The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 414 426 407
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 11 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.016% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.020% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Average daily rate
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£405 £363 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £393 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.15% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19023 19513 19700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.53% 75.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13447 13664 13286
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 232 377
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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.

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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (76.00%) Windows
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Firewall
3 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
4 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
4 13 (52.00%) WAN
5 12 (48.00%) SQL
5 12 (48.00%) DNS
5 12 (48.00%) Cisco
5 12 (48.00%) IBM
6 11 (44.00%) Linux
7 10 (40.00%) SAN
8 9 (36.00%) VMware
8 9 (36.00%) ITIL
8 9 (36.00%) DHCP
8 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
8 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (36.00%) High Availability
8 9 (36.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (32.00%) LAN
9 8 (32.00%) IIS
9 8 (32.00%) MS Office
9 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (32.00%) HP
9 8 (32.00%) EMC
10 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (32.00%) IIS
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (12.00%) NetWeaver
6 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Office
3 4 (16.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) WAN
3 12 (48.00%) DNS
4 10 (40.00%) SAN
5 9 (36.00%) DHCP
6 8 (32.00%) LAN
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) IPv4
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (20.00%) VLAN
8 5 (20.00%) VoIP
8 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 4 (16.00%) DMZ
9 4 (16.00%) LDAP
10 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
10 3 (12.00%) SSL
10 3 (12.00%) OSPF
10 3 (12.00%) BGP
10 3 (12.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) SAP HANA
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (24.00%) Back Office
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (20.00%) SAP Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
1 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (16.00%) JSON
1 4 (16.00%) WCF
1 4 (16.00%) WF
1 4 (16.00%) LINQ
1 4 (16.00%) jQuery
1 4 (16.00%) HTML5
1 4 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Statistics
2 6 (24.00%) HACMP
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 2000
3 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (24.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
1 9 (36.00%) High Availability
1 9 (36.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (16.00%) Web Development
4 4 (16.00%) MVC
4 4 (16.00%) Workflow
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Content Management
4 4 (16.00%) UML
4 4 (16.00%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (16.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (24.00%) PowerHA
3 6 (24.00%) ISA Server
3 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (8.00%) NFS
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) OpenView
1 6 (24.00%) DameWare
1 6 (24.00%) OVSD
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) IBM
3 9 (36.00%) VMware
4 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (32.00%) HP
4 8 (32.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) Clearswift
5 6 (24.00%) SAP
5 6 (24.00%) Nokia
5 6 (24.00%) F5
6 5 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) Business Objects
8 3 (12.00%) Citrix
8 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
9 2 (8.00%) Avaya
9 2 (8.00%) Juniper