The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Citrix
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 37 55
Rank change year-on-year -23 +18  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 28 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.74% 3.87% 3.09%
As % of the Vendors category 5.83% 8.35% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 19
Median daily rate £431 £435 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +24.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £390 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -20.27% +5.71%  

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 480 443 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 47.01% 46.39% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 214 241
Median daily rate £395 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.46% +15.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 30
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.54% -59.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.03 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £15.13 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Citrix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in Buckinghamshire

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in Buckinghamshire

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in Buckinghamshire

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in Buckinghamshire

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -20 26 £463 +7.55% 4
High Wycombe - 1 £160 - 1
Princes Risborough - 1 £130 -
Citrix
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 51 (69.86%) Windows
2 50 (68.49%) Security Cleared
3 40 (54.79%) SC Cleared
4 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
5 36 (49.32%) VMware
6 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
6 34 (46.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (39.73%) ITIL
8 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (31.51%) F5
10 22 (30.14%) Cisco
11 20 (27.40%) DV Cleared
11 20 (27.40%) Hyper-V
12 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
12 19 (26.03%) HP
13 18 (24.66%) Linux
13 18 (24.66%) XenApp
14 17 (23.29%) AppDNA
14 17 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (23.29%) MCP
14 17 (23.29%) MCSE
15 16 (21.92%) SQL
15 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (21.92%) Firewall
15 16 (21.92%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (21.92%) DevOps
15 16 (21.92%) Office 365
15 16 (21.92%) BIG-IP

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.07%) Skype for Business
3 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.48%) Apache
6 4 (5.48%) IIS
7 2 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.92%) Office 365
2 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) BIG-IP
1 16 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
1 16 (21.92%) Firewall
2 10 (13.70%) SAN
2 10 (13.70%) WAN
3 9 (12.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (9.59%) TACACS
5 6 (8.22%) LAN
6 5 (6.85%) NAS
7 3 (4.11%) Internet
7 3 (4.11%) SMTP
8 2 (2.74%) IPsec
8 2 (2.74%) Network Security
8 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.74%) VPN
9 1 (1.37%) DNS
9 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.11%) Big Data
5 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.37%) MySQL
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MSI
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Electronics
2 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.11%) Marketing
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Architect
2 16 (21.92%) Technical Architect
3 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) Messaging Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Communications Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Migration Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
3 9 (12.33%) Fat Client
3 9 (12.33%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.85%) Clustering
4 5 (6.85%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.11%) CESG
6 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.74%) CMDB
6 2 (2.74%) Handset
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (69.86%) Windows
2 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (24.66%) Linux
4 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (19.18%) Windows Vista
7 13 (17.81%) Unix
8 12 (16.44%) Windows Server
9 11 (15.07%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.48%) Solaris
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) ITIL
2 16 (21.92%) DevOps
3 15 (20.55%) Virtual Environments
4 14 (19.18%) Change Management
4 14 (19.18%) Service Management
5 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
6 12 (16.44%) Protective Monitoring
7 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.70%) ITSM
8 10 (13.70%) Migration
9 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 9 (12.33%) Project Management
10 8 (10.96%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
12 5 (6.85%) DNA
12 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
12 5 (6.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
13 4 (5.48%) Application Discovery
13 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (68.49%) Security Cleared
2 40 (54.79%) SC Cleared
3 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (27.40%) DV Cleared
5 17 (23.29%) MCP
5 17 (23.29%) MCSE
6 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (9.59%) CCNP
7 7 (9.59%) CCSA
7 7 (9.59%) CCSE
8 4 (5.48%) MCDBA
8 4 (5.48%) MCSA
9 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (4.11%) MCITP
10 2 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.74%) CISSP
10 2 (2.74%) GSAE
10 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) GPG13
2 5 (6.85%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) SLA
3 2 (2.74%) RMADS
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (46.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (27.40%) Hyper-V
4 18 (24.66%) XenApp
5 16 (21.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (17.81%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (13.70%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) AppDNA
2 8 (10.96%) SCCM
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (6.85%) OVSD
4 5 (6.85%) SCOM
5 4 (5.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.74%) OpenView
7 1 (1.37%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) VMware
2 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.51%) F5
4 22 (30.14%) Cisco
5 19 (26.03%) HP
6 11 (15.07%) AppSense
7 9 (12.33%) Palo Alto
8 8 (10.96%) ServiceNow
9 7 (9.59%) Blue Coat
9 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
9 7 (9.59%) Nokia
10 6 (8.22%) Juniper
11 5 (6.85%) NetApp
12 4 (5.48%) StorageTek
12 4 (5.48%) Sun
13 3 (4.11%) Oracle
13 3 (4.11%) SAP
14 2 (2.74%) Apple
14 2 (2.74%) Compaq
14 2 (2.74%) Wyse