Period
to 19 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 February 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 136 65
Rank change year-on-year +29 -71 -12
Contract jobs citing Citrix 83 62 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.75% 1.18% 2.58%
As % of the Vendors category 4.05% 2.61% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 56
West Midlands median daily rate £289 £275 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.22% +11.94%
10th Percentile £154 £159 £150
90th Percentile £399 £494 £407
England median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.49 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +31.73% -30.60%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £9.28
90th Percentile £27.60 £18.35 £19.70
England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -0.64% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,047 2,378 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.09% 45.44% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,228 1,293 1,187
West Midlands median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £212 £213 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 92 98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -8.68% +5.97%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.61 £10.09
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £32.73
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.43%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in the West Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in the West Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in the West Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in the West Midlands

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Citrix in the West Midlands

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
Birmingham -1 33 £290 +10.48% 8
Warwickshire +7 8 £383 -15.93% 2
Coventry +9 7 £319 +6.25% 3
Shropshire +1 6 £173 -37.27% 1
Staffordshire 0 6 £208 -30.83% 2
Dudley - 4 £260 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £260 -
Herefordshire +5 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 - 2
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 59 (71.08%) Windows
2 57 (68.67%) Active Directory
3 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
4 35 (42.17%) VMware
5 30 (36.14%) XenApp
6 28 (33.73%) SCCM
6 28 (33.73%) ITIL
6 28 (33.73%) Windows Server
7 21 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (24.10%) Service Management
9 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
9 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
9 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
10 18 (21.69%) XenDesktop
11 17 (20.48%) Office 365
11 17 (20.48%) Windows 10
12 16 (19.28%) Windows 7
13 15 (18.07%) Change Management
14 14 (16.87%) DNS
15 13 (15.66%) DHCP
15 13 (15.66%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (14.46%) Linux
17 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
17 11 (13.25%) SQL
17 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
18 10 (12.05%) Firewall
18 10 (12.05%) SLA
18 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (12.05%) NetScaler
19 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.23%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.41%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.20%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.48%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.20%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) DNS
2 13 (15.66%) DHCP
3 10 (12.05%) Firewall
3 10 (12.05%) NetScaler
4 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.23%) LAN
5 6 (7.23%) VPN
6 5 (6.02%) Internet
6 5 (6.02%) SAN
6 5 (6.02%) Telnet
6 5 (6.02%) WAN
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security
7 3 (3.61%) Skype
7 3 (3.61%) VLAN
7 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.41%) VoIP
9 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (8.43%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.20%) DB2
5 1 (1.20%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Legal
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Military
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Analyst
2 11 (13.25%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix Support
7 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.20%) REST
2 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.02%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.82%) Clustering
4 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.41%) iPhone
5 1 (1.20%) CESG
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (71.08%) Windows
2 28 (33.73%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.48%) Windows 10
4 16 (19.28%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.46%) Linux
6 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
8 5 (6.02%) Unix
8 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.41%) Android
10 2 (2.41%) CentOS
10 2 (2.41%) Debian
10 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.20%) Solaris
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) ITIL
2 20 (24.10%) Service Management
3 15 (18.07%) Change Management
4 7 (8.43%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.23%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.23%) ITSM
6 5 (6.02%) Analytics
6 5 (6.02%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.82%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.82%) DNA
7 4 (4.82%) Migration
7 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.61%) Network Management
8 3 (3.61%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.61%) Proactive Management
8 3 (3.61%) Project Management
8 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (2.41%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.25%) SQL
3 4 (4.82%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.43%) MCSE
3 5 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (6.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.61%) MCITP
6 2 (2.41%) CCA
6 2 (2.41%) CCNA
6 2 (2.41%) CCNP
6 2 (2.41%) Degree
6 2 (2.41%) ISEB
6 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.41%) MCSA
6 2 (2.41%) RHCE
6 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.20%) CCIE
7 1 (1.20%) HNC
7 1 (1.20%) HND
7 1 (1.20%) MCP
7 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 57 (68.67%) Active Directory
2 30 (36.14%) XenApp
3 21 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (21.69%) XenDesktop
5 13 (15.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (7.23%) BitLocker
6 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
6 6 (7.23%) XenServer
7 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.41%) KVM
8 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.41%) vSphere
9 1 (1.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (33.73%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) AppDNA
2 4 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.41%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.20%) Netcool
5 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.20%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 35 (42.17%) VMware
3 9 (10.84%) Symantec
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco
5 7 (8.43%) Apple
5 7 (8.43%) SAP
6 6 (7.23%) McAfee
6 6 (7.23%) NetApp
7 5 (6.02%) EMC
7 5 (6.02%) Oracle
8 3 (3.61%) Dell
8 3 (3.61%) HP
8 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.41%) Adobe
9 2 (2.41%) Autodesk
9 2 (2.41%) Avaya
9 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.41%) Proofpoint