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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 252 222 230
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.083% 0.099% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
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£425 £340 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
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 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 24 December 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Surrey - - - -
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Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 7 (77.78%) Avaya
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) DHCP
5 5 (55.56%) SQL
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) SCCM
6 4 (44.44%) iSCSI
6 4 (44.44%) VLAN
6 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (44.44%) Document Management
6 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (44.44%) Firewall
6 4 (44.44%) VMware
6 4 (44.44%) Clustering
6 4 (44.44%) CCNA
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (44.44%) HP
6 4 (44.44%) Juniper
6 4 (44.44%) SAN
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (44.44%) Nagios
6 4 (44.44%) IIS
6 4 (44.44%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) SAS
2 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Lync
3 3 (33.33%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (11.11%) GroupWise
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) PBX
3 4 (44.44%) PSTN
3 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
3 4 (44.44%) iSCSI
3 4 (44.44%) NAS
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) RTP
5 1 (11.11%) FTP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Field Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Document Management
2 4 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) MCTS
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Avaya
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 3 (33.33%) Nortel
4 3 (33.33%) Lotus
5 1 (11.11%) Akamai
5 1 (11.11%) Novell