The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Citrix Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Citrix Certification
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 601 581
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20  
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 21 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.072% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 21
Median daily rate £385 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £218 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year - -65.65%  

Citrix Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

Citrix Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Citrix Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix Certification in the UK

Citrix Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix Certification in the UK

Citrix Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix Certification over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix Certification in the UK

Citrix Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix Certification in the UK

Citrix Certification
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +30 20 £393 +12.14% 7
London +32 15 £393 +12.14% 2
South East +12 2 £350 +7.69% 4
City of London +8 2 £325 -25.71%
Woking - 2 £350 - 2
Surrey - 2 £350 - 2
Scotland +22 1 £315 -
West Midlands +19 1 - -
East of England +2 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £315 -
Coventry - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Citrix Certification.

1 46 (85.19%) Citrix
2 36 (66.67%) Windows
3 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 32 (59.26%) CCA
5 30 (55.56%) VMware
6 28 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (48.15%) XenApp
8 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (44.44%) MCSE
9 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
11 20 (37.04%) ITIL
12 19 (35.19%) NetScaler
13 17 (31.48%) XenDesktop
13 17 (31.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (31.48%) Firewall
13 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
14 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
16 13 (24.07%) LAN
16 13 (24.07%) WAN
17 12 (22.22%) Cisco
18 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
18 11 (20.37%) Problem Management
19 10 (18.52%) SAN
20 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
20 9 (16.67%) Back Office
20 9 (16.67%) Finance
20 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

Citrix Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) NetScaler
2 17 (31.48%) Firewall
3 13 (24.07%) LAN
3 13 (24.07%) WAN
4 10 (18.52%) SAN
5 8 (14.81%) DNS
6 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.11%) NAS
7 6 (11.11%) Skype
8 4 (7.41%) Internet
8 4 (7.41%) Wireless
8 4 (7.41%) WLAN
9 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
9 3 (5.56%) VLAN
10 2 (3.70%) VPN
11 1 (1.85%) DHCP
11 1 (1.85%) HTTP
11 1 (1.85%) SSL
11 1 (1.85%) VoIP
11 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (16.67%) Back Office
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Consultant
3 8 (14.81%) Citrix Consultant
4 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Designer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (3.70%) ICT Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Provisioning Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.85%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.56%) NHS
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
4 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.41%) Linux
7 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.70%) Unix
8 1 (1.85%) Android
8 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Problem Management
3 8 (14.81%) Change Management
3 8 (14.81%) Service Management
4 6 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.26%) Coaching
5 5 (9.26%) Migration
6 4 (7.41%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (7.41%) System Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Validation
7 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (5.56%) Security Patching
8 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.70%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) DevOps
8 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) CCA
2 28 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (44.44%) MCSE
4 16 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (14.81%) CCNA
6 8 (14.81%) MCP
7 3 (5.56%) CCEA
7 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.70%) Degree
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.85%) CCNP
9 1 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.85%) CISSP
9 1 (1.85%) MCITP
9 1 (1.85%) MCTS
9 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.85%) VCP6
9 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (48.15%) XenApp
2 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 17 (31.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (31.48%) XenDesktop
5 8 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (14.81%) vSphere
6 6 (11.11%) VMware ESX
7 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
8 4 (7.41%) VMware Server
9 3 (5.56%) Firmware
9 3 (5.56%) ISA Server
10 2 (3.70%) Docker
10 2 (3.70%) vCloud
10 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (3.70%) VMware GSX
11 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.85%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.85%) Xen
11 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.11%) SCCM
2 6 (11.11%) vMotion
2 6 (11.11%) WMI
2 6 (11.11%) XenMobile
3 2 (3.70%) Puppet
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.85%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (85.19%) Citrix
2 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 30 (55.56%) VMware
4 12 (22.22%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) AppSense
5 8 (14.81%) HP
6 7 (12.96%) Intel Security
7 6 (11.11%) Intel
8 3 (5.56%) Apple
8 3 (5.56%) EMC
9 2 (3.70%) Autodesk
9 2 (3.70%) Dell
9 2 (3.70%) F5
9 2 (3.70%) NetApp
9 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.70%) Remedy
9 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
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