Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 191 153
Rank change year-on-year -23 -38 -15
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,032 433 1,670
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.44% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 3.19% 3.24% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 284 1,087
10th Percentile £187 £157 £175
25th Percentile £300 £274 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £538 £473 £488
90th Percentile £600 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +3.16% -5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 21 74
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.07 £12.54
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.23 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £17.90
Median % change year-on-year -25.64% +8.94% -4.28%
75th Percentile £18.50 £42.00 £22.57
90th Percentile £23.00 £48.15 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £19.38 £16.59
% change year-on-year -25.16% +16.77% -5.19%

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 32,398 13,381 37,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 44.39% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,931 8,593 23,979
10th Percentile £289 £263 £245
25th Percentile £400 £365 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £556
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 413 1,361
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.34 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.11% +6.02% +12.82%
75th Percentile £42.35 £44.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £61.60 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.70
% change year-on-year -7.69% +10.17% +8.92%

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 17 September 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 17 September 2021.

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 September 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 -6 848 £400 +14.29% 263
UK excluding London -21 512 £368 +3.16% 217
London -26 374 £450 +15.02% 68
Work from Home -118 213 £443 +22.92% 35
South East -11 155 £475 +26.67% 34
North of England -29 96 £275 -8.33% 78
Midlands -22 88 £300 -23.81% 35
North West -27 60 £260 -5.45% 39
Scotland -61 60 £417 -1.88% 11
East of England -7 51 £425 +41.67% 22
East Midlands -5 47 £288 -24.34% 14
West Midlands -39 41 £313 -20.63% 21
South West -40 36 £305 -8.96% 26
Yorkshire -34 29 £325 - 29
Wales -13 18 £300 -20.00% 8
Northern Ireland +1 8 £275 +71.88% 3
North East -10 7 £275 - 10

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 673 (65.21%) Windows
2 506 (49.03%) Active Directory
3 475 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 458 (44.38%) VMware
5 419 (40.60%) Microsoft 365
6 345 (33.43%) Azure
7 311 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 296 (28.68%) Windows Server
9 237 (22.97%) Social Skills
10 227 (22.00%) ITIL
11 213 (20.64%) Windows 10
12 211 (20.45%) SCCM
13 200 (19.38%) Firewall
14 188 (18.22%) PowerShell
15 187 (18.12%) XenApp
16 172 (16.67%) Migration
17 163 (15.79%) Cisco
18 162 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 149 (14.44%) Finance
20 128 (12.40%) SQL
20 128 (12.40%) NetScaler
21 124 (12.02%) DNS
22 123 (11.92%) Linux
23 120 (11.63%) XenDesktop
23 120 (11.63%) Security Cleared
24 111 (10.76%) WAN
25 109 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
26 108 (10.47%) AWS
27 100 (9.69%) SharePoint
28 99 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 100 (9.69%) SharePoint
2 98 (9.50%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.78%) IIS
4 29 (2.81%) Skype for Business
5 18 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 16 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.07%) Apache
8 11 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.78%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.68%) JBoss
11 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.39%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.097%) SAS
15 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 109 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 24 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
1 20 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.29%) StreamServe
4 2 (0.19%) Eikon
4 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.19%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 419 (40.60%) Microsoft 365
2 345 (33.43%) Azure
3 108 (10.47%) AWS
4 90 (8.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (4.75%) IaaS
6 40 (3.88%) OneDrive
7 33 (3.20%) PaaS
8 31 (3.00%) Mimecast
9 27 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
9 27 (2.62%) SaaS
10 22 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 20 (1.94%) Power Platform
12 18 (1.74%) PowerApps
13 11 (1.07%) GCP
14 7 (0.68%) Yammer
15 5 (0.48%) Azure Storage
15 5 (0.48%) Google Workspace
15 5 (0.48%) Miro
15 5 (0.48%) Slack
16 4 (0.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 200 (19.38%) Firewall
2 128 (12.40%) NetScaler
3 124 (12.02%) DNS
4 111 (10.76%) WAN
5 92 (8.91%) DHCP
6 85 (8.24%) LAN
7 83 (8.04%) VPN
8 75 (7.27%) SAN
9 55 (5.33%) Skype
9 55 (5.33%) TCP/IP
10 36 (3.49%) Internet
11 35 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (2.91%) MPLS
12 30 (2.91%) Wireless
13 29 (2.81%) Network Security
14 24 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (2.23%) SSL
16 20 (1.94%) NAS
16 20 (1.94%) SD-WAN
17 18 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.26%) DB2
3 12 (1.16%) MySQL
4 11 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.39%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.29%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.19%) Power BI
13 2 (0.19%) Tableau
14 1 (0.097%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.097%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (1.07%) MSI
2 8 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.39%) JIRA
3 4 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.29%) GitLab
5 2 (0.19%) AppScan
5 2 (0.19%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.19%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.097%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.097%) GCC
6 1 (0.097%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.097%) Vagrant
General
1 237 (22.97%) Social Skills
2 149 (14.44%) Finance
3 86 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 73 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (6.78%) Banking
6 31 (3.00%) Retail
7 29 (2.81%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.23%) Law
9 18 (1.74%) Legal
9 18 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
11 15 (1.45%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.16%) Front Office
13 11 (1.07%) Back Office
14 9 (0.87%) Local Government
15 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
15 7 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 142 (13.76%) Analyst
2 140 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 126 (12.21%) Architect
4 91 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 71 (6.88%) Citrix Engineer
6 65 (6.30%) IT Support
7 62 (6.01%) Project Manager
8 59 (5.72%) Service Analyst
9 57 (5.52%) IT Engineer
10 56 (5.43%) Consultant
11 55 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
12 50 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
13 44 (4.26%) Network Engineer
14 41 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 41 (3.97%) Desktop Support
15 40 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
15 40 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
16 39 (3.78%) Support Analyst
17 38 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 34 (3.29%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.39%) .NET
2 30 (2.91%) Middleware
3 20 (1.94%) J2EE
4 10 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (0.87%) Web Services
5 9 (0.87%) XMPP
6 7 (0.68%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.68%) HTML
6 7 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (0.58%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.48%) WinForms
8 5 (0.48%) WPF
9 4 (0.39%) SAML
9 4 (0.39%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.39%) YAML
10 3 (0.29%) JSON
10 3 (0.29%) LDAP
11 2 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.19%) XML
12 1 (0.097%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 28 (2.71%) Fat Client
4 28 (2.71%) Thin Client
5 20 (1.94%) Clustering
6 18 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (1.65%) PKI
7 17 (1.65%) Replication
8 15 (1.45%) Equities
9 14 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.26%) iPhone
11 12 (1.16%) NHS
12 11 (1.07%) Derivative
12 11 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.97%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 673 (65.21%) Windows
2 296 (28.68%) Windows Server
3 213 (20.64%) Windows 10
4 123 (11.92%) Linux
5 97 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (8.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 88 (8.53%) Windows 7
8 72 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
9 61 (5.91%) Unix
10 50 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (3.00%) Android
13 22 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.65%) Mac OS
15 15 (1.45%) AIX
16 10 (0.97%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.97%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.78%) VMS
18 7 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (22.00%) ITIL
2 172 (16.67%) Migration
3 162 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 79 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (7.07%) Incident Management
6 69 (6.69%) Project Management
7 58 (5.62%) Project Delivery
8 57 (5.52%) Service Delivery
9 51 (4.94%) DevOps
10 50 (4.84%) Change Management
11 43 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
12 39 (3.78%) Load Balancing
13 38 (3.68%) Data Protection
14 36 (3.49%) Virtual Environments
15 34 (3.29%) Patch Management
16 33 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (3.20%) High Availability
16 33 (3.20%) PRINCE2
16 33 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (18.22%) PowerShell
2 128 (12.40%) SQL
3 38 (3.68%) Java
4 36 (3.49%) Python
5 28 (2.71%) VB
6 18 (1.74%) VBScript
7 16 (1.55%) C#
7 16 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.07%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.07%) VBA
9 10 (0.97%) C
9 10 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.78%) Perl
11 7 (0.68%) PHP
12 6 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.29%) C++
13 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 99 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (9.40%) SC Cleared
4 55 (5.33%) MCSE
5 51 (4.94%) Degree
6 42 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (3.39%) MCSA
8 30 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
9 26 (2.52%) CCNA
10 23 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (2.03%) DV Cleared
13 20 (1.94%) A+ Certification
14 19 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.55%) CCNP
16 13 (1.26%) MCITP
17 11 (1.07%) MCP
18 10 (0.97%) CCIE
18 10 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 8 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.14%) SLA
2 17 (1.65%) QA
3 12 (1.16%) GDPR
4 11 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.58%) COBIT
6 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.29%) NCSC
7 3 (0.29%) NIST
8 2 (0.19%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.19%) FISMA
9 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.097%) GLBA
9 1 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.097%) GxP
System Software
1 506 (49.03%) Active Directory
2 311 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (18.12%) XenApp
4 120 (11.63%) XenDesktop
5 93 (9.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 83 (8.04%) Hyper-V
7 72 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 64 (6.20%) vSphere
10 24 (2.33%) NFS
11 21 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (2.03%) VMware NSX
12 19 (1.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (1.07%) BitLocker
14 10 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.87%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.68%) Docker
16 7 (0.68%) vCloud
17 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 211 (20.45%) SCCM
2 95 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 53 (5.14%) Ansible
4 25 (2.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 24 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (2.23%) SCOM
7 20 (1.94%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.84%) Terraform
9 18 (1.74%) vRealize
10 16 (1.55%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (1.55%) WSUS
11 15 (1.45%) Puppet
12 14 (1.36%) AirWatch
13 13 (1.26%) NetBackup
13 13 (1.26%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.87%) MobiControl
15 9 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 8 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 475 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 458 (44.38%) VMware
3 163 (15.79%) Cisco
4 93 (9.01%) Oracle
5 64 (6.20%) HP
6 63 (6.10%) ServiceNow
7 50 (4.84%) NetApp
8 49 (4.75%) Red Hat
9 45 (4.36%) Ivanti
10 44 (4.26%) F5
11 43 (4.17%) Palo Alto
12 42 (4.07%) Dell
13 39 (3.78%) CheckPoint
14 38 (3.68%) Apple
15 37 (3.59%) SAP
16 31 (3.00%) EMC
17 30 (2.91%) SolarWinds
18 27 (2.62%) IBM
19 25 (2.42%) Veeam
20 24 (2.33%) Symantec