The first table below looks at the demand for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank - 105 -
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-19.70% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1916 1651 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.17% 71.01% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 852 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Network Load Balancing
UK

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the Scotland region.

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Crossbeam
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Time Management
1 4 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) Junos
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) 3PAR
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) JSP 440
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) EMC

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Junos
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Time Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee
1 4 (100.00%) Crossbeam
1 4 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) 3PAR