Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 126 151
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25 -59
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,666 2,157 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 2.09% 1.75%
As % of the Vendors category 4.28% 5.01% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 1,437 987
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £175 £150 £150
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £338
% change year-on-year +20.97% -8.15% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 140 115
UK median hourly rate £17.90 £17.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.14% +11.72% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.00 £40.03 £34.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.59 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.56% +17.86% -17.65%

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 38,944 43,058 41,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.74% 41.78% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,288 26,675 25,609
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.14% +3.76%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,442 1,576 1,386
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -5.44%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 -18 1,538 £380 +12.59% 493
UK excluding London -22 979 £375 +20.97% 397
London -19 658 £400 +6.67% 124
South East -15 324 £400 +10.34% 103
North of England -12 205 £375 +29.31% 110
Midlands +26 142 £315 +14.55% 79
North West -1 132 £350 +13.82% 63
South West +7 117 £390 +20.00% 55
West Midlands +33 94 £325 +30.00% 44
East of England 0 90 £400 +14.29% 22
Scotland -40 75 £390 +41.82% 14
Yorkshire +19 53 £400 +40.35% 35
East Midlands +1 48 £295 +18.00% 35
Wales -3 22 £350 +7.69% 11
North East -29 20 £375 +32.74% 12
Northern Ireland -6 4 £150 -24.24% 3
Channel Islands -8 2 £400 +1.91%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 1,166 (69.99%) Windows
2 873 (52.40%) Active Directory
3 756 (45.38%) VMware
4 711 (42.68%) Microsoft
5 532 (31.93%) Office 365
6 519 (31.15%) Windows Server
7 479 (28.75%) SCCM
8 455 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 448 (26.89%) XenApp
10 436 (26.17%) Windows 10
11 369 (22.15%) ITIL
12 353 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
13 346 (20.77%) XenDesktop
14 337 (20.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 323 (19.39%) Cisco
16 322 (19.33%) Finance
17 304 (18.25%) PowerShell
18 288 (17.29%) DNS
19 287 (17.23%) Firewall
20 256 (15.37%) Migration
21 251 (15.07%) Windows 7
22 249 (14.95%) MS Exchange
23 230 (13.81%) Hyper-V
24 229 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
25 223 (13.39%) SQL
26 217 (13.03%) NetScaler
27 209 (12.55%) DHCP
28 200 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
29 189 (11.34%) Linux
30 181 (10.86%) Security Cleared

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
1 249 (14.95%) MS Exchange
2 178 (10.68%) Skype for Business
3 97 (5.82%) IIS
3 97 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 65 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (0.72%) MS Project Server
8 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.48%) Apache
9 8 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.24%) CMS
12 4 (0.24%) Confluence
12 4 (0.24%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 229 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.14%) Siebel CRM
2 18 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.24%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 3 (0.18%) Eikon
7 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.060%) assyst
9 1 (0.060%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.060%) Maximo
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.060%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 532 (31.93%) Office 365
2 353 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (4.02%) PaaS
5 66 (3.96%) SaaS
6 62 (3.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 61 (3.66%) IaaS
8 32 (1.92%) GitHub
9 21 (1.26%) OneDrive
10 15 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (0.78%) Yammer
13 12 (0.72%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.72%) Mimecast
14 11 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.66%) Route 53
15 10 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 288 (17.29%) DNS
2 287 (17.23%) Firewall
3 217 (13.03%) NetScaler
4 209 (12.55%) DHCP
5 157 (9.42%) Skype
6 135 (8.10%) WAN
7 132 (7.92%) LAN
8 107 (6.42%) VPN
9 84 (5.04%) SAN
10 77 (4.62%) TCP/IP
11 64 (3.84%) Wireless
12 56 (3.36%) VoIP
13 51 (3.06%) IP Telephony
14 48 (2.88%) Network Security
14 48 (2.88%) VLAN
15 46 (2.76%) Internet
16 43 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 43 (2.58%) MPLS
17 36 (2.16%) Unified Communications
18 35 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.64%) Oracle Database
3 24 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 21 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
7 19 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (1.14%) DB2
8 18 (1.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 18 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
9 17 (1.02%) MySQL
10 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.84%) Big Data
12 13 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
12 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.66%) DataStage
14 11 (0.66%) Informix
14 11 (0.66%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.66%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 43 (2.58%) MSI
2 31 (1.86%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
4 17 (1.02%) InstallShield
5 15 (0.90%) JIRA
5 15 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.84%) AdminStudio
7 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.72%) GitLab
9 10 (0.60%) SonarQube
10 9 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.48%) WiX
12 7 (0.42%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.36%) Hudson
14 3 (0.18%) WinDbg
15 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
15 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
15 2 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 322 (19.33%) Finance
2 141 (8.46%) Banking
3 42 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.34%) Publishing
5 29 (1.74%) Legal
6 27 (1.62%) Law
7 25 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.38%) Retail
9 20 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.90%) German Language
11 13 (0.78%) Russian Language
12 12 (0.72%) Back Office
13 11 (0.66%) Advertising
14 9 (0.54%) Local Government
14 9 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.36%) Electronics
15 6 (0.36%) Marketing
16 5 (0.30%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.24%) Games
17 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (16.99%) Analyst
2 267 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 168 (10.08%) Architect
4 149 (8.94%) Support Engineer
5 99 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 98 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 91 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
7 91 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
8 90 (5.40%) Citrix Engineer
9 87 (5.22%) Consultant
10 84 (5.04%) Support Analyst
11 82 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 81 (4.86%) Desktop Support
13 79 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
14 75 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
15 65 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 60 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
17 59 (3.54%) Project Manager
18 58 (3.48%) Network Engineer
19 55 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.34%) .NET
2 30 (1.80%) Middleware
3 25 (1.50%) Software Packaging
4 22 (1.32%) Web Services
5 19 (1.14%) RESTful
6 18 (1.08%) WinForms
6 18 (1.08%) WPF
7 16 (0.96%) XML
8 14 (0.84%) Swagger
9 12 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (0.66%) XML Schema
11 9 (0.54%) LDAP
12 8 (0.48%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
14 6 (0.36%) HTML
15 5 (0.30%) SAML
16 4 (0.24%) Ajax
16 4 (0.24%) React
17 3 (0.18%) Jinja
17 3 (0.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 143 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 107 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.02%) Clustering
4 51 (3.06%) Fat Client
4 51 (3.06%) Thin Client
5 47 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 41 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 32 (1.92%) iPhone
10 30 (1.80%) Replication
11 29 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.62%) PKI
12 27 (1.62%) Smartphone
13 20 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.84%) Mobile App
14 14 (0.84%) User Experience
15 13 (0.78%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.78%) iPad
16 12 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,166 (69.99%) Windows
2 519 (31.15%) Windows Server
3 436 (26.17%) Windows 10
4 251 (15.07%) Windows 7
5 200 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 189 (11.34%) Linux
7 178 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (3.06%) Android
11 49 (2.94%) Unix
12 32 (1.92%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.62%) Windows 8
14 23 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 20 (1.20%) AIX
16 18 (1.08%) Solaris
17 16 (0.96%) CentOS
18 11 (0.66%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.60%) Windows XP
20 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (22.15%) ITIL
2 337 (20.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 256 (15.37%) Migration
4 136 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
5 99 (5.94%) Service Management
6 87 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (4.74%) Load Balancing
8 78 (4.68%) DevOps
9 69 (4.14%) Project Management
10 66 (3.96%) Incident Management
11 64 (3.84%) Application Packaging
12 61 (3.66%) Change Management
12 61 (3.66%) PRINCE2
13 60 (3.60%) ITIL V3
14 59 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 55 (3.30%) Service Delivery
16 52 (3.12%) Data Protection
16 52 (3.12%) ITSM
17 49 (2.94%) Configuration Management
18 46 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (18.25%) PowerShell
2 223 (13.39%) SQL
3 52 (3.12%) Python
4 49 (2.94%) VB
5 33 (1.98%) VBScript
6 28 (1.68%) Java
7 26 (1.56%) C#
8 23 (1.38%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.20%) VBA
10 19 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 17 (1.02%) Perl
12 15 (0.90%) C
13 9 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.42%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.18%) PHP
17 2 (0.12%) Korn
17 2 (0.12%) Ruby
18 1 (0.060%) C++
Qualifications
1 181 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 133 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 106 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (5.40%) MCSE
6 70 (4.20%) CCNA
7 69 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
8 56 (3.36%) DV Cleared
9 55 (3.30%) CCNP
10 47 (2.82%) MCSA
11 45 (2.70%) Degree
12 43 (2.58%) CCA
13 37 (2.22%) MCP
14 36 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 35 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.90%) HNC
16 15 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
17 14 (0.84%) MCITP
17 14 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 13 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.68%) SLA
2 42 (2.52%) QA
3 20 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.42%) NIST
6 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.36%) PMO
8 5 (0.30%) GDPR
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.12%) GPG13
10 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.060%) ITGC
11 1 (0.060%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 873 (52.40%) Active Directory
2 455 (27.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 448 (26.89%) XenApp
4 346 (20.77%) XenDesktop
5 230 (13.81%) Hyper-V
6 177 (10.62%) VMware ESXi
7 143 (8.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 141 (8.46%) vSphere
9 72 (4.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 72 (4.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 53 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
11 47 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
12 30 (1.80%) BitLocker
13 22 (1.32%) Docker
14 20 (1.20%) Terminal Services
15 19 (1.14%) DFS Replication
16 16 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 15 (0.90%) VMware NSX
18 14 (0.84%) vCloud
19 12 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 479 (28.75%) SCCM
2 101 (6.06%) SCOM
3 56 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 45 (2.70%) Ansible
5 43 (2.58%) Puppet
6 31 (1.86%) AirWatch
7 30 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 27 (1.62%) SCVMM
9 26 (1.56%) vCenter Server
10 25 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.32%) WSUS
12 21 (1.26%) Kubernetes
13 20 (1.20%) Terraform
14 18 (1.08%) vRealize
15 17 (1.02%) NetBackup
16 15 (0.90%) Backup Exec
16 15 (0.90%) Nessus
16 15 (0.90%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 13 (0.78%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 756 (45.38%) VMware
2 711 (42.68%) Microsoft
3 323 (19.39%) Cisco
4 142 (8.52%) HP
4 142 (8.52%) Oracle
5 87 (5.22%) NetApp
6 85 (5.10%) Ivanti
7 77 (4.62%) Dell
7 77 (4.62%) IBM
7 77 (4.62%) Red Hat
8 70 (4.20%) CheckPoint
9 66 (3.96%) Apple
10 57 (3.42%) ServiceNow
11 53 (3.18%) EMC
12 48 (2.88%) Palo Alto
12 48 (2.88%) Symantec
13 40 (2.40%) Sophos
14 36 (2.16%) Veeam
15 35 (2.10%) F5
15 35 (2.10%) Google