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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix
Rank 66 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Citrix 66 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.59% 2.72% 2.35%
As % of the Vendors category 6.32% 7.53% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 26
Average daily rate £346 £349 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -21.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £221 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £395 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Citrix
UK

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
1044 983 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.97% 36.18% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 528 404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 33
Average hourly rate £38.25 £15.77 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.54% +0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh 0 24 £375 -14.28% 7
Renfrewshire -11 21 £333 -4.31% 1
Glasgow -1 15 £325 -7.14% 6
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £150 -
Highlands - 1 - -
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Citrix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 117 (81.25%) Windows
2 92 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 88 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 87 (60.42%) VMware
5 79 (54.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (43.06%) Windows 7
7 54 (37.50%) SQL
8 53 (36.81%) Hyper-V
9 52 (36.11%) VMware ESX
9 52 (36.11%) Clustering
10 48 (33.33%) MCSE
10 48 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 46 (31.94%) Finance
12 45 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (29.86%) Intel Security
13 43 (29.86%) Change Management
13 43 (29.86%) AIX
14 42 (29.17%) Data Centre
14 42 (29.17%) Windows Server
15 41 (28.47%) Windows XP
15 41 (28.47%) TestDirector
15 41 (28.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (28.47%) MCTS
16 40 (27.78%) MCITP
16 40 (27.78%) Software Testing
16 40 (27.78%) Test Automation
16 40 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
16 40 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
16 40 (27.78%) HP UFT
16 40 (27.78%) Veritas

Citrix
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 21 (14.58%) MS Exchange
3 15 (10.42%) Skype for Business
4 14 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.86%) IIS
5 7 (4.86%) Live Communications Server
5 7 (4.86%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.39%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.75%) Network Security
2 23 (15.97%) DNS
3 16 (11.11%) DHCP
4 8 (5.56%) WAN
5 7 (4.86%) NetScaler
6 5 (3.47%) LDAP
6 5 (3.47%) SAN
6 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.78%) Skype
8 3 (2.08%) VoIP
8 3 (2.08%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.39%) Firewall
9 2 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.69%) LAN
10 1 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.39%) Informix
2 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (28.47%) TestDirector
2 40 (27.78%) HP UFT
2 40 (27.78%) WinRunner
3 3 (2.08%) Fiddler
3 3 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 46 (31.94%) Finance
2 30 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (29.17%) Analyst
2 28 (19.44%) Test Analyst
3 23 (15.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 19 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (13.19%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 15 (10.42%) SIEM Engineer
5 15 (10.42%) Splunk Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Desktop Support
8 10 (6.94%) Project Manager
8 10 (6.94%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.56%) Consultant
9 8 (5.56%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) CSS
1 7 (4.86%) HTML
2 4 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (1.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (36.11%) Clustering
2 42 (29.17%) Data Centre
3 36 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (25.00%) PDA
4 14 (9.72%) Taxonomies
5 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.47%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.78%) NHS
7 4 (2.78%) PKI
8 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.39%) CMDB
9 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 117 (81.25%) Windows
2 79 (54.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (43.06%) Windows 7
4 45 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (29.86%) AIX
6 42 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 41 (28.47%) Windows XP
8 29 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (10.42%) Unix
10 10 (6.94%) Linux
11 8 (5.56%) Windows 10
12 6 (4.17%) Mac OS
12 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.39%) Solaris
13 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.86%) Change Management
2 40 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 40 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 38 (26.39%) Migration
4 34 (23.61%) Test Scripting
5 30 (20.83%) ITIL
6 16 (11.11%) Application Packaging
7 15 (10.42%) Project Management
7 15 (10.42%) SIEM
7 15 (10.42%) Threat Modelling
8 10 (6.94%) Service Management
9 7 (4.86%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.86%) ITSM
9 7 (4.86%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.86%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.47%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 54 (37.50%) SQL
2 27 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.25%) VBScript
4 7 (4.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.78%) C
5 4 (2.78%) Java
6 2 (1.39%) AWK
6 2 (1.39%) C-shell
6 2 (1.39%) Perl
6 2 (1.39%) Python
6 2 (1.39%) sed
6 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (33.33%) MCSE
1 48 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (28.47%) MCTS
3 40 (27.78%) MCITP
3 40 (27.78%) MCSA
4 39 (27.08%) Security Cleared
5 33 (22.92%) ISTQB
6 32 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 14 (9.72%) CISMP
7 14 (9.72%) CISSP
8 9 (6.25%) Degree
9 7 (4.86%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.08%) ISEB
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) COBIT
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 53 (36.81%) Hyper-V
3 52 (36.11%) VMware ESX
4 41 (28.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (20.83%) XenApp
6 21 (14.58%) XenDesktop
7 16 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
1 40 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
1 40 (27.78%) Netcool
2 30 (20.83%) SCCM
3 15 (10.42%) SCOM
4 14 (9.72%) QRadar
5 8 (5.56%) WSUS
6 4 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.69%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 88 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 87 (60.42%) VMware
3 43 (29.86%) Intel Security
4 40 (27.78%) Veritas
5 21 (14.58%) Cisco
6 15 (10.42%) Splunk
7 9 (6.25%) AppSense
8 7 (4.86%) HP
9 6 (4.17%) Symantec
10 4 (2.78%) EMC
11 3 (2.08%) SAP
12 2 (1.39%) BMC
12 2 (1.39%) Dell
12 2 (1.39%) Lotus
12 2 (1.39%) Oracle
12 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.39%) Sun
13 1 (0.69%) Altiris
13 1 (0.69%) FrontRange
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