Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 112 135
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 -62
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,002 1,187 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.06% 2.24% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 4.73% 5.26% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 757 525
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £301 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.29% -10.96% +3.85%
10th Percentile £180 £159 £160
90th Percentile £575 £492 £514
UK median daily rate £380 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 86 78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% +15.38% -22.80%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.21 £10.43
90th Percentile £37.10 £32.38 £22.64
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -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 21,192 22,586 21,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.54% 42.56% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,695 13,356 12,849
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,006 1,092 1,141
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.65% -5.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.23 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +29 390 £400 +6.67% 8
North of England -48 172 £375 +29.87% 27
Midlands +9 150 £305 +10.91% 17
North West -3 108 £350 +3.70% 18
South West +2 105 £425 +51.79% 5
West Midlands +14 96 £323 +19.44% 7
Scotland -38 76 £445 +60.36%
East of England -24 70 £350 - 6
East Midlands -7 54 £300 +5.26% 10
Yorkshire -1 43 £400 +60.00% 8
Wales +14 34 £350 +7.69% 1
North East -55 21 £363 +27.19% 1
Northern Ireland +8 6 £300 +26.32%
Channel Islands -2 2 £400 +1.91% 2
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 639 (63.77%) Windows
2 530 (52.89%) Active Directory
3 480 (47.90%) VMware
4 452 (45.11%) Microsoft
5 347 (34.63%) Windows Server
6 294 (29.34%) SCCM
7 275 (27.45%) XenApp
8 270 (26.95%) Office 365
9 265 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 244 (24.35%) ITIL
11 228 (22.75%) Cisco
12 226 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 220 (21.96%) Windows 10
14 196 (19.56%) XenDesktop
15 188 (18.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 166 (16.57%) Firewall
17 165 (16.47%) Hyper-V
18 157 (15.67%) DNS
19 147 (14.67%) PowerShell
20 143 (14.27%) Security Cleared
21 133 (13.27%) NetScaler
21 133 (13.27%) MS Exchange
22 132 (13.17%) VMware ESXi
23 131 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
24 129 (12.87%) Windows 7
25 125 (12.48%) Linux
26 122 (12.18%) DHCP
27 119 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
27 119 (11.88%) Migration
27 119 (11.88%) Data Centre

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
1 133 (13.27%) MS Exchange
2 111 (11.08%) Skype for Business
3 60 (5.99%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.99%) IIS
5 18 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.40%) Apache
11 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.30%) Confluence
12 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 119 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.100%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.100%) Maximo
3 1 (0.100%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 270 (26.95%) Office 365
2 226 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (5.29%) SaaS
5 50 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (4.59%) IaaS
7 38 (3.79%) PaaS
8 14 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (1.20%) Route 53
11 11 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 11 (1.10%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.80%) Yammer
13 7 (0.70%) GitHub
14 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.50%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 166 (16.57%) Firewall
2 157 (15.67%) DNS
3 133 (13.27%) NetScaler
4 122 (12.18%) DHCP
5 101 (10.08%) Skype
6 91 (9.08%) WAN
7 88 (8.78%) SAN
8 84 (8.38%) LAN
9 77 (7.68%) TCP/IP
10 61 (6.09%) VPN
11 57 (5.69%) VLAN
12 50 (4.99%) Wireless
13 49 (4.89%) VoIP
14 46 (4.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
16 41 (4.09%) iSCSI
17 29 (2.89%) Network Security
18 26 (2.59%) BGP
18 26 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
18 26 (2.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (0.90%) MySQL
6 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.30%) DB2
11 3 (0.30%) GIS
12 2 (0.20%) Big Data
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.90%) MSI
3 14 (1.40%) GitLab
4 13 (1.30%) AdminStudio
5 12 (1.20%) SonarQube
6 8 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
7 7 (0.70%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.70%) JIRA
8 6 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.30%) Hudson
10 3 (0.30%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.20%) Selenium
11 2 (0.20%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.100%) Rational Performance Tester
12 1 (0.100%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.100%) Zephyr
General
1 115 (11.48%) Finance
2 26 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.20%) Banking
4 21 (2.10%) Publishing
5 17 (1.70%) Retail
6 15 (1.50%) Legal
7 11 (1.10%) Local Government
8 9 (0.90%) Billing
8 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.80%) Advertising
10 6 (0.60%) Back Office
10 6 (0.60%) Law
11 5 (0.50%) Games
11 5 (0.50%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.30%) Automotive
12 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) Military
12 3 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 163 (16.27%) Architect
2 156 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 146 (14.57%) Analyst
4 103 (10.28%) Support Engineer
5 59 (5.89%) Network Engineer
6 56 (5.59%) Consultant
7 51 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 51 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 48 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
9 47 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 46 (4.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 45 (4.49%) Citrix Engineer
12 40 (3.99%) Wintel Engineer
13 38 (3.79%) Technical Architect
14 37 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 36 (3.59%) Service Analyst
15 36 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
16 34 (3.39%) Network Architect
16 34 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
17 32 (3.19%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.50%) Middleware
2 18 (1.80%) Web Services
3 16 (1.60%) Software Packaging
4 12 (1.20%) .NET
4 12 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.00%) HTML
5 10 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (0.70%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.70%) OCX
7 5 (0.50%) RESTful
7 5 (0.50%) Swagger
8 4 (0.40%) COM
8 4 (0.40%) LDAP
9 2 (0.20%) J2EE
9 2 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.20%) XML
10 1 (0.100%) JSON
10 1 (0.100%) Spring
10 1 (0.100%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 115 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.59%) Fat Client
3 46 (4.59%) Thin Client
4 45 (4.49%) Clustering
5 32 (3.19%) PKI
6 26 (2.59%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.70%) CMDB
7 17 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.20%) Replication
9 12 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.10%) DataPower
11 10 (1.00%) iPhone
12 8 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.80%) User Experience
13 7 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 639 (63.77%) Windows
2 347 (34.63%) Windows Server
3 220 (21.96%) Windows 10
4 129 (12.87%) Windows 7
5 125 (12.48%) Linux
6 117 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (4.79%) Unix
11 22 (2.20%) Android
11 22 (2.20%) Windows 8
12 18 (1.80%) CentOS
13 15 (1.50%) AIX
13 15 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.30%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.80%) Solaris
16 7 (0.70%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (24.35%) ITIL
2 188 (18.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 119 (11.88%) Migration
4 83 (8.28%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (7.19%) Service Management
6 65 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (6.39%) Load Balancing
8 59 (5.89%) PRINCE2
9 57 (5.69%) Incident Management
10 53 (5.29%) Change Management
11 46 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (4.19%) ITSM
13 41 (4.09%) DevOps
14 40 (3.99%) Problem Management
15 39 (3.89%) Network Design
16 38 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
17 37 (3.69%) Application Packaging
18 36 (3.59%) ITIL V3
18 36 (3.59%) TOGAF
19 35 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (14.67%) PowerShell
2 110 (10.98%) SQL
3 32 (3.19%) VBScript
4 22 (2.20%) Python
5 21 (2.10%) VB
6 18 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.90%) C
8 7 (0.70%) C#
8 7 (0.70%) Java
9 6 (0.60%) Perl
10 2 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.20%) VBA
11 1 (0.100%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 143 (14.27%) Security Cleared
2 113 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 96 (9.58%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (9.18%) MCSE
4 92 (9.18%) SC Cleared
5 60 (5.99%) CCNA
6 50 (4.99%) DV Cleared
7 45 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
8 43 (4.29%) Degree
9 41 (4.09%) CCNP
10 37 (3.69%) CCA
10 37 (3.69%) MCSA
11 27 (2.69%) MCP
12 23 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 22 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (1.30%) MCITP
15 12 (1.20%) HNC
15 12 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
16 10 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.29%) SLA
2 16 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.50%) QA
4 10 (1.00%) PMO
5 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.20%) GPG13
7 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.100%) COBIT
8 1 (0.100%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.100%) GDPR
8 1 (0.100%) GxP
8 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.100%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 530 (52.89%) Active Directory
2 275 (27.45%) XenApp
3 265 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 196 (19.56%) XenDesktop
5 165 (16.47%) Hyper-V
6 132 (13.17%) VMware ESXi
7 113 (11.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 108 (10.78%) vSphere
9 47 (4.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 38 (3.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 34 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (1.70%) VMware NSX
14 14 (1.40%) DFS Replication
15 13 (1.30%) Docker
15 13 (1.30%) NFS
16 11 (1.10%) Terminal Services
17 10 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
18 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 294 (29.34%) SCCM
2 79 (7.88%) SCOM
3 38 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (3.09%) SCVMM
5 27 (2.69%) Puppet
5 27 (2.69%) vRealize
6 20 (2.00%) vCenter Server
7 19 (1.90%) Terraform
8 17 (1.70%) Packer
9 16 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
10 15 (1.50%) Ansible
11 14 (1.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 13 (1.30%) AirWatch
12 13 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (1.30%) NetBackup
13 12 (1.20%) Grafana
13 12 (1.20%) Prometheus
14 11 (1.10%) Kubernetes
14 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (1.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 480 (47.90%) VMware
2 452 (45.11%) Microsoft
3 228 (22.75%) Cisco
4 74 (7.39%) HP
5 72 (7.19%) CheckPoint
6 71 (7.09%) Oracle
7 63 (6.29%) Dell
7 63 (6.29%) NetApp
8 54 (5.39%) Red Hat
9 43 (4.29%) Ivanti
10 36 (3.59%) EMC
10 36 (3.59%) ServiceNow
11 34 (3.39%) IBM
11 34 (3.39%) McAfee
12 30 (2.99%) SolarWinds
12 30 (2.99%) Veeam
13 29 (2.89%) Juniper
14 23 (2.30%) Palo Alto
15 21 (2.10%) Avaya
16 20 (2.00%) Apple