The table below looks at the statistics for NLBS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NLBS over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank - - 247
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.064%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £263
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £263
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
NLBS
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1278 1286 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.24% 12.92% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 643 519
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 146 159
Median hourly rate £21.33 £18.53 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.14% +12.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

NLBS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing NLBS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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