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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 574 545 560
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 15 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.064% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.083% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £341 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £302 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £311 £398
% change year-on-year
+18.07% -21.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.91 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.91 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.73%
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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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +10 4 £322 -20.61%
East of England +6 4 - - 1
South East -24 4 £485 +56.45% 1
Yorkshire -30 3 £350 +14.75%
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (60.42%) Firewall
2 27 (56.25%) Windows
3 21 (43.75%) Cisco
4 20 (41.67%) WAN
5 19 (39.58%) LAN
6 17 (35.42%) SAN
6 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
6 17 (35.42%) VMware
6 17 (35.42%) CheckPoint
7 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 15 (31.25%) DNS
8 15 (31.25%) Juniper
9 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
9 14 (29.17%) Clustering
9 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (27.08%) vSphere
11 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (22.92%) VLAN
12 11 (22.92%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (22.92%) SQL
12 11 (22.92%) HP
13 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
13 10 (20.83%) MS Office
13 10 (20.83%) Wireless
13 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (20.83%) SolarWinds
14 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
14 9 (18.75%) Oracle
14 9 (18.75%) IIS
14 9 (18.75%) Linux

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (18.75%) IIS
2 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.25%) Lync
6 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (4.17%) NetWeaver
8 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (60.42%) Firewall
2 20 (41.67%) WAN
3 19 (39.58%) LAN
4 17 (35.42%) SAN
5 15 (31.25%) DNS
6 11 (22.92%) VLAN
7 10 (20.83%) Wireless
8 7 (14.58%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (14.58%) Junos
8 7 (14.58%) DHCP
9 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (10.42%) Network Security
11 4 (8.33%) VPN
11 4 (8.33%) MPLS
11 4 (8.33%) OSPF
11 4 (8.33%) BGP
12 3 (6.25%) Internet
12 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (4.17%) Sybase IQ
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.17%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.17%) SAP HANA
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.08%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Games
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.17%) Front Office
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.08%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Network Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Network Support
6 4 (8.33%) Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) DBA
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Server Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Principal Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) Flash
3 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.17%) Kafka
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Clustering
2 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) Cryptography
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (4.17%) HACMP
5 2 (4.17%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.75%) Linux
5 6 (12.50%) UNIX
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.42%) AIX
7 3 (6.25%) HPUX
7 3 (6.25%) Solaris
8 2 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Network Management
4 6 (12.50%) Service Management
5 5 (10.42%) High Availability
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Release Management
6 4 (8.33%) Time Management
6 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.17%) SOA
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (4.17%) Microservices
9 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) VBScript
2 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (4.17%) CCNA
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CISSP
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) JSP 440
2 4 (8.33%) QA
3 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) vSphere
2 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 8 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 7 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.25%) NFS
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.25%) XenApp
8 2 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (4.17%) PowerHA
9 1 (2.08%) vCloud
9 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Control-M
1 4 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (6.25%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (4.17%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.08%) vMotion
4 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Cisco
2 17 (35.42%) CheckPoint
2 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.25%) Juniper
5 11 (22.92%) HP
6 10 (20.83%) SolarWinds
7 9 (18.75%) Oracle
7 9 (18.75%) NetApp
8 8 (16.67%) EMC
9 7 (14.58%) Citrix
9 7 (14.58%) TippingPoint
9 7 (14.58%) Riverbed
9 7 (14.58%) F5
9 7 (14.58%) Crossbeam
9 7 (14.58%) McAfee
10 6 (12.50%) IBM
11 5 (10.42%) 3PAR
12 3 (6.25%) IronPort
12 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat