Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 806 755
Rank change year-on-year -1 -51 -26
Contract jobs citing Citrix Certification 58 87 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.38% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 61 90
UK median daily rate £369 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £258 £219 £202
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £338 £250
% change year-on-year -8.15% +35.00% -21.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £13.25 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.88% +29.03% +40.91%
10th Percentile £12.88 £37.50 £15.75
90th Percentile £13.63 £42.50 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +29.03% +39.33%

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 18469 23074 21896
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.17% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11217 14409 12828
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +2.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £244 £228
90th Percentile £594 £591 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% +1.27% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 808 1073
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £27.61 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +20.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.41 £48.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.09% +20.60%

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 16 August 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 10 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 16 August 2017. 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 +32 50 £385 +2.67% 18
UK excluding London +39 34 £310 -8.15% 13
London +7 24 £380 -10.59% 6
East of England +8 20 £425 +41.67%
Wales - 8 £295 - 1
South East +10 3 £300 - 2
West Midlands +32 2 - -
Midlands +20 2 - -
North of England +52 1 - - 3
Yorkshire +33 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 57 (98.28%) Citrix
2 40 (68.97%) Windows
3 37 (63.79%) VMware
4 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
5 31 (53.45%) XenApp
6 27 (46.55%) CCA
7 26 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
9 19 (32.76%) MCSE
9 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (31.03%) NetScaler
11 17 (29.31%) ITIL
11 17 (29.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (27.59%) Office 365
12 16 (27.59%) Windows Server
12 16 (27.59%) XenDesktop
13 15 (25.86%) Cisco
14 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
15 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
15 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
15 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (18.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (17.24%) Migration
17 10 (17.24%) LAN
17 10 (17.24%) WAN
17 10 (17.24%) Skype
17 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
17 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business

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 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.62%) IIS
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Office 365
2 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) OneDrive
3 3 (5.17%) Yammer
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) NetScaler
2 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.24%) LAN
3 10 (17.24%) Skype
3 10 (17.24%) WAN
4 8 (13.79%) DNS
5 7 (12.07%) SMTP
6 6 (10.34%) POP3
7 5 (8.62%) DHCP
8 4 (6.90%) SAN
9 3 (5.17%) Firewall
9 3 (5.17%) Internet
10 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.45%) VPN
11 1 (1.72%) SMS
11 1 (1.72%) VoIP
11 1 (1.72%) VSAN
11 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Legal
3 3 (5.17%) Local Government
4 2 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Architect
2 12 (20.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (15.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Citrix Support
5 8 (13.79%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Citrix Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Citrix Specialist
8 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Senior Architect
8 5 (8.62%) Windows Support Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) COM
2 1 (1.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) NHS
3 4 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (68.97%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) Unix
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Migration
3 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 8 (13.79%) Service Management
4 7 (12.07%) Business Continuity
4 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.34%) TOGAF
6 5 (8.62%) Information Governance
6 5 (8.62%) ITSM
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.90%) CMMI
7 4 (6.90%) High Availability
7 4 (6.90%) ITIL V3
7 4 (6.90%) Service Design
8 3 (5.17%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.17%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.34%) VBScript
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) VB
4 2 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) CCA
2 26 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (32.76%) MCSE
4 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (18.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (15.52%) CCAA
5 9 (15.52%) MCSA
6 7 (12.07%) CCNA
6 7 (12.07%) CCNP
6 7 (12.07%) Degree
7 6 (10.34%) ISEB
7 6 (10.34%) MCP
8 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (6.90%) VCAP
10 3 (5.17%) CCEA
10 3 (5.17%) MCITP
11 2 (3.45%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.45%) MCTS
11 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (3.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.62%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (53.45%) XenApp
2 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (29.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (27.59%) XenDesktop
6 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
7 7 (12.07%) XenServer
8 4 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
9 3 (5.17%) vSphere
10 2 (3.45%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.45%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.72%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.72%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) SCSM
3 1 (1.72%) Simpana
3 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (98.28%) Citrix
2 37 (63.79%) VMware
3 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco
5 6 (10.34%) HP
6 5 (8.62%) AppSense
7 4 (6.90%) CommVault
8 3 (5.17%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.17%) F5
8 3 (5.17%) Oracle
8 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.45%) EMC
9 2 (3.45%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 1 (1.72%) Dell
10 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.72%) NetApp
10 1 (1.72%) Polycom
10 1 (1.72%) SAP