The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 557 535 535
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 25 10 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.021% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.028% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 28
Average daily rate
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£403 £349 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.41% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.15% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 - -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38954 35940 38894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.26% 74.48% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24704 22658 22956
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1007 1440
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the England region.

Network Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Load Balancing
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 Network Load Balancing within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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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
London +12 11 £405 +11.72% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £305 -
South West - 5 £401 -
South East -9 3 £425 +21.42%
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 30 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 28 (51.85%) Firewall
5 23 (42.59%) DNS
6 22 (40.74%) HP
7 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
7 19 (35.19%) Cisco
7 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
8 18 (33.33%) IIS
9 17 (31.48%) SQL
9 17 (31.48%) WAN
9 17 (31.48%) SAN
10 16 (29.63%) MS Exchange
11 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 15 (27.78%) ITIL
11 15 (27.78%) Migration
12 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
12 14 (25.93%) IBM
13 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (22.22%) LAN
14 12 (22.22%) DHCP
14 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (22.22%) SCCM
14 12 (22.22%) VMware
14 12 (22.22%) Clustering
15 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
15 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (20.37%) SharePoint

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 18 (33.33%) IIS
2 16 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
4 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (11.11%) Lync
6 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (5.56%) NetWeaver
8 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (3.70%) GlassFish
9 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.70%) SAS
9 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.70%) Apache
9 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (35.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.52%) MS Office
3 4 (7.41%) InfoPath
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (51.85%) Firewall
2 23 (42.59%) DNS
3 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
4 17 (31.48%) WAN
4 17 (31.48%) SAN
5 12 (22.22%) LAN
5 12 (22.22%) DHCP
6 8 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (12.96%) IPv4
7 7 (12.96%) VPN
7 7 (12.96%) VoIP
7 7 (12.96%) VLAN
8 6 (11.11%) LDAP
8 6 (11.11%) MPLS
9 5 (9.26%) iSCSI
10 4 (7.41%) Network Security
10 4 (7.41%) Internet
10 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (7.41%) OSPF
10 4 (7.41%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) SAP HANA
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) VisualVM
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Back Office
3 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Consultant
3 7 (12.96%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (12.96%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.26%) SAP Architect
5 5 (9.26%) SharePoint Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Network Support
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Data Network Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) HTML
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.41%) CSS
2 4 (7.41%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.41%) JSON
2 4 (7.41%) WCF
2 4 (7.41%) WF
2 4 (7.41%) LINQ
2 4 (7.41%) jQuery
2 4 (7.41%) HTML5
2 4 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (3.70%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) SOAP
5 1 (1.85%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (22.22%) Clustering
3 6 (11.11%) HACMP
3 6 (11.11%) Statistics
4 4 (7.41%) PKI
5 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.85%) DataPower
6 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (20.37%) Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 6 (11.11%) AIX
5 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.70%) Solaris
6 2 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
1 15 (27.78%) Migration
2 11 (20.37%) Service Delivery
3 10 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 9 (16.67%) High Availability
5 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.11%) Service Management
6 6 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) Capacity Management
8 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.41%) Content Management
8 4 (7.41%) MVC
8 4 (7.41%) Workflow
8 4 (7.41%) UML
8 4 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (7.41%) OO
8 4 (7.41%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.41%) MCSE
6 3 (5.56%) CCNA
7 2 (3.70%) CCNP
8 1 (1.85%) MCSA
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
1 3 (5.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 6 (11.11%) PowerHA
5 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.41%) vSphere
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.70%) vCloud
7 2 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) SCCM
2 8 (14.81%) SCOM
3 7 (12.96%) MOM
3 7 (12.96%) HP SIM
3 7 (12.96%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (11.11%) DameWare
4 6 (11.11%) OVSD
4 6 (11.11%) OpenView
5 4 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (3.70%) Nagios
7 2 (3.70%) Opsview
8 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) HP
3 19 (35.19%) Cisco
4 14 (25.93%) IBM
5 12 (22.22%) VMware
6 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
6 11 (20.37%) EMC
7 9 (16.67%) Juniper
7 9 (16.67%) F5
8 7 (12.96%) Sophos
8 7 (12.96%) Altiris
8 7 (12.96%) Qualys
9 6 (11.11%) Clearswift
9 6 (11.11%) NetApp
9 6 (11.11%) Nokia
9 6 (11.11%) SAP
10 5 (9.26%) Oracle
11 4 (7.41%) Avaya
11 4 (7.41%) Symantec
11 4 (7.41%) Google