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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 379 391 358
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 7 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.046% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.059% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Load Balancing
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 28 January 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
City of London +11 1 - - 4
Network Load Balancing
England

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) WAN
3 16 (64.00%) High Availability
4 15 (60.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) DNS
5 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (52.00%) VMware
5 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (44.00%) EMC
6 11 (44.00%) SAN
6 11 (44.00%) Firewall
7 10 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (36.00%) VMware ESX
8 9 (36.00%) VLAN
8 9 (36.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (36.00%) PowerHA
8 9 (36.00%) OSPF
8 9 (36.00%) BGP
8 9 (36.00%) NetApp
8 9 (36.00%) HACMP
8 9 (36.00%) IBM
8 9 (36.00%) VPN
8 9 (36.00%) AIX
8 9 (36.00%) SAP
8 9 (36.00%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
10 7 (28.00%) PKI

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) NetWeaver
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) DNS
3 11 (44.00%) SAN
3 11 (44.00%) Firewall
4 9 (36.00%) VLAN
4 9 (36.00%) OSPF
4 9 (36.00%) BGP
4 9 (36.00%) VPN
5 7 (28.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (28.00%) DMVPN
5 7 (28.00%) HSRP
5 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (28.00%) HTTP
5 7 (28.00%) HTTPS
5 7 (28.00%) MPLS
5 7 (28.00%) IPsec
6 4 (16.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (12.00%) PBX
7 3 (12.00%) DHCP
8 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) SAP HANA
3 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (8.00%) Games
6 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Architect
2 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (28.00%) Network Support
4 6 (24.00%) SAP Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
1 2 (8.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (36.00%) HACMP
3 7 (28.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) Online Games
4 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) FMCG
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) High Availability
2 15 (60.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 10 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (36.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (36.00%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (28.00%) ISMS
5 7 (28.00%) Information Assurance
6 5 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.00%) Release Management
6 5 (20.00%) Service Management
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Workflow
8 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.00%) ITIL
8 2 (8.00%) Network Design
8 2 (8.00%) QMS
8 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCSP
1 2 (8.00%) CCNP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (8.00%) CCSA
1 2 (8.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (36.00%) VMware ESX
2 9 (36.00%) PowerHA
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (16.00%) NFS
5 2 (8.00%) vCloud
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 11 (44.00%) EMC
4 9 (36.00%) NetApp
4 9 (36.00%) IBM
4 9 (36.00%) SAP
5 7 (28.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 6 (24.00%) Business Objects
7 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 2 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) Juniper
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.00%) Akamai