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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix Certification
UK
Rank 562 601 588
Rank change year-on-year +39 -13  
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 21 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.073% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 20
Median daily rate £385 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £218 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £453
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 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 27 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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 +31 20 £385 +10.00% 10
London +31 15 £385 +10.00% 2
South East +5 2 £350 +7.69% 7
City of London -1 2 £325 -25.71%
Woking - 2 £350 - 3
Surrey - 2 £350 - 3
Scotland +22 1 £315 -
West Midlands +16 1 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £450 -
East of England -5 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £315 -

Citrix Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 25 (46.30%) MCSE
9 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (37.04%) ITIL
11 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
12 18 (33.33%) Firewall
12 18 (33.33%) NetScaler
13 17 (31.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
14 16 (29.63%) XenDesktop
14 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (29.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
15 13 (24.07%) LAN
15 13 (24.07%) WAN
16 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
16 11 (20.37%) Cisco
16 11 (20.37%) Problem Management
17 9 (16.67%) SAN
17 9 (16.67%) Back Office
17 9 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
18 8 (14.81%) Service Management
18 8 (14.81%) Change Management

Citrix Certification
Top Related 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 3 (5.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
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 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) Firewall
1 18 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 13 (24.07%) LAN
2 13 (24.07%) WAN
3 9 (16.67%) SAN
4 8 (14.81%) DNS
5 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.11%) NAS
6 6 (11.11%) Skype
7 4 (7.41%) Internet
7 4 (7.41%) Wireless
7 4 (7.41%) WLAN
8 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.56%) VLAN
9 2 (3.70%) VPN
10 1 (1.85%) DHCP
10 1 (1.85%) HTTP
10 1 (1.85%) SSL
10 1 (1.85%) VoIP
10 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (16.67%) Back Office
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 6 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Games
4 2 (3.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Citrix Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Designer
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Break Fix Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) ICT Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Provisioning Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) LAMP
3 1 (1.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) EMC VNX
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Licensing
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
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 5 (9.26%) 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%) CentOS
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
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%) Security Patching
8 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.70%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 2 (3.70%) DevOps
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) PHP
3 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) CCA
2 28 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (46.30%) 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%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) ACMT
9 1 (1.85%) CCAA
9 1 (1.85%) CCNP
9 1 (1.85%) MCITP
9 1 (1.85%) MCTS
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (48.15%) XenApp
2 24 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
4 17 (31.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (29.63%) XenDesktop
6 8 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (12.96%) vSphere
8 6 (11.11%) VMware ESX
9 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
10 4 (7.41%) VMware Server
11 3 (5.56%) Firmware
11 3 (5.56%) ISA Server
12 2 (3.70%) Docker
12 2 (3.70%) vCloud
12 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (3.70%) VMware GSX
13 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
13 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
13 1 (1.85%) Xen
13 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) NetBackup
2 6 (11.11%) vMotion
2 6 (11.11%) WMI
2 6 (11.11%) XenMobile
3 5 (9.26%) SCCM
4 2 (3.70%) Puppet
5 1 (1.85%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.85%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.85%) SCOM
5 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (85.19%) Citrix
2 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 30 (55.56%) VMware
4 11 (20.37%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) AppSense
6 7 (12.96%) 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%) 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%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.85%) Capita
10 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
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