Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 69 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 -22 -11
Contract jobs citing Citrix 123 190 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.15% 2.77% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 5.02% 5.99% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 106 156
North West median daily rate £300 £406 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.15% +25.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £113 £164 £200
90th Percentile £496 £569 £511
England median daily rate £340 £325 £329
% change year-on-year +4.62% -1.14% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 20
North West median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.88% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £14.05
90th Percentile £17.25 £22.54 £33.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 2450 3173 3520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.91% 46.26% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1887 1938
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 127 177
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.53
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -20 56 £200 -38.46% 16
Cheshire -4 38 £308 -35.26% 5
Merseyside +5 18 £238 -44.12% 3
Lancashire +7 5 £305 -18.67%
Cumbria -6 1 - -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 79 (64.23%) Windows
2 61 (49.59%) Active Directory
3 60 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 46 (37.40%) VMware
5 45 (36.59%) Windows Server
6 39 (31.71%) Office 365
7 35 (28.46%) ITIL
8 31 (25.20%) MS Exchange
9 27 (21.95%) SCCM
9 27 (21.95%) XenApp
10 26 (21.14%) DNS
10 26 (21.14%) Cisco
11 21 (17.07%) DHCP
11 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (16.26%) Windows 7
12 20 (16.26%) Blackberry
13 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (13.01%) XenDesktop
14 16 (13.01%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (13.01%) Management Information System
14 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
15 15 (12.20%) Skype for Business
16 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
16 14 (11.38%) Service Management
16 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (10.57%) LAN
17 13 (10.57%) WAN
17 13 (10.57%) Migration
17 13 (10.57%) Hyper-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 31 (25.20%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.20%) Skype for Business
3 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.25%) IIS
8 2 (1.63%) CMS
8 2 (1.63%) Drupal
9 1 (0.81%) Confluence
9 1 (0.81%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (31.71%) Office 365
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.44%) IaaS
4 3 (2.44%) PaaS
5 2 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.14%) DNS
2 21 (17.07%) DHCP
3 13 (10.57%) LAN
3 13 (10.57%) WAN
4 10 (8.13%) NetScaler
5 9 (7.32%) SAN
6 8 (6.50%) Firewall
6 8 (6.50%) VPN
7 6 (4.88%) Extranet
7 6 (4.88%) Skype
8 5 (4.07%) NAS
8 5 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.25%) SSL
10 3 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.44%) Internet
10 3 (2.44%) WAAS
11 1 (0.81%) CTI
11 1 (0.81%) Intranet
11 1 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.81%) DB2
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) OLAP
3 1 (0.81%) OLTP
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
1 10 (8.13%) Local Government
2 5 (4.07%) Law
3 4 (3.25%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Legal
4 3 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Analyst
2 15 (12.20%) Desktop Support
3 12 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (8.94%) Citrix Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Consultant
4 11 (8.94%) Server Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Architect
6 9 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Technical Support
7 8 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.50%) Active Directory Support
7 8 (6.50%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.69%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Administrator
9 6 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (4.07%) Citrix Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) SAML
2 2 (1.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.81%) CSS
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.81%) MDX
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) XHTML
3 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Blackberry
2 16 (13.01%) Management Information System
3 14 (11.38%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.69%) PKI
5 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.07%) iPhone
5 5 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.25%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.25%) Replication
6 4 (3.25%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.25%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.44%) FMCG
7 3 (2.44%) iPad
7 3 (2.44%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.44%) Social Media
8 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.81%) CESG
9 1 (0.81%) Clustering
9 1 (0.81%) Life Science
9 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 79 (64.23%) Windows
2 45 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 21 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (16.26%) Windows 7
5 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.94%) Windows 10
7 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.50%) Linux
9 6 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.25%) SUSE
11 3 (2.44%) Android
11 3 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.63%) Unix
12 2 (1.63%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) ITIL
2 14 (11.38%) Service Management
3 13 (10.57%) Migration
4 11 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (7.32%) Identity Management
6 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.88%) Business Continuity
8 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.07%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.07%) Email Filtering
9 5 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.07%) Open Source
9 5 (4.07%) Project Management
10 4 (3.25%) Business Transformation
10 4 (3.25%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (3.25%) Network Design
10 4 (3.25%) Server Building
10 4 (3.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.13%) SQL
3 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.81%) C#
3 1 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.81%) PHP
3 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.81%) VB
3 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
2 11 (8.94%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.88%) MCITP
6 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.07%) MCP
6 5 (4.07%) MCSA
7 4 (3.25%) CCNP
7 4 (3.25%) DBS Check
7 4 (3.25%) MCSE
8 3 (2.44%) Degree
8 3 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.81%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.81%) CISM
10 1 (0.81%) MCTS
10 1 (0.81%) MOS
10 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (49.59%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.95%) XenApp
3 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (13.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (13.01%) XenDesktop
5 13 (10.57%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (4.07%) vSphere
8 4 (3.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.25%) XenServer
9 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.63%) Xen
11 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.81%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) SCCM
2 9 (7.32%) SCOM
3 6 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.88%) WSUS
4 4 (3.25%) AppDNA
4 4 (3.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.63%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.63%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.63%) Nagios
6 1 (0.81%) Ansible
6 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.81%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 60 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 46 (37.40%) VMware
3 26 (21.14%) Cisco
4 12 (9.76%) AppSense
5 9 (7.32%) HP
6 6 (4.88%) NetApp
7 5 (4.07%) Apple
7 5 (4.07%) IronPort
7 5 (4.07%) Juniper
7 5 (4.07%) Lumension
7 5 (4.07%) McAfee
7 5 (4.07%) Symantec
8 4 (3.25%) Clearswift
8 4 (3.25%) Micro Focus
8 4 (3.25%) MobileIron
8 4 (3.25%) SAP
9 3 (2.44%) EMC
9 3 (2.44%) F5
9 3 (2.44%) IBM
9 3 (2.44%) Oracle