Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 768 748 760
Rank change year-on-year -20 +12 -74
Contract jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor 79 142 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 1.03% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 102 48
UK median daily rate £424 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.38% -7.14% +17.65%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £556 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £325 £365
% change year-on-year +21.69% -10.96% +28.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £37.62 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +13.15% +14.66%
10th Percentile £36.23 £16.23 £19.50
90th Percentile £46.35 £54.75 £91.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +47.35% -30.14% +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 14,041 13,774 10,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.45% 13.74% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,285 8,883 6,573
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £181 £185 £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 610 822 656
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.87 £46.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £15.53 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.46% +3.55% -6.25%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +13 72 £413 +17.86% 6
UK excluding London -31 45 £396 +21.69% 4
London +43 28 £475 +26.92% 2
South East +26 28 £435 +23.23% 2
Midlands +25 8 £288 +1.68% 1
West Midlands +9 5 £288 +1.68%
North of England -2 5 £325 +8.33% 1
North West +15 4 £338 +63.64% 1
South West -29 3 £329 -6.74%
East Midlands - 3 £291 - 1
Yorkshire +11 1 £260 -38.82%
Scotland -10 1 £525 +84.21%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 75 (94.94%) Citrix
2 61 (77.22%) Windows
3 59 (74.68%) XenDesktop
4 57 (72.15%) VMware
5 56 (70.89%) Active Directory
6 44 (55.70%) Windows Server
7 37 (46.84%) Microsoft
8 35 (44.30%) XenApp
8 35 (44.30%) SCCM
9 33 (41.77%) Office 365
10 32 (40.51%) NetScaler
10 32 (40.51%) Hyper-V
10 32 (40.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (32.91%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (32.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (31.65%) PowerShell
13 24 (30.38%) Windows 10
13 24 (30.38%) DNS
14 20 (25.32%) ITIL
15 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (21.52%) Cisco
17 16 (20.25%) DHCP
17 16 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Office
19 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
19 14 (17.72%) Firewall
19 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Intune
20 13 (16.46%) Microsoft App-V
21 12 (15.19%) Skype for Business
22 11 (13.92%) Application Packaging

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 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) Skype for Business
3 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.59%) IIS
5 3 (3.80%) Apache
5 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
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 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (41.77%) Office 365
2 32 (40.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (8.86%) IaaS
4 7 (8.86%) PaaS
5 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (7.59%) SaaS
6 1 (1.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.51%) NetScaler
2 24 (30.38%) DNS
3 16 (20.25%) DHCP
4 14 (17.72%) Firewall
5 10 (12.66%) SAN
6 9 (11.39%) Skype
7 7 (8.86%) VLAN
8 6 (7.59%) SMTP
9 5 (6.33%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (6.33%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.80%) Network Security
10 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.53%) VPN
11 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.27%) DSL
12 1 (1.27%) LAN
12 1 (1.27%) MPLS
12 1 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
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 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Law
3 5 (6.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.06%) 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 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Designer
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.33%) Messaging Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Citrix Support
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
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%) Middleware
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
1 1 (1.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Clustering
2 9 (11.39%) Fat Client
2 9 (11.39%) Thin Client
3 6 (7.59%) PKI
4 5 (6.33%) RSA SecurID
4 5 (6.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.53%) BYOD
7 2 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.53%) iPhone
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (77.22%) Windows
2 44 (55.70%) Windows Server
3 24 (30.38%) Windows 10
4 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.13%) Linux
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.53%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.27%) AIX
10 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.92%) Application Packaging
4 8 (10.13%) Migration
4 8 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.86%) Server Building
6 6 (7.59%) High Availability
6 6 (7.59%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (3.80%) DevOps
8 3 (3.80%) Information Security
8 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.80%) Server Management
8 3 (3.80%) Task Automation
8 3 (3.80%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.39%) 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%) CCA
1 11 (13.92%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Degree
4 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (5.06%) MCSA
5 4 (5.06%) MCSE
5 4 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) MCTS
6 3 (3.80%) VCAP
6 3 (3.80%) VCP4
6 3 (3.80%) VCP5
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.27%) CCNA
8 1 (1.27%) CCNP
8 1 (1.27%) CISSP
8 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 59 (74.68%) XenDesktop
2 56 (70.89%) Active Directory
3 35 (44.30%) XenApp
4 32 (40.51%) Hyper-V
5 26 (32.91%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (32.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (16.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (11.39%) vSphere
7 9 (11.39%) Xen
8 5 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.80%) vCloud
10 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (44.30%) SCCM
2 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (11.39%) SCOM
4 7 (8.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (7.59%) XenMobile
6 5 (6.33%) vCenter Server
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.80%) Nessus
7 3 (3.80%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.27%) Ansible
8 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (94.94%) Citrix
2 57 (72.15%) VMware
3 37 (46.84%) Microsoft
4 17 (21.52%) Cisco
5 11 (13.92%) HP
6 9 (11.39%) Sony
7 8 (10.13%) McAfee
8 6 (7.59%) Dell
8 6 (7.59%) EMC
9 5 (6.33%) Ivanti
10 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.80%) arcserve
11 3 (3.80%) Oracle
11 3 (3.80%) Qualys
11 3 (3.80%) Veeam
12 2 (2.53%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.53%) Juniper
12 2 (2.53%) SAP
12 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.53%) Splunk