Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 121 137
Rank change year-on-year -93 +16 -2
Contract jobs citing Citrix 581 1,311 1,888
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.98% 1.94%
As % of the Vendors category 2.89% 4.70% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 910 1,251
Median daily rate £400 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.73% -3.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £163 £166 £155
90th Percentile £566 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £351 £375
% change year-on-year +0.57% -6.53% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 70 118
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +6.95% +24.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.98 £12.46
90th Percentile £42.00 £53.88 £44.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £19.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.04% +9.51% +20.48%

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 20,088 27,903 40,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 42.25% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,708 17,584 25,608
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £258
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 1,141 1,428
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +6.86% +2.13%
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.20 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +4.04%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 7 March 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 -86 442 £380 +8.57% 197
UK excluding London -33 349 £353 +0.57% 159
London -76 177 £413 +14.58% 53
Work from Home -133 125 £425 +13.33% 33
South East -21 89 £419 +6.69% 37
Scotland -6 70 £410 -3.53% 10
North of England -35 64 £250 -21.88% 50
Midlands 0 49 £388 +19.23% 35
North West -13 46 £175 -41.67% 29
West Midlands +16 36 £400 +25.00% 23
East of England +28 30 £322 +7.17% 13
South West +13 24 £253 -36.88% 9
Wales +15 18 £238 -34.48% 5
East Midlands -5 13 £325 +1.96% 12
Yorkshire +8 12 £400 -11.11% 14
North East -15 6 £400 +25.00% 7
Northern Ireland +5 4 £205 +5.81%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 360 (61.96%) Windows
2 281 (48.36%) VMware
3 260 (44.75%) Microsoft
4 259 (44.58%) Active Directory
5 197 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 181 (31.15%) Microsoft 365
7 153 (26.33%) Azure
8 145 (24.96%) Windows Server
9 131 (22.55%) Windows 10
10 116 (19.97%) SCCM
11 112 (19.28%) Firewall
12 103 (17.73%) PowerShell
13 102 (17.56%) ITIL
14 96 (16.52%) Cisco
15 95 (16.35%) XenApp
16 94 (16.18%) Security Cleared
17 91 (15.66%) Migration
18 88 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 74 (12.74%) NetScaler
20 71 (12.22%) Finance
20 71 (12.22%) DNS
20 71 (12.22%) Data Centre
21 67 (11.53%) VMware ESXi
22 64 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (11.02%) SC Cleared
23 63 (10.84%) Linux
24 61 (10.50%) WAN
25 57 (9.81%) XenDesktop
26 56 (9.64%) vSphere
27 54 (9.29%) Microsoft Office

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 45 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.57%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.07%) IIS
5 11 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.69%) Confluence
7 4 (0.69%) JBoss
7 4 (0.69%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.52%) Apache
9 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.34%) WordPress
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 54 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.17%) Eikon
2 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.17%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 181 (31.15%) Microsoft 365
2 153 (26.33%) Azure
3 44 (7.57%) AWS
4 29 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.27%) IaaS
5 19 (3.27%) SaaS
6 14 (2.41%) OneDrive
7 12 (2.07%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.55%) PaaS
9 7 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.03%) GCP
11 5 (0.86%) Power Automate
11 5 (0.86%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.52%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) G Suite
13 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 112 (19.28%) Firewall
2 74 (12.74%) NetScaler
3 71 (12.22%) DNS
4 61 (10.50%) WAN
5 51 (8.78%) DHCP
6 47 (8.09%) LAN
6 47 (8.09%) VPN
7 45 (7.75%) SAN
8 32 (5.51%) Wireless
9 24 (4.13%) TCP/IP
9 24 (4.13%) VoIP
10 20 (3.44%) MPLS
10 20 (3.44%) Network Security
11 19 (3.27%) Skype
12 17 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.75%) Internet
14 13 (2.24%) VSAN
15 11 (1.89%) NAS
16 10 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.24%) DB2
3 12 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.20%) MySQL
5 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (0.69%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.52%) Power BI
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) MS Access
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (0.86%) JIRA
2 4 (0.69%) MSI
2 4 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.17%) Ant
4 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.17%) Hudson
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
4 1 (0.17%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.17%) Subversion
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 71 (12.22%) Finance
2 43 (7.40%) Public Sector
3 31 (5.34%) Banking
4 17 (2.93%) Legal
5 14 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.07%) Retail
8 8 (1.38%) Law
9 5 (0.86%) Back Office
9 5 (0.86%) Front Office
9 5 (0.86%) Publishing
10 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.52%) Local Government
11 3 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (11.70%) Analyst
3 63 (10.84%) Architect
4 56 (9.64%) Citrix Engineer
5 54 (9.29%) Support Engineer
6 41 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 37 (6.37%) VMware Engineer
8 29 (4.99%) Service Analyst
9 28 (4.82%) Network Engineer
9 28 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
10 26 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 25 (4.30%) Desktop Support
12 24 (4.13%) Consultant
12 24 (4.13%) Project Manager
13 23 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
15 21 (3.61%) Active Directory Engineer
16 20 (3.44%) IT Support
17 19 (3.27%) Support Analyst
18 17 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.41%) Middleware
2 9 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (0.69%) SAP Basis
4 4 (0.69%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.52%) .NET
5 3 (0.52%) HTML
5 3 (0.52%) Web Services
5 3 (0.52%) XML
6 2 (0.34%) CSS
7 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (0.17%) Java RMI
7 1 (0.17%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) SAML
7 1 (0.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.24%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.24%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.07%) Clustering
5 12 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.89%) Tandem
7 10 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.55%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.55%) NHS
8 9 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.38%) Replication
10 6 (1.03%) User Experience
11 5 (0.86%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.86%) PKI
11 5 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 360 (61.96%) Windows
2 145 (24.96%) Windows Server
3 131 (22.55%) Windows 10
4 64 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (10.84%) Linux
6 44 (7.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 43 (7.40%) Windows 7
8 36 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (3.44%) Unix
11 19 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (2.41%) Android
13 12 (2.07%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.03%) Solaris
17 5 (0.86%) AIX
17 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.56%) ITIL
2 91 (15.66%) Migration
3 88 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (8.09%) Application Packaging
5 42 (7.23%) Incident Management
6 41 (7.06%) Load Balancing
7 35 (6.02%) Virtual Environments
8 33 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (5.16%) Change Management
10 26 (4.48%) Service Delivery
11 25 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (4.30%) Personalization
11 25 (4.30%) Project Management
12 24 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (4.13%) High Availability
13 21 (3.61%) DevOps
14 20 (3.44%) Problem Management
14 20 (3.44%) Project Delivery
14 20 (3.44%) Time Management
15 17 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (17.73%) PowerShell
2 50 (8.61%) SQL
3 11 (1.89%) C
4 10 (1.72%) Python
5 7 (1.20%) VBScript
6 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.86%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.34%) C#
8 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.34%) VB
8 2 (0.34%) VBA
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) Java
9 1 (0.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 64 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 51 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (5.85%) MCSE
5 27 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
6 21 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 19 (3.27%) MCSA
8 15 (2.58%) Degree
9 14 (2.41%) CCNP
10 13 (2.24%) CCNA
11 12 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.55%) A+ Certification
12 9 (1.55%) RHCA
12 9 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 9 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.38%) CCA
13 8 (1.38%) CCIE
14 5 (0.86%) CISSP
14 5 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.48%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) GDPR
2 6 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.86%) COBIT
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) GMP
4 2 (0.34%) QA
4 2 (0.34%) SEPA
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 259 (44.58%) Active Directory
2 197 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (16.35%) XenApp
4 67 (11.53%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (9.81%) XenDesktop
6 56 (9.64%) vSphere
7 51 (8.78%) Hyper-V
8 48 (8.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 33 (5.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 14 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 10 (1.72%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.03%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.86%) Docker
15 5 (0.86%) Firmware
15 5 (0.86%) NFS
16 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 116 (19.97%) SCCM
2 28 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.79%) Ansible
4 13 (2.24%) PowerCLI
4 13 (2.24%) SCOM
4 13 (2.24%) vRealize
5 12 (2.07%) NetBackup
5 12 (2.07%) Puppet
6 9 (1.55%) WSUS
7 8 (1.38%) Backup Exec
7 8 (1.38%) Nessus
7 8 (1.38%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (1.03%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.03%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.86%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.69%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 281 (48.36%) VMware
2 260 (44.75%) Microsoft
3 96 (16.52%) Cisco
4 52 (8.95%) Dell
5 51 (8.78%) Ivanti
6 40 (6.88%) HP
7 32 (5.51%) Palo Alto
8 28 (4.82%) EMC
8 28 (4.82%) Oracle
9 27 (4.65%) CheckPoint
10 26 (4.48%) Red Hat
11 21 (3.61%) Juniper
12 20 (3.44%) Apple
13 19 (3.27%) Avaya
14 18 (3.10%) Veeam
15 16 (2.75%) IBM
15 16 (2.75%) SolarWinds
16 15 (2.58%) F5
16 15 (2.58%) NetApp
16 15 (2.58%) ServiceNow