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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 62 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1551 1551 1551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.86% 3.03% 3.18%
As % of the Vendors category 6.30% 6.56% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 879 738
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 157 228
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.95 £31.56 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 1455 £325 - 315
London -14 610 £350 -3.11% 104
South East +4 316 £300 - 71
City of London -12 145 £350 -6.60% 30
East of England +6 133 £270 -1.81% 27
North West -2 121 £315 +26.00% 30
Hampshire +24 110 £288 -8.00% 16
South West -6 100 £369 +41.82% 29
Berkshire +18 84 £350 +32.07% 15
Manchester +7 69 £357 +164.07% 16
West Midlands +10 63 £225 -18.18% 26
Scotland -2 60 £348 -11.68% 12
Yorkshire +4 55 £384 +24.79% 18
Buckinghamshire -1 51 £270 -15.62% 8
Essex -4 43 £275 -28.10% 4
Milton Keynes -5 41 £270 -18.49% 6
Gloucestershire -1 39 £338 +12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 38 £175 -33.33% 9
East Midlands -26 34 £400 +263.63% 8
Surrey -23 29 £300 +1.69% 12
Reading +16 28 £400 +37.93% 5
West Yorkshire -15 24 £310 -16.21% 14
Bedfordshire -5 22 £273 +10.10% 6
Bristol -6 22 £419 +135.91% 6
Hertfordshire +6 21 £501 +68.48% 6
Colchester +3 21 £150 -39.69% 3
Cheshire -14 19 £349 +26.81% 8
Lancashire -9 18 £275 -11.29% 3
Cambridge +7 17 £150 -40.00% 5
Southampton +6 17 £215 -52.22% 3

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2221 (68.98%) Windows
2 1539 (47.80%) Active Directory
3 1417 (44.01%) VMware
4 1256 (39.01%) Microsoft
5 920 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 817 (25.37%) XenApp
7 816 (25.34%) Windows 7
8 758 (23.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 656 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 616 (19.13%) MS Exchange
11 590 (18.32%) ITIL
12 584 (18.14%) MS Office
13 534 (16.58%) Finance
14 481 (14.94%) MS Excel
15 464 (14.41%) SAN
16 462 (14.35%) Cisco
16 462 (14.35%) SCCM
17 442 (13.73%) Security Cleared
18 437 (13.57%) DNS
19 426 (13.23%) Windows XP
19 426 (13.23%) Windows Server 2012
20 416 (12.92%) HP
21 398 (12.36%) Firewall
22 391 (12.14%) SQL
23 387 (12.02%) XenDesktop
24 351 (10.90%) Blackberry
25 347 (10.78%) SC Cleared
26 340 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
27 314 (9.75%) DHCP
28 300 (9.32%) NetScaler

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 616 (19.13%) MS Exchange
2 274 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 215 (6.68%) SharePoint
4 164 (5.09%) IIS
5 160 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 137 (4.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 135 (4.19%) IBM Notes
8 129 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 94 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 88 (2.73%) Lync
11 66 (2.05%) Apache
12 34 (1.06%) Tomcat
13 33 (1.02%) WebSphere
13 33 (1.02%) WorkSite
14 30 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.75%) JBoss
16 22 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
18 14 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 584 (18.14%) MS Office
2 481 (14.94%) MS Excel
3 32 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 63 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.22%) assyst
5 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.12%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.093%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.093%) Kondor+
7 3 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.093%) Eikon
8 2 (0.062%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.062%) Maximo
8 2 (0.062%) RMDS
8 2 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.031%) Agresso
9 1 (0.031%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.031%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.031%) Academy Housing
9 1 (0.031%) arcHouse
9 1 (0.031%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 89 (2.76%) Office 365
2 27 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.34%) IaaS
5 10 (0.31%) SaaS
6 6 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
7 5 (0.16%) PaaS
8 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.062%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 464 (14.41%) SAN
2 437 (13.57%) DNS
3 398 (12.36%) Firewall
4 314 (9.75%) DHCP
5 300 (9.32%) NetScaler
6 290 (9.01%) WAN
7 286 (8.88%) LAN
8 261 (8.11%) TCP/IP
9 215 (6.68%) VPN
10 112 (3.48%) Internet
11 109 (3.39%) VoIP
12 106 (3.29%) NAS
13 103 (3.20%) Network Security
14 98 (3.04%) VLAN
15 95 (2.95%) IPsec
16 89 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
17 83 (2.58%) Wireless
18 77 (2.39%) BGP
19 62 (1.93%) MPLS
20 55 (1.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (0.90%) MySQL
5 21 (0.65%) DB2
5 21 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 20 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (0.31%) MS Access
10 9 (0.28%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.16%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.16%) Big Data
13 4 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.093%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 76 (2.36%) MSI
2 18 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.53%) AdminStudio
3 17 (0.53%) Hudson
3 17 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (0.43%) Subversion
5 13 (0.40%) WinRunner
5 13 (0.40%) TestDirector
6 12 (0.37%) InstallShield
7 11 (0.34%) JIRA
8 8 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.093%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.093%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.062%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.062%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.062%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 534 (16.58%) Finance
2 216 (6.71%) Banking
3 127 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 95 (2.95%) Law
5 68 (2.11%) Legal
6 53 (1.65%) Retail
7 44 (1.37%) Back Office
8 36 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 31 (0.96%) Advertising
10 29 (0.90%) Publishing
11 26 (0.81%) Local Government
12 22 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.68%) French Language
13 21 (0.65%) Games
14 19 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.50%) Marketing
16 14 (0.43%) Front Office
17 11 (0.34%) Dutch Language
18 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 724 (22.48%) Analyst
2 281 (8.73%) Support Analyst
3 271 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 269 (8.35%) Support Engineer
5 237 (7.36%) Service Analyst
6 228 (7.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 210 (6.52%) Consultant
8 192 (5.96%) Desktop Support
9 186 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 177 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 170 (5.28%) Architect
12 142 (4.41%) Administrator
13 140 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
14 132 (4.10%) Project Manager
15 111 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
16 101 (3.14%) Network Engineer
17 100 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
18 92 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
19 88 (2.73%) Wintel Engineer
20 86 (2.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (2.73%) Application Packaging
2 73 (2.27%) .NET
3 63 (1.96%) HTML
4 54 (1.68%) Middleware
5 53 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 50 (1.55%) JSP
7 37 (1.15%) Web Services
8 23 (0.71%) SOAP
9 20 (0.62%) LAMP
10 16 (0.50%) Regular Expression
11 10 (0.31%) Software Packaging
12 7 (0.22%) CSS
12 7 (0.22%) XML
13 6 (0.19%) ODBC
13 6 (0.19%) REST
14 5 (0.16%) MSMQ
14 5 (0.16%) ADSI
15 4 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (0.093%) X-Windows
16 3 (0.093%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 351 (10.90%) Blackberry
2 208 (6.46%) Clustering
3 172 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 151 (4.69%) Fat Client
4 151 (4.69%) Thin Client
5 70 (2.17%) Replication
6 63 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.37%) PDA
8 42 (1.30%) iPad
9 37 (1.15%) PKI
10 29 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.68%) NHS
11 22 (0.68%) iPhone
12 19 (0.59%) Online Games
12 19 (0.59%) Computer Science
12 19 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 16 (0.50%) Statistics
13 16 (0.50%) CMDB
13 16 (0.50%) Open Source
13 16 (0.50%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2221 (68.98%) Windows
2 920 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 816 (25.34%) Windows 7
4 656 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 426 (13.23%) Windows XP
5 426 (13.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 287 (8.91%) Linux
7 188 (5.84%) UNIX
8 132 (4.10%) Windows 8
9 77 (2.39%) Windows Vista
10 67 (2.08%) Solaris
11 62 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (1.80%) Windows 2000
13 56 (1.74%) AIX
14 50 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 35 (1.09%) CentOS
16 28 (0.87%) Android
16 28 (0.87%) Apple iOS
17 21 (0.65%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (18.32%) ITIL
2 295 (9.16%) Migration
3 162 (5.03%) Incident Management
4 156 (4.84%) Change Management
5 155 (4.81%) Service Management
6 147 (4.57%) Project Management
7 120 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 111 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 95 (2.95%) Configuration Management
10 92 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 71 (2.20%) Knowledge Management
12 70 (2.17%) Problem Management
13 66 (2.05%) PRINCE2
13 66 (2.05%) E-Commerce
14 61 (1.89%) Test Scripting
15 60 (1.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (1.74%) Change Control
16 56 (1.74%) Mentoring
17 53 (1.65%) Line Management
18 52 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 391 (12.14%) SQL
2 218 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 91 (2.83%) VBScript
4 63 (1.96%) C
5 61 (1.89%) VB
6 58 (1.80%) Java
7 53 (1.65%) JavaScript
8 42 (1.30%) Perl
9 27 (0.84%) VBA
10 22 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 22 (0.68%) PHP
11 20 (0.62%) C#
12 18 (0.56%) Ruby
12 18 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.28%) Bourne shell
13 9 (0.28%) Korn
14 6 (0.19%) C++
15 3 (0.093%) RPG
15 3 (0.093%) Python
15 3 (0.093%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 442 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 347 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 340 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 229 (7.11%) MCSE
5 160 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 114 (3.54%) MCP
7 114 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
8 93 (2.89%) ISTQB
9 90 (2.80%) MCITP
10 85 (2.64%) CCNA
11 84 (2.61%) Degree
12 81 (2.52%) CCA
13 71 (2.20%) CCNP
13 71 (2.20%) MCSA
13 71 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 66 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 55 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (1.58%) MCTS
17 33 (1.02%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (6.58%) SLA
2 29 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.59%) QA
4 14 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.062%) COBIT
System Software
1 1539 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 817 (25.37%) XenApp
3 758 (23.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 387 (12.02%) XenDesktop
5 294 (9.13%) vSphere
6 271 (8.42%) Hyper-V
7 216 (6.71%) VMware ESX
8 215 (6.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 197 (6.12%) XenServer
10 132 (4.10%) Terminal Services
11 96 (2.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 84 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
13 51 (1.58%) NFS
14 49 (1.52%) Xen
15 39 (1.21%) MetaFrame
16 36 (1.12%) ISA Server
17 28 (0.87%) Terminal Server
18 22 (0.68%) UAG
19 21 (0.65%) VMware Server
19 21 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 462 (14.35%) SCCM
2 140 (4.35%) SCOM
3 84 (2.61%) Backup Exec
4 69 (2.14%) NetBackup
5 66 (2.05%) Tivoli
6 52 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 46 (1.43%) WSUS
8 43 (1.34%) HP SIM
8 43 (1.34%) Netcool
9 40 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 38 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
11 35 (1.09%) EdgeSight
12 33 (1.02%) XenMobile
13 29 (0.90%) Puppet
13 29 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 26 (0.81%) SCVMM
14 26 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
15 25 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
17 21 (0.65%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1417 (44.01%) VMware
2 1256 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 462 (14.35%) Cisco
4 416 (12.92%) HP
5 211 (6.55%) Oracle
6 182 (5.65%) Symantec
7 165 (5.12%) AppSense
8 158 (4.91%) NetApp
9 140 (4.35%) IBM
10 136 (4.22%) Lotus
11 130 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 108 (3.35%) Dell
13 95 (2.95%) Red Hat
14 93 (2.89%) EMC
15 91 (2.83%) Juniper
15 91 (2.83%) Veritas
16 87 (2.70%) F5
17 84 (2.61%) Remedy
18 63 (1.96%) CA
19 62 (1.93%) Altiris
UK
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago