The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 April 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 78 81
Rank change year-on-year -33 +3  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 151 257 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 2.64% 2.42%
As % of the Vendors category 3.82% 5.36% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 158 123
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.84% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 31
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.74% +2.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £8.89 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £40.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% -2.94%  

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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3955 4797 4695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.89% 49.26% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2134 2898 2496
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 204 267
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +9.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the South East

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the South East over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the South East

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the South East

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Buckinghamshire +1 48 £500 +17.64% 10
Hampshire -23 37 £351 -1.05% 9
Berkshire +1 18 £413 +26.92% 3
Surrey -33 18 £350 +12.00% 10
West Sussex +9 9 £413 -3.95% 2
Kent +13 7 £338 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire -10 7 £350 -3.84% 7
East Sussex +6 3 £150 -41.46% 2
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 225 (65.98%) Windows
2 166 (48.68%) Active Directory
3 159 (46.63%) VMware
4 149 (43.70%) Microsoft
5 94 (27.57%) Windows Server
6 86 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (24.05%) XenApp
8 80 (23.46%) Security Cleared
8 80 (23.46%) Linux
9 70 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 68 (19.94%) Firewall
11 61 (17.89%) SQL
12 57 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 54 (15.84%) SQL Server
13 54 (15.84%) PowerShell
14 53 (15.54%) SC Cleared
14 53 (15.54%) XenDesktop
15 52 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
15 52 (15.25%) Cisco
16 51 (14.96%) ITIL
17 50 (14.66%) HP
18 49 (14.37%) NetScaler
19 46 (13.49%) Migration
20 45 (13.20%) DNS
20 45 (13.20%) MS Exchange
21 44 (12.90%) Office 365
22 43 (12.61%) Windows 7
23 41 (12.02%) Finance
24 40 (11.73%) SCCM
25 39 (11.44%) Windows 10

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 45 (13.20%) MS Exchange
2 35 (10.26%) Skype for Business
3 17 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.11%) IIS
6 10 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.47%) Apache
8 5 (1.47%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.47%) FileNet
9 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.59%) JBoss
10 2 (0.59%) nginx
10 2 (0.59%) WildFly
11 1 (0.29%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.90%) Office 365
2 29 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.93%) IaaS
4 9 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.76%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.47%) PaaS
8 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.59%) G Suite
10 1 (0.29%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 68 (19.94%) Firewall
2 49 (14.37%) NetScaler
3 45 (13.20%) DNS
4 30 (8.80%) SAN
5 28 (8.21%) WAN
6 25 (7.33%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (6.74%) LAN
8 21 (6.16%) IPsec
9 20 (5.87%) DHCP
10 18 (5.28%) VPN
11 17 (4.99%) NAS
11 17 (4.99%) TCP/IP
11 17 (4.99%) Wireless
12 16 (4.69%) Network Security
12 16 (4.69%) Skype
13 15 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (4.40%) Internet
14 14 (4.11%) BIG-IP
15 11 (3.23%) SSL
16 8 (2.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (3.52%) DB2
4 12 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.17%) MS Access
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) MSI
2 6 (1.76%) JIRA
3 4 (1.17%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.88%) Subversion
4 3 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (12.02%) Finance
2 15 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.35%) Retail
4 7 (2.05%) Advertising
4 7 (2.05%) Legal
5 6 (1.76%) Marketing
6 5 (1.47%) Electronics
6 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.17%) Banking
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Law
8 2 (0.59%) Local Government
8 2 (0.59%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (15.84%) Analyst
2 47 (13.78%) Architect
3 27 (7.92%) Citrix Engineer
4 25 (7.33%) Support Analyst
5 24 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 23 (6.74%) Consultant
7 22 (6.45%) Network Engineer
8 19 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.28%) Support Engineer
10 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 15 (4.40%) Integration Engineer
12 15 (4.40%) Technical Architect
13 14 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (3.81%) Designer
14 13 (3.81%) Desktop Support
15 12 (3.52%) Solutions Designer
16 11 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
17 9 (2.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 9 (2.64%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.93%) .NET
2 8 (2.35%) Regular Expression
2 8 (2.35%) Web Services
3 5 (1.47%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.29%) COM
4 1 (0.29%) OAuth
4 1 (0.29%) OpenID
4 1 (0.29%) REST
4 1 (0.29%) SAML
4 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.56%) Clustering
2 35 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.33%) Fat Client
3 25 (7.33%) Thin Client
4 14 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.11%) iSeries
5 10 (2.93%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.64%) AS400
6 9 (2.64%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.35%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.35%) Smartphone
8 7 (2.05%) CESG
8 7 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.05%) PKI
9 6 (1.76%) CMDB
10 5 (1.47%) BYOD
10 5 (1.47%) iPad
10 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 225 (65.98%) Windows
2 94 (27.57%) Windows Server
3 86 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (23.46%) Linux
5 57 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (12.61%) Windows 7
7 39 (11.44%) Windows 10
8 34 (9.97%) Unix
9 21 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.81%) Windows Vista
11 12 (3.52%) Solaris
12 10 (2.93%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.64%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.05%) Android
14 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.76%) AIX
16 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.59%) CentOS
16 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.96%) ITIL
2 46 (13.49%) Migration
3 25 (7.33%) Change Management
4 21 (6.16%) DevOps
5 20 (5.87%) Problem Management
6 19 (5.57%) Configuration Management
6 19 (5.57%) Project Management
6 19 (5.57%) Service Management
7 18 (5.28%) Server Building
8 16 (4.69%) TOGAF
9 15 (4.40%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.11%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (3.81%) Data Migration
11 13 (3.81%) Load Balancing
12 12 (3.52%) ITIL V3
12 12 (3.52%) Protective Monitoring
12 12 (3.52%) Software Distribution
13 10 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.93%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (2.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.89%) SQL
2 54 (15.84%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.05%) C#
4 6 (1.76%) VBScript
5 5 (1.47%) JCL
6 4 (1.17%) VB
7 3 (0.88%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) C
8 2 (0.59%) Java
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 53 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.23%) MCP
6 10 (2.93%) CCNP
7 9 (2.64%) Degree
7 9 (2.64%) MCSE
8 8 (2.35%) CCSE
9 7 (2.05%) CCSA
9 7 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.47%) CCA
10 5 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (1.47%) CISSP
11 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.17%) MCDBA
11 4 (1.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.11%) SLA
2 10 (2.93%) GPG13
3 8 (2.35%) QA
4 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.88%) RMADS
6 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 82 (24.05%) XenApp
3 70 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (15.54%) XenDesktop
5 52 (15.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 35 (10.26%) Hyper-V
7 32 (9.38%) vSphere
8 31 (9.09%) XenServer
9 25 (7.33%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (2.93%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (2.05%) Terminal Services
12 7 (2.05%) VMware ESX
13 5 (1.47%) Firmware
13 5 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.88%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.88%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (11.73%) SCCM
2 23 (6.74%) Tivoli
3 22 (6.45%) AppDNA
4 15 (4.40%) Netcool
4 15 (4.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (3.52%) NetBackup
5 12 (3.52%) WSUS
6 11 (3.23%) EdgeSight
6 11 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (2.64%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.76%) SCOM
9 5 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.47%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.88%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.88%) OPNET
10 3 (0.88%) OVSD
10 3 (0.88%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.88%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 159 (46.63%) VMware
2 149 (43.70%) Microsoft
3 52 (15.25%) Cisco
4 50 (14.66%) HP
5 27 (7.92%) CheckPoint
6 25 (7.33%) F5
7 24 (7.04%) IBM
7 24 (7.04%) Veritas
8 22 (6.45%) Dell
9 16 (4.69%) Oracle
10 13 (3.81%) AppSense
10 13 (3.81%) Google
10 13 (3.81%) Palo Alto
11 12 (3.52%) ServiceNow
12 11 (3.23%) Blue Coat
12 11 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
13 10 (2.93%) Sun
13 10 (2.93%) Wyse
14 9 (2.64%) Intel Security
14 9 (2.64%) Sophos
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