The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 120 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee
1 7 (100.00%) Service Management
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 7 (100.00%) Crossbeam
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 7 (100.00%) Junos
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) Network Management
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) Junos
2 5 (71.43%) SAN
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Service Management
2 6 (85.71%) Network Management
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
4 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
1 5 (71.43%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee
1 7 (100.00%) Crossbeam
1 7 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 7 (100.00%) F5
2 6 (85.71%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 5 (71.43%) 3PAR