The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 60 78
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 14 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.54% 2.17% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 4.08% 6.17% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 3
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +1.53% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.60% -  

Citrix is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 343 535 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 37.78% 35.22% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 289 223
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 6
Median hourly rate £20.75 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.79% +116.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £19.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Citrix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Citrix in Edinburgh

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Citrix in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in Edinburgh

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in Edinburgh

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) VMware
2 25 (65.79%) XenApp
3 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
4 23 (60.53%) XenDesktop
4 23 (60.53%) Windows 7
5 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
6 20 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (50.00%) DNS
7 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (47.37%) DHCP
8 18 (47.37%) VMware ESX
9 16 (42.11%) Finance
10 15 (39.47%) SCCM
10 15 (39.47%) Windows 10
11 13 (34.21%) NetScaler
12 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
14 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (21.05%) Internet
15 8 (21.05%) SCOM
15 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (18.42%) Cisco
16 7 (18.42%) ITIL
16 7 (18.42%) SQL
17 5 (13.16%) Skype for Business
17 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
17 5 (13.16%) Symantec

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (13.16%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) DNS
2 18 (47.37%) DHCP
3 13 (34.21%) NetScaler
4 8 (21.05%) Internet
5 4 (10.53%) Firewall
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security
6 2 (5.26%) SAN
6 2 (5.26%) Wireless
7 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.63%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) LDAP
7 1 (2.63%) Skype
7 1 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) VoIP
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) WinDbg
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Citrix Specialist
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Citrix Support
6 3 (7.89%) Citrix Support Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 23 (60.53%) Windows 7
3 20 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (39.47%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (18.42%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (10.53%) Application Discovery
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
8 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.26%) DevOps
8 2 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
9 1 (2.63%) Change Control
9 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.63%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) XenApp
2 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 23 (60.53%) XenDesktop
4 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (47.37%) VMware ESX
6 5 (13.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
2 8 (21.05%) SCOM
3 3 (7.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (7.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.63%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.63%) vRealize
4 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) VMware
2 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) CA
6 2 (5.26%) AlgoSec
6 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.26%) ScanSafe
6 2 (5.26%) Varonis
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Sophos