Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 213 216 135
Rank change year-on-year +3 -81 +8
Contract jobs citing Citrix 902 423 1,290
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.21% 1.97%
As % of the Vendors category 3.36% 2.91% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 271 901
10th Percentile £163 £158 £175
25th Percentile £225 £261 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £388 £373
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +4.03% -0.67%
75th Percentile £510 £475 £470
90th Percentile £623 £525 £553
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -0.06% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 22 60
10th Percentile - £12.58 £12.73
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% -19.79% +6.86%
75th Percentile £15.75 £22.75 £22.03
90th Percentile £17.25 £41.88 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.80
% change year-on-year -3.33% -20.19% +5.89%

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 26,865 14,532 28,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.46% 41.61% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,204 9,438 18,028
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
25th Percentile £405 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.43% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £625 £570 £556
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +10.81% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 827 510 1,121
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.31 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.06 £14.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.24 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -13.92% +25.59% +5.71%
75th Percentile £40.44 £46.69 £33.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £58.88 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year -19.19% +32.35% +6.86%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Citrix in England.

Daily rate trend for Citrix in England

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Citrix in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Citrix in England

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Citrix in England.

Hourly rate trend for Citrix in England

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Citrix in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -20 392 £425 +3.03% 99
South East -4 171 £385 -14.44% 52
North of England -10 105 £265 +29.27% 85
Midlands -38 79 £250 -35.48% 37
East of England -1 68 £375 +44.51% 26
North West -22 61 £245 +44.12% 51
South West -26 52 £305 +20.79% 20
Yorkshire -3 43 £300 -16.67% 28
West Midlands -50 43 £275 -31.25% 20
East Midlands -8 33 £200 -40.67% 16
North East -5 1 £250 -33.33% 6
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 590 (65.41%) Windows
2 499 (55.32%) Active Directory
3 472 (52.33%) Microsoft
4 358 (39.69%) VMware
5 341 (37.80%) Microsoft 365
6 303 (33.59%) Azure
7 257 (28.49%) Windows Server
8 255 (28.27%) ITIL
9 222 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 218 (24.17%) Social Skills
11 206 (22.84%) Windows 10
12 202 (22.39%) SCCM
13 186 (20.62%) Firewall
14 163 (18.07%) Cisco
15 160 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 159 (17.63%) Finance
17 145 (16.08%) PowerShell
18 124 (13.75%) DNS
19 116 (12.86%) Linux
19 116 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
20 112 (12.42%) NetScaler
21 106 (11.75%) Microsoft Office
22 103 (11.42%) WAN
22 103 (11.42%) XenApp
23 102 (11.31%) SQL
24 99 (10.98%) VPN
24 99 (10.98%) Migration
25 92 (10.20%) Microsoft Intune
26 91 (10.09%) Incident Management
27 86 (9.53%) DHCP

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 86 (9.53%) MS Exchange
2 60 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 41 (4.55%) IIS
4 22 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.11%) Skype for Business
7 18 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.22%) JBoss
10 10 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.00%) NetWeaver
12 7 (0.78%) Confluence
13 5 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.44%) Apache
14 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.33%) Site Server
Applications
1 106 (11.75%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 341 (37.80%) Microsoft 365
2 303 (33.59%) Azure
3 73 (8.09%) AWS
3 73 (8.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (3.88%) SaaS
5 31 (3.44%) IaaS
6 22 (2.44%) Mimecast
7 20 (2.22%) OneDrive
8 19 (2.11%) PaaS
9 18 (2.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 11 (1.22%) Azure Monitor
11 9 (1.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.00%) Nutanix
12 7 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.78%) GCP
12 7 (0.78%) Power Automate
12 7 (0.78%) Yammer
13 6 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 186 (20.62%) Firewall
2 124 (13.75%) DNS
3 112 (12.42%) NetScaler
4 103 (11.42%) WAN
5 99 (10.98%) VPN
6 86 (9.53%) DHCP
6 86 (9.53%) LAN
7 73 (8.09%) SAN
8 59 (6.54%) Wi-Fi
9 55 (6.10%) TCP/IP
10 39 (4.32%) MPLS
10 39 (4.32%) Network Security
11 38 (4.21%) Skype
12 35 (3.88%) Wireless
13 28 (3.10%) VoIP
14 26 (2.88%) Internet
15 25 (2.77%) SD-WAN
16 24 (2.66%) Kerberos
17 16 (1.77%) NAS
18 14 (1.55%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.00%) DB2
3 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (1.00%) MySQL
5 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.00%) SAP HANA
6 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.44%) FileMaker
9 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
12 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.11%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 20 (2.22%) JIRA
2 14 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.89%) MSI
5 7 (0.78%) JMeter
6 4 (0.44%) GitLab
6 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.33%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.22%) GCC
8 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.22%) MSTest
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.22%) Selenium
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.11%) LINQPad
9 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 218 (24.17%) Social Skills
2 159 (17.63%) Finance
3 59 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.76%) Public Sector
5 46 (5.10%) Retail
6 40 (4.43%) Banking
7 30 (3.33%) Legal
8 18 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
9 13 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
10 12 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.22%) Back Office
11 11 (1.22%) Law
11 11 (1.22%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.00%) Publishing
13 7 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.67%) Advertising
14 6 (0.67%) Front Office
14 6 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 168 (18.63%) Analyst
2 139 (15.41%) Support Engineer
3 129 (14.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 83 (9.20%) Service Analyst
4 83 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 79 (8.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 70 (7.76%) Architect
7 56 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 55 (6.10%) IT Support
9 53 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 49 (5.43%) Desktop Support
11 48 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 48 (5.32%) IT Engineer
12 42 (4.66%) Infrastructure Architect
13 39 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 38 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 37 (4.10%) IT Analyst
15 37 (4.10%) Project Manager
16 35 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
17 31 (3.44%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.22%) .NET
2 19 (2.11%) Middleware
3 15 (1.66%) HTML
4 13 (1.44%) XMPP
5 12 (1.33%) LDAP
6 10 (1.11%) SAML
7 9 (1.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.00%) SAP Basis
7 9 (1.00%) Web Services
8 8 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (0.89%) XML
9 7 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (0.78%) SOAP
10 5 (0.55%) JSON
10 5 (0.55%) WinForms
10 5 (0.55%) WPF
11 4 (0.44%) Loki
12 3 (0.33%) RESTful
12 3 (0.33%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.77%) PKI
3 33 (3.66%) Blackberry
4 25 (2.77%) iPhone
4 25 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (2.66%) Public Cloud
6 22 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 22 (2.44%) Thin Client
7 21 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (1.77%) Replication
10 15 (1.66%) Hedge funds
11 13 (1.44%) User Experience
12 12 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.22%) NHS
14 10 (1.11%) CCTV
14 10 (1.11%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 590 (65.41%) Windows
2 257 (28.49%) Windows Server
3 206 (22.84%) Windows 10
4 116 (12.86%) Linux
5 74 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (8.09%) Windows 7
7 61 (6.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 58 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (4.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 35 (3.88%) Android
11 31 (3.44%) Unix
12 28 (3.10%) Apple iOS
13 23 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (2.44%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (1.22%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.00%) AIX
17 9 (1.00%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (28.27%) ITIL
2 160 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 116 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (10.98%) Migration
5 91 (10.09%) Incident Management
6 79 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (8.31%) Asset Management
8 60 (6.65%) Change Management
9 59 (6.54%) Service Delivery
10 49 (5.43%) Project Delivery
11 47 (5.21%) Patch Management
12 45 (4.99%) Problem Management
12 45 (4.99%) Project Management
13 39 (4.32%) Service Management
14 38 (4.21%) ITSM
15 37 (4.10%) Identity Management
16 36 (3.99%) DevOps
16 36 (3.99%) Mobile Device Management
17 33 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
18 32 (3.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 145 (16.08%) PowerShell
2 102 (11.31%) SQL
3 56 (6.21%) Python
4 24 (2.66%) VBScript
5 20 (2.22%) C#
6 18 (2.00%) VB
7 15 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.44%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.44%) VBA
9 11 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.89%) C
11 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.67%) Java
13 4 (0.44%) Bash
13 4 (0.44%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.33%) Perl
15 1 (0.11%) C++
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
15 1 (0.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 46 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 43 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (4.32%) MCSA
6 36 (3.99%) MCSE
7 33 (3.66%) MCP
8 30 (3.33%) Degree
9 26 (2.88%) A+ Certification
10 23 (2.55%) CCNA
11 19 (2.11%) CCNP
11 19 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.88%) MCTS
14 13 (1.44%) MCITP
15 12 (1.33%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (1.00%) JNCIA
18 8 (0.89%) CCA
18 8 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (8.31%) SLA
2 23 (2.55%) QA
3 18 (2.00%) GDPR
4 15 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.00%) COBIT
5 9 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.22%) GxP
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.22%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 499 (55.32%) Active Directory
2 222 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (11.42%) XenApp
4 78 (8.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 78 (8.65%) XenDesktop
5 59 (6.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 57 (6.32%) Hyper-V
7 50 (5.54%) vSphere
8 39 (4.32%) NFS
9 33 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (2.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 18 (2.00%) BitLocker
14 13 (1.44%) Docker
15 12 (1.33%) VMware NSX
16 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.89%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.78%) Firmware
19 2 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 202 (22.39%) SCCM
2 92 (10.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 49 (5.43%) AirWatch
4 44 (4.88%) Ansible
5 40 (4.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 32 (3.55%) Prometheus
7 30 (3.33%) Terraform
8 29 (3.22%) Grafana
9 22 (2.44%) SCOM
10 21 (2.33%) Kubernetes
10 21 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (1.88%) ZABBIX
12 16 (1.77%) NetBackup
13 12 (1.33%) WSUS
14 11 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
15 10 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (1.11%) XenMobile
16 9 (1.00%) Nagios
16 9 (1.00%) vRealize
17 8 (0.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 472 (52.33%) Microsoft
2 358 (39.69%) VMware
3 163 (18.07%) Cisco
4 83 (9.20%) Oracle
5 76 (8.43%) ServiceNow
6 64 (7.10%) HP
7 49 (5.43%) Apple
8 37 (4.10%) Ivanti
9 36 (3.99%) CheckPoint
10 35 (3.88%) Veeam
11 33 (3.66%) Dell
12 31 (3.44%) SolarWinds
13 29 (3.22%) Red Hat
14 27 (2.99%) IBM
14 27 (2.99%) Palo Alto
15 25 (2.77%) NetApp
16 24 (2.66%) Adobe
16 24 (2.66%) TOWER Software
17 22 (2.44%) McAfee
18 21 (2.33%) Meraki