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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix
UK
Rank 141 93 66
Rank change year-on-year -48 -27  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 796 1197 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.27% 2.86%
As % of the Vendors category 4.03% 5.20% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 727 852
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £328 £375
% change year-on-year -0.45% -12.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 93 142
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.38 £23.75 £29.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year -15.15% +3.61%  

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 19754 23040 23661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.17% 43.62% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12176 13939 13362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 798 980
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -41 733 £350 - 238
London -27 328 £375 - 77
South East -12 164 £370 +4.22% 47
City of London +6 79 £400 -5.88% 23
East of England -34 51 £310 -0.80% 18
South West -7 50 £300 +2.56% 9
Hampshire -23 47 £343 -3.52% 8
North West -35 46 £295 -12.59% 37
Buckinghamshire +13 45 £480 +12.94% 15
East Midlands +12 42 £350 - 11
Milton Keynes +23 41 £500 +17.64% 9
Derbyshire +6 27 £350 +60.55% 1
Scotland -21 27 £339 -1.09% 4
Manchester -1 26 £300 +39.53% 22
Berkshire +3 25 £425 +21.42% 6
West Midlands -12 22 £425 +30.76% 11
Derby +5 20 £350 +218.18%
Yorkshire -16 20 £413 -2.94% 18
Bristol +9 18 £300 -12.40% 2
Surrey -17 18 £350 +12.00% 7
Essex -30 16 £300 +66.66% 3
Wiltshire +7 15 £345 -8.00% 2
Edinburgh -1 15 £413 +10.00% 1
Gloucestershire 0 14 £186 +43.26% 4
West Yorkshire -19 12 £450 -21.73% 14
Suffolk +6 11 £253 +129.54%
Ipswich +6 11 £253 +129.54%
Colchester 0 11 £300 -
North East -5 11 £203 -17.34% 9
Reading +7 10 £438 +2.94% 2

Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1169 (65.90%) Windows
2 859 (48.42%) Active Directory
3 817 (46.05%) VMware
4 770 (43.40%) Microsoft
5 480 (27.06%) XenApp
6 469 (26.44%) Windows Server
7 432 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 391 (22.04%) Windows 7
9 380 (21.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 366 (20.63%) Cisco
11 331 (18.66%) SCCM
12 330 (18.60%) ITIL
13 302 (17.02%) Finance
14 299 (16.85%) Firewall
15 296 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
16 280 (15.78%) XenDesktop
17 279 (15.73%) MS Office
18 260 (14.66%) DNS
19 248 (13.98%) MS Exchange
20 226 (12.74%) Security Cleared
21 214 (12.06%) MS Excel
22 207 (11.67%) Migration
23 206 (11.61%) SQL Server
24 204 (11.50%) PowerShell
24 204 (11.50%) Data Centre
25 202 (11.39%) Office 365
26 201 (11.33%) DHCP
27 199 (11.22%) LAN
27 199 (11.22%) Windows 10
28 194 (10.94%) Linux

Citrix
Top Related 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
1 248 (13.98%) MS Exchange
2 132 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 114 (6.43%) Skype for Business
4 88 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 58 (3.27%) IIS
6 56 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (2.20%) IBM Notes
8 37 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.73%) Apache
12 9 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.23%) CMS
15 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.17%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 279 (15.73%) MS Office
2 214 (12.06%) MS Excel
3 18 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.39%) MS Project
6 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.23%) Eikon
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.11%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.056%) Maximo
7 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 202 (11.39%) Office 365
2 136 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.69%) IaaS
5 20 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (0.96%) SaaS
7 16 (0.90%) G Suite
8 12 (0.68%) PaaS
9 11 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.51%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.23%) Yammer
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.056%) Akamai
14 1 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.056%) GitHub
14 1 (0.056%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 299 (16.85%) Firewall
2 260 (14.66%) DNS
3 201 (11.33%) DHCP
4 199 (11.22%) LAN
5 192 (10.82%) WAN
6 173 (9.75%) NetScaler
7 158 (8.91%) SAN
8 144 (8.12%) VPN
9 122 (6.88%) TCP/IP
10 88 (4.96%) Wireless
11 86 (4.85%) Internet
12 73 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
13 66 (3.72%) Network Security
14 63 (3.55%) VoIP
15 53 (2.99%) MPLS
16 48 (2.71%) NAS
16 48 (2.71%) Skype
17 38 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
19 30 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.85%) DB2
6 14 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (0.62%) MySQL
8 8 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.39%) MS Access
9 7 (0.39%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.23%) Big Data
11 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 25 (1.41%) MSI
2 12 (0.68%) JIRA
3 7 (0.39%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.23%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.17%) Subversion
6 3 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.11%) Toad
7 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.056%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.056%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 302 (17.02%) Finance
2 86 (4.85%) Banking
3 42 (2.37%) Legal
3 42 (2.37%) Retail
4 39 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.97%) Law
6 26 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.01%) Back Office
8 18 (1.01%) Local Government
9 17 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.68%) Front Office
11 11 (0.62%) French Language
11 11 (0.62%) Publishing
12 9 (0.51%) Advertising
12 9 (0.51%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.45%) Marketing
14 7 (0.39%) Electronics
14 7 (0.39%) Games
15 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 339 (19.11%) Analyst
2 188 (10.60%) Architect
3 170 (9.58%) Support Engineer
4 153 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 137 (7.72%) Support Analyst
6 116 (6.54%) Consultant
7 114 (6.43%) Citrix Engineer
8 108 (6.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 104 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 101 (5.69%) Desktop Support
11 94 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 87 (4.90%) Network Engineer
13 82 (4.62%) Service Analyst
14 77 (4.34%) Service Desk Analyst
15 74 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
16 64 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
17 59 (3.33%) Project Manager
18 58 (3.27%) VMware Engineer
19 57 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
20 56 (3.16%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.09%) Web Services
2 22 (1.24%) Software Packaging
3 21 (1.18%) .NET
4 20 (1.13%) Middleware
5 15 (0.85%) SAML
6 10 (0.56%) REST
6 10 (0.56%) XMPP
7 9 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.45%) OpenID
8 8 (0.45%) Regular Expression
9 7 (0.39%) SOAP
10 5 (0.28%) XML
11 4 (0.23%) HTML
11 4 (0.23%) JSON
11 4 (0.23%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.11%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 105 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (5.30%) Blackberry
3 94 (5.30%) Fat Client
3 94 (5.30%) Thin Client
4 88 (4.96%) Clustering
5 41 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
6 40 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.75%) PKI
7 31 (1.75%) Smartphone
8 24 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.13%) BYOD
10 17 (0.96%) iPad
10 17 (0.96%) Private Cloud
11 16 (0.90%) iPhone
11 16 (0.90%) iSeries
12 15 (0.85%) NHS
13 14 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1169 (65.90%) Windows
2 469 (26.44%) Windows Server
3 391 (22.04%) Windows 7
4 380 (21.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 296 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 199 (11.22%) Windows 10
7 194 (10.94%) Linux
8 174 (9.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 99 (5.58%) Windows 8
10 95 (5.36%) Unix
11 73 (4.11%) Windows XP
12 54 (3.04%) Android
13 40 (2.25%) Apple iOS
14 39 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (2.20%) Solaris
15 29 (1.63%) AIX
15 29 (1.63%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.96%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.79%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (18.60%) ITIL
2 207 (11.67%) Migration
3 92 (5.19%) Change Management
4 88 (4.96%) Project Management
5 80 (4.51%) Problem Management
6 79 (4.45%) Service Management
7 70 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (3.83%) Service Delivery
9 62 (3.49%) Incident Management
9 62 (3.49%) Load Balancing
10 57 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (2.65%) Configuration Management
12 47 (2.65%) DevOps
13 44 (2.48%) High Availability
14 43 (2.42%) ITIL V3
14 43 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
15 41 (2.31%) Application Packaging
15 41 (2.31%) Time Management
15 41 (2.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 204 (11.50%) PowerShell
2 165 (9.30%) SQL
3 34 (1.92%) VBScript
4 28 (1.58%) C
5 27 (1.52%) C#
5 27 (1.52%) VB
6 26 (1.47%) Python
7 20 (1.13%) Java
8 18 (1.01%) Perl
9 15 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.56%) PHP
12 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.23%) VBA
14 3 (0.17%) C++
14 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.17%) VB6
15 2 (0.11%) Korn
16 1 (0.056%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 226 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 151 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 145 (8.17%) SC Cleared
4 108 (6.09%) MCSE
5 101 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (3.78%) DV Cleared
6 67 (3.78%) MCP
7 57 (3.21%) CCNA
8 54 (3.04%) CCNP
9 49 (2.76%) Degree
10 47 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
11 34 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 32 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.80%) MCITP
13 30 (1.69%) MCSA
14 24 (1.35%) CCA
15 23 (1.30%) CCIE
16 19 (1.07%) MCDST
17 18 (1.01%) MCTS
18 16 (0.90%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.16%) SLA
2 21 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.73%) QA
5 10 (0.56%) GPG13
6 3 (0.17%) BS25999
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) RMADS
7 1 (0.056%) COBIT
7 1 (0.056%) COSO
7 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 859 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 480 (27.06%) XenApp
3 432 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 280 (15.78%) XenDesktop
5 193 (10.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 140 (7.89%) Hyper-V
7 112 (6.31%) vSphere
8 85 (4.79%) VMware ESX
9 77 (4.34%) XenServer
10 60 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
11 51 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (1.35%) BitLocker
14 23 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (1.24%) Terminal Services
16 20 (1.13%) ProxySG
17 18 (1.01%) Terminal Server
18 17 (0.96%) VMware Server
19 15 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 13 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 331 (18.66%) SCCM
2 54 (3.04%) WSUS
3 41 (2.31%) SCOM
4 36 (2.03%) NetBackup
5 35 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
7 28 (1.58%) Tivoli
8 24 (1.35%) AirWatch
8 24 (1.35%) AppDNA
9 23 (1.30%) Netcool
10 22 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 20 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 19 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
13 17 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 17 (0.96%) XenMobile
14 13 (0.73%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.73%) EdgeSight
15 11 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 817 (46.05%) VMware
2 770 (43.40%) Microsoft
3 366 (20.63%) Cisco
4 187 (10.54%) HP
5 122 (6.88%) AppSense
6 110 (6.20%) CheckPoint
7 93 (5.24%) Dell
8 77 (4.34%) Symantec
9 76 (4.28%) Oracle
10 68 (3.83%) NetApp
11 67 (3.78%) Apple
12 62 (3.49%) Intel Security
13 59 (3.33%) F5
14 53 (2.99%) Palo Alto
15 52 (2.93%) IBM
16 47 (2.65%) Juniper
17 46 (2.59%) Wyse
18 42 (2.37%) EMC
19 40 (2.25%) Lotus
20 39 (2.20%) Veritas
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £10.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £326.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Streamline Connections
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + potentially higher for perfect candidate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £25739.00 to £30283.00 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £15.19 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago