Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 58 77
Rank change year-on-year -71 +19 -9
Contract jobs citing Citrix 65 143 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.30% 3.25% 2.16%
As % of the Vendors category 3.48% 7.09% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 82 59
Scotland median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -7.33%
10th Percentile £193 £173 £160
90th Percentile £488 £424 £398
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £39.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.71% +125.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £15.73 £13.50 £15.35
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £20.15
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 1869 2016 2338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.40% 45.82% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1105 1127
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £207 £229 £213
90th Percentile £531 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 68 75
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £18.25 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.99% +25.78% -8.66%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.81 £8.35
90th Percentile £46.30 £45.23 £41.95
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Citrix in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -30 35 £375 +28.21% 3
Glasgow -33 12 £275 -15.38% 1
Renfrewshire +10 6 £350 +16.67%
North Lanarkshire 0 4 - -
Aberdeen -14 3 £150 -51.18%
Scottish Borders +3 1 £140 -15.15%
West Lothian - 1 £413 -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
Citrix
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 47 (72.31%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Microsoft
3 34 (52.31%) VMware
4 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
5 26 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 20 (30.77%) ITIL
7 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (27.69%) XenApp
9 17 (26.15%) NetScaler
9 17 (26.15%) Cisco
9 17 (26.15%) Firewall
10 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
10 16 (24.62%) SCCM
11 15 (23.08%) Finance
11 15 (23.08%) SAN
12 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
13 13 (20.00%) Linux
13 13 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 13 (20.00%) Banking
13 13 (20.00%) F5
14 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
14 11 (16.92%) DNS
14 11 (16.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (15.38%) XenDesktop
15 10 (15.38%) Change Control
15 10 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (15.38%) VBScript
15 10 (15.38%) Service Delivery
15 10 (15.38%) 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 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.77%) JBoss
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.69%) IIS
4 5 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (6.15%) Apache
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.54%) CMS
7 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.15%) IaaS
2 4 (6.15%) PaaS
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.15%) Firewall
1 17 (26.15%) NetScaler
2 15 (23.08%) SAN
3 11 (16.92%) DNS
4 9 (13.85%) LAN
4 9 (13.85%) LDAP
4 9 (13.85%) WAN
4 9 (13.85%) Wireless
5 8 (12.31%) BGP
5 8 (12.31%) DHCP
5 8 (12.31%) EIGRP
5 8 (12.31%) Internet
5 8 (12.31%) OSPF
5 8 (12.31%) VPN
6 7 (10.77%) BIG-IP
7 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.69%) Intranet
8 5 (7.69%) MPLS
9 4 (6.15%) IPsec
9 4 (6.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Maven
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.62%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Support Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Platform Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) Java EE
1 7 (10.77%) SOAP
1 7 (10.77%) XML
1 7 (10.77%) XSLT
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) 802.1X
3 4 (6.15%) Ajax
3 4 (6.15%) EJB
3 4 (6.15%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
3 4 (6.15%) JPA
3 4 (6.15%) jQuery
3 4 (6.15%) RESTful
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.54%) LAMP
5 1 (1.54%) Middleware
5 1 (1.54%) REST
5 1 (1.54%) Spring
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
1 9 (13.85%) PKI
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Clustering
3 5 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.15%) DataPower
4 4 (6.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.54%) CMDB
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.54%) iPad
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 47 (72.31%) Windows
2 26 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (20.00%) Linux
5 11 (16.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
8 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (7.69%) Unix
10 2 (3.08%) AIX
10 2 (3.08%) Solaris
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Change Control
2 10 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.31%) DevOps
3 8 (12.31%) Migration
3 8 (12.31%) Service Management
4 6 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.69%) High Availability
6 4 (6.15%) Change Management
6 4 (6.15%) Database Tuning
6 4 (6.15%) Information Security
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.15%) Security Patching
6 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
2 10 (15.38%) VBScript
3 7 (10.77%) Java
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) Perl
5 3 (4.62%) VBA
6 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.15%) CCNP
4 3 (4.62%) ACSA
4 3 (4.62%) CCNA
4 3 (4.62%) MCSA
4 3 (4.62%) MCSE
4 3 (4.62%) MCTS
4 3 (4.62%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (4.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.08%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.08%) CCENT
5 2 (3.08%) MCITP
6 1 (1.54%) CEH
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.08%) COBIT
4 1 (1.54%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (27.69%) XenApp
4 10 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
6 7 (10.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (9.23%) Terminal Services
8 5 (7.69%) VMware NSX
8 5 (7.69%) vSphere
9 4 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.54%) Docker
12 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) SCCM
2 7 (10.77%) WSUS
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.15%) Cacti
4 4 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (6.15%) SCOM
5 2 (3.08%) Ansible
6 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.54%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.54%) Puppet
6 1 (1.54%) Simpana
6 1 (1.54%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (52.31%) VMware
3 17 (26.15%) Cisco
4 13 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (20.00%) F5
5 9 (13.85%) HP
6 8 (12.31%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.77%) EMC
7 7 (10.77%) Sophos
8 6 (9.23%) CommVault
8 6 (9.23%) Dell
8 6 (9.23%) IBM
9 5 (7.69%) AppSense
9 5 (7.69%) Symantec
10 4 (6.15%) Apple
10 4 (6.15%) Google
10 4 (6.15%) NetApp
10 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
10 4 (6.15%) Veeam
10 4 (6.15%) Veritas