Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 117 58
Rank change year-on-year +23 -59 -6
Contract jobs citing Citrix 91 91 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.48% 2.70%
As % of the Vendors category 4.22% 3.14% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 58
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £283 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -3.83% -2.08%
10th Percentile £169 £163 £145
90th Percentile £500 £484 £434
England median daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +4.62% -0.76% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.42% -25.40%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.80 £9.31
90th Percentile £20.20 £19.78 £17.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 2154 2899 2170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.50% 47.02% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1576 1088
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £573 £550 £543
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 93 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.57 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.32 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.95 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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
Birmingham +9 36 £300 +20.00% 5
Solihull +9 11 £300 - 1
Coventry +15 7 £538 +72.00% 2
Worcestershire +3 5 £189 -21.35%
Shropshire +19 4 - - 5
Dudley - 4 £260 -
Staffordshire +7 3 £250 -40.48% 1
Warwickshire +1 3 £438 +14.38% 1
Herefordshire +1 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 - 1
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 73 (80.22%) Windows
2 54 (59.34%) Active Directory
3 37 (40.66%) Microsoft
4 31 (34.07%) VMware
5 30 (32.97%) ITIL
5 30 (32.97%) SCCM
6 29 (31.87%) Windows 7
7 26 (28.57%) Office 365
8 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
9 23 (25.27%) XenApp
10 22 (24.18%) MS Exchange
10 22 (24.18%) Windows 10
11 16 (17.58%) Firewall
12 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (15.38%) LAN
13 14 (15.38%) DNS
14 13 (14.29%) WAN
14 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (13.19%) Incident Management
15 12 (13.19%) Linux
15 12 (13.19%) Service Management
16 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
16 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
17 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
17 10 (10.99%) XenDesktop
17 10 (10.99%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008

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 22 (24.18%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (8.79%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.49%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.10%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.57%) Office 365
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Firewall
2 14 (15.38%) DNS
2 14 (15.38%) LAN
3 13 (14.29%) WAN
4 10 (10.99%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (9.89%) DHCP
6 6 (6.59%) Network Security
6 6 (6.59%) SAN
6 6 (6.59%) VPN
7 3 (3.30%) Internet
7 3 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.30%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.30%) SMS
7 3 (3.30%) Wireless
8 2 (2.20%) MPLS
8 2 (2.20%) WLAN
9 1 (1.10%) HTTP
9 1 (1.10%) SSL
9 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.10%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.10%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.10%) Informix
3 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.10%) MS Access
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
1 1 (1.10%) PVCS
General
1 4 (4.40%) Retail
2 3 (3.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Automotive
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Military
4 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Support Engineer
3 15 (16.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (13.19%) Desktop Support
5 10 (10.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Administrator
7 8 (8.79%) Architect
7 8 (8.79%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (6.59%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (4.40%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.40%) Citrix Support
10 4 (4.40%) IT Support
10 4 (4.40%) Security Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.49%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.49%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.20%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.20%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.20%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.20%) iPhone
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
6 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (80.22%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Windows 7
3 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
4 22 (24.18%) Windows 10
5 12 (13.19%) Linux
6 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.79%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.59%) Unix
9 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.30%) Android
10 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.20%) CentOS
11 2 (2.20%) Debian
12 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) ITIL
2 12 (13.19%) Incident Management
2 12 (13.19%) Service Management
3 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (8.79%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.59%) ITSM
5 5 (5.49%) Change Management
5 5 (5.49%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
6 4 (4.40%) ERP
6 4 (4.40%) Hardware Maintenance
6 4 (4.40%) Migration
7 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.30%) IT Strategy
7 3 (3.30%) Network Design
7 3 (3.30%) Network Management
7 3 (3.30%) Security Management
7 3 (3.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.10%) C
3 1 (1.10%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 6 (6.59%) MCSE
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.30%) MCSA
6 2 (2.20%) CCA
6 2 (2.20%) CCIE
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.20%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.20%) MCITP
6 2 (2.20%) MCP
6 2 (2.20%) MCTS
6 2 (2.20%) RHCE
6 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (59.34%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.27%) XenApp
3 13 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.99%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.69%) BitLocker
6 5 (5.49%) vSphere
7 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.20%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.20%) XenServer
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (32.97%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.10%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.10%) Netcool
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.10%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 37 (40.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.07%) VMware
3 6 (6.59%) Apple
3 6 (6.59%) NetApp
3 6 (6.59%) Symantec
4 5 (5.49%) Cisco
4 5 (5.49%) EMC
4 5 (5.49%) McAfee
5 3 (3.30%) AppSense
5 3 (3.30%) CommVault
5 3 (3.30%) Dell
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.20%) F5
6 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.20%) HP
6 2 (2.20%) Proofpoint
6 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.20%) Splunk
7 1 (1.10%) IBM
7 1 (1.10%) JD Edwards