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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 62 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1685 1706 1665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.89% 3.25% 3.06%
As % of the Vendors category 6.41% 7.04% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 948 825
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 178 184
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 £11.05 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.56 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -4 1589 £325 - 469
London -12 690 £350 +0.71% 147
South East -6 303 £325 -3.70% 106
City of London -8 168 £375 +3.44% 49
North West +5 162 £300 +9.09% 52
East of England +7 140 £225 -31.81% 32
South West -19 93 £350 +34.61% 44
Hampshire +3 85 £325 +6.90% 29
Berkshire +16 81 £325 -13.33% 29
West Midlands 0 81 £301 +13.67% 30
Manchester +24 67 £350 +21.73% 33
Scotland -8 66 £288 -11.53% 18
Cambridgeshire +36 58 £175 -53.33% 10
Buckinghamshire +10 52 £175 +6.06% 6
Lancashire +3 52 £275 -14.06% 3
East Midlands -2 47 £400 +75.82% 8
Yorkshire -7 46 £325 +3.17% 45
Milton Keynes +8 45 £175 +12.90%
Reading +15 40 £313 -14.38% 13
Essex -13 40 £169 -30.41% 4
Surrey -31 35 £300 -7.69% 21
Cambridge +25 34 £163 -60.60% 6
Colchester -2 28 £150 -61.29% 2
Bristol -11 27 £450 +100.00% 18
North East -27 27 £250 - 6
Cheshire -28 25 £300 +9.09% 12
Birmingham -5 23 £325 +25.00% 11
West Yorkshire -10 23 £319 +8.05% 31
Wiltshire -11 20 £450 +140.00% 2
Kent -9 19 £425 +9.11% 2

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2363 (70.96%) Windows
2 1593 (47.84%) Active Directory
3 1462 (43.90%) VMware
4 1284 (38.56%) Microsoft
5 986 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 922 (27.69%) Windows 7
7 913 (27.42%) XenApp
8 724 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 705 (21.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 682 (20.48%) MS Exchange
11 628 (18.86%) ITIL
12 576 (17.30%) MS Office
13 552 (16.58%) Finance
14 494 (14.83%) SCCM
15 464 (13.93%) Cisco
16 454 (13.63%) Security Cleared
17 453 (13.60%) Windows XP
18 452 (13.57%) DNS
19 449 (13.48%) MS Excel
20 443 (13.30%) SAN
21 428 (12.85%) HP
22 423 (12.70%) Firewall
23 395 (11.86%) XenDesktop
24 394 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
25 376 (11.29%) Blackberry
25 376 (11.29%) SQL
26 349 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
27 348 (10.45%) SC Cleared
28 341 (10.24%) DHCP
29 327 (9.82%) WAN

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 682 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 318 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 203 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 190 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 159 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 156 (4.68%) IIS
7 142 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 121 (3.63%) IBM Notes
9 88 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 74 (2.22%) Lync
11 69 (2.07%) Apache
12 43 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 42 (1.26%) WebLogic
14 39 (1.17%) Tomcat
15 32 (0.96%) WorkSite
16 30 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
17 28 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
18 26 (0.78%) JBoss
19 19 (0.57%) GlassFish
20 16 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 576 (17.30%) MS Office
2 449 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 26 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.57%) MS Project
6 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.030%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 50 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.57%) assyst
4 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.15%) Eikon
6 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.12%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.090%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.090%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.060%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.060%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.060%) Maximo
8 2 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.030%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.030%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.030%) Agresso
9 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.030%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 101 (3.03%) Office 365
2 36 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.60%) IaaS
5 12 (0.36%) SaaS
6 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.21%) PaaS
8 5 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 452 (13.57%) DNS
2 443 (13.30%) SAN
3 423 (12.70%) Firewall
4 341 (10.24%) DHCP
5 327 (9.82%) WAN
6 325 (9.76%) LAN
7 277 (8.32%) NetScaler
8 241 (7.24%) TCP/IP
9 213 (6.40%) VPN
10 109 (3.27%) Internet
11 103 (3.09%) Wireless
12 101 (3.03%) VoIP
13 100 (3.00%) VLAN
14 98 (2.94%) NAS
15 87 (2.61%) Network Security
16 71 (2.13%) MPLS
17 63 (1.89%) BGP
17 63 (1.89%) IPsec
18 53 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 61 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (0.96%) MySQL
4 30 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 24 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 20 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (0.54%) DB2
8 15 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.27%) MS Access
13 9 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
15 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 85 (2.55%) MSI
2 24 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 23 (0.69%) Hudson
4 22 (0.66%) InstallShield
5 20 (0.60%) AdminStudio
6 19 (0.57%) Subversion
7 15 (0.45%) Git (software)
8 14 (0.42%) JIRA
9 12 (0.36%) LoadRunner
10 9 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
11 6 (0.18%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.18%) WinRunner
11 6 (0.18%) TestDirector
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.090%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.090%) SoapUI
15 2 (0.060%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 2 (0.060%) Gradle
General
1 552 (16.58%) Finance
2 243 (7.30%) Banking
3 108 (3.24%) Law
4 105 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 75 (2.25%) Legal
6 60 (1.80%) Retail
7 44 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.14%) Advertising
9 37 (1.11%) Back Office
10 36 (1.08%) Publishing
11 30 (0.90%) Local Government
12 29 (0.87%) Front Office
13 23 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.51%) Dutch Language
14 17 (0.51%) Marketing
15 16 (0.48%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.39%) French Language
17 9 (0.27%) Games
18 7 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 709 (21.29%) Analyst
2 301 (9.04%) Support Analyst
3 270 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 251 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 224 (6.73%) Service Analyst
6 220 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 200 (6.01%) Architect
7 200 (6.01%) Consultant
8 191 (5.74%) Desktop Support
9 182 (5.47%) Administrator
10 180 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
11 162 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 150 (4.50%) Project Manager
13 132 (3.96%) Citrix Engineer
14 128 (3.84%) Desktop Engineer
15 107 (3.21%) 1st Line Support
16 89 (2.67%) Help Desk Analyst
17 86 (2.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 82 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
19 81 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.94%) Application Packaging
2 67 (2.01%) .NET
3 59 (1.77%) HTML
4 57 (1.71%) Middleware
5 49 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 48 (1.44%) JSP
7 45 (1.35%) Web Services
8 26 (0.78%) LAMP
9 16 (0.48%) Software Packaging
10 13 (0.39%) SOAP
11 12 (0.36%) Regular Expression
12 7 (0.21%) XML
12 7 (0.21%) ODBC
13 6 (0.18%) CSS
13 6 (0.18%) ADSI
14 5 (0.15%) MSMQ
15 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 3 (0.090%) X-Windows
16 3 (0.090%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (0.090%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 376 (11.29%) Blackberry
2 191 (5.74%) Clustering
3 185 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 185 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 144 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (1.80%) Replication
6 54 (1.62%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.47%) PKI
8 43 (1.29%) iPad
9 36 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 34 (1.02%) PDA
11 22 (0.66%) Open Source
12 21 (0.63%) iPhone
13 18 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (0.54%) Kindle
13 18 (0.54%) NHS
14 17 (0.51%) Handset
15 15 (0.45%) FMCG
15 15 (0.45%) Computer Science
16 14 (0.42%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2363 (70.96%) Windows
2 986 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 922 (27.69%) Windows 7
4 705 (21.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 453 (13.60%) Windows XP
6 394 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 302 (9.07%) Linux
8 200 (6.01%) UNIX
9 133 (3.99%) Windows 8
10 108 (3.24%) Windows Vista
11 76 (2.28%) Solaris
12 71 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (1.89%) Windows 2000
14 43 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
15 42 (1.26%) AIX
16 40 (1.20%) Apple iOS
17 32 (0.96%) Android
18 31 (0.93%) CentOS
19 25 (0.75%) Ubuntu
20 22 (0.66%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (18.86%) ITIL
2 271 (8.14%) Migration
3 166 (4.98%) Service Management
4 158 (4.74%) Incident Management
5 133 (3.99%) Change Management
6 130 (3.90%) Project Management
7 127 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 100 (3.00%) Service Delivery
9 98 (2.94%) Load Balancing
10 81 (2.43%) Problem Management
11 80 (2.40%) Configuration Management
12 77 (2.31%) PRINCE2
13 59 (1.77%) E-Commerce
13 59 (1.77%) Mentoring
14 51 (1.53%) Change Control
15 50 (1.50%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
17 46 (1.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (1.38%) Document Management
18 45 (1.35%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 376 (11.29%) SQL
2 210 (6.31%) PowerShell
3 82 (2.46%) VBScript
4 77 (2.31%) VB
5 71 (2.13%) C
6 61 (1.83%) Java
7 54 (1.62%) Perl
8 48 (1.44%) JavaScript
9 34 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 28 (0.84%) PHP
11 25 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 24 (0.72%) Ruby
13 16 (0.48%) C#
14 14 (0.42%) VBA
15 10 (0.30%) Korn
16 9 (0.27%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.15%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.12%) Python
18 4 (0.12%) C++
19 3 (0.090%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 454 (13.63%) Security Cleared
2 349 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 348 (10.45%) SC Cleared
4 227 (6.82%) MCSE
5 158 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
6 114 (3.42%) DV Cleared
7 112 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
8 110 (3.30%) MCP
9 105 (3.15%) CCNA
10 86 (2.58%) MCITP
11 76 (2.28%) Degree
12 73 (2.19%) CCNP
13 72 (2.16%) CCA
14 67 (2.01%) ISTQB
15 62 (1.86%) MCSA
15 62 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
16 57 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 49 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 37 (1.11%) MCTS
19 33 (0.99%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (6.25%) SLA
2 38 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 21 (0.63%) QA
4 17 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 1593 (47.84%) Active Directory
2 913 (27.42%) XenApp
3 724 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 395 (11.86%) XenDesktop
5 278 (8.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 273 (8.20%) vSphere
7 239 (7.18%) Hyper-V
8 219 (6.58%) XenServer
9 200 (6.01%) VMware ESX
10 124 (3.72%) Terminal Services
11 107 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 83 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
13 56 (1.68%) Xen
14 44 (1.32%) NFS
15 43 (1.29%) ISA Server
16 37 (1.11%) MetaFrame
17 30 (0.90%) UAG
18 28 (0.84%) Terminal Server
19 25 (0.75%) VMware Server
20 23 (0.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 494 (14.83%) SCCM
2 119 (3.57%) SCOM
2 119 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 76 (2.28%) NetBackup
4 58 (1.74%) Tivoli
5 56 (1.68%) WSUS
6 53 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 40 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 34 (1.02%) XenMobile
9 33 (0.99%) HP SIM
10 32 (0.96%) Puppet
11 31 (0.93%) Netcool
12 28 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 28 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
13 26 (0.78%) ARCserve
14 22 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
14 22 (0.66%) BladeLogic
15 21 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 20 (0.60%) Nagios
17 19 (0.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1462 (43.90%) VMware
2 1284 (38.56%) Microsoft
3 464 (13.93%) Cisco
4 428 (12.85%) HP
5 237 (7.12%) Oracle
6 208 (6.25%) Symantec
7 183 (5.50%) AppSense
8 173 (5.20%) NetApp
9 133 (3.99%) CheckPoint
10 127 (3.81%) IBM
11 123 (3.69%) Lotus
12 112 (3.36%) EMC
13 108 (3.24%) Red Hat
13 108 (3.24%) Remedy
14 103 (3.09%) Dell
15 94 (2.82%) Juniper
16 72 (2.16%) F5
17 71 (2.13%) Veritas
18 68 (2.04%) Altiris
19 65 (1.95%) Apple
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £85 - £110 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Remit Resources
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £210 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: Up to £38,500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago