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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 65 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1497 1457 1456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.85% 2.88% 3.20%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 6.31% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 767 740
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+19.36% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 144 204
Average hourly rate £16.32 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £34.62 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -3 1369 £375 +19.04% 468
London +3 586 £388 +10.71% 174
South East -15 268 £350 +16.66% 52
North West +5 161 £318 +18.69% 60
City of London -2 161 £413 +26.92% 52
East of England +3 109 £368 +13.07% 47
Manchester +10 94 £319 +23.18% 29
Hampshire -6 92 £375 +25.00% 9
South West +19 83 £385 +74.01% 56
West Midlands +14 80 £260 -25.71% 34
Scotland +5 72 £349 -21.45% 9
Berkshire -1 71 £431 +65.86% 21
Yorkshire -24 45 £401 +8.97% 25
Birmingham +16 40 £300 +15.38% 11
Bristol +20 31 £438 +207.01% 20
Glasgow +14 31 £350 -17.64% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 31 £270 -10.00% 3
Hertfordshire +6 30 £400 +79.77% 28
East Midlands -31 30 £333 +137.50% 17
Cambridgeshire +8 28 £275 - 6
Essex +7 28 £148 -63.12% 5
Gosport -2 28 £390 -13.33%
Cheshire -15 26 £388 +43.51% 18
Wales +7 24 £450 +46.93% 8
Surrey -32 24 £350 +16.66% 13
Gloucestershire +1 23 £160 -45.29% 13
South Wales +16 22 £450 +52.54% 5
Milton Keynes -8 21 £270 -15.29% 2
York +15 18 £401 +0.12% 3
North Yorkshire +6 18 £401 +0.12% 5

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2063 (65.97%) Windows
2 1428 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 1428 (45.67%) VMware
3 1250 (39.97%) Microsoft
4 801 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 791 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 732 (23.41%) Windows 7
7 711 (22.74%) XenApp
8 584 (18.68%) ITIL
9 574 (18.36%) MS Exchange
10 573 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 560 (17.91%) MS Office
12 534 (17.08%) Finance
13 514 (16.44%) MS Excel
14 502 (16.05%) Cisco
15 448 (14.33%) Security Cleared
16 444 (14.20%) SAN
17 440 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
18 421 (13.46%) Firewall
19 414 (13.24%) HP
20 402 (12.86%) DNS
21 393 (12.57%) SCCM
22 389 (12.44%) SQL
23 377 (12.06%) Windows XP
24 356 (11.38%) XenDesktop
25 336 (10.75%) SC Cleared
26 320 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
27 319 (10.20%) Migration
28 311 (9.95%) DHCP
29 310 (9.91%) Blackberry

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 574 (18.36%) MS Exchange
2 256 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 231 (7.39%) SharePoint
4 177 (5.66%) IIS
5 165 (5.28%) IBM Notes
6 135 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 134 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 103 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 99 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 87 (2.78%) Lync
11 76 (2.43%) Apache
12 39 (1.25%) WorkSite
13 28 (0.90%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (0.70%) OpenStack
16 20 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
17 19 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
18 17 (0.54%) Confluence
18 17 (0.54%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 560 (17.91%) MS Office
2 514 (16.44%) MS Excel
3 48 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.15%) MS Project
5 35 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 59 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.096%) assyst
4 3 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.096%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.096%) Eikon
4 3 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.064%) RMDS
5 2 (0.064%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.032%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.032%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.032%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.032%) Maximo
6 1 (0.032%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.032%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.42%) Office 365
2 26 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.42%) SaaS
5 10 (0.32%) IaaS
6 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.096%) PaaS
8 3 (0.096%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.032%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 444 (14.20%) SAN
2 421 (13.46%) Firewall
3 402 (12.86%) DNS
4 311 (9.95%) DHCP
5 303 (9.69%) WAN
6 285 (9.11%) NetScaler
7 283 (9.05%) LAN
8 250 (7.99%) TCP/IP
9 246 (7.87%) VPN
10 169 (5.40%) Network Security
11 128 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
12 117 (3.74%) BGP
13 112 (3.58%) Internet
14 109 (3.49%) NAS
15 108 (3.45%) IPsec
16 102 (3.26%) OSPF
17 93 (2.97%) VoIP
18 89 (2.85%) VLAN
19 87 (2.78%) Wireless
20 64 (2.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
3 37 (1.18%) MySQL
4 29 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 25 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.51%) DB2
9 12 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.22%) MS Access
12 6 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.13%) Big Data
14 3 (0.096%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.096%) DTS
14 3 (0.096%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 61 (1.95%) MSI
2 33 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 32 (1.02%) Hudson
4 23 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
5 22 (0.70%) Subversion
5 22 (0.70%) JIRA
6 21 (0.67%) WinRunner
6 21 (0.67%) TestDirector
7 18 (0.58%) Git (software)
8 13 (0.42%) AdminStudio
9 6 (0.19%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
11 4 (0.13%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.096%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.096%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.064%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.064%) Fiddler
14 1 (0.032%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.032%) Introscope
General
1 534 (17.08%) Finance
2 179 (5.72%) Banking
3 131 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 89 (2.85%) Law
5 72 (2.30%) Legal
6 47 (1.50%) Retail
7 35 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.06%) Back Office
9 32 (1.02%) French Language
10 31 (0.99%) Advertising
11 26 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.80%) Local Government
13 24 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.70%) Publishing
14 22 (0.70%) Marketing
15 17 (0.54%) Games
16 9 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 8 (0.26%) German Language
18 6 (0.19%) Electronics
18 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 735 (23.50%) Analyst
2 264 (8.44%) Support Analyst
3 252 (8.06%) Service Analyst
4 251 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 246 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 240 (7.68%) Support Engineer
7 223 (7.13%) Consultant
8 209 (6.68%) Architect
9 174 (5.56%) Desktop Support
10 164 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
11 161 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
12 136 (4.35%) Project Manager
13 117 (3.74%) Citrix Engineer
14 105 (3.36%) Network Engineer
15 101 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
16 99 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
17 96 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
18 92 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
19 86 (2.75%) Server Engineer
20 84 (2.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.59%) Application Packaging
2 78 (2.49%) .NET
3 50 (1.60%) HTML
4 49 (1.57%) Middleware
5 40 (1.28%) ASP.NET
6 37 (1.18%) JSP
6 37 (1.18%) SOAP
7 32 (1.02%) Web Services
8 18 (0.58%) LAMP
9 11 (0.35%) Regular Expression
10 9 (0.29%) CSS
10 9 (0.29%) XML
11 7 (0.22%) Software Packaging
11 7 (0.22%) REST
12 5 (0.16%) J2EE
12 5 (0.16%) CSS3
13 4 (0.13%) XSL
13 4 (0.13%) HTML5
14 3 (0.096%) OAuth
14 3 (0.096%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 310 (9.91%) Blackberry
2 200 (6.40%) Clustering
3 194 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 149 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 75 (2.40%) Replication
6 69 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.47%) PKI
8 43 (1.38%) PDA
9 32 (1.02%) iPad
10 28 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 28 (0.90%) iPhone
11 25 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 24 (0.77%) NHS
13 22 (0.70%) CMDB
14 19 (0.61%) Smartphone
15 17 (0.54%) Wiki
16 16 (0.51%) Celerra
17 15 (0.48%) Online Games
17 15 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2063 (65.97%) Windows
2 791 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 732 (23.41%) Windows 7
4 573 (18.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 440 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 377 (12.06%) Windows XP
7 293 (9.37%) Linux
8 178 (5.69%) UNIX
9 156 (4.99%) Windows 8
10 74 (2.37%) Solaris
11 60 (1.92%) AIX
12 54 (1.73%) Windows Vista
13 52 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 41 (1.31%) Windows 2000
16 35 (1.12%) CentOS
17 31 (0.99%) Android
18 27 (0.86%) Apple iOS
19 24 (0.77%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 584 (18.68%) ITIL
2 319 (10.20%) Migration
3 176 (5.63%) Project Management
3 176 (5.63%) Service Management
4 169 (5.40%) Incident Management
5 156 (4.99%) Change Management
6 127 (4.06%) Load Balancing
7 122 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 122 (3.90%) Configuration Management
8 111 (3.55%) Service Delivery
9 98 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 94 (3.01%) PRINCE2
11 83 (2.65%) Knowledge Management
12 78 (2.49%) Problem Management
13 75 (2.40%) E-Commerce
14 69 (2.21%) Software Testing
15 64 (2.05%) Change Control
16 60 (1.92%) Test Scripting
17 58 (1.85%) Mentoring
18 56 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 389 (12.44%) SQL
2 189 (6.04%) PowerShell
3 77 (2.46%) VBScript
4 67 (2.14%) Java
5 58 (1.85%) C
6 43 (1.38%) Perl
7 41 (1.31%) JavaScript
8 37 (1.18%) VB
9 32 (1.02%) VBA
10 30 (0.96%) Ruby
10 30 (0.96%) PHP
11 28 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 24 (0.77%) C#
13 10 (0.32%) Python
13 10 (0.32%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.19%) C++
15 4 (0.13%) Korn
15 4 (0.13%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.064%) XPath
17 1 (0.032%) VB6
Qualifications
1 448 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 336 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 320 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 222 (7.10%) MCSE
5 208 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (3.74%) DV Cleared
7 108 (3.45%) MCP
8 105 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
9 104 (3.33%) CCNP
10 102 (3.26%) MCITP
11 99 (3.17%) Degree
11 99 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 94 (3.01%) CCNA
12 94 (3.01%) ISTQB
13 80 (2.56%) VCP4
14 78 (2.49%) MCSA
15 74 (2.37%) CCA
16 66 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 58 (1.85%) MCTS
18 53 (1.69%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (6.97%) SLA
2 22 (0.70%) QA
3 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.19%) COBIT
8 2 (0.064%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.064%) GxP
System Software
1 1428 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 801 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 711 (22.74%) XenApp
4 356 (11.38%) XenDesktop
5 289 (9.24%) Hyper-V
6 258 (8.25%) vSphere
7 195 (6.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 186 (5.95%) VMware ESX
9 144 (4.61%) XenServer
10 141 (4.51%) Terminal Services
11 69 (2.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 69 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
12 49 (1.57%) Xen
13 39 (1.25%) NFS
14 29 (0.93%) Terminal Server
15 27 (0.86%) ISA Server
16 24 (0.77%) Samba
17 20 (0.64%) vCloud
18 19 (0.61%) MetaFrame
19 18 (0.58%) UAG
Systems Management
1 393 (12.57%) SCCM
2 124 (3.97%) SCOM
3 61 (1.95%) Backup Exec
4 54 (1.73%) NetBackup
4 54 (1.73%) Tivoli
5 53 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
6 48 (1.54%) Netcool
7 47 (1.50%) EdgeSight
8 46 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 45 (1.44%) HP SIM
10 42 (1.34%) Puppet
11 40 (1.28%) WSUS
12 35 (1.12%) SCVMM
12 35 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 31 (0.99%) XenMobile
14 29 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
15 26 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
16 25 (0.80%) ARCserve
16 25 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 1428 (45.67%) VMware
2 1250 (39.97%) Microsoft
3 502 (16.05%) Cisco
4 414 (13.24%) HP
5 197 (6.30%) Oracle
6 169 (5.40%) Lotus
7 168 (5.37%) NetApp
8 167 (5.34%) CheckPoint
9 166 (5.31%) AppSense
10 151 (4.83%) Symantec
11 119 (3.81%) IBM
12 111 (3.55%) Dell
12 111 (3.55%) F5
13 97 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 97 (3.10%) Veritas
14 96 (3.07%) EMC
15 81 (2.59%) Juniper
15 81 (2.59%) McAfee
16 73 (2.33%) Remedy
17 66 (2.11%) Blue Coat
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Commercial Services Trading Ltd T/A Connect2Staff
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £525 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £480 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Harris Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago