Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 December 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 135 134
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -49
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,866 1,824 1,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.94% 1.93% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 4.60% 4.55% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,238 1,077 1,139
England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £150 £142 £158
90th Percentile £538 £525 £519
UK median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +8.74% +4.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 101 177
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.20 £32.50 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.57 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% +0.39% -

Citrix is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40,605 40,057 42,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.31% 42.42% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,590 25,311 26,432
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,472 1,301 1,537
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.36 £45.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 842 £378 +7.86% 112
South East -7 438 £395 +5.33% 68
North of England -22 215 £325 +8.33% 74
Midlands -7 158 £325 +1.56% 40
North West +14 141 £325 -1.52% 46
East of England -25 113 £363 +3.57% 28
South West -11 94 £378 +20.80% 37
West Midlands -12 84 £325 +8.33% 25
East Midlands +11 72 £350 +6.06% 15
Yorkshire -17 61 £375 +25.00% 27
North East -43 13 £235 -17.90% 1
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 1,240 (66.45%) Windows
2 915 (49.04%) Active Directory
3 798 (42.77%) VMware
4 749 (40.14%) Microsoft
5 554 (29.69%) Windows Server
6 510 (27.33%) XenApp
7 470 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 468 (25.08%) SCCM
8 468 (25.08%) Office 365
9 438 (23.47%) Windows 10
10 391 (20.95%) ITIL
11 389 (20.85%) Finance
12 388 (20.79%) XenDesktop
13 356 (19.08%) Windows 7
14 335 (17.95%) PowerShell
15 303 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 296 (15.86%) Microsoft Office
17 275 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 271 (14.52%) MS Exchange
19 269 (14.42%) Migration
20 251 (13.45%) Cisco
21 231 (12.38%) DNS
22 210 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
23 200 (10.72%) Windows Server 2012
23 200 (10.72%) Firewall
24 198 (10.61%) SQL Server
24 198 (10.61%) Security Cleared
25 197 (10.56%) NetScaler
26 196 (10.50%) DHCP
27 195 (10.45%) SQL

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 271 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 118 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 113 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 84 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (4.13%) IIS
6 40 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (1.07%) Apache
9 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.70%) JBoss
14 11 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.59%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
16 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.38%) WildFly
18 6 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 296 (15.86%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.054%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.054%) Eikon
4 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.054%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.054%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.054%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 468 (25.08%) Office 365
2 303 (16.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 55 (2.95%) IaaS
6 45 (2.41%) SaaS
7 40 (2.14%) PaaS
8 22 (1.18%) OneDrive
9 18 (0.96%) Mimecast
10 16 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.75%) G Suite
13 10 (0.54%) Yammer
14 8 (0.43%) Boomi
15 7 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.38%) Datadog
16 4 (0.21%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.21%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 231 (12.38%) DNS
2 200 (10.72%) Firewall
3 197 (10.56%) NetScaler
4 196 (10.50%) DHCP
5 170 (9.11%) VPN
6 155 (8.31%) WAN
7 154 (8.25%) LAN
8 138 (7.40%) SAN
9 127 (6.81%) Skype
10 123 (6.59%) TCP/IP
11 90 (4.82%) Internet
12 58 (3.11%) VoIP
13 57 (3.05%) VLAN
14 50 (2.68%) Wireless
15 43 (2.30%) Network Security
16 41 (2.20%) MPLS
17 36 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
18 34 (1.82%) NAS
19 33 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
20 32 (1.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.54%) SQLPlus
11 8 (0.43%) Big Data
11 8 (0.43%) DB2
11 8 (0.43%) MySQL
12 6 (0.32%) MS Access
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (2.41%) MSI
2 29 (1.55%) AdminStudio
2 29 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.13%) JIRA
4 10 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.48%) Travis CI
5 9 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (0.27%) Maven
6 5 (0.27%) Zephyr
7 4 (0.21%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (0.21%) Selenium
8 3 (0.16%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.16%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.11%) Ant
9 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.11%) WinRunner
General
1 389 (20.85%) Finance
2 98 (5.25%) Banking
3 77 (4.13%) Law
4 45 (2.41%) Retail
5 37 (1.98%) Legal
6 29 (1.55%) Publishing
7 21 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.86%) Advertising
11 14 (0.75%) Back Office
12 11 (0.59%) Billing
12 11 (0.59%) Local Government
13 8 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.38%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.27%) Automotive
16 5 (0.27%) French Language
16 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 358 (19.19%) Analyst
2 237 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 187 (10.02%) Citrix Engineer
4 186 (9.97%) Architect
5 161 (8.63%) Service Analyst
5 161 (8.63%) Support Engineer
6 157 (8.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 112 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 99 (5.31%) Desktop Support
9 96 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 90 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
11 87 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
12 86 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
13 82 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 78 (4.18%) Citrix Support
15 76 (4.07%) Consultant
16 75 (4.02%) Project Manager
17 74 (3.97%) IT Support
17 74 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
18 72 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.95%) .NET
2 54 (2.89%) Middleware
3 49 (2.63%) Web Services
4 26 (1.39%) HTML
5 20 (1.07%) CSS
6 14 (0.75%) XML
7 13 (0.70%) LDAP
7 13 (0.70%) Software Packaging
8 12 (0.64%) SOAP
9 11 (0.59%) SAML
10 10 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.48%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.48%) JSP
11 9 (0.48%) OCX
12 8 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (0.43%) Node.js
12 8 (0.43%) WinForms
12 8 (0.43%) XSL
12 8 (0.43%) XSLT
13 7 (0.38%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 192 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 146 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (4.56%) Blackberry
4 78 (4.18%) Fat Client
4 78 (4.18%) Thin Client
5 67 (3.59%) Clustering
6 59 (3.16%) PKI
7 51 (2.73%) iPhone
8 47 (2.52%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.88%) User Experience
11 26 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.39%) Smartphone
12 22 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (0.96%) iPad
14 15 (0.80%) Driving Licence
15 13 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.64%) CMDB
16 12 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,240 (66.45%) Windows
2 554 (29.69%) Windows Server
3 438 (23.47%) Windows 10
4 356 (19.08%) Windows 7
5 210 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 200 (10.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 191 (10.24%) Linux
8 100 (5.36%) Unix
9 83 (4.45%) Android
10 81 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 72 (3.86%) Windows XP
12 61 (3.27%) Windows 8
13 58 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 44 (2.36%) Apple iOS
15 24 (1.29%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.13%) CentOS
17 18 (0.96%) AIX
18 17 (0.91%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.91%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (20.95%) ITIL
2 275 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 269 (14.42%) Migration
4 139 (7.45%) Service Management
5 116 (6.22%) Problem-Solving
6 108 (5.79%) Change Management
7 105 (5.63%) ITIL V3
8 87 (4.66%) Incident Management
8 87 (4.66%) Service Delivery
9 78 (4.18%) Application Packaging
10 77 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 69 (3.70%) Project Management
13 58 (3.11%) Application Virtualisation
13 58 (3.11%) Load Balancing
14 57 (3.05%) ITSM
14 57 (3.05%) PRINCE2
15 50 (2.68%) Patch Management
16 49 (2.63%) Change Control
17 48 (2.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 335 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 195 (10.45%) SQL
3 71 (3.80%) VBScript
4 59 (3.16%) VB
5 43 (2.30%) C#
6 36 (1.93%) Java
7 34 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 27 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 26 (1.39%) Perl
9 26 (1.39%) VBA
10 21 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 21 (1.13%) Python
10 21 (1.13%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.70%) C
14 6 (0.32%) Ruby
15 2 (0.11%) VB6
16 1 (0.054%) Korn
16 1 (0.054%) PHP
Qualifications
1 198 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 160 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 138 (7.40%) SC Cleared
4 102 (5.47%) MCSE
5 87 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
6 75 (4.02%) Degree
7 63 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 60 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (2.79%) CCA
10 51 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 50 (2.68%) MCSA
12 37 (1.98%) MCP
13 33 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (1.71%) CCNP
15 28 (1.50%) CCNA
16 23 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 20 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (1.02%) MCTS
18 19 (1.02%) VCAP
19 18 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.73%) SLA
2 54 (2.89%) QA
3 15 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.70%) GDPR
5 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.38%) PMO
6 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.054%) GAMP
9 1 (0.054%) HL7
9 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 915 (49.04%) Active Directory
2 510 (27.33%) XenApp
3 470 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 388 (20.79%) XenDesktop
5 189 (10.13%) Hyper-V
6 180 (9.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 152 (8.15%) vSphere
8 139 (7.45%) VMware ESXi
9 106 (5.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 79 (4.23%) XenServer
11 57 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
13 21 (1.13%) Docker
13 21 (1.13%) VMware Server
14 20 (1.07%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
16 17 (0.91%) Terminal Services
17 14 (0.75%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 468 (25.08%) SCCM
2 75 (4.02%) SCOM
3 54 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 48 (2.57%) Puppet
5 37 (1.98%) vCenter Server
6 35 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (1.77%) Ansible
8 32 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 31 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
10 30 (1.61%) Terraform
11 25 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 25 (1.34%) WSUS
12 23 (1.23%) Backup Exec
12 23 (1.23%) NetBackup
13 22 (1.18%) AirWatch
14 21 (1.13%) vRealize
14 21 (1.13%) XenMobile
15 19 (1.02%) HP SIM
16 16 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
17 15 (0.80%) Packer
Vendors
1 798 (42.77%) VMware
2 749 (40.14%) Microsoft
3 251 (13.45%) Cisco
4 135 (7.23%) Ivanti
5 133 (7.13%) Oracle
6 127 (6.81%) HP
7 102 (5.47%) NetApp
8 83 (4.45%) Dell
9 81 (4.34%) Apple
10 68 (3.64%) CheckPoint
10 68 (3.64%) IBM
10 68 (3.64%) ServiceNow
11 67 (3.59%) Wyse
12 65 (3.48%) McAfee
13 44 (2.36%) Avaya
13 44 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 38 (2.04%) Sony
15 37 (1.98%) Symantec
16 33 (1.77%) Veeam
17 31 (1.66%) Splunk