The first table below looks at the demand for NLBS 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 NLBS over the 3 months to 30 July 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 System Software category for the South East 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank 238 226 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing NLBS 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.047% -
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £393 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £393 -
% change year-on-year
-23.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1018 1124 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.06% 13.26% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 560 349
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 146 139
Average hourly rate £15.62 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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NLBS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

NLBS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NLBS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

NLBS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

NLBS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NLBS across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

NLBS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

NLBS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing NLBS 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 NLBS.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) NAS
4 7 (70.00%) Problem Management
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (60.00%) DNS
5 6 (60.00%) SLA
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) IIS
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) DHCP
5 6 (60.00%) Clustering
5 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (50.00%) Capacity Management
6 5 (50.00%) NetApp
6 5 (50.00%) LDAP
6 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (40.00%) LAN
7 4 (40.00%) WAN
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco
7 4 (40.00%) MS Office
7 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
7 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (40.00%) Citrix
7 4 (40.00%) MPLS
7 4 (40.00%) Blackberry

NLBS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing NLBS 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 NLBS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) IIS
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 8 (80.00%) NAS
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) LDAP
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) MPLS
6 4 (40.00%) DSL
6 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
7 1 (10.00%) VLAN
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Server Support
2 5 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Clustering
2 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (30.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Xen
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) WSUS
2 3 (30.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam