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 3 months to 27 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 / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 -23  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 82 119 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.78% 3.13% 5.03%
As % of the Vendors category 6.20% 6.91% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 69 107
Median daily rate £350 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £265 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £484 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 12
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.75 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year -23.68% +12.29%  

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1322 1723 1666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.89% 45.39% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 1011 845
Median daily rate £413 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 60 107
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.39 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% +8.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire +8 29 £350 -16.41% 13
Manchester -8 26 £400 +23.07% 18
Merseyside +6 16 £125 -65.75% 2
Lancashire +2 10 £450 +20.00% 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 84 (62.22%) Windows
2 63 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 55 (40.74%) VMware
4 53 (39.26%) Active Directory
5 37 (27.41%) MS Exchange
6 36 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 35 (25.93%) Migration
8 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
9 29 (21.48%) Office 365
10 28 (20.74%) XenApp
10 28 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (19.26%) ITIL
12 25 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
12 25 (18.52%) Cisco
13 22 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
15 20 (14.81%) Linux
16 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
17 18 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (13.33%) LAN
17 18 (13.33%) SAN
18 17 (12.59%) SCCM
19 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
19 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
19 16 (11.85%) vSphere
19 16 (11.85%) VPN
20 15 (11.11%) WAN
20 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
21 14 (10.37%) Windows XP

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 37 (27.41%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.63%) Skype for Business
4 11 (8.15%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.67%) IBM Notes
5 9 (6.67%) IIS
6 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.22%) Apache
10 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.74%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Maximo
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.48%) Office 365
2 5 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.22%) IaaS
4 3 (2.22%) SaaS
5 2 (1.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) LAN
1 18 (13.33%) SAN
2 16 (11.85%) VPN
3 15 (11.11%) WAN
4 14 (10.37%) Firewall
4 14 (10.37%) NetScaler
5 10 (7.41%) DNS
6 8 (5.93%) NAS
7 6 (4.44%) DHCP
8 5 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (2.96%) LDAP
10 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.22%) WLAN
11 2 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.48%) DKIM
11 2 (1.48%) DMARC
11 2 (1.48%) DMZ
11 2 (1.48%) Internet
11 2 (1.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) DB2
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) OLAP
4 1 (0.74%) OLTP
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) SSDT
General
1 14 (10.37%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Local Government
3 7 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.96%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Analyst
2 17 (12.59%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (8.89%) Consultant
5 11 (8.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) Service Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.44%) Administrator
10 6 (4.44%) Citrix Consultant
10 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 5 (3.70%) Active Directory Support
11 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.44%) SAML
2 2 (1.48%) LAMP
2 2 (1.48%) Middleware
2 2 (1.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.89%) Replication
4 11 (8.15%) PKI
5 9 (6.67%) Blackberry
6 7 (5.19%) Life Science
7 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.70%) Clustering
8 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.96%) iPad
10 3 (2.22%) AS400
10 3 (2.22%) CESG
10 3 (2.22%) iPhone
10 3 (2.22%) iSeries
10 3 (2.22%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.48%) FMCG
11 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.74%) DataPower
12 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 84 (62.22%) Windows
2 36 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 33 (24.44%) Windows 7
4 22 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (14.81%) Linux
6 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (10.37%) Windows XP
8 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.67%) Unix
10 8 (5.93%) AIX
10 8 (5.93%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.22%) zOS
13 2 (1.48%) CentOS
13 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.74%) HPUX
14 1 (0.74%) Solaris
14 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.93%) Migration
2 26 (19.26%) ITIL
3 13 (9.63%) Project Management
4 11 (8.15%) Service Management
5 10 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.19%) Line Management
7 6 (4.44%) Contingency Planning
7 6 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.44%) High Availability
7 6 (4.44%) People Management
8 5 (3.70%) Identity Management
8 5 (3.70%) Information Security
8 5 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.96%) Information Security Management
9 4 (2.96%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.96%) Security Management
9 4 (2.96%) Server Building
10 3 (2.22%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.19%) SQL
2 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.48%) C
4 1 (0.74%) C#
4 1 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.74%) Java
4 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
1 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.37%) MCP
4 10 (7.41%) MCSE
5 7 (5.19%) MCSA
5 7 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.96%) CCDP
7 4 (2.96%) CCIE
7 4 (2.96%) CCNA
7 4 (2.96%) ISEB
8 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.22%) MCITP
8 3 (2.22%) MCTS
9 2 (1.48%) CCNP
10 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.74%) MCDST
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 28 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (20.74%) XenApp
3 16 (11.85%) vSphere
4 11 (8.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 9 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.19%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 17 (12.59%) SCCM
2 9 (6.67%) SCOM
3 4 (2.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.22%) SmoothWall
4 3 (2.22%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.22%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.48%) Ansible
5 2 (1.48%) Puppet
5 2 (1.48%) vMotion
5 2 (1.48%) WMI
5 2 (1.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.74%) DameWare
6 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 63 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 55 (40.74%) VMware
3 25 (18.52%) Cisco
4 12 (8.89%) HP
5 10 (7.41%) Juniper
6 9 (6.67%) Lotus
6 9 (6.67%) PlateSpin
7 8 (5.93%) IBM
8 6 (4.44%) NetApp
8 6 (4.44%) Symantec
9 5 (3.70%) Polycom
9 5 (3.70%) SAP
10 4 (2.96%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.96%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.22%) CommVault
11 3 (2.22%) McAfee
11 3 (2.22%) Oracle
11 3 (2.22%) Veeam
12 2 (1.48%) AppSense
12 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
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Rullion
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
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