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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 574 550 513
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -37
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 11 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.053% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.069% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £408
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -23.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
40181 37789 35076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.87% 76.43% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23781 21753
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1099 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £24.12 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 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 3 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
Yorkshire -19 3 £350 - 1
South East -23 3 £550 +77.41% 2
London -21 2 £311 -11.21%
East of England +2 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 33 (62.26%) Firewall
2 26 (49.06%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Cisco
3 24 (45.28%) LAN
4 19 (35.85%) WAN
5 17 (32.08%) Juniper
5 17 (32.08%) SAN
5 17 (32.08%) VMware
6 16 (30.19%) CheckPoint
6 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
7 15 (28.30%) DNS
7 15 (28.30%) Clustering
7 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (26.42%) VLAN
9 13 (24.53%) SolarWinds
9 13 (24.53%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
10 12 (22.64%) SQL
10 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
10 12 (22.64%) Wireless
10 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (22.64%) vSphere
11 11 (20.75%) HP
11 11 (20.75%) NetApp
12 10 (18.87%) IIS
12 10 (18.87%) Finance
12 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (16.98%) F5
13 9 (16.98%) MS Office

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 10 (18.87%) IIS
2 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) Lync
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.98%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (62.26%) Firewall
2 24 (45.28%) LAN
3 19 (35.85%) WAN
4 17 (32.08%) SAN
5 15 (28.30%) DNS
6 14 (26.42%) VLAN
7 12 (22.64%) Wireless
8 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
9 7 (13.21%) VPN
9 7 (13.21%) DHCP
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (11.32%) Junos
10 6 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (11.32%) OSPF
10 6 (11.32%) BGP
10 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.55%) MPLS
11 4 (7.55%) Network Security
11 4 (7.55%) IPsec
11 4 (7.55%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.89%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Front Office
3 2 (3.77%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Games
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Network Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Network Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Administrator
4 6 (11.32%) Network Support
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Principal Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) DBA
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) Flash
3 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.77%) Kafka
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.89%) WinForms
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (1.89%) WCF
4 1 (1.89%) CSLA.NET
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Clustering
2 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.55%) Cryptography
4 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
6 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.21%) Linux
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) UNIX
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.66%) AIX
6 3 (5.66%) HPUX
6 3 (5.66%) Solaris
7 2 (3.77%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Migration
3 6 (11.32%) Network Management
4 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.55%) Project Management
5 4 (7.55%) Service Management
5 4 (7.55%) Network Design
6 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.66%) Data Management
6 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.66%) High Availability
6 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Time Management
6 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.77%) Microservices
7 2 (3.77%) SOA
7 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) VBScript
3 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.77%) Java
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) CCNA
1 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.66%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.89%) MCSA
6 1 (1.89%) CCNP
6 1 (1.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
1 12 (22.64%) vSphere
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.32%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.66%) NFS
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.66%) XenApp
6 2 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Control-M
2 3 (5.66%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.66%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.77%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.89%) vMotion
4 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Cisco
2 17 (32.08%) Juniper
2 17 (32.08%) VMware
3 16 (30.19%) CheckPoint
3 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
4 13 (24.53%) SolarWinds
5 11 (20.75%) HP
5 11 (20.75%) NetApp
6 9 (16.98%) F5
7 7 (13.21%) Citrix
7 7 (13.21%) Oracle
8 6 (11.32%) Riverbed
8 6 (11.32%) McAfee
8 6 (11.32%) Crossbeam
8 6 (11.32%) TippingPoint
9 5 (9.43%) EMC
10 4 (7.55%) IBM
10 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
11 3 (5.66%) IronPort
11 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat