The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 69 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £363 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £341
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Load Balancing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
705 698 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.02% 78.87% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 515 502
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FWSM
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) VMWare Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) VB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (50.00%) VMware