Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 123 103
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20 +9
Contract jobs citing Citrix 76 82 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.94% 1.61% 1.82%
As % of the Vendors category 4.25% 3.41% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 46
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £210 £105 £182
90th Percentile £586 £438 £500
England median daily rate £375 £364 £339
% change year-on-year +3.11% +7.28% +4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +22.70% +5.65%
10th Percentile £12.23 £14.88 £12.66
90th Percentile £14.78 £21.50 £21.55
England median hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.40% - +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 1,788 2,404 2,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.66% 47.08% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,138 1,367 1,234
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £225 £208
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 141 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.56% +0.19% +9.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £44.50 £28.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year +11.43% +0.06% +2.88%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +12 28 £363 +20.83% 5
Dudley +6 17 £210 +40.00% 4
Coventry 0 11 £315 -10.00% 1
Shropshire +44 7 £350 +7.69% 2
Warwickshire -10 5 £508 +45.00%
Worcestershire - 3 £550 - 5
Staffordshire +8 1 - - 6
Wolverhampton - 1 £290 - 2
Citrix
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 39 (51.32%) Microsoft
3 37 (48.68%) VMware
4 35 (46.05%) XenApp
5 33 (43.42%) Windows Server
6 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
7 27 (35.53%) Cisco
8 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (32.89%) Office 365
10 22 (28.95%) vSphere
10 22 (28.95%) Firewall
10 22 (28.95%) Data Centre
11 20 (26.32%) Linux
11 20 (26.32%) NetApp
11 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
12 19 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (21.05%) Red Hat
14 16 (21.05%) Azure
15 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (19.74%) SCCM
15 15 (19.74%) XenDesktop
16 14 (18.42%) Data Centre Operations
17 13 (17.11%) Windows 10
17 13 (17.11%) ITIL
18 12 (15.79%) DNS
18 12 (15.79%) Migration
18 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
19 11 (14.47%) Kalman Filter
19 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange

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 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.84%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.32%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.89%) Office 365
2 16 (21.05%) Azure
3 7 (9.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (7.89%) SaaS
5 3 (3.95%) IaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.32%) AWS
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) Firewall
2 12 (15.79%) DNS
3 7 (9.21%) SAN
3 7 (9.21%) VPN
4 6 (7.89%) LAN
4 6 (7.89%) Unified Communications
4 6 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (6.58%) Internet
5 5 (6.58%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (6.58%) WAN
6 4 (5.26%) DHCP
6 4 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.95%) Wireless
8 2 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.63%) Network Security
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
1 5 (6.58%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Legal
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Architect
4 8 (10.53%) Security Architect
5 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) SCCM Specialist
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.58%) Shadow IT
4 4 (5.26%) PKI
5 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 33 (43.42%) Windows Server
3 20 (26.32%) Linux
4 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (17.11%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.63%) Unix
10 1 (1.32%) OpenVMS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Data Centre Operations
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL
3 12 (15.79%) Migration
4 11 (14.47%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (11.84%) Service Management
6 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (9.21%) SIEM
7 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.89%) Web Filtering
8 5 (6.58%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.26%) E-Discovery
9 4 (5.26%) Email Filtering
9 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.26%) ITSM
9 4 (5.26%) Security Auditing
9 4 (5.26%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.84%) MCSE
3 7 (9.21%) CCNA
4 6 (7.89%) MCSA
5 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 3 (3.95%) HNC
6 3 (3.95%) HND
6 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.63%) CCIE
7 2 (2.63%) ISEB
8 1 (1.32%) CCA
8 1 (1.32%) CEH
8 1 (1.32%) CISSP
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) GPG13
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (1.32%) PMO
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (46.05%) XenApp
2 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
3 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (28.95%) vSphere
5 19 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (19.74%) XenDesktop
7 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
8 6 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.26%) SCOM
3 4 (5.26%) SmoothWall
4 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.32%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.32%) Avamar
6 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.32%) Netcool
6 1 (1.32%) OpenView
6 1 (1.32%) QRadar
6 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (51.32%) Microsoft
2 37 (48.68%) VMware
3 27 (35.53%) Cisco
4 20 (26.32%) NetApp
5 16 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.21%) HP
6 7 (9.21%) IBM
7 6 (7.89%) Forcepoint
8 5 (6.58%) LogRhythm
8 5 (6.58%) Oracle
8 5 (6.58%) Zscaler
9 4 (5.26%) McAfee
10 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.95%) Symantec
11 2 (2.63%) Adobe
11 2 (2.63%) Autodesk
11 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.63%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.63%) SAP
11 2 (2.63%) Snow