The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 123 79
Rank change year-on-year -53 -44  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 292 435 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.43% 2.01% 2.65%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 4.85% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 298 385
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 48
Median hourly rate £24.86 £14.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.54% -27.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £12.35 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.40 £20.30 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.66% +7.14%  

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8469 8968 10300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.43% 41.37% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5728 6189 6796
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 110 256
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Citrix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in London

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in London

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in London

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in London

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in London

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the London region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 63 £375 -6.25% 21
Croydon -3 5 £450 +31.38%
West End of London - 4 £516 - 2
Bromley +1 2 £325 +8.33%
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 409 (65.65%) Windows
2 284 (45.59%) Active Directory
3 275 (44.14%) VMware
4 255 (40.93%) Microsoft
5 183 (29.37%) Cisco
6 172 (27.61%) Finance
7 160 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 158 (25.36%) Windows Server
9 140 (22.47%) SCCM
10 137 (21.99%) XenApp
11 118 (18.94%) ITIL
12 116 (18.62%) Microsoft Office
12 116 (18.62%) Windows 7
13 111 (17.82%) Office 365
14 101 (16.21%) PowerShell
15 99 (15.89%) Firewall
15 99 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 96 (15.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 94 (15.09%) WAN
18 93 (14.93%) LAN
18 93 (14.93%) Migration
19 92 (14.77%) DNS
20 91 (14.61%) Data Centre
21 87 (13.96%) Banking
22 80 (12.84%) XenDesktop
22 80 (12.84%) NetScaler
23 78 (12.52%) SAN
24 75 (12.04%) VPN
25 74 (11.88%) SQL Server
25 74 (11.88%) Windows 10

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 73 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.22%) Skype for Business
3 42 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (6.10%) SharePoint
5 35 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (3.69%) IIS
7 18 (2.89%) IBM Notes
8 12 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.12%) Apache
11 7 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.32%) CMS
14 2 (0.32%) Confluence
14 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 116 (18.62%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.28%) Eikon
3 2 (0.32%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.82%) Office 365
2 56 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.77%) IaaS
5 9 (1.44%) SaaS
6 8 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.96%) PaaS
8 4 (0.64%) G Suite
9 3 (0.48%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.32%) GitHub
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (15.89%) Firewall
2 94 (15.09%) WAN
3 93 (14.93%) LAN
4 92 (14.77%) DNS
5 80 (12.84%) NetScaler
6 78 (12.52%) SAN
7 75 (12.04%) VPN
8 69 (11.08%) DHCP
9 68 (10.91%) TCP/IP
10 39 (6.26%) Cisco IOS
11 32 (5.14%) Internet
11 32 (5.14%) MPLS
11 32 (5.14%) VoIP
11 32 (5.14%) Wireless
12 28 (4.49%) Network Security
13 27 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (4.01%) BGP
14 25 (4.01%) Skype
15 24 (3.85%) VLAN
16 22 (3.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.12%) Big Data
6 6 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.80%) MySQL
8 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.16%) DB2
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (2.25%) MSI
2 9 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.48%) JIRA
5 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.32%) Toad
6 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 172 (27.61%) Finance
2 87 (13.96%) Banking
3 27 (4.33%) Law
4 23 (3.69%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.69%) Legal
5 11 (1.77%) Back Office
5 11 (1.77%) Multimedia
5 11 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.44%) Front Office
6 9 (1.44%) Retail
7 8 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.80%) Publishing
10 4 (0.64%) Games
11 3 (0.48%) Billing
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (19.26%) Analyst
2 100 (16.05%) Architect
3 58 (9.31%) Citrix Engineer
3 58 (9.31%) Support Analyst
4 55 (8.83%) Desktop Support
5 48 (7.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (7.54%) Consultant
7 45 (7.22%) Support Engineer
8 41 (6.58%) Network Engineer
9 34 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
11 31 (4.98%) VMware Engineer
12 28 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 25 (4.01%) Technical Architect
14 23 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
15 22 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
16 21 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 20 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
17 20 (3.21%) Service Analyst
17 20 (3.21%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.41%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.44%) .NET
2 9 (1.44%) SAML
3 8 (1.28%) Software Packaging
3 8 (1.28%) XMPP
4 5 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.80%) REST
4 5 (0.80%) SOAP
4 5 (0.80%) Web Services
5 4 (0.64%) Middleware
5 4 (0.64%) OpenID
5 4 (0.64%) XML
6 3 (0.48%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.32%) HTML
7 2 (0.32%) JSON
8 1 (0.16%) CSS
8 1 (0.16%) Flash
8 1 (0.16%) RESTful
8 1 (0.16%) WSDL
8 1 (0.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.61%) Data Centre
2 56 (8.99%) Blackberry
3 35 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.01%) Clustering
5 22 (3.53%) BYOD
6 19 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (2.57%) iPhone
8 15 (2.41%) iPad
8 15 (2.41%) PKI
9 12 (1.93%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.93%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.44%) Equities
11 9 (1.44%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.96%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.64%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 409 (65.65%) Windows
2 158 (25.36%) Windows Server
3 116 (18.62%) Windows 7
4 99 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (15.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (11.88%) Windows 10
7 44 (7.06%) Linux
8 33 (5.30%) Unix
9 32 (5.14%) Android
10 31 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (4.65%) Windows 8
12 18 (2.89%) Mac OS
13 14 (2.25%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.93%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.44%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.28%) AIX
17 7 (1.12%) Solaris
18 4 (0.64%) VMS
18 4 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.94%) ITIL
2 93 (14.93%) Migration
3 43 (6.90%) Change Management
3 43 (6.90%) High Availability
4 37 (5.94%) Project Management
5 30 (4.82%) Network Design
6 29 (4.65%) TOGAF
7 24 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 21 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (3.37%) Asset Management
8 21 (3.37%) Configuration Management
8 21 (3.37%) Load Balancing
8 21 (3.37%) Service Management
9 20 (3.21%) Open Source
10 17 (2.73%) Application Packaging
10 17 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (2.73%) Time Management
11 16 (2.57%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.57%) Task Automation
12 15 (2.41%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (16.21%) PowerShell
2 54 (8.67%) SQL
3 18 (2.89%) Perl
4 17 (2.73%) C#
5 15 (2.41%) Java
5 15 (2.41%) VB
6 11 (1.77%) C
6 11 (1.77%) PHP
6 11 (1.77%) Python
7 10 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.44%) VBScript
9 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.48%) VBA
11 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.16%) C++
12 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.16%) Korn
12 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 36 (5.78%) CCNP
4 36 (5.78%) MCSE
5 26 (4.17%) CCNA
5 26 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (3.69%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (3.37%) DV Cleared
9 19 (3.05%) MCP
10 18 (2.89%) CCIE
11 13 (2.09%) Degree
11 13 (2.09%) MCITP
12 11 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.61%) CCA
14 7 (1.12%) MCSA
15 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.85%) SLA
2 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) BS25999
5 1 (0.16%) GPG13
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 284 (45.59%) Active Directory
2 160 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (21.99%) XenApp
4 80 (12.84%) XenDesktop
5 58 (9.31%) Hyper-V
6 52 (8.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (6.42%) vSphere
8 29 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (2.25%) XenServer
10 13 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.61%) Xen
13 8 (1.28%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.12%) vCloud
15 6 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.96%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.80%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.80%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 140 (22.47%) SCCM
2 26 (4.17%) SCOM
3 22 (3.53%) vCenter Server
4 18 (2.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 14 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (2.09%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.44%) WSUS
10 8 (1.28%) Cacti
11 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.12%) PowerCLI
12 6 (0.96%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.96%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.96%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.96%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 275 (44.14%) VMware
2 255 (40.93%) Microsoft
3 183 (29.37%) Cisco
4 70 (11.24%) HP
5 37 (5.94%) Apple
5 37 (5.94%) Palo Alto
6 35 (5.62%) CheckPoint
7 34 (5.46%) Oracle
8 31 (4.98%) Symantec
9 30 (4.82%) Bloomberg
10 29 (4.65%) AppSense
10 29 (4.65%) Dell
10 29 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 27 (4.33%) Reuters
12 24 (3.85%) F5
13 23 (3.69%) EMC
14 22 (3.53%) IBM
15 21 (3.37%) ServiceNow
16 17 (2.73%) Lotus
16 17 (2.73%) NetApp
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