The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Citrix Systems.

Citrix
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 84 66
Rank change year-on-year -64 -18  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 795 1423 1592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.55% 2.85%
As % of the Vendors category 3.84% 5.76% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 874 903
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 102 165
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.87 £29.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% -5.71%  

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20693 24689 25243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.91% 44.19% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12707 15148 14332
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 801 1096
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.81 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Citrix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -60 740 £350 +2.94% 236
London -49 320 £382 +9.14% 67
South East -39 155 £373 +3.47% 48
North West +8 78 £325 -3.70% 30
City of London -20 73 £390 -8.23% 27
East of England -44 50 £308 -1.44% 26
Buckinghamshire +4 48 £500 +17.64% 12
Milton Keynes +14 45 £500 +17.64% 11
South West -18 41 £305 -10.22% 13
East Midlands -3 38 £325 +1.96% 6
Hampshire -24 38 £351 -1.05% 13
Manchester -4 32 £288 -11.53% 16
Scotland -42 30 £329 +2.57% 6
West Midlands -14 23 £381 +17.30% 25
Cheshire +14 21 £325 -23.52% 9
Yorkshire +4 20 £375 +8.69% 12
Gloucestershire +2 19 £323 +143.39% 1
Berkshire +1 19 £406 +30.52% 3
Surrey -33 19 £350 +1.81% 8
Edinburgh -5 17 £375 -3.22% 4
North East -34 16 £180 -33.33% 6
Lancashire +12 14 £399 +18.14% 1
Hertfordshire -4 14 £525 +5.00% 13
Essex -34 14 £300 +9.09% 2
Hook +9 13 £360 +8.43%
Derbyshire -15 12 £238 +23.05% 2
Tyne and Wear -30 12 £180 -33.33% 3
Chester +9 11 £295 -30.58%
Northamptonshire +5 11 £325 -18.75% 1
Bedfordshire +5 11 £310 +82.35% 3

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Citrix.

1 1126 (66.00%) Windows
2 815 (47.77%) Active Directory
3 799 (46.83%) VMware
4 767 (44.96%) Microsoft
5 456 (26.73%) Windows Server
6 445 (26.08%) XenApp
7 423 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 366 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 361 (21.16%) Cisco
10 356 (20.87%) Windows 7
11 320 (18.76%) ITIL
12 318 (18.64%) Finance
13 308 (18.05%) SCCM
14 288 (16.88%) Firewall
15 283 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 255 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
17 253 (14.83%) DNS
18 252 (14.77%) MS Exchange
19 251 (14.71%) XenDesktop
20 229 (13.42%) Migration
21 226 (13.25%) Security Cleared
22 220 (12.90%) Office 365
23 212 (12.43%) PowerShell
24 206 (12.08%) SQL Server
25 205 (12.02%) Linux
26 204 (11.96%) Windows 10
27 203 (11.90%) Data Centre
28 198 (11.61%) WAN
29 197 (11.55%) LAN
30 188 (11.02%) DHCP

Citrix
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
1 252 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 126 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (6.21%) Skype for Business
4 89 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 75 (4.40%) IIS
6 63 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (2.64%) IBM Notes
8 37 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 36 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.17%) Apache
12 18 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.41%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.29%) EPiServer
15 5 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
15 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 255 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Eikon
4 3 (0.18%) Maximo
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.12%) assyst
5 2 (0.12%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 220 (12.90%) Office 365
2 136 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.64%) IaaS
5 22 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (0.94%) G Suite
7 14 (0.82%) SaaS
8 13 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.76%) PaaS
9 9 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.41%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.23%) Yammer
12 3 (0.18%) Dropbox
12 3 (0.18%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.059%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.059%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 288 (16.88%) Firewall
2 253 (14.83%) DNS
3 198 (11.61%) WAN
4 197 (11.55%) LAN
5 188 (11.02%) DHCP
6 187 (10.96%) SAN
7 182 (10.67%) NetScaler
8 155 (9.09%) VPN
9 120 (7.03%) TCP/IP
10 88 (5.16%) Internet
11 81 (4.75%) Wireless
12 68 (3.99%) Cisco ASA
13 60 (3.52%) NAS
13 60 (3.52%) Network Security
14 50 (2.93%) Skype
15 49 (2.87%) MPLS
15 49 (2.87%) VoIP
16 38 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
18 32 (1.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (0.88%) DB2
5 14 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (0.59%) MySQL
7 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.47%) MS Access
8 7 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.35%) Big Data
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.059%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 32 (1.88%) MSI
2 12 (0.70%) JIRA
3 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.35%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.29%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.18%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.18%) Subversion
7 3 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.059%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 318 (18.64%) Finance
2 93 (5.45%) Banking
3 44 (2.58%) Legal
4 39 (2.29%) Law
4 39 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.99%) Retail
6 27 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.11%) Back Office
10 17 (1.00%) Local Government
11 12 (0.70%) Publishing
12 11 (0.64%) Front Office
13 10 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.53%) Marketing
15 8 (0.47%) Advertising
15 8 (0.47%) Electronics
15 8 (0.47%) French Language
16 7 (0.41%) Billing
16 7 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 315 (18.46%) Analyst
2 200 (11.72%) Architect
3 162 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 133 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 118 (6.92%) Support Analyst
6 116 (6.80%) Citrix Engineer
7 112 (6.57%) Consultant
8 98 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 90 (5.28%) Desktop Support
10 88 (5.16%) Network Engineer
11 85 (4.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 85 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
12 75 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
13 72 (4.22%) Service Analyst
14 70 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
15 68 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
16 67 (3.93%) Project Manager
17 58 (3.40%) VMware Engineer
18 57 (3.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 55 (3.22%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.29%) Web Services
2 24 (1.41%) Middleware
3 20 (1.17%) .NET
4 17 (1.00%) SAML
5 14 (0.82%) 802.1X
6 12 (0.70%) Software Packaging
7 10 (0.59%) REST
7 10 (0.59%) XMPP
8 8 (0.47%) OpenID
8 8 (0.47%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.35%) SOAP
10 5 (0.29%) XML
11 4 (0.23%) JSON
12 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.18%) HTML
13 2 (0.12%) COM
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.12%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.12%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 203 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 97 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (5.57%) Clustering
4 90 (5.28%) Blackberry
5 77 (4.51%) Fat Client
5 77 (4.51%) Thin Client
6 42 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (2.23%) PKI
8 37 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.64%) Smartphone
10 26 (1.52%) iPad
11 24 (1.41%) BYOD
11 24 (1.41%) Computer Science
12 21 (1.23%) iPhone
13 18 (1.06%) iSeries
13 18 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.00%) Replication
15 16 (0.94%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.82%) CESG
17 13 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1126 (66.00%) Windows
2 456 (26.73%) Windows Server
3 366 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 356 (20.87%) Windows 7
5 283 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (12.02%) Linux
7 204 (11.96%) Windows 10
8 155 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 99 (5.80%) Unix
10 81 (4.75%) Windows 8
11 75 (4.40%) Windows XP
12 52 (3.05%) Android
13 35 (2.05%) Solaris
14 31 (1.82%) Apple iOS
15 29 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 27 (1.58%) AIX
17 20 (1.17%) Mac OS
17 20 (1.17%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.88%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (18.76%) ITIL
2 229 (13.42%) Migration
3 103 (6.04%) Project Management
4 85 (4.98%) Change Management
5 72 (4.22%) Problem Management
6 70 (4.10%) Service Management
7 65 (3.81%) Load Balancing
8 59 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (3.22%) High Availability
11 52 (3.05%) Configuration Management
12 51 (2.99%) Incident Management
12 51 (2.99%) Service Delivery
13 49 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (2.81%) DevOps
14 48 (2.81%) PRINCE2
15 47 (2.75%) Application Packaging
15 47 (2.75%) TOGAF
16 45 (2.64%) ITIL V3
17 43 (2.52%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 212 (12.43%) PowerShell
2 168 (9.85%) SQL
3 33 (1.93%) VBScript
4 29 (1.70%) VB
5 25 (1.47%) C
6 23 (1.35%) C#
7 22 (1.29%) Python
8 17 (1.00%) Java
8 17 (1.00%) Perl
9 16 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.53%) PHP
12 5 (0.29%) JCL
12 5 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.18%) C++
13 3 (0.18%) VB6
13 3 (0.18%) VBA
14 2 (0.12%) Korn
14 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.059%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 226 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 163 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 147 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 98 (5.74%) MCSE
5 97 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (4.16%) DV Cleared
7 64 (3.75%) MCP
8 57 (3.34%) CCNP
9 49 (2.87%) CCNA
10 43 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
11 41 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (2.05%) Degree
13 33 (1.93%) MCITP
14 32 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (1.52%) MCSA
16 24 (1.41%) CCIE
17 19 (1.11%) CCA
18 17 (1.00%) MCTS
18 17 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 16 (0.94%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.34%) SLA
2 17 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.88%) QA
4 13 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.70%) GPG13
6 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.18%) BS25999
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.18%) RMADS
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.059%) COBIT
9 1 (0.059%) COSO
9 1 (0.059%) PMBOK
System Software
1 815 (47.77%) Active Directory
2 445 (26.08%) XenApp
3 423 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 251 (14.71%) XenDesktop
5 170 (9.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 142 (8.32%) Hyper-V
7 114 (6.68%) vSphere
8 81 (4.75%) VMware ESX
9 60 (3.52%) XenServer
10 57 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
11 48 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 26 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 20 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (1.06%) BitLocker
15 17 (1.00%) ProxySG
15 17 (1.00%) Terminal Server
16 15 (0.88%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.76%) Xen
18 12 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 308 (18.05%) SCCM
2 54 (3.17%) SCOM
3 45 (2.64%) NetBackup
4 42 (2.46%) WSUS
5 38 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 31 (1.82%) vCenter Server
7 29 (1.70%) AppDNA
7 29 (1.70%) Tivoli
8 25 (1.47%) Netcool
9 23 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
10 22 (1.29%) AirWatch
11 21 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 20 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 20 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 17 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 17 (1.00%) XenMobile
14 16 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (0.70%) Backup Exec
15 12 (0.70%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 799 (46.83%) VMware
2 767 (44.96%) Microsoft
3 361 (21.16%) Cisco
4 179 (10.49%) HP
5 103 (6.04%) CheckPoint
6 88 (5.16%) AppSense
7 84 (4.92%) Dell
8 75 (4.40%) Oracle
9 72 (4.22%) Symantec
10 71 (4.16%) NetApp
11 63 (3.69%) F5
12 62 (3.63%) Apple
13 60 (3.52%) Intel Security
14 58 (3.40%) IBM
15 57 (3.34%) Palo Alto
16 52 (3.05%) Veritas
17 47 (2.75%) Juniper
18 45 (2.64%) Lotus
19 44 (2.58%) EMC
20 38 (2.23%) Google
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