Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 230 214 125
Rank change year-on-year -16 -89 +16
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,079 532 1,442
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.25% 2.00%
As % of the Vendors category 3.15% 2.94% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 352 977
10th Percentile £172 £150 £178
25th Percentile £250 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year -0.06% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £500 £475 £470
90th Percentile £600 £524 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 26 79
10th Percentile - £10.63 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% -20.19% +5.89%
75th Percentile £15.75 £22.94 £25.89
90th Percentile £17.25 £42.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £17.16
% change year-on-year -3.33% -12.59% -1.94%

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 34,203 18,125 30,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.96% 42.52% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,467 11,578 19,547
10th Percentile £270 £250 £216
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.81% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £614 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £648 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 922 626 1,269
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.12 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.00 £14.33
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.75 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -19.19% +32.35% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £60.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +20.00% +6.06%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +3 902 £375 -3.23% 319
UK excluding London -15 551 £325 -13.33% 238
London -20 392 £425 +3.03% 99
Work from Home -55 212 £400 -4.76% 63
South East -4 171 £385 -14.44% 52
North of England -10 105 £265 +29.27% 85
Midlands -38 79 £250 -35.48% 37
East of England -1 68 £375 +44.51% 26
North West -22 61 £245 +44.12% 51
South West -26 52 £305 +20.79% 20
Yorkshire -3 43 £300 -16.67% 28
West Midlands -50 43 £275 -31.25% 20
Scotland -76 42 £375 -11.76% 9
East Midlands -8 33 £200 -40.67% 16
Wales -11 31 £350 +54.70% 8
Northern Ireland -3 5 £263 +28.05% 1
North East -5 1 £250 -33.33% 6

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 707 (65.52%) Windows
2 577 (53.48%) Microsoft
3 568 (52.64%) Active Directory
4 426 (39.48%) VMware
5 419 (38.83%) Microsoft 365
6 397 (36.79%) Azure
7 306 (28.36%) Windows Server
8 281 (26.04%) ITIL
9 278 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 249 (23.08%) Social Skills
11 243 (22.52%) Windows 10
12 227 (21.04%) SCCM
13 220 (20.39%) Firewall
14 190 (17.61%) Finance
15 183 (16.96%) Cisco
16 169 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 167 (15.48%) PowerShell
18 152 (14.09%) SQL
19 144 (13.35%) DNS
20 137 (12.70%) Oracle
21 134 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
22 133 (12.33%) Linux
23 131 (12.14%) Migration
24 127 (11.77%) Microsoft Office
24 127 (11.77%) XenApp
25 126 (11.68%) NetScaler
26 123 (11.40%) WAN
27 118 (10.94%) Microsoft Intune
28 112 (10.38%) MS Exchange
29 108 (10.01%) VPN

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
1 112 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 91 (8.43%) SharePoint
3 63 (5.84%) IIS
4 23 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.95%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.11%) Confluence
9 12 (1.11%) JBoss
10 11 (1.02%) Apache
11 9 (0.83%) NetWeaver
12 8 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 127 (11.77%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 419 (38.83%) Microsoft 365
2 397 (36.79%) Azure
3 98 (9.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 86 (7.97%) AWS
5 50 (4.63%) SaaS
6 38 (3.52%) IaaS
7 31 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (2.13%) OneDrive
9 22 (2.04%) Mimecast
10 21 (1.95%) PaaS
11 18 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 17 (1.58%) Power Platform
12 17 (1.58%) PowerApps
13 12 (1.11%) Azure Monitor
14 10 (0.93%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 10 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.93%) GCP
14 10 (0.93%) Nutanix
15 9 (0.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 220 (20.39%) Firewall
2 144 (13.35%) DNS
3 126 (11.68%) NetScaler
4 123 (11.40%) WAN
5 108 (10.01%) VPN
6 101 (9.36%) LAN
7 94 (8.71%) DHCP
8 92 (8.53%) SAN
9 71 (6.58%) TCP/IP
10 60 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
11 50 (4.63%) Internet
12 42 (3.89%) Network Security
12 42 (3.89%) Skype
13 39 (3.61%) MPLS
14 37 (3.43%) VoIP
15 36 (3.34%) Wireless
16 26 (2.41%) SD-WAN
17 25 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
18 24 (2.22%) Kerberos
19 23 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 18 (1.67%) DB2
4 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (0.93%) MySQL
7 9 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.83%) SAP HANA
8 7 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.37%) FileMaker
9 4 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.19%) Big Data
11 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 25 (2.32%) JIRA
2 17 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.93%) MSI
5 8 (0.74%) JMeter
6 6 (0.56%) GitLab
7 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.28%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.28%) Maven
8 3 (0.28%) Selenium
8 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.19%) GCC
9 2 (0.19%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.19%) MSTest
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.093%) LINQPad
10 1 (0.093%) SoapUI
General
1 249 (23.08%) Social Skills
2 190 (17.61%) Finance
3 81 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (6.77%) Public Sector
5 52 (4.82%) Retail
6 44 (4.08%) Banking
7 30 (2.78%) Legal
8 23 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
9 19 (1.76%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
11 12 (1.11%) Law
11 12 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
12 11 (1.02%) Back Office
13 9 (0.83%) Publishing
14 8 (0.74%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.65%) Advertising
16 6 (0.56%) Front Office
16 6 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
17 5 (0.46%) German Language
18 4 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 180 (16.68%) Analyst
2 152 (14.09%) Support Engineer
3 138 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 99 (9.18%) Architect
5 87 (8.06%) Service Analyst
6 86 (7.97%) Service Desk Analyst
7 83 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
8 64 (5.93%) IT Engineer
9 61 (5.65%) IT Support
10 60 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 58 (5.38%) Project Manager
12 56 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 53 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
14 50 (4.63%) Desktop Support
15 46 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
16 42 (3.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 41 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 40 (3.71%) IT Analyst
19 38 (3.52%) Consultant
20 35 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.47%) .NET
2 23 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 23 (2.13%) J2EE
3 19 (1.76%) Middleware
4 17 (1.58%) HTML
5 15 (1.39%) LDAP
6 13 (1.20%) XMPP
7 10 (0.93%) SAML
7 10 (0.93%) Web Services
8 9 (0.83%) SAP Basis
8 9 (0.83%) XML
9 8 (0.74%) SOAP
9 8 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.46%) JSON
11 5 (0.46%) REST
11 5 (0.46%) WinForms
11 5 (0.46%) WPF
12 4 (0.37%) Loki
12 4 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.24%) Blackberry
2 35 (3.24%) PKI
3 34 (3.15%) Public Cloud
4 29 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 27 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 25 (2.32%) iPhone
7 23 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.76%) Clustering
9 16 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 16 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (1.48%) Replication
10 15 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.30%) User Experience
12 13 (1.20%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.11%) NHS
14 10 (0.93%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 707 (65.52%) Windows
2 306 (28.36%) Windows Server
3 243 (22.52%) Windows 10
4 133 (12.33%) Linux
5 96 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (7.97%) Windows 7
7 85 (7.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 69 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (4.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 47 (4.36%) Unix
11 36 (3.34%) Android
12 29 (2.69%) Apple iOS
13 25 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (2.13%) Mac OS
15 14 (1.30%) AIX
16 12 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (1.02%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.93%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.74%) Windows 8
20 6 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (26.04%) ITIL
2 169 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 134 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
4 131 (12.14%) Migration
5 95 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (8.80%) Incident Management
6 80 (7.41%) Asset Management
7 72 (6.67%) Change Management
8 69 (6.39%) Service Delivery
9 67 (6.21%) Project Management
10 64 (5.93%) Project Delivery
11 57 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 52 (4.82%) Problem Management
13 50 (4.63%) DevOps
14 48 (4.45%) Patch Management
15 46 (4.26%) Service Management
16 44 (4.08%) ITSM
17 40 (3.71%) Mobile Device Management
18 39 (3.61%) Identity Management
19 35 (3.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 167 (15.48%) PowerShell
2 152 (14.09%) SQL
3 63 (5.84%) Python
4 36 (3.34%) C#
5 34 (3.15%) VB
6 33 (3.06%) Java
7 29 (2.69%) VBA
8 27 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 26 (2.41%) VBScript
10 25 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.04%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.02%) C
14 8 (0.74%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.56%) Bash
16 4 (0.37%) Perl
17 2 (0.19%) Groovy
18 1 (0.093%) C++
18 1 (0.093%) PHP
18 1 (0.093%) XPath
Qualifications
1 84 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 59 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 45 (4.17%) Degree
5 43 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (3.61%) MCSA
6 39 (3.61%) MCSE
7 35 (3.24%) MCP
8 26 (2.41%) A+ Certification
9 23 (2.13%) CCNA
10 21 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
10 21 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.76%) CCNP
12 18 (1.67%) MCTS
13 15 (1.39%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.20%) MCITP
15 11 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (0.83%) CCA
16 9 (0.83%) JNCIA
17 8 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.51%) SLA
2 43 (3.99%) QA
3 18 (1.67%) GDPR
4 15 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.83%) COBIT
7 8 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.19%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.19%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.19%) PMO
11 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.093%) NCSC
11 1 (0.093%) NIST
System Software
1 568 (52.64%) Active Directory
2 278 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (11.77%) XenApp
4 102 (9.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 98 (9.08%) XenDesktop
6 86 (7.97%) Hyper-V
7 65 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 60 (5.56%) vSphere
9 51 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
10 47 (4.36%) NFS
11 28 (2.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 27 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
13 24 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
14 18 (1.67%) BitLocker
15 14 (1.30%) Docker
16 12 (1.11%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.93%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.74%) Firmware
19 3 (0.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 227 (21.04%) SCCM
2 118 (10.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (4.82%) AirWatch
4 48 (4.45%) Ansible
5 43 (3.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 38 (3.52%) Terraform
7 32 (2.97%) Prometheus
8 29 (2.69%) Grafana
9 24 (2.22%) SCOM
10 23 (2.13%) Kubernetes
11 22 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (1.58%) vCenter Server
12 17 (1.58%) ZABBIX
13 16 (1.48%) NetBackup
14 15 (1.39%) FortiGate
15 14 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
16 13 (1.20%) WSUS
17 11 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (1.02%) SCVMM
17 11 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 577 (53.48%) Microsoft
2 426 (39.48%) VMware
3 183 (16.96%) Cisco
4 137 (12.70%) Oracle
5 90 (8.34%) ServiceNow
6 71 (6.58%) HP
7 49 (4.54%) Apple
8 46 (4.26%) Ivanti
9 45 (4.17%) Dell
10 41 (3.80%) SAP
10 41 (3.80%) Veeam
11 39 (3.61%) Palo Alto
12 37 (3.43%) Red Hat
13 36 (3.34%) CheckPoint
14 33 (3.06%) NetApp
15 32 (2.97%) SolarWinds
16 29 (2.69%) F5
17 28 (2.59%) Adobe
17 28 (2.59%) IBM
18 27 (2.50%) McAfee