Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 91 70
Rank change year-on-year -58 -21 -4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 1671 2737 3181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 2.52% 2.82%
As % of the Vendors category 4.00% 5.60% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1651 1869
UK median daily rate £350 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.22% +5.47%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 246 325
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.45 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.03% -4.35%

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41774 48862 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.66% 44.92% 44.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25529 29996 29159
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1385 1644 2198
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.47 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.22
% change year-on-year -5.04% +0.90% +4.36%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -51 1539 £350 +3.70% 267
UK excluding London -58 1002 £338 +3.85% 197
London -49 648 £363 -3.33% 87
South East -22 311 £375 +7.14% 39
North of England -50 239 £300 +3.36% 45
North West -16 146 £310 -15.07% 27
East of England -37 132 £375 +7.14% 30
Midlands -44 117 £338 +3.85% 40
South West -42 90 £325 - 26
West Midlands -32 64 £375 +15.38% 31
Scotland -62 60 £325 +3.83% 10
Yorkshire +6 59 £325 - 14
East Midlands -24 52 £325 +0.78% 9
Wales +26 45 £186 -12.47% 5
North East -41 34 £275 +5.77% 4
Northern Ireland -47 10 £324 +62.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1193 (71.39%) Windows
2 803 (48.06%) Active Directory
3 797 (47.70%) Microsoft
4 742 (44.40%) VMware
5 529 (31.66%) Windows Server
6 390 (23.34%) XenApp
7 382 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 373 (22.32%) Cisco
9 351 (21.01%) ITIL
10 341 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 335 (20.05%) SCCM
12 332 (19.87%) Office 365
13 322 (19.27%) MS Exchange
14 320 (19.15%) Windows 7
15 310 (18.55%) Finance
16 285 (17.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 265 (15.86%) Firewall
18 258 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
19 257 (15.38%) Migration
20 249 (14.90%) PowerShell
21 248 (14.84%) XenDesktop
21 248 (14.84%) DNS
22 229 (13.70%) SQL Server
23 227 (13.58%) Linux
24 218 (13.05%) SAN
24 218 (13.05%) Windows 10
25 215 (12.87%) Data Centre
26 211 (12.63%) Hyper-V
27 204 (12.21%) Security Cleared
27 204 (12.21%) NetScaler

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
1 322 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 144 (8.62%) Skype for Business
3 143 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 127 (7.60%) SharePoint
5 95 (5.69%) IIS
6 74 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 66 (3.95%) IBM Notes
8 47 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (1.92%) Apache
11 27 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
12 23 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (1.08%) JBoss
13 18 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.72%) WildFly
16 11 (0.66%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
18 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
18 6 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 258 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.060%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 18 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (1.08%) Eikon
2 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.24%) Maximo
3 4 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.060%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 332 (19.87%) Office 365
2 143 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (2.81%) IaaS
5 44 (2.63%) PaaS
6 20 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (1.08%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.84%) SaaS
9 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.42%) G Suite
11 5 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.30%) Yammer
12 4 (0.24%) GitHub
13 3 (0.18%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.18%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.060%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 265 (15.86%) Firewall
2 248 (14.84%) DNS
3 218 (13.05%) SAN
4 204 (12.21%) NetScaler
5 196 (11.73%) WAN
6 194 (11.61%) DHCP
7 191 (11.43%) VPN
8 187 (11.19%) LAN
9 146 (8.74%) TCP/IP
10 84 (5.03%) Internet
11 77 (4.61%) Wireless
12 72 (4.31%) NAS
13 62 (3.71%) Skype
14 59 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
15 55 (3.29%) Network Security
16 54 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
17 50 (2.99%) VLAN
18 49 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
19 45 (2.69%) LDAP
19 45 (2.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (0.72%) MySQL
6 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.48%) Big Data
8 7 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.36%) MS Access
9 6 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.30%) DB2
10 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (1.44%) MSI
2 21 (1.26%) JIRA
3 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.48%) Subversion
6 7 (0.42%) Maven
6 7 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.36%) Zephyr
8 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.30%) ScriptRunner
9 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.18%) Hudson
10 3 (0.18%) Selenium
10 3 (0.18%) StarTeam
10 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 310 (18.55%) Finance
2 142 (8.50%) Banking
3 47 (2.81%) Legal
4 43 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.21%) Retail
6 29 (1.74%) Law
7 26 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.44%) Local Government
9 16 (0.96%) Publishing
10 12 (0.72%) Billing
11 11 (0.66%) Marketing
12 10 (0.60%) Electronics
12 10 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.42%) Back Office
14 7 (0.42%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.36%) Advertising
16 5 (0.30%) Front Office
16 5 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 304 (18.19%) Analyst
2 213 (12.75%) Architect
3 183 (10.95%) Support Engineer
4 140 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 138 (8.26%) Desktop Support
6 120 (7.18%) Support Analyst
7 113 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 109 (6.52%) Consultant
9 89 (5.33%) Citrix Engineer
10 74 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 73 (4.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 73 (4.37%) Network Engineer
12 64 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
12 64 (3.83%) Project Manager
13 62 (3.71%) Administrator
13 62 (3.71%) Infrastructure Architect
14 61 (3.65%) Service Analyst
14 61 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
14 61 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
15 60 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.80%) Web Services
2 29 (1.74%) .NET
2 29 (1.74%) Middleware
3 24 (1.44%) 802.1X
4 15 (0.90%) XML
5 12 (0.72%) SAML
6 10 (0.60%) SOAP
7 8 (0.48%) SailPoint
8 7 (0.42%) RESTful
9 6 (0.36%) Java EE
9 6 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.36%) XSLT
10 5 (0.30%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.30%) J2EE
10 5 (0.30%) jQuery
10 5 (0.30%) REST
11 4 (0.24%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.24%) EJB 3.0
11 4 (0.24%) JPA
11 4 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 215 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 133 (7.96%) Blackberry
3 103 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (4.19%) Clustering
5 67 (4.01%) Fat Client
5 67 (4.01%) Thin Client
6 53 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.69%) BYOD
8 43 (2.57%) PKI
9 36 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.86%) Computer Science
11 29 (1.74%) iPhone
12 27 (1.62%) Client/Server
12 27 (1.62%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.32%) iPad
14 20 (1.20%) Replication
15 19 (1.14%) CESG
16 16 (0.96%) Smartphone
17 15 (0.90%) Mainframe
18 14 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1193 (71.39%) Windows
2 529 (31.66%) Windows Server
3 341 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 320 (19.15%) Windows 7
5 285 (17.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 227 (13.58%) Linux
7 218 (13.05%) Windows 10
8 143 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 105 (6.28%) Unix
10 69 (4.13%) Windows 8
11 63 (3.77%) Android
12 52 (3.11%) Windows XP
13 37 (2.21%) Apple iOS
14 33 (1.97%) Mac OS
15 31 (1.86%) Solaris
16 28 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (1.50%) AIX
18 15 (0.90%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.66%) CentOS
19 11 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (21.01%) ITIL
2 257 (15.38%) Migration
3 111 (6.64%) Project Management
4 92 (5.51%) Service Management
5 86 (5.15%) Change Management
6 80 (4.79%) TOGAF
7 74 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 70 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (3.95%) High Availability
10 62 (3.71%) Incident Management
10 62 (3.71%) Load Balancing
11 57 (3.41%) DevOps
12 53 (3.17%) PRINCE2
13 51 (3.05%) Problem Management
14 47 (2.81%) Service Delivery
15 44 (2.63%) Application Packaging
15 44 (2.63%) Asset Management
15 44 (2.63%) Network Design
16 41 (2.45%) Server Building
17 40 (2.39%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 249 (14.90%) PowerShell
2 195 (11.67%) SQL
3 45 (2.69%) VBScript
4 36 (2.15%) Java
5 28 (1.68%) Perl
5 28 (1.68%) VB
6 25 (1.50%) Python
7 20 (1.20%) C#
8 16 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.72%) PHP
9 12 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 11 (0.66%) VBA
11 10 (0.60%) C
12 9 (0.54%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.42%) Korn
13 7 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.36%) C-shell
14 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 204 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 194 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 147 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 131 (7.84%) MCSE
5 99 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (4.13%) Degree
7 64 (3.83%) MCP
8 59 (3.53%) DV Cleared
9 56 (3.35%) CCNP
10 55 (3.29%) Citrix Certification
11 52 (3.11%) CCNA
12 51 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 46 (2.75%) MCSA
14 36 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (1.86%) CCIE
16 29 (1.74%) MCITP
17 25 (1.50%) CCA
18 23 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (1.26%) MCDST
20 19 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.73%) SLA
2 17 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.72%) GPG13
6 10 (0.60%) QA
7 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.18%) MiFID
8 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) PMO
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.060%) NIST 800
System Software
1 803 (48.06%) Active Directory
2 390 (23.34%) XenApp
3 382 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 248 (14.84%) XenDesktop
5 211 (12.63%) Hyper-V
6 184 (11.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 140 (8.38%) VMware ESXi
8 103 (6.16%) vSphere
9 99 (5.92%) XenServer
10 48 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 41 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 24 (1.44%) BitLocker
14 23 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
15 22 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 22 (1.32%) DFS Replication
16 21 (1.26%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.90%) VMware NSX
18 14 (0.84%) Terminal Server
18 14 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 335 (20.05%) SCCM
2 68 (4.07%) SCOM
3 47 (2.81%) NetBackup
4 33 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (1.86%) WSUS
6 26 (1.56%) AppDNA
6 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 21 (1.26%) Tivoli
9 20 (1.20%) AirWatch
9 20 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
10 19 (1.14%) Netcool
10 19 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 18 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 16 (0.96%) Cacti
12 16 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
12 16 (0.96%) PowerCLI
12 16 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 797 (47.70%) Microsoft
2 742 (44.40%) VMware
3 373 (22.32%) Cisco
4 173 (10.35%) HP
5 93 (5.57%) AppSense
6 85 (5.09%) NetApp
6 85 (5.09%) Oracle
7 70 (4.19%) CheckPoint
8 65 (3.89%) Lotus
9 64 (3.83%) EMC
10 61 (3.65%) Symantec
11 60 (3.59%) Juniper
12 59 (3.53%) F5
13 55 (3.29%) Apple
14 53 (3.17%) Palo Alto
15 51 (3.05%) Bloomberg
16 50 (2.99%) Veritas
17 47 (2.81%) McAfee
18 44 (2.63%) IBM
19 43 (2.57%) Dell