Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 122 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 -36 -22
Contract jobs citing Citrix 79 60 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.53% 1.36% 2.32%
As % of the Vendors category 3.38% 3.15% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 75
West Midlands median daily rate £270 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -15.38% -
10th Percentile £141 £143 £169
90th Percentile £400 £554 £488
England median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +48.89% -29.02%
10th Percentile £11.68 £12.45 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.55 £19.05 £20.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.88% -3.03% -5.71%

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 2,339 1,907 2,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.24% 43.38% 48.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,136 1,561
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £228 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 80 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +25.89% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.48 £9.59
90th Percentile £29.68 £45.25 £25.07
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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 July 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
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 July 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 -5 22 £328 +19.09% 6
Warwickshire +7 14 £275 -33.33% 1
Shropshire -14 14 £250 - 4
Coventry -10 12 £265 -50.70% 2
Staffordshire -5 3 - - 1
Solihull -19 2 £150 -40.00%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £150 - 1
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 54 (68.35%) Windows
2 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
3 41 (51.90%) XenApp
4 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
5 33 (41.77%) VMware
6 32 (40.51%) MS Exchange
7 24 (30.38%) ITIL
7 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
8 21 (26.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
10 19 (24.05%) SQL
11 17 (21.52%) DNS
11 17 (21.52%) Windows 10
12 16 (20.25%) PowerShell
13 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (17.72%) vSphere
14 14 (17.72%) SCCM
14 14 (17.72%) Linux
15 13 (16.46%) Service Management
16 12 (15.19%) Cisco
16 12 (15.19%) XenDesktop
17 11 (13.92%) Hyper-V
17 11 (13.92%) Symantec
17 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
18 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
19 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
19 9 (11.39%) Office 365

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 32 (40.51%) MS Exchange
2 21 (26.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.86%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) Site Server
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) JBoss
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Office 365
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.80%) SaaS
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.53%) IaaS
4 2 (2.53%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.52%) DNS
2 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.86%) SAN
3 7 (8.86%) Skype
3 7 (8.86%) VPN
3 7 (8.86%) WAN
4 6 (7.59%) LAN
4 6 (7.59%) NAS
4 6 (7.59%) NetScaler
4 6 (7.59%) VLAN
5 5 (6.33%) DDNS
5 5 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (6.33%) Unified Communications
6 4 (5.06%) DHCP
6 4 (5.06%) Firewall
7 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
7 3 (3.80%) Internet
7 3 (3.80%) VoIP
7 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.06%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.06%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) DB2
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Support Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (11.39%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.86%) Architect
7 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.33%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Server Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Technical Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) WSH
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.27%) REST
2 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Clustering
3 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.06%) iPad
4 4 (5.06%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) FMCG
7 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (68.35%) Windows
2 24 (30.38%) Windows Server
3 17 (21.52%) Windows 10
4 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.72%) Linux
5 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.86%) Unix
6 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.27%) SUSE
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) Service Management
3 8 (10.13%) Patch Management
4 7 (8.86%) Change Management
4 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.59%) Migration
6 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.33%) Network Design
6 5 (6.33%) Security Patching
6 5 (6.33%) SIEM
7 4 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.80%) Privileged Access Management
8 3 (3.80%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (3.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (2.53%) Information Capture
9 2 (2.53%) Project Management
9 2 (2.53%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.33%) VBScript
4 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.86%) MCSE
3 5 (6.33%) MCITP
3 5 (6.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.06%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) CCA
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) CISA
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.27%) CISSP
6 1 (1.27%) MCP
6 1 (1.27%) MCSA
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
2 41 (51.90%) XenApp
3 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (17.72%) vSphere
5 12 (15.19%) XenDesktop
6 11 (13.92%) Hyper-V
7 9 (11.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (5.06%) Terminal Services
8 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (5.06%) XenServer
9 3 (3.80%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) SCCM
2 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.06%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.27%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.27%) Nessus
5 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.27%) SCOM
5 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.77%) VMware
3 12 (15.19%) Cisco
4 11 (13.92%) Symantec
5 6 (7.59%) NetApp
6 5 (6.33%) CommVault
6 5 (6.33%) Oracle
6 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.06%) EMC
7 4 (5.06%) HP
7 4 (5.06%) SAP
7 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.80%) Apple
8 3 (3.80%) BeyondTrust
8 3 (3.80%) CA
8 3 (3.80%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.80%) IronPort
9 2 (2.53%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.53%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.53%) Red Hat