Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 599 629
Rank change year-on-year +151 +30 -4
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 55 239 282
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 2.06% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 149 197
Median daily rate £385 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -3.03% +1.23%
10th Percentile £266 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £540 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.72% -30.16% -14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.72 £20.75
% change year-on-year +122.72% -24.27% -53.89%

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 3,980 11,622 13,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.51% 13.21% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,286 7,055 8,265
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 624 713
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.13% +38.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.02 £13.25 £12.20
90th Percentile £54.63 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +25.00% +0.21%

NetScaler
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NetScaler.

Daily rate trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NetScaler over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NetScaler.

Hourly rate trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Top 14 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 26 September 2020. 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 +140 49 £350 -12.50% 25
UK excluding London +171 31 £390 +4.00% 20
London +156 21 £350 -17.65% 7
South East +138 11 £390 -1.02% 7
North of England +113 8 £425 +17.24% 4
North West +81 8 £425 +70.00% 3
Work from Home -59 8 £363 +3.57% 5
East of England +79 3 £335 -16.25% 4
Scotland +74 3 £506 -
South West +96 2 - - 1
Midlands +87 2 - - 2
Wales +40 2 £450 +28.57% 2
West Midlands +71 1 - - 2
East Midlands +65 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NetScaler 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 with a requirement for NetScaler.

1 42 (76.36%) Citrix
2 27 (49.09%) Cisco
2 27 (49.09%) XenApp
3 25 (45.45%) Windows
4 24 (43.64%) VMware
5 21 (38.18%) Firewall
6 19 (34.55%) DNS
6 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
6 19 (34.55%) XenDesktop
7 17 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (29.09%) Palo Alto
8 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
9 15 (27.27%) Office 365
10 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
10 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
10 14 (25.45%) Migration
11 12 (21.82%) VPN
11 12 (21.82%) SAN
11 12 (21.82%) Azure
11 12 (21.82%) F5
12 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 11 (20.00%) Ivanti
13 10 (18.18%) DHCP
13 10 (18.18%) SCCM
13 10 (18.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (16.36%) WAN
14 9 (16.36%) CCNP
14 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (16.36%) HP
15 8 (14.55%) Dell

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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) Office 365
2 12 (21.82%) Azure
3 5 (9.09%) AWS
4 3 (5.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (5.45%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Datadog
6 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.18%) Firewall
2 19 (34.55%) DNS
3 12 (21.82%) SAN
3 12 (21.82%) VPN
4 10 (18.18%) DHCP
5 9 (16.36%) WAN
6 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.91%) Network Security
8 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (9.09%) LAN
8 5 (9.09%) MPLS
8 5 (9.09%) SSL
8 5 (9.09%) VoIP
8 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.27%) BGP
9 4 (7.27%) OSPF
9 4 (7.27%) Wireless
10 3 (5.45%) EIGRP
10 3 (5.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Legal
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) International Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Consultant
2 7 (12.73%) Network Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Floorwalker
5 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Exchange Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Trainer
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Clustering
1 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.45%) Smartphone
1 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.64%) PKI
2 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.82%) FMCG
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.27%) Linux
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (3.64%) Unix
9 1 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Migration
2 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (12.73%) ITIL
3 7 (12.73%) Network Design
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.91%) SIEM
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
6 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.27%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.45%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (5.45%) ITSM
7 3 (5.45%) Server Building
7 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (3.64%) Product Roadmap
8 2 (3.64%) Service Design
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) CCNP
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (12.73%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (9.09%) CCA
6 3 (5.45%) CCNA
6 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 3 (5.45%) Degree
6 3 (5.45%) HP APS
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIP
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIS
6 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.64%) CCIE
7 2 (3.64%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.82%) CCDP
8 1 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) XenApp
2 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) XenDesktop
3 17 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (18.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
5 7 (12.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (12.73%) vSphere
6 5 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (7.27%) VMware NSX
8 3 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.82%) Firmware
10 1 (1.82%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.82%) UAG
10 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.45%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (5.45%) HAProxy
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
5 1 (1.82%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.82%) Nessus
5 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.82%) vRealize
5 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (76.36%) Citrix
2 27 (49.09%) Cisco
3 24 (43.64%) VMware
4 16 (29.09%) Palo Alto
5 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
6 12 (21.82%) F5
7 11 (20.00%) Ivanti
8 9 (16.36%) HP
9 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
9 8 (14.55%) Dell
10 6 (10.91%) EMC
10 6 (10.91%) Juniper
10 6 (10.91%) NetApp
11 5 (9.09%) CA
12 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
13 3 (5.45%) Aruba
13 3 (5.45%) Hitachi
13 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
13 3 (5.45%) Symantec
13 3 (5.45%) WatchGuard