The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for NetScaler skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NetScaler over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Citrix NetScaler
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 151 171
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20  
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 4 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 2.01% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 13
Median daily rate £488 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +13.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £450
% change year-on-year +1.38% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.25

NetScaler is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 350 399 692
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.39% 11.79% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 295 502
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing NetScaler as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NetScaler in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NetScaler in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for NetScaler in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NetScaler in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NetScaler in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScaler in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NetScaler in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NetScaler 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 City of London region with a requirement for NetScaler.

1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (41.67%) Riverbed
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) OPNET
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) ProxySG
5 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Arista
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) CMDB

NetScaler
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) CMDB
3 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (8.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) VCP6
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) ProxySG
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OPNET
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Riverbed
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Arista
5 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (16.67%) Aruba
6 2 (16.67%) Brocade
6 2 (16.67%) Polycom
7 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Temenos