The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 459 474 466
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 129 89 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.27% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 53 80
Average daily rate
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£347 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.76% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £253 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £508 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £450 £381
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 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
England +5 122 £350 -15.15% 34
London +34 83 £400 - 23
City of London +21 23 £350 -13.84% 8
South East 0 18 £325 -0.38% 2
East of England -12 9 £238 -
Berkshire - 8 £375 - 1
West Midlands -15 7 £315 -33.68% 2
Reading - 7 £400 - 1
Scotland -19 5 £345 - 2
Hampshire -4 4 £325 +12.06% 1
Norwich - 4 - -
Norfolk - 4 - -
Surrey +2 3 £500 +37.93%
North West +4 2 £318 -23.95% 4
Yorkshire +6 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Manchester -6 1 £335 -16.25% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £200 -
South West -22 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
North Walsham - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 241 (86.07%) Citrix
2 141 (50.36%) Windows
3 128 (45.71%) XenApp
4 113 (40.36%) Microsoft
5 89 (31.79%) XenDesktop
6 88 (31.43%) Cisco
7 84 (30.00%) Firewall
8 83 (29.64%) VMware
9 65 (23.21%) Active Directory
10 54 (19.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 50 (17.86%) Load Balancing
12 49 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
12 49 (17.50%) Windows 7
13 47 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (16.07%) XenServer
15 42 (15.00%) Finance
16 39 (13.93%) SQL
16 39 (13.93%) Wireless
16 39 (13.93%) Migration
16 39 (13.93%) vSphere
17 38 (13.57%) Juniper
18 37 (13.21%) CheckPoint
19 36 (12.86%) LAN
19 36 (12.86%) WAN
19 36 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 35 (12.50%) DNS
21 34 (12.14%) CCNP
21 34 (12.14%) F5
22 32 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
23 31 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (4.29%) IIS
4 11 (3.93%) Lync
5 10 (3.57%) CloudStack
6 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.43%) Apache
10 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.36%) SAS
12 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 84 (30.00%) Firewall
2 39 (13.93%) Wireless
3 36 (12.86%) LAN
3 36 (12.86%) WAN
4 35 (12.50%) DNS
5 27 (9.64%) TCP/IP
6 26 (9.29%) BGP
7 25 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (7.50%) VLAN
9 20 (7.14%) Network Security
10 17 (6.07%) VPN
10 17 (6.07%) SAN
11 16 (5.71%) OSPF
12 15 (5.36%) DHCP
12 15 (5.36%) HTTP
13 14 (5.00%) SSL
14 13 (4.64%) Internet
14 13 (4.64%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (4.29%) EIGRP
16 11 (3.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.43%) DB2
3 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.71%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 42 (15.00%) Finance
2 27 (9.64%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Legal
4 9 (3.21%) Law
5 7 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.79%) Retail
7 5 (1.79%) Front Office
8 4 (1.43%) Publishing
9 2 (0.71%) German Language
9 2 (0.71%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 56 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 46 (16.43%) Citrix Engineer
3 41 (14.64%) Consultant
4 25 (8.93%) Citrix Specialist
5 24 (8.57%) Architect
6 22 (7.86%) Citrix Consultant
7 19 (6.79%) Administrator
8 12 (4.29%) Citrix Administrator
8 12 (4.29%) Citrix Support
8 12 (4.29%) Support Specialist
9 11 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.93%) Server Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Security Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.57%) Network Consultant
11 8 (2.86%) Citrix Server Engineer
11 8 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (2.50%) Analyst
12 7 (2.50%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.79%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.43%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.43%) Django
2 4 (1.43%) HTML
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.71%) WebCenter
3 2 (0.71%) Middleware
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) SAML
4 1 (0.36%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.21%) PKI
2 7 (2.50%) Clustering
3 5 (1.79%) Firmware
3 5 (1.79%) Thin Client
3 5 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.79%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.36%) Statistics
6 1 (0.36%) Replication
6 1 (0.36%) Open Source
6 1 (0.36%) DataPower
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 141 (50.36%) Windows
2 49 (17.50%) Windows 7
3 47 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (9.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (8.21%) Linux
7 18 (6.43%) UNIX
8 6 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.14%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.14%) AIX
9 5 (1.79%) SUSE
10 4 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.43%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.07%) Android
11 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.86%) Load Balancing
2 39 (13.93%) Migration
3 25 (8.93%) ITIL
4 15 (5.36%) Incident Management
5 14 (5.00%) Change Management
6 13 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.50%) Change Control
7 7 (2.50%) Analytics
8 6 (2.14%) Network Design
8 6 (2.14%) E-Commerce
9 5 (1.79%) Service Management
9 5 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (1.79%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (1.79%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (1.79%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (1.43%) Security Architecture
10 4 (1.43%) Risk Management
10 4 (1.43%) Document Management
10 4 (1.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.93%) SQL
2 24 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.14%) Java
4 5 (1.79%) Perl
4 5 (1.79%) Python
5 2 (0.71%) VBScript
5 2 (0.71%) VB
5 2 (0.71%) C
6 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 49 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (12.14%) CCNP
3 32 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
4 25 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (8.57%) CCEE
6 21 (7.50%) CCEA
7 20 (7.14%) CCNA
7 20 (7.14%) MCSE
8 11 (3.93%) MCP
8 11 (3.93%) MCSA
8 11 (3.93%) CCA
9 8 (2.86%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.50%) MCITP
10 7 (2.50%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.14%) Degree
12 5 (1.79%) CCIP
12 5 (1.79%) CCIE
12 5 (1.79%) CCAA
13 4 (1.43%) HP ASE
13 4 (1.43%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.36%) SLA
2 7 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 128 (45.71%) XenApp
2 89 (31.79%) XenDesktop
3 65 (23.21%) Active Directory
4 54 (19.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 45 (16.07%) XenServer
6 39 (13.93%) vSphere
7 36 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (5.36%) Hyper-V
9 13 (4.64%) ProxySG
10 9 (3.21%) VMware ESX
10 9 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.86%) Xen
12 7 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (2.14%) MetaFrame
14 3 (1.07%) FreeRADIUS
15 2 (0.71%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (10.71%) SCCM
2 11 (3.93%) XenMobile
2 11 (3.93%) SCOM
3 7 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.14%) Nagios
5 5 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.79%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.71%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.36%) WMI
9 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 241 (86.07%) Citrix
2 113 (40.36%) Microsoft
3 88 (31.43%) Cisco
4 83 (29.64%) VMware
5 38 (13.57%) Juniper
6 37 (13.21%) CheckPoint
7 34 (12.14%) F5
8 27 (9.64%) HP
9 25 (8.93%) Blue Coat
10 23 (8.21%) AppSense
11 16 (5.71%) NetApp
12 12 (4.29%) Nokia
12 12 (4.29%) Oracle
13 11 (3.93%) IBM
13 11 (3.93%) Avaya
14 10 (3.57%) Mitel
15 9 (3.21%) EMC
16 8 (2.86%) Riverbed
16 8 (2.86%) Aruba
17 6 (2.14%) Red Hat
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