Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 149 128
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 +28
Contract jobs citing Citrix 597 1,665 2,128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.83% 2.07%
As % of the Vendors category 3.82% 4.28% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 1,065 1,436
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £150
90th Percentile £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £308
% change year-on-year -6.67% +21.95% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 73 135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.90 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.53% +0.85% +10.94%
10th Percentile £14.21 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £16.74 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.00% +1.42% +13.79%

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 15,628 38,880 42,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.65% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,335 24,248 26,542
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 1,439 1,576
Median hourly rate £23.67 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.38% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.15 £11.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.73% +6.77% +1.61%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 -16 496 £350 -7.89% 155
UK excluding London +15 381 £350 -6.67% 122
London -24 197 £363 -9.38% 37
North of England +38 96 £308 -18.00% 43
South East -1 78 £300 -25.00% 30
Scotland +60 65 £425 +7.59% 3
North West +22 62 £275 -21.43% 22
South West +30 50 £400 +5.26% 12
Work from Home +1 44 £360 -2.70% 11
Midlands +4 42 £343 +7.03% 26
East of England +30 32 £300 -25.00% 6
Yorkshire +53 28 £325 -18.75% 14
West Midlands +2 27 £350 +7.69% 12
East Midlands +19 14 £335 +11.67% 14
Wales +31 13 £400 +18.52% 2
North East +21 6 £350 -6.67% 7
Northern Ireland +20 6 £160 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 425 (71.19%) Windows
2 320 (53.60%) Active Directory
3 267 (44.72%) VMware
4 242 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 204 (34.17%) Windows Server
6 187 (31.32%) Office 365
7 182 (30.49%) XenApp
8 165 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 153 (25.63%) Windows 10
10 145 (24.29%) SCCM
11 141 (23.62%) Azure
12 125 (20.94%) Security Cleared
13 120 (20.10%) ITIL
14 117 (19.60%) PowerShell
15 111 (18.59%) Cisco
15 111 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 110 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 99 (16.58%) Firewall
18 98 (16.42%) SC Cleared
19 97 (16.25%) Finance
20 92 (15.41%) XenDesktop
21 91 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
22 90 (15.08%) Windows 7
22 90 (15.08%) Windows Server 2016
23 87 (14.57%) DNS
24 86 (14.41%) NetScaler
25 68 (11.39%) DHCP
26 64 (10.72%) Migration
27 63 (10.55%) Data Centre
28 61 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V

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 57 (9.55%) MS Exchange
2 37 (6.20%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.52%) IIS
4 21 (3.52%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.34%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.01%) JBoss
10 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.50%) Apache
11 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.50%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) Confluence
13 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.51%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.50%) SmartPlant
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 187 (31.32%) Office 365
2 141 (23.62%) Azure
3 35 (5.86%) AWS
4 26 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (3.35%) IaaS
6 19 (3.18%) SaaS
7 13 (2.18%) PaaS
8 11 (1.84%) OneDrive
9 10 (1.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 8 (1.34%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.84%) GCP
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.50%) Apigee
13 3 (0.50%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.58%) Firewall
2 87 (14.57%) DNS
3 86 (14.41%) NetScaler
4 68 (11.39%) DHCP
5 58 (9.72%) SAN
6 57 (9.55%) WAN
7 44 (7.37%) LAN
7 44 (7.37%) TCP/IP
8 43 (7.20%) VPN
9 34 (5.70%) Skype
10 25 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (3.85%) Wireless
12 22 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (3.35%) VSAN
14 17 (2.85%) VoIP
15 16 (2.68%) MPLS
15 16 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (2.51%) Network Security
17 14 (2.35%) VLAN
18 13 (2.18%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.01%) MySQL
3 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.50%) DB2
6 3 (0.50%) Power BI
6 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.50%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (2.35%) MSI
2 3 (0.50%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.50%) ClearQuest
2 3 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.50%) Maven
2 3 (0.50%) Rational Team Concert
2 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.17%) Hudson
4 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 97 (16.25%) Finance
2 39 (6.53%) Banking
3 28 (4.69%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.51%) Law
5 8 (1.34%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.17%) Retail
7 6 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.84%) Legal
8 5 (0.84%) Local Government
9 4 (0.67%) Front Office
9 4 (0.67%) Publishing
10 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.50%) Automotive
10 3 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.34%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (14.07%) Analyst
3 55 (9.21%) Citrix Engineer
4 48 (8.04%) Support Engineer
5 46 (7.71%) Windows Engineer
6 43 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (6.20%) Desktop Support
8 35 (5.86%) Architect
9 31 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
10 30 (5.03%) Network Engineer
10 30 (5.03%) Service Analyst
11 28 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 28 (4.69%) Support Analyst
12 25 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
13 24 (4.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 24 (4.02%) Consultant
13 24 (4.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 23 (3.85%) IT Engineer
14 23 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
15 22 (3.69%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.19%) XML
2 12 (2.01%) Software Packaging
3 7 (1.17%) LDAP
3 7 (1.17%) Middleware
4 5 (0.84%) .NET
4 5 (0.84%) XMPP
5 3 (0.50%) Ajax
5 3 (0.50%) EJB
5 3 (0.50%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (0.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.50%) Java EE
5 3 (0.50%) JPA
5 3 (0.50%) jQuery
5 3 (0.50%) REST
5 3 (0.50%) RESTful
5 3 (0.50%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.50%) SOAP
5 3 (0.50%) Vert.x
5 3 (0.50%) XSLT
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.55%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.52%) Clustering
4 24 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.35%) Fat Client
5 20 (3.35%) Thin Client
6 17 (2.85%) Blackberry
6 17 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.51%) PKI
8 14 (2.35%) NHS
9 12 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.51%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.84%) iPhone
12 5 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 425 (71.19%) Windows
2 204 (34.17%) Windows Server
3 153 (25.63%) Windows 10
4 111 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (15.08%) Windows 7
6 90 (15.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (7.71%) Linux
8 30 (5.03%) Unix
9 23 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.51%) Android
11 15 (2.51%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.84%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.34%) AIX
13 8 (1.34%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.01%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (20.10%) ITIL
2 110 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 64 (10.72%) Migration
4 40 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (6.53%) Configuration Management
6 37 (6.20%) Service Management
7 36 (6.03%) Application Packaging
8 28 (4.69%) Load Balancing
9 23 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (3.85%) Project Management
10 22 (3.69%) Application Virtualisation
11 21 (3.52%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (3.52%) Incident Management
11 21 (3.52%) Information Security
12 20 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
13 19 (3.18%) Asset Management
13 19 (3.18%) DevOps
13 19 (3.18%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.02%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 117 (19.60%) PowerShell
2 51 (8.54%) SQL
3 16 (2.68%) VBScript
4 11 (1.84%) C
5 9 (1.51%) VB
6 6 (1.01%) Python
6 6 (1.01%) VBA
7 5 (0.84%) C#
7 5 (0.84%) Java
8 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.67%) Perl
9 3 (0.50%) PHP
10 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.17%) C++
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 125 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 98 (16.42%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (3.69%) Degree
7 21 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
8 20 (3.35%) CCNP
9 18 (3.02%) DV Cleared
9 18 (3.02%) MCSE
10 16 (2.68%) CCNA
11 10 (1.68%) CCA
11 10 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.84%) CISSP
12 5 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.84%) MCSA
13 4 (0.67%) CCIE
13 4 (0.67%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.67%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.53%) SLA
2 15 (2.51%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) GDPR
4 4 (0.67%) COBIT
4 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) NCSC
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 320 (53.60%) Active Directory
2 182 (30.49%) XenApp
3 165 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (15.41%) XenDesktop
5 61 (10.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 59 (9.88%) vSphere
7 58 (9.72%) Hyper-V
8 44 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (7.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 32 (5.36%) Terminal Services
11 31 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 25 (4.19%) VMware NSX
13 10 (1.68%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.68%) Firmware
14 9 (1.51%) Terminal Server
15 7 (1.17%) Docker
15 7 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 145 (24.29%) SCCM
2 27 (4.52%) SCOM
3 23 (3.85%) vRealize
3 23 (3.85%) WSUS
4 20 (3.35%) PowerCLI
5 19 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (2.68%) AirWatch
7 14 (2.35%) Ansible
7 14 (2.35%) Puppet
8 12 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.34%) AppDNA
11 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.34%) Terraform
11 8 (1.34%) vCenter Server
12 7 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (1.01%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.01%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.01%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 267 (44.72%) VMware
2 242 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 111 (18.59%) Cisco
4 53 (8.88%) NetApp
5 42 (7.04%) HP
6 35 (5.86%) Dell
7 33 (5.53%) Ivanti
8 29 (4.86%) Palo Alto
9 24 (4.02%) ServiceNow
10 23 (3.85%) EMC
10 23 (3.85%) McAfee
11 21 (3.52%) Symantec
12 20 (3.35%) Oracle
13 18 (3.02%) Juniper
13 18 (3.02%) SolarWinds
14 17 (2.85%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.68%) Apple
15 16 (2.68%) F5
15 16 (2.68%) IBM
16 14 (2.35%) Nimble Storage