The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for NetScaler skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NetScaler over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix NetScaler
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 153 148
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing NetScaler 13 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.32% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 2.09% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +21.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £319
% change year-on-year +14.28% +9.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +57.69%  

NetScaler is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 460 574 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.30% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 324 240
Median daily rate £375 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

NetScaler
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing NetScaler as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for NetScaler in the North West

NetScaler
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NetScaler in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for NetScaler in the North West

NetScaler
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NetScaler in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NetScaler in the North West

NetScaler
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NetScaler within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 9 £400 - 1
Merseyside -2 3 - -
Manchester +4 1 - -
NetScaler
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NetScaler also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for NetScaler.

1 14 (93.33%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) SAML
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) XenApp
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) vMotion
6 2 (13.33%) Skype
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) LAMP
6 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (13.33%) Network Design
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) CentOS

NetScaler
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) SAML
2 2 (13.33%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) DevOps
1 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (13.33%) Network Design
1 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) XenApp
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
1 2 (13.33%) vMotion
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) AppSense
4 2 (13.33%) CA
4 2 (13.33%) Lumension
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam