Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 140 150
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -44
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,528 1,853 1,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.91% 1.99% 1.83%
As % of the Vendors category 4.45% 4.74% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 1,209 978
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £178 £148 £143
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 138 104
England median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.13% +1.77% +4.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £28.23 £44.55
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.75 £16.75
% change year-on-year +5.35% +5.97% +1.52%

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 34,308 39,112 39,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.93% 41.99% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,704 24,502 24,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +3.43%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £619
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.77% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 1,499 1,280
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -1 647 £400 +6.67% 123
South East -17 315 £390 +2.63% 88
North of England +10 217 £370 +17.30% 108
North West +13 142 £375 +22.95% 62
Midlands +14 126 £300 - 52
South West +10 126 £380 +16.92% 44
East of England +7 95 £400 +14.29% 33
West Midlands +40 85 £331 +15.12% 36
Yorkshire +39 59 £338 +10.66% 37
East Midlands -17 41 £275 -8.33% 15
North East -8 16 £375 +15.38% 9
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 1,086 (71.07%) Windows
2 757 (49.54%) Active Directory
3 675 (44.18%) VMware
4 662 (43.32%) Microsoft
5 490 (32.07%) Windows Server
6 478 (31.28%) Office 365
7 442 (28.93%) SCCM
8 435 (28.47%) XenApp
9 405 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 397 (25.98%) Windows 10
11 336 (21.99%) ITIL
12 329 (21.53%) XenDesktop
13 323 (21.14%) PowerShell
14 315 (20.62%) Azure
15 303 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 291 (19.04%) Cisco
17 267 (17.47%) Finance
18 263 (17.21%) Firewall
19 259 (16.95%) DNS
20 239 (15.64%) MS Exchange
21 238 (15.58%) Migration
21 238 (15.58%) Windows 7
22 206 (13.48%) Hyper-V
22 206 (13.48%) SQL
23 203 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
24 195 (12.76%) NetScaler
24 195 (12.76%) Microsoft Office
25 191 (12.50%) DHCP
26 178 (11.65%) Security Cleared
27 177 (11.58%) 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
1 239 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 149 (9.75%) Skype for Business
3 102 (6.68%) SharePoint
4 86 (5.63%) IIS
5 65 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (0.65%) MS Project Server
9 8 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.33%) Apache
12 5 (0.33%) CMS
13 4 (0.26%) Confluence
13 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 195 (12.76%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.44%) Siebel CRM
2 21 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 3 (0.20%) Aligne
8 1 (0.065%) assyst
8 1 (0.065%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.065%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.065%) Eikon
8 1 (0.065%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.065%) Relativity
8 1 (0.065%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 478 (31.28%) Office 365
2 315 (20.62%) Azure
3 133 (8.70%) AWS
4 53 (3.47%) PaaS
4 53 (3.47%) SaaS
5 51 (3.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (3.34%) IaaS
6 32 (2.09%) GitHub
7 19 (1.24%) OneDrive
8 17 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.92%) Yammer
10 10 (0.65%) GCP
10 10 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 7 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.39%) Slack
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.33%) Route 53
14 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 263 (17.21%) Firewall
2 259 (16.95%) DNS
3 195 (12.76%) NetScaler
4 191 (12.50%) DHCP
5 133 (8.70%) Skype
6 121 (7.92%) LAN
7 114 (7.46%) WAN
8 101 (6.61%) VPN
9 80 (5.24%) SAN
10 78 (5.10%) TCP/IP
11 58 (3.80%) Wireless
12 54 (3.53%) VoIP
13 48 (3.14%) IP Telephony
13 48 (3.14%) MPLS
14 45 (2.95%) Network Security
15 40 (2.62%) VLAN
16 37 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 37 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (2.36%) Internet
18 33 (2.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.09%) Oracle Database
3 23 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
3 23 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
4 21 (1.37%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 21 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
5 19 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.18%) DB2
6 18 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.11%) MySQL
7 17 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
9 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.85%) Big Data
11 11 (0.72%) DataStage
11 11 (0.72%) Informix
11 11 (0.72%) QualityStage
12 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (3.34%) MSI
2 28 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.37%) InstallShield
4 19 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.05%) JIRA
7 15 (0.98%) AdminStudio
8 14 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.46%) WiX
11 6 (0.39%) GitLab
12 4 (0.26%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.26%) WinDbg
13 3 (0.20%) Hudson
13 3 (0.20%) Subversion
14 1 (0.065%) Maven
14 1 (0.065%) Selenium
14 1 (0.065%) TestRail
General
1 267 (17.47%) Finance
2 117 (7.66%) Banking
3 71 (4.65%) Public Sector
4 40 (2.62%) Publishing
5 32 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.64%) Law
8 24 (1.57%) Retail
9 23 (1.51%) Legal
10 17 (1.11%) German Language
10 17 (1.11%) Local Government
11 14 (0.92%) Advertising
11 14 (0.92%) Back Office
11 14 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.85%) Russian Language
13 12 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.39%) Electronics
14 6 (0.39%) Marketing
15 5 (0.33%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 255 (16.69%) Analyst
2 238 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 131 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 128 (8.38%) Architect
5 99 (6.48%) Citrix Engineer
6 92 (6.02%) Service Analyst
7 89 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
8 88 (5.76%) Consultant
9 87 (5.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 81 (5.30%) Support Analyst
11 78 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
12 77 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 75 (4.91%) Desktop Support
14 73 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
15 65 (4.25%) Desktop Engineer
16 58 (3.80%) Network Engineer
17 54 (3.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 49 (3.21%) Administrator
19 47 (3.08%) Project Manager
20 45 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.23%) .NET
2 24 (1.57%) Software Packaging
3 19 (1.24%) Middleware
4 18 (1.18%) RESTful
5 15 (0.98%) XML
6 14 (0.92%) Swagger
6 14 (0.92%) WinForms
6 14 (0.92%) WPF
7 13 (0.85%) Web Services
8 11 (0.72%) XML Schema
9 7 (0.46%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.46%) LDAP
9 7 (0.46%) SAML
10 6 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.33%) JSON
11 5 (0.33%) React
12 4 (0.26%) HTML
13 3 (0.20%) Ajax
14 2 (0.13%) Velocity
14 2 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 77 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.60%) Blackberry
4 52 (3.40%) Clustering
5 42 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.49%) Fat Client
6 38 (2.49%) Thin Client
7 33 (2.16%) iPhone
8 30 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 30 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (1.90%) Replication
10 27 (1.77%) Smartphone
11 26 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.70%) PKI
12 25 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (0.79%) iPad
14 11 (0.72%) Blog
14 11 (0.72%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.65%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,086 (71.07%) Windows
2 490 (32.07%) Windows Server
3 397 (25.98%) Windows 10
4 238 (15.58%) Windows 7
5 203 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 177 (11.58%) Linux
7 164 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (4.32%) Android
10 62 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (2.81%) Unix
12 32 (2.09%) Apple iOS
13 19 (1.24%) Windows 8
14 18 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.05%) CentOS
16 15 (0.98%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.72%) Solaris
18 11 (0.72%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (21.99%) ITIL
2 303 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 238 (15.58%) Migration
4 117 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
5 96 (6.28%) Service Management
6 79 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (5.17%) Project Delivery
7 68 (4.45%) Load Balancing
8 64 (4.19%) Application Packaging
9 62 (4.06%) ITIL V3
10 61 (3.99%) DevOps
10 61 (3.99%) Incident Management
11 60 (3.93%) Project Management
12 57 (3.73%) Change Management
13 56 (3.66%) Service Delivery
14 54 (3.53%) ITSM
15 47 (3.08%) CRM
16 43 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (2.75%) PRINCE2
17 42 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 323 (21.14%) PowerShell
2 206 (13.48%) SQL
3 49 (3.21%) Python
4 40 (2.62%) VB
5 35 (2.29%) VBScript
6 26 (1.70%) Java
7 24 (1.57%) C#
8 22 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.11%) C
9 17 (1.11%) Perl
10 16 (1.05%) VBA
11 15 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 15 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.20%) PHP
15 2 (0.13%) Korn
15 2 (0.13%) Ruby
15 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.065%) C++
Qualifications
1 178 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 129 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 120 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 83 (5.43%) MCSE
7 63 (4.12%) CCNA
8 54 (3.53%) CCNP
8 54 (3.53%) DV Cleared
9 51 (3.34%) CCA
10 50 (3.27%) Degree
11 40 (2.62%) MCSA
12 35 (2.29%) MCP
13 33 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.44%) MCITP
16 19 (1.24%) CCIE
17 11 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
18 10 (0.65%) HNC
18 10 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.73%) SLA
2 40 (2.62%) QA
3 14 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.39%) GDPR
7 5 (0.33%) NIST
7 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.20%) PMO
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
9 2 (0.13%) GPG13
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.065%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.065%) ITGC
System Software
1 757 (49.54%) Active Directory
2 435 (28.47%) XenApp
3 405 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 329 (21.53%) XenDesktop
5 206 (13.48%) Hyper-V
6 139 (9.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 139 (9.10%) VMware ESXi
7 128 (8.38%) vSphere
8 71 (4.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 61 (3.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 45 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
11 42 (2.75%) VMware Workstation
12 31 (2.03%) BitLocker
13 22 (1.44%) DFS Replication
14 21 (1.37%) Docker
15 20 (1.31%) Terminal Services
15 20 (1.31%) VMware NSX
16 19 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 18 (1.18%) Xen
18 15 (0.98%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 442 (28.93%) SCCM
2 86 (5.63%) SCOM
3 56 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 40 (2.62%) Ansible
5 37 (2.42%) Puppet
6 24 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 22 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (1.44%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.44%) WSUS
8 21 (1.37%) SCVMM
9 20 (1.31%) AirWatch
10 18 (1.18%) Kubernetes
11 17 (1.11%) Nessus
12 16 (1.05%) vRealize
13 15 (0.98%) Backup Exec
13 15 (0.98%) NetBackup
13 15 (0.98%) XenMobile
14 14 (0.92%) Terraform
15 11 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 675 (44.18%) VMware
2 662 (43.32%) Microsoft
3 291 (19.04%) Cisco
4 124 (8.12%) HP
4 124 (8.12%) Oracle
5 100 (6.54%) Ivanti
6 85 (5.56%) NetApp
7 76 (4.97%) Dell
8 70 (4.58%) IBM
9 69 (4.52%) Apple
10 65 (4.25%) CheckPoint
11 61 (3.99%) Red Hat
12 53 (3.47%) Palo Alto
12 53 (3.47%) ServiceNow
13 48 (3.14%) EMC
14 42 (2.75%) Symantec
15 32 (2.09%) Sophos
16 31 (2.03%) F5
17 30 (1.96%) Avaya
18 27 (1.77%) SolarWinds