Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 117 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 -35 -13
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,143 1,098 1,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.08% 2.11% 2.65%
As % of the Vendors category 4.79% 4.78% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 597 906
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.13% +1.59%
10th Percentile £145 £144 £170
90th Percentile £514 £500 £513
UK median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 88 192
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.29% -3.97% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.45 £34.00 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

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 23,851 22,968 27,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.38% 44.04% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,948 13,411 15,997
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,312 1,111 1,378
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.94% -2.86%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +2 406 £385 +2.67% 77
North of England -19 218 £300 +3.45% 99
Midlands +8 171 £325 -0.76% 75
North West +3 141 £300 - 62
East of England -21 118 £375 +7.14% 41
Scotland +16 107 £285 -24.00% 7
South West -28 89 £350 +7.69% 26
East Midlands +42 85 £316 -6.30% 31
West Midlands -17 84 £325 +8.33% 44
Yorkshire -23 55 £325 - 34
Wales -44 23 £350 +80.88% 4
North East -19 22 £263 -7.08% 3
Northern Ireland +36 11 £198 -38.03% 1
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 784 (68.59%) Windows
2 655 (57.31%) Active Directory
3 560 (48.99%) VMware
4 523 (45.76%) Microsoft
5 387 (33.86%) Windows Server
6 357 (31.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 347 (30.36%) XenApp
8 293 (25.63%) Office 365
9 292 (25.55%) SCCM
10 260 (22.75%) ITIL
11 228 (19.95%) Windows 7
12 223 (19.51%) Windows 10
13 221 (19.34%) PowerShell
14 217 (18.99%) XenDesktop
15 212 (18.55%) SQL
16 205 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 200 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 200 (17.50%) DNS
18 184 (16.10%) Hyper-V
19 181 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
20 179 (15.66%) Security Cleared
21 173 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 172 (15.05%) DHCP
23 166 (14.52%) MS Exchange
24 162 (14.17%) Migration
25 152 (13.30%) SQL Server
26 149 (13.04%) Linux
27 146 (12.77%) Finance
28 136 (11.90%) SC Cleared
29 133 (11.64%) VMware ESXi

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
1 166 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 101 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 99 (8.66%) Skype for Business
4 53 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (4.46%) IIS
6 22 (1.92%) JBoss
7 20 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.14%) Apache
11 12 (1.05%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.05%) WildFly
12 11 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
13 10 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 181 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.087%) CATIA
5 1 (0.087%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.087%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.087%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.087%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.087%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.087%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 293 (25.63%) Office 365
2 200 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.32%) SaaS
5 37 (3.24%) IaaS
6 34 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (2.45%) PaaS
8 13 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 11 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.79%) Yammer
11 8 (0.70%) Boomi
12 7 (0.61%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.35%) Akamai
14 3 (0.26%) G Suite
15 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
16 1 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.087%) Datadog
16 1 (0.087%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 200 (17.50%) DNS
2 172 (15.05%) DHCP
3 122 (10.67%) Firewall
4 119 (10.41%) NetScaler
5 105 (9.19%) SAN
6 101 (8.84%) LAN
7 96 (8.40%) Skype
8 95 (8.31%) WAN
9 70 (6.12%) VPN
10 69 (6.04%) TCP/IP
11 36 (3.15%) Wireless
12 30 (2.62%) VLAN
13 29 (2.54%) Internet
14 27 (2.36%) NAS
15 26 (2.27%) VoIP
16 21 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (1.57%) iSCSI
17 18 (1.57%) Network Security
18 17 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 22 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (0.96%) SQLPlus
5 9 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.70%) MySQL
7 6 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.44%) Power BI
9 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.35%) MS Access
9 4 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.17%) DB2
11 2 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 32 (2.80%) MSI
2 29 (2.54%) HP UFT
3 28 (2.45%) WinRunner
4 13 (1.14%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.87%) Travis CI
5 10 (0.87%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.79%) Ant
6 9 (0.79%) Selenium
7 7 (0.61%) AdminStudio
8 5 (0.44%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.26%) Hudson
9 3 (0.26%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.26%) JIRA
9 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.087%) JMeter
11 1 (0.087%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.087%) TestDirector
General
1 146 (12.77%) Finance
2 35 (3.06%) Banking
3 26 (2.27%) Retail
4 20 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.66%) Back Office
6 16 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.40%) Publishing
7 10 (0.87%) Law
7 10 (0.87%) Legal
8 9 (0.79%) Advertising
9 8 (0.70%) Local Government
10 6 (0.52%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.35%) Electronics
11 4 (0.35%) Marketing
12 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.087%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 231 (20.21%) Analyst
2 145 (12.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 99 (8.66%) Architect
4 93 (8.14%) Support Engineer
5 83 (7.26%) Desktop Support
6 78 (6.82%) Citrix Engineer
7 71 (6.21%) Service Analyst
8 69 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 68 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 65 (5.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 59 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
12 57 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
13 47 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 41 (3.59%) IT Support
14 41 (3.59%) Project Manager
15 39 (3.41%) Consultant
15 39 (3.41%) Desktop Engineer
16 38 (3.32%) Citrix Support
17 35 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 34 (2.97%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.42%) Middleware
2 33 (2.89%) Web Services
3 16 (1.40%) .NET
4 12 (1.05%) CSS
4 12 (1.05%) HTML
5 11 (0.96%) XML
6 10 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 10 (0.87%) JSP
6 10 (0.87%) LDAP
6 10 (0.87%) SOAP
7 9 (0.79%) Struts
8 8 (0.70%) XSL
8 8 (0.70%) XSLT
9 5 (0.44%) Apache FOP
10 4 (0.35%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.35%) WSH
11 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.26%) Spring
11 3 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (8.14%) Data Centre
3 82 (7.17%) Clustering
4 75 (6.56%) Fat Client
4 75 (6.56%) Thin Client
5 51 (4.46%) PKI
6 45 (3.94%) Blackberry
7 27 (2.36%) PDA
8 23 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.31%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.87%) iPhone
16 8 (0.70%) iPad
17 7 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 784 (68.59%) Windows
2 387 (33.86%) Windows Server
3 228 (19.95%) Windows 7
4 223 (19.51%) Windows 10
5 205 (17.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (13.04%) Linux
7 128 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 107 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 83 (7.26%) Unix
10 48 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (3.94%) AIX
12 42 (3.67%) Windows XP
13 34 (2.97%) Windows 8
14 27 (2.36%) Apple iOS
15 20 (1.75%) Android
16 17 (1.49%) Solaris
17 13 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (0.79%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.52%) CentOS
19 6 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (22.75%) ITIL
2 173 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 162 (14.17%) Migration
4 101 (8.84%) Change Management
5 79 (6.91%) Service Management
6 75 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (5.86%) Incident Management
8 65 (5.69%) ITIL V3
9 62 (5.42%) Application Packaging
10 56 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 49 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (4.20%) Project Management
13 44 (3.85%) Network Design
14 42 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 39 (3.41%) PRINCE2
16 37 (3.24%) Test Scripting
17 33 (2.89%) Software Testing
18 32 (2.80%) ITSM
18 32 (2.80%) Test Automation
19 29 (2.54%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 221 (19.34%) PowerShell
2 212 (18.55%) SQL
3 49 (4.29%) VBScript
4 23 (2.01%) VB
5 21 (1.84%) Java
6 16 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.96%) Perl
7 11 (0.96%) PL/SQL
7 11 (0.96%) VBA
8 7 (0.61%) C
9 6 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.44%) C#
11 4 (0.35%) Python
11 4 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.087%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 179 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 136 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 101 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (5.34%) Citrix Certification
5 52 (4.55%) MCSE
6 47 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 44 (3.85%) Degree
8 38 (3.32%) MCSA
9 34 (2.97%) CCA
10 31 (2.71%) ISTQB
10 31 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (1.57%) MCP
14 17 (1.49%) MCITP
15 16 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (1.14%) MCTS
16 13 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 12 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (0.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.55%) SLA
2 15 (1.31%) GDPR
3 11 (0.96%) QA
4 8 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.35%) PMO
6 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.087%) COBIT
8 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.087%) GAMP
8 1 (0.087%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.087%) WCAG
System Software
1 655 (57.31%) Active Directory
2 357 (31.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (30.36%) XenApp
4 217 (18.99%) XenDesktop
5 184 (16.10%) Hyper-V
6 133 (11.64%) VMware ESXi
7 130 (11.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 99 (8.66%) Virtual Desktop
8 99 (8.66%) vSphere
9 58 (5.07%) XenServer
10 45 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (1.57%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (1.14%) DFS Replication
13 13 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.14%) VMware NSX
14 12 (1.05%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.96%) Docker
16 9 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 292 (25.55%) SCCM
2 46 (4.02%) SCOM
3 35 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 28 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
6 27 (2.36%) HP ALM
7 24 (2.10%) NetBackup
7 24 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 20 (1.75%) Ansible
8 20 (1.75%) Puppet
9 18 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (1.57%) vRealize
10 17 (1.49%) WSUS
11 16 (1.40%) XenMobile
12 14 (1.22%) Data Guard
12 14 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (1.14%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.96%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.96%) Packer
14 11 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 560 (48.99%) VMware
2 523 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 127 (11.11%) HP
4 118 (10.32%) Cisco
5 115 (10.06%) Oracle
6 92 (8.05%) NetApp
7 80 (7.00%) Ivanti
8 69 (6.04%) McAfee
9 52 (4.55%) IBM
10 46 (4.02%) Veritas
11 40 (3.50%) Red Hat
12 32 (2.80%) EMC
13 31 (2.71%) Dell
14 29 (2.54%) Apple
15 27 (2.36%) ServiceNow
15 27 (2.36%) Wyse
16 24 (2.10%) SAP
17 23 (2.01%) Symantec
18 22 (1.92%) 3PAR
18 22 (1.92%) CheckPoint