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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 537 542 459
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -83
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 40 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.060% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.080% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 25
Average daily rate
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£363 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.95% -18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
38743 37390 31855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.29% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 23724 19449
Average daily rate £423 £403 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1085 996
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.37 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 April 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 April 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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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 West +21 9 £330 -
London -3 9 £363 -11.58% 4
South East -26 5 £365 +6.95% 3
North West -16 4 £450 - 1
North East - 4 £347 -
Yorkshire -24 3 £519 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
East of England +15 2 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 39 (60.00%) Cisco
2 36 (55.38%) Windows
3 35 (53.85%) Firewall
4 26 (40.00%) DNS
5 24 (36.92%) LAN
6 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
7 22 (33.85%) VMware
8 21 (32.31%) CheckPoint
8 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
8 21 (32.31%) SolarWinds
9 20 (30.77%) Clustering
10 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (27.69%) Juniper
11 18 (27.69%) WAN
12 17 (26.15%) SAN
12 17 (26.15%) Wireless
13 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
14 15 (23.08%) VPN
14 15 (23.08%) HP
14 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (23.08%) vSphere
14 15 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
15 14 (21.54%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (21.54%) VLAN
16 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 12 (18.46%) DHCP
17 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
17 12 (18.46%) IIS

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.46%) IIS
3 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (9.23%) Lync
5 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.15%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.08%) SAS
9 1 (1.54%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.69%) Office 365
3 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.85%) Firewall
2 26 (40.00%) DNS
3 24 (36.92%) LAN
4 18 (27.69%) WAN
5 17 (26.15%) SAN
5 17 (26.15%) Wireless
6 15 (23.08%) VPN
7 14 (21.54%) VLAN
7 14 (21.54%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (18.46%) OSPF
8 12 (18.46%) BGP
8 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
8 12 (18.46%) DHCP
9 10 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (13.85%) FWSM
10 9 (13.85%) NetScaler
11 8 (12.31%) iSCSI
11 8 (12.31%) Unified Communications
11 8 (12.31%) MPLS
12 7 (10.77%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Games
3 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.08%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Front Office
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Analyst
2 16 (24.62%) Network Analyst
3 8 (12.31%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Senior Network Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Network Support Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Network Support
6 4 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Web Services
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) SOAP
2 4 (6.15%) REST
3 2 (3.08%) Kafka
3 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.08%) Flash
3 2 (3.08%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) WinForms
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (1.54%) WCF
4 1 (1.54%) CSLA.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.77%) Clustering
2 5 (7.69%) Replication
3 4 (6.15%) PKI
3 4 (6.15%) Online Games
4 3 (4.62%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (16.92%) Linux
4 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (13.85%) ITIL
3 8 (12.31%) Network Management
4 6 (9.23%) Project Management
5 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.69%) Migration
5 5 (7.69%) Network Design
5 5 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.15%) Service Management
6 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.62%) Data Management
7 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps
7 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (3.08%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) VBScript
4 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (16.92%) CCNA
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (9.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.15%) MCSE
6 3 (4.62%) CCNP
6 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) MCTS
7 2 (3.08%) MCITP
7 2 (3.08%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) CCSP
7 2 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.08%) CCSA
7 2 (3.08%) CCVP
8 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (23.08%) vSphere
3 11 (16.92%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.77%) vCloud
6 5 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.15%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (6.15%) NFS
8 3 (4.62%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.62%) XenApp
9 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.54%) XenServer
10 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 6 (9.23%) SCOM
3 4 (6.15%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.15%) Puppet
4 3 (4.62%) vMotion
4 3 (4.62%) Nagios
5 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.08%) Control-M
5 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.54%) WSUS
6 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.54%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) Cisco
2 22 (33.85%) VMware
3 21 (32.31%) SolarWinds
3 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.31%) CheckPoint
4 18 (27.69%) Juniper
5 15 (23.08%) HP
6 12 (18.46%) NetApp
7 8 (12.31%) IBM
7 8 (12.31%) Citrix
8 7 (10.77%) Nokia
8 7 (10.77%) CA
8 7 (10.77%) F5
8 7 (10.77%) Blue Coat
8 7 (10.77%) IronPort
9 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.69%) McAfee
10 5 (7.69%) Avaya
10 5 (7.69%) Dell
11 4 (6.15%) EMC
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