Period
to 20 March 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 March 2019 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 106 93
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 -25
Contract jobs citing Citrix 124 112 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.19% 2.00% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 5.08% 4.90% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 68
North West median daily rate £340 £350 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +16.18% -13.93%
10th Percentile £156 £177 £124
90th Percentile £474 £585 £554
England median daily rate £375 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +10.13% -2.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 16
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.16 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.38% -17.75% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £19.89 £33.75 £21.82
England median hourly rate £18.70 £14.15 £16.15
% change year-on-year +32.20% -12.41% -2.12%

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 North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,442 2,288 2,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.08% 40.87% 44.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,507 1,398 1,515
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £231 £227
90th Percentile £620 £625 £575
England median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 105
North West median hourly rate £21.99 £15.78 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.38% -9.86% -18.60%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.08 £47.50 £44.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year - +2.28% -4.94%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the North West over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the North West

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Manchester +5 62 £313 -16.67% 24
Lancashire +1 21 £500 +81.82% 5
Cheshire -17 17 £340 +21.43% 13
Merseyside -11 13 £392 +4.40% 7
Cumbria - 5 £375 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 98 (79.03%) Windows
2 67 (54.03%) Active Directory
3 65 (52.42%) VMware
4 48 (38.71%) Office 365
5 46 (37.10%) Microsoft
6 44 (35.48%) Windows 10
7 42 (33.87%) Windows Server
8 41 (33.06%) Windows 7
9 40 (32.26%) SCCM
10 30 (24.19%) ITIL
11 29 (23.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 28 (22.58%) XenApp
12 28 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (20.97%) MSI
14 23 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (18.55%) Hyper-V
15 21 (16.94%) Android
15 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (16.94%) Migration
16 20 (16.13%) MS Exchange
16 20 (16.13%) VPN
17 19 (15.32%) Cisco
17 19 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
18 18 (14.52%) Application Packaging
19 17 (13.71%) SLA
19 17 (13.71%) Virtual Desktop
20 16 (12.90%) VB
20 16 (12.90%) AdminStudio
21 15 (12.10%) VBScript
21 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.65%) IIS
4 6 (4.84%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (38.71%) Office 365
2 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.84%) IaaS
5 6 (4.84%) PaaS
6 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.23%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.23%) Route 53
6 4 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.13%) VPN
2 13 (10.48%) DHCP
2 13 (10.48%) DNS
3 11 (8.87%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.26%) Firewall
4 9 (7.26%) NetScaler
4 9 (7.26%) WAN
5 8 (6.45%) LAN
6 7 (5.65%) Skype
7 6 (4.84%) SAN
8 5 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (3.23%) Network Security
9 4 (3.23%) VoIP
10 3 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.42%) HTTP
11 2 (1.61%) ATM
11 2 (1.61%) MPLS
11 2 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.42%) MySQL
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (20.97%) MSI
2 16 (12.90%) AdminStudio
3 11 (8.87%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (3.23%) GitLab
4 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.23%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.42%) JIRA
General
1 11 (8.87%) Billing
2 9 (7.26%) Finance
3 6 (4.84%) Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Local Government
5 4 (3.23%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.13%) Analyst
2 16 (12.90%) Applications Packager
3 15 (12.10%) Architect
4 9 (7.26%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.26%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 8 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Network Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.87%) OCX
2 4 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.65%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (4.84%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.23%) Clustering
6 3 (2.42%) CMDB
6 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) iPhone
7 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.61%) Replication
7 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (79.03%) Windows
2 44 (35.48%) Windows 10
3 42 (33.87%) Windows Server
4 41 (33.06%) Windows 7
5 21 (16.94%) Android
6 15 (12.10%) Windows 8
7 12 (9.68%) Linux
7 12 (9.68%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.45%) Apple iOS
9 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.03%) Unix
10 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (3.23%) CentOS
11 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.61%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.19%) ITIL
2 21 (16.94%) Migration
3 18 (14.52%) Application Packaging
4 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (10.48%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.68%) Workflow
7 11 (8.87%) Application Virtualisation
7 11 (8.87%) Personalization
7 11 (8.87%) Software Testing
7 11 (8.87%) Visualisation
8 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (7.26%) High Availability
9 9 (7.26%) Incident Management
9 9 (7.26%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (6.45%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.65%) Information Security
12 6 (4.84%) Data Protection
12 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.90%) VB
2 15 (12.10%) VBScript
3 12 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.87%) C#
4 11 (8.87%) SQL
5 4 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.45%) Degree
2 8 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) CCNP
3 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.03%) CCNA
5 4 (3.23%) CCSA
5 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.42%) MCSA
6 3 (2.42%) MCSE
7 2 (1.61%) MCP
8 1 (0.81%) CCDP
8 1 (0.81%) CCIE
8 1 (0.81%) ISEB
8 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.81%) MCITP
8 1 (0.81%) MCTS
8 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PMP
8 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.71%) SLA
2 12 (9.68%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) GxP
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (54.03%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (22.58%) XenApp
4 23 (18.55%) Hyper-V
5 17 (13.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.03%) XenServer
9 4 (3.23%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.42%) Docker
10 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.81%) vCloud
11 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (32.26%) SCCM
2 6 (4.84%) SCOM
3 4 (3.23%) Grafana
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.23%) Packer
3 4 (3.23%) Prometheus
3 4 (3.23%) Puppet
3 4 (3.23%) Terraform
4 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.42%) ThinApp
5 2 (1.61%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.61%) Hyperic
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.61%) PaperCut
5 2 (1.61%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (52.42%) VMware
2 46 (37.10%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.32%) Cisco
4 15 (12.10%) Ivanti
5 11 (8.87%) Xerox
6 7 (5.65%) Apple
6 7 (5.65%) Avaya
6 7 (5.65%) HP
7 5 (4.03%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.03%) Juniper
7 5 (4.03%) NetApp
7 5 (4.03%) Oracle
8 4 (3.23%) F5
8 4 (3.23%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.23%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.42%) Brocade
9 3 (2.42%) iManage
9 3 (2.42%) Symantec
10 2 (1.61%) Dell
10 2 (1.61%) EMC