The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix
Rank 64 65 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Citrix 62 59 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.23% 2.39% 2.97%
As % of the Vendors category 5.93% 5.62% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 39
Average daily rate
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£344 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £154 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £465 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.33 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.03% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1045 1050 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.52% 42.51% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 498 478
Average daily rate £359 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 40
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £63.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -8 11 £270 +16.63% 6
Edinburgh -21 10 £375 -15.54% 8
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
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Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 79 (53.38%) Windows
2 78 (52.70%) Active Directory
3 68 (45.95%) Security Cleared
4 67 (45.27%) SC Cleared
5 66 (44.59%) VMware
6 64 (43.24%) SQL
7 55 (37.16%) Microsoft
8 49 (33.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (29.73%) IPsec
10 41 (27.70%) Configuration Management
11 40 (27.03%) SAN
11 40 (27.03%) Clustering
12 38 (25.68%) Veritas
13 36 (24.32%) Netcool
13 36 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (23.65%) Windows 7
15 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (22.97%) VMware ESX
16 32 (21.62%) Linux
17 26 (17.57%) Solaris
18 25 (16.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 24 (16.22%) Software Distribution
20 23 (15.54%) NAS
20 23 (15.54%) Tivoli
21 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
21 21 (14.19%) XenApp
22 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (13.51%) Finance
23 19 (12.84%) MCSE
24 18 (12.16%) SQL Server

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (14.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.73%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.38%) IIS
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.03%) JBoss
6 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.68%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.68%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.03%) assyst
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 44 (29.73%) IPsec
2 40 (27.03%) SAN
3 23 (15.54%) NAS
4 14 (9.46%) Firewall
5 13 (8.78%) DNS
6 11 (7.43%) DHCP
7 10 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.76%) LAN
8 9 (6.08%) WAN
9 8 (5.41%) NetScaler
10 7 (4.73%) VoIP
11 5 (3.38%) Internet
12 4 (2.70%) Intranet
13 3 (2.03%) VPN
14 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.68%) WLAN
14 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) WinRunner
1 12 (8.11%) TestDirector
1 12 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (13.51%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Publishing
3 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (12.16%) 2nd Line Support
1 18 (12.16%) Integration Engineer
2 16 (10.81%) Analyst
3 15 (10.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Consultant
7 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Administrator
9 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.38%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.03%) Desktop Support
11 3 (2.03%) Citrix Specialist
11 3 (2.03%) Citrix Administrator
11 3 (2.03%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) Middleware
2 6 (4.05%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.05%) HTML
3 5 (3.38%) .NET
4 4 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.70%) JSP
4 4 (2.70%) Web Services
5 2 (1.35%) CSS
5 2 (1.35%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) XSL
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.03%) Clustering
2 12 (8.11%) PDA
3 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.41%) Fat Client
4 8 (5.41%) Thin Client
5 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.70%) Open Source
6 4 (2.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 79 (53.38%) Windows
2 49 (33.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (23.65%) Windows 7
4 34 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (21.62%) Linux
6 26 (17.57%) Solaris
7 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (10.81%) AIX
9 13 (8.78%) Windows XP
10 12 (8.11%) UNIX
11 5 (3.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.70%) HPUX
12 4 (2.70%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.35%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.70%) Configuration Management
2 24 (16.22%) Software Distribution
3 18 (12.16%) Change Management
4 16 (10.81%) ITIL
5 14 (9.46%) Software Testing
6 12 (8.11%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.11%) Test Scripting
7 10 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.73%) Service Management
8 7 (4.73%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.73%) Build Automation
9 5 (3.38%) Validation
9 5 (3.38%) Performance Testing
9 5 (3.38%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.70%) Change Data Capture
10 4 (2.70%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.70%) Migration
10 4 (2.70%) Project Management
11 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.03%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.24%) SQL
2 9 (6.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.38%) VBA
4 3 (2.03%) VBScript
5 2 (1.35%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 67 (45.27%) SC Cleared
3 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (12.84%) MCSE
5 17 (11.49%) ISTQB
6 14 (9.46%) MCITP
7 12 (8.11%) MCTS
7 12 (8.11%) MCSA
8 7 (4.73%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.05%) Degree
10 5 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.70%) MCP
12 2 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.68%) CCNA
13 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (52.70%) Active Directory
2 36 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (22.97%) VMware ESX
4 21 (14.19%) XenApp
5 17 (11.49%) Hyper-V
6 11 (7.43%) vSphere
7 8 (5.41%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.38%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.38%) MetaFrame
10 4 (2.70%) KVM
10 4 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (2.70%) RHEV
11 3 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 36 (24.32%) Netcool
2 25 (16.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 23 (15.54%) Tivoli
4 14 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (4.05%) SCCM
6 6 (4.05%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.68%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 66 (44.59%) VMware
2 55 (37.16%) Microsoft
3 38 (25.68%) Veritas
4 14 (9.46%) HP
5 12 (8.11%) Oracle
5 12 (8.11%) McAfee
6 7 (4.73%) Symantec
7 5 (3.38%) IBM
7 5 (3.38%) Nortel
8 4 (2.70%) AppSense
8 4 (2.70%) Altiris
8 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.03%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.35%) Cisco
10 2 (1.35%) Dell
10 2 (1.35%) Wyse
11 1 (0.68%) Open Text
11 1 (0.68%) Kofax
11 1 (0.68%) Remedy
11 1 (0.68%) CA
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