Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 138 139
Rank change year-on-year -69 +1 +12
Contract jobs citing Citrix 407 1,618 2,041
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.91% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 2.91% 4.48% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 1,068 1,344
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £145
90th Percentile £500 £563 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 79 151
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.71% +7.40% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.01 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.08 £16.75
% change year-on-year -3.38% +1.96% +4.69%

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 13,985 36,156 43,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.98% 42.62% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,408 22,650 26,567
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +0.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 1,425 1,662
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.00 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.50% +14.88% -0.51%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.17 £10.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.05 £45.48
Median hourly rate £25.67 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +40.63% +10.61% -1.99%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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 -76 326 £338 -10.00% 136
UK excluding London -17 252 £338 -10.00% 111
London -66 130 £363 -9.38% 31
South East 0 65 £375 -6.25% 24
Work from Home -52 60 £330 -26.67% 11
Scotland +43 50 £430 +22.77% 4
North of England -16 46 £275 -18.52% 27
South West +15 35 £310 -18.42% 16
Midlands +6 33 £335 +3.88% 31
North West -3 28 £275 -24.14% 17
West Midlands +15 20 £369 +9.26% 24
Yorkshire +42 17 £325 +5.26% 5
East Midlands +19 13 £335 +10.74% 7
East of England +23 11 £264 -34.00% 6
Wales +36 8 £413 +17.86% 1
Northern Ireland +12 5 £160 -32.63% 2
North East +13 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 269 (66.09%) Windows
2 221 (54.30%) Active Directory
3 182 (44.72%) Microsoft
4 169 (41.52%) VMware
5 130 (31.94%) Office 365
6 119 (29.24%) Windows Server
7 112 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 107 (26.29%) Azure
9 102 (25.06%) SCCM
10 99 (24.32%) XenApp
11 94 (23.10%) ITIL
11 94 (23.10%) Windows 10
12 84 (20.64%) Security Cleared
13 79 (19.41%) DNS
14 74 (18.18%) Firewall
15 73 (17.94%) Cisco
16 69 (16.95%) PowerShell
17 67 (16.46%) XenDesktop
18 65 (15.97%) Migration
19 63 (15.48%) SC Cleared
20 59 (14.50%) Finance
21 58 (14.25%) DHCP
22 56 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 53 (13.02%) Windows 7
24 51 (12.53%) NetScaler
25 49 (12.04%) SQL Server
26 47 (11.55%) Microsoft App-V
27 46 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
28 42 (10.32%) Application Packaging
29 41 (10.07%) 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 29 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.39%) IIS
2 26 (6.39%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.46%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.47%) JBoss
5 6 (1.47%) NetWeaver
5 6 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.98%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.49%) Apache
7 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.49%) Confluence
7 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Site Server
Applications
1 33 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.74%) SmartPlant
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) assyst
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 130 (31.94%) Office 365
2 107 (26.29%) Azure
3 32 (7.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (5.90%) AWS
5 12 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.95%) OneDrive
6 11 (2.70%) IaaS
6 11 (2.70%) SaaS
7 8 (1.97%) PaaS
8 7 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (1.23%) GCP
9 5 (1.23%) Power Automate
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.74%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.49%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.25%) Slack
12 1 (0.25%) WhatsApp
12 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (19.41%) DNS
2 74 (18.18%) Firewall
3 58 (14.25%) DHCP
4 51 (12.53%) NetScaler
5 35 (8.60%) SAN
5 35 (8.60%) VPN
5 35 (8.60%) WAN
6 24 (5.90%) LAN
7 23 (5.65%) TCP/IP
8 22 (5.41%) VoIP
9 21 (5.16%) Wireless
10 20 (4.91%) Skype
11 15 (3.69%) Network Security
11 15 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (3.44%) VSAN
12 14 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (2.95%) SSL
14 11 (2.70%) MPLS
15 9 (2.21%) DMZ
16 8 (1.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (1.47%) DB2
2 6 (1.47%) MySQL
2 6 (1.47%) SAP HANA
3 3 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Power BI
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.23%) MSI
2 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.25%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (14.50%) Finance
2 27 (6.63%) Public Sector
3 24 (5.90%) Banking
4 9 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.47%) Publishing
6 6 (1.47%) Retail
7 5 (1.23%) Front Office
8 4 (0.98%) Advertising
8 4 (0.98%) Local Government
8 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.74%) Automotive
9 3 (0.74%) Legal
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.49%) French Language
10 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.49%) International Banking
10 2 (0.49%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (12.78%) Analyst
2 48 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (9.58%) Architect
4 31 (7.62%) Support Engineer
5 27 (6.63%) Citrix Engineer
6 23 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
7 22 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
8 21 (5.16%) Desktop Support
8 21 (5.16%) Wintel Engineer
9 19 (4.67%) Network Engineer
10 18 (4.42%) Service Analyst
11 17 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (4.18%) Applications Packager
11 17 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (3.93%) Consultant
13 15 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (3.69%) Technical Architect
14 12 (2.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.21%) Middleware
2 8 (1.97%) XML
3 6 (1.47%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.23%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.98%) .NET
6 3 (0.74%) LDAP
7 2 (0.49%) JSON
7 2 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.44%) Clustering
4 14 (3.44%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.44%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.70%) NHS
5 11 (2.70%) PKI
6 10 (2.46%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.23%) Replication
11 4 (0.98%) BYOD
11 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.74%) User Experience
13 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 269 (66.09%) Windows
2 119 (29.24%) Windows Server
3 94 (23.10%) Windows 10
4 53 (13.02%) Windows 7
5 46 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (6.39%) Unix
9 22 (5.41%) Linux
10 20 (4.91%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (3.44%) Solaris
12 12 (2.95%) Windows 8
13 9 (2.21%) Android
14 8 (1.97%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (1.23%) AIX
17 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (23.10%) ITIL
2 65 (15.97%) Migration
3 56 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (10.32%) Application Packaging
5 30 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.63%) Virtual Environments
7 23 (5.65%) Service Management
8 22 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 21 (5.16%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.91%) Configuration Management
10 20 (4.91%) High Availability
11 19 (4.67%) Change Management
11 19 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (4.42%) Patch Management
13 17 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (3.69%) Incident Management
14 15 (3.69%) Information Security
14 15 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (3.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 24 (5.90%) SQL
3 14 (3.44%) C
3 14 (3.44%) VBScript
4 5 (1.23%) C#
4 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.98%) Python
6 3 (0.74%) VB
7 2 (0.49%) Perl
7 2 (0.49%) PHP
7 2 (0.49%) VBA
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (20.64%) Security Cleared
2 63 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.67%) Degree
5 17 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (4.18%) MCSE
6 14 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.95%) CCNA
8 10 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (2.21%) CCNP
10 8 (1.97%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.72%) CISSP
11 7 (1.72%) MCSA
12 5 (1.23%) CCA
13 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.74%) HP APS
13 3 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.49%) CCSA
14 2 (0.49%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.97%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.97%) QA
3 7 (1.72%) COBIT
4 6 (1.47%) GDPR
5 2 (0.49%) NCSC
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 221 (54.30%) Active Directory
2 112 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (24.32%) XenApp
4 67 (16.46%) XenDesktop
5 47 (11.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (7.13%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (6.63%) vSphere
8 26 (6.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 20 (4.91%) Hyper-V
10 16 (3.93%) VMware NSX
11 14 (3.44%) Firmware
12 13 (3.19%) Terminal Services
13 12 (2.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 10 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (1.97%) Docker
16 7 (1.72%) BitLocker
17 6 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
18 4 (0.98%) Terminal Server
19 3 (0.74%) MetaFrame
19 3 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 102 (25.06%) SCCM
2 18 (4.42%) SCOM
3 17 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (4.18%) WSUS
4 12 (2.95%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (2.70%) vRealize
6 10 (2.46%) PowerCLI
7 9 (2.21%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.97%) Puppet
9 7 (1.72%) Nessus
10 6 (1.47%) Ansible
10 6 (1.47%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.23%) Terraform
12 4 (0.98%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.98%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.98%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.74%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 182 (44.72%) Microsoft
2 169 (41.52%) VMware
3 73 (17.94%) Cisco
4 39 (9.58%) Ivanti
5 36 (8.85%) HP
6 30 (7.37%) Palo Alto
7 26 (6.39%) Dell
8 23 (5.65%) CheckPoint
9 20 (4.91%) NetApp
10 19 (4.67%) SolarWinds
11 16 (3.93%) ServiceNow
12 13 (3.19%) EMC
12 13 (3.19%) Oracle
13 12 (2.95%) Splunk
14 10 (2.46%) Juniper
14 10 (2.46%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.46%) Veeam
15 8 (1.97%) Avaya
15 8 (1.97%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.97%) Symantec