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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 555 569 485
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -84
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 42 24 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.044% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.059% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 33
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£347 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £326 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £348 £435
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -20.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.75
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
42506 40759 35272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.19% 75.21% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27024 25787 21116
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1222 1202 1055
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 28 May 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 -8 33 £363 -10.49% 7
South West +19 9 £330 - 1
Scotland - 9 £262 -
London +15 7 £400 -2.43% 2
Wiltshire - 7 £275 -
South East -17 5 £365 -14.11% 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £267 -
Erskine - 5 £267 -
Tyne and Wear -5 4 £347 +2.95%
North East -6 4 £347 +2.95%
Surrey +15 3 £365 -18.88% 1
City of London +12 3 £250 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 3 £347 +2.95%
North West -10 3 £450 -
Glasgow - 3 £228 -
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Cobham - 3 £365 -
Bristol +4 2 £360 +9.09%
Yorkshire -17 2 £519 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £519 -
Sheffield - 2 £519 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 £263 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 44 (61.11%) Firewall
3 40 (55.56%) Windows
4 37 (51.39%) LAN
5 31 (43.06%) WAN
6 30 (41.67%) Juniper
7 27 (37.50%) CheckPoint
8 26 (36.11%) SAN
9 24 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
10 23 (31.94%) DNS
10 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (30.56%) HP
11 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
13 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
13 20 (27.78%) vSphere
14 19 (26.39%) Clustering
15 18 (25.00%) VMware
15 18 (25.00%) SolarWinds
15 18 (25.00%) Network Management
16 17 (23.61%) F5
16 17 (23.61%) MS Office
16 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
16 17 (23.61%) ITIL
17 16 (22.22%) Wireless
17 16 (22.22%) Hyper-V
18 15 (20.83%) MS Exchange
18 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
19 14 (19.44%) IIS
19 14 (19.44%) McAfee

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 15 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.44%) IIS
3 7 (9.72%) Lync
3 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.56%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.78%) SAS
9 1 (1.39%) JRun
9 1 (1.39%) JBoss
9 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.39%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (23.61%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.11%) Firewall
2 37 (51.39%) LAN
3 31 (43.06%) WAN
4 26 (36.11%) SAN
5 23 (31.94%) DNS
6 16 (22.22%) Wireless
7 14 (19.44%) Junos
7 14 (19.44%) VLAN
7 14 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
8 13 (18.06%) VPN
9 11 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (15.28%) Network Security
9 11 (15.28%) DHCP
10 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (12.50%) BGP
10 9 (12.50%) OSPF
11 7 (9.72%) MPLS
11 7 (9.72%) Unified Communications
12 6 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.78%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.39%) DB2
5 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.39%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Games
2 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Front Office
3 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 20 (27.78%) Network Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Network Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Network Support
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Voice Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Server Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) Web Services
2 6 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) Kafka
3 2 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
3 2 (2.78%) Flash
4 1 (1.39%) ISAPI
4 1 (1.39%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) COM+
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) WinForms
4 1 (1.39%) CSLA.NET
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Remoting
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Clustering
2 11 (15.28%) Cryptography
3 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
4 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.11%) Linux
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (25.00%) Network Management
3 17 (23.61%) ITIL
4 13 (18.06%) Service Management
5 12 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 12 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 9 (12.50%) Time Management
7 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.94%) Migration
7 5 (6.94%) Project Management
7 5 (6.94%) Network Design
8 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) High Availability
8 3 (4.17%) Data Management
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.78%) Microservices
9 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.78%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) VBScript
3 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) CCNA
1 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.94%) MCSE
6 3 (4.17%) CCNP
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.78%) MCTS
7 2 (2.78%) MCITP
7 2 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (1.39%) CISSP
8 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) JSP 440
1 10 (13.89%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) BS7799
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.78%) vSphere
3 16 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 14 (19.44%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.56%) vCloud
8 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.17%) XenApp
8 3 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.56%) Control-M
4 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.17%) vMotion
5 2 (2.78%) SCCM
5 2 (2.78%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.39%) SCOM
6 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.39%) Puppet
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 30 (41.67%) Juniper
3 27 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 22 (30.56%) HP
5 18 (25.00%) VMware
5 18 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 17 (23.61%) F5
6 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.44%) McAfee
7 14 (19.44%) Riverbed
7 14 (19.44%) TippingPoint
7 14 (19.44%) Crossbeam
8 11 (15.28%) EMC
9 10 (13.89%) NetApp
9 10 (13.89%) 3PAR
10 7 (9.72%) CA
11 6 (8.33%) IronPort
11 6 (8.33%) Blue Coat
11 6 (8.33%) Nokia
11 6 (8.33%) IBM