Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 197 147
Rank change year-on-year -6 -50 -6
Contract jobs citing Citrix 848 356 1,543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.35% 1.89%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 3.08% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 238 1,025
10th Percentile £181 £152 £175
25th Percentile £285 £263 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £379
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.57% +8.19%
75th Percentile £538 £463 £488
90th Percentile £600 £506 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 18 64
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.60 £12.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.49 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £17.45
Median % change year-on-year -25.64% +11.73% -0.27%
75th Percentile £18.50 £41.69 £21.01
90th Percentile £23.00 £47.70 £30.18
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £17.90
% change year-on-year -25.64% +8.94% -4.28%

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 25,610 11,573 34,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.33% 43.93% 42.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,962 7,600 22,124
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
25th Percentile £400 £371 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £559
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 350 1,175
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +9.13%
75th Percentile £42.17 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £51.17
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.34 £19.18
% change year-on-year -4.11% +6.02% +12.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -26 374 £450 +15.02% 68
South East -11 155 £475 +26.67% 34
North of England -29 96 £275 -8.33% 78
Midlands -22 88 £300 -23.81% 35
North West -27 60 £260 -5.45% 39
East of England -7 51 £425 +41.67% 22
East Midlands -5 47 £288 -24.34% 14
West Midlands -39 41 £313 -20.63% 21
South West -40 36 £305 -8.96% 26
Yorkshire -34 29 £325 - 29
North East -10 7 £275 - 10
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 555 (65.45%) Windows
2 436 (51.42%) Active Directory
3 379 (44.69%) VMware
4 375 (44.22%) Microsoft
5 332 (39.15%) Microsoft 365
6 269 (31.72%) Azure
7 247 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 241 (28.42%) Windows Server
9 197 (23.23%) Social Skills
10 185 (21.82%) ITIL
11 182 (21.46%) Firewall
12 174 (20.52%) SCCM
13 166 (19.58%) Windows 10
14 157 (18.51%) XenApp
15 155 (18.28%) PowerShell
16 150 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 147 (17.33%) Cisco
18 126 (14.86%) Finance
19 108 (12.74%) DNS
20 106 (12.50%) Migration
21 101 (11.91%) Linux
22 99 (11.67%) XenDesktop
23 97 (11.44%) NetScaler
23 97 (11.44%) SQL
23 97 (11.44%) WAN
24 91 (10.73%) Security Cleared
25 90 (10.61%) AWS
26 89 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
27 85 (10.02%) DHCP
28 83 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification

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 71 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 65 (7.67%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.42%) IIS
4 17 (2.00%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.94%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.83%) Apache
10 7 (0.83%) JBoss
11 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.47%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Fuse
14 1 (0.12%) SAS
14 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 89 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Elite 3E
1 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.24%) Eikon
3 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.24%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.24%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 332 (39.15%) Microsoft 365
2 269 (31.72%) Azure
3 90 (10.61%) AWS
4 68 (8.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (5.31%) IaaS
6 31 (3.66%) PaaS
7 30 (3.54%) Mimecast
8 29 (3.42%) OneDrive
9 27 (3.18%) SaaS
10 22 (2.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (1.06%) GCP
12 7 (0.83%) Yammer
13 6 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.59%) Azure Storage
14 5 (0.59%) Google Workspace
15 4 (0.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.47%) Power Platform
16 3 (0.35%) Akamai
16 3 (0.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 3 (0.35%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 182 (21.46%) Firewall
2 108 (12.74%) DNS
3 97 (11.44%) NetScaler
3 97 (11.44%) WAN
4 85 (10.02%) DHCP
5 74 (8.73%) VPN
6 71 (8.37%) LAN
7 58 (6.84%) SAN
8 41 (4.83%) TCP/IP
9 38 (4.48%) Skype
10 34 (4.01%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (3.42%) Internet
11 29 (3.42%) MPLS
12 28 (3.30%) Wireless
13 24 (2.83%) Network Security
14 18 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
14 18 (2.12%) SD-WAN
14 18 (2.12%) SSL
15 17 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (1.89%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.42%) DB2
3 11 (1.30%) MySQL
4 8 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.47%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.35%) FileMaker
8 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.24%) Power BI
9 2 (0.24%) Tableau
10 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 9 (1.06%) MSI
2 8 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.47%) JIRA
3 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.35%) GitLab
5 2 (0.24%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.12%) AppScan
6 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.12%) GCC
6 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
General
1 197 (23.23%) Social Skills
2 126 (14.86%) Finance
3 61 (7.19%) Banking
4 52 (6.13%) Public Sector
5 47 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.66%) Retail
7 25 (2.95%) Investment Banking
8 22 (2.59%) Law
9 18 (2.12%) Legal
10 16 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
11 15 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
11 15 (1.77%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.42%) Front Office
13 10 (1.18%) Back Office
14 7 (0.83%) Prime Brokerage
15 6 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
16 5 (0.59%) Billing
16 5 (0.59%) Publishing
17 4 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 128 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 125 (14.74%) Analyst
3 96 (11.32%) Architect
4 81 (9.55%) Support Engineer
5 63 (7.43%) Citrix Engineer
6 62 (7.31%) IT Support
7 54 (6.37%) Project Manager
8 53 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 52 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 50 (5.90%) IT Engineer
10 50 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
11 44 (5.19%) Network Engineer
12 38 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
12 38 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
12 38 (4.48%) Desktop Support
13 37 (4.36%) Support Analyst
14 36 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 33 (3.89%) Consultant
16 32 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
17 30 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.07%) Middleware
2 15 (1.77%) .NET
3 10 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (0.94%) XMPP
5 7 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 7 (0.83%) HTML
5 7 (0.83%) Web Services
5 7 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (0.71%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.59%) WinForms
7 5 (0.59%) WPF
8 4 (0.47%) SAML
8 4 (0.47%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.35%) JSON
9 3 (0.35%) LDAP
9 3 (0.35%) YAML
10 2 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.24%) XML
11 1 (0.12%) ARM Templates
11 1 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (3.07%) Public Cloud
4 25 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.59%) Fat Client
5 22 (2.59%) Thin Client
6 16 (1.89%) Clustering
6 16 (1.89%) PKI
6 16 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.77%) Equities
7 15 (1.77%) Replication
8 13 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.42%) iPhone
10 11 (1.30%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.30%) Derivative
10 11 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.30%) NHS
11 9 (1.06%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.06%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 555 (65.45%) Windows
2 241 (28.42%) Windows Server
3 166 (19.58%) Windows 10
4 101 (11.91%) Linux
5 70 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (8.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 67 (7.90%) Windows 7
7 56 (6.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 51 (6.01%) Unix
9 32 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (3.30%) Android
11 25 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (2.24%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.30%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.18%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.83%) AIX
17 6 (0.71%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.71%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (21.82%) ITIL
2 150 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 106 (12.50%) Migration
4 62 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (7.08%) Incident Management
6 57 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (6.60%) Project Management
8 48 (5.66%) Change Management
8 48 (5.66%) Project Delivery
8 48 (5.66%) Service Delivery
9 46 (5.42%) DevOps
10 38 (4.48%) Data Protection
11 33 (3.89%) PRINCE2
12 31 (3.66%) High Availability
12 31 (3.66%) Patch Management
13 30 (3.54%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (3.42%) Load Balancing
14 29 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (3.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (18.28%) PowerShell
2 97 (11.44%) SQL
3 30 (3.54%) Python
4 26 (3.07%) VB
5 18 (2.12%) VBScript
6 16 (1.89%) C#
6 16 (1.89%) Java
7 14 (1.65%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.18%) VBA
10 8 (0.94%) Perl
11 7 (0.83%) PHP
12 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.47%) C
13 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 91 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.42%) MCSE
5 41 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (4.01%) MCSA
7 29 (3.42%) Degree
8 26 (3.07%) CCNA
9 22 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (2.36%) A+ Certification
11 16 (1.89%) CCNP
12 15 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.53%) MCITP
15 10 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.06%) CCIE
16 9 (1.06%) MCP
17 8 (0.94%) CISSP
17 8 (0.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.78%) SLA
2 17 (2.00%) QA
3 12 (1.42%) GDPR
4 11 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.71%) COBIT
6 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.24%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.24%) NIST
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) FISMA
10 1 (0.12%) GLBA
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 436 (51.42%) Active Directory
2 247 (29.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (18.51%) XenApp
4 99 (11.67%) XenDesktop
5 64 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 64 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 60 (7.08%) Hyper-V
7 58 (6.84%) vSphere
8 54 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.12%) NFS
10 16 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.65%) VMware NSX
12 11 (1.30%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.94%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.71%) Docker
17 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 174 (20.52%) SCCM
2 58 (6.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 49 (5.78%) Ansible
4 23 (2.71%) SCOM
5 22 (2.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 20 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (2.24%) Terraform
8 16 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
9 15 (1.77%) vRealize
9 15 (1.77%) WSUS
10 14 (1.65%) Puppet
11 13 (1.53%) AirWatch
12 12 (1.42%) NetBackup
13 11 (1.30%) FortiGate
14 9 (1.06%) MobiControl
14 9 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (0.94%) PowerCLI
15 8 (0.94%) ZABBIX
16 6 (0.71%) vCenter Server
17 5 (0.59%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 379 (44.69%) VMware
2 375 (44.22%) Microsoft
3 147 (17.33%) Cisco
4 63 (7.43%) Oracle
5 56 (6.60%) HP
6 49 (5.78%) ServiceNow
7 44 (5.19%) NetApp
8 43 (5.07%) Red Hat
9 39 (4.60%) CheckPoint
9 39 (4.60%) Ivanti
10 35 (4.13%) Apple
11 34 (4.01%) Palo Alto
12 29 (3.42%) F5
12 29 (3.42%) SolarWinds
13 27 (3.18%) Dell
14 25 (2.95%) IBM
15 21 (2.48%) Veeam
16 20 (2.36%) EMC
17 19 (2.24%) MobileIron
18 18 (2.12%) Symantec