Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 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.

Citrix NetScaler
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 613 591 578
Rank change year-on-year -22 -13 -11
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 260 258 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 1.78% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 152 189
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -8.54%
10th Percentile £284 £265 £278
90th Percentile £538 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +0.63% +13.57% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +29.41% +63.46%
10th Percentile £40.00 £55.00 £18.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +29.41% +63.46%

NetScaler is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,238 14,524 15,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 15.00% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,175 8,825 8,722
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 753 918
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

NetScaler
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NetScaler as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 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
England -6 243 £400 - 63
UK excluding London +1 177 £400 +0.63% 37
South East -8 98 £405 -10.00% 9
London -16 81 £425 +6.25% 27
North of England +28 34 £350 +16.67% 12
Yorkshire +9 21 £350 +28.44%
Midlands +11 15 £313 -40.48% 3
Scotland -14 14 £525 +23.53% 1
North West +4 12 £635 +49.41% 4
East of England -17 12 £499 +33.00% 11
West Midlands +25 10 £270 -55.00%
East Midlands +4 5 £400 -11.11% 3
Wales +12 2 £325 -7.14%
South West -6 2 £331 -7.34% 1
North East +50 1 £325 +44.44% 8

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 232 (89.23%) Citrix
2 142 (54.62%) Windows
3 110 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 108 (41.54%) Firewall
5 106 (40.77%) Microsoft
6 104 (40.00%) VMware
6 104 (40.00%) XenApp
7 98 (37.69%) Cisco
8 88 (33.85%) XenDesktop
9 85 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (29.62%) PowerShell
11 75 (28.85%) Active Directory
12 65 (25.00%) DNS
13 64 (24.62%) XenServer
14 54 (20.77%) Skype for Business
15 49 (18.85%) CheckPoint
16 47 (18.08%) VMware ESXi
16 47 (18.08%) Hyper-V
17 46 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (16.92%) Load Balancing
18 44 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (14.62%) IaaS
20 37 (14.23%) Microsoft App-V
20 37 (14.23%) TOGAF
21 36 (13.85%) WAN
21 36 (13.85%) PaaS
22 35 (13.46%) DHCP
23 34 (13.08%) Linux
24 33 (12.69%) Juniper
24 33 (12.69%) Finance

NetScaler
Co-occurring 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 54 (20.77%) Skype for Business
2 17 (6.54%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.77%) IIS
4 12 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.08%) Apache
6 8 (3.08%) JBoss
6 8 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.77%) SAS
9 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.62%) IaaS
2 36 (13.85%) PaaS
3 27 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (8.08%) Office 365
5 16 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (3.08%) SaaS
7 6 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 108 (41.54%) Firewall
2 65 (25.00%) DNS
3 36 (13.85%) WAN
4 35 (13.46%) DHCP
5 30 (11.54%) Network Security
6 28 (10.77%) Internet
7 27 (10.38%) VPN
8 25 (9.62%) SSL
9 24 (9.23%) BGP
9 24 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (7.69%) LAN
11 19 (7.31%) OSPF
11 19 (7.31%) TCP/IP
11 19 (7.31%) Wireless
12 15 (5.77%) SAN
12 15 (5.77%) Skype
13 13 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (4.62%) BIG-IP
15 11 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (3.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 33 (12.69%) Finance
2 26 (10.00%) Banking
3 11 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.54%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.54%) Publishing
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Local Government
6 2 (0.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (23.46%) Network Engineer
2 48 (18.46%) Architect
3 45 (17.31%) Citrix Engineer
4 31 (11.92%) Designer
5 29 (11.15%) Solutions Designer
6 18 (6.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (6.92%) Consultant
7 15 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.38%) Citrix Consultant
9 13 (5.00%) Administrator
9 13 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
9 13 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.62%) Analyst
11 11 (4.23%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.85%) Citrix Designer
13 9 (3.46%) Infrastructure Support
13 9 (3.46%) Network Architect
13 9 (3.46%) Senior Network Engineer
14 8 (3.08%) SharePoint Administrator
14 8 (3.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.38%) Regular Expression
2 11 (4.23%) Java EE
3 9 (3.46%) LDAP
3 9 (3.46%) XML
4 8 (3.08%) .NET
4 8 (3.08%) SOAP
4 8 (3.08%) XSLT
5 5 (1.92%) Ajax
5 5 (1.92%) EJB
5 5 (1.92%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (1.92%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.92%) JPA
5 5 (1.92%) jQuery
5 5 (1.92%) RESTful
6 4 (1.54%) Web Services
7 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.15%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.38%) Spring
8 1 (0.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.00%) Clustering
3 11 (4.23%) PKI
4 10 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.46%) DataPower
6 7 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.15%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.77%) Replication
10 1 (0.38%) CESG
10 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 142 (54.62%) Windows
2 110 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 85 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (13.08%) Linux
6 21 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.62%) CentOS
7 12 (4.62%) Unix
7 12 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.23%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.77%) Solaris
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.92%) Load Balancing
2 37 (14.23%) TOGAF
3 23 (8.85%) ITIL
4 19 (7.31%) Change Management
5 17 (6.54%) Customer Requirements
5 17 (6.54%) Migration
5 17 (6.54%) System Testing
5 17 (6.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 14 (5.38%) Change Control
6 14 (5.38%) Email Filtering
6 14 (5.38%) High Availability
6 14 (5.38%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (5.00%) DevOps
8 12 (4.62%) Boundary Protection
8 12 (4.62%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (4.23%) Network Design
10 10 (3.85%) Application Packaging
10 10 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (3.46%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 77 (29.62%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.62%) SQL
3 12 (4.62%) Java
4 8 (3.08%) VBScript
5 7 (2.69%) Perl
6 5 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.15%) C#
7 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) C
8 1 (0.38%) R
8 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (10.77%) Citrix Certification
2 26 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.85%) SC Cleared
4 21 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.92%) MCSE
6 17 (6.54%) CCA
7 13 (5.00%) CCNP
8 11 (4.23%) CCEA
9 7 (2.69%) CCAA
10 6 (2.31%) CCIE
11 5 (1.92%) CCNA
11 5 (1.92%) MCSA
12 3 (1.15%) CCSE
12 3 (1.15%) MCP
13 2 (0.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.77%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.77%) VCAP
13 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.15%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 104 (40.00%) XenApp
2 88 (33.85%) XenDesktop
3 75 (28.85%) Active Directory
4 64 (24.62%) XenServer
5 47 (18.08%) Hyper-V
5 47 (18.08%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 37 (14.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (8.46%) vSphere
9 9 (3.46%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.92%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.54%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.77%) NFS
14 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (8.46%) SCCM
1 22 (8.46%) SCOM
2 13 (5.00%) EdgeSight
3 8 (3.08%) AppDNA
4 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.31%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.92%) Nagios
6 5 (1.92%) WSUS
7 4 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.54%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.54%) Nessus
7 4 (1.54%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.54%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.15%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.15%) Cacti
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.77%) Puppet
9 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 232 (89.23%) Citrix
2 106 (40.77%) Microsoft
3 104 (40.00%) VMware
4 98 (37.69%) Cisco
5 49 (18.85%) CheckPoint
6 33 (12.69%) Juniper
7 32 (12.31%) Ivanti
8 26 (10.00%) Dell
8 26 (10.00%) F5
9 20 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
10 19 (7.31%) HP
11 18 (6.92%) NetApp
12 16 (6.15%) Palo Alto
13 14 (5.38%) IBM
14 13 (5.00%) Forcepoint
15 10 (3.85%) 3PAR
15 10 (3.85%) Red Hat
16 9 (3.46%) CA
17 8 (3.08%) EMC
17 8 (3.08%) SolarWinds