The table below looks at the statistics for NLBS 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 NLBS over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - -
As % of the System Software category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
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 System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
276 224 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.29% 8.86% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 93 120
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

NLBS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NLBS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NLBS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

NLBS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

NLBS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

NLBS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing NLBS 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 NLBS.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing NLBS 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 NLBS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp