Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 2018 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 115 106
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 -26
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,148 1,147 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.05% 2.15% 2.28%
As % of the Vendors category 4.71% 4.98% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 641 738
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.25% -0.38%
10th Percentile £154 £143 £159
90th Percentile £514 £506 £500
UK median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +8.74% +4.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 95 153
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -11.97% -
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £30.38 £31.50 £35.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.57 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% +0.39% -

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24,352 23,028 25,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.57% 43.21% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,335 13,703 15,165
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,274 1,080 1,360
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.78 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.16% +1.68% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.52 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the UK excluding London

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the UK excluding London

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the UK excluding London

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the UK excluding London

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the UK excluding London

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
South East -7 438 £395 +5.33% 68
North of England -22 215 £325 +8.33% 73
Midlands -7 158 £325 +1.56% 40
North West +14 141 £325 -1.52% 46
East of England -25 113 £363 +3.57% 27
Scotland +23 101 £300 -20.00% 6
South West -11 94 £378 +20.80% 37
West Midlands -12 84 £325 +8.33% 25
East Midlands +11 72 £350 +6.06% 15
Yorkshire -17 61 £375 +25.00% 26
Wales -46 23 £375 +33.93% 3
North East -43 13 £235 -17.90% 1
Northern Ireland +27 7 £250 -22.84% 1
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 760 (66.20%) Windows
2 638 (55.57%) Active Directory
3 528 (45.99%) VMware
4 510 (44.43%) Microsoft
5 381 (33.19%) Windows Server
6 339 (29.53%) XenApp
7 312 (27.18%) SCCM
8 293 (25.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 286 (24.91%) Office 365
10 257 (22.39%) Windows 10
11 247 (21.52%) ITIL
12 221 (19.25%) PowerShell
13 207 (18.03%) XenDesktop
14 204 (17.77%) Windows 7
15 192 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 190 (16.55%) Security Cleared
17 182 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
18 180 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
19 173 (15.07%) DNS
20 168 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
21 167 (14.55%) MS Exchange
22 166 (14.46%) Hyper-V
23 155 (13.50%) SQL
24 153 (13.33%) Finance
25 149 (12.98%) Migration
25 149 (12.98%) NetScaler
26 147 (12.80%) DHCP
27 139 (12.11%) SQL Server
28 138 (12.02%) SC Cleared
29 135 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 167 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 93 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 82 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 48 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (3.40%) IIS
6 24 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.96%) Apache
8 11 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 11 (0.96%) JBoss
9 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
9 10 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.61%) WildFly
12 6 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 182 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.087%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.087%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.087%) SAP GTS
1 1 (0.087%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 286 (24.91%) Office 365
2 180 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.31%) SaaS
5 35 (3.05%) IaaS
6 34 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (2.26%) PaaS
8 19 (1.66%) OneDrive
9 14 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.87%) Yammer
11 8 (0.70%) Boomi
12 7 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.61%) G Suite
12 7 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.52%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.35%) Akamai
14 4 (0.35%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
16 1 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.087%) AtomSphere
Communications & Networking
1 173 (15.07%) DNS
2 149 (12.98%) NetScaler
3 147 (12.80%) DHCP
4 133 (11.59%) Firewall
5 110 (9.58%) LAN
6 105 (9.15%) SAN
7 99 (8.62%) WAN
8 89 (7.75%) Skype
9 87 (7.58%) TCP/IP
10 84 (7.32%) VPN
11 45 (3.92%) Internet
12 43 (3.75%) Wireless
13 36 (3.14%) VoIP
14 32 (2.79%) Network Security
15 31 (2.70%) VLAN
16 29 (2.53%) IP Telephony
17 27 (2.35%) iSCSI
17 27 (2.35%) NAS
18 26 (2.26%) MPLS
19 23 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.87%) SQLPlus
7 7 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.44%) Power BI
10 4 (0.35%) MS Access
10 4 (0.35%) MySQL
10 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.26%) DB2
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.17%) GIS
12 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (2.61%) MSI
2 14 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.13%) HP UFT
3 13 (1.13%) WinRunner
4 12 (1.05%) AdminStudio
5 11 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.44%) JIRA
7 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.26%) Hudson
8 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.26%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.17%) Ant
9 2 (0.17%) Selenium
10 1 (0.087%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.087%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.087%) Visual Studio
General
1 153 (13.33%) Finance
2 26 (2.26%) Banking
3 25 (2.18%) Retail
4 15 (1.31%) Publishing
5 13 (1.13%) Back Office
6 12 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.78%) Advertising
7 9 (0.78%) Billing
8 8 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.70%) Law
9 7 (0.61%) Local Government
9 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.61%) Online Betting
10 6 (0.52%) Legal
11 5 (0.44%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.087%) Military
13 1 (0.087%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 188 (16.38%) Analyst
2 160 (13.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (9.76%) Architect
4 100 (8.71%) Support Engineer
5 98 (8.54%) Citrix Engineer
6 63 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 60 (5.23%) Support Analyst
8 58 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
9 54 (4.70%) Service Analyst
9 54 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
10 51 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 48 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
12 47 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 46 (4.01%) Desktop Support
14 45 (3.92%) IT Support
15 43 (3.75%) Consultant
16 40 (3.48%) VMware Engineer
17 38 (3.31%) Citrix Support
18 35 (3.05%) Network Engineer
18 35 (3.05%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.01%) Middleware
2 35 (3.05%) Web Services
3 13 (1.13%) .NET
4 11 (0.96%) CSS
5 10 (0.87%) HTML
5 10 (0.87%) SOAP
5 10 (0.87%) XML
6 9 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 9 (0.78%) OCX
7 8 (0.70%) XSL
7 8 (0.70%) XSLT
8 6 (0.52%) Apache FOP
8 6 (0.52%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.35%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.35%) Spring
9 4 (0.35%) WSH
10 3 (0.26%) COM
10 3 (0.26%) JSP
10 3 (0.26%) MEAN Stack
10 3 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 118 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (10.02%) Data Centre
3 60 (5.23%) Clustering
4 57 (4.97%) Fat Client
4 57 (4.97%) Thin Client
5 46 (4.01%) PKI
6 36 (3.14%) Blackberry
7 27 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.18%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.13%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.13%) PDA
13 12 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.87%) CMDB
15 9 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.70%) iPhone
17 7 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
17 7 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 760 (66.20%) Windows
2 381 (33.19%) Windows Server
3 257 (22.39%) Windows 10
4 204 (17.77%) Windows 7
5 168 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 135 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (11.67%) Linux
8 73 (6.36%) Unix
9 66 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (4.18%) Windows XP
11 42 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (2.53%) AIX
13 24 (2.09%) Windows 8
14 19 (1.66%) Android
15 15 (1.31%) Apple iOS
16 13 (1.13%) Data ONTAP
17 12 (1.05%) CentOS
17 12 (1.05%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.05%) Solaris
18 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (21.52%) ITIL
2 192 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 149 (12.98%) Migration
4 77 (6.71%) Change Management
5 76 (6.62%) Service Management
6 74 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (5.49%) Application Packaging
8 61 (5.31%) ITIL V3
9 58 (5.05%) Incident Management
10 56 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 54 (4.70%) Service Delivery
12 47 (4.09%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (3.57%) Load Balancing
14 37 (3.22%) Project Management
15 34 (2.96%) PRINCE2
16 30 (2.61%) ITSM
16 30 (2.61%) Network Design
17 28 (2.44%) Data Protection
17 28 (2.44%) Server Management
17 28 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (19.25%) PowerShell
2 155 (13.50%) SQL
3 46 (4.01%) VBScript
4 26 (2.26%) VB
5 15 (1.31%) Java
5 15 (1.31%) JavaScript
5 15 (1.31%) VBA
6 12 (1.05%) C#
6 12 (1.05%) Perl
7 10 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.52%) Python
9 5 (0.44%) C
10 4 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.087%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 138 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 119 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (6.97%) MCSE
5 72 (6.27%) Citrix Certification
6 56 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 48 (4.18%) Degree
8 42 (3.66%) CCA
9 40 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (3.48%) MCSA
10 33 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (2.35%) MCP
12 23 (2.00%) CCNP
13 19 (1.66%) CCNA
14 16 (1.39%) MCITP
15 15 (1.31%) ISTQB
15 15 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.13%) MCTS
17 12 (1.05%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.97%) SLA
2 16 (1.39%) QA
3 10 (0.87%) GDPR
4 8 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.52%) PMO
6 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.087%) COBIT
7 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.087%) GAMP
7 1 (0.087%) JSP 440
System Software
1 638 (55.57%) Active Directory
2 339 (29.53%) XenApp
3 293 (25.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 207 (18.03%) XenDesktop
5 166 (14.46%) Hyper-V
6 119 (10.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 108 (9.41%) VMware ESXi
8 106 (9.23%) vSphere
9 78 (6.79%) Virtual Desktop
10 61 (5.31%) XenServer
11 31 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
12 16 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (1.31%) Terminal Services
14 14 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (1.22%) VMware NSX
14 14 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.05%) DFS Replication
15 12 (1.05%) Docker
16 11 (0.96%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 312 (27.18%) SCCM
2 52 (4.53%) SCOM
3 34 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 21 (1.83%) Puppet
7 19 (1.66%) Ansible
8 18 (1.57%) vRealize
9 17 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 15 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (1.22%) Data Guard
11 14 (1.22%) HP ALM
11 14 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (1.22%) Terraform
11 14 (1.22%) WSUS
12 13 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 12 (1.05%) XenMobile
14 11 (0.96%) SCVMM
15 10 (0.87%) AirWatch
15 10 (0.87%) Packer
Vendors
1 528 (45.99%) VMware
2 510 (44.43%) Microsoft
3 135 (11.76%) Cisco
4 97 (8.45%) Oracle
5 88 (7.67%) HP
6 83 (7.23%) NetApp
7 56 (4.88%) McAfee
8 54 (4.70%) IBM
8 54 (4.70%) Ivanti
9 49 (4.27%) CheckPoint
10 41 (3.57%) Dell
11 40 (3.48%) Red Hat
12 39 (3.40%) Apple
12 39 (3.40%) ServiceNow
13 26 (2.26%) SolarWinds
14 23 (2.00%) EMC
15 22 (1.92%) Avaya
16 21 (1.83%) Palo Alto
16 21 (1.83%) Wyse
17 20 (1.74%) F5