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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 61 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1697 1760 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.94% 3.33% 3.01%
As % of the Vendors category 6.42% 7.16% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 977 878
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £173 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 184 173
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.02 £31.56 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%

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
26439 24591 27314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.74% 46.58% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14927 13785 13902
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1177 1101 1383
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 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 22 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 22 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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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 1561 £325 -1.51% 481
London -9 689 £350 +3.70% 178
South East -8 296 £320 -8.83% 99
City of London +10 192 £340 -9.33% 63
North West -1 153 £300 - 46
East of England -10 126 £260 -16.80% 32
West Midlands +12 95 £303 +8.03% 28
South West -25 91 £325 -2.62% 41
Scotland +9 86 £313 +0.80% 12
Hampshire -16 85 £325 +0.77% 20
Berkshire +8 80 £319 -15.00% 21
Manchester +3 57 £350 +7.69% 26
Lancashire +1 57 £300 -3.22% 6
Cambridgeshire +29 51 £190 +1.33% 14
Yorkshire 0 47 £313 +13.63% 30
East Midlands -5 45 £325 +18.18% 13
Reading +25 39 £300 -22.07% 11
Essex -10 39 £340 +41.66% 4
Surrey -16 38 £330 -2.58% 29
Cambridge +13 37 £163 -13.33% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 37 £173 -46.51% 7
Milton Keynes +3 32 £165 -5.71% 3
Colchester -2 25 £238 -38.70% 2
Birmingham -12 23 £360 +41.17% 10
Edinburgh +3 22 £170 -62.22% 1
West Yorkshire -6 22 £240 -12.72% 18
Wiltshire -12 22 £419 -11.84% 4
Cheshire -20 22 £295 -8.52% 10
Glasgow -11 21 £275 -13.38% 4
Bristol -6 20 £450 +0.55% 10

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 2427 (72.93%) Windows
2 1555 (46.72%) Active Directory
3 1413 (42.46%) VMware
4 1279 (38.43%) Microsoft
5 983 (29.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 969 (29.12%) Windows 7
7 914 (27.46%) XenApp
8 705 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 688 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 673 (20.22%) MS Exchange
11 621 (18.66%) ITIL
12 561 (16.86%) MS Office
13 551 (16.56%) Finance
14 520 (15.63%) SCCM
15 469 (14.09%) Cisco
16 450 (13.52%) Security Cleared
17 447 (13.43%) Windows XP
18 438 (13.16%) DNS
19 417 (12.53%) SAN
20 415 (12.47%) HP
21 413 (12.41%) MS Excel
22 403 (12.11%) SQL
22 403 (12.11%) Firewall
23 400 (12.02%) XenDesktop
24 378 (11.36%) Blackberry
25 370 (11.12%) Windows Server 2012
26 349 (10.49%) SC Cleared
27 340 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
28 329 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
29 327 (9.83%) DHCP

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 673 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 329 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 215 (6.46%) SharePoint
4 180 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 159 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 138 (4.15%) IIS
7 137 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 109 (3.28%) IBM Notes
9 85 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 75 (2.25%) Lync
11 64 (1.92%) Apache
12 48 (1.44%) WebSphere
13 38 (1.14%) Tomcat
14 36 (1.08%) WebLogic
14 36 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
15 32 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
16 29 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
17 26 (0.78%) WorkSite
18 17 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (0.48%) GlassFish
Applications
1 561 (16.86%) MS Office
2 413 (12.41%) MS Excel
3 26 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.48%) MS Project
6 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 44 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.69%) assyst
2 23 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.30%) JDE OneWorld
5 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 5 (0.15%) Eikon
8 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
9 3 (0.090%) Adaptiv
9 3 (0.090%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.090%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.060%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.060%) ReMetrica
10 2 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.060%) Maximo
10 2 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 101 (3.03%) Office 365
2 33 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.57%) 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 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 438 (13.16%) DNS
2 417 (12.53%) SAN
3 403 (12.11%) Firewall
4 327 (9.83%) DHCP
5 306 (9.19%) LAN
6 305 (9.16%) WAN
7 259 (7.78%) NetScaler
8 217 (6.52%) TCP/IP
9 206 (6.19%) VPN
10 113 (3.40%) VoIP
11 110 (3.31%) Internet
12 101 (3.03%) Wireless
13 100 (3.00%) VLAN
14 90 (2.70%) Network Security
15 80 (2.40%) NAS
16 63 (1.89%) BGP
17 61 (1.83%) IPsec
18 60 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (1.71%) MPLS
19 57 (1.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (1.14%) MySQL
4 29 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 24 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (0.57%) DB2
8 18 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (0.36%) MS Access
14 11 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
17 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (2.70%) MSI
2 29 (0.87%) InstallShield
3 26 (0.78%) AdminStudio
4 23 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 22 (0.66%) Hudson
6 17 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 17 (0.51%) Subversion
7 16 (0.48%) JIRA
8 14 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (0.39%) LoadRunner
10 10 (0.30%) WinRunner
10 10 (0.30%) TestDirector
11 8 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
12 7 (0.21%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.090%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.090%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.090%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 2 (0.060%) Ant
15 2 (0.060%) Oracle APEX
General
1 551 (16.56%) Finance
2 248 (7.45%) Banking
3 108 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 106 (3.19%) Law
5 77 (2.31%) Legal
6 65 (1.95%) Retail
7 44 (1.32%) Publishing
8 42 (1.26%) Advertising
9 40 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 36 (1.08%) Local Government
11 32 (0.96%) Back Office
12 29 (0.87%) Front Office
13 25 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.60%) Marketing
15 17 (0.51%) Dutch Language
16 16 (0.48%) French Language
17 13 (0.39%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.24%) Games
19 5 (0.15%) German Language
19 5 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 667 (20.04%) Analyst
2 284 (8.53%) Support Analyst
3 276 (8.29%) Support Engineer
4 231 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 221 (6.64%) Service Analyst
6 217 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 210 (6.31%) Architect
8 202 (6.07%) Desktop Support
9 194 (5.83%) Administrator
10 190 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 168 (5.05%) Consultant
12 158 (4.75%) Project Manager
13 148 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
14 144 (4.33%) Citrix Engineer
15 139 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
16 113 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
17 90 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
17 90 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 89 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
19 86 (2.58%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (3.43%) Application Packaging
2 63 (1.89%) Middleware
3 59 (1.77%) .NET
4 49 (1.47%) HTML
5 43 (1.29%) Web Services
6 41 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 40 (1.20%) JSP
8 25 (0.75%) LAMP
9 17 (0.51%) SOAP
10 16 (0.48%) Software Packaging
11 12 (0.36%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.27%) jQuery
12 9 (0.27%) XML
13 7 (0.21%) ODBC
14 6 (0.18%) CSS
14 6 (0.18%) ADSI
15 5 (0.15%) X-Windows
16 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
17 3 (0.090%) Ajax
17 3 (0.090%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 378 (11.36%) Blackberry
2 192 (5.77%) Clustering
3 181 (5.44%) Thin Client
3 181 (5.44%) Fat Client
4 153 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (1.74%) Replication
6 49 (1.47%) PKI
7 48 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 46 (1.38%) iPad
9 35 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 33 (0.99%) PDA
11 29 (0.87%) iPhone
12 22 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 21 (0.63%) AS400
13 21 (0.63%) Handset
13 21 (0.63%) Open Source
14 20 (0.60%) iSeries
14 20 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.57%) CMDB
15 19 (0.57%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2427 (72.93%) Windows
2 983 (29.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 969 (29.12%) Windows 7
4 688 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 447 (13.43%) Windows XP
6 370 (11.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 303 (9.10%) Linux
8 184 (5.53%) UNIX
9 123 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 113 (3.40%) Windows Vista
11 81 (2.43%) Solaris
12 67 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 65 (1.95%) Windows 2000
14 48 (1.44%) AIX
15 46 (1.38%) Apple iOS
16 41 (1.23%) Android
17 36 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
18 27 (0.81%) CentOS
19 23 (0.69%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.66%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (18.66%) ITIL
2 284 (8.53%) Migration
3 152 (4.57%) Incident Management
3 152 (4.57%) Service Management
4 140 (4.21%) Project Management
4 140 (4.21%) Change Management
5 131 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 96 (2.88%) Load Balancing
7 95 (2.85%) Service Delivery
8 80 (2.40%) Configuration Management
8 80 (2.40%) PRINCE2
9 75 (2.25%) E-Commerce
10 73 (2.19%) Problem Management
11 52 (1.56%) Software Deployment
12 51 (1.53%) Mentoring
13 50 (1.50%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (1.41%) CRM
14 47 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
15 43 (1.29%) Document Management
16 41 (1.23%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 403 (12.11%) SQL
2 199 (5.98%) PowerShell
3 85 (2.55%) VBScript
4 76 (2.28%) VB
5 71 (2.13%) C
6 57 (1.71%) Java
7 51 (1.53%) Perl
8 40 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 30 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 27 (0.81%) PHP
11 24 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 23 (0.69%) Ruby
13 13 (0.39%) C#
14 11 (0.33%) VBA
15 9 (0.27%) Korn
16 8 (0.24%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.15%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.15%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.12%) Python
19 3 (0.090%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 450 (13.52%) Security Cleared
2 349 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 340 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 216 (6.49%) MCSE
5 152 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
7 111 (3.34%) MCP
8 110 (3.31%) DV Cleared
9 104 (3.13%) MCITP
10 103 (3.09%) CCNA
11 81 (2.43%) Degree
12 76 (2.28%) CCA
12 76 (2.28%) CCNP
13 67 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 66 (1.98%) MCSA
15 61 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
16 55 (1.65%) ISTQB
17 41 (1.23%) MCTS
18 39 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 36 (1.08%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (5.65%) SLA
2 36 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 31 (0.93%) QA
4 17 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 1555 (46.72%) Active Directory
2 914 (27.46%) XenApp
3 705 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 400 (12.02%) XenDesktop
5 323 (9.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 276 (8.29%) vSphere
7 242 (7.27%) XenServer
8 240 (7.21%) Hyper-V
9 202 (6.07%) VMware ESX
10 120 (3.61%) Terminal Services
11 95 (2.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 88 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
13 50 (1.50%) Xen
14 41 (1.23%) NFS
15 38 (1.14%) MetaFrame
16 36 (1.08%) ISA Server
17 30 (0.90%) VMware Server
17 30 (0.90%) UAG
18 26 (0.78%) Terminal Server
19 22 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 520 (15.63%) SCCM
2 132 (3.97%) SCOM
3 123 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 68 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 55 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 55 (1.65%) Tivoli
6 50 (1.50%) WSUS
7 48 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 35 (1.05%) Netcool
9 33 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 30 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 30 (0.90%) Puppet
11 29 (0.87%) ARCserve
12 27 (0.81%) XenMobile
13 26 (0.78%) HP SIM
14 21 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
14 21 (0.63%) WMI
15 20 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (0.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 19 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1413 (42.46%) VMware
2 1279 (38.43%) Microsoft
3 469 (14.09%) Cisco
4 415 (12.47%) HP
5 233 (7.00%) Oracle
6 202 (6.07%) Symantec
7 192 (5.77%) AppSense
8 167 (5.02%) NetApp
9 140 (4.21%) EMC
10 134 (4.03%) IBM
11 120 (3.61%) CheckPoint
12 115 (3.46%) Dell
13 111 (3.34%) Lotus
14 107 (3.22%) Red Hat
15 102 (3.06%) Remedy
16 99 (2.97%) Juniper
17 72 (2.16%) Apple
18 69 (2.07%) McAfee
18 69 (2.07%) Veritas
18 69 (2.07%) Altiris
Preston, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £14 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £230 to £260 per day 3 Months Contract
Posted: 19 hours ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £400 to £450
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £23 to £25 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £140 - 155 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: From £240 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group UK
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago