The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 144 129 147
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.30% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.38% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £363 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.90% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Network Load Balancing
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2325 2344 2379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.93% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1576 1586
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 100 121
Median hourly rate £39.50 £36.50 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Network Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -6 1 £363 +0.69%
Network Load Balancing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) VMWare Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (33.33%) Hyperic
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds