Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 89 119
Rank change year-on-year -35 +30 -51
Contract jobs citing Citrix 82 93 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.93% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 3.41% 4.31% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 41
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £128 £172 £129
90th Percentile £414 £500 £488
England median daily rate £370 £349 £325
% change year-on-year +6.09% +7.31% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.66% +1.49%
10th Percentile £13.98 £10.75 £10.78
90th Percentile £21.50 £20.20 £20.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 2,408 2,158 2,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.84% 44.89% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,375 1,274 1,552
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £207 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 94 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.83 £10.23
90th Percentile £29.85 £46.83 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -15 25 £300 - 6
Coventry +7 20 £288 -46.51% 7
Warwickshire +28 19 £350 -20.00% 2
Staffordshire -5 8 £370 - 2
Shropshire -42 8 £325 - 3
Solihull -6 2 £216 -28.00% 2
Walsall - 1 £110 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 49 (59.76%) Windows
1 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (39.02%) XenApp
3 29 (35.37%) Windows Server
3 29 (35.37%) Microsoft
3 29 (35.37%) VMware
4 28 (34.15%) ITIL
5 22 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
7 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
7 16 (19.51%) Office 365
7 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
8 15 (18.29%) SQL
9 14 (17.07%) Linux
9 14 (17.07%) XenDesktop
10 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (15.85%) SCCM
10 13 (15.85%) MS Exchange
11 11 (13.41%) Migration
11 11 (13.41%) Unix
11 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (12.20%) vSphere
12 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (12.20%) Windows 10
12 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (12.20%) DNS
12 10 (12.20%) Service Management
13 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (10.98%) Cisco
13 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification

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 13 (15.85%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.32%) IIS
3 6 (7.32%) JBoss
3 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.32%) WildFly
4 4 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Office 365
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.10%) PaaS
3 5 (6.10%) SaaS
4 4 (4.88%) IaaS
4 4 (4.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) DNS
2 9 (10.98%) DHCP
3 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.54%) VPN
5 4 (4.88%) LAN
5 4 (4.88%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.88%) Skype
5 4 (4.88%) VLAN
5 4 (4.88%) WAN
6 2 (2.44%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.44%) Firewall
6 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.44%) NAS
6 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (1.22%) ADSL
7 1 (1.22%) Internet
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (4.88%) Advertising
1 4 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (14.63%) Analyst
3 12 (14.63%) Architect
3 12 (14.63%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Citrix Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Applications Support
6 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.10%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.88%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) iPad
2 5 (6.10%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) Clustering
4 3 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) PKI
4 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) FMCG
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (59.76%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Windows Server
3 14 (17.07%) Linux
4 11 (13.41%) Unix
4 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.20%) Windows 10
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.15%) ITIL
2 22 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.41%) Migration
4 10 (12.20%) Service Management
5 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.54%) Change Management
6 7 (8.54%) Project Management
7 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.10%) SIEM
8 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.88%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.66%) Change Control
9 3 (3.66%) Network Design
9 3 (3.66%) Privileged Access Management
9 3 (3.66%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (3.66%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.66%) Security Patching
10 2 (2.44%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
2 15 (18.29%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.54%) MCSE
3 6 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.10%) MCITP
5 4 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.44%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.44%) MCP
6 2 (2.44%) MCSA
6 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) ACDT
7 1 (1.22%) ACHDS
7 1 (1.22%) ACTC
7 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.22%) CISSP
7 1 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.22%) MCDST
7 1 (1.22%) MCSM
7 1 (1.22%) SANS
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.88%) PMO
2 4 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (39.02%) XenApp
3 14 (17.07%) XenDesktop
4 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (12.20%) vSphere
6 4 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.66%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 1 (1.22%) Nessus
3 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (35.37%) Microsoft
1 29 (35.37%) VMware
2 9 (10.98%) Cisco
3 6 (7.32%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) BT
4 4 (4.88%) NetApp
4 4 (4.88%) Symantec
5 3 (3.66%) BeyondTrust
5 3 (3.66%) CA
5 3 (3.66%) CommVault
5 3 (3.66%) CyberArk
5 3 (3.66%) EMC
5 3 (3.66%) HP
5 3 (3.66%) IBM
5 3 (3.66%) IronPort
5 3 (3.66%) McAfee
6 2 (2.44%) Apple
6 2 (2.44%) Asigra
6 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds