Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 113 79
Rank change year-on-year -26 -34 -13
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1938 2278 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.18% 2.58%
As % of the Vendors category 4.41% 4.80% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 1342 1721
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £145 £158 £154
90th Percentile £509 £502 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 237 272
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £34.80 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.46 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.30% - -2.94%

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 43951 47473 49241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.33% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27307 29002 29036
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1470 1695 2097
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.23 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -23 1788 £340 +4.62% 255
UK excluding London -26 1176 £330 +1.54% 169
London -20 737 £350 -6.67% 90
South East +17 410 £375 +11.11% 53
North of England -40 236 £290 -4.92% 42
East of England -28 166 £350 +4.09% 24
Midlands +10 138 £300 -2.04% 32
North West -16 123 £300 -27.27% 24
South West -22 93 £313 +25.00% 14
West Midlands +23 91 £300 +6.19% 17
Yorkshire +6 68 £313 -3.85% 10
Scotland -64 65 £350 +16.67% 3
Wales +38 57 £253 -38.79% 1
East Midlands -9 47 £320 -1.54% 15
North East -16 47 £285 +9.62% 8
Northern Ireland -49 11 £320 +59.75%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Citrix.

1 1399 (72.19%) Windows
2 954 (49.23%) Active Directory
3 884 (45.61%) Microsoft
4 827 (42.67%) VMware
5 638 (32.92%) Windows Server
6 477 (24.61%) XenApp
7 429 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 418 (21.57%) Cisco
9 413 (21.31%) Office 365
10 410 (21.16%) ITIL
10 410 (21.16%) SCCM
11 381 (19.66%) Windows 7
12 371 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 357 (18.42%) MS Exchange
14 356 (18.37%) Firewall
15 338 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 333 (17.18%) Finance
17 320 (16.51%) DNS
18 286 (14.76%) Windows 10
19 281 (14.50%) XenDesktop
19 281 (14.50%) PowerShell
20 272 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
21 264 (13.62%) DHCP
22 260 (13.42%) Linux
23 241 (12.44%) NetScaler
24 240 (12.38%) SQL Server
25 235 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
26 229 (11.82%) Hyper-V
27 224 (11.56%) WAN
28 214 (11.04%) LAN

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
1 357 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 184 (9.49%) Skype for Business
3 122 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 121 (6.24%) SharePoint
5 84 (4.33%) IIS
6 57 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (2.84%) IBM Notes
8 49 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 21 (1.08%) Apache
12 20 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (1.03%) JBoss
13 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.46%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.46%) WildFly
16 8 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 272 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (1.29%) Eikon
2 18 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.21%) RMDS
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.052%) Summit
7 1 (0.052%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 413 (21.31%) Office 365
2 188 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (2.79%) PaaS
5 53 (2.73%) IaaS
6 26 (1.34%) OneDrive
7 21 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.52%) SaaS
9 7 (0.36%) G Suite
10 5 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.10%) GitHub
13 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.10%) Yammer
14 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 356 (18.37%) Firewall
2 320 (16.51%) DNS
3 264 (13.62%) DHCP
4 241 (12.44%) NetScaler
5 224 (11.56%) WAN
6 214 (11.04%) LAN
7 207 (10.68%) SAN
8 200 (10.32%) VPN
9 166 (8.57%) TCP/IP
10 96 (4.95%) Skype
11 95 (4.90%) Internet
12 91 (4.70%) Wireless
13 84 (4.33%) Network Security
14 66 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
15 62 (3.20%) NAS
16 61 (3.15%) VLAN
17 58 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (2.63%) SSL
19 51 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (0.67%) MySQL
6 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.36%) Big Data
11 6 (0.31%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.21%) DB2
12 4 (0.21%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.15%) MS Access
13 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (1.50%) JIRA
2 18 (0.93%) MSI
3 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.46%) Zephyr
5 8 (0.41%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.41%) Maven
6 6 (0.31%) AutoIt
6 6 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.26%) ScriptRunner
7 5 (0.26%) Subversion
7 5 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.15%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.15%) TestRail
10 2 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 333 (17.18%) Finance
2 145 (7.48%) Banking
3 70 (3.61%) Legal
4 52 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 33 (1.70%) Law
6 32 (1.65%) Retail
7 31 (1.60%) Publishing
8 25 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.24%) Advertising
10 17 (0.88%) Local Government
11 14 (0.72%) Back Office
12 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.67%) Front Office
13 12 (0.62%) French Language
13 12 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.31%) Military
17 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 348 (17.96%) Analyst
2 207 (10.68%) Support Engineer
3 201 (10.37%) Architect
4 190 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 165 (8.51%) Desktop Support
6 124 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 123 (6.35%) Citrix Engineer
8 117 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 108 (5.57%) Network Engineer
10 102 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 99 (5.11%) Consultant
12 90 (4.64%) Service Analyst
13 88 (4.54%) Service Desk Analyst
14 85 (4.39%) Desktop Engineer
15 83 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
16 79 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
17 77 (3.97%) Administrator
18 69 (3.56%) Project Manager
19 61 (3.15%) Server Engineer
20 60 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.12%) .NET
2 33 (1.70%) Middleware
2 33 (1.70%) Web Services
3 17 (0.88%) XML
4 16 (0.83%) Regular Expression
5 14 (0.72%) SOAP
6 10 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 10 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (0.46%) CSS
7 9 (0.46%) Java EE
7 9 (0.46%) XSLT
8 8 (0.41%) HTML
8 8 (0.41%) RESTful
9 6 (0.31%) EJB
9 6 (0.31%) EJB 3.0
9 6 (0.31%) Hibernate
9 6 (0.31%) J2EE
9 6 (0.31%) JPA
9 6 (0.31%) jQuery
9 6 (0.31%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 201 (10.37%) Data Centre
2 158 (8.15%) Blackberry
3 115 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.20%) Clustering
6 56 (2.89%) Fat Client
6 56 (2.89%) Thin Client
7 48 (2.48%) PKI
8 35 (1.81%) BYOD
9 33 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.65%) iPhone
10 32 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (1.39%) Computer Science
12 26 (1.34%) NHS
13 24 (1.24%) Private Cloud
14 23 (1.19%) Replication
15 21 (1.08%) User Experience
16 20 (1.03%) CESG
17 19 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
18 15 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1399 (72.19%) Windows
2 638 (32.92%) Windows Server
3 381 (19.66%) Windows 7
4 371 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 338 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 286 (14.76%) Windows 10
7 260 (13.42%) Linux
8 136 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 104 (5.37%) Unix
10 70 (3.61%) Apple iOS
11 67 (3.46%) Windows 8
12 65 (3.35%) Android
13 50 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (1.96%) Mac OS
14 38 (1.96%) Solaris
15 33 (1.70%) Windows XP
16 20 (1.03%) CentOS
17 18 (0.93%) AIX
18 11 (0.57%) SUSE
19 10 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (21.16%) ITIL
2 197 (10.17%) Migration
3 106 (5.47%) Service Management
4 104 (5.37%) Change Management
5 94 (4.85%) Incident Management
6 92 (4.75%) Load Balancing
7 83 (4.28%) Project Management
8 81 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 79 (4.08%) TOGAF
10 75 (3.87%) Service Delivery
11 71 (3.66%) PRINCE2
12 65 (3.35%) High Availability
13 55 (2.84%) Problem Management
14 53 (2.73%) Network Design
15 49 (2.53%) Application Packaging
16 48 (2.48%) Business Continuity
17 45 (2.32%) Information Security
17 45 (2.32%) ITIL V3
17 45 (2.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (14.50%) PowerShell
2 203 (10.47%) SQL
3 76 (3.92%) VBScript
4 56 (2.89%) Java
5 30 (1.55%) VB
6 25 (1.29%) Perl
7 23 (1.19%) Python
8 18 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 16 (0.83%) C#
10 15 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.67%) VB.NET
11 13 (0.67%) VBA
12 12 (0.62%) PHP
13 11 (0.57%) C
13 11 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.36%) C-shell
14 7 (0.36%) Korn
14 7 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.31%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 235 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 180 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 169 (8.72%) MCSE
4 131 (6.76%) SC Cleared
5 117 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
6 84 (4.33%) Degree
7 80 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
8 74 (3.82%) MCSA
9 70 (3.61%) MCP
10 61 (3.15%) CCNP
11 58 (2.99%) CCNA
12 57 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 53 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (2.27%) MCDST
15 42 (2.17%) CCA
16 37 (1.91%) DV Cleared
17 29 (1.50%) CCIE
18 25 (1.29%) MCITP
19 24 (1.24%) CISSP
20 23 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.16%) SLA
2 30 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.57%) QA
6 5 (0.26%) GDPR
6 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) MiFID
7 4 (0.21%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.21%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.052%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 954 (49.23%) Active Directory
2 477 (24.61%) XenApp
3 429 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 281 (14.50%) XenDesktop
5 229 (11.82%) Hyper-V
6 193 (9.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 157 (8.10%) VMware ESXi
8 130 (6.71%) XenServer
9 120 (6.19%) vSphere
10 50 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 41 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (2.06%) BitLocker
12 40 (2.06%) Terminal Services
13 32 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
14 21 (1.08%) VMware NSX
15 19 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.93%) DFS Replication
17 17 (0.88%) Terminal Server
18 15 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 410 (21.16%) SCCM
2 88 (4.54%) SCOM
3 54 (2.79%) NetBackup
4 49 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 40 (2.06%) WSUS
6 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 34 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 25 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 23 (1.19%) AirWatch
11 20 (1.03%) EdgeSight
12 19 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 19 (0.98%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.93%) Nagios
13 18 (0.93%) Puppet
14 17 (0.88%) Backup Exec
15 16 (0.83%) AppDNA
16 15 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (0.77%) PowerCLI
16 15 (0.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 884 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 827 (42.67%) VMware
3 418 (21.57%) Cisco
4 202 (10.42%) HP
5 118 (6.09%) CheckPoint
6 112 (5.78%) AppSense
6 112 (5.78%) NetApp
7 103 (5.31%) Oracle
8 90 (4.64%) Juniper
9 85 (4.39%) Symantec
10 84 (4.33%) Dell
11 78 (4.02%) Apple
12 70 (3.61%) McAfee
13 69 (3.56%) Bloomberg
14 60 (3.10%) EMC
14 60 (3.10%) F5
14 60 (3.10%) IBM
15 56 (2.89%) SolarWinds
16 55 (2.84%) Lotus
17 49 (2.53%) Reuters