The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 191 217 223
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.042% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.056% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £395 £340
% change year-on-year
-20.88% +16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Network Load Balancing
London

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 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Clearswift
3 1 (33.33%) H.323
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) H.323
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) DameWare
1 1 (33.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Clearswift
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) F5