Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 124 72
Rank change year-on-year +17 -52 -18
Contract jobs citing Citrix 84 48 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.11% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 3.85% 2.58% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 22 76
West Midlands median daily rate £270 £294 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.09% -3.69% +1.67%
10th Percentile £145 £133 £154
90th Percentile £395 £438 £488
England median daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +31.82% -32.20%
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% -2.94%

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 2,179 1,864 2,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.48% 43.28% 48.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 1,080 1,363
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £241 £213 £218
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 88 79
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.88 £10.18
90th Percentile £29.50 £40.45 £26.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -4 24 £325 +26.83% 6
Shropshire - 14 £250 - 2
Coventry -8 12 £319 +53.80% 3
Warwickshire +1 11 £390 +0.65% 3
Staffordshire -5 4 £208 -51.18% 1
Worcestershire -10 2 £260 +31.65% 1
Solihull -6 1 £150 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £150 - 1
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 57 (67.86%) Windows
2 52 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 44 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 38 (45.24%) XenApp
5 36 (42.86%) VMware
6 31 (36.90%) MS Exchange
7 26 (30.95%) Windows Server
8 24 (28.57%) ITIL
9 23 (27.38%) SCCM
10 21 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 21 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 20 (23.81%) DNS
11 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (22.62%) SQL
13 17 (20.24%) Service Management
13 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (17.86%) XenDesktop
14 15 (17.86%) Hyper-V
14 15 (17.86%) Cisco
15 14 (16.67%) Symantec
15 14 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (15.48%) Linux
16 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (14.29%) NetScaler
17 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 12 (14.29%) Finance
17 12 (14.29%) Windows 10
18 11 (13.10%) Change Management
18 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Office

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 31 (36.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 7 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Office 365
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
3 2 (2.38%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.81%) DNS
2 12 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.71%) SAN
4 8 (9.52%) DHCP
4 8 (9.52%) VPN
5 7 (8.33%) Skype
5 7 (8.33%) Unified Communications
6 6 (7.14%) Firewall
6 6 (7.14%) Internet
6 6 (7.14%) NAS
6 6 (7.14%) VLAN
6 6 (7.14%) WAN
7 5 (5.95%) DDNS
7 5 (5.95%) LAN
7 5 (5.95%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (5.95%) VoIP
7 5 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.76%) ADSL
8 4 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Back Office
2 2 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 14 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.19%) REST
2 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Clustering
1 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.38%) iPad
4 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (67.86%) Windows
2 26 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.48%) Linux
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 8 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.95%) Unix
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.19%) SUSE
11 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) ITIL
2 17 (20.24%) Service Management
3 11 (13.10%) Change Management
4 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.14%) Patch Management
7 5 (5.95%) Migration
7 5 (5.95%) Project Management
8 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.76%) Network Design
9 3 (3.57%) Analytics
9 3 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
9 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.57%) DNA
9 3 (3.57%) Security Patching
9 3 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (3.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 19 (22.62%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) CCNA
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) MCSE
5 2 (2.38%) CCNP
5 2 (2.38%) ISEB
5 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.38%) MCITP
6 1 (1.19%) CCA
6 1 (1.19%) CISA
6 1 (1.19%) CISSP
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) SANS
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 52 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 38 (45.24%) XenApp
3 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 15 (17.86%) XenDesktop
5 14 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (9.52%) XenServer
7 6 (7.14%) vSphere
8 5 (5.95%) Terminal Services
8 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.38%) KVM
9 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (27.38%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.57%) AppDNA
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.57%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.38%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.19%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.19%) Nessus
5 1 (1.19%) SCOM
5 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.19%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (42.86%) VMware
3 15 (17.86%) Cisco
4 14 (16.67%) Symantec
5 7 (8.33%) EMC
5 7 (8.33%) SAP
6 6 (7.14%) HP
6 6 (7.14%) NetApp
7 5 (5.95%) Oracle
7 5 (5.95%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.76%) Apple
8 4 (4.76%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.57%) Adobe
9 3 (3.57%) Avaya
9 3 (3.57%) CommVault
9 3 (3.57%) IBM
9 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.38%) Autodesk
10 2 (2.38%) CA
10 2 (2.38%) McAfee