The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 30 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 58 71
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 26 75 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.46% 2.87% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 3.37% 6.93% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 26
Median daily rate £338 £313 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -11.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +0.30% -10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% -  

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 Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 771 1083 1076
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.29% 41.45% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 596 576
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 38
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.51% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.82 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.98 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Citrix in Scotland

Citrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Citrix in Scotland

Citrix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Citrix in Scotland

Citrix
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Citrix within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 14 £400 +6.66% 2
Glasgow -9 4 £175 -42.85% 1
Renfrewshire -2 2 £340 +19.50%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 54 (72.00%) Windows
2 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 48 (64.00%) VMware
4 44 (58.67%) Active Directory
5 38 (50.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (49.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (46.67%) XenApp
8 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
9 31 (41.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (33.33%) DNS
10 25 (33.33%) XenDesktop
11 24 (32.00%) DHCP
12 23 (30.67%) SCCM
13 20 (26.67%) ITIL
13 20 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 19 (25.33%) VMware ESX
14 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
15 18 (24.00%) Finance
16 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (21.33%) Clustering
18 15 (20.00%) SQL
18 15 (20.00%) Data Centre
19 14 (18.67%) MCSE
19 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
20 13 (17.33%) Firewall
20 13 (17.33%) NetScaler
20 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
20 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
21 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development

Citrix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (9.33%) IIS
2 7 (9.33%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.33%) DNS
2 24 (32.00%) DHCP
3 13 (17.33%) Firewall
3 13 (17.33%) NetScaler
4 11 (14.67%) SAN
5 10 (13.33%) Internet
6 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.00%) NAS
7 3 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.00%) Skype
7 3 (4.00%) VoIP
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (2.67%) Network Security
8 2 (2.67%) VPN
8 2 (2.67%) Wireless
9 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.33%) LAN
9 1 (1.33%) LDAP
9 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.67%) WinDbg
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Law
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Migration Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Data Centre Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (5.33%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix Support
7 3 (4.00%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Flash
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Clustering
2 15 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.00%) Windows
2 38 (50.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (49.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
5 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
6 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
8 6 (8.00%) AIX
8 6 (8.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.67%) Linux
10 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (13.33%) Change Control
3 10 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 9 (12.00%) Migration
4 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.67%) Change Management
5 8 (10.67%) Service Management
6 7 (9.33%) Time Management
7 6 (8.00%) Server Building
7 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (5.33%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.33%) Security Patching
9 4 (5.33%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.33%) VB
3 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) MCSE
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.33%) MCITP
3 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.67%) MCSA
3 5 (6.67%) MCTS
3 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) CISSP
7 1 (1.33%) CCNP
7 1 (1.33%) CCSE
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.33%) MCP
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 44 (58.67%) Active Directory
2 35 (46.67%) XenApp
3 31 (41.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 20 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (25.33%) VMware ESX
7 10 (13.33%) Hyper-V
7 10 (13.33%) vSphere
8 6 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (5.33%) VMware Server
11 3 (4.00%) Terminal Server
12 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
13 1 (1.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) SCCM
2 10 (13.33%) SCOM
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (8.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (6.67%) Netcool
5 4 (5.33%) WSUS
6 3 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.67%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.33%) AppDNA
8 1 (1.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 48 (64.00%) VMware
3 11 (14.67%) Veritas
4 10 (13.33%) Cisco
5 7 (9.33%) Symantec
6 6 (8.00%) Dell
6 6 (8.00%) HP
7 5 (6.67%) IBM
7 5 (6.67%) Intel Security
7 5 (6.67%) NetApp
8 3 (4.00%) CA
8 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.67%) AlgoSec
9 2 (2.67%) EMC
9 2 (2.67%) F5
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle
9 2 (2.67%) ScanSafe
9 2 (2.67%) Varonis
10 1 (1.33%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.33%) Fortinet