Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 136 147
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -36
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1,601 2,059 1,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 1.97% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 4.38% 4.66% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 1,347 1,095
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +3.85%
10th Percentile £180 £150 £145
90th Percentile £558 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.00% +4.48% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 139 124
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.20 £10.83
90th Percentile £46.60 £40.03 £39.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £15.69
% change year-on-year -1.45% +9.94% -4.91%

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 36,578 44,161 44,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.43% 42.32% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,951 27,382 27,415
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.99%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,495 1,684 1,482
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.80 £10.59
90th Percentile £51.71 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% +1.52% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +2 1,473 £375 +1.35% 527
UK excluding London +6 1,003 £375 +7.00% 412
London -15 576 £400 +6.67% 144
South East -9 330 £398 +3.38% 114
North of England +28 231 £325 +4.00% 113
North West +12 149 £350 +15.70% 60
South West +62 136 £375 +7.14% 47
Midlands +11 119 £320 -1.54% 83
Scotland +20 90 £351 +16.83% 17
East of England -4 79 £400 +8.11% 26
West Midlands +26 76 £331 +1.92% 56
Yorkshire +18 48 £313 -13.79% 39
East Midlands -9 43 £313 -11.35% 27
North East +33 34 £250 +1.52% 14
Wales +23 17 £375 +4.96% 10
Northern Ireland +2 4 £238 -5.00% 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,133 (70.77%) Windows
2 799 (49.91%) Active Directory
3 715 (44.66%) Microsoft
4 686 (42.85%) VMware
5 541 (33.79%) Office 365
6 526 (32.85%) Windows Server
7 459 (28.67%) SCCM
8 450 (28.11%) XenApp
9 427 (26.67%) Windows 10
10 408 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 352 (21.99%) ITIL
12 348 (21.74%) Azure
13 333 (20.80%) XenDesktop
14 311 (19.43%) PowerShell
15 299 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 285 (17.80%) Cisco
17 266 (16.61%) DNS
18 262 (16.36%) Firewall
19 259 (16.18%) MS Exchange
20 255 (15.93%) Windows 7
21 248 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
22 246 (15.37%) Microsoft Office
23 241 (15.05%) Security Cleared
24 237 (14.80%) Finance
25 224 (13.99%) Migration
26 217 (13.55%) Windows Server 2012
27 216 (13.49%) SQL
28 210 (13.12%) Hyper-V
29 206 (12.87%) DHCP
30 187 (11.68%) 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
1 259 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 143 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 143 (8.93%) Skype for Business
3 75 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (4.25%) IIS
5 28 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.37%) Apache
11 6 (0.37%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.31%) CMS
12 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.25%) Confluence
14 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 246 (15.37%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.062%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 22 (1.37%) Siebel CRM
2 21 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) Aligne
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.062%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.062%) Eikon
8 1 (0.062%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.062%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.062%) Relativity
8 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 541 (33.79%) Office 365
2 348 (21.74%) Azure
3 143 (8.93%) AWS
4 56 (3.50%) IaaS
5 54 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (3.37%) SaaS
6 52 (3.25%) PaaS
7 41 (2.56%) GitHub
8 26 (1.62%) OneDrive
9 18 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.12%) Yammer
10 15 (0.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 10 (0.62%) GCP
12 9 (0.56%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.31%) G Suite
15 4 (0.25%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.25%) Slack
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 266 (16.61%) DNS
2 262 (16.36%) Firewall
3 206 (12.87%) DHCP
4 183 (11.43%) NetScaler
5 132 (8.24%) Skype
6 127 (7.93%) LAN
7 109 (6.81%) WAN
8 98 (6.12%) SAN
9 96 (6.00%) VPN
10 88 (5.50%) TCP/IP
11 66 (4.12%) VoIP
12 51 (3.19%) MPLS
12 51 (3.19%) Wireless
13 44 (2.75%) Network Security
14 43 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (2.56%) VLAN
16 37 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 34 (2.12%) Internet
18 28 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
18 28 (1.75%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 23 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
4 22 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (1.31%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 21 (1.31%) Oracle9i Database
6 19 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (0.94%) DB2
8 15 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
9 14 (0.87%) MySQL
10 12 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.69%) DataStage
11 11 (0.69%) Informix
11 11 (0.69%) QualityStage
11 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (0.62%) Big Data
13 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (2.87%) MSI
2 30 (1.87%) JIRA
3 27 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.44%) InstallShield
5 19 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.87%) StarTeam
9 13 (0.81%) AdminStudio
10 11 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.50%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.25%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.19%) Subversion
13 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.19%) WiX
13 3 (0.19%) Zephyr
14 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.12%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 237 (14.80%) Finance
2 92 (5.75%) Banking
3 80 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 42 (2.62%) Law
5 30 (1.87%) Legal
6 27 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.44%) Local Government
8 19 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.19%) Retail
9 18 (1.12%) German Language
10 17 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.06%) Publishing
11 13 (0.81%) Russian Language
12 11 (0.69%) Advertising
12 11 (0.69%) Back Office
13 10 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.31%) Electronics
14 5 (0.31%) Marketing
15 4 (0.25%) Front Office
16 3 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 257 (16.05%) Analyst
2 246 (15.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 144 (8.99%) Support Engineer
4 114 (7.12%) Architect
5 110 (6.87%) Service Analyst
6 106 (6.62%) Citrix Engineer
6 106 (6.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 97 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 91 (5.68%) Desktop Support
9 87 (5.43%) Consultant
9 87 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 83 (5.18%) Windows Engineer
11 80 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 64 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
13 62 (3.87%) Network Engineer
14 58 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
15 55 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 51 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
17 48 (3.00%) Server Engineer
18 46 (2.87%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.56%) .NET
2 19 (1.19%) Middleware
3 18 (1.12%) Software Packaging
4 16 (1.00%) LDAP
5 15 (0.94%) Web Services
5 15 (0.94%) XML
6 14 (0.87%) 802.1X
7 11 (0.69%) XML Schema
8 8 (0.50%) RESTful
8 8 (0.50%) SAML
8 8 (0.50%) WinForms
8 8 (0.50%) WPF
9 6 (0.37%) HTML
10 5 (0.31%) React
10 5 (0.31%) Swagger
11 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.25%) CSS
11 4 (0.25%) JSON
12 3 (0.19%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 153 (9.56%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.18%) Blackberry
4 56 (3.50%) Clustering
5 50 (3.12%) Fat Client
5 50 (3.12%) Thin Client
6 46 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 44 (2.75%) PKI
8 43 (2.69%) Public Cloud
9 40 (2.50%) iPhone
10 31 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.81%) Smartphone
12 25 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
13 24 (1.50%) Replication
13 24 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.75%) NHS
16 11 (0.69%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
17 10 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,133 (70.77%) Windows
2 526 (32.85%) Windows Server
3 427 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 255 (15.93%) Windows 7
5 248 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 217 (13.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 187 (11.68%) Linux
8 86 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (3.94%) Android
10 60 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (3.25%) Unix
12 31 (1.94%) Windows 8
13 25 (1.56%) Windows XP
14 24 (1.50%) AIX
15 23 (1.44%) Apple iOS
16 20 (1.25%) Mac OS
17 16 (1.00%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.75%) VMS
20 11 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (21.99%) ITIL
2 299 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 224 (13.99%) Migration
4 141 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
5 123 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (7.25%) Service Management
7 81 (5.06%) Incident Management
8 80 (5.00%) Change Management
9 77 (4.81%) Project Delivery
10 65 (4.06%) ITIL V3
11 64 (4.00%) Application Packaging
11 64 (4.00%) Load Balancing
12 61 (3.81%) ITSM
13 57 (3.56%) Project Management
14 55 (3.44%) DevOps
15 51 (3.19%) CRM
15 51 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
16 50 (3.12%) Service Delivery
16 50 (3.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 311 (19.43%) PowerShell
2 216 (13.49%) SQL
3 38 (2.37%) Python
4 32 (2.00%) VBScript
5 31 (1.94%) VB
6 28 (1.75%) Java
7 20 (1.25%) C
8 16 (1.00%) C#
9 13 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.81%) VBA
10 12 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.62%) Perl
13 9 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.19%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.19%) PHP
15 2 (0.12%) C++
15 2 (0.12%) Go
15 2 (0.12%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 241 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 180 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 133 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (5.75%) MCSE
5 89 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 87 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (4.43%) DV Cleared
8 55 (3.44%) CCA
9 54 (3.37%) Degree
10 51 (3.19%) CCNP
11 49 (3.06%) CCNA
12 45 (2.81%) MCSA
13 40 (2.50%) MCITP
14 37 (2.31%) MCP
15 34 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
16 33 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 21 (1.31%) CCIE
17 21 (1.31%) MCTS
18 14 (0.87%) ISTQB
19 10 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.62%) SLA
2 33 (2.06%) QA
3 16 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.50%) GDPR
5 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.12%) PMO
10 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.062%) ITGC
10 1 (0.062%) NCSC
System Software
1 799 (49.91%) Active Directory
2 450 (28.11%) XenApp
3 408 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 333 (20.80%) XenDesktop
5 210 (13.12%) Hyper-V
6 143 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
7 121 (7.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 119 (7.43%) vSphere
9 82 (5.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 58 (3.62%) Virtual Desktop
11 55 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
13 24 (1.50%) Terminal Services
14 23 (1.44%) Docker
15 22 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 22 (1.37%) DFS Replication
15 22 (1.37%) VMware NSX
16 20 (1.25%) BitLocker
17 18 (1.12%) Xen
18 14 (0.87%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 459 (28.67%) SCCM
2 101 (6.31%) SCOM
3 52 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 41 (2.56%) Ansible
5 32 (2.00%) WSUS
6 31 (1.94%) Puppet
7 27 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 27 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
8 25 (1.56%) vCenter Server
9 24 (1.50%) Backup Exec
10 23 (1.44%) Netcool
11 18 (1.12%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.12%) XenMobile
12 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.87%) Kubernetes
13 14 (0.87%) Nessus
13 14 (0.87%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.75%) vRealize
15 11 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 715 (44.66%) Microsoft
2 686 (42.85%) VMware
3 285 (17.80%) Cisco
4 126 (7.87%) Ivanti
5 118 (7.37%) Oracle
6 113 (7.06%) HP
7 85 (5.31%) NetApp
8 84 (5.25%) Apple
9 79 (4.93%) Dell
10 62 (3.87%) IBM
11 60 (3.75%) CheckPoint
11 60 (3.75%) McAfee
12 58 (3.62%) ServiceNow
13 52 (3.25%) Red Hat
14 50 (3.12%) Symantec
15 49 (3.06%) EMC
16 47 (2.94%) Palo Alto
17 39 (2.44%) F5
18 35 (2.19%) SolarWinds
19 34 (2.12%) Google