Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 134 140
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,372 1,910 1,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.94% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 4.68% 4.58% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1,224 1,178
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -1.32%
10th Percentile £166 £153 £150
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 120 103
UK median hourly rate £20.08 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% +20.65% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.38 £47.09 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £14.53
% change year-on-year +15.23% +20.48% -2.35%

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 29,299 41,700 41,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 42.43% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,944 25,814 26,184
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £219 £260 £231
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,227 1,520 1,407
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.83 £48.75 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.58 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.56% +3.63% -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 25 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +12 1,216 £350 -6.91% 451
UK excluding London +22 912 £350 -6.67% 360
London +1 436 £360 -4.00% 128
South East -1 272 £390 -2.50% 84
North of England +71 243 £320 -5.88% 91
North West +20 132 £315 -5.97% 46
Scotland +36 108 £425 +21.43% 27
Midlands +11 103 £320 -5.19% 67
South West +8 96 £380 -5.00% 29
East of England +6 66 £300 -25.00% 52
North East +66 58 £320 +62.03% 12
Yorkshire +47 53 £325 -13.33% 33
West Midlands +25 52 £320 -1.54% 51
East Midlands +14 45 £313 -11.97% 15
Wales +21 20 £363 -3.33% 8
Northern Ireland +16 7 £194 -35.42% 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 981 (71.50%) Windows
2 706 (51.46%) Active Directory
3 608 (44.31%) Microsoft
4 557 (40.60%) VMware
5 455 (33.16%) Office 365
6 421 (30.69%) Windows Server
7 407 (29.66%) XenApp
8 372 (27.11%) SCCM
9 369 (26.90%) Windows 10
10 308 (22.45%) Azure
11 307 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 288 (20.99%) ITIL
13 263 (19.17%) XenDesktop
14 261 (19.02%) PowerShell
15 257 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 255 (18.59%) Security Cleared
17 229 (16.69%) Windows 7
18 224 (16.33%) DNS
19 220 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
20 212 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
21 205 (14.94%) Cisco
22 203 (14.80%) SC Cleared
23 199 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
24 193 (14.07%) MS Exchange
25 186 (13.56%) Finance
26 183 (13.34%) Migration
27 176 (12.83%) DHCP
28 169 (12.32%) Firewall
29 160 (11.66%) SQL
30 149 (10.86%) NetScaler

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
1 193 (14.07%) MS Exchange
2 141 (10.28%) SharePoint
3 85 (6.20%) Skype for Business
4 65 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (3.79%) IIS
6 48 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.29%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.22%) Apache
13 3 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.22%) Confluence
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.15%) CMS
14 2 (0.15%) nginx
14 2 (0.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 220 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.80%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
2 7 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.29%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.073%) Aligne
8 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.073%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 455 (33.16%) Office 365
2 308 (22.45%) Azure
3 128 (9.33%) AWS
4 50 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (3.43%) IaaS
6 39 (2.84%) OneDrive
7 36 (2.62%) SaaS
8 30 (2.19%) PaaS
9 24 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 16 (1.17%) GitHub
11 13 (0.95%) Yammer
12 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.58%) G Suite
14 6 (0.44%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.29%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.22%) GCP
17 2 (0.15%) Datadog
17 2 (0.15%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 224 (16.33%) DNS
2 176 (12.83%) DHCP
3 169 (12.32%) Firewall
4 149 (10.86%) NetScaler
5 98 (7.14%) SAN
5 98 (7.14%) WAN
6 96 (7.00%) LAN
6 96 (7.00%) VPN
7 93 (6.78%) Skype
8 72 (5.25%) TCP/IP
9 53 (3.86%) VoIP
10 43 (3.13%) MPLS
11 38 (2.77%) Wireless
12 36 (2.62%) VLAN
13 32 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (1.75%) BGP
15 24 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (1.75%) Network Security
15 24 (1.75%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.44%) Power BI
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.36%) MySQL
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
12 3 (0.22%) Big Data
12 3 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 34 (2.48%) MSI
2 15 (1.09%) JIRA
3 13 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.58%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.51%) StarTeam
6 7 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.44%) Fiddler
7 6 (0.44%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.29%) Rational Team Concert
8 4 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.15%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.15%) Maven
9 2 (0.15%) Selenium
9 2 (0.15%) Subversion
9 2 (0.15%) WiX
General
1 186 (13.56%) Finance
2 58 (4.23%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.35%) Law
4 43 (3.13%) Banking
5 34 (2.48%) Legal
6 22 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.38%) Local Government
8 18 (1.31%) Retail
9 16 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.95%) Back Office
11 10 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.58%) Publishing
14 7 (0.51%) Advertising
15 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.22%) Front Office
16 3 (0.22%) International Banking
16 3 (0.22%) Marketing
17 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 220 (16.03%) Analyst
2 214 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 141 (10.28%) Citrix Engineer
4 132 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 97 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (7.00%) Service Analyst
6 96 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 87 (6.34%) Support Analyst
8 86 (6.27%) Desktop Support
9 79 (5.76%) Architect
10 74 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
11 72 (5.25%) Consultant
12 59 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 55 (4.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 55 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
14 48 (3.50%) IT Support
14 48 (3.50%) Network Engineer
15 44 (3.21%) Infrastructure Support
16 43 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 40 (2.92%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.46%) .NET
2 15 (1.09%) XML
3 14 (1.02%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.02%) Middleware
4 12 (0.87%) Software Packaging
5 9 (0.66%) LDAP
6 7 (0.51%) Web Services
7 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.36%) HTML
7 5 (0.36%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.22%) CSS
8 3 (0.22%) JSON
9 2 (0.15%) COM
9 2 (0.15%) Java EE
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.15%) REST
9 2 (0.15%) RESTful
9 2 (0.15%) Vert.x
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 1 (0.073%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 66 (4.81%) Blackberry
3 63 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.37%) Fat Client
4 60 (4.37%) Thin Client
5 50 (3.64%) PKI
6 48 (3.50%) iPhone
7 37 (2.70%) Clustering
8 33 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 27 (1.97%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.09%) CMDB
14 13 (0.95%) Replication
15 12 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
17 10 (0.73%) User Experience
18 9 (0.66%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 981 (71.50%) Windows
2 421 (30.69%) Windows Server
3 369 (26.90%) Windows 10
4 229 (16.69%) Windows 7
5 212 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 98 (7.14%) Linux
8 61 (4.45%) Android
9 47 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 27 (1.97%) Apple iOS
11 27 (1.97%) Unix
12 21 (1.53%) Windows XP
13 18 (1.31%) VMS
14 15 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.95%) AIX
16 10 (0.73%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.66%) CentOS
18 7 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (20.99%) ITIL
2 257 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 183 (13.34%) Migration
4 113 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (6.92%) Service Management
7 72 (5.25%) Application Packaging
8 66 (4.81%) Incident Management
8 66 (4.81%) Project Delivery
9 58 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 55 (4.01%) ITIL V3
11 53 (3.86%) Project Management
12 49 (3.57%) Change Management
12 49 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 49 (3.57%) ITSM
13 42 (3.06%) DevOps
14 41 (2.99%) Information Security
14 41 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (2.92%) Configuration Management
16 38 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 261 (19.02%) PowerShell
2 160 (11.66%) SQL
3 32 (2.33%) VBScript
4 24 (1.75%) Python
5 23 (1.68%) VB
6 15 (1.09%) C
7 14 (1.02%) C#
8 9 (0.66%) Java
8 9 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.51%) VBA
10 6 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.44%) Perl
11 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.15%) C++
12 2 (0.15%) Go
12 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.073%) Groovy
13 1 (0.073%) PHP
Qualifications
1 255 (18.59%) Security Cleared
2 203 (14.80%) SC Cleared
3 103 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (6.56%) Citrix Certification
5 64 (4.66%) MCSE
6 62 (4.52%) DV Cleared
7 48 (3.50%) CCA
7 48 (3.50%) Degree
8 44 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (2.26%) MCITP
11 27 (1.97%) MCSA
12 26 (1.90%) CCNP
13 25 (1.82%) MCP
14 18 (1.31%) CCIE
15 17 (1.24%) CCNA
16 14 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.95%) MCTS
18 11 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 9 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.66%) SLA
2 20 (1.46%) QA
3 14 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.36%) GDPR
6 3 (0.22%) COBIT
6 3 (0.22%) NCSC
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.073%) NIST
8 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 706 (51.46%) Active Directory
2 407 (29.66%) XenApp
3 307 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 263 (19.17%) XenDesktop
5 134 (9.77%) Hyper-V
6 109 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 107 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
8 92 (6.71%) vSphere
9 72 (5.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 42 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
11 38 (2.77%) Terminal Services
11 38 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
12 35 (2.55%) VMware NSX
13 26 (1.90%) DFS Replication
14 20 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (1.17%) Docker
17 14 (1.02%) BitLocker
18 13 (0.95%) Firmware
19 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 372 (27.11%) SCCM
2 76 (5.54%) SCOM
3 45 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 37 (2.70%) vRealize
5 32 (2.33%) WSUS
6 31 (2.26%) AirWatch
7 24 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
8 21 (1.53%) Ansible
9 20 (1.46%) Puppet
10 19 (1.38%) AppDNA
10 19 (1.38%) XenMobile
11 16 (1.17%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.09%) vCenter Server
13 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (0.95%) PowerCLI
15 12 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
15 12 (0.87%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.87%) SafeCom
16 11 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (0.73%) Netcool
Vendors
1 608 (44.31%) Microsoft
2 557 (40.60%) VMware
3 205 (14.94%) Cisco
4 125 (9.11%) Ivanti
5 80 (5.83%) NetApp
6 61 (4.45%) Dell
7 59 (4.30%) McAfee
8 56 (4.08%) Apple
9 55 (4.01%) Oracle
10 52 (3.79%) HP
11 45 (3.28%) Symantec
12 41 (2.99%) ServiceNow
13 38 (2.77%) EMC
14 35 (2.55%) CheckPoint
15 32 (2.33%) Palo Alto
16 30 (2.19%) F5
17 27 (1.97%) SolarWinds
18 26 (1.90%) Sophos
19 23 (1.68%) iManage
19 23 (1.68%) Meraki