Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 103 45
Rank change year-on-year +39 -58 +52
Contract jobs citing Citrix 182 61 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.27% 1.46% 4.04%
As % of the Vendors category 8.36% 3.62% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 40 103
Scotland median daily rate £275 £323 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.73% +3.20% -2.91%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £243
90th Percentile £414 £439 £437
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £15.86 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -58.81% +112.41%
10th Percentile £16.03 £15.04 £29.13
90th Percentile £18.48 £16.68 £42.30
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.88% -3.03% -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 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 2,177 1,687 2,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.09% 40.31% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,234 897 1,310
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £531 £522 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 56 74
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £28.75 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.83% -21.77% +129.69%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.87 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +13 90 £275 -19.12%
Glasgow +8 44 £279 +1.36% 1
Edinburgh -25 32 £350 -11.39% 5
Dundee - 4 £297 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £130 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £275 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 148 (81.32%) Windows
2 144 (79.12%) Active Directory
3 141 (77.47%) Microsoft
4 121 (66.48%) VMware
5 103 (56.59%) DHCP
6 99 (54.40%) DNS
7 98 (53.85%) Security Cleared
8 95 (52.20%) SC Cleared
9 87 (47.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 85 (46.70%) XenApp
11 84 (46.15%) Ivanti
12 78 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 74 (40.66%) Windows 7
13 74 (40.66%) Windows Server
14 73 (40.11%) SQL
15 68 (37.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 68 (37.36%) SCCM
16 60 (32.97%) XenDesktop
17 54 (29.67%) Microsoft App-V
18 51 (28.02%) Clustering
19 50 (27.47%) PowerShell
19 50 (27.47%) VMware ESXi
19 50 (27.47%) Office 365
20 48 (26.37%) McAfee
21 44 (24.18%) Windows 10
22 43 (23.63%) Veritas
23 42 (23.08%) Hyper-V
24 39 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
24 39 (21.43%) AIX
24 39 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 18 (9.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.49%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.95%) OpenStack
4 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.20%) IIS
7 3 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.10%) Confluence
9 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) Mingle
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.47%) Office 365
2 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.10%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 103 (56.59%) DHCP
2 99 (54.40%) DNS
3 23 (12.64%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (12.09%) 3G
5 19 (10.44%) NetScaler
6 10 (5.49%) SAN
6 10 (5.49%) VSAN
7 9 (4.95%) Skype
8 7 (3.85%) Firewall
8 7 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.75%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.20%) LAN
10 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.65%) SMS
12 2 (1.10%) IPv4
12 2 (1.10%) WAN
13 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPT
13 1 (0.55%) Internet
13 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (20.88%) HP UFT
1 38 (20.88%) WinRunner
2 18 (9.89%) MSI
3 8 (4.40%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.20%) Hudson
5 2 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 29 (15.93%) Finance
2 10 (5.49%) Banking
3 2 (1.10%) Legal
3 2 (1.10%) Publishing
3 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (17.58%) Analyst
2 31 (17.03%) Support Engineer
3 26 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (12.09%) Test Analyst
5 18 (9.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 17 (9.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (8.24%) Desktop Support
8 13 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
9 11 (6.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 10 (5.49%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 10 (5.49%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 9 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 7 (3.85%) Architect
12 7 (3.85%) Citrix Specialist
12 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (3.85%) Mobility Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.65%) COM
1 3 (1.65%) XML
2 2 (1.10%) Middleware
3 1 (0.55%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (28.02%) Clustering
2 35 (19.23%) PDA
3 26 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 26 (14.29%) Thin Client
4 20 (10.99%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.49%) PKI
6 7 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.55%) Handset
10 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Tandem
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (81.32%) Windows
2 87 (47.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (40.66%) Windows 7
3 74 (40.66%) Windows Server
4 68 (37.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (24.18%) Windows 10
6 39 (21.43%) AIX
7 21 (11.54%) Windows 8
8 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.04%) Linux
10 8 (4.40%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.85%) Android
11 7 (3.85%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.85%) Windows Phone
11 7 (3.85%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.65%) Unix
14 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.43%) Software Delivery
2 38 (20.88%) Change Management
2 38 (20.88%) Software Testing
2 38 (20.88%) Test Automation
3 36 (19.78%) Test Scripting
4 28 (15.38%) ITIL
5 27 (14.84%) Smoke Testing
6 18 (9.89%) Software Distribution
7 14 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.49%) Analytics
8 10 (5.49%) Personalization
9 7 (3.85%) Content Management
9 7 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (3.30%) Migration
10 6 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.20%) Project Management
11 4 (2.20%) Scrum
11 4 (2.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (40.11%) SQL
2 50 (27.47%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.24%) T-SQL
3 15 (8.24%) VB
3 15 (8.24%) VBScript
4 3 (1.65%) VBA
5 2 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 98 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 95 (52.20%) SC Cleared
3 36 (19.78%) ISTQB
4 24 (13.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (10.99%) Degree
7 18 (9.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (6.04%) MCSE
9 9 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.40%) MCSA
11 7 (3.85%) MCITP
11 7 (3.85%) MCTS
12 5 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.10%) CISSP
14 1 (0.55%) CCNA
14 1 (0.55%) CCNP
14 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.55%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.55%) MCP
14 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.65%) GDPR
2 3 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 144 (79.12%) Active Directory
2 85 (46.70%) XenApp
3 78 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (32.97%) XenDesktop
5 54 (29.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 50 (27.47%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 33 (18.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 33 (18.13%) XenServer
9 10 (5.49%) VMware NSX
10 7 (3.85%) vSphere
11 3 (1.65%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 68 (37.36%) SCCM
2 39 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
2 39 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 31 (17.03%) HP ALM
4 12 (6.59%) PowerCLI
5 10 (5.49%) vRealize
5 10 (5.49%) XenMobile
6 9 (4.95%) AirWatch
7 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (3.85%) SafeCom
8 7 (3.85%) SAP Afaria
9 6 (3.30%) Netcool
10 3 (1.65%) Ansible
10 3 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.55%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.55%) Puppet
11 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 141 (77.47%) Microsoft
2 121 (66.48%) VMware
3 84 (46.15%) Ivanti
4 48 (26.37%) McAfee
5 43 (23.63%) Veritas
6 36 (19.78%) HP
7 27 (14.84%) ThinPrint
8 8 (4.40%) Oracle
8 8 (4.40%) SAP
9 7 (3.85%) Apple
9 7 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.30%) Symantec
11 5 (2.75%) Cisco
12 4 (2.20%) NetApp
13 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.65%) Dell
13 3 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.65%) Twitter
14 2 (1.10%) EMC
14 2 (1.10%) Splunk