The first table below looks at the demand for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 London 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 389 409 426
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 11 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.029% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.038% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £433 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £410 £358
% change year-on-year
-23.82% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17633 18517 19420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.98% 76.39% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12356 12861 12842
Average daily rate £443 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 263 361
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Network Load Balancing
England

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the London region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the London region.

Network Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
City of London +20 1 £500 +11.11%
Network Load Balancing
England

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco
5 10 (50.00%) DNS
5 10 (50.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (40.00%) IIS
7 8 (40.00%) MS Office
7 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (35.00%) DHCP
9 6 (30.00%) LAN
9 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
9 6 (30.00%) .NET
9 6 (30.00%) Windows 2000
9 6 (30.00%) Clearswift
9 6 (30.00%) Nokia
9 6 (30.00%) ISA Server
9 6 (30.00%) VPN
9 6 (30.00%) IPv4
9 6 (30.00%) IBM
9 6 (30.00%) OpenView
9 6 (30.00%) HP

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (40.00%) IIS
3 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.00%) Lync
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (20.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (35.00%) DHCP
4 6 (30.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) VPN
4 6 (30.00%) IPv4
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (25.00%) MPLS
5 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) LDAP
6 4 (20.00%) DMZ
7 3 (15.00%) DMVPN
7 3 (15.00%) HSRP
7 3 (15.00%) IPsec
7 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 3 (15.00%) OSPF
7 3 (15.00%) BGP
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (30.00%) Back Office
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Support
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 4 (20.00%) LINQ
2 4 (20.00%) WCF
2 4 (20.00%) WF
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (20.00%) JSON
2 4 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Statistics
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 2000
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (20.00%) RUP
4 4 (20.00%) EAI
4 4 (20.00%) OOD
4 4 (20.00%) SOA
4 4 (20.00%) UML
4 4 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (20.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
4 4 (20.00%) Workflow
4 4 (20.00%) Content Management
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) OpenView
1 6 (30.00%) DameWare
1 6 (30.00%) OVSD
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (30.00%) Clearswift
4 6 (30.00%) Nokia
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) F5
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) Avaya
7 2 (10.00%) Kofax
8 1 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle