Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 616 582
Rank change year-on-year -22 -34 +37
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 265 252 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 1.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 174 198
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.18%
10th Percentile £312 £302 £300
90th Percentile £520 £514 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -37.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £14.55 £23.27 £28.50
90th Percentile £72.00 £127.75 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 - £40.50

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 13,697 12,991 16,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 13.55% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,386 7,799 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 736 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +21.95%

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 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 August 2018. 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 +2 243 £400 -0.74% 28
UK excluding London -4 173 £375 -6.25% 17
London -29 89 £450 +9.76% 12
South East -4 73 £400 -1.84% 5
North of England -2 45 £335 -12.13% 5
North East +22 24 £333 -
North West -16 18 £400 +4.92% 2
Scotland -28 17 £410 +3.80% 1
Midlands -8 14 £301 -19.87% 1
East of England -12 13 £313 -26.47% 5
West Midlands -17 13 £300 -19.93%
South West -14 11 £395 -16.84%
Yorkshire -21 3 £275 - 3
Northern Ireland +29 1 £275 +10.00%
East Midlands -11 1 £438 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 226 (85.28%) Citrix
2 153 (57.74%) Windows
3 149 (56.23%) VMware
4 141 (53.21%) XenApp
5 137 (51.70%) XenDesktop
6 98 (36.98%) Windows Server
7 97 (36.60%) Firewall
8 91 (34.34%) Microsoft
9 90 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 89 (33.58%) Active Directory
11 82 (30.94%) DNS
12 79 (29.81%) Cisco
13 69 (26.04%) DHCP
13 69 (26.04%) PowerShell
14 66 (24.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 62 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 59 (22.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 58 (21.89%) XenServer
18 56 (21.13%) Hyper-V
19 54 (20.38%) Ivanti
20 52 (19.62%) Office 365
21 46 (17.36%) Load Balancing
21 46 (17.36%) ITIL
22 45 (16.98%) Windows 10
23 43 (16.23%) SAN
24 42 (15.85%) Finance
25 41 (15.47%) VMware ESXi
26 39 (14.72%) SCCM
27 38 (14.34%) VPN
28 37 (13.96%) vSphere

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 28 (10.57%) Skype for Business
2 25 (9.43%) IIS
3 24 (9.06%) SharePoint
4 22 (8.30%) MS Exchange
5 17 (6.42%) OpenStack
6 9 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.64%) Apache
7 7 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.75%) JBoss
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 66 (24.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (19.62%) Office 365
3 26 (9.81%) IaaS
4 18 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (6.04%) PaaS
7 13 (4.91%) SaaS
8 11 (4.15%) Yammer
9 9 (3.40%) Boomi
10 3 (1.13%) Akamai
10 3 (1.13%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.38%) G Suite
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (36.60%) Firewall
2 82 (30.94%) DNS
3 69 (26.04%) DHCP
4 43 (16.23%) SAN
5 38 (14.34%) VPN
6 31 (11.70%) WAN
7 29 (10.94%) LAN
8 26 (9.81%) Skype
9 25 (9.43%) MPLS
10 21 (7.92%) Wireless
11 20 (7.55%) Network Security
11 20 (7.55%) VLAN
12 19 (7.17%) BGP
13 18 (6.79%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (6.04%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (6.04%) iSCSI
15 15 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (5.66%) NAS
16 14 (5.28%) Internet
16 14 (5.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.64%) MySQL
3 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.38%) Big Data
7 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.89%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (0.75%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) Maven
2 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (15.85%) Finance
2 9 (3.40%) Banking
3 5 (1.89%) Retail
4 3 (1.13%) Advertising
4 3 (1.13%) Marketing
4 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.38%) French Language
6 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (28.68%) Citrix Engineer
2 37 (13.96%) Network Engineer
3 30 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.92%) Architect
5 18 (6.79%) Consultant
6 17 (6.42%) Designer
7 16 (6.04%) Solutions Designer
8 14 (5.28%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.53%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.15%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (4.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (4.15%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 10 (3.77%) Analyst
11 10 (3.77%) Citrix Specialist
11 10 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.40%) Administrator
12 9 (3.40%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.26%) .NET
1 6 (2.26%) 802.1X
1 6 (2.26%) Middleware
1 6 (2.26%) Web Services
2 4 (1.51%) HTML
2 4 (1.51%) Java EE
2 4 (1.51%) XML
2 4 (1.51%) XMPP
2 4 (1.51%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.75%) Ajax
3 2 (0.75%) CSS
3 2 (0.75%) jQuery
3 2 (0.75%) LDAP
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.75%) RESTful
3 2 (0.75%) WebRTC
3 2 (0.75%) WebSockets
4 1 (0.38%) JMS
4 1 (0.38%) Kafka
4 1 (0.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.19%) Clustering
3 25 (9.43%) Fat Client
3 25 (9.43%) Thin Client
4 19 (7.17%) Computer Science
5 17 (6.42%) PKI
6 15 (5.66%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.89%) Replication
8 5 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.51%) DataPower
9 4 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.13%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 153 (57.74%) Windows
2 98 (36.98%) Windows Server
3 62 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (16.98%) Windows 10
5 29 (10.94%) Linux
6 26 (9.81%) Windows 7
7 20 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (6.79%) Unix
9 7 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.64%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.89%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.51%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.51%) Debian
11 4 (1.51%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.51%) SUSE
11 4 (1.51%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.38%) AIX
13 1 (0.38%) Solaris
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.36%) ITIL
1 46 (17.36%) Load Balancing
2 36 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (12.83%) Migration
4 32 (12.08%) Application Packaging
5 25 (9.43%) Application Virtualisation
6 20 (7.55%) Analytics
7 18 (6.79%) Business Continuity
8 17 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (6.42%) Network Design
8 17 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (6.42%) TOGAF
9 16 (6.04%) Service Delivery
10 15 (5.66%) High Availability
10 15 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (5.28%) Project Management
11 14 (5.28%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (4.15%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.77%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.40%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.04%) PowerShell
2 19 (7.17%) SQL
3 4 (1.51%) Java
3 4 (1.51%) Perl
4 3 (1.13%) VBScript
5 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.75%) Python
5 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 31 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (9.43%) CCNP
5 24 (9.06%) Citrix Certification
6 22 (8.30%) Degree
7 19 (7.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.15%) CCA
10 6 (2.26%) CCIE
10 6 (2.26%) CCNA
10 6 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.89%) CCSE
12 4 (1.51%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.51%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.13%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.75%) CCSA
14 2 (0.75%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.13%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (53.21%) XenApp
2 137 (51.70%) XenDesktop
3 90 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (33.58%) Active Directory
5 59 (22.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 58 (21.89%) XenServer
7 56 (21.13%) Hyper-V
8 41 (15.47%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (13.96%) vSphere
10 28 (10.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (5.66%) VMware NSX
12 14 (5.28%) DFS Replication
13 7 (2.64%) BitLocker
13 7 (2.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (2.64%) VirtualBox
14 5 (1.89%) Xen
15 4 (1.51%) NFS
16 3 (1.13%) Docker
16 3 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.75%) LXC
Systems Management
1 39 (14.72%) SCCM
2 19 (7.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (5.28%) SCOM
4 13 (4.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 11 (4.15%) Backup Exec
5 11 (4.15%) XenMobile
6 9 (3.40%) Nagios
6 9 (3.40%) vCenter Server
7 8 (3.02%) Nessus
8 7 (2.64%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (2.26%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (2.26%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.51%) Ansible
10 4 (1.51%) vRealize
10 4 (1.51%) WSUS
11 3 (1.13%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.13%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 226 (85.28%) Citrix
2 149 (56.23%) VMware
3 91 (34.34%) Microsoft
4 79 (29.81%) Cisco
5 54 (20.38%) Ivanti
6 27 (10.19%) HP
7 26 (9.81%) Dell
7 26 (9.81%) Palo Alto
8 25 (9.43%) CheckPoint
9 23 (8.68%) SAP
10 21 (7.92%) F5
11 20 (7.55%) Juniper
12 18 (6.79%) NetApp
13 16 (6.04%) McAfee
13 16 (6.04%) Oracle
13 16 (6.04%) Wyse
14 10 (3.77%) Meraki
14 10 (3.77%) Sophos
15 9 (3.40%) ForgeRock
15 9 (3.40%) Fortinet