The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix NetScaler
UK
Rank 473 494 501
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7  
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 110 147 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.87% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 99 75
Median daily rate £350 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £363 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% -19.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.25
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

NetScaler
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

NetScaler
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NetScaler over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScaler within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 99 £350 -6.66% 18
London +17 42 £350 -15.15% 7
South East -3 31 £350 -2.77% 2
Hampshire +2 14 £308 -6.10% 1
South West +11 10 £350 +22.80%
Scotland +29 9 £481 +6.94%
Edinburgh +27 9 £481 +6.94%
Wiltshire - 8 £313 -
Hertfordshire 0 7 £413 +10.00%
East of England -11 7 £413 +10.00%
Berkshire +22 6 £431 +13.48%
Oxfordshire - 5 £338 - 1
Yorkshire +20 4 - -
West Yorkshire +19 3 - -
West Midlands +11 3 £413 -8.33%
Southampton +2 3 £341 +9.20%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £253 -
Bradford - 3 - -
North West +22 2 £350 - 7
Surrey +4 2 £350 -6.66%
Birmingham +3 2 £413 -17.50%
City of London -3 2 £400 -11.11% 3
St Albans - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £350 - 1
Woking - 2 £350 -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Salisbury - 2 £365 -
Kent +13 1 £400 +33.33%

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for NetScaler.

1 171 (74.03%) Citrix
2 125 (54.11%) Cisco
3 101 (43.72%) VMware
4 94 (40.69%) Microsoft
5 93 (40.26%) Windows
6 86 (37.23%) Firewall
7 73 (31.60%) Active Directory
8 66 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 66 (28.57%) XenApp
9 63 (27.27%) Load Balancing
10 61 (26.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (24.68%) Data Centre
12 56 (24.24%) WAN
13 53 (22.94%) DNS
13 53 (22.94%) Wireless
13 53 (22.94%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (21.65%) LAN
16 49 (21.21%) XenDesktop
17 48 (20.78%) Network Security
18 47 (20.35%) Windows Server
19 46 (19.91%) Windows Server 2012
20 41 (17.75%) Cisco Nexus
21 40 (17.32%) Microsoft App-V
22 38 (16.45%) Migration
22 38 (16.45%) PowerShell
23 37 (16.02%) Palo Alto
23 37 (16.02%) Juniper
24 36 (15.58%) VPN
24 36 (15.58%) F5

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills 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 16 (6.93%) Skype for Business
2 10 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.60%) IIS
6 4 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.30%) JBoss
7 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (6.49%) MS Office
2 12 (5.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.19%) Office 365
4 7 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.43%) G Suite
7 1 (0.43%) iTunes
7 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (37.23%) Firewall
2 56 (24.24%) WAN
3 53 (22.94%) Cisco ASA
3 53 (22.94%) DNS
3 53 (22.94%) Wireless
4 50 (21.65%) LAN
5 48 (20.78%) Network Security
6 41 (17.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (15.58%) VPN
8 33 (14.29%) DHCP
9 27 (11.69%) SSL
10 25 (10.82%) MPLS
11 24 (10.39%) TCP/IP
12 23 (9.96%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (8.66%) BGP
14 17 (7.36%) Cisco Wireless
14 17 (7.36%) Junos
15 15 (6.49%) Cisco ISE
16 14 (6.06%) NX-OS
16 14 (6.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (10.39%) Finance
2 19 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.33%) Banking
4 8 (3.46%) Retail
5 6 (2.60%) Publishing
6 4 (1.73%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (25.54%) Network Engineer
2 28 (12.12%) Architect
2 28 (12.12%) Consultant
3 25 (10.82%) Citrix Engineer
4 23 (9.96%) Security Engineer
5 21 (9.09%) Designer
6 20 (8.66%) Citrix Consultant
7 18 (7.79%) Analyst
8 16 (6.93%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.19%) Citrix Specialist
9 12 (5.19%) Solutions Designer
10 11 (4.76%) Network Analyst
11 10 (4.33%) Cisco Engineer
11 10 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.33%) Security Architect
12 9 (3.90%) Cisco Analyst
12 9 (3.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 9 (3.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) Network Designer
12 9 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.90%) SAML
2 8 (3.46%) Regular Expression
3 7 (3.03%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.16%) Web Services
5 4 (1.73%) .NET
5 4 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.87%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.87%) Ajax
7 2 (0.87%) CSS
7 2 (0.87%) HTML
7 2 (0.87%) Middleware
7 2 (0.87%) WCF
7 2 (0.87%) WPF
7 2 (0.87%) XML
7 2 (0.87%) XSL
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.43%) OAuth
8 1 (0.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 57 (24.68%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.36%) Clustering
3 12 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
4 11 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.03%) CMDB
5 7 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.60%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.30%) Replication
10 2 (0.87%) BBC
10 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.87%) PKI
10 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (40.26%) Windows
2 61 (26.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (20.35%) Windows Server
4 46 (19.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (11.26%) Linux
6 16 (6.93%) Windows 7
7 14 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.03%) Unix
10 4 (1.73%) Solaris
11 2 (0.87%) Android
11 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 38 (16.45%) Migration
3 21 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 20 (8.66%) ITIL
5 19 (8.23%) Change Management
5 19 (8.23%) Network Design
6 18 (7.79%) Web Filtering
7 17 (7.36%) Project Management
8 16 (6.93%) TOGAF
9 14 (6.06%) High Availability
9 14 (6.06%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.19%) Network Management
11 10 (4.33%) SIEM
12 9 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.90%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.46%) Email Filtering
13 8 (3.46%) Security Architecture
13 8 (3.46%) Time Management
14 7 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.45%) PowerShell
2 14 (6.06%) SQL
3 6 (2.60%) VB
4 4 (1.73%) C#
5 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.87%) C
6 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.87%) Perl
6 2 (0.87%) Python
6 2 (0.87%) VB6
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (12.55%) CCNP
3 28 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 19 (8.23%) CCNA
5 18 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
6 15 (6.49%) SC Cleared
7 12 (5.19%) CCA
8 10 (4.33%) CCIE
8 10 (4.33%) CISSP
9 8 (3.46%) JNCIS
10 7 (3.03%) CISMP
10 7 (3.03%) CRISC
10 7 (3.03%) JNCIA
10 7 (3.03%) JNCIP
11 6 (2.60%) CCDA
12 5 (2.16%) CCSA
12 5 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (2.16%) SANS
13 4 (1.73%) CCDP
13 4 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.46%) HIPAA
2 8 (3.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 73 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 66 (28.57%) XenApp
3 52 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (21.21%) XenDesktop
5 40 (17.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (11.26%) XenServer
7 20 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (6.93%) Hyper-V
9 14 (6.06%) VMware ESX
9 14 (6.06%) vSphere
10 8 (3.46%) vCloud
11 7 (3.03%) ProxySG
12 5 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.73%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.73%) VMware Server
14 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.87%) NFS
16 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.43%) Squid
16 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (9.09%) SCCM
2 9 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (3.46%) XenMobile
4 7 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (2.60%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.60%) OPNET
6 4 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.30%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.30%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.30%) WSUS
8 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.87%) vMotion
9 1 (0.43%) DameWare
9 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.43%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.43%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 171 (74.03%) Citrix
2 125 (54.11%) Cisco
3 101 (43.72%) VMware
4 94 (40.69%) Microsoft
5 66 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 37 (16.02%) Juniper
6 37 (16.02%) Palo Alto
7 36 (15.58%) F5
8 31 (13.42%) Brocade
9 20 (8.66%) Intel Security
10 17 (7.36%) Blue Coat
10 17 (7.36%) HP
11 16 (6.93%) AppSense
11 16 (6.93%) Dell
12 14 (6.06%) Oracle
13 13 (5.63%) Arista
13 13 (5.63%) Riverbed
14 12 (5.19%) Extreme Networks
15 11 (4.76%) Fortinet
16 10 (4.33%) SolarWinds
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