The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Citrix products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Citrix over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 53 73 39
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -34
Contract jobs citing Citrix 84 41 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.06% 1.66% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 6.93% 4.04% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £136 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £439 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1212 1016 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.10% 41.15% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 460 432
Average daily rate £350 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 60
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Citrix
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Citrix across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Citrix Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Citrix
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Citrix across the Scotland region.

Citrix Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Citrix
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Citrix Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Citrix
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Citrix across the Scotland region.

Citrix Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Citrix
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Citrix across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Citrix Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 24 £225 -43.75% 2
Glasgow +8 19 £320 -24.70% 8
Dundee +6 3 - -
Aberdeen +2 3 £325 +15.04%
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
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Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Citrix also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Citrix.

1 109 (68.13%) Windows
2 76 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 74 (46.25%) Security Cleared
4 72 (45.00%) SC Cleared
5 59 (36.88%) VMware
6 58 (36.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (34.38%) Windows 7
8 51 (31.88%) Active Directory
9 43 (26.88%) HP
10 37 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (21.88%) SAN
12 32 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 30 (18.75%) SQL
14 29 (18.13%) XenApp
15 24 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 24 (15.00%) MS Office
15 24 (15.00%) DNS
15 24 (15.00%) DHCP
16 23 (14.38%) ITIL
17 22 (13.75%) VMware ESX
18 19 (11.88%) Fat Client
18 19 (11.88%) Windows XP
18 19 (11.88%) Thin Client
19 18 (11.25%) Netcool
20 17 (10.63%) SCCM
20 17 (10.63%) Finance
21 16 (10.00%) PowerShell
21 16 (10.00%) MS Excel
22 15 (9.38%) SharePoint

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Citrix also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Citrix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.13%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.13%) IIS
4 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (15.00%) MS Office
2 16 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.88%) assyst
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.88%) SAN
2 24 (15.00%) DHCP
2 24 (15.00%) DNS
3 15 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.88%) Internet
5 9 (5.63%) Wireless
6 8 (5.00%) IPsec
7 7 (4.38%) Firewall
7 7 (4.38%) NetScaler
7 7 (4.38%) WAN
7 7 (4.38%) LAN
8 6 (3.75%) VoIP
8 6 (3.75%) VPN
9 5 (3.13%) NAS
10 2 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.25%) DAB
11 1 (0.63%) Intranet
11 1 (0.63%) BGP
11 1 (0.63%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (6.25%) TestDirector
2 7 (4.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (4.38%) WinRunner
3 3 (1.88%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.25%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 17 (10.63%) Finance
2 11 (6.88%) Publishing
3 8 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 15 (9.38%) Analyst
3 12 (7.50%) Architect
3 12 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 11 (6.88%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.63%) Consultant
6 9 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.13%) Applications Packager
9 5 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.13%) Lead Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Citrix Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) Middleware
2 8 (5.00%) Application Packaging
3 6 (3.75%) .NET
4 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.13%) JSP
4 5 (3.13%) HTML
5 3 (1.88%) Web Services
5 3 (1.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) EDI
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.88%) Thin Client
1 19 (11.88%) Fat Client
2 14 (8.75%) Clustering
3 7 (4.38%) PDA
3 7 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.13%) PKI
5 3 (1.88%) Open Source
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.25%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 109 (68.13%) Windows
2 58 (36.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (34.38%) Windows 7
4 37 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (11.88%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.88%) UNIX
7 10 (6.25%) AIX
8 9 (5.63%) Windows Vista
9 8 (5.00%) Linux
9 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (4.38%) Solaris
11 6 (3.75%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.88%) HPUX
12 3 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.38%) ITIL
2 15 (9.38%) Change Management
3 11 (6.88%) Service Management
3 11 (6.88%) Performance Testing
4 10 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 8 (5.00%) Migration
5 8 (5.00%) Build Automation
6 7 (4.38%) Software Deployment
6 7 (4.38%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.38%) Test Scripting
6 7 (4.38%) Test Automation
7 6 (3.75%) Project Management
8 5 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (3.13%) Validation
8 5 (3.13%) Matrix Management
8 5 (3.13%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.50%) Software Distribution
9 4 (2.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.75%) SQL
2 16 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.75%) VB
4 5 (3.13%) VBScript
4 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.50%) VBA
6 2 (1.25%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 74 (46.25%) Security Cleared
2 72 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.75%) ISTQB
3 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.75%) MCSE
4 9 (5.63%) MCTS
4 9 (5.63%) MCITP
5 7 (4.38%) MCSA
5 7 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.88%) Degree
8 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.25%) CCNA
9 2 (1.25%) ISEB
9 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.63%) HND
10 1 (0.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 51 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 32 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 32 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (18.13%) XenApp
4 22 (13.75%) VMware ESX
5 13 (8.13%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 9 (5.63%) vSphere
8 7 (4.38%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.88%) KVM
9 3 (1.88%) RHEV
10 2 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.25%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.25%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.63%) XenServer
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (11.25%) Netcool
2 17 (10.63%) SCCM
3 14 (8.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.50%) WSUS
6 4 (2.50%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.88%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.63%) SCOM
8 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 76 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 59 (36.88%) VMware
3 43 (26.88%) HP
4 14 (8.75%) Dell
5 12 (7.50%) Veritas
5 12 (7.50%) McAfee
6 11 (6.88%) EMC
6 11 (6.88%) Oracle
7 10 (6.25%) Cisco
7 10 (6.25%) AppSense
8 8 (5.00%) Altiris
9 7 (4.38%) CA
10 4 (2.50%) Juniper
10 4 (2.50%) Apple
10 4 (2.50%) Wyse
10 4 (2.50%) Meru Networks
11 3 (1.88%) Lumension
11 3 (1.88%) Borland
11 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.88%) IBM
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