Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 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.

Citrix Certification
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 787 836
Rank change year-on-year -14 +49 -87
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 76 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.055% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.27% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 35
UK median daily rate £328 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.07% +1.79% -6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £257 £180
90th Percentile £424 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -8.57% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £13.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.06% -41.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.00

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 19,368 18,843 22,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.16% 20.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,659 11,929 13,956
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £238 £252 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.76% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 928 901
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £29.92 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.79% +3.17% +45.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.51 £52.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% -7.94% +60.49%

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 23 April 2018.

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 13 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 23 April 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
England -16 70 £345 -6.37% 21
UK excluding London -12 60 £320 -8.57% 18
North of England +18 25 £338 -3.57% 5
London -65 14 £375 -2.60% 3
South East -10 13 £363 +11.54% 7
Midlands +1 11 £320 - 2
North East +37 10 £260 +15.56%
North West -7 8 £375 -31.82% 4
Yorkshire -9 7 £350 +16.67% 1
East Midlands +6 6 £325 -
East of England -7 6 £190 -49.33% 1
West Midlands +7 5 £276 - 2
Scotland -27 5 £270 -14.29%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 71 (93.42%) Citrix
2 56 (73.68%) Windows
3 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
4 50 (65.79%) Microsoft
5 45 (59.21%) ITIL
6 41 (53.95%) XenApp
6 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
7 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (51.32%) CCA
7 39 (51.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
9 27 (35.53%) VMware
10 24 (31.58%) DNS
11 23 (30.26%) XenDesktop
12 21 (27.63%) DHCP
12 21 (27.63%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (25.00%) MCSE
13 19 (25.00%) PKI
13 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 19 (25.00%) NetScaler
14 18 (23.68%) SCCM
14 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
15 17 (22.37%) SQL
15 17 (22.37%) Incident Management
16 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
16 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (19.74%) Windows Phone 8
17 15 (19.74%) Windows Phone

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 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.16%) Skype for Business
4 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.26%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Office 365
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.53%) PaaS
3 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (9.21%) SaaS
4 4 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.26%) Yammer
5 2 (2.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.58%) DNS
2 21 (27.63%) DHCP
3 19 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 9 (11.84%) Firewall
4 9 (11.84%) SAN
5 7 (9.21%) VLAN
6 5 (6.58%) Skype
7 4 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.26%) LAN
7 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.26%) WAN
8 3 (3.95%) Internet
8 3 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.63%) DDNS
9 2 (2.63%) NAS
9 2 (2.63%) VoIP
9 2 (2.63%) VPN
10 1 (1.32%) SSL
10 1 (1.32%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (22.37%) Citrix Engineer
3 15 (19.74%) Mobility Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Project Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Server Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) PKI
2 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.21%) Clustering
4 6 (7.89%) Fat Client
4 6 (7.89%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) AS400
7 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Tandem
7 1 (1.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 56 (73.68%) Windows
2 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
3 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (19.74%) Android
6 15 (19.74%) Apple iOS
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Phone
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (7.89%) Linux
8 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.63%) Unix
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.32%) HPUX
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) ITIL
2 17 (22.37%) Incident Management
3 14 (18.42%) Content Management
4 13 (17.11%) Problem Management
5 9 (11.84%) ITSM
5 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.53%) Data Management
6 8 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (9.21%) Contract Management
7 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (9.21%) IT Strategy
7 7 (9.21%) Line Management
7 7 (9.21%) Network Design
7 7 (9.21%) Open Source
7 7 (9.21%) Product Management
7 7 (9.21%) Project Management
7 7 (9.21%) Resource Management
7 7 (9.21%) SFIA
7 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) VBScript
4 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (51.32%) CCA
1 39 (51.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (27.63%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (25.00%) MCSE
3 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 13 (17.11%) Degree
6 12 (15.79%) CCNA
7 11 (14.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (14.47%) CCEA
8 10 (13.16%) CCNP
9 8 (10.53%) CISM
9 8 (10.53%) CISSP
9 8 (10.53%) MCP
9 8 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (9.21%) CCDP
10 7 (9.21%) CCIE
10 7 (9.21%) Chartered Engineer
10 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
2 41 (53.95%) XenApp
3 23 (30.26%) XenDesktop
4 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (13.16%) XenServer
7 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V
7 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (6.58%) DFS Replication
9 3 (3.95%) vSphere
10 2 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.63%) VMware NSX
10 2 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) SCCM
2 15 (19.74%) AirWatch
2 15 (19.74%) XenMobile
3 14 (18.42%) SAP Afaria
4 9 (11.84%) EdgeSight
5 4 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.95%) SCOM
7 2 (2.63%) Nagios
8 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.32%) OpenView
8 1 (1.32%) OVSD
8 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.32%) vRealize
8 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (93.42%) Citrix
2 50 (65.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (35.53%) VMware
4 15 (19.74%) Apple
4 15 (19.74%) McAfee
4 15 (19.74%) SAP
5 14 (18.42%) Cisco
6 13 (17.11%) Ivanti
7 5 (6.58%) HP
8 4 (5.26%) Dell
9 3 (3.95%) NetApp
10 2 (2.63%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Mitel
10 2 (2.63%) Oracle
10 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.63%) Remedy
10 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.63%) Splunk
11 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto