Period
to 23 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 79 58
Rank change year-on-year -9 -21 -28
Contract jobs citing Citrix 137 132 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.33% 2.40% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 5.73% 5.49% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 62 133
North West median daily rate £306 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -17.81% +7.35%
10th Percentile £158 £120 £188
90th Percentile £438 £473 £538
England median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 13
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -24.24% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.50 £10.60
90th Percentile £33.75 £17.08 £35.71
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -4.35%

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 2,390 2,404 3,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.68% 43.66% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,403 1,389 1,919
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £225 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 159 169
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.60 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +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 23 June 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 June 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 June 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 +6 75 £288 -4.17% 25
Cheshire -6 38 £280 -6.67% 6
Merseyside +21 17 £400 +220.00% 4
Cumbria -5 4 £331 - 1
Lancashire -23 1 £300 -26.83% 4
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 96 (70.07%) Windows
2 62 (45.26%) Active Directory
3 56 (40.88%) Microsoft
3 56 (40.88%) XenApp
3 56 (40.88%) Windows Server
4 47 (34.31%) SCCM
5 44 (32.12%) VMware
6 39 (28.47%) ITIL
7 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (23.36%) Office 365
9 31 (22.63%) Migration
10 28 (20.44%) WAN
10 28 (20.44%) Windows 10
11 27 (19.71%) MS Exchange
11 27 (19.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (19.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (18.98%) LAN
12 26 (18.98%) Cisco
13 25 (18.25%) SQL Server
13 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (15.33%) Blackberry
15 21 (15.33%) Windows 7
15 21 (15.33%) SCOM
15 21 (15.33%) Data Centre
16 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
17 19 (13.87%) XenDesktop
17 19 (13.87%) Skype for Business
18 18 (13.14%) Finance
18 18 (13.14%) SAN

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 27 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.87%) Skype for Business
3 14 (10.22%) IIS
4 8 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.19%) Confluence
7 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.46%) Site Server
8 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.36%) Office 365
2 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.65%) PaaS
3 5 (3.65%) SaaS
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.44%) WAN
2 26 (18.98%) LAN
3 18 (13.14%) SAN
4 15 (10.95%) DHCP
5 14 (10.22%) DNS
5 14 (10.22%) NetScaler
5 14 (10.22%) TCP/IP
6 12 (8.76%) IPsec
7 10 (7.30%) Ethernet
7 10 (7.30%) NAS
7 10 (7.30%) Skype
8 9 (6.57%) DMZ
9 8 (5.84%) Firewall
10 5 (3.65%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (3.65%) VLAN
11 4 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (2.19%) VoIP
13 2 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.46%) DB2
4 1 (0.73%) Big Data
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MSI
2 3 (2.19%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.46%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.46%) JMeter
3 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (13.14%) Finance
2 16 (11.68%) Local Government
3 9 (6.57%) Law
4 7 (5.11%) Banking
5 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.92%) Legal
6 4 (2.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (21.17%) Analyst
2 24 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (12.41%) Service Analyst
3 17 (12.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) Desktop Support
5 15 (10.95%) Citrix Engineer
6 13 (9.49%) Server Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) SCCM Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) Middleware
2 2 (1.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.33%) Blackberry
1 21 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.49%) PKI
4 9 (6.57%) Clustering
5 8 (5.84%) iPhone
5 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.92%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.92%) Life Science
6 4 (2.92%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.46%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.73%) BYOD
8 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (70.07%) Windows
2 56 (40.88%) Windows Server
3 28 (20.44%) Windows 10
4 27 (19.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (15.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.92%) Unix
8 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.46%) Android
9 2 (1.46%) CentOS
9 2 (1.46%) Linux
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.73%) MVS
10 1 (0.73%) OS/390
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.47%) ITIL
2 31 (22.63%) Migration
3 17 (12.41%) Time Management
4 16 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (9.49%) Asset Management
5 13 (9.49%) Software Deployment
6 12 (8.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 12 (8.76%) PRINCE2
7 11 (8.03%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.03%) Problem Management
7 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (7.30%) Service Delivery
9 9 (6.57%) Application Packaging
9 9 (6.57%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (6.57%) Project Management
9 9 (6.57%) Service Management
10 8 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.84%) Decision-Making
10 8 (5.84%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.14%) SQL
3 7 (5.11%) VBScript
4 5 (3.65%) VB
5 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (4.38%) CCIE
4 6 (4.38%) CCNP
5 5 (3.65%) CCDP
5 5 (3.65%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (3.65%) CISM
5 5 (3.65%) CISSP
5 5 (3.65%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.65%) Degree
5 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.19%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.46%) CCNA
8 1 (0.73%) MCP
8 1 (0.73%) MCSA
8 1 (0.73%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) SLA
1 2 (1.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (45.26%) Active Directory
2 56 (40.88%) XenApp
3 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (19.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (13.87%) XenDesktop
6 17 (12.41%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (10.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 14 (10.22%) Hyper-V
8 11 (8.03%) vSphere
9 8 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.92%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (2.19%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.46%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.73%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.73%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (34.31%) SCCM
2 21 (15.33%) SCOM
3 10 (7.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (4.38%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (4.38%) WSUS
6 4 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.92%) SmoothWall
6 4 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.19%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.19%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.19%) vMotion
8 2 (1.46%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.46%) DameWare
8 2 (1.46%) Nessus
8 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 44 (32.12%) VMware
3 26 (18.98%) Cisco
4 17 (12.41%) HP
5 16 (11.68%) Ivanti
6 10 (7.30%) Symantec
7 8 (5.84%) EMC
8 7 (5.11%) McAfee
9 6 (4.38%) Avaya
9 6 (4.38%) Wyse
10 5 (3.65%) Apple
11 4 (2.92%) SAP
12 3 (2.19%) Altiris
12 3 (2.19%) Capita
12 3 (2.19%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.19%) NetApp
13 2 (1.46%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.46%) iManage
13 2 (1.46%) Intel
13 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow