The table below looks at the statistics for Network Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 549 540 489
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -51
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 27 36 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.070% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.094% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 20
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£375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £440 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +30.37%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Network Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 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 -40 26 £375 -16.66% 8
London +3 6 £388 -13.88% 2
South East -36 6 £425 -3.40% 2
East Midlands - 6 - -
South West - 3 £338 - 1
East of England - 3 £375 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Surrey +1 1 £340 -25.27%
North West -10 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Luton - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing.

1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 33 (54.10%) DNS
2 33 (54.10%) Firewall
3 31 (50.82%) Cisco
3 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
4 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
4 24 (39.34%) VMware
5 23 (37.70%) WAN
6 21 (34.43%) Linux
7 20 (32.79%) VPN
8 19 (31.15%) SAN
8 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
9 18 (29.51%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (27.87%) LAN
10 17 (27.87%) HP
10 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
11 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
12 15 (24.59%) DHCP
12 15 (24.59%) NetApp
12 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (24.59%) OSPF
12 15 (24.59%) BGP
12 15 (24.59%) Clustering
12 15 (24.59%) VLAN
13 13 (21.31%) PKI
13 13 (21.31%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
13 13 (21.31%) Citrix

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) IIS
3 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.20%) Lync
4 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.56%) NetWeaver
5 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (6.56%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.28%) SAS
8 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.64%) GroupWise
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Office
3 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (54.10%) DNS
1 33 (54.10%) Firewall
2 23 (37.70%) WAN
3 20 (32.79%) VPN
4 19 (31.15%) SAN
5 17 (27.87%) LAN
6 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
7 15 (24.59%) DHCP
7 15 (24.59%) OSPF
7 15 (24.59%) BGP
7 15 (24.59%) VLAN
8 11 (18.03%) IPsec
8 11 (18.03%) MPLS
9 10 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (14.75%) NetScaler
10 9 (14.75%) iSCSI
11 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (11.48%) Wireless
11 7 (11.48%) HTTP
11 7 (11.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.92%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maven
1 1 (1.64%) Selenium
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Games
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Publishing
3 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 7 (11.48%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Network Analyst
2 7 (11.48%) Network Support
3 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Administrator
4 5 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Field Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
1 7 (11.48%) Web Services
2 6 (9.84%) SOAP
2 6 (9.84%) REST
3 4 (6.56%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.64%) Middleware
4 1 (1.64%) WinForms
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) WCF
4 1 (1.64%) CSLA.NET
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Clustering
2 13 (21.31%) PKI
3 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.11%) Replication
4 5 (8.20%) Online Games
5 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
5 4 (6.56%) HACMP
5 4 (6.56%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.64%) FMCG
8 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 21 (34.43%) Linux
3 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (6.56%) AIX
9 3 (4.92%) UNIX
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (21.31%) High Availability
2 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 10 (16.39%) Service Management
3 10 (16.39%) WAN Optimisation
4 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
4 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (13.11%) Network Management
6 7 (11.48%) Information Assurance
6 7 (11.48%) ISMS
7 6 (9.84%) Network Design
7 6 (9.84%) Project Management
8 5 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (6.56%) DevOps
9 4 (6.56%) Capacity Management
9 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.56%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.28%) VBScript
4 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.75%) CCNA
3 7 (11.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.56%) MCSE
5 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) VCP4
6 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) CCSP
7 2 (3.28%) CCNP
7 2 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.28%) CCSA
7 2 (3.28%) CCVP
7 2 (3.28%) MCTS
7 2 (3.28%) MCITP
7 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
2 5 (8.20%) QA
3 4 (6.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 17 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (21.31%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (19.67%) vSphere
5 7 (11.48%) NFS
5 7 (11.48%) vCloud
6 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.84%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.56%) PowerHA
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (4.92%) XenApp
9 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
9 2 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.64%) XenServer
10 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) SCCM
2 8 (13.11%) SCOM
3 6 (9.84%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (8.20%) Nagios
4 5 (8.20%) Puppet
5 4 (6.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (4.92%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (4.92%) Tivoli
6 3 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Cisco
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) VMware
3 17 (27.87%) HP
4 15 (24.59%) NetApp
5 13 (21.31%) Citrix
5 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
6 12 (19.67%) Juniper
7 11 (18.03%) Blue Coat
7 11 (18.03%) SolarWinds
8 10 (16.39%) EMC
9 9 (14.75%) IBM
10 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
10 7 (11.48%) F5
10 7 (11.48%) McAfee
11 5 (8.20%) Akamai
11 5 (8.20%) Avaya
11 5 (8.20%) Dell
12 4 (6.56%) Oracle
12 4 (6.56%) Business Objects
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