Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 139 124
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15 -39
Contract jobs citing Citrix 2,017 1,976 2,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 1.91% 2.04%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 4.53% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,334 1,153 1,243
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £150 £143 £158
90th Percentile £530 £525 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £323
% change year-on-year +6.62% +5.43% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 120 204
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.35 £34.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

Citrix is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 44,313 43,632 46,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.24% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,527 27,352 28,197
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,627 1,407 1,683
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.69 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.52% -2.94%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Top 16 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 6 months to 18 December 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 -3 1,853 £375 +7.14% 357
UK excluding London -11 1,134 £363 +6.62% 258
London +4 841 £375 +7.14% 109
South East -9 431 £395 +5.33% 71
North of England -9 212 £325 +8.33% 73
Midlands 0 158 £325 +1.56% 40
North West +10 138 £325 -1.52% 45
East of England -27 112 £364 +3.93% 26
Scotland +21 98 £301 -19.67% 6
South West -18 93 £380 +21.60% 38
West Midlands -24 84 £325 +8.33% 25
East Midlands +19 72 £350 +6.06% 15
Yorkshire -14 61 £375 +25.00% 26
Wales -47 24 £375 +33.93% 3
North East -42 13 £235 -17.90% 2
Northern Ireland +30 7 £250 -27.54% 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix 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.

1 1,354 (67.13%) Windows
2 1,027 (50.92%) Active Directory
3 871 (43.18%) VMware
4 819 (40.60%) Microsoft
5 596 (29.55%) Windows Server
6 569 (28.21%) XenApp
7 516 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 500 (24.79%) SCCM
9 498 (24.69%) Office 365
10 474 (23.50%) Windows 10
11 433 (21.47%) XenDesktop
12 424 (21.02%) ITIL
13 422 (20.92%) Finance
14 387 (19.19%) Windows 7
15 383 (18.99%) PowerShell
16 328 (16.26%) Microsoft Office
17 312 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
18 293 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 291 (14.43%) MS Exchange
20 276 (13.68%) Migration
21 265 (13.14%) DNS
22 262 (12.99%) Cisco
23 253 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
24 234 (11.60%) DHCP
25 231 (11.45%) Windows Server 2012
26 224 (11.11%) Security Cleared
27 218 (10.81%) Firewall
28 213 (10.56%) SQL
29 209 (10.36%) SQL Server
30 208 (10.31%) NetScaler

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
1 291 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 130 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 120 (5.95%) Skype for Business
4 90 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 79 (3.92%) IIS
6 48 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (0.99%) Apache
9 18 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (0.84%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.79%) JBoss
11 16 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
16 8 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 328 (16.26%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.050%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.15%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.099%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.050%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.050%) Eikon
4 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.050%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.050%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.050%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.050%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.050%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.050%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.050%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 498 (24.69%) Office 365
2 312 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (2.58%) IaaS
6 41 (2.03%) SaaS
7 36 (1.78%) PaaS
8 26 (1.29%) OneDrive
9 18 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 17 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.69%) G Suite
12 10 (0.50%) Yammer
13 8 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.40%) Boomi
14 7 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.35%) Datadog
15 4 (0.20%) Akamai
15 4 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 265 (13.14%) DNS
2 234 (11.60%) DHCP
3 218 (10.81%) Firewall
4 208 (10.31%) NetScaler
5 171 (8.48%) VPN
6 160 (7.93%) LAN
7 156 (7.73%) WAN
8 152 (7.54%) SAN
9 135 (6.69%) Skype
10 133 (6.59%) TCP/IP
11 95 (4.71%) Internet
12 66 (3.27%) VoIP
13 60 (2.97%) Wireless
14 58 (2.88%) VLAN
15 43 (2.13%) Network Security
16 41 (2.03%) MPLS
17 36 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (1.74%) NAS
19 33 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
20 32 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 29 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.50%) SQLPlus
11 8 (0.40%) Big Data
11 8 (0.40%) MySQL
12 7 (0.35%) DB2
12 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 49 (2.43%) MSI
2 32 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 30 (1.49%) AdminStudio
4 23 (1.14%) JIRA
5 21 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.55%) HP UFT
6 11 (0.55%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.50%) Travis CI
7 10 (0.50%) WinRunner
8 9 (0.45%) Rational Team Concert
8 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (0.25%) Maven
9 5 (0.25%) Selenium
9 5 (0.25%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.20%) Hudson
10 4 (0.20%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 422 (20.92%) Finance
2 110 (5.45%) Banking
3 83 (4.12%) Law
4 44 (2.18%) Retail
5 38 (1.88%) Legal
6 29 (1.44%) Publishing
7 22 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 19 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 19 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.84%) Back Office
10 16 (0.79%) Advertising
11 12 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.55%) Billing
12 11 (0.55%) Local Government
13 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.35%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.30%) French Language
16 5 (0.25%) Automotive
16 5 (0.25%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 387 (19.19%) Analyst
2 252 (12.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 199 (9.87%) Citrix Engineer
4 187 (9.27%) Architect
5 176 (8.73%) Support Engineer
6 171 (8.48%) Service Analyst
7 167 (8.28%) Service Desk Analyst
8 117 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 106 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 106 (5.26%) Desktop Support
10 102 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
11 97 (4.81%) VMware Engineer
12 92 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 88 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 81 (4.02%) Consultant
14 81 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
15 79 (3.92%) Citrix Support
15 79 (3.92%) Project Manager
16 78 (3.87%) IT Support
17 73 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.83%) .NET
2 54 (2.68%) Web Services
3 51 (2.53%) Middleware
4 26 (1.29%) HTML
5 20 (0.99%) CSS
6 16 (0.79%) XML
7 13 (0.64%) LDAP
7 13 (0.64%) Software Packaging
8 12 (0.59%) SOAP
9 11 (0.55%) JSP
9 11 (0.55%) SAML
10 10 (0.50%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.45%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (0.45%) OCX
11 9 (0.45%) WinForms
12 8 (0.40%) Node.js
12 8 (0.40%) XSL
12 8 (0.40%) XSLT
13 7 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 196 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 157 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.46%) Blackberry
4 81 (4.02%) Fat Client
4 81 (4.02%) Thin Client
5 75 (3.72%) Clustering
6 61 (3.02%) PKI
7 51 (2.53%) iPhone
8 49 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.74%) User Experience
11 31 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
12 26 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.29%) Smartphone
13 19 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.89%) iPad
15 17 (0.84%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.74%) Private Cloud
17 13 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,354 (67.13%) Windows
2 596 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 474 (23.50%) Windows 10
4 387 (19.19%) Windows 7
5 253 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 231 (11.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 197 (9.77%) Linux
8 100 (4.96%) Unix
9 93 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 84 (4.16%) Android
11 71 (3.52%) Windows 8
12 67 (3.32%) Windows XP
13 56 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 49 (2.43%) Apple iOS
15 24 (1.19%) Mac OS
16 23 (1.14%) AIX
17 22 (1.09%) CentOS
18 18 (0.89%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.84%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (21.02%) ITIL
2 293 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 276 (13.68%) Migration
4 144 (7.14%) Service Management
5 131 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
6 123 (6.10%) Change Management
7 104 (5.16%) ITIL V3
8 92 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (4.56%) Incident Management
8 92 (4.56%) Service Delivery
9 84 (4.16%) Application Packaging
10 80 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 78 (3.87%) Project Management
12 67 (3.32%) Load Balancing
13 60 (2.97%) PRINCE2
14 59 (2.93%) ITSM
15 58 (2.88%) Application Virtualisation
16 57 (2.83%) Configuration Management
17 51 (2.53%) Patch Management
18 50 (2.48%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 383 (18.99%) PowerShell
2 213 (10.56%) SQL
3 83 (4.12%) VBScript
4 63 (3.12%) VB
5 45 (2.23%) Java
6 44 (2.18%) C#
7 34 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 32 (1.59%) VBA
9 28 (1.39%) Perl
9 28 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 23 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.09%) Python
12 21 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.04%) VB.NET
13 19 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.64%) C
15 6 (0.30%) Ruby
16 2 (0.099%) VB6
16 2 (0.099%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 1 (0.050%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 224 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 175 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 160 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 117 (5.80%) MCSE
5 93 (4.61%) Citrix Certification
6 84 (4.16%) Degree
7 66 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 60 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
9 58 (2.88%) MCSA
10 53 (2.63%) CCA
11 51 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 42 (2.08%) MCP
13 34 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (1.64%) CCNP
15 28 (1.39%) CCNA
16 23 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 20 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (0.94%) MCTS
18 19 (0.94%) VCAP
19 18 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.45%) SLA
2 54 (2.68%) QA
3 15 (0.74%) GDPR
3 15 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.35%) PMO
5 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.099%) COBIT
7 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.050%) GAMP
8 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,027 (50.92%) Active Directory
2 569 (28.21%) XenApp
3 516 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 433 (21.47%) XenDesktop
5 198 (9.82%) Hyper-V
6 191 (9.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 161 (7.98%) vSphere
8 158 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
9 116 (5.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 102 (5.06%) XenServer
11 58 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
13 26 (1.29%) Terminal Services
14 21 (1.04%) Docker
14 21 (1.04%) VMware Server
15 20 (0.99%) DFS Replication
16 16 (0.79%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.74%) BitLocker
18 13 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 500 (24.79%) SCCM
2 83 (4.12%) SCOM
3 56 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 51 (2.53%) Puppet
5 43 (2.13%) vCenter Server
6 38 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (1.83%) Ansible
8 32 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 31 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
9 31 (1.54%) Terraform
9 31 (1.54%) WSUS
10 25 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 24 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
12 23 (1.14%) AirWatch
12 23 (1.14%) Backup Exec
12 23 (1.14%) NetBackup
12 23 (1.14%) vRealize
13 22 (1.09%) XenMobile
14 19 (0.94%) HP SIM
15 18 (0.89%) Packer
Vendors
1 871 (43.18%) VMware
2 819 (40.60%) Microsoft
3 262 (12.99%) Cisco
4 149 (7.39%) Ivanti
5 139 (6.89%) Oracle
6 134 (6.64%) HP
7 108 (5.35%) NetApp
8 90 (4.46%) Apple
9 86 (4.26%) Dell
10 84 (4.16%) McAfee
11 72 (3.57%) CheckPoint
12 71 (3.52%) ServiceNow
13 68 (3.37%) Wyse
14 64 (3.17%) IBM
15 44 (2.18%) Avaya
16 43 (2.13%) Red Hat
17 42 (2.08%) Veeam
18 41 (2.03%) Sony
18 41 (2.03%) Splunk
19 37 (1.83%) Symantec