Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 641 608
Rank change year-on-year +76 -33 +11
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 219 272 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 2.01% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 180 191
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.23% +1.88%
10th Percentile £268 £313 £265
90th Percentile £524 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
UK median hourly rate £15.72 £135.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -88.36% +272.41% -34.09%
10th Percentile £14.86 £127.50 £27.63
90th Percentile £16.57 £142.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 - £45.00

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 10,899 13,544 14,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 12.88% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,537 8,172 8,620
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £180
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 645 710
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +5.26% -15.56%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.70 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.26% -21.33%

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 +86 213 £400 -4.19% 58
UK excluding London +28 138 £390 -2.50% 45
London +97 80 £401 -10.83% 14
South East +20 60 £402 +0.38% 22
North of England +42 25 £283 -22.60% 4
Midlands +62 22 £356 -1.04% 6
West Midlands +53 18 £393 +30.83% 3
East of England +42 13 £350 +59.09% 3
South West -17 12 £418 -1.76% 9
North West +5 10 £283 -22.60% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £350 - 1
North East - 7 £270 - 2
Scotland +25 5 £351 -6.53% 1
East Midlands +25 4 £335 -21.18% 3
Wales - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 180 (82.19%) Citrix
2 122 (55.71%) Firewall
3 111 (50.68%) Cisco
4 105 (47.95%) Windows
5 103 (47.03%) VMware
5 103 (47.03%) XenDesktop
6 97 (44.29%) XenApp
7 84 (38.36%) Microsoft
8 78 (35.62%) Active Directory
9 68 (31.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 67 (30.59%) Windows Server
11 60 (27.40%) Azure
12 55 (25.11%) DNS
13 52 (23.74%) Office 365
14 51 (23.29%) Palo Alto
15 50 (22.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 49 (22.37%) LAN
17 47 (21.46%) WAN
18 45 (20.55%) Load Balancing
19 44 (20.09%) Hyper-V
20 43 (19.63%) ITIL
21 42 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
22 41 (18.72%) DHCP
22 41 (18.72%) SCCM
23 38 (17.35%) PowerShell
24 36 (16.44%) AWS
24 36 (16.44%) vSphere
25 35 (15.98%) VMware ESXi
26 34 (15.53%) Wireless
26 34 (15.53%) CheckPoint

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 22 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.59%) Skype for Business
3 14 (6.39%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.83%) IIS
6 3 (1.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.91%) nginx
7 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.91%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (27.40%) Azure
2 52 (23.74%) Office 365
3 36 (16.44%) AWS
4 15 (6.85%) SaaS
5 14 (6.39%) IaaS
6 10 (4.57%) PaaS
7 8 (3.65%) OneDrive
8 7 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.28%) GCP
9 5 (2.28%) GitHub
10 2 (0.91%) Akamai
10 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.91%) Apigee
10 2 (0.91%) Datadog
10 2 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.91%) iTunes
10 2 (0.91%) Kong
10 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.46%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 122 (55.71%) Firewall
2 55 (25.11%) DNS
3 49 (22.37%) LAN
4 47 (21.46%) WAN
5 41 (18.72%) DHCP
6 34 (15.53%) Wireless
7 31 (14.16%) MPLS
8 30 (13.70%) VPN
9 27 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (10.50%) SAN
11 22 (10.05%) Network Security
12 21 (9.59%) BGP
13 19 (8.68%) Skype
14 17 (7.76%) OSPF
14 17 (7.76%) Unified Communications
15 16 (7.31%) VoIP
16 14 (6.39%) Cisco Firepower
16 14 (6.39%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (5.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.20%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.28%) Big Data
4 3 (1.37%) MySQL
5 2 (0.91%) Aerospike
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.91%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.91%) Hazelcast
5 2 (0.91%) Redis
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.37%) JIRA
3 3 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.37%) Zephyr
4 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.91%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.91%) Selenium
4 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.46%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.46%) MSI
5 1 (0.46%) TestRail
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (14.16%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.57%) Law
4 9 (4.11%) Banking
5 7 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (22.83%) Network Engineer
2 48 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (15.98%) Citrix Engineer
4 20 (9.13%) Analyst
5 18 (8.22%) Architect
6 15 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (4.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (4.57%) Designer
7 10 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.11%) Consultant
8 9 (4.11%) Junior
8 9 (4.11%) Junior Analyst
8 9 (4.11%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.11%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.11%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (3.20%) Citrix Consultant
9 7 (3.20%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (2.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.48%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.28%) React
2 5 (2.28%) SAML
3 3 (1.37%) Web Services
4 2 (0.91%) .NET
4 2 (0.91%) Java EE
4 2 (0.91%) LDAP
4 2 (0.91%) RESTful
4 2 (0.91%) Vert.x
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) HTML
5 1 (0.46%) Kafka
5 1 (0.46%) LAMP
5 1 (0.46%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.39%) PKI
3 8 (3.65%) Clustering
3 8 (3.65%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.65%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.20%) Replication
5 6 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.28%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.83%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 105 (47.95%) Windows
2 67 (30.59%) Windows Server
3 24 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (9.13%) Windows 10
6 16 (7.31%) Linux
7 13 (5.94%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.11%) Unix
8 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.37%) CentOS
9 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.37%) VMS
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (20.55%) Load Balancing
3 43 (19.63%) ITIL
4 26 (11.87%) Migration
5 22 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (7.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 16 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.39%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.39%) Information Security
9 13 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (5.48%) Project Delivery
11 11 (5.02%) Change Management
12 10 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.57%) Network Architecture
13 9 (4.11%) Information Security Management
13 9 (4.11%) ISMS
13 9 (4.11%) Problem Management
13 9 (4.11%) Security Management
14 8 (3.65%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.35%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.05%) SQL
3 11 (5.02%) C
4 9 (4.11%) Python
5 6 (2.74%) VBScript
6 2 (0.91%) Go
6 2 (0.91%) Java
6 2 (0.91%) Perl
6 2 (0.91%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (15.07%) CCNP
3 31 (14.16%) Citrix Certification
4 19 (8.68%) CCNA
5 17 (7.76%) Security Cleared
6 13 (5.94%) CCA
7 11 (5.02%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.57%) CCIE
9 6 (2.74%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.28%) CISSP
10 5 (2.28%) Degree
11 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.37%) MCSE
13 2 (0.91%) CCDP
13 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.91%) MCP
13 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
14 1 (0.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 103 (47.03%) XenDesktop
2 97 (44.29%) XenApp
3 78 (35.62%) Active Directory
4 68 (31.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (20.09%) Hyper-V
6 36 (16.44%) vSphere
7 35 (15.98%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (15.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 14 (6.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (3.20%) VMware NSX
12 6 (2.74%) BitLocker
12 6 (2.74%) DFS Replication
12 6 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (2.28%) KVM
14 4 (1.83%) vCloud
14 4 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (1.37%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 41 (18.72%) SCCM
2 20 (9.13%) SCOM
3 12 (5.48%) vCenter Server
4 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (5.02%) XenMobile
5 8 (3.65%) Ansible
5 8 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.65%) Puppet
6 7 (3.20%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.74%) Nessus
7 6 (2.74%) Netcool
8 5 (2.28%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.28%) Istio
8 5 (2.28%) Salt
8 5 (2.28%) Terraform
9 4 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.83%) vMotion
9 4 (1.83%) WSUS
10 3 (1.37%) Nagios
10 3 (1.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 180 (82.19%) Citrix
2 111 (50.68%) Cisco
3 103 (47.03%) VMware
4 84 (38.36%) Microsoft
5 51 (23.29%) Palo Alto
6 34 (15.53%) CheckPoint
7 32 (14.61%) Ivanti
8 30 (13.70%) Dell
9 22 (10.05%) HP
10 20 (9.13%) NetApp
11 18 (8.22%) F5
12 16 (7.31%) Meraki
13 15 (6.85%) Fortinet
13 15 (6.85%) Juniper
14 12 (5.48%) Splunk
15 11 (5.02%) EMC
16 10 (4.57%) Riverbed
17 9 (4.11%) Sony
18 8 (3.65%) Google
18 8 (3.65%) SolarWinds