Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 626 586 597
Rank change year-on-year -40 +11 -33
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 257 316 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.89% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 173 192
UK median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £301 £275
90th Percentile £538 £535 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +16.43% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £29.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +37.22% -16.71%
10th Percentile £23.25 £28.50 £25.35
90th Percentile £45.75 £42.20 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +44.64% -20.57%

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 13666 16740 15917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.75% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8308 10177 9100
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.88% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 843 1042
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.00% +25.00% -

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 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Top 16 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 October 2017. 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 +6 228 £413 - 10
UK excluding London +10 169 £408 +16.43% 9
London +4 87 £425 +2.41% 3
South East +31 72 £411 +9.67% 2
North of England +49 28 £369 +10.07% 3
Scotland +3 20 £421 +35.67% 1
East of England -13 19 £425 +13.33%
North West +16 15 £425 - 2
South West +17 13 £475 +23.38% 1
Yorkshire +28 10 £350 +2.94% 1
Midlands +2 8 £373 -19.46% 1
Wales +10 7 £280 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -10 5 £370 -20.00% 1
North East +59 3 £325 +1.25%
East Midlands +2 3 £375 -16.67%
Northern Ireland -47 2 £250 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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.

1 223 (86.77%) Citrix
2 148 (57.59%) Windows
3 118 (45.91%) Microsoft
4 110 (42.80%) Cisco
5 101 (39.30%) Windows Server
6 100 (38.91%) VMware
7 99 (38.52%) Firewall
8 92 (35.80%) XenDesktop
9 91 (35.41%) XenApp
10 78 (30.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 73 (28.40%) PowerShell
12 66 (25.68%) Hyper-V
13 65 (25.29%) XenServer
14 60 (23.35%) Active Directory
15 54 (21.01%) VMware ESXi
16 53 (20.62%) Skype for Business
17 48 (18.68%) DNS
18 46 (17.90%) VPN
19 45 (17.51%) Data Centre
19 45 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 41 (15.95%) Microsoft App-V
21 40 (15.56%) Load Balancing
22 39 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
23 38 (14.79%) TOGAF
23 38 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
23 38 (14.79%) Cisco Nexus
24 37 (14.40%) CheckPoint
24 37 (14.40%) WAN
25 36 (14.01%) LAN
26 35 (13.62%) 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 53 (20.62%) Skype for Business
2 16 (6.23%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.45%) IIS
4 13 (5.06%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.50%) JBoss
5 9 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (3.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.33%) Apache
7 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.78%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.34%) IaaS
1 24 (9.34%) PaaS
2 14 (5.45%) Office 365
3 12 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.78%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (38.52%) Firewall
2 48 (18.68%) DNS
3 46 (17.90%) VPN
4 38 (14.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 37 (14.40%) WAN
6 36 (14.01%) LAN
7 31 (12.06%) Wireless
8 29 (11.28%) BGP
9 27 (10.51%) Internet
10 22 (8.56%) OSPF
11 21 (8.17%) DHCP
11 21 (8.17%) Network Security
12 19 (7.39%) LDAP
13 18 (7.00%) TCP/IP
14 17 (6.61%) Cisco Wireless
14 17 (6.61%) Skype
14 17 (6.61%) SSL
14 17 (6.61%) VLAN
15 16 (6.23%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (6.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.78%) Redis
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.39%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.11%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.33%) Maven
3 6 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.78%) MSI
4 2 (0.78%) Selenium
4 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (13.62%) Finance
2 24 (9.34%) Banking
3 14 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.56%) Legal
4 4 (1.56%) Publishing
4 4 (1.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (21.40%) Network Engineer
2 39 (15.18%) Architect
3 32 (12.45%) Citrix Engineer
4 29 (11.28%) Designer
5 28 (10.89%) Consultant
6 27 (10.51%) Solutions Designer
7 17 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (6.61%) Citrix Consultant
8 15 (5.84%) Citrix Architect
8 15 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.45%) Administrator
10 13 (5.06%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (5.06%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.50%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (3.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.50%) Citrix Designer
13 8 (3.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 8 (3.11%) Security Engineer
13 8 (3.11%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.84%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.50%) .NET
2 9 (3.50%) Java EE
2 9 (3.50%) SOAP
2 9 (3.50%) XML
2 9 (3.50%) XSLT
3 7 (2.72%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.33%) Ajax
4 6 (2.33%) EJB
4 6 (2.33%) EJB 3.0
4 6 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 6 (2.33%) JPA
4 6 (2.33%) jQuery
4 6 (2.33%) RESTful
5 5 (1.95%) SAML
6 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.78%) REST
7 2 (0.78%) Spring
7 2 (0.78%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.51%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.84%) PKI
3 10 (3.89%) Clustering
4 9 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.11%) FlexPod
6 7 (2.72%) DataPower
6 7 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.72%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.95%) BYOD
9 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.17%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.17%) NHS
10 3 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 148 (57.59%) Windows
2 101 (39.30%) Windows Server
3 78 (30.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (9.73%) Linux
6 16 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.28%) Unix
7 11 (4.28%) Windows 10
8 9 (3.50%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.11%) CentOS
9 8 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.78%) Solaris
10 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.56%) Load Balancing
2 38 (14.79%) TOGAF
3 33 (12.84%) Migration
4 28 (10.89%) Change Management
4 28 (10.89%) ITIL
5 16 (6.23%) High Availability
5 16 (6.23%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (5.84%) Email Filtering
6 15 (5.84%) Network Design
7 14 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (5.45%) Project Management
8 13 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (5.06%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.67%) Change Control
10 10 (3.89%) Application Packaging
10 10 (3.89%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (3.89%) Network Management
10 10 (3.89%) Service Management
10 10 (3.89%) Web Filtering
11 9 (3.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 73 (28.40%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.00%) SQL
3 12 (4.67%) Perl
4 11 (4.28%) Java
5 8 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.95%) Python
6 5 (1.95%) VBScript
7 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.17%) C
7 3 (1.17%) C#
7 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.78%) Ruby
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.39%) R
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (10.89%) CCNP
3 25 (9.73%) Citrix Certification
4 24 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (8.17%) MCSE
6 19 (7.39%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.45%) CCIE
8 13 (5.06%) CCA
8 13 (5.06%) SC Cleared
9 9 (3.50%) CCNA
9 9 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.11%) Degree
11 6 (2.33%) MCSA
12 5 (1.95%) CCAA
13 4 (1.56%) CCDP
13 4 (1.56%) CCEA
13 4 (1.56%) VCAP
14 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.17%) ISEB
14 3 (1.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.56%) SLA
4 3 (1.17%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 92 (35.80%) XenDesktop
2 91 (35.41%) XenApp
3 66 (25.68%) Hyper-V
4 65 (25.29%) XenServer
5 60 (23.35%) Active Directory
6 54 (21.01%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 41 (15.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (7.39%) vSphere
10 18 (7.00%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.56%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.56%) VMware NSX
14 3 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.78%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.78%) Docker
15 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.78%) vCloud
16 1 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (9.73%) SCCM
2 22 (8.56%) SCOM
3 18 (7.00%) Cacti
4 12 (4.67%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (4.28%) AppDNA
6 8 (3.11%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.72%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.95%) OpenView
8 5 (1.95%) QRadar
8 5 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.95%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.95%) WSUS
9 4 (1.56%) EdgeSight
9 4 (1.56%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (1.17%) Nagios
10 3 (1.17%) Puppet
11 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 223 (86.77%) Citrix
2 118 (45.91%) Microsoft
3 110 (42.80%) Cisco
4 100 (38.91%) VMware
5 37 (14.40%) CheckPoint
6 30 (11.67%) F5
7 29 (11.28%) AppSense
8 26 (10.12%) SolarWinds
9 24 (9.34%) Juniper
9 24 (9.34%) NetApp
10 22 (8.56%) HP
11 16 (6.23%) Dell
11 16 (6.23%) Palo Alto
12 12 (4.67%) IBM
13 10 (3.89%) Extreme Networks
14 9 (3.50%) CA
14 9 (3.50%) Forcepoint
14 9 (3.50%) Fortinet
15 8 (3.11%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.11%) Riverbed