Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 151 135
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16 +21
Contract jobs citing Citrix 812 1,560 1,817
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.88% 1.86% 1.97%
As % of the Vendors category 4.38% 4.38% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 995 1,223
Median daily rate £350 £380 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +15.15% -5.71%
10th Percentile £163 £160 £148
90th Percentile £520 £575 £519
UK median daily rate £350 £380 £325
% change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 86 105
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +25.81% -3.13%
10th Percentile £14.65 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.52 £35.00 £30.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +41.03% +21.88% -

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 18,546 35,629 38,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.02% 42.51% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,154 22,452 23,937
Median daily rate £450 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £250
90th Percentile £666 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 1,173 1,356
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.01 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.63% +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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 0 298 £360 -4.64% 19
North of England +80 190 £320 -14.67% 28
South East -21 141 £363 -9.38% 16
North West +48 115 £308 -12.14% 12
South West +9 69 £375 -11.76% 11
Midlands -1 59 £325 +6.56% 20
East of England +42 54 £300 -14.29% 4
Yorkshire +60 39 £445 +11.25% 14
North East +41 36 £345 -4.94% 2
West Midlands +2 29 £320 -0.78% 15
East Midlands +14 24 £313 +4.17% 5
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 570 (70.20%) Windows
2 403 (49.63%) Active Directory
3 331 (40.76%) Microsoft
4 328 (40.39%) VMware
5 262 (32.27%) Office 365
6 246 (30.30%) XenApp
7 234 (28.82%) Windows Server
8 208 (25.62%) SCCM
9 206 (25.37%) Windows 10
10 192 (23.65%) Azure
11 178 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 175 (21.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 157 (19.33%) ITIL
14 155 (19.09%) XenDesktop
15 151 (18.60%) Security Cleared
16 146 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 140 (17.24%) Cisco
18 133 (16.38%) PowerShell
19 130 (16.01%) Windows 7
20 128 (15.76%) DNS
21 122 (15.02%) NetScaler
22 119 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
23 116 (14.29%) SC Cleared
23 116 (14.29%) Finance
24 114 (14.04%) Firewall
25 112 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
26 107 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
27 106 (13.05%) MS Exchange
28 99 (12.19%) DHCP
29 98 (12.07%) Migration

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
1 106 (13.05%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 40 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (3.94%) Skype for Business
5 30 (3.69%) IIS
6 26 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.62%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.37%) Apache
11 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.12%) Confluence
13 1 (0.12%) Drupal
13 1 (0.12%) JBoss
13 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.12%) Site Server
Applications
1 107 (13.18%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.11%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.62%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 262 (32.27%) Office 365
2 192 (23.65%) Azure
3 64 (7.88%) AWS
4 32 (3.94%) IaaS
5 26 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (2.71%) SaaS
7 20 (2.46%) OneDrive
7 20 (2.46%) PaaS
8 12 (1.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (0.99%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.62%) GCP
11 4 (0.49%) G Suite
11 4 (0.49%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.37%) Yammer
13 2 (0.25%) Akamai
13 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.25%) iTunes
14 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.12%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 128 (15.76%) DNS
2 122 (15.02%) NetScaler
3 114 (14.04%) Firewall
4 99 (12.19%) DHCP
5 82 (10.10%) WAN
6 75 (9.24%) VPN
7 72 (8.87%) SAN
8 68 (8.37%) LAN
9 46 (5.67%) TCP/IP
10 42 (5.17%) Skype
11 29 (3.57%) Wireless
12 26 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (3.08%) MPLS
13 25 (3.08%) VoIP
14 23 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (2.71%) VLAN
16 19 (2.34%) Internet
16 19 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.49%) MySQL
4 4 (0.49%) Power BI
4 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) Big Data
7 1 (0.12%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 23 (2.83%) MSI
2 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.37%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.37%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.25%) JIRA
4 2 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.12%) GitLab
5 1 (0.12%) Hudson
5 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 116 (14.29%) Finance
2 31 (3.82%) Banking
3 30 (3.69%) Public Sector
4 22 (2.71%) Law
5 21 (2.59%) Legal
6 11 (1.35%) Local Government
6 11 (1.35%) Retail
7 10 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.62%) Publishing
10 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.49%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.25%) International Banking
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.12%) Police
Job Titles
1 146 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 116 (14.29%) Analyst
3 107 (13.18%) Citrix Engineer
4 65 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 60 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 57 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
7 44 (5.42%) Desktop Support
7 44 (5.42%) Service Analyst
8 43 (5.30%) Support Analyst
9 42 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 38 (4.68%) Architect
10 38 (4.68%) Consultant
11 37 (4.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (4.43%) Network Engineer
13 30 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 30 (3.69%) Applications Packager
13 30 (3.69%) Infrastructure Support
14 29 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
15 28 (3.45%) IT Engineer
16 27 (3.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.72%) Software Packaging
2 9 (1.11%) .NET
3 7 (0.86%) Web Services
4 6 (0.74%) Middleware
5 4 (0.49%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.37%) LDAP
6 3 (0.37%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.25%) XML
7 2 (0.25%) XMPP
8 1 (0.12%) Ajax
8 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.12%) EJB
8 1 (0.12%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (0.12%) HTML
8 1 (0.12%) Java EE
8 1 (0.12%) JPA
8 1 (0.12%) jQuery
8 1 (0.12%) SOAP
8 1 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.82%) Fat Client
3 31 (3.82%) Thin Client
4 29 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 27 (3.33%) Clustering
5 27 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.08%) iPhone
7 22 (2.71%) PKI
8 16 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.85%) Smartphone
10 12 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.99%) CMDB
12 8 (0.99%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.86%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.74%) NHS
14 6 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 570 (70.20%) Windows
2 234 (28.82%) Windows Server
3 206 (25.37%) Windows 10
4 146 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (16.01%) Windows 7
6 119 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 45 (5.54%) Linux
9 35 (4.31%) Android
10 28 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (2.22%) Unix
13 17 (2.09%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.97%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.48%) Mac OS
16 10 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (1.11%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.86%) VMS
18 7 (0.86%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (21.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 157 (19.33%) ITIL
3 98 (12.07%) Migration
4 52 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (6.03%) Application Packaging
6 46 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (5.30%) Project Delivery
8 42 (5.17%) Service Management
9 35 (4.31%) ITIL V3
10 33 (4.06%) Service Delivery
11 32 (3.94%) Project Management
12 29 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
12 29 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (3.08%) Incident Management
13 25 (3.08%) Mobile Device Management
14 23 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (2.83%) ITSM
14 23 (2.83%) Network Design
14 23 (2.83%) Server Management
15 22 (2.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 133 (16.38%) PowerShell
2 86 (10.59%) SQL
3 19 (2.34%) VBScript
4 16 (1.97%) Python
5 15 (1.85%) VB
6 6 (0.74%) C
6 6 (0.74%) C#
7 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.62%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.49%) Java
8 4 (0.49%) Perl
9 3 (0.37%) PHP
10 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 151 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 116 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 57 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
4 36 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 24 (2.96%) Degree
7 24 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (2.83%) CCA
8 23 (2.83%) CCNP
9 22 (2.71%) MCSE
10 15 (1.85%) CCNA
11 12 (1.48%) CCIE
12 10 (1.23%) MCSA
13 8 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.86%) MCP
15 6 (0.74%) MCITP
16 5 (0.62%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.94%) SLA
2 18 (2.22%) QA
3 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.49%) GDPR
5 2 (0.25%) NCSC
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) NIST
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 403 (49.63%) Active Directory
2 246 (30.30%) XenApp
3 178 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 155 (19.09%) XenDesktop
5 83 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 76 (9.36%) Hyper-V
6 76 (9.36%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (5.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 42 (5.17%) vSphere
9 33 (4.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (2.22%) Terminal Services
11 12 (1.48%) BitLocker
11 12 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.48%) VMware NSX
12 11 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (1.35%) DFS Replication
13 9 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (0.86%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 208 (25.62%) SCCM
2 41 (5.05%) SCOM
3 29 (3.57%) AirWatch
4 27 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (2.22%) WSUS
6 16 (1.97%) AppDNA
7 14 (1.72%) XenMobile
8 13 (1.60%) Puppet
8 13 (1.60%) vRealize
9 12 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (1.35%) Ansible
10 11 (1.35%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.23%) SafeCom
12 8 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.86%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.86%) HP SIM
13 7 (0.86%) SnapMirror
13 7 (0.86%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 331 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 328 (40.39%) VMware
3 140 (17.24%) Cisco
4 55 (6.77%) Ivanti
5 47 (5.79%) NetApp
6 44 (5.42%) Dell
7 32 (3.94%) HP
7 32 (3.94%) Palo Alto
8 28 (3.45%) Apple
8 28 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 28 (3.45%) Symantec
9 27 (3.33%) McAfee
10 23 (2.83%) CheckPoint
10 23 (2.83%) EMC
11 21 (2.59%) Oracle
12 20 (2.46%) F5
12 20 (2.46%) Nimble Storage
13 15 (1.85%) Juniper
13 15 (1.85%) Meraki
14 14 (1.72%) Sophos