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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
Rank 599 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GLBP 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GLBP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

GLBP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GLBP
Top 13 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 22 May 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
England - 8 £525 - 2
London - 4 £525 - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -

GLBP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) HSRP
2 9 (90.00%) Wireless
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) IPsec
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 6 (60.00%) CCIE
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Network Design
5 5 (50.00%) Network Architecture
5 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) VRRP
5 5 (50.00%) Multicast
6 4 (40.00%) Low Latency
6 4 (40.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery

GLBP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) HSRP
2 9 (90.00%) Wireless
3 8 (80.00%) IPsec
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 6 (60.00%) DHCP
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) VRRP
5 5 (50.00%) Multicast
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Eurex
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
1 5 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Low Latency
2 4 (40.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCIE
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) SevOne
4 1 (10.00%) Huawei
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Riverbed