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 24 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 554 544 523
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 31 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.036% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.048% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 16
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 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £463
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
38442 35298 34521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.26% 72.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25345 22331 20516
Average daily rate £425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
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 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1047 1360
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 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 24 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 +20 18 £425 -5.55% 3
East of England - 8 £340 -
South East -36 3 £350 +1.81% 1
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 24 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 54 (88.52%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Microsoft
3 36 (59.02%) DNS
4 28 (45.90%) Linux
5 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
6 25 (40.98%) WAN
6 25 (40.98%) TCP/IP
7 24 (39.34%) Firewall
8 22 (36.07%) VMware
9 20 (32.79%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (31.15%) High Availability
10 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (31.15%) MS Excel
11 18 (29.51%) VPN
11 18 (29.51%) HP
11 18 (29.51%) WAN Optimisation
12 17 (27.87%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (27.87%) SCCM
13 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (26.23%) Cisco
14 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
14 15 (24.59%) IIS
14 15 (24.59%) SAN
15 14 (22.95%) Clustering
15 14 (22.95%) DHCP
15 14 (22.95%) VLAN
16 13 (21.31%) PKI
16 13 (21.31%) SCOM
16 13 (21.31%) IBM
16 13 (21.31%) MPLS

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 15 (24.59%) IIS
1 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.84%) NetWeaver
5 5 (8.20%) Lync
5 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.28%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (31.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.75%) MS Office
3 7 (11.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (59.02%) DNS
2 25 (40.98%) TCP/IP
2 25 (40.98%) WAN
3 24 (39.34%) Firewall
4 18 (29.51%) VPN
5 15 (24.59%) SAN
6 14 (22.95%) VLAN
6 14 (22.95%) DHCP
7 13 (21.31%) MPLS
7 13 (21.31%) OSPF
8 12 (19.67%) BGP
9 10 (16.39%) IPsec
9 10 (16.39%) HTTPS
9 10 (16.39%) DMVPN
9 10 (16.39%) HSRP
10 9 (14.75%) HTTP
10 9 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (13.11%) iSCSI
12 7 (11.48%) VoIP
13 6 (9.84%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.20%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.56%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Publishing
5 2 (3.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Administrator
3 9 (14.75%) Network Support
4 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) SAP Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
1 4 (6.56%) SOAP
1 4 (6.56%) Web Services
1 4 (6.56%) REST
2 3 (4.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 3 (4.92%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.95%) Clustering
3 13 (21.31%) PKI
4 9 (14.75%) HACMP
5 7 (11.48%) Replication
6 4 (6.56%) Online Games
7 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
7 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
8 2 (3.28%) Statistics
9 1 (1.64%) FMCG
9 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.64%) NHS
9 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (88.52%) Windows
2 28 (45.90%) Linux
3 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.75%) AIX
5 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.20%) UNIX
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) High Availability
2 18 (29.51%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (27.87%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (19.67%) ITIL
5 11 (18.03%) Migration
6 10 (16.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (16.39%) ISMS
6 10 (16.39%) Information Assurance
7 9 (14.75%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
8 7 (11.48%) Change Management
8 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.84%) Service Management
9 6 (9.84%) Release Management
9 6 (9.84%) Capacity Management
10 5 (8.20%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 4 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) CCNP
5 3 (4.92%) MCSE
6 2 (3.28%) CCNA
6 2 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.28%) CCSA
6 2 (3.28%) CCVP
6 2 (3.28%) CCSP
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.39%) VMware ESX
4 9 (14.75%) PowerHA
5 8 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (9.84%) NFS
6 6 (9.84%) vCloud
6 6 (9.84%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (8.20%) vSphere
8 2 (3.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.64%) XenApp
9 1 (1.64%) XenServer
9 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) SCCM
2 13 (21.31%) SCOM
3 6 (9.84%) HP SIM
3 6 (9.84%) MOM
3 6 (9.84%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (8.20%) Nagios
5 4 (6.56%) Puppet
5 4 (6.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (4.92%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (3.28%) OVSD
7 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (3.28%) DameWare
7 2 (3.28%) OpenView
7 2 (3.28%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.07%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) HP
4 16 (26.23%) Cisco
5 13 (21.31%) IBM
6 12 (19.67%) EMC
6 12 (19.67%) NetApp
7 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
7 10 (16.39%) Citrix
7 10 (16.39%) Blue Coat
8 9 (14.75%) SAP
9 6 (9.84%) Juniper
9 6 (9.84%) Sophos
9 6 (9.84%) Oracle
9 6 (9.84%) Business Objects
9 6 (9.84%) Altiris
9 6 (9.84%) Qualys
10 5 (8.20%) Dell
10 5 (8.20%) Clearswift
10 5 (8.20%) Symantec
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