The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -32 +4  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 71 132 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.01% 5.17% 5.32%
As % of the Vendors category 6.64% 11.03% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 84
Median daily rate £375 £388 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +31.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £173 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.53% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 51 44
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -23.68% +14.45%  

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 the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1069 1197 1498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.26% 46.92% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1219 1767
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 170 288
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £42.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the East of England

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the East of England

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the East of England

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the East of England

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire +12 29 £375 -21.05% 12
Cambridgeshire +16 19 £308 -31.55% 2
Bedfordshire -8 18 £390 +0.64% 3
Suffolk -1 4 £175 -66.66% 1
Essex -58 1 £238 -36.66%
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 75 (62.50%) Windows
2 48 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 43 (35.83%) Active Directory
4 41 (34.17%) VMware
5 34 (28.33%) XenApp
6 33 (27.50%) Windows 10
7 30 (25.00%) SCCM
8 26 (21.67%) Data Centre
9 25 (20.83%) Windows Server
9 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (20.00%) Cisco
11 22 (18.33%) WAN
11 22 (18.33%) LAN
11 22 (18.33%) Office 365
12 20 (16.67%) Windows 7
13 19 (15.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (15.00%) Migration
15 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (14.17%) Skype for Business
16 16 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.33%) Firewall
17 15 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (12.50%) Skype
18 14 (11.67%) MS Exchange
18 14 (11.67%) MCSE
19 13 (10.83%) ITIL
19 13 (10.83%) Cisco Certification
19 13 (10.83%) XenDesktop
19 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (10.83%) F5

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 17 (14.17%) Skype for Business
2 14 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.00%) IIS
5 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.83%) Confluence
8 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.83%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.33%) Office 365
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.83%) OneDrive
3 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.17%) Yammer
5 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.67%) Dropbox
5 2 (1.67%) G Suite
5 2 (1.67%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.67%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.33%) LAN
1 22 (18.33%) WAN
2 16 (13.33%) Firewall
3 15 (12.50%) Skype
4 12 (10.00%) DNS
4 12 (10.00%) SAN
5 10 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (8.33%) DHCP
6 8 (6.67%) NAS
6 8 (6.67%) TACACS
7 7 (5.83%) NetScaler
8 5 (4.17%) Network Security
8 5 (4.17%) VPN
9 4 (3.33%) Internet
9 4 (3.33%) MPLS
9 4 (3.33%) VLAN
10 3 (2.50%) VoIP
11 2 (1.67%) OSPF
11 2 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MSI
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) French Language
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (26.67%) Architect
2 21 (17.50%) Analyst
3 12 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 11 (9.17%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) Consultant
7 7 (5.83%) Network Security Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Senior Architect
8 6 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Citrix Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Citrix Support
9 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.17%) Middleware
2 2 (1.67%) .NET
2 2 (1.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.83%) COM
3 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.83%) User Experience
4 5 (4.17%) Clustering
5 4 (3.33%) CESG
6 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.67%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.67%) Social Media
7 1 (0.83%) BYOD
7 1 (0.83%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.83%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 75 (62.50%) Windows
2 33 (27.50%) Windows 10
3 25 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 20 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.00%) Unix
7 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.50%) Android
8 3 (2.50%) Linux
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.67%) Solaris
10 1 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) Migration
2 13 (10.83%) ITIL
3 12 (10.00%) Service Design
4 11 (9.17%) Project Management
5 10 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.83%) High Availability
7 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.00%) Application Packaging
8 6 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.17%) Data Security
9 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
9 5 (4.17%) Secure Coding
9 5 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (3.33%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.17%) VBScript
3 3 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) C++
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 14 (11.67%) MCSE
4 13 (10.83%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (10.00%) CCNP
6 9 (7.50%) CCSE
6 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 8 (6.67%) CCIE
7 8 (6.67%) CCSA
7 8 (6.67%) MCSA
8 7 (5.83%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.50%) CCNA
9 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.50%) NCSA
10 2 (1.67%) CCA
10 2 (1.67%) Degree
10 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.67%) VCAP
10 2 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) SLA
2 5 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) GPG13
System Software
1 43 (35.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.33%) XenApp
3 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (15.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (10.83%) XenDesktop
6 8 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.17%) vSphere
9 4 (3.33%) BitLocker
10 3 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.33%) AppDNA
4 4 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.50%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.83%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.83%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.83%) OpenView
6 1 (0.83%) PaperCut
6 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (34.17%) VMware
3 24 (20.00%) Cisco
4 13 (10.83%) F5
5 10 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.50%) Blue Coat
7 8 (6.67%) AppSense
7 8 (6.67%) Google
7 8 (6.67%) Juniper
7 8 (6.67%) Nokia
8 7 (5.83%) NetApp
9 5 (4.17%) McAfee
9 5 (4.17%) Oracle
9 5 (4.17%) Symantec
10 4 (3.33%) Altiris
10 4 (3.33%) Apple
10 4 (3.33%) Computacenter
10 4 (3.33%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.50%) HP
11 3 (2.50%) Lotus