Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 140 139
Rank change year-on-year -58 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing Citrix 338 1,519 1,844
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.90% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 2.96% 4.42% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 1,017 1,226
Median daily rate £350 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £164 £180 £148
90th Percentile £507 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 66 135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.69% +7.13% +1.45%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.63 £11.41
90th Percentile £42.35 £46.63 £28.45
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £17.63
% change year-on-year +87.17% +6.10% +3.68%

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 11,437 34,350 39,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.12% 42.90% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,058 21,741 24,558
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 1,239 1,474
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +62.50% +14.29% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -57 147 £375 -4.15% 23
South East +16 65 £375 -4.15% 41
North of England -4 48 £275 -24.14% 45
Midlands +22 32 £335 +8.06% 21
South West +17 30 £310 -18.42% 24
North West -13 28 £275 -26.67% 33
West Midlands +26 20 £413 +22.22% 13
Yorkshire +47 18 £325 +4.00% 9
East Midlands +27 12 £335 +21.82% 8
East of England +22 10 £264 -34.00% 14
North East +28 2 - - 3
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 238 (70.41%) Windows
2 165 (48.82%) Active Directory
3 144 (42.60%) VMware
4 138 (40.83%) Microsoft
5 118 (34.91%) Office 365
6 101 (29.88%) Windows Server
7 93 (27.51%) Azure
8 87 (25.74%) Windows 10
9 86 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 81 (23.96%) XenApp
10 81 (23.96%) SCCM
11 76 (22.49%) DNS
12 71 (21.01%) ITIL
13 66 (19.53%) Cisco
13 66 (19.53%) XenDesktop
14 61 (18.05%) Firewall
15 60 (17.75%) Migration
16 58 (17.16%) Finance
17 57 (16.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 55 (16.27%) DHCP
19 52 (15.38%) PowerShell
20 44 (13.02%) Windows 7
20 44 (13.02%) NetScaler
20 44 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
21 42 (12.43%) Security Cleared
22 40 (11.83%) SAN
23 37 (10.95%) Windows Server 2016
24 33 (9.76%) SLA
24 33 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
25 32 (9.47%) SC Cleared

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 28 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.99%) IIS
3 20 (5.92%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.37%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.48%) JBoss
6 5 (1.48%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.59%) Apache
8 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.30%) nginx
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 24 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.59%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (34.91%) Office 365
2 93 (27.51%) Azure
3 23 (6.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (5.92%) AWS
5 13 (3.85%) IaaS
5 13 (3.85%) SaaS
6 11 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.66%) OneDrive
8 8 (2.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 8 (2.37%) PaaS
9 5 (1.48%) GCP
10 4 (1.18%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.59%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.30%) Datadog
13 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.30%) WhatsApp
13 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (22.49%) DNS
2 61 (18.05%) Firewall
3 55 (16.27%) DHCP
4 44 (13.02%) NetScaler
5 40 (11.83%) SAN
6 30 (8.88%) WAN
7 29 (8.58%) VPN
8 22 (6.51%) TCP/IP
9 20 (5.92%) Skype
9 20 (5.92%) VoIP
10 16 (4.73%) LAN
11 13 (3.85%) Wireless
12 12 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (3.25%) MPLS
14 9 (2.66%) DMZ
14 9 (2.66%) Network Security
15 8 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.37%) SSL
15 8 (2.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.78%) MySQL
4 5 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.48%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (1.48%) DB2
4 5 (1.48%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.30%) Power BI
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.18%) MSI
2 2 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.30%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (17.16%) Finance
2 19 (5.62%) Banking
2 19 (5.62%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.78%) Publishing
4 6 (1.78%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Law
5 4 (1.18%) Local Government
5 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.89%) Advertising
6 3 (0.89%) Automotive
6 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.59%) Back Office
7 2 (0.59%) French Language
7 2 (0.59%) International Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 48 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (12.13%) Analyst
3 35 (10.36%) Architect
4 28 (8.28%) Support Engineer
4 28 (8.28%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (7.40%) Citrix Engineer
6 23 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (5.33%) Service Analyst
8 17 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (5.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (4.14%) Consultant
11 13 (3.85%) Applications Packager
11 13 (3.85%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
12 12 (3.55%) Administrator
12 12 (3.55%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.55%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.37%) Middleware
2 5 (1.48%) SAP Basis
3 4 (1.18%) LDAP
3 4 (1.18%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.89%) .NET
5 2 (0.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.40%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.14%) NHS
4 12 (3.55%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.55%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.25%) Clustering
6 10 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.96%) PKI
6 10 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.78%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.48%) Replication
9 5 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.89%) BYOD
11 3 (0.89%) User Experience
12 2 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 238 (70.41%) Windows
2 101 (29.88%) Windows Server
3 87 (25.74%) Windows 10
4 44 (13.02%) Windows 7
4 44 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (10.95%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (7.10%) Unix
8 20 (5.92%) Linux
9 16 (4.73%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (3.25%) Solaris
11 10 (2.96%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.07%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.48%) Android
14 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.89%) AIX
15 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.01%) ITIL
2 60 (17.75%) Migration
3 57 (16.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.51%) Service Management
6 20 (5.92%) Application Packaging
6 20 (5.92%) Information Security
6 20 (5.92%) Problem Management
7 18 (5.33%) High Availability
7 18 (5.33%) Patch Management
8 17 (5.03%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.73%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
11 14 (4.14%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (3.85%) Change Management
12 13 (3.85%) Project Management
13 11 (3.25%) DevOps
13 11 (3.25%) Software Deployment
14 10 (2.96%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 21 (6.21%) SQL
3 14 (4.14%) C
4 9 (2.66%) VBScript
5 4 (1.18%) C#
6 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.89%) VB
7 2 (0.59%) Java
7 2 (0.59%) Perl
7 2 (0.59%) PHP
7 2 (0.59%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.73%) Degree
4 15 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.85%) MCSE
6 11 (3.25%) CCNA
6 11 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.96%) CCNP
8 7 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.78%) CISSP
10 5 (1.48%) CCA
10 5 (1.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.89%) CISA
11 3 (0.89%) CISM
11 3 (0.89%) HP APS
11 3 (0.89%) MCSA
12 2 (0.59%) CCSA
12 2 (0.59%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.76%) SLA
2 10 (2.96%) QA
3 7 (2.07%) GDPR
4 6 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.48%) COBIT
6 2 (0.59%) NCSC
7 1 (0.30%) GMP
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 165 (48.82%) Active Directory
2 86 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (23.96%) XenApp
4 66 (19.53%) XenDesktop
5 29 (8.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (8.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (7.10%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (5.92%) vSphere
9 19 (5.62%) Hyper-V
10 9 (2.66%) Firmware
11 8 (2.37%) BitLocker
11 8 (2.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 8 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.07%) Docker
12 7 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.18%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.18%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.89%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 81 (23.96%) SCCM
2 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (4.73%) SCOM
2 16 (4.73%) WSUS
3 12 (3.55%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.37%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.78%) Ansible
5 6 (1.78%) Puppet
6 5 (1.48%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.48%) Nessus
6 5 (1.48%) Terraform
6 5 (1.48%) vRealize
7 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.18%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.18%) HP ALM
7 4 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 144 (42.60%) VMware
2 138 (40.83%) Microsoft
3 66 (19.53%) Cisco
4 31 (9.17%) HP
5 20 (5.92%) Ivanti
5 20 (5.92%) Palo Alto
6 19 (5.62%) Dell
7 18 (5.33%) ServiceNow
8 16 (4.73%) NetApp
8 16 (4.73%) SolarWinds
9 15 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.25%) EMC
10 11 (3.25%) Oracle
10 11 (3.25%) Symantec
11 10 (2.96%) Splunk
11 10 (2.96%) Veeam
12 9 (2.66%) Juniper
12 9 (2.66%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.37%) Apple
13 8 (2.37%) McAfee