The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 195 211 193
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4195 4933 4636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.57% 77.67% 76.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3260 3574 3573
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) ISMS
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (50.00%) DMVPN
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) DMVPN
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
4 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ISMS
1 2 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vCloud
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Akamai
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Dell