Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 149 87
Rank change year-on-year +22 -62 -19
Contract jobs citing Citrix 2,045 1,621 2,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 1.77% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 4.87% 4.01% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,353 985 1,634
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £153 £150 £163
90th Percentile £500 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -11.44% +4.23% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 117 230
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.61 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.03 £33.85 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% -

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 41,964 40,377 47,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.07% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,037 24,703 28,827
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,527 1,422 1,618
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -5.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.11
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 25 June 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 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Top 17 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 25 June 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 +14 1,801 £325 -7.14% 404
UK excluding London +10 1,194 £300 -11.44% 260
London +22 824 £350 -6.67% 157
South East +6 360 £368 -2.00% 62
North of England +17 286 £285 -5.00% 78
Scotland +42 176 £275 -18.82% 7
Midlands -16 140 £275 -21.43% 42
North West -9 137 £306 +2.08% 44
East of England +2 115 £350 - 33
North East +54 102 £285 +42.50% 12
South West +1 82 £306 +1.91% 32
East Midlands -2 73 £250 -27.27% 24
West Midlands -17 70 £275 -8.33% 18
Yorkshire -22 47 £250 -28.57% 22
Wales -18 33 £325 +80.56% 2
Northern Ireland +16 10 £238 -26.92% 1
Channel Islands -6 1 £393 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1,411 (69.00%) Windows
2 1,147 (56.09%) Active Directory
3 921 (45.04%) Microsoft
4 917 (44.84%) VMware
5 640 (31.30%) Windows Server
6 615 (30.07%) XenApp
7 600 (29.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 515 (25.18%) Office 365
9 502 (24.55%) SCCM
10 453 (22.15%) DNS
11 436 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 433 (21.17%) ITIL
13 422 (20.64%) Windows 10
14 413 (20.20%) DHCP
15 410 (20.05%) Windows 7
16 403 (19.71%) XenDesktop
17 371 (18.14%) Finance
18 328 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
19 325 (15.89%) PowerShell
20 324 (15.84%) SQL
21 309 (15.11%) Cisco
22 306 (14.96%) MS Exchange
23 304 (14.87%) Security Cleared
24 291 (14.23%) Migration
25 276 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
26 272 (13.30%) Firewall
27 266 (13.01%) HP
28 264 (12.91%) SC Cleared
29 261 (12.76%) Ivanti
30 253 (12.37%) Microsoft App-V

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
1 306 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 152 (7.43%) Skype for Business
3 130 (6.36%) IIS
4 117 (5.72%) SharePoint
5 96 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (1.03%) JBoss
10 20 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.88%) Apache
12 14 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.49%) Confluence
13 10 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
15 6 (0.29%) CMS
15 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 328 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.098%) Mingle
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.049%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.049%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.44%) Elite 3E
2 9 (0.44%) RMDS
3 8 (0.39%) Carpe Diem
3 8 (0.39%) Eikon
4 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.098%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.098%) Relativity
7 2 (0.098%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.049%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.049%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.049%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 515 (25.18%) Office 365
2 245 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.10%) IaaS
5 32 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.52%) PaaS
7 28 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (1.17%) SaaS
9 14 (0.68%) Yammer
10 9 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.34%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.20%) Boomi
13 4 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.20%) G Suite
14 2 (0.098%) Akamai
14 2 (0.098%) Slack
15 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.049%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 453 (22.15%) DNS
2 413 (20.20%) DHCP
3 272 (13.30%) Firewall
4 232 (11.34%) NetScaler
5 212 (10.37%) SAN
6 171 (8.36%) VPN
7 169 (8.26%) WAN
8 156 (7.63%) LAN
9 130 (6.36%) TCP/IP
10 128 (6.26%) Skype
11 69 (3.37%) NAS
12 68 (3.33%) Internet
13 59 (2.89%) MPLS
14 58 (2.84%) VoIP
15 57 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
16 54 (2.64%) VLAN
16 54 (2.64%) Wireless
17 50 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
18 47 (2.30%) SSL
19 42 (2.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 26 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.17%) MySQL
5 22 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (0.83%) DB2
6 17 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.44%) DataStage
8 9 (0.44%) Informix
8 9 (0.44%) QualityStage
8 9 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.39%) SQLPlus
10 7 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
10 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (2.69%) MSI
2 42 (2.05%) HP UFT
3 40 (1.96%) WinRunner
4 19 (0.93%) JIRA
5 16 (0.78%) AdminStudio
6 13 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.44%) TestDirector
8 8 (0.39%) Ant
8 8 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.39%) Selenium
8 8 (0.39%) Travis CI
8 8 (0.39%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
10 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.24%) Hudson
11 5 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.20%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.20%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 371 (18.14%) Finance
2 113 (5.53%) Banking
3 56 (2.74%) Legal
4 43 (2.10%) Law
5 39 (1.91%) Retail
6 35 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.12%) Publishing
9 20 (0.98%) Local Government
10 18 (0.88%) Back Office
11 16 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.73%) Advertising
13 14 (0.68%) Front Office
14 12 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.44%) French Language
16 7 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.29%) Marketing
18 5 (0.24%) Electronics
18 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.098%) Billing
Job Titles
1 449 (21.96%) Analyst
2 207 (10.12%) Support Engineer
3 204 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 174 (8.51%) Citrix Engineer
4 174 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 151 (7.38%) Support Analyst
6 140 (6.85%) Architect
7 138 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 136 (6.65%) Service Analyst
9 118 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
10 95 (4.65%) Project Manager
11 94 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 73 (3.57%) Consultant
13 72 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
14 67 (3.28%) Citrix Support
14 67 (3.28%) Network Engineer
15 66 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
16 64 (3.13%) IT Support
17 61 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
18 60 (2.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.93%) Middleware
2 33 (1.61%) .NET
3 23 (1.12%) XML
4 21 (1.03%) Web Services
5 18 (0.88%) LDAP
6 12 (0.59%) JSON
7 11 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 11 (0.54%) HTML
7 11 (0.54%) XML Schema
7 11 (0.54%) X-Windows
8 10 (0.49%) Software Packaging
8 10 (0.49%) Swagger
9 9 (0.44%) JSP
10 8 (0.39%) CSS
10 8 (0.39%) Struts
11 7 (0.34%) XSL
12 6 (0.29%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.29%) XSLT
13 5 (0.24%) SOAP
13 5 (0.24%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 157 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (6.50%) Clustering
4 113 (5.53%) Fat Client
4 113 (5.53%) Thin Client
5 95 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 95 (4.65%) PKI
6 64 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 56 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (1.81%) iPhone
9 37 (1.81%) PDA
10 34 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 25 (1.22%) Replication
12 21 (1.03%) iPad
13 18 (0.88%) Private Cloud
14 15 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.73%) Driving Licence
14 15 (0.73%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,411 (69.00%) Windows
2 640 (31.30%) Windows Server
3 436 (21.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 422 (20.64%) Windows 10
5 410 (20.05%) Windows 7
6 276 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 226 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 174 (8.51%) Linux
9 96 (4.69%) Unix
10 90 (4.40%) Windows 8
11 87 (4.25%) Apple iOS
12 79 (3.86%) Android
13 61 (2.98%) AIX
14 53 (2.59%) Windows XP
15 44 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (1.52%) Mac OS
17 28 (1.37%) Windows Phone
18 24 (1.17%) Windows Phone 8
19 20 (0.98%) Mac OS X
20 13 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (21.17%) ITIL
2 291 (14.23%) Migration
3 171 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
4 170 (8.31%) Project Management
5 125 (6.11%) Change Management
6 122 (5.97%) Incident Management
7 106 (5.18%) Service Delivery
8 104 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (4.60%) Service Management
10 92 (4.50%) Load Balancing
11 91 (4.45%) PRINCE2
12 90 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 73 (3.57%) Application Packaging
14 71 (3.47%) Problem Management
15 62 (3.03%) Test Scripting
16 54 (2.64%) Application Virtualisation
17 52 (2.54%) High Availability
18 51 (2.49%) Network Design
19 50 (2.44%) Configuration Management
19 50 (2.44%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 325 (15.89%) PowerShell
2 324 (15.84%) SQL
3 75 (3.67%) VBScript
4 40 (1.96%) VB
5 36 (1.76%) T-SQL
6 30 (1.47%) Java
7 26 (1.27%) C#
8 23 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 19 (0.93%) C
10 17 (0.83%) Perl
11 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.44%) JavaScript
14 9 (0.44%) Python
14 9 (0.44%) VBA
15 7 (0.34%) PHP
16 3 (0.15%) Ruby
17 2 (0.098%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 2 (0.098%) XPath
Qualifications
1 304 (14.87%) Security Cleared
2 264 (12.91%) SC Cleared
3 172 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 108 (5.28%) Degree
5 79 (3.86%) MCSE
6 70 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (2.89%) MCSA
8 57 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
8 57 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 47 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 44 (2.15%) CCNP
11 41 (2.00%) ISTQB
12 40 (1.96%) MCP
13 39 (1.91%) DV Cleared
14 38 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
15 37 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (1.32%) MCITP
17 19 (0.93%) CCNA
18 18 (0.88%) DBS Check
19 17 (0.83%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.30%) SLA
2 37 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 28 (1.37%) QA
4 14 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.49%) GDPR
8 7 (0.34%) PMO
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.098%) COBIT
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.098%) WCAG
11 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.049%) HL7
11 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 1,147 (56.09%) Active Directory
2 615 (30.07%) XenApp
3 600 (29.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 403 (19.71%) XenDesktop
5 253 (12.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 242 (11.83%) Hyper-V
7 191 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
8 170 (8.31%) vSphere
9 133 (6.50%) XenServer
10 127 (6.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 46 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
12 41 (2.00%) VMware NSX
13 36 (1.76%) Terminal Services
14 28 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 24 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
16 22 (1.08%) BitLocker
17 21 (1.03%) DFS Replication
18 17 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
19 8 (0.39%) ProxySG
19 8 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 502 (24.55%) SCCM
2 72 (3.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 66 (3.23%) SCOM
4 54 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
5 51 (2.49%) WSUS
6 46 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 43 (2.10%) AirWatch
8 38 (1.86%) HP ALM
8 38 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 36 (1.76%) Backup Exec
9 36 (1.76%) XenMobile
10 35 (1.71%) vRealize
11 30 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
12 27 (1.32%) vCenter Server
13 24 (1.17%) NetBackup
13 24 (1.17%) SAP Afaria
14 23 (1.12%) Puppet
15 20 (0.98%) Ansible
16 17 (0.83%) PowerCLI
17 14 (0.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 921 (45.04%) Microsoft
2 917 (44.84%) VMware
3 309 (15.11%) Cisco
4 266 (13.01%) HP
5 261 (12.76%) Ivanti
6 147 (7.19%) McAfee
7 127 (6.21%) Oracle
8 115 (5.62%) Apple
9 105 (5.13%) NetApp
10 85 (4.16%) Dell
10 85 (4.16%) SAP
11 78 (3.81%) CheckPoint
12 72 (3.52%) Symantec
13 69 (3.37%) Veritas
14 67 (3.28%) IBM
15 52 (2.54%) Wyse
16 46 (2.25%) Juniper
17 44 (2.15%) Red Hat
17 44 (2.15%) ServiceNow
17 44 (2.15%) SolarWinds