The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 136 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.034% 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the Berkshire region.

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Lync
2 3 (75.00%) Nortel
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
2 3 (75.00%) Lotus
2 3 (75.00%) PBX
2 3 (75.00%) PSTN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) RTP
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Live Communications Server
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Lync
2 3 (75.00%) Live Communications Server
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) GroupWise
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) PBX
1 3 (75.00%) PSTN
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCTS
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Nortel
1 3 (75.00%) Avaya
1 3 (75.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Novell
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft