Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 103 125
Rank change year-on-year -16 +22 -62
Contract jobs citing Citrix 82 86 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 1.82% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 3.73% 4.19% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 42
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £290 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +5.45% +5.77%
10th Percentile £126 £155 £132
90th Percentile £431 £445 £483
England median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.56 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £22.00 £15.75
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 2,197 2,051 2,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.11% 43.46% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,237 1,230 1,369
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.56 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.50 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -0.06% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -7 23 £315 +8.62% 10
Shropshire -42 17 £298 +72.46%
Coventry +6 16 £319 +18.06% 7
Warwickshire +17 14 £350 -10.26% 4
Staffordshire -11 7 £370 +78.31% 3
Solihull +12 3 £122 -65.14% 3
Walsall - 1 £110 -
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 48 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 45 (54.88%) Windows
3 30 (36.59%) XenApp
4 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
5 23 (28.05%) Windows Server
6 21 (25.61%) XenDesktop
7 20 (24.39%) ITIL
8 19 (23.17%) VMware
9 17 (20.73%) Office 365
10 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (18.29%) SCCM
11 15 (18.29%) PowerShell
12 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
13 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (14.63%) Migration
15 11 (13.41%) Windows 10
16 10 (12.20%) Linux
16 10 (12.20%) SQL
16 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
17 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
17 9 (10.98%) Project Management
17 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
17 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (9.76%) Service Management
19 7 (8.54%) Finance
19 7 (8.54%) Unix
19 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
19 7 (8.54%) Web Services
19 7 (8.54%) 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 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) IIS
3 5 (6.10%) JBoss
3 5 (6.10%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.10%) WildFly
4 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.73%) Office 365
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.10%) IaaS
3 5 (6.10%) SaaS
4 4 (4.88%) PaaS
5 3 (3.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.32%) DHCP
2 6 (7.32%) DNS
3 5 (6.10%) Ethernet
3 5 (6.10%) NetScaler
4 4 (4.88%) ADSL
4 4 (4.88%) Internet
4 4 (4.88%) VLAN
4 4 (4.88%) VPN
4 4 (4.88%) WAN
5 3 (3.66%) LAN
5 3 (3.66%) Skype
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
6 2 (2.44%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) DTS
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (13.41%) Architect
3 11 (13.41%) Citrix Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.32%) IT Support
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.10%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 5 (6.10%) .NET
3 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.22%) Middleware
4 1 (1.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (3.66%) PKI
3 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) CCTV
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (54.88%) Windows
2 23 (28.05%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.41%) Windows 10
4 10 (12.20%) Linux
5 7 (8.54%) Unix
5 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (14.63%) Migration
4 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.98%) Project Management
5 8 (9.76%) Service Management
6 6 (7.32%) Change Management
7 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.88%) BCP
8 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (3.66%) Re-Platforming
10 2 (2.44%) Analytical Thinking
10 2 (2.44%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.44%) Process Improvement
10 2 (2.44%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.20%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.44%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.44%) MCP
3 2 (2.44%) MCSA
3 2 (2.44%) MCSE
3 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) ACDT
4 1 (1.22%) ACHDS
4 1 (1.22%) ACTC
4 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.22%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) MCDST
4 1 (1.22%) MCSM
4 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) PMO
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 30 (36.59%) XenApp
3 21 (25.61%) XenDesktop
4 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.10%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.44%) vSphere
9 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (18.29%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) VMware
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) BT
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) EMC
5 3 (3.66%) HP
5 3 (3.66%) IBM
5 3 (3.66%) McAfee
6 2 (2.44%) Apple
6 2 (2.44%) Asigra
6 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.44%) Lotus
6 2 (2.44%) NetApp
6 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.22%) Avaya
7 1 (1.22%) F5
7 1 (1.22%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.22%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow