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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 435 457 465
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 179 121 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 1.76% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 79 50
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£425 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £260 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 November 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 27 November 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 +42 171 £425 +6.25% 30
London +25 114 £425 +6.25% 19
South East -10 23 £425 -7.60% 1
City of London +18 18 £388 -6.06% 7
Berkshire +20 17 £300 -
South West -33 11 £375 +44.23%
Manchester -3 5 £381 -10.29% 4
North West -11 5 £381 -10.29% 4
East of England -11 5 £368 +1.37% 1
Scotland - 4 £333 -
West Midlands - 4 £339 - 2
Reading +14 3 £450 -
East Midlands +7 3 - -
Hertfordshire -9 3 £510 +40.68% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £225 -
Swindon -8 2 £369 -32.95%
Yorkshire -13 2 £450 - 3
Wiltshire -16 2 £369 -32.95%
Worcestershire - 2 £291 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Worcester - 2 £291 -
Glasgow - 2 £315 -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
Hampshire -31 1 £550 +24.29%
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oldham - - - -

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 286 (88.54%) Citrix
2 152 (47.06%) Windows
3 130 (40.25%) XenApp
4 125 (38.70%) VMware
5 120 (37.15%) Cisco
6 105 (32.51%) Firewall
7 94 (29.10%) XenDesktop
8 92 (28.48%) Microsoft
9 81 (25.08%) Active Directory
10 78 (24.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 78 (24.15%) Load Balancing
11 70 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 69 (21.36%) DNS
13 65 (20.12%) vSphere
14 59 (18.27%) CheckPoint
15 56 (17.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 54 (16.72%) LAN
16 54 (16.72%) WAN
17 52 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
18 51 (15.79%) SAN
19 50 (15.48%) Finance
20 49 (15.17%) Cisco Nexus
21 47 (14.55%) SCCM
22 46 (14.24%) Cisco Certification
22 46 (14.24%) Internet
23 45 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
24 44 (13.62%) Network Security
24 44 (13.62%) Change Management
25 43 (13.31%) BGP
25 43 (13.31%) XenServer

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (8.98%) IIS
2 28 (8.67%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.88%) Apache
4 18 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.64%) Lync
6 12 (3.72%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.55%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 26 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.31%) IaaS
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (32.51%) Firewall
2 69 (21.36%) DNS
3 54 (16.72%) LAN
3 54 (16.72%) WAN
4 51 (15.79%) SAN
5 49 (15.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 46 (14.24%) Internet
7 45 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (13.62%) Network Security
9 43 (13.31%) BGP
10 39 (12.07%) VPN
11 38 (11.76%) DHCP
11 38 (11.76%) Ethernet
12 37 (11.46%) VLAN
13 34 (10.53%) TCP/IP
14 30 (9.29%) IPsec
15 25 (7.74%) Cisco ISE
16 23 (7.12%) SSL
16 23 (7.12%) OSPF
17 20 (6.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.26%) DB2
3 8 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.33%) MSI
2 2 (0.62%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.62%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.31%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) Introscope
General
1 50 (15.48%) Finance
2 20 (6.19%) Banking
3 16 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.48%) Retail
6 6 (1.86%) Games
7 5 (1.55%) Law
7 5 (1.55%) Publishing
7 5 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.55%) Front Office
7 5 (1.55%) Back Office
8 3 (0.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (21.36%) Consultant
2 59 (18.27%) Network Engineer
3 40 (12.38%) Citrix Engineer
4 34 (10.53%) Citrix Consultant
5 33 (10.22%) Architect
6 22 (6.81%) Security Engineer
7 21 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (6.50%) Network Consultant
8 20 (6.19%) Analyst
9 17 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.64%) Administrator
11 12 (3.72%) Citrix Architect
11 12 (3.72%) Voice Engineer
12 10 (3.10%) Support Specialist
13 9 (2.79%) Network Architect
14 8 (2.48%) Network Administrator
14 8 (2.48%) Citrix Support
14 8 (2.48%) Citrix Analyst
14 8 (2.48%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 7 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.26%) Regular Expression
2 11 (3.41%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.48%) Middleware
4 5 (1.55%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (1.24%) HTML
5 4 (1.24%) SOAP
5 4 (1.24%) REST
5 4 (1.24%) Django
6 2 (0.62%) CSS
6 2 (0.62%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.31%) QuickFIX
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.41%) Replication
2 8 (2.48%) Clustering
3 7 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.17%) PKI
3 7 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.86%) Online Games
5 5 (1.55%) Open Source
5 5 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.62%) SecurID
7 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.31%) DataPower
7 1 (0.31%) iPhone
7 1 (0.31%) iPad
7 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 152 (47.06%) Windows
2 78 (24.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (17.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (10.22%) Linux
5 33 (10.22%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.88%) AIX
7 17 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
7 17 (5.26%) SUSE
8 13 (4.02%) Windows XP
8 13 (4.02%) UNIX
9 10 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.93%) Android
10 3 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.15%) Load Balancing
2 44 (13.62%) Change Management
3 35 (10.84%) Migration
4 34 (10.53%) Service Management
5 29 (8.98%) Line Management
6 26 (8.05%) ITIL
7 17 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.02%) Analytics
8 13 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
9 12 (3.72%) Contact Management
9 12 (3.72%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.10%) Change Control
11 9 (2.79%) Low Latency
11 9 (2.79%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.48%) Network Design
12 8 (2.48%) Identity Management
13 7 (2.17%) Load Testing
13 7 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (2.17%) Project Management
14 6 (1.86%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.00%) PowerShell
2 40 (12.38%) SQL
3 19 (5.88%) VBScript
4 9 (2.79%) VB
5 6 (1.86%) Java
6 5 (1.55%) Perl
6 5 (1.55%) Python
7 4 (1.24%) C#
8 1 (0.31%) C
8 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (14.24%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (8.36%) Citrix Certification
4 25 (7.74%) CCNP
4 25 (7.74%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.50%) MCSE
6 15 (4.64%) CCA
7 14 (4.33%) CCEA
7 14 (4.33%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.72%) Degree
9 11 (3.41%) CCEE
9 11 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.10%) HP ASE
11 9 (2.79%) MCTS
12 8 (2.48%) CCIE
12 8 (2.48%) SC Cleared
13 7 (2.17%) MCITP
13 7 (2.17%) CCDP
13 7 (2.17%) CCVP
13 7 (2.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.02%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (40.25%) XenApp
2 94 (29.10%) XenDesktop
3 81 (25.08%) Active Directory
4 70 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 65 (20.12%) vSphere
6 43 (13.31%) XenServer
7 34 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (9.91%) Hyper-V
9 19 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
10 14 (4.33%) VMware ESX
10 14 (4.33%) ProxySG
11 13 (4.02%) Firmware
12 11 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (2.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (2.17%) vCloud
14 7 (2.17%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (1.55%) NFS
16 4 (1.24%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 47 (14.55%) SCCM
2 28 (8.67%) CA Spectrum
3 25 (7.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 24 (7.43%) SCOM
5 22 (6.81%) EdgeSight
6 16 (4.95%) XenMobile
7 13 (4.02%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (2.79%) HP SIM
9 7 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (2.17%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.86%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.86%) Nagios
10 6 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (1.55%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.24%) Nessus
12 4 (1.24%) Puppet
13 3 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 286 (88.54%) Citrix
2 125 (38.70%) VMware
3 120 (37.15%) Cisco
4 92 (28.48%) Microsoft
5 59 (18.27%) CheckPoint
6 42 (13.00%) HP
7 35 (10.84%) F5
8 34 (10.53%) IBM
9 33 (10.22%) CA
10 29 (8.98%) Juniper
11 26 (8.05%) NetApp
12 25 (7.74%) Oracle
13 18 (5.57%) Blue Coat
13 18 (5.57%) AppSense
13 18 (5.57%) Veeam
14 16 (4.95%) Brocade
14 16 (4.95%) Aruba
15 15 (4.64%) Dell
16 13 (4.02%) Riverbed
17 12 (3.72%) Symantec
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