Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 67 69
Rank change year-on-year -56 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Citrix 64 114 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.34% 3.06% 2.58%
As % of the Vendors category 3.73% 6.61% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 80 65
Scotland median daily rate £400 £323 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +4.03% -4.62%
10th Percentile £218 £175 £159
90th Percentile £515 £438 £417
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £340
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.47% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +106.90% -17.14%
10th Percentile £13.44 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 1,715 1,725 2,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.92% 46.31% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 954 1,134
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £211 £208
90th Percentile £544 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +4.41% +7.80%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.35 £9.88
90th Percentile £38.00 £52.05 £41.58
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%

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 23 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 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
Edinburgh -40 38 £438 +11.82% 3
Glasgow -27 10 £425 +41.67% 5
North Lanarkshire 0 4 - -
Aberdeen +3 3 £150 -49.32% 1
Renfrewshire +9 2 £274 -1.35%
Highlands -1 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £413 -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Dundee - 1 £258 -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 45 (70.31%) Microsoft
3 41 (64.06%) Active Directory
3 41 (64.06%) VMware
4 30 (46.88%) SCCM
5 27 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (32.81%) PowerShell
6 21 (32.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 20 (31.25%) Windows 10
8 19 (29.69%) XenDesktop
8 19 (29.69%) Finance
9 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
10 17 (26.56%) XenApp
11 16 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (25.00%) Cisco
12 15 (23.44%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (21.88%) Office 365
13 14 (21.88%) DNS
14 13 (20.31%) NetScaler
14 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (17.19%) Migration
15 11 (17.19%) DHCP
15 11 (17.19%) Banking
16 10 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (15.63%) Google
16 10 (15.63%) Linux
17 9 (14.06%) Internet
17 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
17 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification

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 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 8 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.81%) JBoss
3 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.25%) IIS
5 3 (4.69%) Apache
5 3 (4.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.56%) CMS
7 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Office 365
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.69%) IaaS
3 3 (4.69%) PaaS
4 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) DNS
2 13 (20.31%) NetScaler
3 11 (17.19%) DHCP
4 9 (14.06%) Internet
5 8 (12.50%) Firewall
5 8 (12.50%) LAN
5 8 (12.50%) WAN
6 7 (10.94%) SAN
7 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.81%) BIG-IP
8 5 (7.81%) Skype
9 4 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.25%) Unified Communications
9 4 (6.25%) VLAN
9 4 (6.25%) VXLAN
9 4 (6.25%) Wireless
10 3 (4.69%) BGP
10 3 (4.69%) EIGRP
10 3 (4.69%) OSPF
10 3 (4.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Maven
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix Support
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (3.13%) Network Support
8 2 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) LDAP
2 5 (7.81%) Java EE
2 5 (7.81%) SOAP
2 5 (7.81%) XML
2 5 (7.81%) XSLT
3 4 (6.25%) .NET
4 3 (4.69%) Ajax
4 3 (4.69%) EJB
4 3 (4.69%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (4.69%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.69%) JPA
4 3 (4.69%) jQuery
4 3 (4.69%) RESTful
5 2 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.13%) LAMP
6 1 (1.56%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) Spring
6 1 (1.56%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) PKI
2 6 (9.38%) Clustering
3 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) EMC VNX
4 4 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) DataPower
6 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.56%) BYOD
7 1 (1.56%) CMDB
7 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 21 (32.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (31.25%) Windows 10
3 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
5 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (15.63%) Linux
7 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.25%) Unix
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.56%) AIX
10 1 (1.56%) Android
10 1 (1.56%) Solaris
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Migration
2 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
3 7 (10.94%) Change Control
3 7 (10.94%) DevOps
3 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.38%) Application Packaging
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL
5 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.25%) Database Tuning
6 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (4.69%) Biometrics
7 3 (4.69%) High Availability
7 3 (4.69%) Information Security
7 3 (4.69%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.69%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.81%) Java
2 5 (7.81%) VBScript
3 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.69%) Perl
4 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.38%) MCSE
5 5 (7.81%) CCNP
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (4.69%) ACSA
7 3 (4.69%) CCNA
7 3 (4.69%) MCSA
7 3 (4.69%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.13%) CCENT
8 2 (3.13%) MCITP
8 2 (3.13%) MCTS
8 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.56%) CEH
9 1 (1.56%) CISSP
9 1 (1.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (64.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (42.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (29.69%) XenDesktop
4 17 (26.56%) XenApp
5 16 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (23.44%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
8 5 (7.81%) VMware NSX
9 4 (6.25%) vSphere
10 3 (4.69%) DFS Replication
10 3 (4.69%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (3.13%) Docker
11 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (46.88%) SCCM
2 8 (12.50%) SCOM
3 7 (10.94%) WSUS
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.69%) Ansible
7 2 (3.13%) AppDNA
8 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.56%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.56%) Puppet
8 1 (1.56%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.56%) Simpana
8 1 (1.56%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 41 (64.06%) VMware
3 16 (25.00%) Cisco
4 10 (15.63%) Google
5 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 7 (10.94%) F5
6 7 (10.94%) Ivanti
7 6 (9.38%) Sophos
8 5 (7.81%) Apple
8 5 (7.81%) Dell
8 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.81%) Veritas
9 4 (6.25%) HP
9 4 (6.25%) IBM
9 4 (6.25%) Juniper
9 4 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.25%) Symantec
9 4 (6.25%) Veeam
10 3 (4.69%) Bloomberg