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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix
Rank 63 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1457 1371 1463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 2.82% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 6.17% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 769 705
Average daily rate
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£347 £324 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% -4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £139 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 136 228
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £32.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -

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
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 1334 £338 +5.46% 490
London -3 596 £363 +3.57% 193
South East +1 275 £300 - 96
City of London -2 156 £375 +7.14% 63
North West +5 106 £318 +49.41% 40
East of England +4 102 £275 -6.77% 32
Hampshire +14 101 £295 -5.60% 35
South West +7 100 £375 +41.50% 39
West Midlands +27 74 £225 -33.82% 28
Berkshire +12 73 £375 +48.51% 21
Scotland +15 70 £349 -21.39% 17
Manchester +12 69 £323 +138.88% 25
Yorkshire +3 48 £388 +26.01% 34
Essex +8 40 £275 -35.29% 6
Gloucestershire +3 39 £250 -28.64% 5
Buckinghamshire -9 36 £290 -10.76% 6
Birmingham +11 29 £350 +33.33% 12
Bristol +13 26 £425 +66.66% 21
Milton Keynes 0 26 £290 -14.07% 4
Wales +5 25 £450 +12.50% 5
South Wales +9 23 £450 +9.09% 5
Cambridgeshire -9 23 £163 -10.95% 12
Glasgow +9 22 £288 -42.50% 5
Surrey -33 20 £298 +10.18% 13
Reading 0 18 £450 +73.07% 10
Hertfordshire -5 18 £503 +68.90% 9
Bracknell +10 17 £300 -8.81% 4
Southampton -2 17 £225 -18.18% 3
Kent -7 17 £165 -40.00% 12
West Yorkshire -13 16 £263 -29.05% 28

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2125 (67.63%) Windows
2 1472 (46.85%) Active Directory
3 1400 (44.56%) VMware
4 1230 (39.15%) Microsoft
5 837 (26.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 787 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 764 (24.32%) Windows 7
8 750 (23.87%) XenApp
9 614 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 583 (18.56%) MS Exchange
11 575 (18.30%) MS Office
12 572 (18.20%) ITIL
13 558 (17.76%) Finance
14 489 (15.56%) MS Excel
15 477 (15.18%) Cisco
16 462 (14.70%) SAN
17 441 (14.04%) Security Cleared
18 425 (13.53%) SCCM
19 419 (13.34%) DNS
20 413 (13.14%) HP
21 408 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
22 403 (12.83%) Windows XP
23 401 (12.76%) Firewall
24 394 (12.54%) SQL
25 365 (11.62%) XenDesktop
26 348 (11.08%) Blackberry
27 338 (10.76%) SC Cleared
28 322 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
29 298 (9.48%) DHCP
30 297 (9.45%) Migration

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 583 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 259 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 220 (7.00%) SharePoint
4 177 (5.63%) IIS
5 153 (4.87%) IBM Notes
6 142 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 136 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 117 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 92 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 85 (2.71%) Lync
11 81 (2.58%) Apache
12 37 (1.18%) WorkSite
13 28 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 21 (0.67%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.57%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
17 17 (0.54%) JBoss
18 15 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 575 (18.30%) MS Office
2 489 (15.56%) MS Excel
3 40 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.70%) MS Project
6 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 60 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.095%) assyst
4 3 (0.095%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.095%) Eikon
5 2 (0.064%) Maximo
5 2 (0.064%) RMDS
5 2 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.032%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.032%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.032%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.032%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.032%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.032%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.032%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.032%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 86 (2.74%) Office 365
2 25 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.29%) SaaS
3 9 (0.29%) IaaS
3 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.095%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.064%) PaaS
7 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 462 (14.70%) SAN
2 419 (13.34%) DNS
3 401 (12.76%) Firewall
4 298 (9.48%) DHCP
5 289 (9.20%) NetScaler
6 281 (8.94%) WAN
7 274 (8.72%) LAN
8 260 (8.27%) TCP/IP
9 236 (7.51%) VPN
10 142 (4.52%) Network Security
11 117 (3.72%) Internet
12 110 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
13 107 (3.41%) NAS
13 107 (3.41%) IPsec
14 100 (3.18%) VoIP
15 98 (3.12%) VLAN
16 95 (3.02%) BGP
17 74 (2.36%) Wireless
17 74 (2.36%) OSPF
18 59 (1.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
4 31 (0.99%) MySQL
5 23 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (0.67%) DB2
7 17 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 15 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.25%) MS Access
11 8 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.095%) DTS
14 3 (0.095%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.095%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.095%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (2.20%) MSI
2 23 (0.73%) Hudson
2 23 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.54%) JIRA
3 17 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (0.51%) Subversion
4 16 (0.51%) AdminStudio
5 15 (0.48%) WinRunner
5 15 (0.48%) TestDirector
6 12 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.32%) InstallShield
8 7 (0.22%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.095%) Wise Package Studio
11 2 (0.064%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.064%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.064%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.032%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.032%) LoadRunner
General
1 558 (17.76%) Finance
2 197 (6.27%) Banking
3 125 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 90 (2.86%) Law
5 72 (2.29%) Legal
6 49 (1.56%) Retail
7 43 (1.37%) Back Office
8 39 (1.24%) Advertising
9 29 (0.92%) French Language
10 27 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.86%) Publishing
11 25 (0.80%) Local Government
12 23 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.60%) Games
15 18 (0.57%) Marketing
16 9 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.19%) German Language
18 6 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 718 (22.85%) Analyst
2 274 (8.72%) Support Analyst
3 258 (8.21%) Support Engineer
4 243 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 235 (7.48%) Service Analyst
6 228 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 212 (6.75%) Consultant
8 184 (5.86%) Desktop Support
9 173 (5.51%) Architect
10 169 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
11 168 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 127 (4.04%) Project Manager
13 119 (3.79%) Administrator
13 119 (3.79%) Citrix Engineer
14 106 (3.37%) Network Engineer
15 99 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
15 99 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
16 98 (3.12%) 1st Line Support
17 96 (3.06%) Help Desk Analyst
18 85 (2.71%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.58%) Application Packaging
2 75 (2.39%) .NET
3 59 (1.88%) HTML
4 49 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 47 (1.50%) Middleware
6 45 (1.43%) JSP
7 32 (1.02%) SOAP
8 31 (0.99%) Web Services
9 20 (0.64%) LAMP
10 15 (0.48%) Regular Expression
11 7 (0.22%) REST
11 7 (0.22%) Software Packaging
11 7 (0.22%) CSS
12 6 (0.19%) ODBC
12 6 (0.19%) XML
13 5 (0.16%) MSMQ
14 4 (0.13%) Ajax
14 4 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (0.095%) HTML5
15 3 (0.095%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 348 (11.08%) Blackberry
2 206 (6.56%) Clustering
3 188 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (4.77%) Thin Client
4 150 (4.77%) Fat Client
5 73 (2.32%) Replication
6 67 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.46%) PDA
8 39 (1.24%) PKI
9 32 (1.02%) iPad
10 27 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.70%) NHS
11 22 (0.70%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.64%) CMDB
12 20 (0.64%) iPhone
13 19 (0.60%) Smartphone
14 17 (0.54%) Online Games
15 16 (0.51%) Statistics
16 14 (0.45%) Mobile App
17 13 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2125 (67.63%) Windows
2 837 (26.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 764 (24.32%) Windows 7
4 614 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 408 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 403 (12.83%) Windows XP
7 296 (9.42%) Linux
8 178 (5.67%) UNIX
9 123 (3.91%) Windows 8
10 71 (2.26%) Windows Vista
11 66 (2.10%) Solaris
12 60 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 57 (1.81%) AIX
14 55 (1.75%) Windows 2000
15 45 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 35 (1.11%) CentOS
17 24 (0.76%) Apple iOS
17 24 (0.76%) Android
18 23 (0.73%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (18.20%) ITIL
2 297 (9.45%) Migration
3 162 (5.16%) Incident Management
4 159 (5.06%) Service Management
5 154 (4.90%) Project Management
6 149 (4.74%) Change Management
7 129 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 119 (3.79%) Load Balancing
9 100 (3.18%) Configuration Management
10 97 (3.09%) Service Delivery
11 81 (2.58%) Knowledge Management
12 80 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 74 (2.36%) Problem Management
14 72 (2.29%) PRINCE2
15 71 (2.26%) E-Commerce
16 69 (2.20%) Test Scripting
17 60 (1.91%) Line Management
18 56 (1.78%) Agile Software Development
19 54 (1.72%) Change Control
20 53 (1.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 394 (12.54%) SQL
2 202 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 91 (2.90%) VBScript
4 71 (2.26%) Java
5 65 (2.07%) C
6 50 (1.59%) VB
7 49 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 42 (1.34%) Perl
9 28 (0.89%) VBA
10 26 (0.83%) C#
11 22 (0.70%) Ruby
12 21 (0.67%) PHP
12 21 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.29%) Korn
14 9 (0.29%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.19%) C++
16 3 (0.095%) RPG
16 3 (0.095%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.095%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 441 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 338 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 322 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 220 (7.00%) MCSE
5 177 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
6 117 (3.72%) DV Cleared
7 111 (3.53%) MCP
8 101 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
9 92 (2.93%) MCITP
9 92 (2.93%) ISTQB
10 90 (2.86%) CCNP
11 89 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 89 (2.83%) Degree
12 87 (2.77%) CCNA
13 71 (2.26%) CCA
14 67 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 60 (1.91%) MCSA
16 55 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
17 48 (1.53%) MCTS
18 37 (1.18%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (6.97%) SLA
2 23 (0.73%) QA
3 19 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.064%) GxP
System Software
1 1472 (46.85%) Active Directory
2 787 (25.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 750 (23.87%) XenApp
4 365 (11.62%) XenDesktop
5 276 (8.78%) vSphere
6 264 (8.40%) Hyper-V
7 195 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 192 (6.11%) VMware ESX
9 152 (4.84%) XenServer
10 139 (4.42%) Terminal Services
11 77 (2.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 77 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
12 49 (1.56%) NFS
13 45 (1.43%) Xen
14 38 (1.21%) ISA Server
15 36 (1.15%) MetaFrame
16 25 (0.80%) Terminal Server
17 24 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 23 (0.73%) Samba
18 23 (0.73%) UAG
Systems Management
1 425 (13.53%) SCCM
2 134 (4.26%) SCOM
3 72 (2.29%) Backup Exec
4 66 (2.10%) NetBackup
5 62 (1.97%) Tivoli
6 51 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 45 (1.43%) Netcool
8 44 (1.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 44 (1.40%) WSUS
8 44 (1.40%) HP SIM
9 43 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
10 41 (1.30%) EdgeSight
11 34 (1.08%) Puppet
12 33 (1.05%) XenMobile
12 33 (1.05%) SCVMM
13 29 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 26 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
15 23 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
16 22 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
17 21 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1400 (44.56%) VMware
2 1230 (39.15%) Microsoft
3 477 (15.18%) Cisco
4 413 (13.14%) HP
5 190 (6.05%) Oracle
6 170 (5.41%) Symantec
7 165 (5.25%) AppSense
8 155 (4.93%) Lotus
8 155 (4.93%) NetApp
9 151 (4.81%) CheckPoint
10 140 (4.46%) IBM
11 110 (3.50%) Dell
12 104 (3.31%) Red Hat
13 97 (3.09%) Veritas
14 94 (2.99%) F5
15 93 (2.96%) EMC
16 82 (2.61%) Juniper
17 72 (2.29%) Remedy
18 67 (2.13%) CA
19 61 (1.94%) Altiris
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £110 - £140 per day + neg for right candidate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Chatham, Kent
JNC Recruitment
Rate: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago