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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 76 73
Rank change year-on-year -61 -3  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 816 1493 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 2.81% 2.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.03% 6.26% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 868 922
Median daily rate £350 £329 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.46% +1.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £493 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 135 163
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -1.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.68% +8.57%  

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 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -58 738 £375 +11.94% 236
London -58 292 £375 - 87
South East -18 137 £388 +9.15% 30
North West +3 83 £350 -3.78% 35
East of England -34 68 £375 -6.25% 21
City of London -1 63 £375 -6.25% 22
West Midlands -9 44 £250 -26.47% 23
South West -32 41 £323 -7.85% 16
Hampshire +17 37 £401 -12.34% 10
Scotland -40 32 £350 +9.80% 1
Wales +19 31 £180 -31.42% 2
Hertfordshire +12 30 £375 -21.05% 11
East Midlands -13 29 £319 - 9
Surrey -11 28 £419 +38.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 28 £431 +0.11% 5
South Wales +18 27 £180 -31.42% 1
Cheshire +10 27 £325 -23.52% 13
Yorkshire +1 27 £335 +3.07% 11
Milton Keynes -17 26 £463 +7.55% 4
Manchester -8 25 £400 +23.07% 16
Cardiff +23 24 £180 -44.61%
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £308 -31.55% 4
Bedfordshire -6 18 £390 +0.64% 4
West Sussex +19 16 £479 +16.06% 3
Merseyside +9 16 £125 -65.75% 2
Edinburgh 0 16 £425 +44.06%
Berkshire -18 16 £322 +37.02% 4
Liverpool +7 15 £125 -64.41% 2
North East -27 15 £200 -25.92% 3
West Yorkshire -5 14 £348 +6.92% 8

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1064 (65.64%) Windows
2 766 (47.25%) Active Directory
3 739 (45.59%) Microsoft
4 713 (43.99%) VMware
5 436 (26.90%) Windows Server
6 395 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 384 (23.69%) XenApp
8 357 (22.02%) Cisco
9 334 (20.60%) ITIL
10 315 (19.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 314 (19.37%) SCCM
12 313 (19.31%) Windows 7
13 297 (18.32%) Finance
14 270 (16.66%) Office 365
15 266 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
16 260 (16.04%) MS Exchange
17 253 (15.61%) Firewall
18 249 (15.36%) Security Cleared
19 246 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
20 238 (14.68%) Migration
21 231 (14.25%) DNS
22 230 (14.19%) XenDesktop
23 223 (13.76%) PowerShell
24 213 (13.14%) SQL Server
24 213 (13.14%) Linux
25 208 (12.83%) Data Centre
26 198 (12.21%) WAN
27 197 (12.15%) SAN
27 197 (12.15%) Windows 10
28 196 (12.09%) LAN

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
1 260 (16.04%) MS Exchange
2 135 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 125 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 112 (6.91%) SharePoint
5 77 (4.75%) IIS
6 75 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 56 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 49 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.54%) Apache
10 25 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.56%) JBoss
13 9 (0.56%) WildFly
14 8 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 266 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.062%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.062%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 13 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.62%) Eikon
3 9 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.25%) Maximo
5 4 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.062%) assyst
7 1 (0.062%) Sophis RISQUE
7 1 (0.062%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 270 (16.66%) Office 365
2 110 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (1.97%) IaaS
5 23 (1.42%) PaaS
6 18 (1.11%) OneDrive
7 17 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.93%) SaaS
9 13 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.49%) G Suite
11 7 (0.43%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.43%) Yammer
12 4 (0.25%) GitHub
13 3 (0.19%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.19%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.062%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.062%) iTunes
15 1 (0.062%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 253 (15.61%) Firewall
2 231 (14.25%) DNS
3 198 (12.21%) WAN
4 197 (12.15%) SAN
5 196 (12.09%) LAN
6 191 (11.78%) NetScaler
7 159 (9.81%) VPN
8 157 (9.69%) DHCP
9 118 (7.28%) TCP/IP
10 81 (5.00%) Internet
11 75 (4.63%) Wireless
12 70 (4.32%) NAS
13 62 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
14 61 (3.76%) Skype
15 60 (3.70%) Network Security
16 51 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
17 42 (2.59%) MPLS
18 41 (2.53%) VoIP
19 40 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
20 38 (2.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 32 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.80%) MySQL
6 12 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (0.62%) Big Data
9 8 (0.49%) DB2
10 7 (0.43%) MS Access
10 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1 (0.062%) OLTP
16 1 (0.062%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (1.97%) MSI
2 13 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.74%) JIRA
4 6 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.31%) AdminStudio
5 5 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.25%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.19%) Hudson
7 3 (0.19%) Maven
7 3 (0.19%) Selenium
7 3 (0.19%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.19%) Subversion
7 3 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.12%) Toad
9 1 (0.062%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.062%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 297 (18.32%) Finance
2 110 (6.79%) Banking
3 47 (2.90%) Legal
4 38 (2.34%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.16%) Law
6 33 (2.04%) Retail
7 27 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.23%) Local Government
9 16 (0.99%) Back Office
10 11 (0.68%) Electronics
10 11 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 10 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.62%) Marketing
12 9 (0.56%) Billing
12 9 (0.56%) Front Office
12 9 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.37%) Advertising
13 6 (0.37%) French Language
14 5 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 294 (18.14%) Analyst
2 216 (13.33%) Architect
3 159 (9.81%) Support Engineer
4 130 (8.02%) Desktop Support
5 110 (6.79%) Support Analyst
6 109 (6.72%) Consultant
7 107 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 106 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 103 (6.35%) Citrix Engineer
10 89 (5.49%) Network Engineer
11 77 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 71 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 67 (4.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 60 (3.70%) Project Manager
15 59 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
16 58 (3.58%) Technical Architect
17 56 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 56 (3.45%) Service Analyst
18 54 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
19 52 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.85%) Web Services
2 23 (1.42%) Middleware
3 22 (1.36%) .NET
4 18 (1.11%) 802.1X
5 16 (0.99%) SAML
6 8 (0.49%) Regular Expression
6 8 (0.49%) REST
6 8 (0.49%) Software Packaging
6 8 (0.49%) XMPP
7 7 (0.43%) SOAP
7 7 (0.43%) XML
8 6 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.25%) OpenID
10 3 (0.19%) COM
10 3 (0.19%) HTML
10 3 (0.19%) RESTful
10 3 (0.19%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.19%) WSDL
10 3 (0.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 208 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 113 (6.97%) Blackberry
3 107 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (5.31%) Clustering
5 81 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 81 (5.00%) Thin Client
6 43 (2.65%) PKI
7 35 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (1.97%) BYOD
9 29 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.73%) iPad
11 25 (1.54%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.42%) Private Cloud
13 21 (1.30%) iPhone
13 21 (1.30%) Smartphone
14 20 (1.23%) Client/Server
15 17 (1.05%) Replication
16 16 (0.99%) CESG
17 14 (0.86%) iSeries
18 13 (0.80%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1064 (65.64%) Windows
2 436 (26.90%) Windows Server
3 315 (19.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 313 (19.31%) Windows 7
5 246 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 213 (13.14%) Linux
7 197 (12.15%) Windows 10
8 131 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (6.60%) Unix
10 64 (3.95%) Windows 8
11 61 (3.76%) Windows XP
12 49 (3.02%) Android
13 35 (2.16%) Solaris
14 27 (1.67%) AIX
15 26 (1.60%) Apple iOS
16 25 (1.54%) Mac OS
17 18 (1.11%) Windows Vista
18 17 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (0.80%) CentOS
19 13 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (20.60%) ITIL
2 238 (14.68%) Migration
3 105 (6.48%) Project Management
4 86 (5.31%) Service Management
5 80 (4.94%) Change Management
6 72 (4.44%) TOGAF
7 70 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 69 (4.26%) Incident Management
9 66 (4.07%) High Availability
10 62 (3.82%) Load Balancing
11 58 (3.58%) Problem Management
12 53 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (3.02%) Application Packaging
14 48 (2.96%) Configuration Management
14 48 (2.96%) PRINCE2
15 46 (2.84%) ITIL V3
16 43 (2.65%) DevOps
16 43 (2.65%) Service Delivery
17 39 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
18 37 (2.28%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 223 (13.76%) PowerShell
2 179 (11.04%) SQL
3 36 (2.22%) VBScript
4 26 (1.60%) Java
5 24 (1.48%) VB
6 23 (1.42%) C
6 23 (1.42%) Perl
7 22 (1.36%) C#
8 16 (0.99%) PHP
8 16 (0.99%) Python
9 13 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.62%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.31%) JCL
12 4 (0.25%) VBA
13 3 (0.19%) C++
14 2 (0.12%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.062%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 249 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 179 (11.04%) SC Cleared
3 170 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (6.66%) MCSE
6 74 (4.57%) DV Cleared
7 70 (4.32%) MCP
8 65 (4.01%) CCNP
9 55 (3.39%) CCNA
10 53 (3.27%) Citrix Certification
11 45 (2.78%) Degree
12 42 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (2.04%) CCIE
14 32 (1.97%) MCITP
15 30 (1.85%) MCSA
16 27 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (1.30%) CCA
19 20 (1.23%) CCSE
20 19 (1.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.19%) SLA
2 22 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.80%) QA
4 12 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.74%) GPG13
5 9 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.12%) RMADS
8 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.062%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.062%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 766 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 395 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 384 (23.69%) XenApp
4 230 (14.19%) XenDesktop
5 174 (10.73%) Hyper-V
6 168 (10.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 124 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
8 98 (6.05%) vSphere
9 63 (3.89%) XenServer
10 48 (2.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 31 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
13 23 (1.42%) BitLocker
14 19 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (1.11%) Terminal Server
15 18 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.80%) Xen
17 12 (0.74%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 314 (19.37%) SCCM
2 56 (3.45%) SCOM
3 41 (2.53%) NetBackup
4 35 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 35 (2.16%) vCenter Server
5 32 (1.97%) Tivoli
6 30 (1.85%) WSUS
7 28 (1.73%) AppDNA
8 25 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 23 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (1.36%) Netcool
10 22 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 21 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 19 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 19 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
12 19 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (1.11%) AirWatch
14 17 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
16 13 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 739 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 713 (43.99%) VMware
3 357 (22.02%) Cisco
4 188 (11.60%) HP
5 91 (5.61%) AppSense
6 87 (5.37%) CheckPoint
7 76 (4.69%) Symantec
8 74 (4.57%) NetApp
9 73 (4.50%) F5
10 68 (4.19%) Oracle
11 64 (3.95%) Dell
12 55 (3.39%) IBM
12 55 (3.39%) Lotus
13 54 (3.33%) Apple
13 54 (3.33%) Palo Alto
14 49 (3.02%) EMC
14 49 (3.02%) Juniper
15 46 (2.84%) McAfee
15 46 (2.84%) Veritas
16 43 (2.65%) SolarWinds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Mold, Clwyd
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £730 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 17 days ago