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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
UK
Rank 599 631 621
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Contract jobs citing GLBP 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.068% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £413 £491 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% +22.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £491 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
6809 7405 7775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.47% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 4357 4246
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 322 447
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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
Top 2 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 27 February 2017. 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 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
England +9 2 £413 -16.03% 1
London - 2 £413 - 1

GLBP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) Junos
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) RANCID
2 1 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) IGMP
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) ProCurve

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) IGMP
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) TACACS
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) VRRP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Security Patching
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCDP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) RANCID
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (50.00%) Sun