Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 555 637 637
Rank change year-on-year +82 0 -23
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 177 255 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 2.02% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 160 167
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +7.14% -3.75%
10th Percentile £265 £310 £261
90th Percentile £511 £602 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 9,250 12,646 13,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.51% 12.76% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,547 7,656 8,279
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 576 702
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -3.84% -9.55%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £19.66
% change year-on-year +14.88% -11.44% -8.56%

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 21 February 2020.

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 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 21 February 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 +98 167 £400 -3.03% 57
UK excluding London +33 110 £390 -2.50% 46
London +142 66 £400 -11.11% 14
South East +24 38 £403 -0.80% 9
North of England +88 31 £285 -29.19% 16
Yorkshire +66 18 £438 -2.78% 6
Midlands +59 13 £388 -8.82% 4
West Midlands +52 12 £393 +22.66% 4
East of England +38 11 £375 +15.38% 6
North West +34 9 £280 -23.29% 6
Scotland +15 9 £351 -9.55% 2
South West +1 8 £363 -14.71% 8
North East - 4 £385 - 4
East Midlands +31 1 £388 -11.43%

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 147 (83.05%) Citrix
2 108 (61.02%) XenApp
3 101 (57.06%) XenDesktop
4 96 (54.24%) Windows
5 94 (53.11%) VMware
6 86 (48.59%) Active Directory
6 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
7 76 (42.94%) Firewall
8 69 (38.98%) Cisco
9 61 (34.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 50 (28.25%) PowerShell
10 50 (28.25%) Windows Server
10 50 (28.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 48 (27.12%) Office 365
12 47 (26.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 47 (26.55%) Citrix Certification
13 44 (24.86%) DNS
13 44 (24.86%) VMware ESXi
14 43 (24.29%) WAN
15 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (23.16%) LAN
17 39 (22.03%) Azure
18 38 (21.47%) ITIL
19 37 (20.90%) DHCP
20 36 (20.34%) Finance
21 31 (17.51%) Windows 7
21 31 (17.51%) Palo Alto
22 30 (16.95%) Windows 10
22 30 (16.95%) MPLS
23 29 (16.38%) Data Centre

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 (12.43%) Skype for Business
2 21 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 16 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.34%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (1.13%) Apache
6 2 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.13%) nginx
6 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (1.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 48 (27.12%) Office 365
2 39 (22.03%) Azure
3 24 (13.56%) AWS
4 16 (9.04%) OneDrive
5 10 (5.65%) IaaS
6 3 (1.69%) Akamai
6 3 (1.69%) PaaS
6 3 (1.69%) SaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Apigee
7 2 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.13%) Datadog
7 2 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.13%) iTunes
7 2 (1.13%) Kong
7 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.56%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (42.94%) Firewall
2 44 (24.86%) DNS
3 43 (24.29%) WAN
4 41 (23.16%) LAN
5 37 (20.90%) DHCP
6 30 (16.95%) MPLS
7 28 (15.82%) VPN
8 27 (15.25%) Wireless
9 25 (14.12%) SAN
10 19 (10.73%) BGP
10 19 (10.73%) Skype
11 18 (10.17%) VoIP
12 17 (9.60%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (9.60%) OSPF
13 15 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (8.47%) Network Security
14 13 (7.34%) Internet
15 12 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (5.65%) TCP/IP
17 9 (5.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.13%) Aerospike
5 2 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.13%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.13%) Hazelcast
5 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.13%) Redis
5 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.13%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.13%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.13%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.13%) Selenium
2 2 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.13%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.56%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (3.39%) Law
2 6 (3.39%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.82%) Banking
3 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Police
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (29.94%) Citrix Engineer
2 47 (26.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (19.77%) Network Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (7.34%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.21%) Citrix Specialist
7 10 (5.65%) Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Consultant
9 8 (4.52%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) Citrix Consultant
11 6 (3.39%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 5 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.82%) Junior Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) Network Manager
12 5 (2.82%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.39%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.13%) .NET
2 2 (1.13%) Java EE
2 2 (1.13%) LDAP
2 2 (1.13%) RESTful
2 2 (1.13%) Vert.x
2 2 (1.13%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.38%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.04%) PKI
3 13 (7.34%) Clustering
3 13 (7.34%) Fat Client
3 13 (7.34%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.52%) CMDB
5 7 (3.95%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.13%) CCTV
9 2 (1.13%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Replication
9 2 (1.13%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (54.24%) Windows
2 50 (28.25%) Windows Server
3 47 (26.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (17.51%) Windows 7
6 30 (16.95%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.39%) Linux
8 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.69%) Unix
9 3 (1.69%) VMS
9 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.56%) CentOS
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (21.47%) ITIL
3 20 (11.30%) Load Balancing
3 20 (11.30%) Migration
4 13 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.34%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (5.65%) High Availability
6 10 (5.65%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.65%) Project Delivery
7 9 (5.08%) Information Security
7 9 (5.08%) Web Filtering
8 8 (4.52%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.95%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.95%) Service Management
10 6 (3.39%) Application Packaging
10 6 (3.39%) Release Management
10 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.25%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.73%) SQL
3 7 (3.95%) C
3 7 (3.95%) VBScript
4 3 (1.69%) VB
5 2 (1.13%) Go
5 2 (1.13%) Java
5 2 (1.13%) Perl
5 2 (1.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (26.55%) Citrix Certification
2 27 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (10.73%) CCA
3 19 (10.73%) CCNP
4 12 (6.78%) CCNA
5 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.95%) CCIE
6 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.26%) Degree
9 4 (2.26%) MCSE
10 3 (1.69%) CISSP
10 3 (1.69%) MCSA
11 2 (1.13%) CCSA
11 2 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 108 (61.02%) XenApp
2 101 (57.06%) XenDesktop
3 86 (48.59%) Active Directory
4 61 (34.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (24.86%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (14.12%) Hyper-V
7 24 (13.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (10.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 16 (9.04%) vSphere
10 9 (5.08%) DFS Replication
10 9 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (3.95%) BitLocker
12 5 (2.82%) vCloud
12 5 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (2.26%) VMware NSX
14 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.69%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (1.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (15.82%) SCCM
2 16 (9.04%) SCOM
3 11 (6.21%) XenMobile
4 7 (3.95%) WSUS
5 6 (3.39%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.82%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco CME
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.69%) Nagios
8 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.13%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.13%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.13%) Cacti
9 2 (1.13%) Consul
9 2 (1.13%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.13%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 147 (83.05%) Citrix
2 94 (53.11%) VMware
3 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
4 69 (38.98%) Cisco
5 31 (17.51%) Palo Alto
6 28 (15.82%) CheckPoint
6 28 (15.82%) Ivanti
7 18 (10.17%) F5
7 18 (10.17%) Symantec
8 16 (9.04%) NetApp
9 14 (7.91%) Dell
9 14 (7.91%) Meraki
10 13 (7.34%) Fortinet
11 12 (6.78%) Juniper
12 10 (5.65%) McAfee
13 9 (5.08%) Altiris
13 9 (5.08%) Brocade
13 9 (5.08%) HP
13 9 (5.08%) Riverbed
13 9 (5.08%) SolarWinds