The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank 124 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing NLBS 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.12% -
As % of the System Software category 2.35% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £263 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
255 245 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.71% 9.88% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 98 102
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.51 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
NLBS
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NLBS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

NLBS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

NLBS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NLBS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 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
Reading -10 4 £263 +5.00%
NLBS
South East

NLBS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) SLA
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) Clustering
1 6 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (83.33%) Capacity Management
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) LDAP
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Games

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) LDAP
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Server Support
2 5 (83.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Server Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (83.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) NetApp