The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 53 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.17% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £510 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Load Balancing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
407 473 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.66% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 255 254
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the Hertfordshire region.

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) F5