Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 130 140
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 -45
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,813 2,030 1,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.01% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 4.49% 4.85% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,148 1,337 1,075
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £159 £156 £153
90th Percentile £569 £506 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £310 £328
% change year-on-year +24.19% -5.49% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 108 141
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.09 £40.93 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.13 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.10% +3.57% -15.15%

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 40,358 41,887 40,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.38% 41.43% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,129 26,108 25,168
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,389 1,442 1,476
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.04% -9.74%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.19% -3.88% -8.33%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -4 1,651 £378 +11.85% 138
UK excluding London 0 1,086 £385 +24.19% 96
London -19 688 £375 +1.35% 46
South East +29 450 £400 +5.26% 17
North of England -46 178 £375 +29.87% 31
Midlands +1 152 £320 +9.87% 31
North West -9 116 £350 - 18
South West +20 105 £400 +60.00% 4
West Midlands -1 94 £320 +18.52% 20
Scotland -27 85 £413 +50.00% 4
East of England -18 79 £355 +5.19% 9
East Midlands +3 58 £319 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire -6 44 £433 +57.27% 12
Wales +2 36 £360 +10.77%
North East -62 18 £350 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland +16 5 £300 +23.08%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 1,217 (67.13%) Windows
2 933 (51.46%) Active Directory
3 822 (45.34%) VMware
4 720 (39.71%) Microsoft
5 530 (29.23%) Windows Server
6 507 (27.96%) Office 365
7 480 (26.48%) SCCM
8 476 (26.25%) XenApp
9 446 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 443 (24.43%) Windows 10
11 403 (22.23%) ITIL
12 390 (21.51%) XenDesktop
13 368 (20.30%) Finance
14 341 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 336 (18.53%) Cisco
16 330 (18.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 287 (15.83%) PowerShell
18 275 (15.17%) Microsoft Office
19 270 (14.89%) Migration
20 269 (14.84%) Windows 7
21 251 (13.84%) DNS
22 248 (13.68%) MS Exchange
23 244 (13.46%) Firewall
24 206 (11.36%) Security Cleared
25 205 (11.31%) NetScaler
26 204 (11.25%) Hyper-V
27 198 (10.92%) DHCP
28 195 (10.76%) SQL
29 187 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
30 175 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 248 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 156 (8.60%) Skype for Business
3 91 (5.02%) IIS
3 91 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 51 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.50%) Apache
10 7 (0.39%) Confluence
10 7 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.22%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 275 (15.17%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.17%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.17%) Eikon
3 3 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.055%) assyst
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.055%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.055%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.055%) Maximo
4 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.055%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 507 (27.96%) Office 365
2 341 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (4.08%) IaaS
5 58 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 58 (3.20%) PaaS
6 57 (3.14%) SaaS
7 16 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 16 (0.88%) OneDrive
8 15 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.72%) Mimecast
11 12 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.66%) Route 53
12 8 (0.44%) Yammer
13 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 251 (13.84%) DNS
2 244 (13.46%) Firewall
3 205 (11.31%) NetScaler
4 198 (10.92%) DHCP
5 167 (9.21%) WAN
6 156 (8.60%) LAN
7 146 (8.05%) SAN
8 141 (7.78%) TCP/IP
9 139 (7.67%) VPN
10 138 (7.61%) Skype
11 89 (4.91%) VoIP
12 86 (4.74%) Wireless
13 75 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
14 73 (4.03%) iSCSI
15 72 (3.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 72 (3.97%) VLAN
16 59 (3.25%) Internet
17 48 (2.65%) IP Telephony
18 46 (2.54%) Network Security
19 45 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 24 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (0.88%) Big Data
6 15 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.72%) MySQL
8 12 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 56 (3.09%) MSI
2 28 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
4 22 (1.21%) JIRA
5 18 (0.99%) AdminStudio
6 14 (0.77%) GitLab
7 13 (0.72%) SonarQube
8 12 (0.66%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
9 11 (0.61%) WiX
10 9 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.28%) Hudson
11 5 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
12 3 (0.17%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.17%) Selenium
12 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.17%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 368 (20.30%) Finance
2 109 (6.01%) Banking
3 56 (3.09%) Law
4 42 (2.32%) Legal
5 37 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.60%) Retail
7 23 (1.27%) Publishing
8 22 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.72%) Billing
11 12 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.55%) Advertising
12 10 (0.55%) Back Office
12 10 (0.55%) Local Government
13 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.33%) Automotive
15 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.17%) Games
16 3 (0.17%) Military
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 299 (16.49%) Analyst
2 279 (15.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 236 (13.02%) Architect
4 165 (9.10%) Support Engineer
5 123 (6.78%) Citrix Engineer
5 123 (6.78%) Service Analyst
6 118 (6.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 98 (5.41%) Consultant
8 96 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 92 (5.07%) Support Analyst
10 88 (4.85%) Desktop Support
11 86 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 84 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
13 81 (4.47%) Network Engineer
14 80 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
15 77 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
15 77 (4.25%) Infrastructure Architect
16 74 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
17 69 (3.81%) Project Manager
18 62 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.75%) .NET
2 31 (1.71%) Middleware
2 31 (1.71%) Software Packaging
2 31 (1.71%) WinForms
3 29 (1.60%) WPF
4 21 (1.16%) Web Services
5 14 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (0.72%) HTML
7 12 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 11 (0.61%) OCX
9 10 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.44%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.39%) .NET Core
11 7 (0.39%) CSLA.NET
12 6 (0.33%) RESTful
13 5 (0.28%) LDAP
13 5 (0.28%) XML
14 4 (0.22%) Ajax
14 4 (0.22%) Node.js
14 4 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (9.16%) Data Centre
3 71 (3.92%) Fat Client
3 71 (3.92%) Thin Client
4 67 (3.70%) Clustering
5 43 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.10%) Blackberry
7 38 (2.10%) PKI
8 35 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (1.88%) iPhone
10 33 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.27%) Smartphone
11 23 (1.27%) User Experience
12 20 (1.10%) CMDB
12 20 (1.10%) iPad
13 17 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.83%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.77%) DataPower
15 14 (0.77%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,217 (67.13%) Windows
2 530 (29.23%) Windows Server
3 443 (24.43%) Windows 10
4 269 (14.84%) Windows 7
5 187 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 175 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 165 (9.10%) Linux
8 70 (3.86%) Unix
9 62 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (3.31%) Android
11 59 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (2.37%) Windows 8
13 35 (1.93%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.27%) AIX
14 23 (1.27%) CentOS
15 22 (1.21%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.61%) Solaris
17 10 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.50%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (22.23%) ITIL
2 330 (18.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 270 (14.89%) Migration
4 124 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
5 120 (6.62%) Service Management
6 101 (5.57%) Load Balancing
7 94 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
8 93 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 92 (5.07%) PRINCE2
10 80 (4.41%) Change Management
11 77 (4.25%) ITSM
12 74 (4.08%) Application Packaging
13 73 (4.03%) DevOps
14 72 (3.97%) Project Management
15 70 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 69 (3.81%) ITIL V3
17 64 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 62 (3.42%) Service Delivery
19 55 (3.03%) Problem Management
20 51 (2.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 287 (15.83%) PowerShell
2 195 (10.76%) SQL
3 73 (4.03%) VB
4 46 (2.54%) VBScript
5 40 (2.21%) C#
6 38 (2.10%) JavaScript
7 33 (1.82%) Python
8 28 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 23 (1.27%) VBA
11 21 (1.16%) VB.NET
12 19 (1.05%) Java
13 12 (0.66%) C
14 11 (0.61%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.50%) Perl
15 9 (0.50%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.11%) Ruby
16 2 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 206 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 154 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 114 (6.29%) MCSE
5 110 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
7 70 (3.86%) Degree
8 59 (3.25%) CCNA
9 57 (3.14%) DV Cleared
10 56 (3.09%) CCNP
11 52 (2.87%) CCA
12 43 (2.37%) MCSA
13 40 (2.21%) MCP
14 37 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
15 36 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 29 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 23 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 20 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 14 (0.77%) MCITP
19 14 (0.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.69%) SLA
2 48 (2.65%) QA
3 15 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.77%) PMO
5 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.11%) GDPR
7 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.055%) COBIT
8 1 (0.055%) GPG13
8 1 (0.055%) GxP
8 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.055%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 933 (51.46%) Active Directory
2 476 (26.25%) XenApp
3 446 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 390 (21.51%) XenDesktop
5 204 (11.25%) Hyper-V
6 174 (9.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 164 (9.05%) VMware ESXi
8 129 (7.12%) vSphere
9 94 (5.18%) XenServer
10 75 (4.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 54 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
13 26 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (1.10%) VMware NSX
15 19 (1.05%) Terminal Services
16 16 (0.88%) NFS
17 15 (0.83%) Docker
18 14 (0.77%) BitLocker
18 14 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (0.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 480 (26.48%) SCCM
2 98 (5.41%) SCOM
3 59 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 51 (2.81%) vCenter Server
5 40 (2.21%) Puppet
6 32 (1.77%) vRealize
7 31 (1.71%) Terraform
8 28 (1.54%) Backup Exec
8 28 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 28 (1.54%) SCVMM
9 27 (1.49%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
11 22 (1.21%) Ansible
11 22 (1.21%) SCOrch
12 20 (1.10%) Packer
13 19 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 822 (45.34%) VMware
2 720 (39.71%) Microsoft
3 336 (18.53%) Cisco
4 115 (6.34%) HP
4 115 (6.34%) Oracle
5 106 (5.85%) CheckPoint
6 99 (5.46%) Ivanti
7 91 (5.02%) Dell
8 88 (4.85%) NetApp
9 68 (3.75%) McAfee
10 62 (3.42%) ServiceNow
11 61 (3.36%) Red Hat
12 52 (2.87%) Apple
12 52 (2.87%) Juniper
13 50 (2.76%) Symantec
13 50 (2.76%) Veeam
14 49 (2.70%) EMC
15 48 (2.65%) SolarWinds
16 44 (2.43%) Palo Alto
17 43 (2.37%) IBM