Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 102 76
Rank change year-on-year -43 -26 -12
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1839 2403 3000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.28% 2.63%
As % of the Vendors category 4.28% 5.06% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 1433 1765
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - -
10th Percentile £143 £163 £156
90th Percentile £525 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £315
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 242 285
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £34.53 £35.93 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -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 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 43003 47480 49489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.93% 45.06% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26592 29019 29144
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £239 £225
90th Percentile £621 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1401 1693 2150
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.37
90th Percentile £45.43 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -36 1699 £339 +4.31% 154
UK excluding London -40 1106 £330 +3.13% 120
London -26 711 £350 -6.67% 42
South East +8 368 £375 +15.38% 22
North of England -43 225 £290 -4.53% 35
East of England -39 161 £350 - 18
Midlands +2 131 £328 +0.77% 26
North West -28 117 £300 -25.00% 28
South West -27 99 £325 +18.18% 11
West Midlands +9 85 £300 - 19
Yorkshire 0 64 £325 - 5
Scotland -59 64 £375 +25.00% 4
Wales +32 47 £194 -55.13% 4
North East -19 46 £283 +7.11% 2
East Midlands -11 45 £338 -3.57% 7
Northern Ireland -50 11 £320 +59.75%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1326 (72.10%) Windows
2 894 (48.61%) Active Directory
3 850 (46.22%) Microsoft
4 794 (43.18%) VMware
5 611 (33.22%) Windows Server
6 437 (23.76%) XenApp
7 412 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 397 (21.59%) Cisco
9 378 (20.55%) SCCM
10 371 (20.17%) Office 365
11 369 (20.07%) ITIL
12 363 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 350 (19.03%) MS Exchange
14 346 (18.81%) Windows 7
15 335 (18.22%) Firewall
16 324 (17.62%) Finance
16 324 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
17 295 (16.04%) DNS
18 269 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
19 267 (14.52%) PowerShell
20 266 (14.46%) XenDesktop
21 250 (13.59%) SQL Server
22 248 (13.49%) Linux
23 243 (13.21%) DHCP
23 243 (13.21%) Windows 10
24 230 (12.51%) Hyper-V
25 225 (12.23%) NetScaler
26 216 (11.75%) WAN
26 216 (11.75%) SAN
27 214 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 350 (19.03%) MS Exchange
2 173 (9.41%) Skype for Business
3 124 (6.74%) SharePoint
4 122 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 91 (4.95%) IIS
6 62 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 61 (3.32%) IBM Notes
8 47 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 41 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (1.47%) Apache
11 23 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (1.25%) JBoss
11 23 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.71%) WildFly
14 12 (0.65%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 269 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.054%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 27 (1.47%) Eikon
2 19 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.054%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.054%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 371 (20.17%) Office 365
2 174 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (2.83%) PaaS
5 51 (2.77%) IaaS
6 24 (1.31%) OneDrive
7 21 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.76%) SaaS
9 7 (0.38%) G Suite
10 3 (0.16%) GitHub
10 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.16%) Yammer
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.054%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.054%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 335 (18.22%) Firewall
2 295 (16.04%) DNS
3 243 (13.21%) DHCP
4 225 (12.23%) NetScaler
5 216 (11.75%) SAN
5 216 (11.75%) WAN
6 209 (11.36%) LAN
7 205 (11.15%) VPN
8 167 (9.08%) TCP/IP
9 95 (5.17%) Wireless
10 91 (4.95%) Internet
11 81 (4.40%) Skype
12 75 (4.08%) Network Security
13 67 (3.64%) NAS
14 64 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
15 63 (3.43%) VLAN
16 48 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 46 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (2.34%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (0.82%) MySQL
6 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.49%) Big Data
7 9 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.44%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.27%) DB2
10 5 (0.27%) MS Access
10 5 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 3 (0.16%) IDOL
13 2 (0.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 25 (1.36%) JIRA
2 16 (0.87%) MSI
3 11 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.49%) Maven
4 9 (0.49%) Zephyr
5 7 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 6 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.27%) ScriptRunner
7 5 (0.27%) Subversion
8 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.16%) Hudson
9 3 (0.16%) Selenium
9 3 (0.16%) Toad
9 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 324 (17.62%) Finance
2 151 (8.21%) Banking
3 65 (3.53%) Legal
4 48 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.69%) Retail
6 30 (1.63%) Law
7 25 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.20%) Publishing
9 19 (1.03%) Local Government
10 17 (0.92%) Advertising
11 16 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.71%) Front Office
13 11 (0.60%) Back Office
13 11 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.60%) French Language
13 11 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.33%) Billing
15 6 (0.33%) Marketing
15 6 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 324 (17.62%) Analyst
2 203 (11.04%) Support Engineer
3 192 (10.44%) Architect
4 176 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 166 (9.03%) Desktop Support
6 122 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 115 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
8 110 (5.98%) Support Analyst
9 101 (5.49%) Network Engineer
10 100 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 100 (5.44%) Consultant
11 79 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 79 (4.30%) Desktop Engineer
12 78 (4.24%) Service Analyst
13 77 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
14 71 (3.86%) Administrator
15 70 (3.81%) Project Manager
16 62 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
17 60 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
18 57 (3.10%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.39%) .NET
2 34 (1.85%) Middleware
2 34 (1.85%) Web Services
3 18 (0.98%) XML
4 15 (0.82%) 802.1X
4 15 (0.82%) SOAP
5 11 (0.60%) Regular Expression
6 10 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (0.49%) Java EE
7 9 (0.49%) RESTful
7 9 (0.49%) XSLT
8 8 (0.44%) CSS
8 8 (0.44%) HTML
8 8 (0.44%) SAML
9 7 (0.38%) jQuery
10 6 (0.33%) Ajax
10 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.33%) EJB 3.0
10 6 (0.33%) J2EE
10 6 (0.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 153 (8.32%) Blackberry
3 113 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.70%) Clustering
6 58 (3.15%) Fat Client
6 58 (3.15%) Thin Client
7 42 (2.28%) BYOD
7 42 (2.28%) PKI
8 40 (2.18%) Client/Server
9 39 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 31 (1.69%) iPhone
11 30 (1.63%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.14%) CESG
12 21 (1.14%) Replication
13 20 (1.09%) NHS
14 18 (0.98%) User Experience
15 16 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (0.76%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1326 (72.10%) Windows
2 611 (33.22%) Windows Server
3 363 (19.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 346 (18.81%) Windows 7
5 324 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (13.49%) Linux
7 243 (13.21%) Windows 10
8 135 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 112 (6.09%) Unix
10 70 (3.81%) Android
11 64 (3.48%) Apple iOS
11 64 (3.48%) Windows 8
12 44 (2.39%) Mac OS
13 40 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 35 (1.90%) Windows XP
15 33 (1.79%) Solaris
16 21 (1.14%) AIX
17 18 (0.98%) CentOS
18 12 (0.65%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (20.07%) ITIL
2 195 (10.60%) Migration
3 100 (5.44%) Change Management
3 100 (5.44%) Service Management
4 86 (4.68%) TOGAF
5 84 (4.57%) Project Management
6 81 (4.40%) Incident Management
7 79 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (4.13%) Load Balancing
9 68 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 64 (3.48%) Service Delivery
11 62 (3.37%) High Availability
12 61 (3.32%) PRINCE2
13 54 (2.94%) Network Design
14 51 (2.77%) Problem Management
15 49 (2.66%) Application Packaging
16 45 (2.45%) DevOps
17 42 (2.28%) ITIL V3
18 41 (2.23%) Information Security
18 41 (2.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 267 (14.52%) PowerShell
2 207 (11.26%) SQL
3 65 (3.53%) VBScript
4 56 (3.05%) Java
5 29 (1.58%) Perl
6 27 (1.47%) VB
7 22 (1.20%) Python
8 21 (1.14%) C#
9 17 (0.92%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.82%) PHP
10 15 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 13 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.65%) VBA
13 10 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.49%) C
15 7 (0.38%) C-shell
15 7 (0.38%) Korn
16 6 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.27%) Groovy
17 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 214 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 164 (8.92%) MCSE
4 127 (6.91%) SC Cleared
5 111 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (4.68%) Degree
7 71 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
8 68 (3.70%) MCSA
9 66 (3.59%) MCP
10 63 (3.43%) CCNP
11 51 (2.77%) CCNA
12 50 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 42 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
14 41 (2.23%) DV Cleared
15 37 (2.01%) MCDST
16 32 (1.74%) CCA
16 32 (1.74%) CCIE
17 24 (1.31%) MCITP
18 23 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
19 22 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.73%) SLA
2 24 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.49%) QA
6 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.22%) GDPR
7 4 (0.22%) MiFID
8 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.054%) NIST 800
System Software
1 894 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 437 (23.76%) XenApp
3 412 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 266 (14.46%) XenDesktop
5 230 (12.51%) Hyper-V
6 180 (9.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 157 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
8 122 (6.63%) XenServer
9 101 (5.49%) vSphere
10 53 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
11 48 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (2.18%) Terminal Services
13 35 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
14 30 (1.63%) BitLocker
15 24 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 22 (1.20%) VMware NSX
17 19 (1.03%) DFS Replication
18 16 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 14 (0.76%) Terminal Server
19 14 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 378 (20.55%) SCCM
2 80 (4.35%) SCOM
3 55 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 51 (2.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 40 (2.18%) WSUS
6 38 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 26 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 26 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 23 (1.25%) AirWatch
9 21 (1.14%) vCenter Server
10 19 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 18 (0.98%) Cacti
11 18 (0.98%) Puppet
12 17 (0.92%) AppDNA
13 16 (0.87%) Backup Exec
13 16 (0.87%) PowerCLI
13 16 (0.87%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
15 13 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 850 (46.22%) Microsoft
2 794 (43.18%) VMware
3 397 (21.59%) Cisco
4 177 (9.62%) HP
5 106 (5.76%) CheckPoint
6 104 (5.66%) Oracle
7 101 (5.49%) AppSense
8 99 (5.38%) NetApp
9 90 (4.89%) Symantec
10 81 (4.40%) Apple
11 80 (4.35%) Juniper
12 69 (3.75%) Dell
13 67 (3.64%) McAfee
14 66 (3.59%) Bloomberg
14 66 (3.59%) EMC
15 63 (3.43%) F5
16 61 (3.32%) Lotus
17 56 (3.05%) IBM
18 55 (2.99%) Palo Alto
19 52 (2.83%) SolarWinds