Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 600 605
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -19
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 283 244 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 1.86% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 164 177
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £263 £263 £285
90th Percentile £538 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £391 £360
% change year-on-year -5.43% +8.68% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £55.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.27% +120.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £14.38 £24.43 £18.00
90th Percentile £32.50 £82.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £55.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -65.45% +66.67% +26.92%

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 13,315 13,106 15,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.17% 14.24% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,226 7,959 9,219
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £214
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 731 720
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -15.38% +15.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% -16.00% +8.11%

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 23 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NetScaler over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 April 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 -7 261 £375 - 51
UK excluding London -13 193 £370 -5.43% 38
London -50 86 £450 +20.00% 17
South East -20 74 £375 -6.25% 11
North of England +41 71 £333 +22.02% 12
North East +63 37 £310 +37.78% 1
North West -4 18 £488 +39.29% 4
Scotland -27 18 £423 -0.59% 3
Midlands -1 16 £305 -22.54% 6
Yorkshire -16 16 £313 +78.57% 7
West Midlands +12 12 £270 -34.55% 3
East of England -9 12 £325 -18.75% 3
East Midlands -1 4 £413 +22.22% 3
South West -2 2 £381 +8.93% 2
Wales -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 268 (94.70%) Citrix
2 154 (54.42%) VMware
3 152 (53.71%) XenApp
4 150 (53.00%) Windows
5 130 (45.94%) XenDesktop
6 114 (40.28%) Active Directory
7 102 (36.04%) DNS
7 102 (36.04%) Firewall
7 102 (36.04%) Windows Server
8 95 (33.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 92 (32.51%) DHCP
10 87 (30.74%) Cisco
10 87 (30.74%) Microsoft
11 79 (27.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 76 (26.86%) PowerShell
13 70 (24.73%) Ivanti
14 64 (22.61%) Security Cleared
15 57 (20.14%) XenServer
15 57 (20.14%) SC Cleared
16 56 (19.79%) Load Balancing
17 52 (18.37%) ITIL
17 52 (18.37%) vSphere
18 51 (18.02%) Hyper-V
18 51 (18.02%) SAN
19 49 (17.31%) Microsoft App-V
20 45 (15.90%) HP
21 41 (14.49%) CheckPoint
21 41 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
21 41 (14.49%) Data Centre
22 39 (13.78%) VPN

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 34 (12.01%) Skype for Business
2 32 (11.31%) IIS
3 28 (9.89%) MS Exchange
4 17 (6.01%) OpenStack
5 15 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.06%) Apache
9 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.71%) SAS
11 1 (0.35%) Confluence
11 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (12.01%) IaaS
3 22 (7.77%) PaaS
4 21 (7.42%) Office 365
5 13 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.47%) SaaS
7 6 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.41%) Yammer
9 3 (1.06%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.71%) Akamai
10 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 102 (36.04%) DNS
1 102 (36.04%) Firewall
2 92 (32.51%) DHCP
3 51 (18.02%) SAN
4 39 (13.78%) VPN
5 38 (13.43%) WAN
6 33 (11.66%) Network Security
7 27 (9.54%) LAN
7 27 (9.54%) MPLS
8 24 (8.48%) Wireless
9 21 (7.42%) VLAN
10 20 (7.07%) BGP
10 20 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (6.71%) Internet
11 19 (6.71%) SSL
12 17 (6.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (6.01%) TCP/IP
13 15 (5.30%) OSPF
14 14 (4.95%) NAS
15 12 (4.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.77%) MySQL
4 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
7 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 35 (12.37%) Finance
2 17 (6.01%) Banking
3 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Local Government
5 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.35%) Publishing
5 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (27.21%) Citrix Engineer
2 50 (17.67%) Network Engineer
3 36 (12.72%) Architect
4 28 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (7.77%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 20 (7.07%) Designer
7 16 (5.65%) Consultant
8 15 (5.30%) Analyst
8 15 (5.30%) Solutions Designer
9 14 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.24%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 12 (4.24%) Technical Leader
11 11 (3.89%) Network Architect
12 10 (3.53%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) Design Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) Security Engineer
12 10 (3.53%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.18%) Citrix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.47%) Regular Expression
2 6 (2.12%) .NET
2 6 (2.12%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.41%) Web Services
3 4 (1.41%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.06%) HTML
4 3 (1.06%) Java EE
4 3 (1.06%) XML
5 2 (0.71%) LDAP
6 1 (0.35%) SAML
6 1 (0.35%) WAP
6 1 (0.35%) WinForms
6 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.13%) Clustering
3 22 (7.77%) Computer Science
4 18 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.53%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.53%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.77%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.77%) PKI
8 5 (1.77%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (1.06%) DataPower
10 3 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.06%) Replication
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (53.00%) Windows
2 102 (36.04%) Windows Server
3 79 (27.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (9.54%) Windows 10
6 23 (8.13%) Linux
7 14 (4.95%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.47%) Unix
10 6 (2.12%) CentOS
10 6 (2.12%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.79%) Load Balancing
2 52 (18.37%) ITIL
3 33 (11.66%) Project Management
4 26 (9.19%) Business Continuity
5 24 (8.48%) Analytics
5 24 (8.48%) Service Delivery
6 18 (6.36%) Network Design
6 18 (6.36%) TOGAF
7 17 (6.01%) Application Packaging
8 16 (5.65%) Application Virtualisation
9 15 (5.30%) Change Management
9 15 (5.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 14 (4.95%) Capacity Management
10 14 (4.95%) Migration
11 13 (4.59%) High Availability
11 13 (4.59%) Mentoring
11 13 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (4.24%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 76 (26.86%) PowerShell
2 22 (7.77%) SQL
3 4 (1.41%) Java
4 3 (1.06%) C#
4 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.06%) VBScript
5 2 (0.71%) Perl
6 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.35%) C
6 1 (0.35%) Python
6 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (22.61%) Security Cleared
2 57 (20.14%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.77%) CCNP
4 22 (7.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (7.77%) Degree
5 20 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (6.71%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (4.95%) CCA
8 8 (2.83%) CCEA
8 8 (2.83%) CCIE
9 6 (2.12%) CCAA
10 4 (1.41%) CCNA
11 3 (1.06%) CCSE
11 3 (1.06%) MCSE
12 2 (0.71%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.71%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.71%) MCP
12 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (53.71%) XenApp
2 130 (45.94%) XenDesktop
3 114 (40.28%) Active Directory
4 95 (33.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 57 (20.14%) XenServer
6 52 (18.37%) vSphere
7 51 (18.02%) Hyper-V
8 49 (17.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (9.19%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (6.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (5.65%) VMware NSX
12 8 (2.83%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.12%) BitLocker
13 6 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (2.12%) VirtualBox
14 4 (1.41%) NFS
14 4 (1.41%) Terminal Server
15 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.35%) vCloud
16 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (8.48%) SCCM
2 14 (4.95%) SCOM
3 13 (4.59%) EdgeSight
4 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (3.18%) Nessus
6 7 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (2.12%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.77%) Nagios
8 5 (1.77%) vRealize
8 5 (1.77%) XenMobile
9 4 (1.41%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.41%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.41%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.41%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.06%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 268 (94.70%) Citrix
2 154 (54.42%) VMware
3 87 (30.74%) Cisco
3 87 (30.74%) Microsoft
4 70 (24.73%) Ivanti
5 45 (15.90%) HP
6 41 (14.49%) CheckPoint
7 27 (9.54%) Palo Alto
8 26 (9.19%) SAP
9 25 (8.83%) Dell
10 22 (7.77%) Juniper
11 19 (6.71%) F5
12 12 (4.24%) Wyse
13 11 (3.89%) Extreme Networks
13 11 (3.89%) NetApp
14 10 (3.53%) SolarWinds
15 9 (3.18%) Forcepoint
15 9 (3.18%) Fortinet
16 8 (2.83%) McAfee
16 8 (2.83%) Symantec