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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 400 394 358
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -36
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 11 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.039% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.050% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -8.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.95% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Load Balancing
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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
17596 17989 16489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.25% 78.24% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12335 12851 11441
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 234 227
Average hourly rate £20.31 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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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Last Year
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) IIS
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Clustering
5 5 (29.41%) vSphere
6 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 4 (23.53%) VBScript
6 4 (23.53%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) CCNA
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) Dell
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (35.29%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Lync
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) OSPF
4 3 (17.65%) BGP
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
4 3 (17.65%) LDAP
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) VPLS
5 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) DDNS
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Front Office
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Implementation Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Online Games
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Database Security
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) VBScript
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCVP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
4 1 (5.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 3 (17.65%) vCloud
4 2 (11.76%) NFS
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Control-M
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.88%) vMotion
3 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
2 4 (23.53%) NetApp
3 3 (17.65%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) F5
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Akamai