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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
UK
Rank 582 613 592
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -21
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 14 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.026% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £298 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £392 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.15%
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 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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Network Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 21 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 +32 14 £400 +14.28% 3
South East +16 4 £435 +33.84%
Hampshire +15 4 £435 +24.28%
London +9 3 £400 +5.26% 3
North West - 3 £378 -
Basingstoke - 3 £435 -
Yorkshire - 3 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £575 -
Leeds - 2 £575 -
Manchester - 2 £380 -
City of London -3 1 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands - 1 £265 -
Leicestershire - 1 £265 -
Hinckley - 1 £265 -
Havant - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing.

1 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) DNS
2 12 (52.17%) HP
3 11 (47.83%) DHCP
3 11 (47.83%) Clustering
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
5 9 (39.13%) IIS
5 9 (39.13%) ITIL
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco
6 8 (34.78%) Citrix
6 8 (34.78%) VMware
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) XenApp
8 6 (26.09%) High Availability
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (26.09%) EdgeSight
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (26.09%) SLA
8 6 (26.09%) Firmware
8 6 (26.09%) Terminal Services
8 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (21.74%) Sophos
9 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
9 5 (21.74%) Change Management
9 5 (21.74%) SafeCom
9 5 (21.74%) vSphere

Network Load Balancing
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) DNS
2 11 (47.83%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.04%) SAN
5 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
5 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) AMQP
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.70%) LAN
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (8.70%) Informix
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) iGaming
4 1 (4.35%) Online Betting
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Network Support
5 3 (13.04%) Support Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Kafka
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
1 2 (8.70%) MSMQ
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
3 2 (8.70%) RIA
3 2 (8.70%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
6 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) High Availability
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
5 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
6 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
7 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.35%) Network Management
7 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Release Management
7 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) Firmware
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (26.09%) Terminal Services
4 5 (21.74%) vSphere
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (4.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) EdgeSight
1 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (21.74%) SafeCom
3 4 (17.39%) SCCM
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.35%) OpenView
6 1 (4.35%) SCOM
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) Citrix
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Sophos
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) BT
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) IronPort
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
6 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.70%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) Verint
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Nortel
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat