Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 159 91
Rank change year-on-year +22 -68 -23
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,857 1,485 2,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.95% 1.68% 2.53%
As % of the Vendors category 4.69% 3.84% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 879 1,620
England median daily rate £325 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +1.97% +0.96%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £163
90th Percentile £503 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 105 219
England median hourly rate £18.10 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.13% -3.03% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £30.38 £34.00 £31.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.88% -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 39,599 38,720 45,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.67% 43.82% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,797 23,854 28,123
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,462 1,305 1,490
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.70 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +14 820 £350 -6.67% 139
South East +16 377 £366 -2.33% 53
North of England +23 309 £290 -3.33% 85
Midlands +11 153 £275 -11.29% 31
North West -5 153 £308 - 43
East of England -4 115 £344 -1.43% 34
North East +51 102 £285 +42.50% 9
South West -5 89 £325 +8.15% 16
West Midlands -9 81 £265 +6.00% 21
East Midlands +20 75 £250 -22.48% 10
Yorkshire -18 54 £275 -20.29% 33
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 1,279 (68.87%) Windows
2 1,020 (54.93%) Active Directory
3 819 (44.10%) Microsoft
4 800 (43.08%) VMware
5 609 (32.79%) Windows Server
6 545 (29.35%) XenApp
7 516 (27.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 466 (25.09%) Office 365
9 455 (24.50%) SCCM
10 408 (21.97%) ITIL
11 400 (21.54%) Windows 10
12 354 (19.06%) XenDesktop
13 352 (18.96%) DNS
14 351 (18.90%) Windows 7
15 349 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 343 (18.47%) Finance
17 306 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
18 302 (16.26%) DHCP
19 299 (16.10%) PowerShell
20 286 (15.40%) MS Exchange
20 286 (15.40%) Cisco
21 273 (14.70%) Migration
22 261 (14.05%) Firewall
23 257 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
24 248 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
25 246 (13.25%) SQL
26 218 (11.74%) HP
27 215 (11.58%) NetScaler
28 214 (11.52%) SQL Server
28 214 (11.52%) Microsoft App-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
1 286 (15.40%) MS Exchange
2 148 (7.97%) Skype for Business
3 123 (6.62%) IIS
4 112 (6.03%) SharePoint
5 100 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.13%) JBoss
11 19 (1.02%) Apache
12 15 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.48%) Confluence
14 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
16 7 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.32%) WildFly
18 4 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 306 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.054%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.054%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.59%) Elite 3E
2 8 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.27%) Eikon
3 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.22%) RMDS
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.11%) Relativity
6 2 (0.11%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.054%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.054%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 466 (25.09%) Office 365
2 248 (13.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.37%) IaaS
5 37 (1.99%) PaaS
6 35 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (1.67%) SaaS
8 28 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.75%) Yammer
10 9 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.48%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.38%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.22%) Boomi
12 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.11%) Akamai
13 2 (0.11%) G Suite
13 2 (0.11%) Slack
14 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.054%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 352 (18.96%) DNS
2 302 (16.26%) DHCP
3 261 (14.05%) Firewall
4 215 (11.58%) NetScaler
5 194 (10.45%) SAN
6 176 (9.48%) VPN
7 169 (9.10%) WAN
8 157 (8.45%) LAN
9 130 (7.00%) Skype
10 118 (6.35%) TCP/IP
11 67 (3.61%) NAS
12 64 (3.45%) Internet
13 58 (3.12%) Wireless
14 55 (2.96%) VoIP
15 54 (2.91%) MPLS
16 48 (2.58%) VLAN
17 47 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
18 40 (2.15%) SSL
19 39 (2.10%) Network Security
20 36 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 25 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.24%) MySQL
5 20 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.97%) DB2
7 14 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.54%) DataStage
10 9 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.48%) Informix
10 9 (0.48%) QualityStage
10 9 (0.48%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.43%) SQLPlus
12 7 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.27%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 41 (2.21%) MSI
2 20 (1.08%) AdminStudio
3 19 (1.02%) JIRA
4 12 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.48%) Ant
5 9 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (0.48%) Selenium
5 9 (0.48%) Travis CI
5 9 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.22%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.22%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.16%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.11%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.11%) JMeter
10 2 (0.11%) WinRunner
General
1 343 (18.47%) Finance
2 92 (4.95%) Banking
3 54 (2.91%) Law
4 53 (2.85%) Legal
5 42 (2.26%) Retail
6 35 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.35%) Publishing
8 20 (1.08%) Back Office
8 20 (1.08%) Local Government
9 16 (0.86%) Advertising
9 16 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.81%) Front Office
11 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.32%) Marketing
13 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.27%) Electronics
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
15 4 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 409 (22.02%) Analyst
2 206 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 189 (10.18%) Support Engineer
4 170 (9.15%) Citrix Engineer
5 154 (8.29%) Desktop Support
6 148 (7.97%) Support Analyst
7 139 (7.49%) Service Analyst
8 136 (7.32%) Architect
9 126 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
10 125 (6.73%) Service Desk Analyst
11 94 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 92 (4.95%) Project Manager
13 76 (4.09%) Consultant
14 72 (3.88%) IT Support
15 67 (3.61%) Citrix Support
16 64 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
17 62 (3.34%) Windows Engineer
18 61 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
19 57 (3.07%) Network Engineer
20 55 (2.96%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (3.34%) Middleware
2 31 (1.67%) .NET
3 21 (1.13%) Web Services
3 21 (1.13%) XML
4 20 (1.08%) LDAP
5 14 (0.75%) JSON
6 13 (0.70%) HTML
7 11 (0.59%) Swagger
7 11 (0.59%) XML Schema
8 10 (0.54%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.54%) 802.1X
8 10 (0.54%) Software Packaging
9 9 (0.48%) JSP
9 9 (0.48%) Struts
10 8 (0.43%) CSS
10 8 (0.43%) X-Windows
11 7 (0.38%) SOAP
11 7 (0.38%) XSL
12 6 (0.32%) XSLT
13 5 (0.27%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.10%) Data Centre
2 162 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.39%) Fat Client
3 100 (5.39%) Thin Client
4 98 (5.28%) PKI
5 95 (5.12%) Blackberry
6 81 (4.36%) Clustering
7 58 (3.12%) Management Information System
8 47 (2.53%) Computer Science
9 41 (2.21%) iPhone
10 37 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
11 33 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.24%) iPad
12 23 (1.24%) Replication
13 21 (1.13%) Driving Licence
13 21 (1.13%) User Experience
14 18 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
17 11 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1,279 (68.87%) Windows
2 609 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 400 (21.54%) Windows 10
4 351 (18.90%) Windows 7
5 349 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 257 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 168 (9.05%) Linux
8 159 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 99 (5.33%) Unix
10 80 (4.31%) Apple iOS
11 71 (3.82%) Android
12 70 (3.77%) Windows 8
13 60 (3.23%) Windows XP
14 42 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 35 (1.88%) Mac OS
16 27 (1.45%) Windows Phone
17 25 (1.35%) AIX
18 21 (1.13%) Windows Phone 8
19 19 (1.02%) Solaris
20 16 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (21.97%) ITIL
2 273 (14.70%) Migration
3 170 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
4 155 (8.35%) Project Management
5 112 (6.03%) Service Delivery
6 105 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (5.49%) Incident Management
8 96 (5.17%) Service Management
9 91 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 84 (4.52%) Change Management
11 81 (4.36%) Application Packaging
11 81 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 75 (4.04%) Load Balancing
13 61 (3.28%) Application Virtualisation
14 60 (3.23%) ITIL V3
15 59 (3.18%) Problem Management
16 50 (2.69%) Network Design
17 47 (2.53%) Configuration Management
17 47 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
18 45 (2.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 299 (16.10%) PowerShell
2 246 (13.25%) SQL
3 77 (4.15%) VBScript
4 36 (1.94%) VB
5 28 (1.51%) Java
6 21 (1.13%) C#
7 19 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 18 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 17 (0.92%) C
10 15 (0.81%) Perl
10 15 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.75%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.70%) Python
13 8 (0.43%) PHP
14 7 (0.38%) VBA
15 6 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.16%) Ruby
17 2 (0.11%) XPath
18 1 (0.054%) sed
Qualifications
1 212 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 175 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 152 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 88 (4.74%) Degree
5 72 (3.88%) MCSE
6 65 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
8 52 (2.80%) MCSA
9 41 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 39 (2.10%) CCNP
10 39 (2.10%) DV Cleared
10 39 (2.10%) MCP
11 28 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.18%) MCITP
14 19 (1.02%) CCA
15 18 (0.97%) CCIE
16 16 (0.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.79%) SLA
2 24 (1.29%) QA
3 20 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.48%) GDPR
8 4 (0.22%) PMO
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) WCAG
11 1 (0.054%) HL7
11 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,020 (54.93%) Active Directory
2 545 (29.35%) XenApp
3 516 (27.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 354 (19.06%) XenDesktop
5 214 (11.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 209 (11.25%) Hyper-V
7 180 (9.69%) vSphere
8 149 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
9 107 (5.76%) XenServer
10 99 (5.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 49 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
12 34 (1.83%) VMware NSX
13 31 (1.67%) Terminal Services
14 29 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 24 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
16 23 (1.24%) BitLocker
17 17 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
18 15 (0.81%) DFS Replication
19 12 (0.65%) Xen
20 11 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 455 (24.50%) SCCM
2 72 (3.88%) SCOM
3 49 (2.64%) WSUS
4 42 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 41 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (2.10%) AirWatch
7 37 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 37 (1.99%) XenMobile
8 34 (1.83%) Backup Exec
9 28 (1.51%) NetBackup
9 28 (1.51%) vRealize
10 27 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 25 (1.35%) Puppet
12 22 (1.18%) vCenter Server
13 21 (1.13%) SAP Afaria
14 19 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
15 17 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (0.86%) Ansible
17 12 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 819 (44.10%) Microsoft
2 800 (43.08%) VMware
3 286 (15.40%) Cisco
4 218 (11.74%) HP
5 186 (10.02%) Ivanti
6 123 (6.62%) Oracle
7 108 (5.82%) Apple
8 106 (5.71%) NetApp
9 101 (5.44%) McAfee
10 81 (4.36%) SAP
11 70 (3.77%) Dell
12 63 (3.39%) CheckPoint
12 63 (3.39%) IBM
13 57 (3.07%) Wyse
14 56 (3.02%) Symantec
15 47 (2.53%) ServiceNow
16 41 (2.21%) Red Hat
17 40 (2.15%) EMC
18 36 (1.94%) Juniper
18 36 (1.94%) Palo Alto