Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 106 96
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 -23
Contract jobs citing Citrix 83 75 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.66% 2.10%
As % of the Vendors category 3.47% 3.72% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 71
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -5.83% -10.78%
10th Percentile £124 £150 £158
90th Percentile £433 £501 £513
England median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.36 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.50 £20.75 £20.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -0.60%

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 2,391 2,016 2,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.63% 44.72% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,354 1,184 1,618
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £569 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 99 87
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £26.98 £48.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year - +0.14% -0.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 £308 +6.03% 13
Warwickshire +19 18 £313 -19.35% 4
Coventry -5 15 £400 -25.58% 6
Shropshire -37 12 £250 -
Staffordshire 0 6 £368 - 5
Dudley +4 1 £150 -42.31% 1
Solihull -16 1 £122 -51.20% 1
Walsall - 1 £110 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (59.04%) Windows
2 44 (53.01%) Active Directory
3 41 (49.40%) XenApp
4 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
5 33 (39.76%) VMware
6 27 (32.53%) ITIL
7 22 (26.51%) SQL
7 22 (26.51%) Windows Server
8 21 (25.30%) SQL Server
8 21 (25.30%) MS Exchange
9 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
10 17 (20.48%) DNS
11 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (18.07%) Linux
12 15 (18.07%) XenDesktop
12 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (16.87%) Office 365
14 13 (15.66%) Windows 10
14 13 (15.66%) vSphere
14 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
15 12 (14.46%) Service Management
16 11 (13.25%) Migration
16 11 (13.25%) Cisco
16 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (13.25%) Hyper-V
16 11 (13.25%) SCCM
17 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP

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 21 (25.30%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.43%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) JBoss
5 6 (7.23%) Skype for Business
5 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.23%) WildFly
6 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.41%) Site Server
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.87%) Office 365
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.82%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.61%) SaaS
5 2 (2.41%) IaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) DNS
2 9 (10.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.23%) DHCP
3 6 (7.23%) NetScaler
3 6 (7.23%) Skype
3 6 (7.23%) WAN
4 5 (6.02%) LAN
4 5 (6.02%) NAS
4 5 (6.02%) Unified Communications
4 5 (6.02%) VLAN
4 5 (6.02%) VPN
5 4 (4.82%) SAN
6 3 (3.61%) DDNS
6 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.61%) Firewall
6 3 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.61%) VoIP
7 2 (2.41%) ADSL
7 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Support Engineer
2 14 (16.87%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (15.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Citrix Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Architect
6 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.23%) Applications Support
7 6 (7.23%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) iPad
3 5 (6.02%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.61%) PKI
5 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (59.04%) Windows
2 22 (26.51%) Windows Server
3 15 (18.07%) Linux
4 13 (15.66%) Windows 10
4 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.64%) Unix
8 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) ITIL
2 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (14.46%) Service Management
4 11 (13.25%) Migration
5 8 (9.64%) Patch Management
6 7 (8.43%) Change Management
7 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.02%) Network Design
8 5 (6.02%) Project Management
8 5 (6.02%) SIEM
9 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.61%) ITSM
9 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.61%) Privileged Access Management
9 3 (3.61%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) Security Patching
9 3 (3.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) SQL
2 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.02%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.43%) MCSE
3 5 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (6.02%) MCITP
4 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCP
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
5 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) ACTC
6 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.20%) MCSM
6 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.20%) SANS
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (53.01%) Active Directory
2 41 (49.40%) XenApp
3 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (18.07%) XenDesktop
5 13 (15.66%) vSphere
6 11 (13.25%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.82%) VMware Server
8 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (3.61%) XenServer
9 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (13.25%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.82%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.20%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.20%) Nessus
5 1 (1.20%) SCOM
5 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 33 (39.76%) VMware
3 11 (13.25%) Cisco
4 8 (9.64%) Symantec
5 6 (7.23%) HP
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle
6 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.82%) NetApp
8 3 (3.61%) BeyondTrust
8 3 (3.61%) CA
8 3 (3.61%) CommVault
8 3 (3.61%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.61%) IBM
8 3 (3.61%) IronPort
8 3 (3.61%) McAfee
9 2 (2.41%) Apple
9 2 (2.41%) Avaya
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.41%) EMC
9 2 (2.41%) Red Hat