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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller
Rank 449 457 495
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +38
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 139 99 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 1.37% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 70 66
Average daily rate £352 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.72% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £247 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.27% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -42.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-47.27% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +3 132 £352 -21.76% 37
London -40 68 £368 -21.60% 11
City of London 0 21 £400 -13.51% 5
South East -8 19 £400 +3.22% 9
East of England - 15 £400 - 4
North West -9 12 £345 -1.42% 6
Hertfordshire - 12 £250 - 1
Letchworth - 8 - -
Cheshire - 8 £333 -
South West - 8 £150 -
Yorkshire - 6 £313 - 3
Hampshire -2 4 £508 +19.76% 3
West Midlands -19 4 £310 -11.42% 1
Wales - 4 £310 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £313 -
Sheffield - 4 £313 -
Reading -7 3 £300 - 3
Berkshire -14 3 £300 -20.00% 4
Manchester - 3 £350 - 6
Scotland -16 2 £444 -1.33% 1
Edinburgh -24 2 £444 -1.33%
Cardiff - 2 £375 -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £100 -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -

NetScaler
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 204 (83.27%) Citrix
2 127 (51.84%) XenApp
3 125 (51.02%) Windows
4 101 (41.22%) Cisco
5 98 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 91 (37.14%) VMware
7 87 (35.51%) XenDesktop
8 71 (28.98%) Active Directory
9 70 (28.57%) Firewall
10 64 (26.12%) Cisco Certification
11 49 (20.00%) Juniper
11 49 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (18.78%) CCNP
13 45 (18.37%) AppSense
14 44 (17.96%) CheckPoint
15 43 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 43 (17.55%) Microsoft App-V
16 42 (17.14%) TCP/IP
16 42 (17.14%) vSphere
17 41 (16.73%) HP
18 40 (16.33%) XenServer
19 39 (15.92%) Load Balancing
20 37 (15.10%) SCCM
21 36 (14.69%) DNS
21 36 (14.69%) LAN
22 35 (14.29%) ITIL
22 35 (14.29%) F5
23 33 (13.47%) WAN
23 33 (13.47%) Citrix Certification

NetScaler
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (6.12%) Lync
2 12 (4.90%) CloudStack
3 11 (4.49%) IIS
3 11 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.22%) Apache
8 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (28.57%) Firewall
2 42 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 36 (14.69%) DNS
3 36 (14.69%) LAN
4 33 (13.47%) WAN
5 32 (13.06%) Wireless
6 31 (12.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (12.24%) BGP
8 25 (10.20%) DHCP
9 23 (9.39%) SAN
10 22 (8.98%) VPN
11 20 (8.16%) OSPF
11 20 (8.16%) Network Security
12 18 (7.35%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (5.71%) Internet
14 12 (4.90%) VLAN
14 12 (4.90%) SSL
14 12 (4.90%) Multicast
15 11 (4.49%) MPLS
16 10 (4.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 28 (11.43%) Finance
2 24 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.16%) Banking
4 10 (4.08%) Law
5 7 (2.86%) Legal
6 5 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.63%) German Language
8 2 (0.82%) Retail
8 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (19.59%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.96%) Citrix Engineer
3 42 (17.14%) Architect
4 30 (12.24%) Consultant
5 22 (8.98%) Citrix Specialist
6 20 (8.16%) Citrix Consultant
7 16 (6.53%) Security Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Server Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (4.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 12 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.67%) Citrix Architect
13 8 (3.27%) Citrix Server Engineer
13 8 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.27%) Administrator
14 7 (2.86%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.90%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (1.63%) WebCenter
2 4 (1.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.08%) Thin Client
1 10 (4.08%) Fat Client
1 10 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (2.86%) Clustering
3 6 (2.45%) e-Health
4 5 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.04%) Firmware
5 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.22%) NHS
6 3 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) AS400
7 2 (0.82%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.82%) PKI
8 1 (0.41%) Statistics
8 1 (0.41%) DataPower
8 1 (0.41%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 125 (51.02%) Windows
2 49 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 25 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.39%) Linux
7 16 (6.53%) UNIX
8 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.86%) SUSE
10 6 (2.45%) AIX
11 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.63%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.92%) Load Balancing
2 35 (14.29%) ITIL
3 31 (12.65%) Migration
4 28 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (5.71%) Change Management
7 13 (5.31%) Incident Management
8 12 (4.90%) Information Security
9 10 (4.08%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.27%) High Availability
10 8 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.86%) Information Management
12 6 (2.45%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.45%) Risk Management
12 6 (2.45%) Network Management
13 5 (2.04%) Change Control
13 5 (2.04%) WAN Optimisation
13 5 (2.04%) Project Management
13 5 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.02%) SQL
2 21 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.04%) VBScript
4 1 (0.41%) VB
4 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (26.12%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (18.78%) CCNP
3 33 (13.47%) Citrix Certification
4 32 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (12.24%) CCNA
6 29 (11.84%) MCSE
7 25 (10.20%) CCA
8 12 (4.90%) MCP
8 12 (4.90%) CCEA
8 12 (4.90%) CCEE
9 11 (4.49%) CCAA
9 11 (4.49%) MCITP
9 11 (4.49%) MCSA
10 10 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (3.27%) Security Cleared
12 6 (2.45%) MCTS
12 6 (2.45%) CCDP
13 5 (2.04%) JNCIA
13 5 (2.04%) Degree
14 4 (1.63%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) SLA
2 5 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (51.84%) XenApp
2 87 (35.51%) XenDesktop
3 71 (28.98%) Active Directory
4 49 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (17.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 42 (17.14%) vSphere
7 40 (16.33%) XenServer
8 16 (6.53%) VMware ESX
9 13 (5.31%) ProxySG
10 12 (4.90%) UAG
11 11 (4.49%) Hyper-V
12 9 (3.67%) IAG
13 8 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (2.45%) MetaFrame
15 4 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (1.63%) Xen
16 3 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
18 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
18 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (15.10%) SCCM
2 27 (11.02%) SCOM
3 10 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.86%) Netcool
5 4 (1.63%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.63%) AppDNA
6 3 (1.22%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.82%) WSUS
8 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.41%) WMI
8 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 204 (83.27%) Citrix
2 101 (41.22%) Cisco
3 98 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 91 (37.14%) VMware
5 49 (20.00%) Juniper
6 45 (18.37%) AppSense
7 44 (17.96%) CheckPoint
8 41 (16.73%) HP
9 35 (14.29%) F5
10 27 (11.02%) Blue Coat
11 18 (7.35%) NetApp
12 13 (5.31%) Avaya
12 13 (5.31%) Altiris
13 10 (4.08%) Riverbed
14 9 (3.67%) EMC
15 8 (3.27%) IBM
15 8 (3.27%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.27%) Mitel
15 8 (3.27%) Wyse
15 8 (3.27%) TippingPoint
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