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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 450 484 474
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -10
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 153 99 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 1.37% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 58 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
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
8245 7206 8915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4479 3899 4038
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 421 695
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +38 147 £350 -12.50% 18
London +21 93 £400 +6.66% 7
South East +15 25 £325 -0.38% 3
City of London +14 20 £425 +11.47% 1
Berkshire - 11 £375 - 1
West Midlands -10 9 £315 -33.68% 2
Hampshire -6 8 £325 +12.06% 1
East of England -16 8 £238 -
Worcestershire - 8 £315 - 1
Worcester - 8 £315 - 1
Reading - 8 £400 -
North West +4 7 £368 -36.08% 4
Scotland -18 4 £329 -22.64%
Manchester -3 3 £443 - 4
Norfolk - 3 - -
South West -43 2 £313 -39.02%
Sheffield +13 1 £350 -17.64%
South Yorkshire +7 1 £350 -17.64%
Yorkshire +4 1 £350 -18.60% 1
Surrey 0 1 £450 +24.13%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £200 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £555 -
Channel Islands - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Jersey - - - -

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 255 (86.15%) Citrix
2 144 (48.65%) Windows
3 126 (42.57%) XenApp
4 105 (35.47%) Firewall
5 101 (34.12%) Microsoft
6 100 (33.78%) Cisco
7 92 (31.08%) VMware
8 88 (29.73%) XenDesktop
9 72 (24.32%) Active Directory
10 67 (22.64%) Load Balancing
11 59 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 53 (17.91%) CheckPoint
13 51 (17.23%) Windows 7
14 50 (16.89%) vSphere
14 50 (16.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 49 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
15 49 (16.55%) SQL
16 48 (16.22%) Finance
17 46 (15.54%) DNS
18 45 (15.20%) XenServer
19 43 (14.53%) Migration
20 42 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
21 40 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (12.16%) Network Security
22 36 (12.16%) CCNP
23 35 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
24 34 (11.49%) WAN
24 34 (11.49%) SCCM
24 34 (11.49%) Cisco Nexus
24 34 (11.49%) F5

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 19 (6.42%) IIS
2 16 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.73%) Lync
4 13 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.72%) Apache
6 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.03%) CloudStack
8 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.35%) MS Office
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 105 (35.47%) Firewall
2 46 (15.54%) DNS
3 36 (12.16%) Network Security
4 34 (11.49%) Cisco Nexus
4 34 (11.49%) WAN
5 32 (10.81%) LAN
5 32 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (10.14%) BGP
7 29 (9.80%) Wireless
8 27 (9.12%) VPN
8 27 (9.12%) SAN
9 26 (8.78%) TCP/IP
10 24 (8.11%) VLAN
11 23 (7.77%) SSL
11 23 (7.77%) Ethernet
12 20 (6.76%) DHCP
13 19 (6.42%) Internet
14 17 (5.74%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (4.73%) OSPF
15 14 (4.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.72%) DB2
3 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) MSI
2 2 (0.68%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.68%) AdminStudio
General
1 48 (16.22%) Finance
2 27 (9.12%) Banking
3 11 (3.72%) Law
4 9 (3.04%) Legal
4 9 (3.04%) Retail
5 7 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.69%) Publishing
6 5 (1.69%) Front Office
7 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.68%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (21.96%) Network Engineer
2 45 (15.20%) Consultant
3 43 (14.53%) Citrix Engineer
4 24 (8.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 24 (8.11%) Administrator
5 21 (7.09%) Architect
6 19 (6.42%) Security Engineer
7 16 (5.41%) Citrix Specialist
7 16 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
8 15 (5.07%) Support Specialist
9 14 (4.73%) Citrix Support
9 14 (4.73%) Citrix Administrator
10 11 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.72%) Analyst
11 10 (3.38%) Network Consultant
11 10 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.04%) Citrix Architect
13 8 (2.70%) Network Analyst
13 8 (2.70%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.72%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.69%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.35%) Django
3 4 (1.35%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) SAML
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.34%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.34%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.72%) PKI
2 9 (3.04%) Firmware
3 7 (2.36%) Clustering
4 5 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.69%) Open Source
5 2 (0.68%) DataPower
5 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.68%) Online Games
5 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.34%) Replication
6 1 (0.34%) Statistics
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.34%) iPhone
6 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 144 (48.65%) Windows
2 59 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (17.23%) Windows 7
4 40 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (9.46%) Linux
7 16 (5.41%) UNIX
8 12 (4.05%) AIX
9 11 (3.72%) SUSE
9 11 (3.72%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.03%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.35%) Android
12 4 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.64%) Load Balancing
2 43 (14.53%) Migration
3 26 (8.78%) Change Management
4 25 (8.45%) ITIL
5 16 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 15 (5.07%) Service Management
7 8 (2.70%) Analytics
8 7 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (2.36%) E-Commerce
9 6 (2.03%) Network Design
9 6 (2.03%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (2.03%) Change Control
9 6 (2.03%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (1.69%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (1.69%) Electronic Trading
10 5 (1.69%) Identity Management
11 4 (1.35%) Risk Management
11 4 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.35%) Document Management
11 4 (1.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.55%) SQL
2 29 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.36%) VB
4 6 (2.03%) VBScript
4 6 (2.03%) Java
5 5 (1.69%) Perl
5 5 (1.69%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (12.16%) CCNP
3 31 (10.47%) Citrix Certification
4 24 (8.11%) CCEA
5 21 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (6.76%) CCEE
7 16 (5.41%) CCNA
8 15 (5.07%) MCSE
9 9 (3.04%) MCP
10 8 (2.70%) CCA
10 8 (2.70%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.70%) Degree
10 8 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.70%) MCSA
11 7 (2.36%) CCIE
11 7 (2.36%) CCVP
12 6 (2.03%) CCDP
12 6 (2.03%) MCITP
13 5 (1.69%) HP ASE
13 5 (1.69%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.39%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (42.57%) XenApp
2 88 (29.73%) XenDesktop
3 72 (24.32%) Active Directory
4 50 (16.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 50 (16.89%) vSphere
5 45 (15.20%) XenServer
6 42 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (5.74%) ProxySG
8 16 (5.41%) Hyper-V
9 12 (4.05%) VMware ESX
10 11 (3.72%) FreeRADIUS
11 8 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.70%) Xen
12 6 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.69%) MetaFrame
13 5 (1.69%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.01%) Snort
14 3 (1.01%) Nmap
15 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (11.49%) SCCM
2 14 (4.73%) XenMobile
3 12 (4.05%) CA Spectrum
4 11 (3.72%) SCOM
5 9 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.03%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (2.03%) Nagios
7 5 (1.69%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.01%) Nessus
8 3 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.68%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.34%) SCSM
10 1 (0.34%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 255 (86.15%) Citrix
2 101 (34.12%) Microsoft
3 100 (33.78%) Cisco
4 92 (31.08%) VMware
5 53 (17.91%) CheckPoint
6 34 (11.49%) F5
7 32 (10.81%) Juniper
8 28 (9.46%) HP
9 27 (9.12%) Blue Coat
10 18 (6.08%) Oracle
11 16 (5.41%) IBM
11 16 (5.41%) NetApp
11 16 (5.41%) AppSense
12 15 (5.07%) Nokia
13 12 (4.05%) CA
14 8 (2.70%) Avaya
14 8 (2.70%) Riverbed
14 8 (2.70%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.36%) Aruba
15 7 (2.36%) EMC
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