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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 403 405 397
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.029% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.036% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £380 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%
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
17753 16891 17430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.55% 80.49% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12119 11940
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 195 241
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -21.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £70.00
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 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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 £500 -
Network Load Balancing
England

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) EMC
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) HACMP
5 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (30.00%) Sybase IQ
5 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) NetApp
5 3 (30.00%) NetWeaver
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) Sybase
5 3 (30.00%) SAP
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) NetWeaver
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) Junos
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (10.00%) DMZ
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) Multicast
5 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase IQ
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) SAP Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) AIX Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) EMC VMAX
2 3 (30.00%) HACMP
3 2 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) PowerHA
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) NetApp
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) Sybase
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Crossbeam
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint