The table below looks at the statistics for NLBS 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 NLBS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank - 588 -
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.006% -
As % of the System Software category - 0.063% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
NLBS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4659 4766 4348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.87% 10.16% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2606 2235
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 565 516
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

NLBS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NLBS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NLBS Jobs Demand Trend in England

NLBS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NLBS across the England region.

NLBS Daily Rate Trend in England

NLBS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NLBS 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 NLBS.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Xen
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NLBS 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 NLBS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Operations Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Operations Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Xen
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware