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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 185 211 195
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.078% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +29.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £341 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.82% -19.70%
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
4243 4972 4741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.92% 77.15% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3622 3626
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 53
Average hourly rate £27.37 £24.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 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 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Akamai
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) vCloud
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Database Security
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Akamai