The table below looks at the statistics for GLBP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GLBP over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
Rank 579 578 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing GLBP 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.029% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
GLBP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

GLBP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GLBP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GLBP Jobs Demand Trend in England

GLBP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GLBP across the England region.

GLBP Daily Rate Trend in England

GLBP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GLBP within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 1 - -
GLBP
UK

GLBP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GLBP 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 GLBP.

1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) CCIE
3 3 (60.00%) Intel
3 3 (60.00%) CISSP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) RIP
3 3 (60.00%) SNMP
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) VRRP
3 3 (60.00%) Remedy
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) Information Security
3 3 (60.00%) JNCIE
3 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (60.00%) SSH
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing

GLBP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GLBP 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 GLBP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) Junos
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) RIP
3 3 (60.00%) SNMP
3 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (60.00%) SSH
3 3 (60.00%) VRRP
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCIE
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (60.00%) Intel
3 3 (60.00%) IronPort
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto