Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 782 494 769
Rank change year-on-year -288 +275 +11
Contract jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor 23 15 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.051% 0.088%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.35% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 53
10th Percentile £355 £350 £225
25th Percentile £441 £350 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £370 £450
Median % change year-on-year +21.62% -17.78% +18.42%
75th Percentile £500 £446 £500
90th Percentile £538 £466 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +10.53%

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 11,080 4,335 13,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.93% 14.72% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,814 2,906 9,237
10th Percentile £210 £225 £170
25th Percentile £400 £373 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 161 633
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.76 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.62
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +6.83% +3.84%
75th Percentile £39.60 £40.75 £24.50
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.35 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.43% +9.36% +2.32%

Citrix Hypervisor
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor.

Daily rate trend for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor.

Hourly rate trend for Citrix Hypervisor in the UK

Citrix Hypervisor
Top 9 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 26 September 2021. 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 -244 14 £450 +28.57% 8
UK excluding London -153 7 £450 +7.14% 5
Work from Home -253 5 £488 +25.00% 2
North of England -70 4 £450 - 4
London -192 4 £525 +50.00% 3
North East - 3 £450 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
South East -88 1 £350 -13.58% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (86.96%) Hyper-V
3 19 (82.61%) Citrix
4 18 (78.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (73.91%) Windows
6 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
7 15 (65.22%) XenApp
7 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
8 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (52.17%) XenDesktop
8 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (52.17%) Java
9 11 (47.83%) DNS
9 11 (47.83%) Windows 10
10 10 (43.48%) Azure
10 10 (43.48%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (43.48%) SAP
11 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
11 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (34.78%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (34.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (34.78%) Patch Management
12 8 (34.78%) SCVMM
12 8 (34.78%) .NET
12 8 (34.78%) J2EE
12 8 (34.78%) Oracle
12 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence

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 (34.78%) MS Exchange
1 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
3 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Azure
2 8 (34.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (21.74%) AWS
3 5 (21.74%) Power Platform
3 5 (21.74%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) IPv4
2 4 (17.39%) Network Security
3 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
3 3 (13.04%) NAS
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 2 (8.70%) DSL
4 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
General
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Social Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Billing
5 1 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Asset Management Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Support
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
1 8 (34.78%) J2EE
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (47.83%) Windows 10
5 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) CRM
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
1 8 (34.78%) Patch Management
2 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (17.39%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (17.39%) ITSM
4 4 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (17.39%) Runbook
4 4 (17.39%) Workflow
5 3 (13.04%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Personalization
5 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 3 (13.04%) Software Licensing
5 3 (13.04%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCA
1 3 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (13.04%) MCITP
1 3 (13.04%) MCSE
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSA
2 2 (8.70%) MCTS
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
1 20 (86.96%) Hyper-V
2 18 (78.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (65.22%) XenApp
4 12 (52.17%) XenDesktop
5 10 (43.48%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (34.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (17.39%) KVM
8 4 (17.39%) vCloud
8 4 (17.39%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (17.39%) vSphere
9 3 (13.04%) NFS
10 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (34.78%) SCVMM
1 8 (34.78%) vCenter Server
2 7 (30.43%) Ansible
2 7 (30.43%) SCCM
3 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
3 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (17.39%) Puppet
3 4 (17.39%) vRealize
3 4 (17.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 3 (13.04%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (82.61%) Citrix
3 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) SAP
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) Ivanti
7 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
7 4 (17.39%) Shavlik
8 3 (13.04%) EMC
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) McAfee
8 3 (13.04%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) NetApp
9 1 (4.35%) Qualys