Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 144 126
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18 +25
Contract jobs citing Citrix 929 1,689 2,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.85% 2.05%
As % of the Vendors category 4.72% 4.35% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 1,053 1,415
Median daily rate £350 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £164 £159 £150
90th Percentile £505 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £300
% change year-on-year -7.28% +25.83% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 120
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +16.42% +4.69%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £37.10 £34.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.74 £15.50
% change year-on-year +19.51% +7.97% +14.81%

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 19,688 38,791 42,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.89% 42.44% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,669 24,108 26,286
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £234 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 1,326 1,497
Median hourly rate £20.93 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.13% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.21 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +9.38% -5.44%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 1 June 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 +20 781 £350 -7.89% 83
UK excluding London +41 624 £350 -7.28% 79
London -2 281 £361 -4.93% 16
North of England +84 187 £320 -14.67% 19
South East -3 132 £350 -12.50% 17
North West +46 108 £308 -9.56% 9
Scotland +57 100 £425 -5.56% 4
South West +31 69 £350 -15.15% 10
Midlands +4 57 £350 +16.67% 16
East of England +38 53 £300 -14.29% 5
Yorkshire +73 46 £338 -15.63% 9
Work from Home +35 38 £375 -18.03% 4
North East +43 33 £350 -3.56% 1
West Midlands +4 30 £350 +9.38% 11
East Midlands +9 21 £335 +11.67% 5
Wales +17 19 £400 +14.29% 7
Northern Ireland +20 7 £160 -46.67% 1

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 659 (70.94%) Windows
2 471 (50.70%) Active Directory
3 392 (42.20%) Microsoft
4 387 (41.66%) VMware
5 291 (31.32%) Office 365
6 290 (31.22%) XenApp
7 281 (30.25%) Windows Server
8 247 (26.59%) Windows 10
9 225 (24.22%) SCCM
10 221 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 213 (22.93%) Azure
12 206 (22.17%) Security Cleared
13 179 (19.27%) PowerShell
13 179 (19.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 174 (18.73%) ITIL
15 172 (18.51%) XenDesktop
16 168 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 168 (18.08%) SC Cleared
17 152 (16.36%) Windows 7
18 150 (16.15%) Cisco
19 143 (15.39%) Windows Server 2008
20 142 (15.29%) Finance
21 132 (14.21%) DNS
22 128 (13.78%) NetScaler
23 125 (13.46%) Firewall
24 124 (13.35%) Windows Server 2016
25 116 (12.49%) Microsoft Office
26 108 (11.63%) MS Exchange
27 104 (11.19%) Migration
28 100 (10.76%) DHCP

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
1 108 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 70 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 41 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (4.20%) Skype for Business
5 35 (3.77%) IIS
6 28 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.32%) Apache
11 3 (0.32%) JBoss
11 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.11%) Confluence
13 1 (0.11%) Drupal
13 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 116 (12.49%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.54%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.22%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 291 (31.32%) Office 365
2 213 (22.93%) Azure
3 82 (8.83%) AWS
4 35 (3.77%) IaaS
5 30 (3.23%) OneDrive
6 28 (3.01%) SaaS
7 27 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (2.37%) PaaS
9 10 (1.08%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.65%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.54%) GCP
13 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.43%) G Suite
14 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.32%) Apigee
14 3 (0.32%) GitHub
14 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.32%) Yammer
15 2 (0.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 132 (14.21%) DNS
2 128 (13.78%) NetScaler
3 125 (13.46%) Firewall
4 100 (10.76%) DHCP
5 90 (9.69%) WAN
6 79 (8.50%) SAN
7 75 (8.07%) LAN
8 70 (7.53%) VPN
9 50 (5.38%) TCP/IP
10 49 (5.27%) Skype
11 30 (3.23%) Wireless
12 26 (2.80%) VSAN
13 25 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (2.69%) MPLS
14 23 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (2.26%) VoIP
17 20 (2.15%) VLAN
18 17 (1.83%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.65%) Power BI
6 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.43%) MySQL
8 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.22%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.11%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (2.69%) MSI
2 7 (0.75%) Rational Team Concert
3 5 (0.54%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.43%) JIRA
4 4 (0.43%) Maven
4 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.32%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.22%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.11%) GitLab
7 1 (0.11%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.11%) WiX
General
1 142 (15.29%) Finance
2 42 (4.52%) Banking
3 37 (3.98%) Public Sector
4 22 (2.37%) Law
5 21 (2.26%) Legal
6 13 (1.40%) Retail
7 11 (1.18%) Local Government
8 10 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.75%) Back Office
11 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.54%) Publishing
13 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.32%) Front Office
15 2 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Housing Association
16 1 (0.11%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) Police
Job Titles
1 154 (16.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 127 (13.67%) Analyst
3 117 (12.59%) Citrix Engineer
4 73 (7.86%) Support Engineer
5 71 (7.64%) Windows Engineer
6 69 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 57 (6.14%) Desktop Support
8 48 (5.17%) Service Analyst
9 46 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
9 46 (4.95%) Support Analyst
10 45 (4.84%) Architect
11 42 (4.52%) Consultant
11 42 (4.52%) Network Engineer
12 37 (3.98%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (3.66%) VMware Engineer
14 32 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 32 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
15 31 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
16 30 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support
17 29 (3.12%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.23%) XML
2 14 (1.51%) Software Packaging
3 8 (0.86%) .NET
4 7 (0.75%) 802.1X
4 7 (0.75%) Web Services
5 6 (0.65%) LDAP
6 5 (0.54%) Middleware
7 3 (0.32%) Ajax
7 3 (0.32%) EJB
7 3 (0.32%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (0.32%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.32%) Java EE
7 3 (0.32%) JPA
7 3 (0.32%) jQuery
7 3 (0.32%) REST
7 3 (0.32%) RESTful
7 3 (0.32%) SOAP
7 3 (0.32%) Vert.x
7 3 (0.32%) XMPP
7 3 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 46 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.09%) Clustering
4 35 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 35 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 33 (3.55%) Blackberry
6 26 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.69%) PKI
8 22 (2.37%) iPhone
9 16 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.51%) Smartphone
11 13 (1.40%) CMDB
12 11 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.97%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.75%) NHS
16 6 (0.65%) User Experience
16 6 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 659 (70.94%) Windows
2 281 (30.25%) Windows Server
3 247 (26.59%) Windows 10
4 168 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 152 (16.36%) Windows 7
6 143 (15.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (13.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 49 (5.27%) Linux
9 34 (3.66%) Android
10 32 (3.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (2.58%) Unix
13 21 (2.26%) Windows XP
14 19 (2.05%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.72%) Windows 8
16 13 (1.40%) Mac OS
17 10 (1.08%) AIX
17 10 (1.08%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (19.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 174 (18.73%) ITIL
3 104 (11.19%) Migration
4 59 (6.35%) Application Packaging
4 59 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (6.03%) Configuration Management
6 54 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (5.49%) Service Management
8 40 (4.31%) Project Delivery
9 35 (3.77%) Project Management
10 34 (3.66%) ITIL V3
10 34 (3.66%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (3.12%) Application Virtualisation
12 29 (3.12%) Asset Management
12 29 (3.12%) Load Balancing
13 27 (2.91%) Incident Management
13 27 (2.91%) Problem Management
14 26 (2.80%) ITSM
14 26 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (19.27%) PowerShell
2 91 (9.80%) SQL
3 27 (2.91%) VBScript
4 16 (1.72%) VB
5 15 (1.61%) Python
6 8 (0.86%) C
7 6 (0.65%) Java
7 6 (0.65%) VBA
8 5 (0.54%) C#
8 5 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.43%) Perl
10 3 (0.32%) PHP
10 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 206 (22.17%) Security Cleared
2 168 (18.08%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
4 48 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (4.20%) DV Cleared
6 37 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (3.01%) Degree
9 26 (2.80%) CCNP
10 25 (2.69%) CCA
11 22 (2.37%) MCSE
12 14 (1.51%) CCNA
13 12 (1.29%) CCIE
13 12 (1.29%) MCSA
14 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (0.86%) MCITP
15 8 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
17 6 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.74%) SLA
2 18 (1.94%) QA
3 5 (0.54%) GDPR
4 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.22%) NCSC
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.11%) NIST
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 471 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 290 (31.22%) XenApp
3 221 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 172 (18.51%) XenDesktop
5 90 (9.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 84 (9.04%) VMware ESXi
7 81 (8.72%) Hyper-V
8 68 (7.32%) vSphere
9 65 (7.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 47 (5.06%) Terminal Services
11 41 (4.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 37 (3.98%) VMware NSX
13 16 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (1.29%) BitLocker
15 11 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
16 9 (0.97%) Firmware
17 8 (0.86%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.75%) Terminal Server
19 5 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 225 (24.22%) SCCM
2 46 (4.95%) SCOM
3 38 (4.09%) vRealize
4 32 (3.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (3.01%) AirWatch
6 26 (2.80%) PowerCLI
7 25 (2.69%) WSUS
8 18 (1.94%) AppDNA
9 15 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.51%) vCenter Server
10 14 (1.51%) XenMobile
11 13 (1.40%) Puppet
12 11 (1.18%) Ansible
13 10 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (1.08%) SafeCom
14 8 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
15 7 (0.75%) SnapMirror
15 7 (0.75%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 392 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 387 (41.66%) VMware
3 150 (16.15%) Cisco
4 75 (8.07%) NetApp
5 67 (7.21%) Ivanti
6 47 (5.06%) Dell
7 36 (3.88%) McAfee
7 36 (3.88%) Palo Alto
8 33 (3.55%) Symantec
9 32 (3.44%) HP
10 29 (3.12%) EMC
11 27 (2.91%) Apple
11 27 (2.91%) ServiceNow
12 25 (2.69%) CheckPoint
13 23 (2.48%) F5
13 23 (2.48%) Juniper
14 21 (2.26%) Oracle
15 20 (2.15%) Nimble Storage
16 19 (2.05%) Veeam
17 18 (1.94%) SolarWinds