Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 138 90
Rank change year-on-year +6 -48 -25
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,808 1,726 2,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.96% 1.91% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 4.63% 4.24% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,103 1,033 1,334
England median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £155 £148
90th Percentile £538 £525 £507
UK median daily rate £350 £328 £338
% change year-on-year +6.71% -2.81% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 151 227
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.50 £29.50 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 39,059 40,744 41,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.28% 45.05% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,885 25,215 25,002
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £231
90th Percentile £625 £588 £585
UK median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,268 1,486 1,784
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.38 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 0 821 £350 -3.78% 185
South East +14 418 £375 +7.14% 72
North of England -1 206 £290 -6.45% 78
Midlands +31 149 £320 +6.67% 50
East of England -21 144 £350 +12.00% 61
North West -19 100 £334 -4.64% 49
West Midlands +13 86 £290 +5.45% 30
East Midlands +17 63 £350 +7.69% 20
South West -26 62 £313 +32.00% 41
Yorkshire +3 55 £300 - 14
North East +31 53 £280 +1.82% 15
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 1,272 (70.35%) Windows
2 910 (50.33%) Active Directory
3 780 (43.14%) Microsoft
4 776 (42.92%) VMware
5 539 (29.81%) Windows Server
6 488 (26.99%) XenApp
7 418 (23.12%) Office 365
8 406 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 396 (21.90%) SCCM
10 386 (21.35%) ITIL
11 376 (20.80%) Windows 7
12 349 (19.30%) Cisco
13 322 (17.81%) MS Exchange
14 316 (17.48%) Finance
15 315 (17.42%) DNS
16 310 (17.15%) Firewall
17 307 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
18 304 (16.81%) Windows 10
19 278 (15.38%) XenDesktop
20 274 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
21 270 (14.93%) DHCP
22 260 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
23 257 (14.21%) PowerShell
24 217 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
25 213 (11.78%) NetScaler
26 206 (11.39%) Linux
27 196 (10.84%) SQL Server
28 193 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
29 189 (10.45%) WAN
30 186 (10.29%) Hyper-V

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 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 182 (10.07%) Skype for Business
3 102 (5.64%) SharePoint
4 96 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (3.98%) IIS
6 39 (2.16%) IBM Notes
7 32 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (0.94%) Apache
9 17 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.44%) Confluence
12 8 (0.44%) JBoss
13 7 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.39%) Drupal
14 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.28%) CMS
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 260 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (1.22%) Eikon
2 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.61%) RMDS
3 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.055%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 418 (23.12%) Office 365
2 193 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (3.15%) IaaS
5 54 (2.99%) PaaS
6 26 (1.44%) OneDrive
7 16 (0.88%) SaaS
8 14 (0.77%) G Suite
9 13 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.28%) BrowserStack
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.055%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.055%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 315 (17.42%) DNS
2 310 (17.15%) Firewall
3 270 (14.93%) DHCP
4 213 (11.78%) NetScaler
5 189 (10.45%) WAN
6 182 (10.07%) SAN
7 181 (10.01%) LAN
8 157 (8.68%) VPN
9 146 (8.08%) TCP/IP
10 94 (5.20%) Skype
11 82 (4.54%) Internet
12 67 (3.71%) Network Security
13 60 (3.32%) Wireless
14 54 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
15 52 (2.88%) NAS
16 50 (2.77%) VLAN
16 50 (2.77%) VoIP
17 48 (2.65%) SSL
18 40 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
19 39 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.61%) MySQL
8 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.39%) Big Data
12 6 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.33%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.22%) DB2
13 4 (0.22%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.17%) IDOL
14 3 (0.17%) MS Access
14 3 (0.17%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 34 (1.88%) JIRA
2 21 (1.16%) MSI
3 15 (0.83%) Zephyr
4 13 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.44%) GitLab
6 7 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.39%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.33%) AutoIt
7 6 (0.33%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.33%) Jasmine
7 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.33%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.28%) ScriptRunner
8 5 (0.28%) Subversion
8 5 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.17%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.17%) TestRail
9 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 316 (17.48%) Finance
2 139 (7.69%) Banking
3 69 (3.82%) Legal
4 36 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.94%) Law
6 34 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.88%) Retail
7 30 (1.66%) Publishing
8 27 (1.49%) Advertising
9 23 (1.27%) French Language
10 18 (1.00%) Back Office
11 15 (0.83%) Front Office
12 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.72%) Local Government
13 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.39%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.22%) Marketing
15 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 326 (18.03%) Analyst
2 184 (10.18%) Architect
3 164 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 155 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 152 (8.41%) Support Engineer
6 124 (6.86%) Service Analyst
7 123 (6.80%) Citrix Engineer
8 116 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 101 (5.59%) Support Analyst
10 99 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 96 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 88 (4.87%) Network Engineer
13 86 (4.76%) Project Manager
14 81 (4.48%) Consultant
15 73 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 73 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
16 69 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
17 68 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
18 55 (3.04%) Citrix Support
19 53 (2.93%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.32%) .NET
2 30 (1.66%) Web Services
3 24 (1.33%) Middleware
4 17 (0.94%) Regular Expression
5 9 (0.50%) CSS
5 9 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (0.50%) XML
6 8 (0.44%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.44%) HTML
7 6 (0.33%) Gherkin
7 6 (0.33%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.28%) J2EE
8 5 (0.28%) REST
8 5 (0.28%) XHTML
9 4 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.22%) SOAP
9 4 (0.22%) SonicMQ
9 4 (0.22%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 161 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 127 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 95 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.93%) Clustering
5 68 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.71%) Fat Client
6 49 (2.71%) Thin Client
7 36 (1.99%) BYOD
8 32 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.66%) iPhone
10 27 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.44%) PKI
12 21 (1.16%) Replication
13 20 (1.11%) CESG
13 20 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 20 (1.11%) User Experience
14 17 (0.94%) Computer Science
14 17 (0.94%) Smartphone
15 14 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,272 (70.35%) Windows
2 539 (29.81%) Windows Server
3 376 (20.80%) Windows 7
4 307 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 304 (16.81%) Windows 10
6 274 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (11.39%) Linux
8 121 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (4.48%) Unix
10 74 (4.09%) Apple iOS
11 63 (3.48%) Windows 8
12 59 (3.26%) Android
13 51 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (1.66%) Solaris
15 29 (1.60%) Mac OS
16 26 (1.44%) Windows XP
17 19 (1.05%) CentOS
18 13 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.66%) AIX
19 12 (0.66%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (21.35%) ITIL
2 153 (8.46%) Migration
3 96 (5.31%) Change Management
4 95 (5.25%) Service Management
5 92 (5.09%) Project Management
6 84 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 80 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (4.31%) PRINCE2
9 73 (4.04%) Problem Management
10 70 (3.87%) Load Balancing
10 70 (3.87%) Service Delivery
11 69 (3.82%) TOGAF
12 67 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 57 (3.15%) High Availability
13 57 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (2.77%) ITIL V3
15 49 (2.71%) Network Design
16 44 (2.43%) Business Continuity
16 44 (2.43%) DevOps
17 42 (2.32%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 257 (14.21%) PowerShell
2 185 (10.23%) SQL
3 77 (4.26%) VBScript
4 50 (2.77%) Java
5 37 (2.05%) VB
6 23 (1.27%) C#
7 19 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 17 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 15 (0.83%) JavaScript
10 14 (0.77%) Python
11 12 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.66%) VBA
12 11 (0.61%) C
13 9 (0.50%) Perl
14 8 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.44%) PHP
15 5 (0.28%) Groovy
16 2 (0.11%) Ruby
17 1 (0.055%) R
Qualifications
1 217 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 153 (8.46%) MCSE
4 108 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 86 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
7 71 (3.93%) Degree
8 70 (3.87%) MCSA
9 60 (3.32%) MCP
10 57 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
11 55 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 45 (2.49%) CCNA
13 44 (2.43%) CCA
14 42 (2.32%) MCDST
15 40 (2.21%) CCNP
16 30 (1.66%) DV Cleared
17 25 (1.38%) CISSP
17 25 (1.38%) MCITP
18 19 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
19 18 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.70%) SLA
2 29 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.22%) QA
4 12 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.44%) PMO
7 7 (0.39%) GDPR
8 4 (0.22%) MiFID
8 4 (0.22%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 910 (50.33%) Active Directory
2 488 (26.99%) XenApp
3 406 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 278 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 186 (10.29%) Hyper-V
6 172 (9.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 128 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
8 122 (6.75%) XenServer
9 94 (5.20%) vSphere
10 44 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 37 (2.05%) BitLocker
12 35 (1.94%) Terminal Services
13 29 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
15 20 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
16 19 (1.05%) DFS Replication
17 16 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 14 (0.77%) Terminal Server
19 13 (0.72%) Docker
19 13 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 396 (21.90%) SCCM
2 75 (4.15%) SCOM
3 41 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 40 (2.21%) NetBackup
5 32 (1.77%) AirWatch
5 32 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (1.44%) WSUS
9 23 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 22 (1.22%) EdgeSight
11 20 (1.11%) vCenter Server
12 17 (0.94%) AppDNA
12 17 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 17 (0.94%) XenMobile
13 16 (0.88%) Backup Exec
14 15 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
15 14 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (0.77%) Nagios
15 14 (0.77%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 780 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 776 (42.92%) VMware
3 349 (19.30%) Cisco
4 174 (9.62%) HP
5 140 (7.74%) Ivanti
6 109 (6.03%) CheckPoint
7 106 (5.86%) Oracle
8 98 (5.42%) Dell
8 98 (5.42%) NetApp
9 86 (4.76%) Apple
10 73 (4.04%) IBM
10 73 (4.04%) Symantec
11 72 (3.98%) Bloomberg
11 72 (3.98%) Juniper
12 59 (3.26%) McAfee
13 58 (3.21%) Reuters
14 54 (2.99%) EMC
15 48 (2.65%) Altiris
16 45 (2.49%) SolarWinds
17 39 (2.16%) Lotus