The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 525 513 526
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 28 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.071% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.097% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 14
Average daily rate
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£328 £423 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% +18.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £338 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £458 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £410 £358
% change year-on-year
-23.82% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35674 33981 37500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.32% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22568 21050 21971
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 994 1335
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Network Load Balancing
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 11 £375 -16.66%
South East -13 8 £310 -26.19%
South West -28 3 £400 -15.78%
East of England -25 2 £220 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 45 (76.27%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) DNS
2 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
3 28 (47.46%) Firewall
4 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
5 22 (37.29%) Cisco
5 22 (37.29%) IIS
6 21 (35.59%) MS Excel
7 18 (30.51%) SQL
7 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
8 17 (28.81%) LAN
8 17 (28.81%) HP
8 17 (28.81%) ITIL
9 15 (25.42%) SharePoint
10 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
11 13 (22.03%) WAN
11 13 (22.03%) Clustering
11 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
11 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (20.34%) F5
12 12 (20.34%) Finance
12 12 (20.34%) MS Office
12 12 (20.34%) CheckPoint
13 11 (18.64%) .NET
13 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
13 11 (18.64%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
13 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
13 11 (18.64%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (16.95%) Migration

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (37.29%) IIS
2 15 (25.42%) SharePoint
3 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
3 11 (18.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (15.25%) Lync
5 8 (13.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (6.78%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.39%) GlassFish
7 2 (3.39%) Apache
7 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.69%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (35.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (20.34%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) InfoPath
4 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (49.15%) DNS
2 28 (47.46%) Firewall
3 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
4 17 (28.81%) LAN
5 13 (22.03%) WAN
6 11 (18.64%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (13.56%) OSPF
7 8 (13.56%) VPN
7 8 (13.56%) IPv4
8 7 (11.86%) DHCP
8 7 (11.86%) PBX
8 7 (11.86%) PSTN
8 7 (11.86%) VLAN
9 6 (10.17%) RTP
9 6 (10.17%) SAN
9 6 (10.17%) MPLS
9 6 (10.17%) LDAP
10 5 (8.47%) HTTP
11 4 (6.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (6.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) VisualVM
2 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Back Office
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Consultant
2 10 (16.95%) Network Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Architect
3 9 (15.25%) Administrator
4 7 (11.86%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Support Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.86%) .NET Framework
2 7 (11.86%) WCF
3 6 (10.17%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) WF
4 4 (6.78%) JSON
4 4 (6.78%) HTML5
4 4 (6.78%) jQuery
4 4 (6.78%) LINQ
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) Web Services
5 3 (5.08%) COM+
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (3.39%) XML
6 2 (3.39%) SOAP
7 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Clustering
2 7 (11.86%) PKI
3 6 (10.17%) Statistics
4 2 (3.39%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) DataPower
5 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (76.27%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.56%) Linux
5 6 (10.17%) Windows 2000
6 5 (8.47%) UNIX
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) ITIL
2 10 (16.95%) Migration
3 9 (15.25%) Service Delivery
4 8 (13.56%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.86%) Service Management
5 7 (11.86%) MVC
5 7 (11.86%) Web Development
6 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) Content Management
7 4 (6.78%) Workflow
7 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.78%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (6.78%) Network Management
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) UML
7 4 (6.78%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (6.78%) OO
7 4 (6.78%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) C
4 2 (3.39%) VB6
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.47%) CCNP
6 4 (6.78%) MCTS
6 4 (6.78%) MCITP
6 4 (6.78%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) CCIP
8 1 (1.69%) CCNA
8 1 (1.69%) MCSE
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
1 3 (5.08%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.86%) vSphere
4 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.17%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.69%) XenApp
7 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
1 9 (15.25%) SCOM
2 7 (11.86%) SAP Afaria
2 7 (11.86%) MOM
2 7 (11.86%) HP SIM
3 6 (10.17%) OVSD
3 6 (10.17%) DameWare
3 6 (10.17%) OpenView
4 3 (5.08%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (3.39%) Opsview
5 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.69%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.69%) SCSM
6 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.29%) Cisco
3 17 (28.81%) HP
4 12 (20.34%) F5
4 12 (20.34%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.86%) IBM
5 7 (11.86%) Sophos
5 7 (11.86%) Nokia
5 7 (11.86%) Qualys
5 7 (11.86%) VMware
5 7 (11.86%) Altiris
6 6 (10.17%) Riverbed
6 6 (10.17%) Clearswift
6 6 (10.17%) Oracle
7 5 (8.47%) Juniper
7 5 (8.47%) Citrix
8 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat
8 4 (6.78%) Avaya
9 3 (5.08%) EMC
9 3 (5.08%) McAfee