The table below looks at the statistics for GLBP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GLBP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
Rank 621 - 586
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GLBP 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% - 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£475 - £356
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £463
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

GLBP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GLBP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GLBP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GLBP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GLBP within the UK.

GLBP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GLBP
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GLBP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon - 4 £475 -
Wiltshire - 4 £475 -
South West - 4 £475 -
England - 4 £475 -

GLBP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GLBP 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 GLBP.

1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
1 12 (100.00%) HSRP
1 12 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (91.67%) IPsec
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) Ethernet
3 9 (75.00%) MPLS
3 9 (75.00%) VRRP
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (66.67%) Juniper
4 8 (66.67%) CCIE
4 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 8 (66.67%) DHCP
4 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 8 (66.67%) 802.1X
5 7 (58.33%) Junos
5 7 (58.33%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) RIP
6 5 (41.67%) SNMP
6 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (41.67%) Network Design
6 5 (41.67%) SSH
6 5 (41.67%) Degree
6 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
6 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
6 5 (41.67%) F5
6 5 (41.67%) Spanning Tree

GLBP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GLBP 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 GLBP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
1 12 (100.00%) HSRP
2 11 (91.67%) IPsec
3 9 (75.00%) VRRP
3 9 (75.00%) MPLS
3 9 (75.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 8 (66.67%) DHCP
4 8 (66.67%) Firewall
5 7 (58.33%) Junos
5 7 (58.33%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) RIP
6 5 (41.67%) SNMP
6 5 (41.67%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (41.67%) SSH
7 4 (33.33%) IGMP
7 4 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Eurex
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (41.67%) Network Design
1 5 (41.67%) Network Management
1 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Time Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 4 (33.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 4 (33.33%) Network Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CCIE
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 3 (25.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) F5
4 4 (33.33%) IronPort
4 4 (33.33%) Remedy
4 4 (33.33%) McAfee
4 4 (33.33%) Intel
4 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) SevOne
6 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (8.33%) Brocade