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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 61 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1653 1784 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.92% 3.39% 3.01%
As % of the Vendors category 6.32% 7.22% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 1007 888
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 182 154
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 £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £31.56 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +14.28%

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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -9 1506 £320 -1.53% 401
London -7 650 £350 +6.06% 116
South East -10 306 £308 -8.20% 101
City of London +10 194 £320 -14.66% 46
North West +5 163 £291 -3.00% 44
East of England -23 110 £345 +4.54% 27
West Midlands +7 95 £300 +7.14% 11
Berkshire +1 91 £300 -19.46% 21
Scotland +13 90 £325 +5.69% 12
South West -13 86 £325 -4.41% 40
Hampshire -20 72 £325 +1.56% 24
Manchester +5 61 £333 +10.83% 25
Lancashire +2 60 £275 -5.98% 3
Yorkshire +2 50 £225 -18.18% 38
Surrey -11 45 £323 +3.20% 21
Cambridgeshire +20 43 £345 +84.00% 9
Essex -12 40 £345 -1.42% 4
Reading +10 37 £300 -17.80% 8
East Midlands -16 36 £325 +18.18% 17
Cambridge +10 34 £253 +34.66% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 33 £190 -41.53% 5
Milton Keynes -9 28 £170 -47.69% 2
West Yorkshire +3 27 £200 -27.27% 25
Cheshire -13 26 £270 -36.47% 13
Leeds +10 24 £200 -27.27% 21
Birmingham -10 22 £320 +21.90% 2
Wiltshire -19 22 £413 -13.15% 4
Colchester -2 21 £244 -37.09% 2
Gloucestershire -8 21 £275 +111.53% 6
Edinburgh -3 20 £184 -56.76% 2

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2368 (72.84%) Windows
2 1502 (46.20%) Active Directory
3 1382 (42.51%) VMware
4 1261 (38.79%) Microsoft
5 966 (29.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 942 (28.98%) Windows 7
7 914 (28.11%) XenApp
8 695 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 664 (20.42%) MS Exchange
10 661 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 611 (18.79%) ITIL
12 539 (16.58%) MS Office
13 504 (15.50%) Finance
14 500 (15.38%) SCCM
15 478 (14.70%) Cisco
16 448 (13.78%) Windows XP
17 441 (13.57%) Security Cleared
18 421 (12.95%) DNS
19 412 (12.67%) SAN
20 407 (12.52%) XenDesktop
21 405 (12.46%) SQL
22 402 (12.37%) MS Excel
23 397 (12.21%) Firewall
24 392 (12.06%) HP
25 375 (11.53%) Blackberry
26 356 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
27 344 (10.58%) SC Cleared
28 339 (10.43%) Microsoft App-V
29 332 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
30 327 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 664 (20.42%) MS Exchange
2 327 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 213 (6.55%) SharePoint
4 179 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 161 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 129 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 111 (3.41%) IIS
8 96 (2.95%) IBM Notes
9 81 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 80 (2.46%) Lync
11 47 (1.45%) Apache
12 42 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 41 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
15 31 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
16 30 (0.92%) Tomcat
16 30 (0.92%) WebLogic
17 20 (0.62%) WorkSite
18 15 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 539 (16.58%) MS Office
2 402 (12.37%) MS Excel
3 21 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.49%) MS Project
4 16 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.65%) assyst
4 10 (0.31%) JDE OneWorld
5 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 7 (0.22%) Eikon
7 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
8 3 (0.092%) Adaptiv
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.062%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.062%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.031%) Maximo
10 1 (0.031%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (2.95%) Office 365
2 35 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.58%) IaaS
5 11 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.34%) SaaS
6 7 (0.22%) PaaS
6 7 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.062%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 421 (12.95%) DNS
2 412 (12.67%) SAN
3 397 (12.21%) Firewall
4 325 (10.00%) DHCP
5 292 (8.98%) WAN
5 292 (8.98%) LAN
6 250 (7.69%) NetScaler
7 199 (6.12%) VPN
8 192 (5.91%) TCP/IP
9 109 (3.35%) Internet
10 108 (3.32%) Wireless
11 99 (3.05%) VoIP
12 94 (2.89%) Network Security
13 86 (2.65%) VLAN
14 77 (2.37%) NAS
15 65 (2.00%) BGP
15 65 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
16 56 (1.72%) MPLS
16 56 (1.72%) OSPF
17 53 (1.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 61 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (1.08%) MySQL
4 33 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 24 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.43%) DB2
9 14 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.34%) MS Access
11 11 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 84 (2.58%) MSI
2 27 (0.83%) InstallShield
3 25 (0.77%) AdminStudio
4 21 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.62%) JIRA
6 19 (0.58%) Hudson
7 18 (0.55%) Git (software)
7 18 (0.55%) LoadRunner
7 18 (0.55%) Subversion
8 17 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (0.40%) WinRunner
9 13 (0.40%) TestDirector
10 8 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
11 7 (0.22%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.18%) JMeter
12 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.092%) Oracle Forms
15 2 (0.062%) Ant
15 2 (0.062%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 504 (15.50%) Finance
2 226 (6.95%) Banking
3 102 (3.14%) Law
4 91 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 69 (2.12%) Legal
6 61 (1.88%) Retail
7 45 (1.38%) Publishing
8 37 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.14%) Advertising
9 35 (1.08%) Local Government
10 28 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.86%) Front Office
11 27 (0.83%) Back Office
12 20 (0.62%) Dutch Language
13 19 (0.58%) Marketing
14 15 (0.46%) French Language
15 9 (0.28%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.25%) Games
17 4 (0.12%) German Language
18 3 (0.092%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 626 (19.26%) Analyst
2 282 (8.67%) Support Engineer
3 280 (8.61%) Support Analyst
4 226 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 205 (6.31%) Service Analyst
6 201 (6.18%) Service Desk Analyst
7 196 (6.03%) Architect
8 193 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 191 (5.88%) Desktop Support
10 189 (5.81%) Administrator
11 166 (5.11%) Consultant
12 158 (4.86%) Project Manager
13 155 (4.77%) Citrix Engineer
14 144 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
15 133 (4.09%) Desktop Engineer
16 115 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
17 88 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
18 85 (2.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 84 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
20 83 (2.55%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.11%) Application Packaging
2 63 (1.94%) .NET
3 54 (1.66%) Middleware
4 51 (1.57%) Web Services
5 46 (1.41%) HTML
6 39 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 38 (1.17%) JSP
8 22 (0.68%) LAMP
9 19 (0.58%) SOAP
10 15 (0.46%) Software Packaging
11 10 (0.31%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.28%) jQuery
12 9 (0.28%) XML
13 6 (0.18%) ODBC
13 6 (0.18%) CSS
13 6 (0.18%) ADSI
14 5 (0.15%) WCF
15 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
16 3 (0.092%) X-Windows
16 3 (0.092%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 375 (11.53%) Blackberry
2 190 (5.84%) Thin Client
2 190 (5.84%) Fat Client
3 162 (4.98%) Clustering
4 51 (1.57%) PKI
5 49 (1.51%) Replication
6 47 (1.45%) iPad
7 38 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.05%) iPhone
9 32 (0.98%) PDA
10 30 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 27 (0.83%) Open Source
12 24 (0.74%) Handset
13 21 (0.65%) AS400
13 21 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 21 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.62%) iSeries
15 19 (0.58%) EqualLogic
16 18 (0.55%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2368 (72.84%) Windows
2 966 (29.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 942 (28.98%) Windows 7
4 661 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 448 (13.78%) Windows XP
6 356 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 297 (9.14%) Linux
8 183 (5.63%) UNIX
9 115 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 111 (3.41%) Windows Vista
11 71 (2.18%) Solaris
12 67 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 55 (1.69%) Windows 2000
14 50 (1.54%) AIX
15 43 (1.32%) Apple iOS
16 36 (1.11%) Android
17 31 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
18 22 (0.68%) CentOS
19 20 (0.62%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (18.79%) ITIL
2 284 (8.74%) Migration
3 148 (4.55%) Change Management
3 148 (4.55%) Service Management
4 147 (4.52%) Incident Management
5 141 (4.34%) Project Management
6 122 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 88 (2.71%) PRINCE2
8 85 (2.61%) Load Balancing
9 81 (2.49%) Service Delivery
10 71 (2.18%) E-Commerce
11 70 (2.15%) Configuration Management
12 69 (2.12%) Problem Management
13 52 (1.60%) Software Deployment
14 44 (1.35%) Change Control
15 43 (1.32%) ITSM
16 42 (1.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 41 (1.26%) CRM
18 40 (1.23%) Test Scripting
18 40 (1.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 405 (12.46%) SQL
2 211 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 84 (2.58%) VBScript
4 74 (2.28%) VB
5 66 (2.03%) C
6 52 (1.60%) Java
7 44 (1.35%) Perl
8 38 (1.17%) JavaScript
9 29 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 25 (0.77%) PHP
11 21 (0.65%) Ruby
11 21 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 15 (0.46%) C#
13 12 (0.37%) VBA
14 7 (0.22%) Python
14 7 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.18%) Korn
16 5 (0.15%) Bourne shell
16 5 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 441 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 344 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 332 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 209 (6.43%) MCSE
5 160 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (3.57%) MCP
6 116 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
7 106 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 105 (3.23%) MCITP
9 104 (3.20%) CCNA
10 87 (2.68%) CCNP
11 82 (2.52%) CCA
12 77 (2.37%) Degree
13 75 (2.31%) MCSA
14 67 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 52 (1.60%) ISTQB
16 51 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
17 43 (1.32%) MCTS
18 36 (1.11%) CCEA
19 34 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (5.57%) SLA
2 37 (1.14%) QA
3 30 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.12%) COBIT
8 3 (0.092%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1502 (46.20%) Active Directory
2 914 (28.11%) XenApp
3 695 (21.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 407 (12.52%) XenDesktop
5 339 (10.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 272 (8.37%) vSphere
7 247 (7.60%) XenServer
8 230 (7.07%) Hyper-V
9 188 (5.78%) VMware ESX
10 116 (3.57%) Terminal Services
11 91 (2.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 87 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
13 48 (1.48%) Xen
14 39 (1.20%) MetaFrame
15 34 (1.05%) ISA Server
16 30 (0.92%) VMware Server
17 28 (0.86%) UAG
18 27 (0.83%) NFS
19 25 (0.77%) Terminal Server
20 19 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 500 (15.38%) SCCM
2 127 (3.91%) SCOM
3 112 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 55 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 49 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 46 (1.41%) WSUS
7 41 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 38 (1.17%) Tivoli
9 33 (1.02%) Netcool
9 33 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 29 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 28 (0.86%) Puppet
12 27 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
13 25 (0.77%) ARCserve
14 24 (0.74%) XenMobile
15 23 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
16 22 (0.68%) WMI
17 19 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 16 (0.49%) BladeLogic
18 16 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1382 (42.51%) VMware
2 1261 (38.79%) Microsoft
3 478 (14.70%) Cisco
4 392 (12.06%) HP
5 230 (7.07%) Oracle
6 205 (6.31%) AppSense
7 192 (5.91%) Symantec
8 160 (4.92%) NetApp
9 129 (3.97%) EMC
10 126 (3.88%) Dell
11 120 (3.69%) IBM
12 115 (3.54%) CheckPoint
13 105 (3.23%) Red Hat
14 98 (3.01%) Lotus
15 93 (2.86%) Remedy
16 90 (2.77%) Juniper
17 81 (2.49%) McAfee
17 81 (2.49%) Apple
18 69 (2.12%) Altiris
19 64 (1.97%) CA
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 to £220 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Thames Water
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 months contract, possibility to get extend
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago