Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Citrix Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 863 882
Rank change year-on-year +7 +19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Citrix Specialist 27 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.016% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 13
UK median daily rate £425 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -6.06% -16.98%
10th Percentile £325 £210 £288
90th Percentile £476 £445 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £310 £328
% change year-on-year +29.03% -5.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,845 94,346 99,963
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,305 61,972 65,147
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,138 2,810 3,268
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +3.89% +0.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Citrix Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Citrix Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix Specialist in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix Specialist in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix Specialist over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix Specialist in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix Specialist in the UK

Citrix Specialist
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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 0 22 £425 +30.77% 1
London +8 14 £425 +23.19%
UK excluding London -33 12 £400 +29.03% 1
South West -16 6 £425 -10.53%
Scotland - 4 £350 -
South East -23 2 £363 +11.54%

Citrix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Citrix Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Citrix Specialist in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (88.89%) XenApp
3 23 (85.19%) XenDesktop
4 18 (66.67%) SCCM
5 17 (62.96%) Windows
6 16 (59.26%) Ivanti
7 15 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
8 14 (51.85%) VMware
8 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
9 11 (40.74%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (40.74%) Wyse
10 10 (37.04%) NetScaler
11 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
12 8 (29.63%) Thin Client
12 8 (29.63%) Fat Client
12 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (29.63%) Skype
12 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
13 7 (25.93%) Application Virtualisation
13 7 (25.93%) Office 365
13 7 (25.93%) XenMobile
13 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
14 6 (22.22%) Finance
14 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
14 6 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
14 6 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
15 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business

Citrix Specialist Skill Set
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 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) NetScaler
2 8 (29.63%) Skype
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Fat Client
1 8 (29.63%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Application Virtualisation
2 6 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
3 4 (14.81%) Compliance Audit
3 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
3 4 (14.81%) Server Management
3 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.81%) Storage Management
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCA
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 24 (88.89%) XenApp
2 23 (85.19%) XenDesktop
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (40.74%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (7.41%) XenServer
9 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
9 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (66.67%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) XenMobile
3 5 (18.52%) SCOM
3 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (59.26%) Ivanti
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (51.85%) VMware
4 11 (40.74%) Wyse
5 5 (18.52%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) CommVault
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (3.70%) NVIDIA