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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank 578 553 552
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing NLBS 17 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.034% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.35% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 2
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£340 £330 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -15.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £380 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £393
% change year-on-year
- -23.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
5210 4824 4645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.11% 9.77% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3040 2684 2366
Average daily rate £351 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 586 607
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £28.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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
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 NLBS within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
London +2 17 £340 - 1
NLBS
UK

NLBS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) WAN
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 27 (100.00%) Firewall
1 27 (100.00%) BIG-IP
2 26 (96.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (96.30%) Windows 7
2 26 (96.30%) Blackberry
2 26 (96.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 26 (96.30%) DSL
2 26 (96.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (96.30%) MPLS
2 26 (96.30%) Active Directory
2 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 26 (96.30%) MS Exchange
2 26 (96.30%) LAN
3 25 (92.59%) MS Office
3 25 (92.59%) Service Management
3 25 (92.59%) WSUS
3 25 (92.59%) Performance Management
4 23 (85.19%) Problem Management
4 23 (85.19%) Business Continuity Planning
4 23 (85.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (85.19%) Business Continuity
4 23 (85.19%) BCP
5 22 (81.48%) ITIL
6 19 (70.37%) ITSM
7 12 (44.44%) VMware
7 12 (44.44%) Citrix

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 26 (96.30%) MS Exchange
1 26 (96.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (92.59%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) WAN
1 27 (100.00%) Firewall
1 27 (100.00%) BIG-IP
2 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 26 (96.30%) MPLS
2 26 (96.30%) DSL
3 5 (18.52%) SAN
General
1 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.81%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (96.30%) Blackberry
2 12 (44.44%) Fat Client
2 12 (44.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
1 26 (96.30%) Windows Server 2003
1 26 (96.30%) Windows Server 2008
1 26 (96.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Service Management
1 25 (92.59%) Performance Management
2 23 (85.19%) Business Continuity Planning
2 23 (85.19%) Business Continuity
2 23 (85.19%) Problem Management
2 23 (85.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 23 (85.19%) BCP
3 22 (81.48%) ITIL
4 19 (70.37%) ITSM
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) CCNP
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 26 (96.30%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) Xen
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 5 (18.52%) XenApp
3 5 (18.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (92.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
1 27 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 26 (96.30%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Citrix
3 12 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) F5
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