Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 96 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19 -15
Contract jobs citing Citrix 141 113 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.34% 1.99% 2.65%
As % of the Vendors category 5.39% 4.69% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 67 102
North West median daily rate £320 £330 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -14.84% +20.16%
10th Percentile £131 £113 £167
90th Percentile £449 £627 £600
England median daily rate £375 £349 £325
% change year-on-year +7.53% +7.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 14
North West median hourly rate £15.32 £12.25 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.02% -28.47% -6.16%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.82 £18.13 £22.84
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 2,615 2,410 3,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.48% 42.39% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 1,466 1,797
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £209 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 142 121
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.19 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.27% -17.50% +15.44%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.55 £43.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 12 December 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
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 12 December 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 +10 88 £316 -6.30% 26
Cheshire -16 15 £280 -18.84% 8
Merseyside -8 13 £363 +28.89% 6
Lancashire -16 10 £170 -43.80% 9
Cumbria - 10 £350 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 100 (70.92%) Windows
2 72 (51.06%) Active Directory
3 60 (42.55%) VMware
4 57 (40.43%) Microsoft
4 57 (40.43%) Office 365
5 56 (39.72%) SCCM
6 52 (36.88%) Windows 10
7 48 (34.04%) Windows 7
8 41 (29.08%) Windows Server
9 35 (24.82%) ITIL
10 34 (24.11%) XenApp
11 32 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (19.86%) MS Exchange
13 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
14 26 (18.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (18.44%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (17.73%) PowerShell
16 24 (17.02%) Application Packaging
17 23 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
17 23 (16.31%) VPN
18 22 (15.60%) MSI
18 22 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 20 (14.18%) LAN
19 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 19 (13.48%) WAN
20 19 (13.48%) Cisco
20 19 (13.48%) Skype for Business
21 18 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
22 17 (12.06%) Windows XP
22 17 (12.06%) Migration

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 28 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.48%) Skype for Business
3 10 (7.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (4.26%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 57 (40.43%) Office 365
2 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.31%) VPN
2 20 (14.18%) LAN
3 19 (13.48%) WAN
4 16 (11.35%) DNS
4 16 (11.35%) Skype
5 15 (10.64%) DHCP
6 11 (7.80%) SAN
7 10 (7.09%) Firewall
8 9 (6.38%) NetScaler
9 8 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.55%) Network Security
11 5 (3.55%) Wireless
12 4 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.84%) Internet
12 4 (2.84%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.84%) NAS
13 3 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) Informix
Development Applications
1 22 (15.60%) MSI
2 10 (7.09%) AdminStudio
3 8 (5.67%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 11 (7.80%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Billing
3 7 (4.96%) Banking
3 7 (4.96%) Local Government
4 5 (3.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (15.60%) Analyst
2 19 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.64%) Service Analyst
3 15 (10.64%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.93%) 1st Line Support
5 13 (9.22%) Applications Packager
6 11 (7.80%) Citrix Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) IT Support
7 8 (5.67%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (4.96%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) OCX
2 1 (0.71%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.67%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.67%) Thin Client
4 6 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (4.26%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.26%) PKI
5 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.55%) YubiKey
6 4 (2.84%) iPhone
7 3 (2.13%) Clustering
7 3 (2.13%) CMDB
8 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (70.92%) Windows
2 52 (36.88%) Windows 10
3 48 (34.04%) Windows 7
4 41 (29.08%) Windows Server
5 17 (12.06%) Windows XP
6 13 (9.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.38%) Android
9 7 (4.96%) Linux
9 7 (4.96%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.84%) Unix
11 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.82%) ITIL
2 24 (17.02%) Application Packaging
3 22 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (12.06%) Migration
6 11 (7.80%) ITIL V3
6 11 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (7.09%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.38%) Personalization
8 9 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.38%) Workflow
9 8 (5.67%) Application Virtualisation
9 8 (5.67%) Software Testing
9 8 (5.67%) Visualisation
10 7 (4.96%) Asset Management
10 7 (4.96%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.96%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (4.96%) Service Management
11 6 (4.26%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.73%) PowerShell
2 16 (11.35%) VB
3 13 (9.22%) SQL
3 13 (9.22%) VBScript
4 6 (4.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) MCSE
4 8 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.55%) CCNA
5 5 (3.55%) CCNP
5 5 (3.55%) Degree
5 5 (3.55%) MCP
5 5 (3.55%) MCSA
6 4 (2.84%) MCTS
6 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.13%) CCSA
7 3 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.42%) CCIE
9 1 (0.71%) CCA
9 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 8 (5.67%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.11%) XenApp
3 32 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
5 26 (18.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 26 (18.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (7.09%) vSphere
7 9 (6.38%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.96%) VMware NSX
9 6 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.42%) Xen
11 2 (1.42%) XenServer
12 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.71%) vCloud
12 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (39.72%) SCCM
2 11 (7.80%) SCOM
3 7 (4.96%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.55%) vMotion
4 5 (3.55%) vRealize
5 4 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.13%) Nagios
6 3 (2.13%) ThinApp
7 2 (1.42%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.71%) OpenView
8 1 (0.71%) OVSD
8 1 (0.71%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (42.55%) VMware
2 57 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.48%) Cisco
4 13 (9.22%) Xerox
5 11 (7.80%) Ivanti
6 9 (6.38%) HP
7 8 (5.67%) Apple
8 7 (4.96%) Avaya
8 7 (4.96%) Remedy
9 6 (4.26%) Lotus
9 6 (4.26%) Oracle
9 6 (4.26%) ServiceNow
10 5 (3.55%) Altiris
11 4 (2.84%) F5
11 4 (2.84%) NetApp
12 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.13%) Dell
12 3 (2.13%) Juniper
12 3 (2.13%) McAfee
12 3 (2.13%) Palo Alto