Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 131 136
Rank change year-on-year -75 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing Citrix 423 1,309 1,817
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.25% 1.99% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 4.62% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 936 1,257
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £179 £155
90th Percentile £538 £570 £540
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 56 114
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.79% +6.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.63 £11.94
90th Percentile £41.88 £40.25 £33.40
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year -20.19% +7.40% +6.06%

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 14,124 28,311 38,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.78% 43.03% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,108 18,235 24,264
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 1,128 1,352
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.35 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.39 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.43
% change year-on-year +28.34% +7.32% +2.50%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -60 177 £425 +13.33% 39
South East -13 93 £430 +9.90% 39
North of England -45 54 £205 -36.92% 46
Midlands +9 44 £369 +13.46% 32
North West -10 38 £175 -53.33% 28
West Midlands +35 33 £394 +16.67% 23
South West +28 26 £275 -27.15% 10
East of England +12 20 £260 -35.13% 13
East Midlands +4 11 £338 +8.00% 9
Yorkshire 0 11 £360 +10.77% 15
North East -13 5 £388 +29.17% 3
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 266 (62.88%) Windows
2 189 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 188 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 175 (41.37%) VMware
5 143 (33.81%) Office 365
6 119 (28.13%) Azure
7 110 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 102 (24.11%) Firewall
9 95 (22.46%) SCCM
9 95 (22.46%) Windows 10
9 95 (22.46%) Windows Server
10 92 (21.75%) ITIL
11 90 (21.28%) Cisco
12 89 (21.04%) DNS
13 77 (18.20%) XenApp
14 73 (17.26%) PowerShell
15 66 (15.60%) Finance
16 64 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 62 (14.66%) DHCP
18 58 (13.71%) XenDesktop
19 56 (13.24%) Migration
20 55 (13.00%) NetScaler
21 48 (11.35%) WAN
22 47 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
22 47 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
23 45 (10.64%) Data Centre
24 44 (10.40%) Security Cleared
25 42 (9.93%) VPN
25 42 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
25 42 (9.93%) SAN

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 41 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.96%) IIS
4 11 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.18%) JBoss
7 5 (1.18%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.95%) Apache
9 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.47%) Confluence
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.24%) Drupal
11 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.24%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 143 (33.81%) Office 365
2 119 (28.13%) Azure
3 29 (6.86%) AWS
4 26 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (3.07%) IaaS
5 13 (3.07%) SaaS
6 12 (2.84%) OneDrive
7 10 (2.36%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.89%) PaaS
9 7 (1.65%) GCP
10 5 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.18%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.71%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.47%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.24%) Datadog
13 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 102 (24.11%) Firewall
2 89 (21.04%) DNS
3 62 (14.66%) DHCP
4 55 (13.00%) NetScaler
5 48 (11.35%) WAN
6 42 (9.93%) SAN
6 42 (9.93%) VPN
7 32 (7.57%) LAN
8 26 (6.15%) Wireless
9 24 (5.67%) TCP/IP
9 24 (5.67%) VoIP
10 20 (4.73%) MPLS
11 19 (4.49%) Network Security
12 17 (4.02%) Skype
13 16 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.84%) VLAN
15 10 (2.36%) NAS
15 10 (2.36%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.89%) Internet
16 8 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (2.60%) DB2
4 7 (1.65%) MySQL
5 5 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (1.18%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) MS Access
7 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.24%) Power BI
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.24%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (1.18%) MSI
2 3 (0.71%) JIRA
2 3 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.24%) Ant
3 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.24%) Hudson
3 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.24%) Maven
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.24%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (15.60%) Finance
2 28 (6.62%) Banking
3 23 (5.44%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.31%) Legal
5 13 (3.07%) Retail
6 9 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.13%) Publishing
6 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.42%) Local Government
8 5 (1.18%) Back Office
8 5 (1.18%) Front Office
8 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.95%) Automotive
10 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 3 (0.71%) International Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (13.00%) Architect
2 50 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (11.58%) Analyst
4 36 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
5 31 (7.33%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.09%) Citrix Engineer
7 27 (6.38%) Network Engineer
8 26 (6.15%) Service Analyst
8 26 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
9 20 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (3.78%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.78%) Technical Architect
12 15 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (3.31%) Consultant
13 14 (3.31%) Project Manager
14 13 (3.07%) Citrix Specialist
14 13 (3.07%) Support Analyst
15 12 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.84%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.07%) Middleware
2 6 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (1.18%) SAP Basis
4 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.47%) LDAP
6 1 (0.24%) .NET
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (0.24%) HTML
6 1 (0.24%) Java RMI
6 1 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.24%) XML
6 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.36%) Clustering
4 10 (2.36%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.36%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.13%) NHS
6 8 (1.89%) Replication
6 8 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.65%) PKI
7 7 (1.65%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.42%) User Experience
9 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.71%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 266 (62.88%) Windows
2 95 (22.46%) Windows 10
2 95 (22.46%) Windows Server
3 47 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (9.69%) Linux
5 39 (9.22%) Windows 7
6 36 (8.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (5.67%) Unix
9 17 (4.02%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (2.84%) Solaris
11 11 (2.60%) Android
11 11 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.36%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.95%) CentOS
16 3 (0.71%) AIX
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (21.75%) ITIL
2 64 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (13.24%) Migration
4 33 (7.80%) Load Balancing
5 29 (6.86%) Change Management
6 25 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (5.67%) Problem Management
8 23 (5.44%) Incident Management
8 23 (5.44%) Patch Management
9 20 (4.73%) Project Delivery
10 19 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (4.49%) High Availability
10 19 (4.49%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.26%) Application Packaging
11 18 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (4.26%) Project Management
11 18 (4.26%) Service Management
11 18 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.02%) Time Management
12 17 (4.02%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 73 (17.26%) PowerShell
2 32 (7.57%) SQL
3 14 (3.31%) C
4 12 (2.84%) VBScript
5 7 (1.65%) Python
6 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.47%) Ruby
7 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.47%) VB
8 1 (0.24%) Java
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.24%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.49%) MCSE
6 17 (4.02%) CCNA
6 17 (4.02%) Degree
7 14 (3.31%) CCNP
7 14 (3.31%) MCSA
8 11 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.89%) CCA
9 8 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.65%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.65%) RHCA
10 7 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (1.42%) CCIE
11 6 (1.42%) CISSP
12 4 (0.95%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.38%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) COBIT
2 6 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.18%) GDPR
4 4 (0.95%) QA
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) GMP
6 1 (0.24%) NCSC
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 188 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 110 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (18.20%) XenApp
4 58 (13.71%) XenDesktop
5 47 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (8.51%) vSphere
7 29 (6.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (6.62%) Hyper-V
9 16 (3.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.13%) Firmware
12 7 (1.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.65%) Docker
13 6 (1.42%) NFS
14 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.95%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.95%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 95 (22.46%) SCCM
2 24 (5.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (4.73%) Ansible
4 13 (3.07%) Puppet
5 12 (2.84%) WSUS
6 11 (2.60%) SCOM
6 11 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (2.13%) Nessus
8 8 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.89%) vRealize
9 7 (1.65%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.42%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.42%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (1.42%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.18%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.18%) Terraform
12 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 189 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 175 (41.37%) VMware
3 90 (21.28%) Cisco
4 39 (9.22%) Dell
5 34 (8.04%) HP
6 30 (7.09%) Palo Alto
7 27 (6.38%) CheckPoint
8 24 (5.67%) Ivanti
9 21 (4.96%) Juniper
9 21 (4.96%) Red Hat
10 20 (4.73%) EMC
11 19 (4.49%) Apple
11 19 (4.49%) Avaya
11 19 (4.49%) ServiceNow
12 18 (4.26%) Oracle
13 17 (4.02%) NetApp
14 15 (3.55%) SolarWinds
15 14 (3.31%) Splunk
16 13 (3.07%) Veeam
17 12 (2.84%) Aruba