The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 3 months to 22 June 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -42 0  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.99% 1.98% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 3.28% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £301 - £121
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 - £126
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.91% +5.71%  

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 154 61 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 43.87% 60.40% 57.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 30 26
Median daily rate £375 £450 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +118.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.09 £23.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.04% -26.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Citrix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in Northern Ireland

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in Northern Ireland

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in Northern Ireland

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -40 5 £283 -
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 12 (85.71%) HP
2 9 (64.29%) XenApp
3 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 7 (50.00%) Wyse
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) AppSense
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) ThinPrint
4 6 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) SCOM
6 4 (28.57%) Lotus
6 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
7 3 (21.43%) CyberTech
7 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
7 3 (21.43%) NAS
7 3 (21.43%) PKI
7 3 (21.43%) Avaya
7 3 (21.43%) SAN
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 3 (21.43%) NAS
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix Support
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 7 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Change Management
1 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) XenApp
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 6 (42.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Wyse
3 6 (42.86%) AppSense
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) ThinPrint
4 4 (28.57%) Lotus
5 3 (21.43%) Avaya
5 3 (21.43%) CyberTech
5 3 (21.43%) NICE Systems
5 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
6 2 (14.29%) Dell
6 2 (14.29%) Forcepoint
6 2 (14.29%) McAfee
6 2 (14.29%) Sophos