Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 78 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 -28
Contract jobs citing Citrix 154 145 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.57% 2.49% 2.84%
As % of the Vendors category 6.08% 5.67% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 77 125
North West median daily rate £300 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -18.67% +20.48%
10th Percentile £132 £113 £205
90th Percentile £461 £515 £511
England median daily rate £350 £350 £326
% change year-on-year - +7.28% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 11
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -13.79% -15.94%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.60 £17.20 £20.73
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -2.94%

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 2,533 2,559 3,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.32% 43.89% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 1,462 1,937
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £211 £225 £271
90th Percentile £575 £600 £542
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.65% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 155 135
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -16.99% +10.61%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.55 £44.00 £45.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 September 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
Manchester +21 96 £300 +106.90% 35
Cheshire -34 22 £280 -13.85% 4
Merseyside +15 21 £375 +200.00% 8
Cumbria 0 7 £340 - 2
Lancashire -23 4 £235 -39.35% 4
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 102 (66.23%) Windows
2 80 (51.95%) Active Directory
3 60 (38.96%) Microsoft
4 57 (37.01%) SCCM
5 52 (33.77%) VMware
6 48 (31.17%) XenApp
6 48 (31.17%) Windows Server
7 44 (28.57%) Office 365
8 41 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 41 (26.62%) ITIL
9 34 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 32 (20.78%) Windows 10
12 31 (20.13%) Windows 7
13 26 (16.88%) Skype for Business
13 26 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (16.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (16.23%) LAN
14 25 (16.23%) WAN
14 25 (16.23%) Blackberry
15 23 (14.94%) DNS
15 23 (14.94%) PowerShell
15 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (14.29%) Skype
17 21 (13.64%) DHCP
17 21 (13.64%) Migration
18 20 (12.99%) Hyper-V
19 19 (12.34%) XenDesktop
19 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
19 19 (12.34%) Cisco

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 33 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 26 (16.88%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.55%) IIS
6 6 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (3.90%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.95%) Confluence
9 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.30%) Site Server
10 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (12.34%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.57%) Office 365
2 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.30%) Slack
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.23%) LAN
1 25 (16.23%) WAN
2 23 (14.94%) DNS
3 22 (14.29%) Skype
4 21 (13.64%) DHCP
5 16 (10.39%) SAN
6 14 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 14 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 11 (7.14%) VPN
8 8 (5.19%) NAS
9 7 (4.55%) Firewall
10 6 (3.90%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.25%) Wireless
12 4 (2.60%) DMZ
12 4 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.60%) IPsec
12 4 (2.60%) VoIP
12 4 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.95%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) Big Data
2 1 (0.65%) DB2
2 1 (0.65%) Informix
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MSI
2 3 (1.95%) JIRA
3 2 (1.30%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.30%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.30%) JMeter
3 2 (1.30%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.30%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (7.79%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Local Government
3 7 (4.55%) Law
4 6 (3.90%) Retail
5 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.60%) Banking
7 3 (1.95%) Legal
8 2 (1.30%) Billing
8 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (22.73%) Analyst
2 29 (18.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 22 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (11.69%) Citrix Engineer
5 16 (10.39%) Desktop Support
6 13 (8.44%) Service Desk Support
7 12 (7.79%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 11 (7.14%) IT Support
9 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (5.19%) SCCM Engineer
12 7 (4.55%) Architect
12 7 (4.55%) IT Analyst
13 6 (3.90%) IT Support Analyst
13 6 (3.90%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) Middleware
2 2 (1.30%) OCX
2 2 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.23%) Blackberry
2 18 (11.69%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.49%) Fat Client
4 10 (6.49%) Thin Client
5 9 (5.84%) PKI
6 7 (4.55%) Clustering
7 6 (3.90%) iPhone
8 5 (3.25%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.25%) YubiKey
9 4 (2.60%) Life Science
9 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.30%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.65%) FMCG
11 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (66.23%) Windows
2 48 (31.17%) Windows Server
3 32 (20.78%) Windows 10
4 31 (20.13%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.25%) Unix
9 4 (2.60%) Android
10 3 (1.95%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.30%) Linux
11 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) MVS
12 1 (0.65%) OS/390
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.62%) ITIL
2 34 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (13.64%) Migration
5 17 (11.04%) Application Packaging
6 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.49%) ITIL V3
7 10 (6.49%) Service Management
8 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (5.84%) Time Management
9 8 (5.19%) Server Building
10 7 (4.55%) Asset Management
10 7 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
11 6 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.90%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.90%) Proactive Monitoring
12 5 (3.25%) Coaching
12 5 (3.25%) Software Deployment
12 5 (3.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.94%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.44%) VB
3 10 (6.49%) SQL
4 9 (5.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.84%) MCSE
3 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.90%) MCP
4 6 (3.90%) MCSA
5 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.60%) MCTS
7 3 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.30%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.30%) Degree
9 1 (0.65%) CCA
9 1 (0.65%) CCIE
9 1 (0.65%) CCNA
9 1 (0.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) WCAG
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 80 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 48 (31.17%) XenApp
3 41 (26.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (16.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (12.99%) Hyper-V
6 19 (12.34%) XenDesktop
7 16 (10.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (9.09%) vSphere
9 10 (6.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (4.55%) VMware NSX
12 6 (3.90%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (1.30%) Xen
13 2 (1.30%) XenServer
14 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (37.01%) SCCM
2 17 (11.04%) SCOM
3 11 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.25%) vMotion
6 5 (3.25%) vRealize
7 4 (2.60%) Nagios
7 4 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.95%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.30%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.30%) DameWare
9 2 (1.30%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.30%) Nessus
9 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (1.30%) WSUS
10 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.65%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 60 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 52 (33.77%) VMware
3 19 (12.34%) Cisco
4 14 (9.09%) HP
5 12 (7.79%) Ivanti
6 8 (5.19%) EMC
6 8 (5.19%) ServiceNow
7 7 (4.55%) Xerox
8 6 (3.90%) Capita
8 6 (3.90%) Lotus
8 6 (3.90%) Remedy
8 6 (3.90%) Wyse
9 5 (3.25%) Symantec
10 4 (2.60%) Altiris
10 4 (2.60%) Apple
10 4 (2.60%) NetApp
10 4 (2.60%) SAP
11 3 (1.95%) McAfee
11 3 (1.95%) Oracle
11 3 (1.95%) Veritas