Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 103 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29 -19
Contract jobs citing Citrix 430 352 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.56% 2.19% 2.70%
As % of the Vendors category 5.39% 4.52% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 223 340
South East median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +6.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £143 £213 £163
90th Percentile £519 £538 £488
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 37
South East median hourly rate £18.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +8.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.29 £12.25
90th Percentile £36.81 £45.62 £30.00
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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7976 7795 9131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.48% 48.47% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 4500 5124
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +6.85%
10th Percentile £240 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 388 449
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £15.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.88% -15.97% +14.45%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.45
90th Percentile £43.45 £47.21 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +4.82%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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
Hampshire +27 156 £408 +19.85% 11
Thames Valley -7 143 £400 +3.36% 10
Berkshire +18 102 £425 +22.30% 4
Surrey -4 77 £323 +16.22% 7
Buckinghamshire -36 26 £378 -24.50% 4
West Sussex +6 25 £139 -65.31% 3
Oxfordshire -5 15 £310 -11.43% 2
Kent -16 10 £200 -38.46%
East Sussex +7 9 £350 +75.00%
Sussex +1 3 £281 +57.89%
Middlesex -1 3 £256 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 306 (71.16%) Windows
2 190 (44.19%) Active Directory
3 172 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 171 (39.77%) VMware
5 144 (33.49%) Windows Server
6 130 (30.23%) Firewall
7 112 (26.05%) Cisco
8 111 (25.81%) Linux
9 103 (23.95%) NetScaler
10 96 (22.33%) DNS
11 92 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 86 (20.00%) Office 365
13 82 (19.07%) XenApp
14 80 (18.60%) XenDesktop
15 74 (17.21%) ITIL
16 72 (16.74%) VMware ESXi
16 72 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (16.51%) PowerShell
17 71 (16.51%) Skype for Business
18 67 (15.58%) Windows 7
19 64 (14.88%) DHCP
20 60 (13.95%) SCCM
21 57 (13.26%) Hyper-V
21 57 (13.26%) Windows 10
22 56 (13.02%) WAN
23 55 (12.79%) Security Cleared
24 54 (12.56%) MS Exchange
24 54 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
25 53 (12.33%) XenServer
26 46 (10.70%) TOGAF

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 71 (16.51%) Skype for Business
2 54 (12.56%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.26%) IIS
4 12 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.16%) JBoss
6 5 (1.16%) WildFly
7 4 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.70%) Apache
8 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Eikon
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (20.00%) Office 365
2 34 (7.91%) IaaS
3 32 (7.44%) PaaS
4 24 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.86%) SaaS
7 5 (1.16%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.93%) G Suite
8 4 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (30.23%) Firewall
2 103 (23.95%) NetScaler
3 96 (22.33%) DNS
4 64 (14.88%) DHCP
5 56 (13.02%) WAN
6 45 (10.47%) VPN
7 40 (9.30%) LAN
7 40 (9.30%) TCP/IP
8 31 (7.21%) SAN
9 30 (6.98%) Network Security
10 23 (5.35%) Internet
10 23 (5.35%) Skype
11 20 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (4.65%) SSL
12 18 (4.19%) VoIP
13 16 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (3.72%) Remote Desktop
13 16 (3.72%) Wireless
14 11 (2.56%) IPsec
14 11 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.70%) IDOL
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.47%) MySQL
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (0.93%) JIRA
2 3 (0.70%) MSI
3 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (7.44%) Finance
2 13 (3.02%) Retail
3 9 (2.09%) Publishing
4 8 (1.86%) Banking
5 6 (1.40%) Back Office
5 6 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.16%) Military
7 3 (0.70%) Advertising
7 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.47%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (19.77%) Architect
2 67 (15.58%) Analyst
3 38 (8.84%) Support Engineer
4 35 (8.14%) Designer
5 34 (7.91%) Network Engineer
5 34 (7.91%) Solutions Designer
6 25 (5.81%) Service Analyst
7 24 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (5.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (5.35%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.12%) Citrix Engineer
10 21 (4.88%) Desktop Support
10 21 (4.88%) IT Analyst
11 20 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
12 19 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 17 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.95%) Project Manager
15 15 (3.49%) Consultant
15 15 (3.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.26%) Regular Expression
2 11 (2.56%) Middleware
3 10 (2.33%) .NET
3 10 (2.33%) Web Services
4 4 (0.93%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (0.93%) JTAPI
4 4 (0.93%) RFC 2833
4 4 (0.93%) TAPI
4 4 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.70%) CSS
6 2 (0.47%) HTML
6 2 (0.47%) XHTML
6 2 (0.47%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) J2EE
7 1 (0.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.33%) CMDB
5 7 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.16%) NHS
7 5 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.93%) BYOD
8 4 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.70%) CESG
9 3 (0.70%) Clustering
9 3 (0.70%) DataPower
9 3 (0.70%) iPhone
9 3 (0.70%) iSeries
9 3 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 306 (71.16%) Windows
2 144 (33.49%) Windows Server
3 111 (25.81%) Linux
4 92 (21.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (15.58%) Windows 7
6 57 (13.26%) Windows 10
7 54 (12.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (7.44%) Unix
10 18 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (3.72%) Android
12 12 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.79%) CentOS
13 11 (2.56%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.40%) AIX
15 6 (1.40%) Solaris
16 5 (1.16%) SUSE
17 4 (0.93%) Debian
17 4 (0.93%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.21%) ITIL
2 46 (10.70%) TOGAF
3 32 (7.44%) Load Balancing
4 24 (5.58%) Migration
4 24 (5.58%) PRINCE2
5 23 (5.35%) Service Management
6 22 (5.12%) Change Management
7 21 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (4.88%) System Testing
8 20 (4.65%) Programme Management
8 20 (4.65%) Server Patching
9 18 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.19%) Incident Management
10 17 (3.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 16 (3.72%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (3.49%) Email Filtering
12 15 (3.49%) Network Design
12 15 (3.49%) Problem Management
13 14 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.51%) PowerShell
2 37 (8.60%) SQL
3 14 (3.26%) Java
4 11 (2.56%) VBScript
5 5 (1.16%) VB
6 4 (0.93%) Perl
6 4 (0.93%) Python
7 3 (0.70%) PHP
7 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.47%) C#
8 2 (0.47%) C-shell
8 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.47%) Korn
8 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (10.23%) SC Cleared
4 30 (6.98%) MCSE
5 16 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.72%) MCP
6 13 (3.02%) MCDST
7 9 (2.09%) CCNA
7 9 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (1.63%) MCSA
10 6 (1.40%) CCA
10 6 (1.40%) CCIE
10 6 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.16%) CCNP
12 4 (0.93%) Degree
13 3 (0.70%) CCSE
13 3 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.26%) SLA
3 5 (1.16%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.93%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 190 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 82 (19.07%) XenApp
3 80 (18.60%) XenDesktop
4 72 (16.74%) VMware ESXi
4 72 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 57 (13.26%) Hyper-V
6 53 (12.33%) XenServer
7 25 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (3.95%) vSphere
9 8 (1.86%) Docker
9 8 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.63%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.47%) NFS
13 2 (0.47%) Openswan
13 2 (0.47%) pfSense
13 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 60 (13.95%) SCCM
2 15 (3.49%) NetBackup
3 12 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.33%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.33%) WSUS
5 9 (2.09%) Puppet
6 8 (1.86%) EdgeSight
6 8 (1.86%) Nmap
6 8 (1.86%) OpenVAS
6 8 (1.86%) SCOM
7 5 (1.16%) Ansible
7 5 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.93%) Nessus
8 4 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.93%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.70%) Nagios
9 3 (0.70%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 172 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 171 (39.77%) VMware
3 112 (26.05%) Cisco
4 42 (9.77%) CheckPoint
5 36 (8.37%) Juniper
6 32 (7.44%) HP
7 23 (5.35%) Extreme Networks
8 22 (5.12%) Dell
8 22 (5.12%) Symantec
9 18 (4.19%) AppSense
9 18 (4.19%) NetApp
9 18 (4.19%) Oracle
10 17 (3.95%) Forcepoint
10 17 (3.95%) Palo Alto
11 15 (3.49%) Apple
11 15 (3.49%) ServiceNow
12 14 (3.26%) IBM
13 11 (2.56%) F5
14 8 (1.86%) McAfee
14 8 (1.86%) MobileIron