Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 598 625 621
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4 -31
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 247 281 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% 2.05% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 192 178
UK median daily rate £400 £411 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +2.05% +0.75%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £534 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
UK median hourly rate £15.72 £22.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.16% -14.29% -34.38%
10th Percentile £14.86 £14.55 £23.47
90th Percentile £16.57 £72.00 £121.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 £20.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -24.27% -53.89% +11.11%

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 11,708 13,704 13,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 13.29% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,126 8,319 8,100
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £196
90th Percentile £600 £606 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 724 744
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £13.11 £12.23 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.53 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.51% +5.41% -26.00%

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 19 September 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 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 September 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 +60 236 £400 -3.03% 40
UK excluding London +15 155 £375 -3.85% 31
London +47 90 £425 -5.56% 14
South East +30 76 £390 -5.45% 4
North of England +9 24 £375 +5.26% 6
Midlands +35 23 £325 -7.14% 9
West Midlands +38 15 £325 +8.15% 6
East of England +25 12 £400 +14.29% 4
North East +9 11 £348 +4.51% 1
North West +7 9 £250 -37.50% 1
South West -21 9 £475 +11.76% 3
East Midlands +23 8 £325 -29.73% 3
Scotland +25 5 - - 1
Wales - 5 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +25 4 £388 +40.91% 4
Northern Ireland -1 1 £300 +9.09% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 212 (85.83%) Citrix
2 132 (53.44%) Windows
3 124 (50.20%) Firewall
4 123 (49.80%) Cisco
5 118 (47.77%) VMware
6 104 (42.11%) XenDesktop
7 100 (40.49%) XenApp
8 94 (38.06%) Active Directory
9 93 (37.65%) Microsoft
10 80 (32.39%) Office 365
11 76 (30.77%) Windows Server
12 64 (25.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 61 (24.70%) Azure
14 60 (24.29%) Palo Alto
14 60 (24.29%) DNS
15 58 (23.48%) Load Balancing
16 57 (23.08%) Hyper-V
17 55 (22.27%) PowerShell
17 55 (22.27%) SCCM
18 49 (19.84%) WAN
18 49 (19.84%) ITIL
19 48 (19.43%) LAN
19 48 (19.43%) Cisco Certification
20 45 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 44 (17.81%) CheckPoint
21 44 (17.81%) Dell
21 44 (17.81%) vSphere
22 41 (16.60%) DHCP
23 39 (15.79%) CCNP
24 38 (15.38%) Citrix Hypervisor

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 (13.77%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.24%) IIS
6 3 (1.21%) Apache
6 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 80 (32.39%) Office 365
2 61 (24.70%) Azure
3 34 (13.77%) AWS
4 20 (8.10%) SaaS
5 17 (6.88%) IaaS
5 17 (6.88%) PaaS
6 13 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.43%) GitHub
8 5 (2.02%) GCP
9 4 (1.62%) Boomi
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.81%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.40%) Akamai
11 1 (0.40%) Apigee
11 1 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.40%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.40%) Datadog
11 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Kong
11 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 124 (50.20%) Firewall
2 60 (24.29%) DNS
3 49 (19.84%) WAN
4 48 (19.43%) LAN
5 41 (16.60%) DHCP
6 33 (13.36%) Wireless
7 28 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (10.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (10.53%) Network Security
10 25 (10.12%) VPN
11 20 (8.10%) Unified Communications
12 17 (6.88%) Skype
13 15 (6.07%) BGP
13 15 (6.07%) MPLS
14 14 (5.67%) DMZ
15 13 (5.26%) Cisco Firepower
15 13 (5.26%) SSL
15 13 (5.26%) TCP/IP
16 12 (4.86%) SAN
17 11 (4.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (2.43%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.02%) Big Data
4 3 (1.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) Aerospike
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.40%) Redis
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 10 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.62%) JIRA
3 2 (0.81%) MSI
3 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.81%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.40%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.40%) TestRail
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (14.98%) Finance
2 21 (8.50%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.64%) Banking
5 7 (2.83%) Law
6 4 (1.62%) Legal
7 3 (1.21%) Advertising
7 3 (1.21%) Local Government
7 3 (1.21%) Publishing
8 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (22.67%) Network Engineer
2 43 (17.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (12.55%) Citrix Engineer
4 25 (10.12%) Architect
5 23 (9.31%) Analyst
6 22 (8.91%) Consultant
7 15 (6.07%) Designer
8 14 (5.67%) Solutions Designer
9 13 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
9 13 (5.26%) Network Architect
10 11 (4.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Citrix Consultant
12 9 (3.64%) Infrastructure Designer
13 7 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 7 (2.83%) Junior
13 7 (2.83%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.83%) Web Services
3 6 (2.43%) SAML
4 5 (2.02%) React
5 3 (1.21%) .NET
6 2 (0.81%) LDAP
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) Java EE
7 1 (0.40%) Kafka
7 1 (0.40%) LAMP
7 1 (0.40%) RESTful
7 1 (0.40%) Vert.x
7 1 (0.40%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.36%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.64%) Clustering
3 8 (3.24%) PKI
4 7 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.43%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.43%) Replication
5 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.43%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.02%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.02%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.81%) DataPower
8 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 132 (53.44%) Windows
2 76 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 37 (14.98%) Windows 10
4 28 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (9.31%) Linux
6 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.64%) Unix
9 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.21%) CentOS
11 2 (0.81%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) Load Balancing
2 49 (19.84%) ITIL
3 45 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (12.15%) Migration
5 22 (8.91%) Change Management
6 18 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (6.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 15 (6.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (4.45%) DevOps
10 11 (4.45%) Network Design
11 10 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.05%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.05%) Information Security
11 10 (4.05%) Project Delivery
12 9 (3.64%) Network Architecture
12 9 (3.64%) Security Management
13 8 (3.24%) Patch Management
13 8 (3.24%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.27%) PowerShell
2 16 (6.48%) SQL
3 13 (5.26%) Python
4 7 (2.83%) C
5 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.62%) VBScript
7 2 (0.81%) C#
7 2 (0.81%) Perl
7 2 (0.81%) PHP
7 2 (0.81%) Ruby
8 1 (0.40%) Go
8 1 (0.40%) Java
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (19.43%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (15.79%) CCNP
3 27 (10.93%) Citrix Certification
4 21 (8.50%) CCNA
5 16 (6.48%) CCA
6 13 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.64%) CCIE
7 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.02%) CISSP
9 5 (2.02%) MCSE
9 5 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.62%) Degree
11 3 (1.21%) CCDP
11 3 (1.21%) CCSE
11 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.81%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.81%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.81%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.81%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 104 (42.11%) XenDesktop
2 100 (40.49%) XenApp
3 94 (38.06%) Active Directory
4 64 (25.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 57 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 44 (17.81%) vSphere
7 38 (15.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 30 (12.15%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (9.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (3.64%) VMware NSX
11 8 (3.24%) BitLocker
11 8 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (2.43%) KVM
14 4 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.62%) ProxySG
14 4 (1.62%) vCloud
15 3 (1.21%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (1.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (22.27%) SCCM
2 22 (8.91%) SCOM
3 19 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (5.67%) XenMobile
5 12 (4.86%) Ansible
5 12 (4.86%) Nessus
6 10 (4.05%) vCenter Server
7 9 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.24%) Puppet
9 6 (2.43%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.43%) Salt
10 5 (2.02%) Istio
10 5 (2.02%) Netcool
10 5 (2.02%) SCVMM
10 5 (2.02%) Terraform
11 4 (1.62%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.62%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.62%) vMotion
12 3 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (1.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 212 (85.83%) Citrix
2 123 (49.80%) Cisco
3 118 (47.77%) VMware
4 93 (37.65%) Microsoft
5 60 (24.29%) Palo Alto
6 44 (17.81%) CheckPoint
6 44 (17.81%) Dell
7 32 (12.96%) HP
8 26 (10.53%) Ivanti
9 22 (8.91%) F5
10 21 (8.50%) Fortinet
11 20 (8.10%) Meraki
12 16 (6.48%) NetApp
13 15 (6.07%) Juniper
14 14 (5.67%) Extreme Networks
15 12 (4.86%) Avaya
15 12 (4.86%) EMC
16 10 (4.05%) SolarWinds
17 9 (3.64%) Splunk
18 8 (3.24%) McAfee