Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 774 747
Rank change year-on-year +43 -27 -15
Contract jobs citing Citrix Hypervisor 83 118 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.76% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 101
UK median daily rate £440 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £456 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +11.18% +8.57% +29.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 6
UK median hourly rate - £42.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.53% +17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.55 £33.25
% change year-on-year - +12.93% +14.66%

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 13,239 15,471 12,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.61% 14.98% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,724 10,068 7,830
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 902 677
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.96% +4.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.51 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +1.64%

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 22 October 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 13 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 22 October 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 +47 75 £440 +13.92% 27
UK excluding London +66 55 £423 +11.18% 28
London +47 28 £500 +26.98% 2
South East +41 23 £455 +17.80% 10
North of England +30 11 £420 -4.00% 7
Scotland +29 8 - - 3
Yorkshire +32 7 £420 -5.35% 4
South West -11 6 £363 +3.57% 1
Midlands +57 4 £285 -5.16% 3
North West +2 4 £474 +129.70% 2
East of England +28 3 £225 - 4
West Midlands +29 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £285 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 79 (95.18%) Citrix
2 61 (73.49%) Windows
3 57 (68.67%) VMware
4 56 (67.47%) XenDesktop
5 47 (56.63%) Active Directory
6 46 (55.42%) XenApp
6 46 (55.42%) Windows Server
7 39 (46.99%) Microsoft
8 32 (38.55%) Hyper-V
8 32 (38.55%) Office 365
9 30 (36.14%) NetScaler
9 30 (36.14%) SCCM
10 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (28.92%) Windows 10
12 24 (28.92%) Finance
13 23 (27.71%) Azure
13 23 (27.71%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (25.30%) DNS
16 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
16 19 (22.89%) Firewall
17 18 (21.69%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (21.69%) DHCP
17 18 (21.69%) vSphere
18 16 (19.28%) Cisco
19 15 (18.07%) ITIL
19 15 (18.07%) SQL
20 14 (16.87%) HP
20 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared

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 6 (7.23%) IIS
2 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) Apache
4 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (38.55%) Office 365
2 23 (27.71%) Azure
3 13 (15.66%) IaaS
3 13 (15.66%) PaaS
4 12 (14.46%) SaaS
5 2 (2.41%) AWS
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.14%) NetScaler
2 21 (25.30%) DNS
3 19 (22.89%) Firewall
4 18 (21.69%) DHCP
5 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.02%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.61%) Network Security
6 3 (3.61%) VPN
7 2 (2.41%) SAN
7 2 (2.41%) WAN
7 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.20%) LAN
8 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (28.92%) Finance
2 13 (15.66%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Citrix Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Designer
2 12 (14.46%) Desktop Support
3 10 (12.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (12.05%) Solutions Designer
3 10 (12.05%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Designer
5 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 8 (9.64%) Citrix Support
5 8 (9.64%) Deskside Support
5 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) SAML
2 1 (1.20%) JSON
2 1 (1.20%) LAMP
2 1 (1.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
2 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.23%) Fat Client
3 6 (7.23%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (6.02%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (2.41%) BYOD
5 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.41%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (73.49%) Windows
2 46 (55.42%) Windows Server
3 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (28.92%) Windows 10
5 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (14.46%) Linux
7 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.41%) Android
9 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.20%) CentOS
10 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.20%) Unix
10 1 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (12.05%) Project Delivery
4 9 (10.84%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.64%) Server Building
6 7 (8.43%) Business Continuity
7 6 (7.23%) Task Automation
8 5 (6.02%) Application Packaging
8 5 (6.02%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (6.02%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.02%) Server Management
9 4 (4.82%) Change Management
9 4 (4.82%) DevOps
9 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.61%) Information Security
10 3 (3.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) SQL
2 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) VBA
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) Citrix Certification
2 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
3 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
4 12 (14.46%) CCA
5 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.02%) MCTS
6 5 (6.02%) VCAP
6 5 (6.02%) VCP4
6 5 (6.02%) VCP5
6 5 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.61%) Degree
8 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) MCSA
8 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) COBIT
3 1 (1.20%) GDPR
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 56 (67.47%) XenDesktop
2 47 (56.63%) Active Directory
3 46 (55.42%) XenApp
4 32 (38.55%) Hyper-V
5 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (27.71%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (21.69%) vSphere
8 9 (10.84%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (6.02%) vCloud
9 5 (6.02%) Xen
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (36.14%) SCCM
2 10 (12.05%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.23%) XenMobile
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (6.02%) Netcool
4 5 (6.02%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.61%) Nessus
5 3 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.41%) SCOM
7 1 (1.20%) Ansible
7 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (95.18%) Citrix
2 57 (68.67%) VMware
3 39 (46.99%) Microsoft
4 16 (19.28%) Cisco
5 14 (16.87%) HP
6 9 (10.84%) NetApp
7 7 (8.43%) EMC
7 7 (8.43%) Ivanti
8 6 (7.23%) Dell
9 5 (6.02%) ServiceNow
9 5 (6.02%) Splunk
10 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.61%) IFS
11 3 (3.61%) Qualys
12 1 (1.20%) Apple
12 1 (1.20%) BT
12 1 (1.20%) Google