 8 (0.25%) Military
19 6 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 629 (19.72%) Analyst
2 308 (9.66%) Architect
3 277 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 244 (7.65%) Support Engineer
5 220 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 216 (6.77%) Support Analyst
6 216 (6.77%) Consultant
7 211 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
8 191 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 184 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 177 (5.55%) Project Manager
11 149 (4.67%) Desktop Support
12 133 (4.17%) Administrator
13 116 (3.64%) Citrix Engineer
14 99 (3.10%) Technical Architect
15 91 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
16 89 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 84 (2.63%) Network Engineer
18 83 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
18 83 (2.60%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.95%) .NET
2 83 (2.60%) Application Packaging
3 59 (1.85%) Web Services
4 37 (1.16%) AngularJS
5 36 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 29 (0.91%) Middleware
7 26 (0.82%) HTML
8 25 (0.78%) SOAP
9 17 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 16 (0.50%) XML
11 15 (0.47%) JSP
11 15 (0.47%) REST
12 13 (0.41%) WCF
13 12 (0.38%) CSS
14 11 (0.34%) EDI
15 10 (0.31%) SAML
15 10 (0.31%) EDIFACT
15 10 (0.31%) Software Packaging
16 9 (0.28%) .NET Framework
17 8 (0.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 440 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 229 (7.18%) Blackberry
3 167 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 161 (5.05%) Clustering
5 121 (3.79%) Thin Client
5 121 (3.79%) Fat Client
6 75 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.29%) PKI
8 60 (1.88%) Replication
9 52 (1.63%) Visualisation
10 50 (1.57%) NHS
11 35 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 29 (0.91%) iPhone
12 29 (0.91%) iPad
13 28 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 26 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 25 (0.78%) User Experience
15 25 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (0.75%) Data Integration
17 21 (0.66%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2096 (65.71%) Windows
2 854 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 704 (22.07%) Windows 7
4 570 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 562 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 271 (8.50%) Linux
7 265 (8.31%) Windows XP
8 190 (5.96%) UNIX
9 140 (4.39%) Windows 8
10 64 (2.01%) Android
11 53 (1.66%) Solaris
12 51 (1.60%) AIX
13 49 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 38 (1.19%) Apple iOS
15 36 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 23 (0.72%) Windows 2000
18 22 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.41%) CentOS
19 13 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (21.94%) ITIL
2 421 (13.20%) Migration
3 221 (6.93%) Project Management
4 157 (4.92%) Service Management
5 149 (4.67%) Incident Management
6 137 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 136 (4.26%) Change Management
8 120 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 112 (3.51%) PRINCE2
10 95 (2.98%) Configuration Management
11 93 (2.92%) Load Balancing
12 92 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 90 (2.82%) Problem Management
14 84 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
15 80 (2.51%) Server Building
16 78 (2.45%) Change Control
17 68 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
18 61 (1.91%) CRM
19 59 (1.85%) TOGAF
20 53 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 425 (13.32%) SQL
2 272 (8.53%) PowerShell
3 81 (2.54%) Java
4 76 (2.38%) VBScript
5 71 (2.23%) JavaScript
6 55 (1.72%) Python
7 48 (1.50%) R
8 46 (1.44%) VB
9 45 (1.41%) Perl
10 39 (1.22%) C#
11 31 (0.97%) PHP
12 27 (0.85%) C
13 26 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.38%) VBA
16 10 (0.31%) Ruby
17 4 (0.13%) C++
17 4 (0.13%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.094%) Korn
18 3 (0.094%) Jython
Qualifications
1 302 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 299 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 221 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
4 208 (6.52%) MCSE
5 198 (6.21%) SC Cleared
6 123 (3.86%) Degree
6 123 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
7 115 (3.61%) CCNA
8 101 (3.17%) CCNP
9 86 (2.70%) MCP
10 84 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 83 (2.60%) MCSA
12 81 (2.54%) MCITP
13 72 (2.26%) DV Cleared
13 72 (2.26%) CCA
14 58 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (1.29%) MCTS
16 33 (1.03%) CCEE
17 31 (0.97%) ISTQB
17 31 (0.97%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (6.05%) SLA
2 51 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.25%) QA
4 21 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.41%) COBIT
6 10 (0.31%) HL7
6 10 (0.31%) DICOM
7 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.031%) TickIT
System Software
1 1471 (46.11%) Active Directory
2 851 (26.68%) XenApp
3 771 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 373 (11.69%) XenDesktop
5 326 (10.22%) vSphere
6 305 (9.56%) Hyper-V
6 305 (9.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 177 (5.55%) VMware ESX
8 128 (4.01%) XenServer
9 100 (3.13%) Terminal Services
10 84 (2.63%) Xen
11 79 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
12 57 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 37 (1.16%) Terminal Server
14 22 (0.69%) vCloud
15 21 (0.66%) VMware Server
15 21 (0.66%) MetaFrame
16 20 (0.63%) ISA Server
17 16 (0.50%) ProxySG
18 13 (0.41%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 495 (15.52%) SCCM
2 112 (3.51%) SCOM
3 82 (2.57%) Backup Exec
4 67 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (1.50%) StatsD
6 42 (1.32%) Tivoli
7 38 (1.19%) EdgeSight
8 36 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (1.03%) Puppet
9 33 (1.03%) NetBackup
10 32 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 31 (0.97%) WSUS
11 31 (0.97%) XenMobile
12 26 (0.82%) Netcool
12 26 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 26 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 25 (0.78%) HP SIM
13 25 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
14 23 (0.72%) ARCserve
15 22 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1530 (47.96%) VMware
2 1217 (38.15%) Microsoft
3 577 (18.09%) Cisco
4 417 (13.07%) HP
5 267 (8.37%) Oracle
6 211 (6.61%) Symantec
7 190 (5.96%) AppSense
8 160 (5.02%) NetApp
9 158 (4.95%) CheckPoint
10 139 (4.36%) IBM
11 134 (4.20%) Dell
12 119 (3.73%) Juniper
13 111 (3.48%) Lotus
14 103 (3.23%) EMC
15 102 (3.20%) McAfee
16 96 (3.01%) F5
17 87 (2.73%) SAP
18 73 (2.29%) Remedy
19 62 (1.94%) Apple
20 57 (1.79%) SolarWinds
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £395 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 17 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18.50 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
KPRS Limited
Rate: Top Market
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £75k - 90k per year + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 2 days ago