Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 95 72
Rank change year-on-year -15 -23 -30
Contract jobs citing Citrix 96 129 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.79% 2.17% 2.62%
As % of the Vendors category 4.27% 4.84% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 76 127
North West median daily rate £338 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -8.93% +10.24%
10th Percentile £144 £120 £196
90th Percentile £600 £625 £550
England median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 26
North West median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.04% -20.00% +21.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £14.88
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.05 £37.50
England median hourly rate £15.23 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.51% -1.27% -

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 2,248 2,664 3,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.81% 44.89% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,621 1,833
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 112 193
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.07% -6.88% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +1 55 £356 +18.75% 17
Cheshire -16 25 £280 -42.56% 14
Merseyside +7 9 £400 +14.29% 3
Lancashire +7 3 £275 +150.00%
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 61 (63.54%) Windows
2 48 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 46 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 40 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 39 (40.63%) VMware
6 32 (33.33%) ITIL
7 28 (29.17%) Cisco
7 28 (29.17%) XenApp
8 26 (27.08%) SCCM
8 26 (27.08%) Office 365
9 23 (23.96%) DHCP
10 21 (21.88%) DNS
11 19 (19.79%) WAN
12 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 17 (17.71%) LAN
13 17 (17.71%) Firewall
13 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
14 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (15.63%) Management Information System
16 14 (14.58%) Blackberry
16 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
16 14 (14.58%) Skype for Business
17 13 (13.54%) SQL
17 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (13.54%) Finance
17 13 (13.54%) Migration
17 13 (13.54%) SCOM
18 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 12 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V

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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.58%) Skype for Business
3 10 (10.42%) IIS
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.08%) CMS
7 2 (2.08%) Drupal
8 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.08%) Office 365
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.25%) PaaS
4 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.17%) SaaS
5 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.08%) IaaS
7 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.96%) DHCP
2 21 (21.88%) DNS
3 19 (19.79%) WAN
4 17 (17.71%) Firewall
4 17 (17.71%) LAN
5 12 (12.50%) SAN
6 10 (10.42%) NetScaler
6 10 (10.42%) VLAN
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.29%) Skype
8 5 (5.21%) VPN
8 5 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.17%) Internet
9 4 (4.17%) NAS
9 4 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.13%) MPLS
10 3 (3.13%) Network Security
11 2 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 13 (13.54%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Local Government
3 6 (6.25%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Law
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (15.63%) Citrix Engineer
1 15 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) Server Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (10.42%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Technical Support
4 8 (8.33%) Analyst
4 8 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (5.21%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Support Specialist
7 5 (5.21%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (5.21%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.04%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) HTML
3 1 (1.04%) LDAP
3 1 (1.04%) XHTML
3 1 (1.04%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 14 (14.58%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.29%) PKI
5 6 (6.25%) iPhone
6 4 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.13%) Clustering
8 2 (2.08%) BYOD
8 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.04%) CESG
9 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.04%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.04%) iPad
9 1 (1.04%) Replication
9 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (63.54%) Windows
2 40 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.42%) Windows 10
7 9 (9.38%) Linux
8 8 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.21%) SUSE
10 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.08%) CentOS
11 2 (2.08%) Unix
12 1 (1.04%) AIX
12 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Migration
3 12 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (11.46%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.42%) Service Management
6 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.38%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (8.33%) Network Design
7 8 (8.33%) Project Management
8 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.25%) Business Continuity
9 6 (6.25%) ITSM
9 6 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (6.25%) Line Management
9 6 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (6.25%) Open Source
9 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 9 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.17%) VBScript
4 2 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.04%) C
5 1 (1.04%) C#
5 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) PHP
5 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.25%) CCIE
3 6 (6.25%) CCNP
3 6 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (6.25%) MCITP
3 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) CCDP
4 5 (5.21%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (5.21%) CISM
4 5 (5.21%) CISSP
4 5 (5.21%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (5.21%) DBS Check
4 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.17%) Degree
5 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) GDPR
2 2 (2.08%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (29.17%) XenApp
3 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (10.42%) vSphere
5 10 (10.42%) XenDesktop
6 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.04%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.04%) Xen
10 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (27.08%) SCCM
2 13 (13.54%) SCOM
3 9 (9.38%) WSUS
4 7 (7.29%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (5.21%) vCenter Server
6 4 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.13%) EdgeSight
7 3 (3.13%) HP SIM
7 3 (3.13%) SmoothWall
7 3 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.08%) AirWatch
8 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.08%) Nagios
8 2 (2.08%) vMotion
9 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.04%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (1.04%) MaaS360
9 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 39 (40.63%) VMware
3 28 (29.17%) Cisco
4 10 (10.42%) HP
4 10 (10.42%) Ivanti
5 8 (8.33%) McAfee
6 7 (7.29%) NetApp
7 6 (6.25%) Apple
7 6 (6.25%) IronPort
7 6 (6.25%) Oracle
8 5 (5.21%) Clearswift
8 5 (5.21%) Lumension
8 5 (5.21%) Micro Focus
8 5 (5.21%) MobileIron
9 4 (4.17%) Avaya
10 2 (2.08%) Altiris
10 2 (2.08%) Aruba
10 2 (2.08%) EMC
10 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.08%) Intel