The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix NetScaler
Rank 148 137 127
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 0.91% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
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 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 10 £363 -9.37% 3
NetScaler
England

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (61.11%) HP
6 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 8 (44.44%) Wyse
7 8 (44.44%) AppSense
7 8 (44.44%) Application Packaging
8 7 (38.89%) VMware
8 7 (38.89%) Cisco
9 6 (33.33%) LAN
9 6 (33.33%) SAN
9 6 (33.33%) NetBackup
9 6 (33.33%) Migration
9 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
10 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
10 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
10 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
11 4 (22.22%) NetApp
11 4 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (22.22%) SQL
11 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 4 (22.22%) XenApp
12 3 (16.67%) Server Building
12 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LAN
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Designer
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Designer
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Designer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
1 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Life Science
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) AIX
6 3 (16.67%) HPUX
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Application Packaging
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Server Building
3 3 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCEA
2 3 (16.67%) CCEE
2 3 (16.67%) CCIA
2 3 (16.67%) MCITP
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCA
3 1 (5.56%) NCDA
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
3 4 (22.22%) XenApp
4 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) Terminal Server
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (61.11%) HP
3 8 (44.44%) AppSense
3 8 (44.44%) Wyse
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (16.67%) Symantec
8 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds