Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 127 98
Rank change year-on-year -9 -29 -30
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,921 1,900 2,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 1.99% 2.28%
As % of the Vendors category 4.52% 4.43% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,178 1,149 1,415
UK median daily rate £340 £343 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.73% +0.74% +0.74%
10th Percentile £144 £158 £143
90th Percentile £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 164 215
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% -1.27% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £33.75 £34.80 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.17% -9.09% -

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 42,475 42,908 45,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 45.03% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,788 26,341 27,225
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.85% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,428 1,617 1,834
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +8.73%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.33 £10.24
90th Percentile £46.79 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.19 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.88% -5.71% +6.06%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +1 1,805 £340 -2.86% 498
UK excluding London -10 1,078 £338 +3.85% 348
London -4 823 £350 -6.67% 166
South East -2 399 £380 +8.57% 80
North of England +7 214 £288 -4.17% 112
Midlands +27 153 £300 -7.69% 54
East of England -3 146 £344 +7.84% 62
North West -16 98 £338 +3.85% 50
West Midlands +28 85 £281 +2.27% 27
East Midlands +4 68 £330 +1.54% 27
Scotland -48 68 £363 +15.08% 13
South West -14 62 £311 +24.50% 24
Yorkshire -3 60 £288 -11.54% 52
North East +38 58 £280 +1.82% 10
Wales -3 30 £375 -13.04% 1
Northern Ireland -13 7 £238 -27.15% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 1,311 (68.25%) Windows
2 998 (51.95%) Active Directory
3 829 (43.15%) VMware
4 791 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 549 (28.58%) Windows Server
6 521 (27.12%) XenApp
7 463 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 449 (23.37%) Office 365
9 438 (22.80%) SCCM
10 410 (21.34%) ITIL
11 382 (19.89%) Windows 7
12 366 (19.05%) Cisco
13 357 (18.58%) Windows 10
14 340 (17.70%) DNS
15 335 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 319 (16.61%) Finance
17 304 (15.83%) MS Exchange
18 302 (15.72%) Firewall
19 300 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
20 294 (15.30%) DHCP
21 292 (15.20%) XenDesktop
22 286 (14.89%) PowerShell
23 269 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
24 235 (12.23%) NetScaler
25 228 (11.87%) HP
26 216 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
27 206 (10.72%) WAN
28 204 (10.62%) Hyper-V
29 203 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
29 203 (10.57%) Linux

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
1 304 (15.83%) MS Exchange
2 177 (9.21%) Skype for Business
3 102 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 93 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (4.53%) IIS
6 35 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (1.77%) IBM Notes
8 33 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (0.94%) Apache
11 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.73%) Confluence
14 10 (0.52%) JBoss
15 9 (0.47%) CMS
16 7 (0.36%) Drupal
17 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
18 5 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 269 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (0.94%) Eikon
2 16 (0.83%) RMDS
3 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.47%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.42%) Carpe Diem
6 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.10%) Relativity
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.052%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.052%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 449 (23.37%) Office 365
2 203 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (2.55%) IaaS
5 40 (2.08%) PaaS
6 23 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.15%) OneDrive
8 18 (0.94%) SaaS
9 14 (0.73%) G Suite
10 12 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.52%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.26%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 2 (0.10%) Boomi
16 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 340 (17.70%) DNS
2 302 (15.72%) Firewall
3 294 (15.30%) DHCP
4 235 (12.23%) NetScaler
5 206 (10.72%) WAN
6 184 (9.58%) LAN
7 180 (9.37%) SAN
8 174 (9.06%) VPN
9 141 (7.34%) TCP/IP
10 99 (5.15%) Skype
11 85 (4.42%) Internet
12 72 (3.75%) Network Security
13 66 (3.44%) SSL
14 63 (3.28%) Wireless
15 58 (3.02%) VoIP
16 54 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
17 52 (2.71%) VLAN
18 49 (2.55%) MPLS
18 49 (2.55%) NAS
19 47 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (0.83%) MySQL
7 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.42%) Big Data
10 7 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (0.31%) DB2
11 6 (0.31%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.26%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (1.41%) JIRA
1 27 (1.41%) MSI
2 8 (0.42%) GitLab
2 8 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.42%) Zephyr
3 6 (0.31%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.31%) Cucumber
3 6 (0.31%) Jasmine
3 6 (0.31%) WebDriver
4 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.21%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.16%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.10%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.10%) Maven
7 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.10%) TestRail
7 2 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.10%) WinDbg
General
1 319 (16.61%) Finance
2 125 (6.51%) Banking
3 72 (3.75%) Legal
4 36 (1.87%) Investment Banking
4 36 (1.87%) Retail
4 36 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.77%) Law
6 28 (1.46%) Publishing
7 25 (1.30%) Advertising
7 25 (1.30%) French Language
8 17 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.83%) Back Office
10 15 (0.78%) Local Government
11 14 (0.73%) Front Office
12 8 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 358 (18.64%) Analyst
2 199 (10.36%) Architect
3 178 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 164 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 145 (7.55%) Desktop Support
6 134 (6.98%) Service Analyst
7 123 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
8 120 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
9 102 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 99 (5.15%) Network Engineer
11 93 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 92 (4.79%) Support Analyst
13 86 (4.48%) Project Manager
14 85 (4.42%) Consultant
15 69 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
16 66 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
17 64 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
18 63 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
19 60 (3.12%) Desktop Engineer
20 53 (2.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.34%) .NET
2 27 (1.41%) Web Services
3 18 (0.94%) LDAP
3 18 (0.94%) Middleware
4 16 (0.83%) Regular Expression
5 15 (0.78%) XML
6 14 (0.73%) CSS
7 12 (0.62%) HTML
8 9 (0.47%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.47%) SOAP
9 7 (0.36%) REST
9 7 (0.36%) XSLT
10 6 (0.31%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.31%) Java EE
11 5 (0.26%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.26%) XHTML
11 5 (0.26%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.21%) JTAPI
12 4 (0.21%) TAPI
12 4 (0.21%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 113 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 99 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (4.32%) Clustering
5 63 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.76%) PKI
7 50 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 50 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 29 (1.51%) iPhone
9 28 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.20%) BYOD
11 22 (1.15%) Replication
11 22 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 19 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (0.94%) NHS
15 17 (0.88%) Smartphone
16 16 (0.83%) CESG
16 16 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1,311 (68.25%) Windows
2 549 (28.58%) Windows Server
3 382 (19.89%) Windows 7
4 357 (18.58%) Windows 10
5 335 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 300 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 203 (10.57%) Linux
8 118 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (4.27%) Unix
10 63 (3.28%) Apple iOS
11 55 (2.86%) Windows 8
12 52 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 49 (2.55%) Android
14 33 (1.72%) Windows XP
15 32 (1.67%) Mac OS
16 26 (1.35%) Solaris
17 22 (1.15%) CentOS
18 15 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
19 14 (0.73%) Mac OS X
20 12 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (21.34%) ITIL
2 192 (9.99%) Migration
3 121 (6.30%) Project Management
4 109 (5.67%) Service Management
5 106 (5.52%) PRINCE2
6 99 (5.15%) Change Management
7 93 (4.84%) Service Delivery
8 89 (4.63%) Load Balancing
9 86 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 80 (4.16%) Problem Management
11 72 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 70 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 61 (3.18%) TOGAF
14 59 (3.07%) Business Continuity
15 56 (2.92%) ITIL V3
16 55 (2.86%) High Availability
17 49 (2.55%) Change Control
18 44 (2.29%) Network Design
19 40 (2.08%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 286 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 188 (9.79%) SQL
3 88 (4.58%) VBScript
4 44 (2.29%) Java
5 33 (1.72%) VB
6 25 (1.30%) C#
7 19 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 18 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 16 (0.83%) C
10 15 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.57%) Perl
13 10 (0.52%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.52%) VBA
14 8 (0.42%) PHP
14 8 (0.42%) Python
15 3 (0.16%) Ruby
16 1 (0.052%) Korn
16 1 (0.052%) XPath
Qualifications
1 216 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 174 (9.06%) Security Cleared
3 136 (7.08%) MCSE
4 120 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 86 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (4.22%) Degree
7 70 (3.64%) MCSA
8 68 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
9 59 (3.07%) MCP
10 54 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 52 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
12 44 (2.29%) CCNP
13 43 (2.24%) CCNA
14 39 (2.03%) CCA
15 34 (1.77%) DV Cleared
16 32 (1.67%) MCITP
17 28 (1.46%) CISSP
17 28 (1.46%) MCDST
18 20 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
19 18 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.69%) SLA
2 30 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.35%) QA
4 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.47%) GDPR
6 8 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.31%) PMO
8 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 4 (0.21%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 998 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 521 (27.12%) XenApp
3 463 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 292 (15.20%) XenDesktop
5 204 (10.62%) Hyper-V
6 173 (9.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 130 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
7 130 (6.77%) vSphere
8 86 (4.48%) XenServer
9 44 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 38 (1.98%) BitLocker
10 38 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 29 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
12 26 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 22 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
15 20 (1.04%) DFS Replication
15 20 (1.04%) VMware NSX
16 15 (0.78%) Docker
17 14 (0.73%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 438 (22.80%) SCCM
2 96 (5.00%) SCOM
3 48 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 43 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 37 (1.93%) NetBackup
5 37 (1.93%) WSUS
6 33 (1.72%) AirWatch
7 25 (1.30%) Backup Exec
7 25 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 23 (1.20%) EdgeSight
8 23 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 20 (1.04%) vCenter Server
11 16 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
11 16 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 16 (0.83%) XenMobile
12 14 (0.73%) AppDNA
12 14 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
13 13 (0.68%) Ansible
13 13 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 829 (43.15%) VMware
2 791 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 366 (19.05%) Cisco
4 228 (11.87%) HP
5 162 (8.43%) Ivanti
6 123 (6.40%) Dell
7 113 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 111 (5.78%) NetApp
9 97 (5.05%) Apple
10 94 (4.89%) Oracle
11 83 (4.32%) IBM
12 71 (3.70%) Juniper
12 71 (3.70%) Symantec
13 65 (3.38%) Bloomberg
14 60 (3.12%) SolarWinds
15 58 (3.02%) McAfee
16 50 (2.60%) Reuters
17 44 (2.29%) EMC
18 42 (2.19%) Altiris
19 41 (2.13%) F5