Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 650 768 792
Rank change year-on-year +118 +24 -27
Contract jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor 74 111 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 62 69
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +14.31% -15.25%
10th Percentile £222 £313 £173
90th Percentile £509 £494 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £328
% change year-on-year +3.23% +18.32% -18.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £44.18 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.55 -

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 10,602 15,050 12,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 15.29% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,950 9,886 8,381
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +10.43%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £161
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 774 713
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.49% +3.30% -

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 16 February 2020.

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 14 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 16 February 2020. 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 +119 53 £400 +3.23% 25
UK excluding London +86 49 £400 +3.23% 22
London +113 17 £378 -5.63% 5
South East +55 16 £414 +7.53% 4
Scotland +26 11 £425 - 2
North of England +57 9 £400 -8.57% 12
North West +43 7 - - 8
East of England +38 5 £250 - 1
Midlands +59 4 £438 - 3
East Midlands +39 4 £438 - 1
South West +25 2 £363 -
Wales - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +50 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 71 (95.95%) Citrix
2 56 (75.68%) Windows
3 52 (70.27%) Active Directory
4 51 (68.92%) XenDesktop
5 43 (58.11%) XenApp
6 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
7 33 (44.59%) Hyper-V
8 31 (41.89%) VMware
9 27 (36.49%) SCCM
10 22 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (28.38%) NetScaler
11 21 (28.38%) ITIL
12 20 (27.03%) Finance
12 20 (27.03%) Office 365
13 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
13 19 (25.68%) Windows Server
13 19 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (24.32%) Firewall
15 17 (22.97%) DHCP
15 17 (22.97%) DNS
16 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (20.27%) Fat Client
17 15 (20.27%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (20.27%) Thin Client
18 14 (18.92%) SQL
19 13 (17.57%) SLA
19 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
20 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
20 12 (16.22%) Cisco

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 8 (10.81%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.03%) Office 365
2 9 (12.16%) Azure
3 7 (9.46%) AWS
4 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.38%) NetScaler
2 18 (24.32%) Firewall
3 17 (22.97%) DHCP
3 17 (22.97%) DNS
4 9 (12.16%) LAN
5 7 (9.46%) SSL
5 7 (9.46%) VLAN
6 6 (8.11%) VPN
7 5 (6.76%) SAN
7 5 (6.76%) WAN
8 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.05%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.05%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.70%) VPLS
11 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) MySQL
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Law
4 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Citrix Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (18.92%) Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Desktop Support
4 11 (14.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 10 (13.51%) Deskside Support
5 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Service Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Citrix Support
8 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Consultant
9 5 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Citrix Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) SAML
1 1 (1.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Fat Client
1 15 (20.27%) Thin Client
2 9 (12.16%) Clustering
3 7 (9.46%) PKI
4 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.70%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (75.68%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
2 19 (25.68%) Windows Server
3 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 10 (13.51%) Linux
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.05%) AIX
7 3 (4.05%) HPUX
7 3 (4.05%) Solaris
7 3 (4.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (12.16%) High Availability
4 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.46%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (9.46%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.46%) Web Filtering
5 6 (8.11%) Project Delivery
6 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.76%) Information Security
6 5 (6.76%) Information Security Management
6 5 (6.76%) ISMS
6 5 (6.76%) Migration
6 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (6.76%) Security Management
7 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.41%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) VBA
4 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Citrix Certification
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) CCA
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.05%) MCTS
5 3 (4.05%) VCAP
5 3 (4.05%) VCP4
5 3 (4.05%) VCP5
5 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) MCSA
6 2 (2.70%) MCSE
7 1 (1.35%) CCNA
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.70%) COBIT
4 1 (1.35%) GDPR
4 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 51 (68.92%) XenDesktop
3 43 (58.11%) XenApp
4 33 (44.59%) Hyper-V
5 22 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (13.51%) vSphere
7 7 (9.46%) DFS Replication
8 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
9 3 (4.05%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (4.05%) vCloud
9 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.70%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.70%) Xen
11 1 (1.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (36.49%) SCCM
2 9 (12.16%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.05%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (4.05%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.05%) XenMobile
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.70%) Netcool
5 1 (1.35%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (95.95%) Citrix
2 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 31 (41.89%) VMware
4 12 (16.22%) Cisco
5 8 (10.81%) Dell
6 6 (8.11%) HP
6 6 (8.11%) Ivanti
7 5 (6.76%) Sony
7 5 (6.76%) Splunk
8 4 (5.41%) arcserve
8 4 (5.41%) Juniper
8 4 (5.41%) McAfee
9 3 (4.05%) ArcSight
9 3 (4.05%) IFS
9 3 (4.05%) Mitel
9 3 (4.05%) Oracle
9 3 (4.05%) Sybase
9 3 (4.05%) Veeam
10 2 (2.70%) NVIDIA
10 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow