Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 204 144 150
Rank change year-on-year -60 +6 -13
Contract jobs citing Citrix 636 726 1,544
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.86% 1.86%
As % of the Vendors category 3.18% 4.36% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 528 985
10th Percentile £180 £163 £163
25th Percentile £313 £263 £278
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £385
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% +18.46%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £485
90th Percentile £597 £519 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £363 £380
% change year-on-year +17.24% -4.61% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 86
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.07 £12.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% - +16.42%
75th Percentile £18.56 £21.25 £27.00
90th Percentile £22.98 £43.75 £33.40
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +2.63% +10.14%

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 20,030 16,644 34,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.86% 42.68% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,052 10,699 21,929
10th Percentile £293 £250 £260
25th Percentile £389 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £468 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £455 £460
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.09% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 595 1,119
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £11.06
25th Percentile £13.44 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.56 £30.00 £36.96
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £18.06
% change year-on-year +5.13% +8.00% +4.36%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -66 270 £427 +13.87% 66
South East +1 111 £455 +21.33% 28
North of England -54 73 £325 - 34
Midlands -1 71 £355 +1.43% 37
East of England +14 55 £438 +45.83% 15
North West -37 45 £240 -21.95% 21
West Midlands -9 38 £356 +9.62% 22
East Midlands +17 32 £353 +2.92% 15
South West -28 27 £331 -19.21% 13
Yorkshire -8 21 £365 +8.15% 8
North East -7 7 £425 +21.57% 5
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 392 (61.64%) Windows
2 285 (44.81%) Active Directory
3 283 (44.50%) VMware
4 278 (43.71%) Microsoft
5 209 (32.86%) Microsoft 365
6 196 (30.82%) Azure
7 189 (29.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 186 (29.25%) Windows Server
9 151 (23.74%) Firewall
10 134 (21.07%) PowerShell
11 128 (20.13%) Social Skills
12 122 (19.18%) XenApp
13 118 (18.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 118 (18.55%) Windows 10
14 115 (18.08%) ITIL
15 110 (17.30%) SCCM
16 101 (15.88%) Migration
17 96 (15.09%) Finance
18 94 (14.78%) Cisco
19 92 (14.47%) Linux
20 89 (13.99%) Security Cleared
21 86 (13.52%) NetScaler
22 83 (13.05%) SQL
23 76 (11.95%) DNS
24 72 (11.32%) AWS
25 70 (11.01%) Hyper-V
26 66 (10.38%) SC Cleared
26 66 (10.38%) XenDesktop
27 64 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
28 63 (9.91%) WAN

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 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.36%) IIS
4 14 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.63%) Apache
8 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.63%) JBoss
8 4 (0.63%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.47%) Confluence
10 2 (0.31%) CMS
10 2 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.31%) Site Server
10 2 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 52 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Eikon
1 5 (0.79%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 4 (0.63%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.47%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.31%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 209 (32.86%) Microsoft 365
2 196 (30.82%) Azure
3 72 (11.32%) AWS
4 50 (7.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (4.72%) SaaS
6 26 (4.09%) IaaS
7 23 (3.62%) Mimecast
8 20 (3.14%) PaaS
9 19 (2.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 18 (2.83%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 6 (0.94%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.63%) GCP
13 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.47%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.47%) Yammer
14 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.31%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 151 (23.74%) Firewall
2 86 (13.52%) NetScaler
3 76 (11.95%) DNS
4 63 (9.91%) WAN
5 57 (8.96%) DHCP
6 54 (8.49%) VPN
7 46 (7.23%) LAN
8 36 (5.66%) SAN
9 28 (4.40%) Wireless
10 26 (4.09%) TCP/IP
11 22 (3.46%) Multicast
12 21 (3.30%) Skype
13 20 (3.14%) MPLS
14 19 (2.99%) Internet
14 19 (2.99%) Wireshark
15 18 (2.83%) Network Security
15 18 (2.83%) VoIP
16 16 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (2.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.20%) DB2
3 12 (1.89%) MySQL
4 8 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.79%) Power BI
7 4 (0.63%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
10 1 (0.16%) OLAP
10 1 (0.16%) QlikView
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.63%) JIRA
4 3 (0.47%) MSI
4 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.31%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) AppScan
6 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.16%) GCC
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 128 (20.13%) Social Skills
2 96 (15.09%) Finance
3 48 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 43 (6.76%) Banking
5 34 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (4.09%) Investment Banking
7 22 (3.46%) Retail
8 19 (2.99%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (2.83%) Law
10 17 (2.67%) Legal
11 15 (2.36%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.42%) Front Office
13 7 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.10%) Local Government
13 7 (1.10%) Prime Brokerage
14 6 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.94%) Publishing
15 5 (0.79%) Billing
16 4 (0.63%) Back Office
16 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (13.52%) Analyst
3 85 (13.36%) Architect
4 58 (9.12%) Infrastructure Architect
5 54 (8.49%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.76%) Citrix Engineer
7 42 (6.60%) Project Manager
8 33 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 33 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (4.87%) IT Support
9 31 (4.87%) Network Engineer
10 29 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 27 (4.25%) Desktop Support
12 26 (4.09%) Cloud Architect
12 26 (4.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 26 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
13 25 (3.93%) Consultant
13 25 (3.93%) Support Analyst
14 24 (3.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.25%) Middleware
2 19 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (1.89%) .NET
4 9 (1.42%) HTML
4 9 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.26%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.94%) Web Services
7 4 (0.63%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.63%) XML
8 3 (0.47%) LDAP
9 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.31%) CSS
9 2 (0.31%) YAML
10 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (0.16%) LAMP
10 1 (0.16%) SAML
10 1 (0.16%) WinForms
10 1 (0.16%) WPF
10 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.30%) Public Cloud
3 20 (3.14%) Fat Client
3 20 (3.14%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.52%) Virtual Team
6 14 (2.20%) Equities
7 12 (1.89%) Cloud Native
7 12 (1.89%) Clustering
7 12 (1.89%) Derivative
7 12 (1.89%) Replication
8 9 (1.42%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.26%) iPhone
9 8 (1.26%) PKI
10 6 (0.94%) iPad
10 6 (0.94%) User Experience
10 6 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 392 (61.64%) Windows
2 186 (29.25%) Windows Server
3 118 (18.55%) Windows 10
4 92 (14.47%) Linux
5 60 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 37 (5.82%) Windows 7
8 35 (5.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 34 (5.35%) Unix
10 30 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (3.77%) Android
12 16 (2.52%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.26%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.10%) AIX
15 7 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 115 (18.08%) ITIL
3 101 (15.88%) Migration
4 45 (7.08%) Incident Management
5 40 (6.29%) DevOps
5 40 (6.29%) Project Management
6 38 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (5.66%) Change Management
9 35 (5.50%) High Availability
10 31 (4.87%) Project Delivery
11 29 (4.56%) Capacity Management
12 28 (4.40%) Electronic Trading
13 26 (4.09%) Configuration Management
13 26 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (3.93%) Load Balancing
15 24 (3.77%) Network Design
16 23 (3.62%) Patch Management
17 20 (3.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 19 (2.99%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 134 (21.07%) PowerShell
2 83 (13.05%) SQL
3 18 (2.83%) VB
4 16 (2.52%) Java
5 13 (2.04%) C#
6 12 (1.89%) Python
6 12 (1.89%) VBScript
7 8 (1.26%) PHP
7 8 (1.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.10%) C
8 7 (1.10%) Perl
9 6 (0.94%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.79%) VBA
11 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.31%) C++
13 1 (0.16%) Ruby
13 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 64 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (5.97%) MCSE
5 27 (4.25%) Citrix Certification
6 25 (3.93%) Degree
7 22 (3.46%) MCSA
8 19 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.36%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.89%) A+ Certification
10 12 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.73%) CCNA
11 11 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.57%) CISSP
13 9 (1.42%) RHCA
13 9 (1.42%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.26%) MCITP
15 6 (0.94%) CCNP
15 6 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.82%) SLA
2 7 (1.10%) GDPR
2 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.94%) QA
4 5 (0.79%) COBIT
5 3 (0.47%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) NIST
6 2 (0.31%) SEPA
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) FISMA
7 1 (0.16%) GLBA
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 285 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 189 (29.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (19.18%) XenApp
4 70 (11.01%) Hyper-V
5 66 (10.38%) XenDesktop
6 57 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (7.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 46 (7.23%) vSphere
9 36 (5.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.57%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.42%) VMware NSX
13 8 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (0.94%) Docker
16 4 (0.63%) Firmware
16 4 (0.63%) NFS
17 3 (0.47%) KVM
17 3 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 110 (17.30%) SCCM
2 37 (5.82%) Ansible
3 34 (5.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (3.62%) Puppet
5 22 (3.46%) ITRS Geneos
6 14 (2.20%) SCOM
6 14 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (1.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 11 (1.73%) AirWatch
7 11 (1.73%) vRealize
8 9 (1.42%) Terraform
8 9 (1.42%) WSUS
9 8 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.10%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.10%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.94%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.79%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.79%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 283 (44.50%) VMware
2 278 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 94 (14.78%) Cisco
4 51 (8.02%) Oracle
5 40 (6.29%) Red Hat
6 31 (4.87%) HP
6 31 (4.87%) SolarWinds
7 30 (4.72%) Dell
8 28 (4.40%) Ivanti
9 25 (3.93%) IBM
10 23 (3.62%) CheckPoint
10 23 (3.62%) McAfee
10 23 (3.62%) NetApp
11 22 (3.46%) F5
11 22 (3.46%) ServiceNow
12 19 (2.99%) Apple
12 19 (2.99%) EMC
12 19 (2.99%) Meraki
12 19 (2.99%) Splunk
13 18 (2.83%) Veeam