Period
to 21 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 646 446 596
Rank change year-on-year -200 +150 +42
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 140 57 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 1.42% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 34 152
10th Percentile £325 £283 £313
25th Percentile £363 £319 £349
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £383 £400
Median % change year-on-year +24.18% -4.38% -1.23%
75th Percentile £538 £463 £475
90th Percentile £570 £582 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.72

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 8,969 4,014 11,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.23% 13.64% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,748 2,499 7,208
10th Percentile £231 £206 £200
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £650 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 187 598
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.70 £12.79
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.50 £16.05
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £24.13
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +24.35% +26.97%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.58 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.76 £26.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.58% +19.16% +18.42%

NetScaler
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NetScaler as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NetScaler.

Daily rate trend for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NetScaler over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NetScaler in the UK

NetScaler
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NetScaler.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -199 104 £475 +35.71% 23
UK excluding London -111 69 £500 +28.21% 18
London -172 36 £475 +35.71% 6
Work from Home -232 34 £520 +33.33% 7
South East -77 26 £505 +36.49% 1
East of England -36 13 £523 +58.53% 3
Scotland -76 13 £500 +4.17%
North of England -87 7 £406 +26.95% 6
North West -61 5 £359 -1.03% 3
Midlands -73 5 £465 +24.00% 3
East Midlands -35 4 £463 -
South West -37 4 £338 -15.63% 4
Wales -28 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -52 1 £475 +48.44% 3
West Midlands -67 1 £500 +33.33% 3
North East - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 128 (91.43%) Citrix
2 81 (57.86%) Windows
3 65 (46.43%) VMware
4 62 (44.29%) Active Directory
5 55 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 55 (39.29%) Migration
6 54 (38.57%) XenApp
7 49 (35.00%) Azure
8 43 (30.71%) Firewall
9 40 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (27.86%) Security Cleared
11 36 (25.71%) ITIL
12 35 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 34 (24.29%) Cisco
14 33 (23.57%) XenDesktop
15 32 (22.86%) Microsoft 365
16 31 (22.14%) Windows 10
16 31 (22.14%) Windows Server
17 30 (21.43%) SC Cleared
17 30 (21.43%) SCCM
18 29 (20.71%) Social Skills
19 28 (20.00%) F5
19 28 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (19.29%) Palo Alto
20 27 (19.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
21 26 (18.57%) DNS
21 26 (18.57%) MCSE
22 25 (17.86%) VPN
23 22 (15.71%) Virtual Environments
23 22 (15.71%) Customer Requirements

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 21 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.14%) IIS
2 10 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.43%) Apache
4 8 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (35.00%) Azure
2 32 (22.86%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (6.43%) AWS
5 7 (5.00%) IaaS
6 5 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 5 (3.57%) PowerApps
7 4 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.14%) Akamai
8 3 (2.14%) Azure Storage
8 3 (2.14%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.71%) GCP
9 1 (0.71%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.71%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (30.71%) Firewall
2 26 (18.57%) DNS
3 25 (17.86%) VPN
4 21 (15.00%) SAN
4 21 (15.00%) WAN
5 15 (10.71%) DHCP
5 15 (10.71%) Wireless
6 14 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (8.57%) LAN
7 12 (8.57%) VLAN
8 11 (7.86%) HTTP
8 11 (7.86%) SSL
9 9 (6.43%) iSCSI
9 9 (6.43%) NAS
10 8 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (5.00%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (5.00%) Internet
12 6 (4.29%) Junos
12 6 (4.29%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) FileMaker
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (20.71%) Social Skills
2 16 (11.43%) Public Sector
3 13 (9.29%) Finance
4 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (2.86%) Retail
6 3 (2.14%) Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.14%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (17.86%) Architect
2 22 (15.71%) Network Engineer
3 17 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 11 (7.86%) Consultant
6 9 (6.43%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Administrator
9 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) VMware Architect
10 4 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Security Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Senior Architect
10 4 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) .NET
1 5 (3.57%) J2EE
2 4 (2.86%) SAML
3 2 (1.43%) Middleware
3 2 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
4 1 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Clustering
1 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.29%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.29%) Replication
4 4 (2.86%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.43%) DataPower
6 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.71%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.71%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 81 (57.86%) Windows
2 31 (22.14%) Windows 10
2 31 (22.14%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.00%) Linux
3 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 17 (12.14%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (9.29%) Unix
7 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.86%) SUSE
9 3 (2.14%) Android
10 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.29%) Migration
2 36 (25.71%) ITIL
3 27 (19.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 22 (15.71%) Customer Requirements
4 22 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (15.71%) Virtual Environments
5 18 (12.86%) Load Balancing
6 15 (10.71%) Computer Science
7 10 (7.14%) Project Delivery
8 9 (6.43%) Architectural Design
8 9 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (4.29%) Change Management
10 6 (4.29%) Server Management
11 5 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (3.57%) Post-Production
11 5 (3.57%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.57%) Project Management
11 5 (3.57%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 21 (15.00%) SQL
3 5 (3.57%) Java
4 4 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (27.86%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 28 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (18.57%) MCSE
5 18 (12.86%) Citrix Certification
6 17 (12.14%) Degree
7 16 (11.43%) DV Cleared
8 15 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (6.43%) CCNA
10 6 (4.29%) CCIE
11 5 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.86%) CCNP
12 4 (2.86%) JNCIA
13 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (1.43%) CCA
14 2 (1.43%) CISSP
14 2 (1.43%) CWNE
14 2 (1.43%) MCT
14 2 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.71%) SLA
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 62 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 54 (38.57%) XenApp
3 40 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (23.57%) XenDesktop
5 18 (12.86%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (6.43%) NFS
8 8 (5.71%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.14%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.43%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.43%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.43%) vSphere
11 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (21.43%) SCCM
2 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 8 (5.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 8 (5.71%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (4.29%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.86%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.14%) PowerCLI
7 3 (2.14%) SCOM
8 2 (1.43%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.43%) Ansible
8 2 (1.43%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.43%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.43%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.43%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 128 (91.43%) Citrix
2 65 (46.43%) VMware
3 55 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 34 (24.29%) Cisco
5 28 (20.00%) F5
6 27 (19.29%) Palo Alto
7 18 (12.86%) Ivanti
8 15 (10.71%) NetApp
8 15 (10.71%) Oracle
9 14 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 13 (9.29%) Veeam
11 12 (8.57%) Dell
11 12 (8.57%) HP
12 11 (7.86%) Red Hat
13 10 (7.14%) SolarWinds
14 9 (6.43%) EMC
15 8 (5.71%) Forcepoint
16 7 (5.00%) Juniper
16 7 (5.00%) Meraki
16 7 (5.00%) Zscaler