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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 558 545 473
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -72
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 32 23 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.048% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.063% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 33
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £345 £435
% change year-on-year
-0.44% -20.68%
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
37468 36365 32009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.34% 75.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24275 23338 19645
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
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 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1095 995
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.63 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
South West +20 8 £330 - 2
London 0 7 £400 -2.43% 1
South East -2 5 £365 -7.00% 2
North East -4 4 £347 +2.95%
North West -16 3 £450 -
Yorkshire -19 2 £519 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (57.63%) Cisco
2 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Firewall
3 25 (42.37%) LAN
4 22 (37.29%) DNS
5 20 (33.90%) Active Directory
6 19 (32.20%) WAN
6 19 (32.20%) SAN
6 19 (32.20%) Clustering
7 18 (30.51%) VMware
7 18 (30.51%) Juniper
7 18 (30.51%) SolarWinds
8 17 (28.81%) CheckPoint
8 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
9 16 (27.12%) Wireless
9 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
10 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
11 14 (23.73%) HP
11 14 (23.73%) VLAN
12 13 (22.03%) vSphere
12 13 (22.03%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
12 13 (22.03%) IIS
13 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
13 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (18.64%) VPN
14 11 (18.64%) CCNA

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.03%) IIS
3 7 (11.86%) Lync
3 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.78%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (3.39%) SAS
9 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.69%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (54.24%) Firewall
2 25 (42.37%) LAN
3 22 (37.29%) DNS
4 19 (32.20%) WAN
4 19 (32.20%) SAN
5 16 (27.12%) Wireless
6 14 (23.73%) VLAN
7 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.64%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (18.64%) VPN
9 10 (16.95%) DHCP
10 9 (15.25%) BGP
10 9 (15.25%) OSPF
10 9 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (11.86%) MPLS
11 7 (11.86%) Unified Communications
12 6 (10.17%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (10.17%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (10.17%) IP Telephony
12 6 (10.17%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.69%) DB2
5 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.69%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
2 3 (5.08%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Front Office
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Network Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Network Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Network Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Network Support Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Network Support
6 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Field Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Voice Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Implementation Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.39%) Kafka
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) Flash
4 1 (1.69%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.69%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) WinForms
4 1 (1.69%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (1.69%) WCF
4 1 (1.69%) CSLA.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Clustering
2 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
3 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.56%) Linux
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (15.25%) ITIL
3 7 (11.86%) Network Management
4 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.47%) Migration
4 5 (8.47%) Project Management
4 5 (8.47%) Network Design
5 4 (6.78%) Service Management
5 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.08%) High Availability
6 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Data Management
6 3 (5.08%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.39%) Time Management
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.39%) Document Management
7 2 (3.39%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) VBScript
3 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.39%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) CCNA
1 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.47%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) MCTS
5 2 (3.39%) MCITP
6 1 (1.69%) CCNP
6 1 (1.69%) CISSP
6 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 20 (33.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) vSphere
3 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (10.17%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.78%) vCloud
8 3 (5.08%) Terminal Services
8 3 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.08%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (5.08%) XenApp
9 1 (1.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (6.78%) Control-M
3 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.08%) vMotion
4 2 (3.39%) SCCM
4 2 (3.39%) Nagios
5 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.69%) Puppet
5 1 (1.69%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.69%) WSUS
5 1 (1.69%) SCOM
5 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (57.63%) Cisco
2 18 (30.51%) VMware
2 18 (30.51%) Juniper
2 18 (30.51%) SolarWinds
3 17 (28.81%) CheckPoint
3 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
4 14 (23.73%) HP
5 10 (16.95%) NetApp
6 7 (11.86%) F5
7 6 (10.17%) IronPort
7 6 (10.17%) Blue Coat
7 6 (10.17%) Nokia
7 6 (10.17%) CA
7 6 (10.17%) IBM
8 5 (8.47%) Avaya
9 4 (6.78%) Crossbeam
9 4 (6.78%) TippingPoint
9 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.78%) McAfee
9 4 (6.78%) Citrix