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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 438 458 438
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 139 100 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 1.55% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 67
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
- +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £27.80 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £29.80 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -17.14%

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
7437 6447 7160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.63% 13.24% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4181 3434 3423
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 383 640
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -14.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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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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
England +15 132 £450 +5.88% 42
London +27 91 £450 +5.88% 21
City of London +26 25 £370 -7.50% 10
South East -12 18 £473 +3.84% 10
Berkshire +16 16 £495 - 10
South West -11 11 £375 -8.64% 1
Gloucestershire -17 7 £375 -8.64% 1
Bracknell +8 4 £300 -
East of England -4 4 £510 +7.36% 1
East Midlands +8 2 - - 4
Hertfordshire +7 2 £510 +40.68%
Manchester -1 2 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -5 2 - - 1
North West -17 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Surrey -5 1 £300 -
Yorkshire -6 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Hampshire -22 1 - -
Woking - 1 £300 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 8
Salford - - - -

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 288 (88.89%) Citrix
2 150 (46.30%) Windows
3 148 (45.68%) VMware
4 146 (45.06%) XenApp
5 126 (38.89%) Cisco
6 105 (32.41%) XenDesktop
7 102 (31.48%) Microsoft
8 100 (30.86%) Firewall
9 92 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 85 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 82 (25.31%) Active Directory
12 79 (24.38%) Load Balancing
13 72 (22.22%) vSphere
14 67 (20.68%) DNS
15 66 (20.37%) SAN
16 59 (18.21%) SCCM
17 58 (17.90%) HP
17 58 (17.90%) Finance
18 57 (17.59%) Cisco ASA
19 56 (17.28%) Hyper-V
19 56 (17.28%) CheckPoint
20 55 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
21 53 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
22 51 (15.74%) LAN
22 51 (15.74%) WAN
23 48 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
23 48 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
24 46 (14.20%) TCP/IP
24 46 (14.20%) SQL
24 46 (14.20%) Change Management

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 28 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (7.41%) IIS
4 19 (5.86%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.86%) Apache
5 17 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (4.32%) OpenStack
8 10 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.78%) Lync
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.54%) MS Office
3 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) IaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 100 (30.86%) Firewall
2 67 (20.68%) DNS
3 66 (20.37%) SAN
4 57 (17.59%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (15.74%) LAN
6 51 (15.74%) WAN
7 46 (14.20%) TCP/IP
8 45 (13.89%) Internet
9 44 (13.58%) Network Security
10 40 (12.35%) VPN
10 40 (12.35%) BGP
11 37 (11.42%) DHCP
12 34 (10.49%) VLAN
13 32 (9.88%) Ethernet
14 31 (9.57%) IPsec
15 23 (7.10%) SSL
16 22 (6.79%) OSPF
17 20 (6.17%) Cisco ISE
17 20 (6.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.63%) DB2
3 10 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (4.01%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) Introscope
2 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 58 (17.90%) Finance
2 20 (6.17%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.17%) Banking
3 9 (2.78%) Games
4 8 (2.47%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.23%) Back Office
7 3 (0.93%) Marketing
7 3 (0.93%) Law
7 3 (0.93%) Publishing
8 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (19.75%) Consultant
2 59 (18.21%) Network Engineer
3 37 (11.42%) Architect
4 36 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 33 (10.19%) Analyst
6 32 (9.88%) Citrix Consultant
7 31 (9.57%) Security Engineer
8 23 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (5.56%) Network Consultant
11 16 (4.94%) Wintel Analyst
12 15 (4.63%) Voice Engineer
13 14 (4.32%) Network Architect
14 13 (4.01%) Wintel Engineer
15 11 (3.40%) Citrix Architect
16 10 (3.09%) Administrator
16 10 (3.09%) Desktop Engineer
17 9 (2.78%) Technical Architect
17 9 (2.78%) Citrix Analyst
18 8 (2.47%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.56%) Middleware
2 15 (4.63%) Regular Expression
3 9 (2.78%) Application Packaging
4 5 (1.54%) SOAP
4 5 (1.54%) REST
5 2 (0.62%) WebCenter
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.62%) CSS
6 1 (0.31%) APPC
6 1 (0.31%) COM
6 1 (0.31%) Web Services
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.17%) Replication
2 13 (4.01%) PKI
3 9 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.47%) Online Games
5 7 (2.16%) Clustering
6 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.54%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.23%) Open Source
9 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) SecurID
9 2 (0.62%) NHS
10 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) DTV
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 150 (46.30%) Windows
2 85 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (8.64%) Linux
6 23 (7.10%) Windows 7
7 17 (5.25%) AIX
8 15 (4.63%) SUSE
8 15 (4.63%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.54%) UNIX
12 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.62%) Android
13 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.38%) Load Balancing
2 46 (14.20%) Change Management
3 40 (12.35%) ITIL
4 35 (10.80%) Service Management
5 34 (10.49%) Line Management
6 32 (9.88%) Migration
7 23 (7.10%) Incident Management
8 19 (5.86%) Low Latency
9 18 (5.56%) Project Management
10 14 (4.32%) ITSM
11 13 (4.01%) Contact Management
12 12 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
13 11 (3.40%) Network Design
14 10 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (3.09%) TOGAF
15 9 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
16 7 (2.16%) Analytics
16 7 (2.16%) Load Testing
17 6 (1.85%) Network Management
17 6 (1.85%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.20%) SQL
1 46 (14.20%) PowerShell
2 27 (8.33%) VBScript
3 13 (4.01%) C#
4 7 (2.16%) VB
5 1 (0.31%) C
5 1 (0.31%) Java
5 1 (0.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (10.80%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (8.02%) CCNP
5 24 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
6 22 (6.79%) DV Cleared
7 20 (6.17%) MCSE
8 14 (4.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.01%) CCEA
9 13 (4.01%) Degree
10 12 (3.70%) CCA
10 12 (3.70%) CCIE
11 10 (3.09%) CCEE
11 10 (3.09%) MCTS
12 9 (2.78%) MCSA
13 8 (2.47%) HP ASE
14 7 (2.16%) CCDP
14 7 (2.16%) MCITP
15 6 (1.85%) CCVP
15 6 (1.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.40%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (45.06%) XenApp
2 105 (32.41%) XenDesktop
3 92 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (25.31%) Active Directory
5 72 (22.22%) vSphere
6 56 (17.28%) Hyper-V
7 36 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (10.19%) XenServer
9 22 (6.79%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (5.25%) FreeRADIUS
11 15 (4.63%) ProxySG
12 14 (4.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 12 (3.70%) Firmware
14 9 (2.78%) Terminal Services
15 8 (2.47%) vCloud
15 8 (2.47%) VMware ESX
16 6 (1.85%) NFS
16 6 (1.85%) MetaFrame
17 3 (0.93%) Snort
17 3 (0.93%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 59 (18.21%) SCCM
2 35 (10.80%) SCOM
3 33 (10.19%) EdgeSight
4 26 (8.02%) CA Spectrum
5 25 (7.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 18 (5.56%) HP SIM
7 15 (4.63%) SCVMM
8 14 (4.32%) Cisco UCCX
9 12 (3.70%) XenMobile
10 8 (2.47%) Cisco UCCE
11 6 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (1.85%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.54%) Puppet
13 4 (1.23%) Nessus
14 2 (0.62%) WMI
15 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
15 1 (0.31%) Tivoli NetView
15 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
15 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 288 (88.89%) Citrix
2 148 (45.68%) VMware
3 126 (38.89%) Cisco
4 102 (31.48%) Microsoft
5 58 (17.90%) HP
6 56 (17.28%) CheckPoint
7 43 (13.27%) IBM
8 40 (12.35%) CA
9 38 (11.73%) AppSense
10 35 (10.80%) Dell
11 33 (10.19%) F5
12 30 (9.26%) Juniper
13 27 (8.33%) NetApp
14 25 (7.72%) Blue Coat
15 24 (7.41%) Veeam
16 18 (5.56%) Oracle
16 18 (5.56%) Veritas
17 16 (4.94%) Brocade
18 14 (4.32%) Aruba
18 14 (4.32%) Nimsoft
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