Period
to 21 January 2020

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 6 months to 21 January 2020 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +25
Contract jobs citing Citrix 311 450 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.66% 2.84% 2.56%
As % of the Vendors category 5.33% 6.09% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 304 212
South East median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £143
90th Percentile £536 £588 £525
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 28
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.88 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% +17.13% -10.47%
10th Percentile £16.08 £11.08 £11.18
90th Percentile £32.00 £47.50 £25.56
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% +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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5,838 7,395 7,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.91% 46.62% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,355 4,240 4,471
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £220 £249 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 299 291
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -5.71% +13.43%
10th Percentile £11.46 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £64.25 £50.05 £42.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
Hampshire +18 154 £399 -0.25% 16
Thames Valley +27 95 £400 -5.88% 34
Berkshire +26 56 £425 -5.56% 21
Buckinghamshire -3 35 £410 -3.53% 10
Surrey -6 23 £350 -6.67% 28
West Sussex -4 19 £313 -21.88% 15
East Sussex -7 12 £343 -8.91% 4
Kent +4 6 £380 +26.67% 7
Oxfordshire +17 4 £300 +1.69% 3
Middlesex +14 1 £130 -54.39%
Sussex -5 1 - - 2
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 226 (72.67%) Windows
2 179 (57.56%) Active Directory
3 158 (50.80%) VMware
4 153 (49.20%) Microsoft
5 120 (38.59%) Windows Server
6 101 (32.48%) SCCM
7 95 (30.55%) XenApp
7 95 (30.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 91 (29.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (28.30%) Office 365
10 83 (26.69%) DNS
11 81 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 76 (24.44%) Security Cleared
13 72 (23.15%) Windows 10
14 70 (22.51%) DHCP
15 68 (21.86%) XenDesktop
16 67 (21.54%) Azure
17 65 (20.90%) Firewall
18 63 (20.26%) PowerShell
19 62 (19.94%) ITIL
20 54 (17.36%) Cisco
21 53 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
22 50 (16.08%) SQL
23 49 (15.76%) SC Cleared
24 47 (15.11%) MS Exchange
25 45 (14.47%) SharePoint
26 40 (12.86%) Hyper-V
27 39 (12.54%) DV Cleared
28 38 (12.22%) NetScaler
28 38 (12.22%) Data Centre

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 47 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 45 (14.47%) SharePoint
3 36 (11.58%) Skype for Business
4 13 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.86%) IIS
6 10 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.29%) Confluence
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.64%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (28.30%) Office 365
2 67 (21.54%) Azure
3 18 (5.79%) AWS
4 17 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (5.14%) Yammer
6 13 (4.18%) PaaS
7 12 (3.86%) IaaS
7 12 (3.86%) SaaS
8 10 (3.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (1.61%) GitHub
10 3 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.96%) Tricentis Tosca
11 2 (0.64%) iTunes
12 1 (0.32%) Akamai
12 1 (0.32%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.32%) OpenDNS
12 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 83 (26.69%) DNS
2 70 (22.51%) DHCP
3 65 (20.90%) Firewall
4 38 (12.22%) NetScaler
5 37 (11.90%) SAN
6 35 (11.25%) Skype
7 29 (9.32%) WAN
8 24 (7.72%) VLAN
9 23 (7.40%) LAN
10 19 (6.11%) VPN
11 17 (5.47%) TCP/IP
12 14 (4.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (4.18%) SSL
14 12 (3.86%) MPLS
14 12 (3.86%) Unified Communications
15 11 (3.54%) BGP
15 11 (3.54%) Wireless
16 10 (3.22%) Network Security
17 9 (2.89%) VoIP
17 9 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.64%) MySQL
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.93%) JIRA
1 6 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.96%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.96%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.96%) MSI
3 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.64%) ProC
3 2 (0.64%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) GCC
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (6.11%) Finance
2 14 (4.50%) Public Sector
3 8 (2.57%) Publishing
4 7 (2.25%) Back Office
5 5 (1.61%) Legal
5 5 (1.61%) Retail
5 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.29%) Local Government
7 3 (0.96%) Advertising
7 3 (0.96%) Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (13.18%) Architect
3 23 (7.40%) Network Engineer
3 23 (7.40%) Support Engineer
4 19 (6.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 18 (5.79%) Consultant
6 17 (5.47%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (4.82%) Analyst
8 14 (4.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 14 (4.50%) IT Engineer
9 13 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) Wintel Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Administrator
12 10 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.22%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (3.22%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.22%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.89%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.57%) .NET
3 4 (1.29%) HTML
3 4 (1.29%) LDAP
3 4 (1.29%) Middleware
4 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.64%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) MAPI
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 35 (11.25%) Fat Client
2 35 (11.25%) Thin Client
3 28 (9.00%) PKI
4 17 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.50%) Clustering
6 7 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.61%) NHS
8 5 (1.61%) Replication
9 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.64%) iPhone
11 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Robotics
11 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 226 (72.67%) Windows
2 120 (38.59%) Windows Server
3 81 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (23.15%) Windows 10
5 53 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (11.90%) Windows 7
7 24 (7.72%) Linux
8 16 (5.14%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.18%) Unix
10 10 (3.22%) VMS
11 7 (2.25%) Android
12 6 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.61%) AIX
14 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.96%) CentOS
15 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (30.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (19.94%) ITIL
3 37 (11.90%) Migration
4 29 (9.32%) Project Delivery
5 21 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (6.43%) Change Management
7 19 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.79%) Incident Management
8 18 (5.79%) ITSM
9 17 (5.47%) DevOps
9 17 (5.47%) Network Design
9 17 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (5.47%) Service Management
10 16 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (4.50%) Web Filtering
13 13 (4.18%) Patch Management
14 12 (3.86%) Application Packaging
14 12 (3.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 63 (20.26%) PowerShell
2 50 (16.08%) SQL
3 5 (1.61%) C#
3 5 (1.61%) VB
3 5 (1.61%) VBScript
4 4 (1.29%) C
4 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.64%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 76 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 49 (15.76%) SC Cleared
3 39 (12.54%) DV Cleared
4 30 (9.65%) Citrix Certification
5 29 (9.32%) CCA
6 21 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (4.82%) CCNP
9 13 (4.18%) MCSE
10 10 (3.22%) CCIE
10 10 (3.22%) CCNA
11 8 (2.57%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (2.25%) Degree
12 7 (2.25%) MCITP
13 6 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.61%) MCP
15 4 (1.29%) MCSA
15 4 (1.29%) VCAP
16 3 (0.96%) VCP4
16 3 (0.96%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.18%) SLA
2 8 (2.57%) QA
3 5 (1.61%) GDPR
4 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.64%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 179 (57.56%) Active Directory
2 95 (30.55%) XenApp
3 91 (29.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (21.86%) XenDesktop
5 40 (12.86%) Hyper-V
6 30 (9.65%) DFS Replication
6 30 (9.65%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (7.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (5.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 17 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (5.14%) vSphere
10 11 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (3.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.61%) vCloud
14 3 (0.96%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.96%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 101 (32.48%) SCCM
2 17 (5.47%) SCOM
3 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.25%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.93%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.93%) Nessus
5 6 (1.93%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.93%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.29%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.29%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.29%) WSUS
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.96%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.96%) vRealize
8 3 (0.96%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.64%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 158 (50.80%) VMware
2 153 (49.20%) Microsoft
3 54 (17.36%) Cisco
4 29 (9.32%) Oracle
5 27 (8.68%) Dell
6 26 (8.36%) CheckPoint
7 23 (7.40%) Ivanti
8 21 (6.75%) Palo Alto
9 15 (4.82%) F5
10 12 (3.86%) NetApp
11 11 (3.54%) EMC
11 11 (3.54%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.22%) Apple
12 10 (3.22%) Fortinet
12 10 (3.22%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.22%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.89%) Avaya
13 9 (2.89%) McAfee
13 9 (2.89%) Meraki
14 8 (2.57%) Blue Coat