The table below looks at the statistics for GLBP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GLBP over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
Rank 644 619 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing GLBP 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.015% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.100% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

GLBP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GLBP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GLBP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GLBP
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GLBP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
London -8 4 - -
England -13 4 - -
City of London - 2 - -

GLBP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GLBP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GLBP.

1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) HSRP
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
3 5 (55.56%) VRRP
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) IPsec
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Network Planning
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) Multicast
4 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 4 (44.44%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Aruba
5 3 (33.33%) ProCurve
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (33.33%) Junos
5 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Change Control
5 3 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Migration

GLBP
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
1 9 (100.00%) HSRP
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) IPsec
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) VRRP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Multicast
4 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 4 (44.44%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (33.33%) Junos
5 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Network Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IP Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Business Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Korn
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCSP
2 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
2 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Snort
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (11.11%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Aruba
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 2 (22.22%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Nokia
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) VMware