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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 549 541 515
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 31 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.036% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.048% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £342 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 - £27.50
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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
38505 35326 33855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.82% 74.29% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25341 22368 20128
Average daily rate £425 £401 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1047 1319
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +8 18 £425 -5.55% 5
East of England - 8 £340 -
South East -20 3 £350 +1.81%
South West - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 55 (88.71%) Windows
2 38 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 37 (59.68%) DNS
4 28 (45.16%) Linux
5 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
6 25 (40.32%) WAN
6 25 (40.32%) TCP/IP
6 25 (40.32%) Firewall
7 22 (35.48%) VMware
8 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
8 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (30.65%) HP
9 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (30.65%) High Availability
10 18 (29.03%) WAN Optimisation
10 18 (29.03%) VPN
11 17 (27.42%) Cisco
11 17 (27.42%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (27.42%) SCCM
12 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
12 16 (25.81%) IIS
13 15 (24.19%) DHCP
13 15 (24.19%) SAN
14 14 (22.58%) Clustering
14 14 (22.58%) IBM
14 14 (22.58%) VLAN
15 13 (20.97%) PKI
15 13 (20.97%) SCOM
15 13 (20.97%) SQL

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (25.81%) IIS
1 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.68%) NetWeaver
5 5 (8.06%) Lync
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.13%) MS Office
3 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (59.68%) DNS
2 25 (40.32%) TCP/IP
2 25 (40.32%) WAN
2 25 (40.32%) Firewall
3 18 (29.03%) VPN
4 15 (24.19%) DHCP
4 15 (24.19%) SAN
5 14 (22.58%) VLAN
6 13 (20.97%) MPLS
6 13 (20.97%) OSPF
7 12 (19.35%) BGP
8 10 (16.13%) IPsec
8 10 (16.13%) HTTPS
8 10 (16.13%) DMVPN
8 10 (16.13%) HSRP
9 9 (14.52%) HTTP
9 9 (14.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (12.90%) iSCSI
11 7 (11.29%) VoIP
11 7 (11.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.06%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.45%) Games
4 3 (4.84%) Back Office
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) Administrator
3 9 (14.52%) Network Support
4 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) SAP Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
1 4 (6.45%) SOAP
1 4 (6.45%) Web Services
1 4 (6.45%) REST
2 3 (4.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 3 (4.84%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.58%) Clustering
3 13 (20.97%) PKI
4 9 (14.52%) HACMP
5 7 (11.29%) Replication
6 4 (6.45%) Online Games
7 3 (4.84%) Statistics
7 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
7 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.61%) NHS
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.61%) FMCG
8 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 55 (88.71%) Windows
2 28 (45.16%) Linux
3 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.52%) AIX
5 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.06%) UNIX
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) High Availability
2 18 (29.03%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (27.42%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (20.97%) ITIL
5 11 (17.74%) Migration
6 10 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (16.13%) ISMS
6 10 (16.13%) Information Assurance
7 9 (14.52%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
9 7 (11.29%) Change Management
9 7 (11.29%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.68%) Service Management
10 6 (9.68%) Release Management
10 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
11 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) SQL
2 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.45%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) MCSE
7 2 (3.23%) CCNA
7 2 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.23%) CCSA
7 2 (3.23%) CCVP
7 2 (3.23%) CCSP
8 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.13%) VMware ESX
4 9 (14.52%) PowerHA
5 8 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (9.68%) NFS
6 6 (9.68%) vCloud
6 6 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (8.06%) vSphere
8 3 (4.84%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.61%) XenApp
9 1 (1.61%) XenServer
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) SCCM
2 13 (20.97%) SCOM
3 6 (9.68%) HP SIM
3 6 (9.68%) MOM
3 6 (9.68%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (8.06%) Nagios
5 4 (6.45%) Puppet
5 4 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (4.84%) OVSD
6 3 (4.84%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (4.84%) DameWare
6 3 (4.84%) OpenView
6 3 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) VMware
3 19 (30.65%) HP
4 17 (27.42%) Cisco
5 14 (22.58%) IBM
6 12 (19.35%) EMC
6 12 (19.35%) NetApp
7 11 (17.74%) CheckPoint
8 10 (16.13%) Citrix
8 10 (16.13%) Blue Coat
9 9 (14.52%) SAP
10 6 (9.68%) Juniper
10 6 (9.68%) Sophos
10 6 (9.68%) Clearswift
10 6 (9.68%) Oracle
10 6 (9.68%) Business Objects
10 6 (9.68%) Altiris
10 6 (9.68%) Qualys
11 5 (8.06%) Dell
11 5 (8.06%) Symantec
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