Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 108 74
Rank change year-on-year -36 -34 -9
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1688 2178 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 2.23% 2.69%
As % of the Vendors category 4.29% 4.97% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 1328 1667
England median daily rate £339 £326 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £140 £163 £156
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 220 269
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.45 £33.75 £33.37
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - -5.71%

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 39349 43798 45328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.07% 44.84% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24523 27135 27234
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1276 1546 1989
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.75 £44.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -26 708 £345 -8.00% 47
South East +15 365 £375 +15.38% 25
North of England -40 224 £290 -4.53% 41
East of England -38 161 £350 - 19
Midlands +6 128 £328 +0.77% 23
North West -21 117 £300 -25.00% 33
South West -17 98 £325 +18.18% 11
West Midlands +8 85 £300 - 16
Yorkshire +6 63 £325 - 6
North East -23 46 £283 +7.11% 2
East Midlands -10 42 £338 -3.57% 7
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 England region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 1214 (71.92%) Windows
2 823 (48.76%) Active Directory
3 768 (45.50%) Microsoft
4 727 (43.07%) VMware
5 554 (32.82%) Windows Server
6 393 (23.28%) XenApp
7 374 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 360 (21.33%) Office 365
9 355 (21.03%) SCCM
9 355 (21.03%) Cisco
10 330 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 325 (19.25%) Windows 7
12 322 (19.08%) MS Exchange
13 319 (18.90%) ITIL
14 300 (17.77%) Finance
15 299 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 291 (17.24%) Firewall
17 269 (15.94%) DNS
18 252 (14.93%) XenDesktop
19 245 (14.51%) PowerShell
20 244 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
21 231 (13.68%) Windows 10
22 226 (13.39%) SQL Server
23 221 (13.09%) DHCP
24 219 (12.97%) Linux
25 205 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
26 198 (11.73%) Hyper-V
27 195 (11.55%) NetScaler
28 189 (11.20%) SAN
29 187 (11.08%) WAN

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
1 322 (19.08%) MS Exchange
2 162 (9.60%) Skype for Business
3 115 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 114 (6.75%) SharePoint
5 86 (5.09%) IIS
6 61 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 50 (2.96%) IBM Notes
8 42 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (1.36%) Apache
11 22 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (0.89%) JBoss
12 15 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.77%) WildFly
15 11 (0.65%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.47%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.36%) CMS
17 6 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 244 (14.45%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.059%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 27 (1.60%) Eikon
2 19 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.059%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.059%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 360 (21.33%) Office 365
2 170 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (2.84%) PaaS
5 47 (2.78%) IaaS
6 24 (1.42%) OneDrive
7 21 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.77%) SaaS
9 7 (0.41%) G Suite
10 3 (0.18%) GitHub
10 3 (0.18%) Yammer
11 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.059%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.059%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.059%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.059%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 291 (17.24%) Firewall
2 269 (15.94%) DNS
3 221 (13.09%) DHCP
4 195 (11.55%) NetScaler
5 189 (11.20%) SAN
6 187 (11.08%) WAN
7 185 (10.96%) LAN
8 184 (10.90%) VPN
9 139 (8.23%) TCP/IP
10 78 (4.62%) Skype
11 75 (4.44%) Wireless
12 72 (4.27%) Internet
13 68 (4.03%) Network Security
14 58 (3.44%) NAS
15 57 (3.38%) VLAN
16 55 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
17 45 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
18 43 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 40 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
20 39 (2.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (0.83%) MySQL
7 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (0.53%) Big Data
9 8 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.30%) MS Access
11 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 4 (0.24%) DB2
13 3 (0.18%) IDOL
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (1.48%) JIRA
2 16 (0.95%) MSI
3 11 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.53%) Zephyr
5 7 (0.41%) InstallShield
6 6 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.30%) Maven
7 5 (0.30%) ScriptRunner
7 5 (0.30%) Subversion
8 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.18%) Hudson
9 3 (0.18%) Selenium
9 3 (0.18%) Toad
9 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 300 (17.77%) Finance
2 138 (8.18%) Banking
3 50 (2.96%) Legal
4 41 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 30 (1.78%) Retail
6 29 (1.72%) Law
7 24 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.30%) Publishing
9 18 (1.07%) Local Government
10 16 (0.95%) Advertising
11 14 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.77%) Front Office
13 11 (0.65%) Back Office
13 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.65%) French Language
13 11 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.36%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Marketing
14 6 (0.36%) Military
15 5 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 306 (18.13%) Analyst
2 187 (11.08%) Architect
3 168 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 160 (9.48%) Desktop Support
5 155 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 110 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 108 (6.40%) Citrix Engineer
8 101 (5.98%) Support Analyst
9 98 (5.81%) Consultant
10 95 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 76 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
12 74 (4.38%) Service Analyst
13 73 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
13 73 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
14 72 (4.27%) Network Engineer
15 67 (3.97%) Project Manager
16 64 (3.79%) Administrator
17 60 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
18 58 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
19 53 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.31%) .NET
2 32 (1.90%) Middleware
2 32 (1.90%) Web Services
3 11 (0.65%) XML
4 9 (0.53%) Regular Expression
4 9 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (0.47%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.47%) CSS
5 8 (0.47%) HTML
5 8 (0.47%) SAML
5 8 (0.47%) SOAP
6 6 (0.36%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.36%) J2EE
6 6 (0.36%) MSMQ
6 6 (0.36%) SailPoint
7 5 (0.30%) RESTful
7 5 (0.30%) XHTML
8 4 (0.24%) REST
8 4 (0.24%) SonicMQ
8 4 (0.24%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.43%) Data Centre
2 150 (8.89%) Blackberry
3 97 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.55%) Clustering
5 59 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 57 (3.38%) Fat Client
6 57 (3.38%) Thin Client
7 42 (2.49%) BYOD
8 39 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 38 (2.25%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.84%) iPhone
11 30 (1.78%) PKI
12 25 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.36%) Computer Science
14 21 (1.24%) CESG
14 21 (1.24%) Replication
15 18 (1.07%) User Experience
16 16 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (0.77%) EMC VNX
17 13 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1214 (71.92%) Windows
2 554 (32.82%) Windows Server
3 330 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 325 (19.25%) Windows 7
5 299 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 231 (13.68%) Windows 10
7 219 (12.97%) Linux
8 132 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (6.04%) Unix
10 70 (4.15%) Android
11 64 (3.79%) Apple iOS
12 61 (3.61%) Windows 8
13 44 (2.61%) Mac OS
14 31 (1.84%) Solaris
15 28 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (1.66%) Windows XP
16 17 (1.01%) CentOS
17 14 (0.83%) AIX
18 12 (0.71%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (18.90%) ITIL
2 175 (10.37%) Migration
3 87 (5.15%) Change Management
4 85 (5.04%) TOGAF
5 80 (4.74%) Project Management
6 78 (4.62%) Service Management
7 74 (4.38%) Incident Management
8 70 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (3.44%) Load Balancing
10 57 (3.38%) High Availability
11 54 (3.20%) PRINCE2
12 52 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
13 51 (3.02%) Service Delivery
14 50 (2.96%) Problem Management
15 49 (2.90%) Network Design
16 43 (2.55%) Application Packaging
17 39 (2.31%) Virtual Environments
18 38 (2.25%) ITIL V3
18 38 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (2.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 245 (14.51%) PowerShell
2 186 (11.02%) SQL
3 52 (3.08%) VBScript
4 49 (2.90%) Java
5 26 (1.54%) VB
6 21 (1.24%) C#
7 20 (1.18%) Perl
8 17 (1.01%) Python
9 15 (0.89%) PHP
9 15 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 13 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.53%) VBA
13 8 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.47%) C
14 6 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.30%) Groovy
15 5 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.12%) C-shell
16 2 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 205 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 156 (9.24%) MCSE
4 119 (7.05%) SC Cleared
5 93 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (4.15%) Degree
7 63 (3.73%) MCSA
8 62 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
9 61 (3.61%) MCP
10 58 (3.44%) CCNP
11 44 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 42 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (2.19%) CCNA
13 37 (2.19%) MCDST
14 36 (2.13%) DV Cleared
15 32 (1.90%) CCIE
16 26 (1.54%) CCA
17 22 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
18 21 (1.24%) MCITP
19 20 (1.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.21%) SLA
2 23 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.53%) QA
6 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.24%) GDPR
7 4 (0.24%) MiFID
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.059%) NIST 800
System Software
1 823 (48.76%) Active Directory
2 393 (23.28%) XenApp
3 374 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 252 (14.93%) XenDesktop
5 198 (11.73%) Hyper-V
6 168 (9.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 143 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
8 113 (6.69%) XenServer
9 95 (5.63%) vSphere
10 52 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 43 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (1.84%) Terminal Services
12 31 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
13 30 (1.78%) BitLocker
14 19 (1.13%) DFS Replication
15 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (1.01%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.83%) Terminal Server
16 14 (0.83%) Xen
17 12 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 355 (21.03%) SCCM
2 63 (3.73%) SCOM
3 42 (2.49%) NetBackup
4 41 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 38 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (1.78%) WSUS
7 26 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 24 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 22 (1.30%) AirWatch
10 21 (1.24%) vCenter Server
11 19 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (1.01%) AppDNA
12 17 (1.01%) Puppet
13 16 (0.95%) PowerCLI
14 13 (0.77%) Nagios
14 13 (0.77%) Netcool
14 13 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 12 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 768 (45.50%) Microsoft
2 727 (43.07%) VMware
3 355 (21.03%) Cisco
4 152 (9.00%) HP
5 100 (5.92%) Oracle
6 95 (5.63%) AppSense
7 93 (5.51%) NetApp
8 87 (5.15%) CheckPoint
9 79 (4.68%) Symantec
10 76 (4.50%) Apple
11 69 (4.09%) Juniper
12 65 (3.85%) Bloomberg
13 61 (3.61%) Dell
14 59 (3.50%) McAfee
15 58 (3.44%) EMC
16 50 (2.96%) Lotus
16 50 (2.96%) Palo Alto
17 49 (2.90%) IBM
18 48 (2.84%) Reuters
19 43 (2.55%) F5