The table below looks at the statistics for NetScaler skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NetScaler over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 443 464 480
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +16
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 190 117 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 1.64% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 70 43
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £259 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £475 £378
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

NetScaler
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NetScaler Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NetScaler
Daily Rate Trend

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

NetScaler Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NetScaler
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NetScaler within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

NetScaler Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NetScaler
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NetScaler within the UK.

NetScaler Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NetScaler
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScaler within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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
England +38 182 £400 +7.38% 34
London +57 125 £400 +10.34% 17
South East +3 25 £381 -27.38% 3
City of London +17 19 £425 +9.67% 8
Berkshire +21 10 £450 - 2
North West -10 8 £400 -30.43% 4
West Midlands - 8 £315 - 4
Hampshire - 7 £338 -
Manchester -4 5 £456 - 4
Worcester - 5 £303 - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £303 - 2
Reading +18 4 £450 - 1
East Midlands +6 3 - - 1
Scotland -5 3 £331 -22.05% 4
Swindon -6 3 £313 -43.18%
Wiltshire -9 3 £313 -43.18%
South West -36 3 £313 +20.19% 1
Glasgow - 2 £313 - 3
Sheffield +8 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £238 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £238 -
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 275 (87.86%) Citrix
2 143 (45.69%) Windows
3 138 (44.09%) XenApp
4 113 (36.10%) VMware
5 109 (34.82%) Cisco
6 101 (32.27%) Firewall
7 97 (30.99%) Microsoft
8 86 (27.48%) Active Directory
8 86 (27.48%) XenDesktop
9 83 (26.52%) Load Balancing
10 73 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 56 (17.89%) vSphere
12 56 (17.89%) CheckPoint
12 56 (17.89%) DNS
12 56 (17.89%) Finance
13 55 (17.57%) WAN
14 51 (16.29%) LAN
15 49 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (15.02%) XenServer
17 46 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 44 (14.06%) Windows 7
19 43 (13.74%) Cisco Certification
20 42 (13.42%) SAN
20 42 (13.42%) Migration
20 42 (13.42%) Microsoft App-V
20 42 (13.42%) Network Security
20 42 (13.42%) Cisco Nexus
21 41 (13.10%) SCCM
22 40 (12.78%) SQL

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.31%) IIS
3 19 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (5.11%) Lync
7 15 (4.79%) Apache
8 8 (2.56%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.60%) MS Office
3 5 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
1 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (32.27%) Firewall
2 56 (17.89%) DNS
3 55 (17.57%) WAN
4 51 (16.29%) LAN
5 42 (13.42%) SAN
5 42 (13.42%) Network Security
5 42 (13.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 36 (11.50%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (11.18%) Ethernet
7 35 (11.18%) VPN
8 34 (10.86%) BGP
9 33 (10.54%) Internet
10 32 (10.22%) VLAN
11 28 (8.95%) DHCP
12 24 (7.67%) TCP/IP
13 23 (7.35%) SSL
13 23 (7.35%) Wireless
14 21 (6.71%) Cisco ISE
15 20 (6.39%) Cisco IPT
15 20 (6.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.47%) DB2
3 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.83%) MSI
2 2 (0.64%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.64%) AdminStudio
General
1 56 (17.89%) Finance
2 25 (7.99%) Banking
3 11 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.19%) Retail
5 8 (2.56%) Law
6 7 (2.24%) Publishing
7 6 (1.92%) Legal
8 5 (1.60%) Front Office
8 5 (1.60%) Back Office
8 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.28%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.96%) Games
11 2 (0.64%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (21.41%) Consultant
2 52 (16.61%) Network Engineer
3 38 (12.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 36 (11.50%) Architect
5 32 (10.22%) Citrix Consultant
6 22 (7.03%) Network Consultant
7 21 (6.71%) Administrator
8 19 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.43%) Analyst
10 15 (4.79%) Security Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) Citrix Architect
11 12 (3.83%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (3.83%) Support Specialist
12 11 (3.51%) Citrix Support
13 10 (3.19%) Citrix Administrator
14 9 (2.88%) Network Analyst
14 9 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.88%) Citrix Specialist
15 8 (2.56%) Network Administrator
15 8 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.47%) Regular Expression
2 9 (2.88%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.28%) Django
3 4 (1.28%) HTML
4 2 (0.64%) CSS
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.64%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.64%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) APPC
5 1 (0.32%) QuickFIX
5 1 (0.32%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.19%) PKI
2 9 (2.88%) Clustering
3 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.60%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.60%) Thin Client
4 5 (1.60%) Open Source
4 5 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.96%) Replication
5 3 (0.96%) Online Games
6 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.32%) SecurID
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.32%) iPhone
7 1 (0.32%) DataPower
7 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 143 (45.69%) Windows
2 73 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (14.06%) Windows 7
6 28 (8.95%) Linux
7 16 (5.11%) AIX
8 14 (4.47%) SUSE
8 14 (4.47%) UNIX
8 14 (4.47%) Windows XP
8 14 (4.47%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.28%) Android
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.32%) CentOS
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.52%) Load Balancing
2 42 (13.42%) Migration
3 34 (10.86%) Change Management
4 26 (8.31%) Service Management
5 20 (6.39%) Line Management
6 16 (5.11%) ITIL
7 13 (4.15%) Mentoring
7 13 (4.15%) WAN Optimisation
7 13 (4.15%) Analytics
8 10 (3.19%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.56%) E-Commerce
9 8 (2.56%) Identity Management
10 7 (2.24%) Change Control
11 6 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (1.92%) Service Delivery
11 6 (1.92%) Risk Management
11 6 (1.92%) Contact Management
11 6 (1.92%) Network Design
12 5 (1.60%) Load Testing
12 5 (1.60%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.78%) SQL
2 29 (9.27%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.56%) VB
4 7 (2.24%) VBScript
5 6 (1.92%) Java
6 5 (1.60%) Perl
6 5 (1.60%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (13.74%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (11.18%) Citrix Certification
3 27 (8.63%) CCNP
4 26 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (7.03%) CCEA
6 21 (6.71%) CCEE
7 19 (6.07%) MCSE
8 13 (4.15%) CCA
9 12 (3.83%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.51%) Degree
11 10 (3.19%) HP ASE
12 9 (2.88%) CCIE
13 8 (2.56%) CCVP
13 8 (2.56%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.56%) MCTS
14 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.24%) CCNA
14 7 (2.24%) CCDP
15 6 (1.92%) CCSP
15 6 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.51%) SLA
2 3 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 138 (44.09%) XenApp
2 86 (27.48%) Active Directory
2 86 (27.48%) XenDesktop
3 61 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (17.89%) vSphere
5 47 (15.02%) XenServer
6 42 (13.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (8.31%) Hyper-V
8 15 (4.79%) FreeRADIUS
9 14 (4.47%) ProxySG
10 13 (4.15%) VMware ESX
11 9 (2.88%) Firmware
11 9 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (1.92%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.60%) Xen
16 4 (1.28%) MetaFrame
16 4 (1.28%) vCloud
17 3 (0.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (13.10%) SCCM
2 19 (6.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (5.75%) CA Spectrum
4 17 (5.43%) XenMobile
5 12 (3.83%) SCOM
6 7 (2.24%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (2.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.92%) Nagios
7 6 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.60%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (1.28%) Nessus
10 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.64%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.64%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.64%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 275 (87.86%) Citrix
2 113 (36.10%) VMware
3 109 (34.82%) Cisco
4 97 (30.99%) Microsoft
5 56 (17.89%) CheckPoint
6 35 (11.18%) F5
7 31 (9.90%) HP
8 25 (7.99%) Juniper
9 24 (7.67%) NetApp
10 22 (7.03%) Oracle
11 21 (6.71%) IBM
12 19 (6.07%) Blue Coat
13 18 (5.75%) CA
14 17 (5.43%) Aruba
15 16 (5.11%) Brocade
16 14 (4.47%) AppSense
17 13 (4.15%) Riverbed
18 12 (3.83%) Symantec
18 12 (3.83%) Nokia
19 11 (3.51%) Veeam
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