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 28 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 565 560 541
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 35 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.041% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.055% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 18
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £340 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £344 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -39 30 £425 -5.55% 12
London +15 18 £425 -5.55% 2
East of England - 8 £340 -
City of London +21 3 £425 -5.55%
South West - 2 £425 - 2
Luton - 2 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
South East -33 1 £350 +1.81% 1
Wales - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Somerset - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £425 -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Egham - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Woking - - - -
Worthing - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 60 (84.51%) Windows
2 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (52.11%) DNS
4 33 (46.48%) WAN
4 33 (46.48%) Firewall
5 29 (40.85%) Linux
6 26 (36.62%) MS Excel
6 26 (36.62%) TCP/IP
6 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
6 26 (36.62%) HP
7 24 (33.80%) Cisco
8 22 (30.99%) VMware
8 22 (30.99%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (29.58%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (28.17%) VPN
10 20 (28.17%) SAN
10 20 (28.17%) High Availability
11 19 (26.76%) WAN Optimisation
11 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (25.35%) CheckPoint
13 17 (23.94%) EMC
13 17 (23.94%) ITIL
13 17 (23.94%) SCCM
14 16 (22.54%) MS Office
14 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (21.13%) MPLS
15 15 (21.13%) OSPF
15 15 (21.13%) IIS
15 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 15 (21.13%) IIS
1 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.45%) NetWeaver
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.04%) Lync
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (36.62%) MS Excel
2 16 (22.54%) MS Office
3 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (52.11%) DNS
2 33 (46.48%) WAN
2 33 (46.48%) Firewall
3 26 (36.62%) TCP/IP
4 20 (28.17%) VPN
4 20 (28.17%) SAN
5 15 (21.13%) MPLS
5 15 (21.13%) OSPF
5 15 (21.13%) VLAN
6 14 (19.72%) DHCP
6 14 (19.72%) BGP
7 13 (18.31%) LAN
8 11 (15.49%) IPsec
8 11 (15.49%) HTTPS
8 11 (15.49%) DMVPN
8 11 (15.49%) HSRP
9 10 (14.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (14.08%) HTTP
10 9 (12.68%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (12.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.04%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Maven
1 1 (1.41%) Selenium
1 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.63%) Games
4 3 (4.23%) Publishing
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Network Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Network Support
3 10 (14.08%) Architect
4 9 (12.68%) Administrator
5 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.45%) SAP Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.63%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Wintel Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) SOAP
1 5 (7.04%) REST
2 4 (5.63%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) MSMQ
3 3 (4.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.41%) Middleware
4 1 (1.41%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (19.72%) PKI
2 14 (19.72%) Clustering
3 9 (12.68%) HACMP
4 7 (9.86%) Replication
4 7 (9.86%) Cryptography
5 4 (5.63%) Online Games
6 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.82%) Statistics
8 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.41%) NHS
8 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.41%) Open Source
8 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 60 (84.51%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Linux
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.68%) AIX
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.04%) UNIX
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (28.17%) High Availability
3 19 (26.76%) WAN Optimisation
4 17 (23.94%) ITIL
5 14 (19.72%) Service Management
6 11 (15.49%) Migration
6 11 (15.49%) Service Delivery
6 11 (15.49%) Information Assurance
6 11 (15.49%) ISMS
7 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (12.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (11.27%) Network Management
9 8 (11.27%) Change Management
10 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.45%) Release Management
11 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
12 5 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
12 5 (7.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (9.86%) CCNP
4 5 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.23%) MCSE
6 2 (2.82%) CCSA
6 2 (2.82%) CCVP
6 2 (2.82%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.82%) CCNA
6 2 (2.82%) CCSP
7 1 (1.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 6 (8.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.31%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (14.08%) vSphere
4 10 (14.08%) VMware ESX
5 9 (12.68%) PowerHA
6 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.45%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (8.45%) NFS
6 6 (8.45%) vCloud
7 2 (2.82%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.41%) XenApp
8 1 (1.41%) XenServer
8 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) SCCM
2 13 (18.31%) SCOM
3 6 (8.45%) HP SIM
3 6 (8.45%) MOM
3 6 (8.45%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (7.04%) Nagios
4 5 (7.04%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (5.63%) Puppet
5 4 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (4.23%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (4.23%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (2.82%) OVSD
7 2 (2.82%) OpenView
7 2 (2.82%) DameWare
8 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (53.52%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.62%) HP
3 24 (33.80%) Cisco
4 22 (30.99%) VMware
5 18 (25.35%) CheckPoint
6 17 (23.94%) EMC
7 14 (19.72%) IBM
8 13 (18.31%) Juniper
9 12 (16.90%) Blue Coat
9 12 (16.90%) NetApp
10 10 (14.08%) F5
10 10 (14.08%) Citrix
10 10 (14.08%) McAfee
11 9 (12.68%) SAP
12 8 (11.27%) TippingPoint
12 8 (11.27%) Riverbed
12 8 (11.27%) Crossbeam
13 6 (8.45%) Qualys
13 6 (8.45%) 3PAR
13 6 (8.45%) Altiris
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