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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 460 487 468
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 139 86 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.21% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 47 74
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £475 £410
% change year-on-year
-31.57% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -

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
8116 7110 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.55% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4369 3831 4026
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 408 703
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NetScaler within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

NetScaler Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 August 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 +33 132 £350 -15.15% 21
London +24 82 £406 +4.16% 12
South East +21 23 £325 -0.38% 1
City of London +28 20 £425 +4.61% 3
Berkshire - 9 £350 - 1
Hampshire -1 8 £325 +12.06%
East of England -17 8 £238 -
North West +4 7 £368 -36.08% 6
West Midlands -13 7 £315 -33.68%
Reading - 7 £400 -
Worcester - 6 £315 -
Worcestershire - 6 £315 -
Scotland -16 4 £329 -
Manchester -8 3 £443 - 4
Norfolk - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 - -
South West -38 2 £313 -40.47%
Sheffield +11 1 £350 -17.64% 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £350 -18.60% 2
South Yorkshire +1 1 £350 -17.64% 1
Surrey -2 1 £450 +24.13%
Canary Wharf - 1 £555 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £200 -
Havant - 1 - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
North Walsham - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Banbury - - - -

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 246 (85.12%) Citrix
2 141 (48.79%) Windows
3 125 (43.25%) XenApp
4 103 (35.64%) Microsoft
5 96 (33.22%) Cisco
6 95 (32.87%) Firewall
7 88 (30.45%) VMware
8 87 (30.10%) XenDesktop
9 67 (23.18%) Active Directory
10 58 (20.07%) Load Balancing
11 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (17.30%) Cisco Certification
13 49 (16.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 48 (16.61%) Windows 7
15 44 (15.22%) SQL
15 44 (15.22%) CheckPoint
15 44 (15.22%) Finance
15 44 (15.22%) XenServer
15 44 (15.22%) vSphere
16 42 (14.53%) DNS
17 40 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 38 (13.15%) Migration
19 37 (12.80%) CCNP
19 37 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 36 (12.46%) Juniper
21 35 (12.11%) F5
22 34 (11.76%) WAN
23 33 (11.42%) LAN
24 31 (10.73%) Citrix Certification
24 31 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 16 (5.54%) MS Exchange
1 16 (5.54%) IIS
2 14 (4.84%) Lync
3 13 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.77%) Apache
5 7 (2.42%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.08%) CloudStack
7 5 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.73%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.38%) MS Office
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 95 (32.87%) Firewall
2 42 (14.53%) DNS
3 34 (11.76%) WAN
4 33 (11.42%) LAN
5 31 (10.73%) Wireless
6 30 (10.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (10.03%) Network Security
8 28 (9.69%) BGP
9 27 (9.34%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (8.65%) TCP/IP
10 25 (8.65%) VPN
11 24 (8.30%) VLAN
12 22 (7.61%) SAN
13 19 (6.57%) DHCP
14 18 (6.23%) Ethernet
15 17 (5.88%) Internet
16 16 (5.54%) SSL
17 14 (4.84%) HTTP
17 14 (4.84%) Cisco ISE
18 13 (4.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.77%) DB2
3 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) MSI
2 2 (0.69%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 44 (15.22%) Finance
2 27 (9.34%) Banking
3 10 (3.46%) Law
4 9 (3.11%) Legal
4 9 (3.11%) Retail
5 7 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.73%) Publishing
6 5 (1.73%) Front Office
7 2 (0.69%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (21.80%) Network Engineer
2 43 (14.88%) Citrix Engineer
3 42 (14.53%) Consultant
4 24 (8.30%) Citrix Consultant
5 23 (7.96%) Architect
5 23 (7.96%) Administrator
6 19 (6.57%) Citrix Specialist
7 14 (4.84%) Citrix Support
7 14 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 14 (4.84%) Citrix Administrator
8 13 (4.50%) Support Specialist
9 12 (4.15%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.81%) Analyst
11 10 (3.46%) Network Consultant
11 10 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.46%) Server Engineer
12 9 (3.11%) Citrix Architect
13 8 (2.77%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (2.77%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.77%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.38%) HTML
2 4 (1.38%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.38%) Django
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.69%) WebCenter
3 2 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) SAML
4 1 (0.35%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.81%) PKI
2 8 (2.77%) Firmware
3 7 (2.42%) Clustering
4 5 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.38%) Open Source
6 3 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.69%) DataPower
7 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.69%) Online Games
7 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) iPhone
8 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.35%) iPad
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 141 (48.79%) Windows
2 54 (18.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (16.61%) Windows 7
4 40 (13.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (8.65%) Linux
7 16 (5.54%) UNIX
8 10 (3.46%) AIX
9 8 (2.77%) SUSE
9 8 (2.77%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.38%) Android
12 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.07%) Load Balancing
2 38 (13.15%) Migration
3 25 (8.65%) ITIL
4 21 (7.27%) Change Management
5 16 (5.54%) Incident Management
6 11 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (3.46%) Service Management
8 8 (2.77%) Analytics
9 7 (2.42%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.08%) Network Design
10 6 (2.08%) Change Control
10 6 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (1.73%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (1.73%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (1.73%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (1.73%) Identity Management
12 4 (1.38%) Risk Management
12 4 (1.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (1.38%) Service Delivery
12 4 (1.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.22%) SQL
2 27 (9.34%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.08%) Java
4 5 (1.73%) Perl
4 5 (1.73%) VB
4 5 (1.73%) Python
5 4 (1.38%) VBScript
6 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (17.30%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (12.80%) CCNP
3 31 (10.73%) Citrix Certification
4 23 (7.96%) CCEA
5 22 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (7.27%) CCEE
7 17 (5.88%) CCNA
7 17 (5.88%) MCSE
8 9 (3.11%) MCP
9 8 (2.77%) CCA
9 8 (2.77%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.77%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.77%) MCSA
10 7 (2.42%) Degree
11 6 (2.08%) MCITP
11 6 (2.08%) CCIE
11 6 (2.08%) CCVP
12 5 (1.73%) CCDP
12 5 (1.73%) HP ASE
12 5 (1.73%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (43.25%) XenApp
2 87 (30.10%) XenDesktop
3 67 (23.18%) Active Directory
4 49 (16.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 44 (15.22%) XenServer
5 44 (15.22%) vSphere
6 37 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (5.54%) Hyper-V
8 14 (4.84%) ProxySG
9 10 (3.46%) VMware ESX
10 9 (3.11%) Xen
11 8 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.77%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (2.08%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.04%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.69%) Snort
15 2 (0.69%) Nmap
16 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (10.73%) SCCM
2 14 (4.84%) XenMobile
3 11 (3.81%) SCOM
4 7 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.42%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (2.08%) Nagios
6 5 (1.73%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.73%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (1.73%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.69%) Nessus
8 2 (0.69%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.35%) SCSM
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 246 (85.12%) Citrix
2 103 (35.64%) Microsoft
3 96 (33.22%) Cisco
4 88 (30.45%) VMware
5 44 (15.22%) CheckPoint
6 36 (12.46%) Juniper
7 35 (12.11%) F5
8 27 (9.34%) HP
9 26 (9.00%) Blue Coat
10 17 (5.88%) AppSense
11 16 (5.54%) Oracle
12 15 (5.19%) NetApp
13 14 (4.84%) IBM
14 12 (4.15%) Nokia
15 8 (2.77%) Avaya
16 7 (2.42%) CA
16 7 (2.42%) EMC
16 7 (2.42%) Mitel
16 7 (2.42%) Riverbed
16 7 (2.42%) SolarWinds
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