The table below looks at the statistics for NetScaler skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetScaler over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix NetScaler
Rank 96 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.28% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 2.20% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £363 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £428 £425
% change year-on-year
-18.12% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.96%
NetScaler
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

NetScaler
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

NetScaler Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

NetScaler
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

NetScaler Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (68.75%) HP
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (50.00%) Wyse
6 8 (50.00%) AppSense
6 8 (50.00%) Application Packaging
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco
8 6 (37.50%) LAN
8 6 (37.50%) SAN
8 6 (37.50%) Migration
8 6 (37.50%) VMware
8 6 (37.50%) NetBackup
8 6 (37.50%) 3PAR
9 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
9 5 (31.25%) Fat Client
9 5 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
10 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (25.00%) XenApp
10 4 (25.00%) NetApp
10 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (25.00%) SQL
11 3 (18.75%) MCITP
11 3 (18.75%) IT Governance

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Designer
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Designer
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Architect
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Fat Client
1 5 (31.25%) Thin Client
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) AIX
5 3 (18.75%) HPUX
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) IT Governance
3 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Server Building
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCEA
2 3 (18.75%) CCEE
2 3 (18.75%) CCIA
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) NCDA
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
3 4 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (68.75%) HP
3 8 (50.00%) AppSense
3 8 (50.00%) Wyse
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) 3PAR
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (18.75%) Symantec
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft