The table below looks at the statistics for NLBS 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 NLBS over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank - 412 426
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.040% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category - 0.45% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 1
Average daily rate - £335 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £263
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
NLBS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2341 2016 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.17% 9.00% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1342 1208
Average daily rate £440 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 146 145
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

NLBS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NLBS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

NLBS Jobs Demand Trend in London

NLBS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NLBS Daily Rate Trend in London