Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 611 580
Rank change year-on-year -1 -31 -28
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 271 286 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.76% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 159 204
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £276
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £358 £340
% change year-on-year +12.59% +5.15% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.09% -8.33% +71.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% +70.21%

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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +5 245 £408 +1.24% 11
UK excluding London +19 180 £403 +12.59% 9
South East +39 89 £408 +2.52% 5
London -31 89 £425 +3.03% 2
North of England +39 30 £350 +16.67%
Scotland +1 17 £469 +63.04%
East of England -17 17 £414 +6.84% 2
Yorkshire +16 16 £350 +16.67%
North West +17 12 £406 -4.41%
South West +6 11 £475 +23.38%
Wales +14 7 £280 -20.00%
Midlands +6 7 £315 -31.15% 2
West Midlands +6 4 £300 -35.48% 1
East Midlands +10 3 £330 -26.67% 1
North East +63 2 £325 +2.48%
Northern Ireland -41 2 £250 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 237 (87.45%) Citrix
2 149 (54.98%) Windows
3 117 (43.17%) Microsoft
4 116 (42.80%) Cisco
5 109 (40.22%) Firewall
6 104 (38.38%) VMware
7 103 (38.01%) Windows Server
8 101 (37.27%) XenApp
9 88 (32.47%) XenDesktop
10 79 (29.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 78 (28.78%) PowerShell
12 71 (26.20%) Active Directory
13 66 (24.35%) XenServer
14 60 (22.14%) Hyper-V
15 58 (21.40%) DNS
16 55 (20.30%) Skype for Business
17 51 (18.82%) VMware ESXi
18 46 (16.97%) Microsoft App-V
19 45 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (16.24%) Load Balancing
21 43 (15.87%) VPN
21 43 (15.87%) CheckPoint
21 43 (15.87%) Data Centre
22 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
23 38 (14.02%) WAN
23 38 (14.02%) TOGAF
24 37 (13.65%) Cisco Nexus
25 35 (12.92%) Finance
25 35 (12.92%) Juniper
26 34 (12.55%) Linux

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 55 (20.30%) Skype for Business
2 16 (5.90%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.54%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.17%) IIS
5 9 (3.32%) JBoss
5 9 (3.32%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.95%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.58%) Apache
7 7 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.85%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.74%) nginx
11 2 (0.74%) SAS
12 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.70%) IaaS
1 29 (10.70%) PaaS
2 21 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.90%) Office 365
4 4 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.11%) SaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.74%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 109 (40.22%) Firewall
2 58 (21.40%) DNS
3 43 (15.87%) VPN
4 38 (14.02%) WAN
5 37 (13.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (11.81%) BGP
7 30 (11.07%) DHCP
7 30 (11.07%) LAN
8 28 (10.33%) Internet
8 28 (10.33%) Wireless
9 25 (9.23%) OSPF
9 25 (9.23%) SSL
10 24 (8.86%) Network Security
11 19 (7.01%) Skype
12 18 (6.64%) LDAP
13 17 (6.27%) VLAN
14 16 (5.90%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (5.90%) TCP/IP
15 13 (4.80%) EIGRP
15 13 (4.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.74%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.74%) Redis
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) Power BI
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.21%) Maven
4 4 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.74%) MSI
5 2 (0.74%) Selenium
5 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.74%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (12.92%) Finance
2 25 (9.23%) Banking
3 13 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.85%) Publishing
5 4 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.48%) Legal
6 3 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.11%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (21.40%) Network Engineer
2 44 (16.24%) Architect
3 38 (14.02%) Citrix Engineer
4 29 (10.70%) Designer
5 27 (9.96%) Solutions Designer
6 23 (8.49%) Consultant
7 18 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (5.90%) Citrix Consultant
9 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (5.17%) Administrator
10 14 (5.17%) Citrix Architect
11 12 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.43%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.69%) Security Engineer
13 9 (3.32%) Analyst
13 9 (3.32%) Citrix Designer
14 8 (2.95%) SharePoint Administrator
15 7 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.80%) Regular Expression
2 10 (3.69%) 802.1X
3 9 (3.32%) Java EE
3 9 (3.32%) SOAP
3 9 (3.32%) XML
3 9 (3.32%) XSLT
4 8 (2.95%) .NET
5 6 (2.21%) Ajax
5 6 (2.21%) EJB
5 6 (2.21%) EJB 3.0
5 6 (2.21%) Hibernate
5 6 (2.21%) JPA
5 6 (2.21%) jQuery
5 6 (2.21%) RESTful
6 3 (1.11%) SAML
6 3 (1.11%) Web Services
7 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.74%) REST
7 2 (0.74%) Spring
7 2 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.17%) PKI
3 10 (3.69%) Clustering
4 9 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.32%) DataPower
5 8 (2.95%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.95%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.85%) FlexPod
7 5 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.11%) BYOD
9 3 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.11%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.11%) NHS
9 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 149 (54.98%) Windows
2 103 (38.01%) Windows Server
3 79 (29.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (12.55%) Linux
6 21 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (4.80%) CentOS
8 12 (4.43%) Windows 10
9 10 (3.69%) Unix
9 10 (3.69%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.74%) Solaris
13 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.24%) Load Balancing
2 38 (14.02%) TOGAF
3 32 (11.81%) Migration
4 30 (11.07%) Change Management
5 29 (10.70%) ITIL
6 22 (8.12%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (7.75%) Email Filtering
8 16 (5.90%) High Availability
9 14 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
10 13 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (4.80%) DevOps
10 13 (4.80%) E-Commerce
11 12 (4.43%) Project Management
11 12 (4.43%) System Testing
11 12 (4.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (4.06%) Change Control
12 11 (4.06%) Network Design
13 10 (3.69%) Infrastructure Management
13 10 (3.69%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (3.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 78 (28.78%) PowerShell
2 22 (8.12%) SQL
3 12 (4.43%) Java
4 11 (4.06%) Perl
5 8 (2.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.21%) VBScript
7 5 (1.85%) Python
8 4 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.74%) C
9 2 (0.74%) C#
9 2 (0.74%) Ruby
9 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) R
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (11.44%) Citrix Certification
3 29 (10.70%) Security Cleared
4 25 (9.23%) CCNP
4 25 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.49%) MCSE
6 22 (8.12%) SC Cleared
7 17 (6.27%) CCA
8 12 (4.43%) CCIE
9 9 (3.32%) CCEA
10 8 (2.95%) CCAA
10 8 (2.95%) CCNA
11 7 (2.58%) MCSA
12 6 (2.21%) Degree
12 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.48%) CCDP
13 4 (1.48%) VCAP
14 3 (1.11%) ISEB
14 3 (1.11%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.11%) QA
3 3 (1.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 101 (37.27%) XenApp
2 88 (32.47%) XenDesktop
3 71 (26.20%) Active Directory
4 66 (24.35%) XenServer
5 60 (22.14%) Hyper-V
6 51 (18.82%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (16.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 45 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (7.01%) vSphere
10 14 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.48%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.11%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.74%) Docker
15 2 (0.74%) NFS
15 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 24 (8.86%) SCCM
2 22 (8.12%) SCOM
3 13 (4.80%) Cacti
4 9 (3.32%) AppDNA
4 9 (3.32%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (3.32%) EdgeSight
5 7 (2.58%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.85%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.85%) WSUS
7 4 (1.48%) Nagios
7 4 (1.48%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (1.48%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.11%) OpenView
8 3 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.11%) Puppet
8 3 (1.11%) QRadar
8 3 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 237 (87.45%) Citrix
2 117 (43.17%) Microsoft
3 116 (42.80%) Cisco
4 104 (38.38%) VMware
5 43 (15.87%) CheckPoint
6 35 (12.92%) Juniper
7 29 (10.70%) AppSense
7 29 (10.70%) F5
8 23 (8.49%) SolarWinds
9 21 (7.75%) Dell
10 19 (7.01%) HP
10 19 (7.01%) NetApp
11 15 (5.54%) Extreme Networks
12 14 (5.17%) Forcepoint
12 14 (5.17%) Palo Alto
13 13 (4.80%) IBM
14 9 (3.32%) CA
14 9 (3.32%) Fortinet
14 9 (3.32%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.95%) Riverbed