The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 258 244 221
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 3 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.076% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.10% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
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£550 £310 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -26.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £408
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -23.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing across the South East region.

Network Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +7 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Network Load Balancing
England

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) Clustering
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) NFS
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) HPUX
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas
4 3 (33.33%) DMZ
4 3 (33.33%) Websense
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) DMZ
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) FWSM
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Principal Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Flash
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 3 (33.33%) HPUX
2 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Security Management
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Information Security
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
1 1 (11.11%) Network Management
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (33.33%) NFS
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (22.22%) SnapMirror
3 1 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (11.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Sun
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Veritas
3 3 (33.33%) Websense
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) IronPort
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (11.11%) Nokia
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) CA