The first table below looks at the demand for NetScaler skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetScaler over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 67 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 8 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.95% - 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% - 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £333 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.27% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-47.27% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
127 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.12% 16.53% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
NetScaler
North West

NetScaler
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NetScaler across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

NetScaler Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

NetScaler
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NetScaler across the Cheshire region.

NetScaler Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing NetScaler also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NetScaler.

1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) CCNP
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
1 11 (91.67%) F5
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) Juniper
3 8 (66.67%) BGP
3 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
3 8 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Firmware
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) DMZ
5 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 4 (33.33%) Netcool
5 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) e-Health

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing NetScaler also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NetScaler. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) DHCP
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (33.33%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) DMZ
5 4 (33.33%) Internet
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Firmware
1 4 (33.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CCNP
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCIP
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenServer
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) F5
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
2 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
3 4 (33.33%) NetScout
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Avaya
4 3 (25.00%) Nortel
4 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (8.33%) VMware