Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Citrix Hypervisor skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Citrix Hypervisor over the 6 months to 21 July 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 Hypervisor (formerly XenServer)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 770 742 783
Rank change year-on-year -28 +41 -99
Contract jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor 79 155 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 1.07% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 107 54
UK median daily rate £450 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57% +18.64%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £442 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £325 £368
% change year-on-year +33.85% -11.56% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 8
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £37.55 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.52% +12.93% +14.66%
10th Percentile £36.23 £16.88 £19.50
90th Percentile £46.35 £51.25 £91.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +17.64% -12.49% +17.24%

Citrix Hypervisor is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14,319 14,510 10,909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 13.93% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,491 9,408 6,975
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £182 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 867 663
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.06 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.61 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -6.03%

Citrix Hypervisor
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +22 76 £450 +28.57% 31
UK excluding London -35 53 £435 +33.85% 25
South East +18 31 £455 +23.81% 8
London +42 24 £475 +22.58% 6
North of England 0 9 £350 +16.67% 8
Midlands +30 8 £288 -0.17% 5
North West +21 8 £404 +150.70% 6
West Midlands +23 5 £288 -0.17% 4
South West -35 4 £363 +2.84% 1
East Midlands - 3 £291 - 1
Yorkshire +21 1 £260 -38.82% 2
Scotland -3 1 £525 +84.21%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor 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 Hypervisor.

1 74 (93.67%) Citrix
2 64 (81.01%) Windows
3 62 (78.48%) VMware
4 54 (68.35%) XenDesktop
5 51 (64.56%) Windows Server
6 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
7 42 (53.16%) Microsoft
8 37 (46.84%) Office 365
9 36 (45.57%) Hyper-V
10 35 (44.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 34 (43.04%) SCCM
11 34 (43.04%) VMware ESXi
12 32 (40.51%) NetScaler
13 31 (39.24%) XenApp
14 26 (32.91%) Windows 10
15 25 (31.65%) DNS
16 24 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (29.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (27.85%) PowerShell
19 20 (25.32%) DHCP
19 20 (25.32%) Firewall
20 19 (24.05%) Cisco
21 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Office
21 17 (21.52%) ITIL
22 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
23 13 (16.46%) PaaS
23 13 (16.46%) IaaS
24 12 (15.19%) SaaS
24 12 (15.19%) Microsoft App-V

Citrix Hypervisor
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 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.39%) Skype for Business
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.06%) Apache
4 4 (5.06%) IIS
5 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.27%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (46.84%) Office 365
2 35 (44.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (16.46%) IaaS
3 13 (16.46%) PaaS
4 12 (15.19%) SaaS
5 9 (11.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.51%) NetScaler
2 25 (31.65%) DNS
3 20 (25.32%) DHCP
3 20 (25.32%) Firewall
4 9 (11.39%) SAN
5 6 (7.59%) Skype
5 6 (7.59%) VLAN
6 4 (5.06%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (5.06%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.80%) Network Security
7 3 (3.80%) SMTP
7 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.53%) VPN
8 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.27%) DSL
9 1 (1.27%) MPLS
9 1 (1.27%) VoIP
9 1 (1.27%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Law
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Military
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Designer
3 11 (13.92%) Solutions Designer
4 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Designer
5 7 (8.86%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Citrix Support
9 3 (3.80%) Messaging Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (1.27%) JSON
1 1 (1.27%) LAMP
1 1 (1.27%) Middleware
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
1 1 (1.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Clustering
2 9 (11.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) Fat Client
4 6 (7.59%) Thin Client
5 5 (6.33%) PKI
6 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.53%) BYOD
7 2 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.53%) iPhone
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 64 (81.01%) Windows
2 51 (64.56%) Windows Server
3 26 (32.91%) Windows 10
4 23 (29.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.66%) Linux
7 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.53%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.27%) AIX
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) Unix
10 1 (1.27%) VMS
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (13.92%) Application Packaging
5 7 (8.86%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.59%) Server Building
7 5 (6.33%) Change Management
7 5 (6.33%) High Availability
7 5 (6.33%) Migration
8 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.06%) DevOps
8 4 (5.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.06%) Task Automation
9 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.80%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.92%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) VB
3 2 (2.53%) VBScript
4 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) CCA
3 7 (8.86%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.06%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) MCSA
4 4 (5.06%) MCSE
4 4 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) MCTS
5 3 (3.80%) VCAP
5 3 (3.80%) VCP4
5 3 (3.80%) VCP5
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.27%) CISSP
6 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 54 (68.35%) XenDesktop
2 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
3 36 (45.57%) Hyper-V
4 34 (43.04%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (39.24%) XenApp
6 24 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (15.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (12.66%) vSphere
9 9 (11.39%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (8.86%) Xen
11 3 (3.80%) vCloud
12 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (43.04%) SCCM
2 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (8.86%) SCOM
4 6 (7.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (6.33%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (3.80%) Nessus
6 3 (3.80%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (3.80%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.27%) Ansible
7 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (93.67%) Citrix
2 62 (78.48%) VMware
3 42 (53.16%) Microsoft
4 19 (24.05%) Cisco
5 12 (15.19%) HP
6 7 (8.86%) McAfee
7 5 (6.33%) EMC
7 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.33%) Sony
8 4 (5.06%) Dell
9 3 (3.80%) arcserve
9 3 (3.80%) Oracle
9 3 (3.80%) Qualys
9 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.80%) Veeam
10 2 (2.53%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.53%) Brocade
10 2 (2.53%) Juniper
10 2 (2.53%) SAP
10 2 (2.53%) Splunk