The first table below looks at the demand for NetScaler skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetScaler over the 3 months to 28 July 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 North West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 132 126 138
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.51% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£318 £418 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +20.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £404 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £432 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £463 £381
% change year-on-year
-31.35% +21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 - -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 392 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.56% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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NetScaler
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

NetScaler Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NetScaler
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

NetScaler Daily Rate Trend in the North West

NetScaler
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScaler within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 1 £335 -16.25% 5
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England

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (64.29%) Cisco
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) F5
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (50.00%) CCNP
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) XenApp
5 5 (35.71%) DMZ
5 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
6 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 4 (28.57%) BGP
6 4 (28.57%) Firmware
6 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) HTTP
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) UNIX
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 4 (28.57%) VLAN
6 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) DMZ
4 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) HTTP
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) BGP
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CCNP
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCIP
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) F5
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee
6 1 (7.14%) AppSense
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle