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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NLBS 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
Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
Rank - 247 231
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 4 4
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 0 3 2
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 - - -
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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
1138 1026 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.94% 11.16% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 519 554
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 124 156
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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