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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 613 580 558
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -22
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 13 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.062% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.080% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 20
Average daily rate £350 £425 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £337 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -13.15%
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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 13 £350 -17.64% 5
South East +16 6 £350 -12.50% 3
London +4 3 £380 -15.55%
Hampshire - 3 £370 -
Brighton +17 2 £325 -23.52%
East Sussex +11 2 £325 -23.52%
South West +3 2 £353 +0.71%
City of London +35 1 £500 -
Berkshire +6 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 - -
East of England -2 1 - -
Bristol -3 1 £375 +7.14%
Reading -5 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £390 -
Wiltshire - 1 £330 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 18 (56.25%) WAN
4 17 (53.13%) High Availability
5 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (43.75%) LAN
6 14 (43.75%) Firewall
7 13 (40.63%) Clustering
7 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
8 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 12 (37.50%) SAN
9 11 (34.38%) HP
9 11 (34.38%) VMware
9 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
10 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (31.25%) DNS
10 10 (31.25%) Linux
11 9 (28.13%) VoIP
11 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (25.00%) DHCP
12 8 (25.00%) IIS
12 8 (25.00%) CCNP
12 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (25.00%) MPLS
12 8 (25.00%) Finance
12 8 (25.00%) Migration
12 8 (25.00%) VLAN

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (25.00%) IIS
2 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) NetWeaver
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) WAN
2 14 (43.75%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) LAN
3 12 (37.50%) SAN
3 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 10 (31.25%) DNS
5 9 (28.13%) VoIP
6 8 (25.00%) DHCP
6 8 (25.00%) MPLS
6 8 (25.00%) VLAN
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (21.88%) Ethernet
7 7 (21.88%) Network Security
8 6 (18.75%) BGP
8 6 (18.75%) OSPF
8 6 (18.75%) VPN
9 4 (12.50%) Internet
9 4 (12.50%) NAS
9 4 (12.50%) SNMP
10 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) SAP HANA
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Multimedia
3 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) SAP Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Clustering
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.38%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (9.38%) HACMP
5 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 2 (6.25%) Replication
6 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (31.25%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) AIX
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.13%) CentOS
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) High Availability
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.75%) Release Management
5 5 (15.63%) Service Management
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (6.25%) CRM
8 2 (6.25%) Document Management
8 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.25%) Network Design
8 2 (6.25%) Network Management
8 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CCNP
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) MCSE
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.50%) CCIE
3 4 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 2 (6.25%) MCSA
4 2 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.38%) PowerHA
5 3 (9.38%) Terminal Server
5 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (9.38%) vSphere
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.25%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (12.50%) WSUS
3 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.25%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) vMotion
4 1 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (3.13%) Hyperic
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) HP
3 11 (34.38%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) Verint
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Dell
5 5 (15.63%) F5
5 5 (15.63%) IBM
6 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) SAP
7 3 (9.38%) Sybase
8 2 (6.25%) Avaya
8 2 (6.25%) Intel Security
8 2 (6.25%) Symantec
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