Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 120 62
Rank change year-on-year +17 -58 +15
Contract jobs citing Citrix 106 64 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.99% 1.33% 3.39%
As % of the Vendors category 5.22% 3.53% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 30 90
Scotland median daily rate £285 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £159 £249 £175
90th Percentile £425 £476 £402
UK median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 13
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £25.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.50% -38.27% +131.43%
10th Percentile £16.36 £15.73 £14.05
90th Percentile £18.69 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

Citrix is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,029 1,812 2,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.11% 37.70% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,059 992 1,176
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £224
90th Percentile £538 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 77
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.00% +19.05% +44.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £43.30
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%

Citrix
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Citrix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +7 38 £280 -25.33% 1
Edinburgh -14 27 £400 +6.67% 3
Glasgow -6 24 £293 +6.36% 2
North Lanarkshire +6 8 £128 -
Dundee - 3 £295 - 1
Falkirk - 2 £275 -
Aberdeen +12 1 - -
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Citrix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Citrix.

1 91 (85.85%) Windows
2 84 (79.25%) Active Directory
3 69 (65.09%) Microsoft
4 61 (57.55%) VMware
5 53 (50.00%) DHCP
6 52 (49.06%) DNS
7 49 (46.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (40.57%) Security Cleared
8 43 (40.57%) SQL
9 42 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
10 41 (38.68%) Windows 7
11 40 (37.74%) XenApp
12 39 (36.79%) Ivanti
13 38 (35.85%) Office 365
14 32 (30.19%) VMware ESXi
14 32 (30.19%) HP
14 32 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (29.25%) Clustering
15 31 (29.25%) Windows Server
16 30 (28.30%) SCCM
17 29 (27.36%) Veritas
18 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
18 27 (25.47%) Hyper-V
19 26 (24.53%) Test Automation
19 26 (24.53%) Test Scripting
19 26 (24.53%) ISTQB
19 26 (24.53%) WinRunner
19 26 (24.53%) HP UFT
19 26 (24.53%) McAfee

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 12 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 38 (35.85%) Office 365
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (50.00%) DHCP
2 52 (49.06%) DNS
3 8 (7.55%) SAN
4 5 (4.72%) Skype
5 4 (3.77%) 3G
5 4 (3.77%) Firewall
5 4 (3.77%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.83%) LAN
6 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.83%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.83%) VSAN
7 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.94%) Internet
7 1 (0.94%) VLAN
7 1 (0.94%) VPN
7 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) HP UFT
1 26 (24.53%) WinRunner
2 9 (8.49%) MSI
3 3 (2.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.94%) JIRA
4 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Analyst
2 14 (13.21%) Desktop Support
3 12 (11.32%) Test Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) SCCM Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (3.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) XML
2 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (29.25%) Clustering
2 25 (23.58%) PDA
3 8 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.66%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.66%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 91 (85.85%) Windows
2 49 (46.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (38.68%) Windows 7
4 32 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (29.25%) Windows Server
6 26 (24.53%) AIX
7 19 (17.92%) Windows 10
8 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (6.60%) Linux
10 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.89%) Unix
13 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) Test Automation
1 26 (24.53%) Test Scripting
2 25 (23.58%) Change Management
2 25 (23.58%) Software Testing
3 22 (20.75%) Smoke Testing
4 15 (14.15%) ITIL
5 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.26%) Software Delivery
6 9 (8.49%) Software Distribution
7 8 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.66%) Personalization
9 5 (4.72%) Project Management
9 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.77%) Migration
10 4 (3.77%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.83%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.83%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.83%) Identity Management
11 3 (2.83%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.57%) SQL
2 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
3 14 (13.21%) VBScript
4 6 (5.66%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.66%) VB
5 2 (1.89%) Java
5 2 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (40.57%) Security Cleared
2 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
3 26 (24.53%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (6.60%) Degree
5 7 (6.60%) MCSE
5 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.72%) MCSA
7 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.89%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.89%) CISSP
9 1 (0.94%) ACTC
9 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.94%) MCDST
9 1 (0.94%) MCITP
9 1 (0.94%) MCP
9 1 (0.94%) MCSM
9 1 (0.94%) MCTS
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.83%) GDPR
2 3 (2.83%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 42 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (37.74%) XenApp
4 32 (30.19%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (25.47%) Hyper-V
6 26 (24.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (17.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (16.04%) XenDesktop
9 10 (9.43%) Terminal Services
10 8 (7.55%) XenServer
11 6 (5.66%) vSphere
12 3 (2.83%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (28.30%) SCCM
2 25 (23.58%) HP ALM
2 25 (23.58%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (14.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.83%) PowerCLI
4 3 (2.83%) vRealize
5 2 (1.89%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.94%) Ansible
6 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (65.09%) Microsoft
2 61 (57.55%) VMware
3 39 (36.79%) Ivanti
4 32 (30.19%) HP
5 29 (27.36%) Veritas
6 26 (24.53%) McAfee
7 6 (5.66%) Oracle
8 4 (3.77%) NetApp
8 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.77%) ThinPrint
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco
9 3 (2.83%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.83%) Twitter
10 2 (1.89%) Apple
10 2 (1.89%) Dell
10 2 (1.89%) EMC
10 2 (1.89%) Lotus
11 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.94%) Charles River
11 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint