Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 148 109
Rank change year-on-year +10 -39 -34
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,861 1,675 2,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.98% 1.83% 2.23%
As % of the Vendors category 4.70% 4.25% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,205 956 1,342
England median daily rate £363 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +2.27% +1.54%
10th Percentile £145 £140 £163
90th Percentile £532 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 97 222
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.00 £34.30 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £18.13 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% -

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 39,568 39,426 44,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.99% 43.15% 44.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,794 24,533 27,456
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £626 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,491 1,277 1,558
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £45.66 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% - -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +20 853 £375 +7.14% 148
South East +11 408 £385 +3.36% 78
North of England -26 216 £300 +3.45% 106
Midlands +17 172 £325 +1.56% 79
North West -8 140 £300 - 65
East of England -33 117 £365 +4.29% 40
South West -17 91 £341 +3.41% 24
East Midlands +43 86 £300 -8.75% 29
West Midlands -14 84 £325 +8.33% 50
Yorkshire -27 52 £325 - 37
North East -24 24 £278 -0.89% 4
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,236 (66.42%) Windows
2 936 (50.30%) Active Directory
3 808 (43.42%) VMware
4 768 (41.27%) Microsoft
5 545 (29.29%) Windows Server
6 513 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 513 (27.57%) XenApp
7 476 (25.58%) Office 365
8 458 (24.61%) SCCM
9 418 (22.46%) Windows 10
10 408 (21.92%) Finance
11 386 (20.74%) XenDesktop
12 384 (20.63%) ITIL
13 370 (19.88%) Windows 7
14 323 (17.36%) PowerShell
15 316 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
16 306 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
17 289 (15.53%) Migration
18 257 (13.81%) MS Exchange
19 254 (13.65%) DNS
20 252 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
21 251 (13.49%) Cisco
22 245 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 236 (12.68%) SQL
24 220 (11.82%) DHCP
25 215 (11.55%) SQL Server
26 213 (11.45%) Firewall
27 204 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
28 197 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
29 196 (10.53%) Linux

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
1 257 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 139 (7.47%) Skype for Business
3 137 (7.36%) SharePoint
4 96 (5.16%) IIS
5 95 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.29%) JBoss
7 24 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (1.13%) Apache
10 15 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.64%) WildFly
13 11 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
14 10 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 306 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.054%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.054%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) Eikon
3 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.11%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.054%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.054%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
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
Cloud Services
1 476 (25.58%) Office 365
2 316 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (3.33%) IaaS
5 61 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (2.31%) PaaS
6 43 (2.31%) SaaS
7 18 (0.97%) OneDrive
8 16 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.70%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.59%) Yammer
13 10 (0.54%) G Suite
14 8 (0.43%) Boomi
15 5 (0.27%) Akamai
15 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.21%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 254 (13.65%) DNS
2 220 (11.82%) DHCP
3 213 (11.45%) Firewall
4 196 (10.53%) NetScaler
5 167 (8.97%) VPN
6 160 (8.60%) WAN
7 156 (8.38%) LAN
8 145 (7.79%) SAN
9 144 (7.74%) Skype
10 114 (6.13%) TCP/IP
11 77 (4.14%) Internet
12 58 (3.12%) VLAN
13 56 (3.01%) VoIP
14 53 (2.85%) Wireless
15 45 (2.42%) NAS
16 41 (2.20%) MPLS
17 35 (1.88%) Network Security
18 34 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
19 28 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
20 27 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.70%) MySQL
9 11 (0.59%) SQLPlus
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.43%) DB2
12 8 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.32%) Big Data
14 6 (0.32%) MS Access
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (2.15%) MSI
2 26 (1.40%) AdminStudio
3 24 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.86%) JIRA
5 14 (0.75%) Vagrant
6 13 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.70%) Travis CI
7 12 (0.64%) Git (software)
8 10 (0.54%) Selenium
9 9 (0.48%) Ant
9 9 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.27%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.27%) Maven
11 4 (0.21%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.21%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (0.16%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.11%) AutoIt
13 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 408 (21.92%) Finance
2 117 (6.29%) Banking
3 68 (3.65%) Law
4 45 (2.42%) Retail
5 30 (1.61%) Legal
6 26 (1.40%) Publishing
6 26 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.24%) Back Office
8 18 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.86%) Advertising
10 14 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.59%) Local Government
12 9 (0.48%) Marketing
13 7 (0.38%) Front Office
14 6 (0.32%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.27%) French Language
15 5 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Electronics
16 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 380 (20.42%) Analyst
2 206 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 181 (9.73%) Desktop Support
4 176 (9.46%) Citrix Engineer
5 165 (8.87%) Architect
6 159 (8.54%) Support Engineer
7 158 (8.49%) Service Analyst
8 146 (7.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 129 (6.93%) Support Analyst
10 108 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 86 (4.62%) Project Manager
12 82 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 78 (4.19%) Consultant
14 77 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
15 73 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 73 (3.92%) IT Support
16 72 (3.87%) Citrix Support
17 65 (3.49%) VMware Engineer
18 64 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
19 61 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.87%) Middleware
2 54 (2.90%) .NET
3 45 (2.42%) Web Services
4 26 (1.40%) HTML
5 24 (1.29%) LDAP
6 19 (1.02%) CSS
7 14 (0.75%) XML
8 13 (0.70%) JSP
9 12 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 12 (0.64%) SOAP
10 11 (0.59%) SAML
10 11 (0.59%) Software Packaging
11 10 (0.54%) Struts
12 9 (0.48%) JSON
13 8 (0.43%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.43%) XSL
13 8 (0.43%) XSLT
14 7 (0.38%) Node.js
14 7 (0.38%) WinForms
14 7 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 160 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (5.75%) Blackberry
4 101 (5.43%) Fat Client
4 101 (5.43%) Thin Client
5 72 (3.87%) Clustering
6 63 (3.39%) PKI
7 41 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
8 40 (2.15%) iPhone
9 36 (1.93%) User Experience
10 33 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
12 24 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.07%) iPad
14 18 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 18 (0.97%) Smartphone
15 17 (0.91%) Computer Science
16 16 (0.86%) Replication
17 15 (0.81%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,236 (66.42%) Windows
2 545 (29.29%) Windows Server
3 418 (22.46%) Windows 10
4 370 (19.88%) Windows 7
5 252 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 197 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (10.53%) Linux
8 104 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (5.48%) Unix
10 78 (4.19%) Android
11 67 (3.60%) Apple iOS
12 66 (3.55%) Windows XP
13 60 (3.22%) Windows 8
14 59 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.45%) Mac OS
16 22 (1.18%) Solaris
17 21 (1.13%) AIX
18 13 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
18 13 (0.70%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (20.63%) ITIL
2 289 (15.53%) Migration
3 245 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 136 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
5 132 (7.09%) Service Management
6 107 (5.75%) Change Management
7 98 (5.27%) Project Management
7 98 (5.27%) Service Delivery
8 91 (4.89%) ITIL V3
9 86 (4.62%) Application Packaging
9 86 (4.62%) Incident Management
10 82 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (3.39%) Application Virtualisation
12 61 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 61 (3.28%) Load Balancing
13 60 (3.22%) PRINCE2
14 52 (2.79%) Patch Management
15 48 (2.58%) DevOps
15 48 (2.58%) High Availability
16 47 (2.53%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 323 (17.36%) PowerShell
2 236 (12.68%) SQL
3 74 (3.98%) VBScript
4 47 (2.53%) VB
5 40 (2.15%) Java
6 35 (1.88%) C#
7 30 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 27 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 24 (1.29%) Perl
9 24 (1.29%) VBA
10 21 (1.13%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.97%) C
12 18 (0.97%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.86%) Python
15 3 (0.16%) Ruby
16 1 (0.054%) Groovy
16 1 (0.054%) Korn
16 1 (0.054%) PHP
Qualifications
1 156 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 148 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 83 (4.46%) MCSE
5 76 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
6 69 (3.71%) Degree
7 60 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 54 (2.90%) MCSA
9 50 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (2.31%) CCA
11 31 (1.67%) CCNP
11 31 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (1.67%) MCP
12 24 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 19 (1.02%) MCITP
13 19 (1.02%) MCTS
14 17 (0.91%) CCNA
14 17 (0.91%) VCAP
15 15 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.07%) SLA
2 50 (2.69%) QA
3 15 (0.81%) GDPR
3 15 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.27%) PMO
6 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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%) GAMP
9 1 (0.054%) HL7
9 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 936 (50.30%) Active Directory
2 513 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 513 (27.57%) XenApp
3 386 (20.74%) XenDesktop
4 204 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 193 (10.37%) Hyper-V
6 162 (8.70%) vSphere
7 146 (7.85%) VMware ESXi
8 125 (6.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 85 (4.57%) XenServer
10 69 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (1.29%) VMware Server
12 24 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
13 20 (1.07%) Docker
13 20 (1.07%) Terminal Services
14 19 (1.02%) DFS Replication
15 16 (0.86%) BitLocker
15 16 (0.86%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 458 (24.61%) SCCM
2 71 (3.82%) SCOM
3 54 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 41 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 40 (2.15%) Puppet
6 39 (2.10%) WSUS
7 35 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
8 31 (1.67%) NetBackup
9 29 (1.56%) Ansible
9 29 (1.56%) Backup Exec
10 28 (1.50%) vCenter Server
10 28 (1.50%) XenMobile
11 27 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
12 26 (1.40%) AirWatch
13 19 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (1.02%) vRealize
14 17 (0.91%) Terraform
15 16 (0.86%) Netcool
16 14 (0.75%) Data Guard
16 14 (0.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 808 (43.42%) VMware
2 768 (41.27%) Microsoft
3 251 (13.49%) Cisco
4 155 (8.33%) Oracle
5 151 (8.11%) HP
6 143 (7.68%) Ivanti
7 119 (6.39%) NetApp
8 84 (4.51%) Apple
9 78 (4.19%) McAfee
10 77 (4.14%) Wyse
11 76 (4.08%) Dell
12 65 (3.49%) IBM
13 56 (3.01%) ServiceNow
14 47 (2.53%) Symantec
15 46 (2.47%) CheckPoint
16 44 (2.36%) Red Hat
17 38 (2.04%) EMC
18 35 (1.88%) SAP
19 33 (1.77%) Sony
20 32 (1.72%) Avaya