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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 38 76
Rank change year-on-year -47 +38  
Contract jobs citing Citrix 32 146 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 4.97% 2.03%
As % of the Vendors category 3.87% 10.43% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 64 30
Median daily rate £350 £315 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.02% +2.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £252 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £422 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.91% +5.71%  

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 826 1400 1096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.15% 47.64% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 700 540
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 36
Median hourly rate £31.85 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.27% +140.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £19.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 16 £425 +44.06%
Renfrewshire +7 8 £350 +9.37%
Glasgow 0 8 £275 -8.33% 2
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 36 (61.02%) Active Directory
3 35 (59.32%) Microsoft
4 30 (50.85%) XenApp
5 29 (49.15%) ITIL
6 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (37.29%) Windows Server
7 22 (37.29%) VMware
8 18 (30.51%) Finance
8 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (28.81%) PowerShell
9 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
10 15 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (25.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (23.73%) SAN
12 13 (22.03%) SQL
12 13 (22.03%) XenDesktop
13 12 (20.34%) SCCM
13 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
14 11 (18.64%) NetScaler
14 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (18.64%) Cisco
14 11 (18.64%) DNS
14 11 (18.64%) Internet
14 11 (18.64%) Firewall
15 10 (16.95%) Service Management
15 10 (16.95%) DHCP
15 10 (16.95%) ITIL V3
15 10 (16.95%) Windows 10

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 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
1 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.78%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) SAN
2 11 (18.64%) DNS
2 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) Internet
2 11 (18.64%) NetScaler
3 10 (16.95%) DHCP
4 5 (8.47%) BGP
4 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
4 5 (8.47%) OSPF
4 5 (8.47%) Wireless
5 4 (6.78%) Skype
5 4 (6.78%) VPN
6 3 (5.08%) 802.11
6 3 (5.08%) HSRP
6 3 (5.08%) IPsec
6 3 (5.08%) LAN
6 3 (5.08%) MPLS
6 3 (5.08%) NAS
6 3 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) StarTeam
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.47%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Data Centre Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Applications Packager
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix Support
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Designer
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (37.29%) Windows Server
4 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
6 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
7 7 (11.86%) Linux
7 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (8.47%) AIX
8 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) ITIL
2 10 (16.95%) ITIL V3
2 10 (16.95%) Service Management
3 9 (15.25%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (15.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.86%) Change Management
5 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.17%) Security Patching
6 5 (8.47%) Application Packaging
6 5 (8.47%) Change Control
6 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) DevOps
7 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.08%) Project Management
8 3 (5.08%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) PowerShell
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) VBScript
4 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) MCITP
2 5 (8.47%) MCSE
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.08%) MCSA
4 3 (5.08%) MCTS
5 2 (3.39%) CISSP
5 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) CCNP
6 1 (1.69%) CCSE
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 36 (61.02%) Active Directory
2 30 (50.85%) XenApp
3 15 (25.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (22.03%) XenDesktop
5 9 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
7 6 (10.17%) vSphere
8 4 (6.78%) Terminal Services
8 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (6.78%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (5.08%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) Cacti
2 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.08%) Netcool
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.39%) vRealize
4 1 (1.69%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (59.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.29%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) Cisco
4 6 (10.17%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.17%) IBM
4 6 (10.17%) NetApp
5 5 (8.47%) F5
5 5 (8.47%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) EMC
6 4 (6.78%) Symantec
7 3 (5.08%) McAfee
7 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.08%) Veritas
8 2 (3.39%) AlgoSec
8 2 (3.39%) CommVault
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
8 2 (3.39%) Oracle
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.39%) ScanSafe
9 1 (1.69%) Adobe