The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 29 March 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 76 59
Rank change year-on-year -23 -17  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 44 61 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.71% 2.10% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 5.24% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 64
Median daily rate £254 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.41% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £391 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +0.30% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% -5.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £8.75 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £84.60 £123.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% -  

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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1047 1165 1230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.60% 40.09% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 758 728
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 72
Median hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.25% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the South West

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the South West

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the South West

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Bristol +3 15 £250 -27.00% 3
Gloucestershire +2 14 £186 +43.26% 2
Wiltshire +6 12 £313 -10.71%
Somerset +4 1 - -
Devon -8 1 £135 -28.94%
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 69 (75.00%) Windows
2 57 (61.96%) Active Directory
3 48 (52.17%) Windows 7
4 42 (45.65%) Microsoft
5 33 (35.87%) VMware
6 27 (29.35%) MS Office
6 27 (29.35%) SCCM
7 26 (28.26%) DNS
8 24 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (25.00%) XenApp
10 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
11 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
11 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
12 16 (17.39%) DHCP
13 15 (16.30%) Finance
13 15 (16.30%) AppSense
13 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
14 14 (15.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (15.22%) Wireless
15 13 (14.13%) Firewall
15 13 (14.13%) Thin Client
15 13 (14.13%) Fat Client
16 12 (13.04%) XenDesktop
16 12 (13.04%) VPN
16 12 (13.04%) VMware ESX
16 12 (13.04%) Migration
17 11 (11.96%) Cisco
17 11 (11.96%) SQL
17 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.26%) Apache
5 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.17%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.09%) IIS
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (29.35%) MS Office
2 21 (22.83%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.43%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Office 365
2 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.26%) DNS
2 16 (17.39%) DHCP
3 14 (15.22%) Wireless
4 13 (14.13%) Firewall
5 12 (13.04%) VPN
6 10 (10.87%) NetScaler
7 8 (8.70%) Internet
7 8 (8.70%) LAN
7 8 (8.70%) WAN
8 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.35%) SNMP
9 4 (4.35%) SSL
10 3 (3.26%) SAN
11 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) MS Access
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Analyst
2 11 (11.96%) 1st Line Support
2 11 (11.96%) Citrix Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Service Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Consultant
5 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) AWS Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.43%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) IT Support
7 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) SCCM Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Fat Client
1 13 (14.13%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.43%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.17%) Digital Signage
4 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) AS400
5 1 (1.09%) CMDB
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (75.00%) Windows
2 48 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 18 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.87%) Windows 8
7 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.70%) Linux
9 7 (7.61%) Unix
10 6 (6.52%) Windows 10
10 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
11 5 (5.43%) Mac OS X
12 4 (4.35%) Android
13 3 (3.26%) AIX
14 2 (2.17%) Solaris
15 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.04%) Migration
2 10 (10.87%) Incident Management
2 10 (10.87%) ITIL
3 9 (9.78%) SIEM
4 8 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.52%) Information Security
5 6 (6.52%) Network Management
5 6 (6.52%) Security Architecture
5 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.43%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (5.43%) Project Management
6 5 (5.43%) Time Management
7 4 (4.35%) Change Control
7 4 (4.35%) Demand Management
7 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.35%) Information Security Management
7 4 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.35%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.35%) SANS
6 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.17%) Degree
8 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 57 (61.96%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (25.00%) XenApp
4 14 (15.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 12 (13.04%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.52%) BitLocker
6 6 (6.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.26%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.26%) vSphere
8 2 (2.17%) Snort
9 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (29.35%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.35%) Nagios
4 3 (3.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Nessus
5 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.17%) Netcool
5 2 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.17%) QRadar
5 2 (2.17%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.87%) VMware
3 15 (16.30%) AppSense
4 11 (11.96%) Cisco
5 10 (10.87%) Intel Security
5 10 (10.87%) Wyse
6 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.61%) Apple
7 7 (7.61%) Dell
7 7 (7.61%) Symantec
8 5 (5.43%) Juniper
8 5 (5.43%) Oracle
9 4 (4.35%) Aruba
9 4 (4.35%) CA
10 3 (3.26%) EMC
10 3 (3.26%) Sophos
10 3 (3.26%) Veritas
10 3 (3.26%) Xerox
11 2 (2.17%) HP
11 2 (2.17%) IBM