Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 129 70
Rank change year-on-year +20 -59 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 149 137 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.91% 1.54% 2.60%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 3.33% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 87 110
Midlands median daily rate £323 £315 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +3.28% -0.81%
10th Percentile £143 £144 £112
90th Percentile £475 £438 £438
England median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 33
Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +3.52% -22.89%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £21.42 £16.81 £17.89
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,429 4,112 3,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.97% 46.19% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,088 2,321 1,882
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £213 £218 £225
90th Percentile £555 £575 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 182 221
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -9.83%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.70 £34.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.76
% change year-on-year - -1.46% +7.64%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the Midlands

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
West Midlands +31 84 £295 +7.27% 25
East Midlands +2 65 £350 +7.69% 25
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 108 (72.48%) Windows
2 92 (61.74%) Active Directory
3 78 (52.35%) VMware
4 64 (42.95%) Microsoft
5 51 (34.23%) Windows Server
6 46 (30.87%) SCCM
7 44 (29.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 41 (27.52%) ITIL
9 40 (26.85%) XenApp
10 38 (25.50%) Office 365
11 37 (24.83%) MS Exchange
12 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (21.48%) Windows 7
13 32 (21.48%) Cisco
14 30 (20.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (18.79%) Windows 10
16 27 (18.12%) DNS
17 26 (17.45%) DHCP
17 26 (17.45%) SQL Server
18 25 (16.78%) Hyper-V
18 25 (16.78%) PowerShell
19 22 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (14.09%) Firewall
21 20 (13.42%) SAN
21 20 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2010
22 19 (12.75%) XenDesktop
22 19 (12.75%) TCP/IP
22 19 (12.75%) LAN
23 17 (11.41%) SQL

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 37 (24.83%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (10.07%) Skype for Business
4 14 (9.40%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.34%) IIS
9 2 (1.34%) JBoss
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.67%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.50%) Office 365
2 22 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (0.67%) G Suite
3 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.12%) DNS
2 26 (17.45%) DHCP
3 21 (14.09%) Firewall
4 20 (13.42%) SAN
5 19 (12.75%) LAN
5 19 (12.75%) TCP/IP
6 16 (10.74%) WAN
7 13 (8.72%) NetScaler
8 12 (8.05%) VPN
9 9 (6.04%) Network Security
10 7 (4.70%) VLAN
11 5 (3.36%) Internet
11 5 (3.36%) Telnet
12 4 (2.68%) NAS
12 4 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (2.01%) MPLS
13 3 (2.01%) SMS
14 2 (1.34%) CTI
14 2 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.36%) MySQL
5 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.01%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.34%) DB2
6 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.67%) Big Data
7 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.67%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.67%) MS Access
7 1 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (8.72%) Finance
2 3 (2.01%) Legal
2 3 (2.01%) Retail
3 2 (1.34%) Back Office
3 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Military
4 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (12.75%) Analyst
2 14 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (9.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 14 (9.40%) Architect
3 13 (8.72%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.71%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.04%) Administrator
7 9 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (4.03%) Applications Packager
9 6 (4.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) .NET
1 3 (2.01%) Middleware
2 2 (1.34%) CSS
2 2 (1.34%) HTML
2 2 (1.34%) XHTML
2 2 (1.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.72%) Fat Client
2 13 (8.72%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.03%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.68%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.68%) Clustering
5 4 (2.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.34%) iPhone
6 2 (1.34%) NHS
6 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) CESG
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Robotics
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 108 (72.48%) Windows
2 51 (34.23%) Windows Server
3 33 (22.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (21.48%) Windows 7
5 30 (20.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (18.79%) Windows 10
7 17 (11.41%) Linux
8 12 (8.05%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.04%) Unix
10 7 (4.70%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.68%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.01%) Android
14 2 (1.34%) AIX
14 2 (1.34%) CentOS
14 2 (1.34%) Debian
15 1 (0.67%) Solaris
15 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.52%) ITIL
2 15 (10.07%) Service Management
3 10 (6.71%) Change Management
3 10 (6.71%) Migration
4 8 (5.37%) CRM
5 7 (4.70%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.70%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.03%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (4.03%) Data Protection
6 6 (4.03%) ITSM
6 6 (4.03%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.36%) Analytics
8 4 (2.68%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.68%) Capacity Management
8 4 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.68%) DNA
8 4 (2.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (2.68%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.68%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.78%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.41%) SQL
3 7 (4.70%) VBScript
4 2 (1.34%) C#
4 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.34%) PHP
4 2 (1.34%) VB
4 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.07%) MCSE
3 12 (8.05%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.71%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (5.37%) MCSA
6 8 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.03%) CCNA
7 6 (4.03%) CCNP
7 6 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.68%) CCA
9 3 (2.01%) MCITP
9 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.34%) CCIE
10 2 (1.34%) Degree
10 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.34%) ISEB
10 2 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.34%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) SLA
2 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 2 (1.34%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 92 (61.74%) Active Directory
2 44 (29.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (26.85%) XenApp
4 25 (16.78%) Hyper-V
5 19 (12.75%) XenDesktop
6 13 (8.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (5.37%) vSphere
7 8 (5.37%) XenServer
8 6 (4.03%) BitLocker
9 5 (3.36%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.34%) KVM
11 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (30.87%) SCCM
2 5 (3.36%) AirWatch
2 5 (3.36%) WSUS
3 4 (2.68%) AppDNA
3 4 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.01%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.34%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.34%) SCOM
5 2 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.67%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 78 (52.35%) VMware
2 64 (42.95%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.48%) Cisco
4 12 (8.05%) Apple
5 11 (7.38%) Oracle
6 9 (6.04%) Symantec
7 8 (5.37%) HP
7 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.37%) Sophos
8 6 (4.03%) IBM
8 6 (4.03%) McAfee
8 6 (4.03%) NetApp
9 5 (3.36%) Dell
9 5 (3.36%) EMC
10 4 (2.68%) SAP
10 4 (2.68%) Splunk
11 3 (2.01%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.01%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.01%) F5
11 3 (2.01%) Siebel