Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 198 122 144
Rank change year-on-year -76 +22 -15
Contract jobs citing Citrix 825 857 1,687
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.97% 1.86%
As % of the Vendors category 3.22% 4.60% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 594 1,059
10th Percentile £185 £164 £163
25th Percentile £325 £264 £282
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £363 £380
Median % change year-on-year +17.24% -4.61% +16.92%
75th Percentile £534 £468 £484
90th Percentile £600 £519 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 91
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.85 £12.50
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.11 £14.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +2.63% +10.14%
75th Percentile £18.56 £41.53 £27.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £55.00 £33.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £16.74
% change year-on-year -23.08% +16.47% +8.02%

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 25,582 18,627 37,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.45% 42.71% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,408 11,723 23,729
10th Percentile £300 £250 £256
25th Percentile £396 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £455 £460
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.09% +2.22%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £563
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.12% +4.71% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 708 1,261
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% +8.00% +4.36%
75th Percentile £43.75 £33.56 £36.67
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.75 £49.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -2.68% +7.22% +8.76%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Citrix as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Citrix.

Daily rate trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Citrix over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Citrix.

Hourly rate trend for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Citrix over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the UK

Citrix
Top 18 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 15 June 2021. 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 -60 636 £400 +14.29% 194
UK excluding London -49 421 £375 +7.14% 141
London -66 270 £427 +13.87% 67
Work from Home -110 215 £450 +26.76% 27
South East +1 111 £455 +21.33% 28
North of England -54 73 £325 - 34
Midlands -1 71 £355 +1.43% 37
Scotland -48 64 £411 -3.24% 10
East of England +14 55 £438 +45.83% 15
North West -37 45 £240 -21.95% 21
West Midlands -9 38 £356 +9.62% 22
East Midlands +17 32 £353 +2.92% 15
South West -28 27 £331 -19.21% 13
Yorkshire -8 21 £365 +8.15% 8
Wales +6 12 £375 -6.25%
North East -7 7 £425 +21.57% 5
Northern Ireland 0 6 £255 +59.38% 4
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 517 (62.67%) Windows
2 381 (46.18%) VMware
3 347 (42.06%) Active Directory
4 343 (41.58%) Microsoft
5 275 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
6 267 (32.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 262 (31.76%) Azure
8 234 (28.36%) Windows Server
9 179 (21.70%) Migration
10 176 (21.33%) PowerShell
11 175 (21.21%) Social Skills
12 164 (19.88%) Windows 10
13 161 (19.52%) Firewall
14 154 (18.67%) XenApp
15 153 (18.55%) ITIL
16 148 (17.94%) SCCM
17 134 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 132 (16.00%) Security Cleared
19 118 (14.30%) NetScaler
20 111 (13.45%) Linux
21 110 (13.33%) AWS
22 109 (13.21%) Finance
23 105 (12.73%) Cisco
23 105 (12.73%) SC Cleared
24 96 (11.64%) SQL
25 89 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
26 87 (10.55%) Hyper-V
27 85 (10.30%) DNS
28 83 (10.06%) Public Sector
29 80 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012

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 69 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 61 (7.39%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.79%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.30%) IIS
5 17 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.48%) Apache
9 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.48%) JBoss
9 4 (0.48%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.36%) Confluence
10 3 (0.36%) Site Server
11 2 (0.24%) Drupal
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Eikon
1 5 (0.61%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.36%) StreamServe
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 275 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
2 262 (31.76%) Azure
3 110 (13.33%) AWS
4 60 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (4.00%) SaaS
6 30 (3.64%) IaaS
7 29 (3.52%) OneDrive
8 24 (2.91%) Mimecast
9 21 (2.55%) PaaS
10 20 (2.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 9 (1.09%) Power Platform
12 8 (0.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 6 (0.73%) GCP
14 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.61%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.36%) Slack
16 3 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 161 (19.52%) Firewall
2 118 (14.30%) NetScaler
3 85 (10.30%) DNS
4 71 (8.61%) WAN
5 62 (7.52%) DHCP
6 56 (6.79%) VPN
7 55 (6.67%) LAN
8 45 (5.45%) SAN
9 34 (4.12%) Skype
10 29 (3.52%) TCP/IP
10 29 (3.52%) Wireless
11 24 (2.91%) Internet
12 22 (2.67%) Multicast
13 21 (2.55%) MPLS
14 20 (2.42%) Network Security
14 20 (2.42%) VoIP
15 19 (2.30%) Wireshark
16 17 (2.06%) VLAN
17 16 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.82%) DB2
3 13 (1.58%) MySQL
4 9 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.61%) Power BI
7 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.48%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.12%) GIS
11 1 (0.12%) OLAP
11 1 (0.12%) QlikView
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.61%) MSI
4 4 (0.48%) JIRA
5 3 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.24%) AppScan
6 2 (0.24%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.24%) IDA Disassembler
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.12%) Ant
7 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.12%) GCC
7 1 (0.12%) Hudson
7 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 175 (21.21%) Social Skills
2 109 (13.21%) Finance
3 83 (10.06%) Public Sector
4 53 (6.42%) Banking
5 50 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.64%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
8 23 (2.79%) Retail
9 18 (2.18%) Law
10 17 (2.06%) Legal
11 15 (1.82%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.45%) Local Government
13 10 (1.21%) Front Office
14 8 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.85%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.73%) Billing
16 6 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (13.33%) Architect
2 106 (12.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 102 (12.36%) Analyst
4 66 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 64 (7.76%) Support Engineer
6 56 (6.79%) Citrix Engineer
7 47 (5.70%) Project Manager
8 43 (5.21%) Consultant
9 40 (4.85%) Service Analyst
10 34 (4.12%) Desktop Support
10 34 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
11 33 (4.00%) IT Support
12 32 (3.88%) Network Engineer
13 31 (3.76%) Cloud Architect
14 30 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
14 30 (3.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
15 29 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 28 (3.39%) IT Engineer
16 28 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
17 27 (3.27%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.88%) Middleware
2 19 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
3 15 (1.82%) .NET
4 9 (1.09%) HTML
4 9 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (0.97%) Software Packaging
5 8 (0.97%) Web Services
6 5 (0.61%) XML
7 4 (0.48%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.36%) J2EE
8 3 (0.36%) LDAP
9 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.24%) CSS
9 2 (0.24%) XMPP
9 2 (0.24%) YAML
10 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (0.12%) SAML
10 1 (0.12%) WinForms
10 1 (0.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.36%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 26 (3.15%) Tandem
4 25 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 22 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.67%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.67%) Thin Client
6 17 (2.06%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.82%) Cloud Native
7 15 (1.82%) Clustering
7 15 (1.82%) Replication
8 14 (1.70%) Equities
9 13 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.45%) Derivative
11 11 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.21%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.21%) NHS
13 9 (1.09%) iPhone
13 9 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 517 (62.67%) Windows
2 234 (28.36%) Windows Server
3 164 (19.88%) Windows 10
4 111 (13.45%) Linux
5 80 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (7.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 50 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 47 (5.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 44 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (4.24%) Unix
11 30 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (3.03%) Android
13 16 (1.94%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.33%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.21%) AIX
15 10 (1.21%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.85%) Solaris
17 6 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (21.70%) Migration
2 153 (18.55%) ITIL
3 134 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (7.64%) Incident Management
5 56 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (6.30%) DevOps
8 44 (5.33%) Project Management
9 41 (4.97%) Virtual Environments
10 40 (4.85%) High Availability
11 39 (4.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 37 (4.48%) Project Delivery
13 36 (4.36%) Change Management
14 35 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
15 30 (3.64%) Computer Science
15 30 (3.64%) Configuration Management
16 29 (3.52%) Capacity Management
16 29 (3.52%) Load Balancing
17 28 (3.39%) Electronic Trading
17 28 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (21.33%) PowerShell
2 96 (11.64%) SQL
3 20 (2.42%) Java
4 19 (2.30%) VB
5 15 (1.82%) Python
6 13 (1.58%) C#
6 13 (1.58%) VBScript
7 12 (1.45%) C
8 8 (0.97%) PHP
8 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.85%) Perl
10 6 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.73%) VBA
11 5 (0.61%) C++
12 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.12%) Ruby
13 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 105 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 89 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (6.79%) MCSE
5 43 (5.21%) Citrix Certification
6 40 (4.85%) Degree
7 26 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 24 (2.91%) MCSA
10 20 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.82%) A+ Certification
13 12 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.33%) CCNA
15 10 (1.21%) CISSP
16 9 (1.09%) MCP
16 9 (1.09%) RHCA
16 9 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
17 8 (0.97%) MCITP
18 7 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.97%) SLA
2 9 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.97%) GDPR
4 7 (0.85%) QA
5 5 (0.61%) COBIT
6 3 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.36%) NIST
6 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.24%) FISMA
7 2 (0.24%) SEPA
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) GLBA
8 1 (0.12%) GMP
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) NCSC
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 347 (42.06%) Active Directory
2 267 (32.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (18.67%) XenApp
4 87 (10.55%) Hyper-V
5 76 (9.21%) XenDesktop
6 75 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 74 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (6.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (6.30%) vSphere
10 17 (2.06%) VMware NSX
11 15 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.33%) Terminal Services
14 9 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (0.73%) Docker
16 5 (0.61%) Firmware
16 5 (0.61%) vCloud
17 4 (0.48%) NFS
18 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 148 (17.94%) SCCM
2 47 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (4.97%) Ansible
4 23 (2.79%) Puppet
5 22 (2.67%) ITRS Geneos
6 18 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (2.18%) vRealize
7 17 (2.06%) SCOM
8 15 (1.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 13 (1.58%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.58%) vCenter Server
9 13 (1.58%) WSUS
10 11 (1.33%) AirWatch
10 11 (1.33%) Terraform
11 8 (0.97%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.85%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.85%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 381 (46.18%) VMware
2 343 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 105 (12.73%) Cisco
4 59 (7.15%) Oracle
5 44 (5.33%) HP
6 41 (4.97%) Red Hat
7 36 (4.36%) Dell
8 33 (4.00%) Ivanti
8 33 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 29 (3.52%) IBM
10 28 (3.39%) F5
10 28 (3.39%) ServiceNow
11 26 (3.15%) EMC
11 26 (3.15%) McAfee
11 26 (3.15%) NetApp
12 24 (2.91%) Veeam
13 23 (2.79%) CheckPoint
14 21 (2.55%) Apple
15 20 (2.42%) Palo Alto
16 19 (2.30%) Meraki