Period
to 10 December 2019

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 6 months to 10 December 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.

Citrix Certification
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 687 786 820
Rank change year-on-year +99 +34 -20
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 98 99 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 62 54
UK median daily rate £381 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +10.07% +15.08%
10th Percentile £286 £313 £258
90th Percentile £513 £450 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £380 £310
% change year-on-year -1.64% +22.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £25.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.00% -44.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £51.00 £25.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -44.44% +12.50%

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,626 20,047 19,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 19.08% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,263 11,900 11,888
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 972 884
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +4.70% -2.65%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.87 £51.00 £49.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £26.68
% change year-on-year +32.08% -0.68% -1.18%

Citrix Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Citrix Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 10 December 2019.

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 11 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 6 months to 10 December 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
England +140 98 £381 -0.97% 24
UK excluding London +63 53 £374 -1.64% 21
London +136 45 £400 -4.76% 7
South East +51 34 £400 +3.23% 5
North of England +28 10 £285 -10.94% 5
Yorkshire +41 6 £280 -13.85%
East of England +43 5 £363 - 3
North West +24 4 £290 -11.45% 3
South West -4 3 £513 +45.91% 1
Midlands +48 1 £325 -8.45% 3
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 3

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix Certification 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 with a requirement for Citrix Certification.

1 89 (90.82%) Citrix
2 79 (80.61%) VMware
3 64 (65.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (61.22%) XenApp
4 60 (61.22%) CCA
5 58 (59.18%) Windows
6 56 (57.14%) Active Directory
7 53 (54.08%) XenDesktop
8 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
9 44 (44.90%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (43.88%) Windows Server
11 40 (40.82%) PowerShell
12 39 (39.80%) DNS
13 36 (36.73%) SCCM
14 35 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 33 (33.67%) DHCP
16 31 (31.63%) Office 365
16 31 (31.63%) NetScaler
17 28 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (26.53%) Hyper-V
19 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (24.49%) SharePoint
19 24 (24.49%) SQL
20 23 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (23.47%) Firewall
21 22 (22.45%) Azure
22 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
22 21 (21.43%) Cisco
23 20 (20.41%) SAN
23 20 (20.41%) ITIL

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 24 (24.49%) SharePoint
2 16 (16.33%) Skype for Business
3 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.63%) Office 365
2 22 (22.45%) Azure
3 13 (13.27%) Yammer
4 7 (7.14%) AWS
5 4 (4.08%) IaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (39.80%) DNS
2 33 (33.67%) DHCP
3 31 (31.63%) NetScaler
4 23 (23.47%) Firewall
5 20 (20.41%) SAN
6 17 (17.35%) Skype
7 12 (12.24%) VLAN
8 8 (8.16%) VSAN
9 7 (7.14%) VoIP
10 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.08%) Wireless
11 3 (3.06%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (3.06%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.06%) Unified Communications
12 2 (2.04%) NAS
12 2 (2.04%) Network Security
13 1 (1.02%) FTP
13 1 (1.02%) SSL
13 1 (1.02%) VPN
13 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
1 1 (1.02%) MSI
1 1 (1.02%) TestRail
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (20.41%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Electronics
5 2 (2.04%) Front Office
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.02%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Citrix Engineer
2 29 (29.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (17.35%) Consultant
4 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.12%) Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (6.12%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) VMware Consultant
5 6 (6.12%) VMware Specialist
6 5 (5.10%) Exchange Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (5.10%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Cloud Specialist
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) SAML
2 1 (1.02%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Fat Client
1 16 (16.33%) Thin Client
2 9 (9.18%) Replication
3 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.12%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (5.10%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (3.06%) Clustering
6 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.04%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.02%) DataPower
8 1 (1.02%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 58 (59.18%) Windows
2 43 (43.88%) Windows Server
3 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.27%) Linux
5 13 (13.27%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.06%) Unix
6 3 (3.06%) VMS
7 1 (1.02%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (20.41%) ITIL
3 15 (15.31%) Migration
4 14 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (12.24%) Service Management
6 11 (11.22%) Change Management
6 11 (11.22%) Project Delivery
6 11 (11.22%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (10.20%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 7 (7.14%) ITSM
9 6 (6.12%) Business Continuity
9 6 (6.12%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.12%) Patch Management
9 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 4 (4.08%) Antivirus Management
11 4 (4.08%) CRM
12 3 (3.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.82%) PowerShell
2 24 (24.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) Python
3 2 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) PHP
4 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (61.22%) CCA
2 28 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 23 (23.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (19.39%) MCSE
5 13 (13.27%) Security Cleared
6 12 (12.24%) SC Cleared
7 10 (10.20%) MCSA
8 9 (9.18%) DV Cleared
9 7 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.10%) CCNA
10 5 (5.10%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (5.10%) MCITP
11 4 (4.08%) CCNP
11 4 (4.08%) VCAP
12 3 (3.06%) CCENT
12 3 (3.06%) Degree
12 3 (3.06%) MCP
12 3 (3.06%) MCTS
12 3 (3.06%) VCP4
12 3 (3.06%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (65.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (61.22%) XenApp
3 56 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 53 (54.08%) XenDesktop
5 44 (44.90%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (26.53%) Hyper-V
7 20 (20.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 18 (18.37%) vSphere
9 17 (17.35%) DFS Replication
10 12 (12.24%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (10.20%) vCloud
12 8 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (8.16%) VMware NSX
13 6 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (3.06%) ISA Server
15 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
16 1 (1.02%) Firmware
16 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (36.73%) SCCM
2 12 (12.24%) vCenter Server
3 8 (8.16%) XenMobile
4 6 (6.12%) Netcool
5 4 (4.08%) vRealize
6 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (3.06%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.06%) ThinApp
7 2 (2.04%) Ansible
7 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.04%) Puppet
7 2 (2.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (1.02%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.02%) SCOM
8 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 89 (90.82%) Citrix
2 79 (80.61%) VMware
3 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
4 21 (21.43%) Cisco
5 17 (17.35%) HP
5 17 (17.35%) Ivanti
6 16 (16.33%) NetApp
7 8 (8.16%) Dell
8 7 (7.14%) Splunk
9 6 (6.12%) EMC
10 5 (5.10%) Meraki
10 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.08%) Veeam
12 3 (3.06%) IFS
13 2 (2.04%) IBM
13 2 (2.04%) McAfee
13 2 (2.04%) SAP
13 2 (2.04%) Symantec
13 2 (2.04%) Zerto
14 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint