Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 131 143
Rank change year-on-year -77 +12 -2
Contract jobs citing Citrix 517 1,036 1,678
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.24% 1.93% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 3.05% 4.55% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 751 1,098
10th Percentile £173 £160 £160
25th Percentile £296 £233 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
75th Percentile £488 £450 £475
90th Percentile £550 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 47 85
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.25 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.44 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.79% +6.86% +27.27%
75th Percentile £19.69 £23.63 £25.75
90th Percentile £29.25 £43.98 £33.40
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.80
% change year-on-year -25.00% +12.36% +22.76%

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 16,948 22,773 37,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.59% 42.47% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,979 14,480 23,703
10th Percentile £263 £220 £263
25th Percentile £363 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £458
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.64% +1.67%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 954 1,208
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.57 £10.88
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.39 £12.89
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £34.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -64 209 £413 +17.86% 62
South East -11 100 £450 +20.00% 32
North of England -44 74 £320 - 36
Midlands -3 54 £375 +17.19% 40
North West -37 44 £230 -24.59% 22
East of England +21 39 £331 +10.25% 12
West Midlands +9 37 £394 +23.05% 23
South West +12 23 £325 -18.80% 15
Yorkshire +11 23 £365 -18.89% 10
East Midlands +5 16 £338 +8.00% 17
North East -11 7 £400 +25.00% 4
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 329 (63.64%) Windows
2 241 (46.62%) Microsoft
3 230 (44.49%) Active Directory
4 225 (43.52%) VMware
5 179 (34.62%) Microsoft 365
6 152 (29.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 149 (28.82%) Windows Server
8 148 (28.63%) Azure
9 128 (24.76%) Firewall
10 112 (21.66%) Windows 10
11 105 (20.31%) PowerShell
12 100 (19.34%) SCCM
13 93 (17.99%) ITIL
14 88 (17.02%) XenApp
15 87 (16.83%) Cisco
16 80 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 72 (13.93%) Migration
18 70 (13.54%) Security Cleared
19 68 (13.15%) Finance
20 67 (12.96%) DNS
20 67 (12.96%) SQL
21 60 (11.61%) NetScaler
22 59 (11.41%) Linux
22 59 (11.41%) WAN
23 57 (11.03%) Hyper-V
24 54 (10.44%) MS Exchange
24 54 (10.44%) Data Centre
25 51 (9.86%) AWS
25 51 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
26 48 (9.28%) DHCP

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 54 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.90%) Skype for Business
4 14 (2.71%) IIS
5 13 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.77%) JBoss
7 4 (0.77%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.58%) Apache
8 3 (0.58%) Confluence
9 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) Drupal
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.39%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.39%) Site Server
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Eikon
1 5 (0.97%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 3 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 179 (34.62%) Microsoft 365
2 148 (28.63%) Azure
3 51 (9.86%) AWS
4 32 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (4.84%) SaaS
6 16 (3.09%) IaaS
7 15 (2.90%) Mimecast
8 12 (2.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (2.13%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.93%) PaaS
11 7 (1.35%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.16%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 6 (1.16%) GCP
13 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.77%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.58%) Power Automate
16 2 (0.39%) Smartsheet
16 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 128 (24.76%) Firewall
2 67 (12.96%) DNS
3 60 (11.61%) NetScaler
4 59 (11.41%) WAN
5 48 (9.28%) DHCP
6 47 (9.09%) LAN
7 45 (8.70%) VPN
8 34 (6.58%) SAN
9 24 (4.64%) TCP/IP
9 24 (4.64%) Wireless
10 22 (4.26%) MPLS
11 21 (4.06%) Skype
12 18 (3.48%) Network Security
12 18 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (2.90%) VoIP
14 13 (2.51%) Internet
15 12 (2.32%) NAS
15 12 (2.32%) SD-WAN
16 11 (2.13%) VLAN
17 10 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.51%) DB2
3 11 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.35%) MySQL
5 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.97%) Power BI
7 4 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (0.77%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) GIS
9 2 (0.39%) MS Access
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (0.97%) JIRA
2 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.77%) MSI
2 4 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.39%) IDA Disassembler
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.19%) GCC
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Maven
4 1 (0.19%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (13.15%) Finance
2 32 (6.19%) Public Sector
3 29 (5.61%) Banking
4 18 (3.48%) Legal
5 17 (3.29%) Retail
6 14 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.74%) Law
8 8 (1.55%) Publishing
9 6 (1.16%) Back Office
9 6 (1.16%) Front Office
10 5 (0.97%) Local Government
11 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) International Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (13.35%) Analyst
2 65 (12.57%) Architect
3 64 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 47 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 39 (7.54%) Citrix Engineer
7 31 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 27 (5.22%) Desktop Support
8 27 (5.22%) Network Engineer
9 25 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (4.84%) Service Analyst
9 25 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 24 (4.64%) VMware Engineer
11 23 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (4.26%) IT Support
13 18 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
13 18 (3.48%) Consultant
14 17 (3.29%) Support Analyst
14 17 (3.29%) Windows Engineer
15 16 (3.09%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.06%) Middleware
2 12 (2.32%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (1.35%) .NET
4 7 (1.35%) HTML
4 7 (1.35%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.77%) SAP Basis
5 4 (0.77%) Web Services
6 2 (0.39%) CSS
6 2 (0.39%) LDAP
6 2 (0.39%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (0.19%) Java RMI
7 1 (0.19%) SAML
7 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.32%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.32%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.74%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.55%) Replication
8 8 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.35%) Clustering
9 7 (1.35%) PKI
10 6 (1.16%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.16%) iPhone
10 6 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.97%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 329 (63.64%) Windows
2 149 (28.82%) Windows Server
3 112 (21.66%) Windows 10
4 59 (11.41%) Linux
5 45 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (7.74%) Windows 7
7 39 (7.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (4.06%) Unix
10 18 (3.48%) Android
11 15 (2.90%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (2.32%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.35%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.77%) AIX
16 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.39%) CentOS
17 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.99%) ITIL
2 80 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 72 (13.93%) Migration
4 32 (6.19%) Load Balancing
5 30 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (5.61%) Incident Management
7 26 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (5.03%) Change Management
8 24 (4.64%) DevOps
9 23 (4.45%) Project Management
10 22 (4.26%) Project Delivery
11 21 (4.06%) Service Delivery
12 20 (3.87%) Application Packaging
12 20 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (3.87%) Network Design
13 18 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (3.29%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (3.09%) Configuration Management
15 16 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.31%) PowerShell
2 67 (12.96%) SQL
3 10 (1.93%) VB
3 10 (1.93%) VBScript
4 9 (1.74%) Python
5 7 (1.35%) C#
5 7 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.97%) C
8 4 (0.77%) VBA
9 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.39%) C++
10 2 (0.39%) Java
10 2 (0.39%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) Perl
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 48 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (8.90%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.42%) MCSE
5 26 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
6 23 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.45%) MCSA
7 16 (3.09%) CCNA
8 15 (2.90%) Degree
9 13 (2.51%) CCNP
10 11 (2.13%) A+ Certification
11 10 (1.93%) CISSP
11 10 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.74%) RHCA
12 9 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.35%) CCA
13 7 (1.35%) CCIE
14 6 (1.16%) CISM
14 6 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.77%) SLA
2 7 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.97%) COBIT
3 5 (0.97%) GDPR
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) QA
5 2 (0.39%) SEPA
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) GLBA
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 230 (44.49%) Active Directory
2 152 (29.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (17.02%) XenApp
4 57 (11.03%) Hyper-V
5 51 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (8.90%) XenDesktop
7 42 (8.12%) vSphere
8 41 (7.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (4.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.97%) Docker
14 4 (0.77%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.77%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.58%) Firmware
15 3 (0.58%) NFS
15 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 100 (19.34%) SCCM
2 27 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (4.06%) Ansible
4 13 (2.51%) Puppet
5 10 (1.93%) SCOM
6 9 (1.74%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 8 (1.55%) PowerCLI
7 8 (1.55%) Terraform
7 8 (1.55%) vRealize
8 7 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.35%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.35%) WSUS
9 6 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.97%) Nessus
11 4 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.77%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 241 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 225 (43.52%) VMware
3 87 (16.83%) Cisco
4 38 (7.35%) Dell
4 38 (7.35%) Oracle
5 30 (5.80%) HP
5 30 (5.80%) Red Hat
6 26 (5.03%) CheckPoint
6 26 (5.03%) Ivanti
7 24 (4.64%) Apple
8 23 (4.45%) SolarWinds
9 20 (3.87%) Palo Alto
10 19 (3.68%) McAfee
11 17 (3.29%) EMC
11 17 (3.29%) F5
12 16 (3.09%) IBM
12 16 (3.09%) Juniper
13 15 (2.90%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.51%) Avaya
14 13 (2.51%) Veeam