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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 448 485 495
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +10
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 164 101 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.41% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 65 53
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +47 157 £369 -7.81% 33
London +45 99 £419 +13.17% 12
South East +28 27 £338 -23.94% 5
City of London +22 14 £425 +13.33% 3
Berkshire - 11 £400 - 1
West Midlands -13 9 £315 -32.62% 3
Hampshire - 9 £325 - 1
Worcester - 8 £315 -
Reading - 8 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 8 £315 -
North West -6 7 £400 -30.43% 2
East of England -14 7 £238 - 3
Scotland -11 4 £330 -22.35% 1
Manchester -9 3 £550 - 2
South West -48 3 £300 -23.56% 1
Brighton - 3 £238 -
East Sussex - 3 £238 -
East Midlands +4 2 - -
Swindon -7 2 £300 -42.85%
Wiltshire -11 2 £300 -42.85%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £213 - 2
Norfolk - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £550 -
Surrey -4 1 £450 +24.13%
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bradford - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Bristol - - - - 1

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 260 (87.25%) Citrix
2 144 (48.32%) Windows
3 128 (42.95%) XenApp
4 103 (34.56%) Firewall
4 103 (34.56%) VMware
5 98 (32.89%) Cisco
6 94 (31.54%) Microsoft
7 88 (29.53%) XenDesktop
8 76 (25.50%) Load Balancing
9 74 (24.83%) Active Directory
10 69 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (18.79%) CheckPoint
12 53 (17.79%) vSphere
13 52 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (17.11%) Windows 7
15 50 (16.78%) Finance
16 49 (16.44%) XenServer
17 46 (15.44%) DNS
17 46 (15.44%) Microsoft App-V
18 45 (15.10%) SQL
19 44 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
20 41 (13.76%) WAN
20 41 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
20 41 (13.76%) Migration
21 40 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
22 39 (13.09%) SCCM
23 38 (12.75%) Cisco Nexus
24 37 (12.42%) LAN
24 37 (12.42%) Citrix Certification
25 36 (12.08%) Network Security

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (7.72%) IIS
2 17 (5.70%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (4.70%) Lync
4 12 (4.03%) Apache
5 10 (3.36%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 103 (34.56%) Firewall
2 46 (15.44%) DNS
3 41 (13.76%) WAN
4 38 (12.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 37 (12.42%) LAN
6 36 (12.08%) Network Security
7 35 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (10.74%) VPN
9 30 (10.07%) SAN
10 29 (9.73%) SSL
11 28 (9.40%) Ethernet
11 28 (9.40%) BGP
11 28 (9.40%) VLAN
12 25 (8.39%) TCP/IP
13 22 (7.38%) Wireless
14 21 (7.05%) DHCP
15 20 (6.71%) Internet
16 19 (6.38%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (5.03%) IPsec
17 15 (5.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.03%) DB2
3 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.68%) MSI
2 2 (0.67%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 50 (16.78%) Finance
2 26 (8.72%) Banking
3 12 (4.03%) Law
4 11 (3.69%) Retail
5 9 (3.02%) Legal
6 6 (2.01%) Publishing
7 5 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.68%) Front Office
8 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.67%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (19.80%) Network Engineer
2 47 (15.77%) Consultant
3 40 (13.42%) Citrix Engineer
4 29 (9.73%) Architect
5 25 (8.39%) Citrix Consultant
6 24 (8.05%) Administrator
7 18 (6.04%) Security Engineer
8 15 (5.03%) Support Specialist
9 14 (4.70%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (4.36%) Citrix Architect
10 13 (4.36%) Analyst
10 13 (4.36%) Network Consultant
10 13 (4.36%) Citrix Administrator
10 13 (4.36%) Citrix Specialist
11 12 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) Citrix Support
13 9 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (3.02%) Network Analyst
14 8 (2.68%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.03%) Regular Expression
2 7 (2.35%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.34%) HTML
3 4 (1.34%) Django
4 2 (0.67%) Middleware
4 2 (0.67%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.34%) QuickFIX
5 1 (0.34%) SAML
5 1 (0.34%) COM
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.03%) PKI
2 8 (2.68%) Clustering
2 8 (2.68%) Firmware
3 6 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.68%) Open Source
4 5 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.67%) Replication
7 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) Online Games
7 2 (0.67%) DataPower
8 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.34%) iPhone
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) iPad
8 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 144 (48.32%) Windows
2 69 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (17.11%) Windows 7
4 44 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (7.72%) Linux
7 14 (4.70%) AIX
8 12 (4.03%) SUSE
8 12 (4.03%) UNIX
8 12 (4.03%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.34%) Android
12 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.50%) Load Balancing
2 41 (13.76%) Migration
3 26 (8.72%) Change Management
4 18 (6.04%) ITIL
5 17 (5.70%) Service Management
6 15 (5.03%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.36%) Line Management
7 13 (4.36%) Mentoring
8 11 (3.69%) Analytics
9 8 (2.68%) E-Commerce
10 7 (2.35%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (2.01%) Identity Management
11 6 (2.01%) Network Design
11 6 (2.01%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (1.68%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (1.68%) Electronic Trading
12 5 (1.68%) Change Control
12 5 (1.68%) Risk Management
12 5 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.10%) SQL
2 23 (7.72%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.35%) VB
4 6 (2.01%) VBScript
4 6 (2.01%) Java
5 5 (1.68%) Perl
5 5 (1.68%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (12.42%) Citrix Certification
3 29 (9.73%) CCNP
4 25 (8.39%) CCEA
5 24 (8.05%) CCEE
6 19 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (4.36%) MCSE
8 11 (3.69%) CCA
8 11 (3.69%) CCNA
9 9 (3.02%) Degree
10 8 (2.68%) CCVP
10 8 (2.68%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.68%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.35%) HP ASE
11 7 (2.35%) CCDP
11 7 (2.35%) CCIE
12 6 (2.01%) MCP
12 6 (2.01%) ACSP
13 5 (1.68%) CCSP
13 5 (1.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.36%) SLA
2 7 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 128 (42.95%) XenApp
2 88 (29.53%) XenDesktop
3 74 (24.83%) Active Directory
4 53 (17.79%) vSphere
5 52 (17.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (16.44%) XenServer
7 46 (15.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (7.38%) Hyper-V
9 19 (6.38%) ProxySG
10 12 (4.03%) VMware ESX
10 12 (4.03%) FreeRADIUS
11 10 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.68%) Xen
13 7 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.68%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.68%) MetaFrame
16 3 (1.01%) Snort
16 3 (1.01%) Nmap
17 2 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (13.09%) SCCM
2 16 (5.37%) XenMobile
3 13 (4.36%) CA Spectrum
4 11 (3.69%) SCOM
5 10 (3.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (2.01%) Nagios
7 6 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.68%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.68%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.68%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.01%) Nessus
9 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.67%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.34%) SCSM
11 1 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 260 (87.25%) Citrix
2 103 (34.56%) VMware
3 98 (32.89%) Cisco
4 94 (31.54%) Microsoft
5 56 (18.79%) CheckPoint
6 29 (9.73%) HP
6 29 (9.73%) F5
7 26 (8.72%) Juniper
8 24 (8.05%) Blue Coat
9 20 (6.71%) Oracle
10 18 (6.04%) IBM
11 17 (5.70%) Nokia
12 16 (5.37%) NetApp
13 13 (4.36%) CA
14 12 (4.03%) AppSense
15 9 (3.02%) Aruba
15 9 (3.02%) SolarWinds
16 8 (2.68%) Meraki
17 7 (2.35%) Riverbed
17 7 (2.35%) Websense
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Brentwood
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £401 per day
Posted: 16 days ago