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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 576 563 553
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 36 11 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.021% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.029% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.69% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.91 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.73% +51.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-38.73% -

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 +5 32 £341 -9.20% 7
London +16 12 £405 +24.61% 2
South East -2 9 £310 -26.19% 2
Hampshire - 6 £310 - 1
South West - 5 £401 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £305 -
Yorkshire - 4 £305 -
Leeds - 4 £305 -
Scotland - 3 £297 - 1
City of London +22 1 £500 +53.84%
East of England -28 1 £220 -12.00% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £220 - 3
Luton - 1 £220 - 3
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Worthing - - - -
York - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Bath - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (76.27%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Firewall
3 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
4 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
5 24 (40.68%) DNS
6 23 (38.98%) Cisco
6 23 (38.98%) HP
7 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
8 20 (33.90%) TCP/IP
9 18 (30.51%) WAN
10 17 (28.81%) IIS
11 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
12 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
12 15 (25.42%) SQL
12 15 (25.42%) LAN
12 15 (25.42%) SAN
12 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
13 14 (23.73%) MS Office
13 14 (23.73%) ITIL
13 14 (23.73%) F5
13 14 (23.73%) Migration
14 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
14 13 (22.03%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (22.03%) Linux
14 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
14 13 (22.03%) IBM
15 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
15 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (18.64%) Service Delivery

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (28.81%) IIS
2 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
3 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
4 8 (13.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (11.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (8.47%) Lync
7 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.39%) SAS
9 2 (3.39%) NetWeaver
9 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.39%) Apache
9 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
9 2 (3.39%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.69%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
2 14 (23.73%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) InfoPath
4 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
1 1 (1.69%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.93%) Firewall
2 24 (40.68%) DNS
3 20 (33.90%) TCP/IP
4 18 (30.51%) WAN
5 15 (25.42%) LAN
5 15 (25.42%) SAN
6 13 (22.03%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (16.95%) DHCP
8 9 (15.25%) VPN
9 8 (13.56%) IPv4
9 8 (13.56%) OSPF
10 7 (11.86%) Network Security
10 7 (11.86%) MPLS
11 6 (10.17%) LDAP
11 6 (10.17%) VLAN
11 6 (10.17%) Junos
12 5 (8.47%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (8.47%) VoIP
12 5 (8.47%) BGP
12 5 (8.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.39%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) VisualVM
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Back Office
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) Network Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Consultant
5 7 (11.86%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.86%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Architect
7 4 (6.78%) SAP Architect
7 4 (6.78%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Network Support
9 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Designer
9 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.47%) WCF
3 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (6.78%) HTML5
4 4 (6.78%) JSON
4 4 (6.78%) WF
4 4 (6.78%) LINQ
4 4 (6.78%) jQuery
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) Web Services
5 3 (5.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (3.39%) XML
6 2 (3.39%) SOAP
7 1 (1.69%) COM+
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Clustering
2 6 (10.17%) PKI
2 6 (10.17%) Statistics
3 5 (8.47%) Cryptography
3 5 (8.47%) HACMP
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) DataPower
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (76.27%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.17%) Windows 2000
4 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.47%) AIX
6 4 (6.78%) UNIX
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.39%) Solaris
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
1 14 (23.73%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) Service Delivery
2 11 (18.64%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (15.25%) WAN Optimisation
3 9 (15.25%) High Availability
4 8 (13.56%) Service Management
5 6 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (10.17%) Network Management
5 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.47%) MVC
6 5 (8.47%) Web Development
6 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) ISMS
7 4 (6.78%) Information Assurance
7 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.78%) Workflow
7 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 4 (6.78%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (11.86%) CCNP
6 4 (6.78%) MCSE
7 3 (5.08%) CCNA
8 2 (3.39%) CCIP
9 1 (1.69%) MCSA
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 4 (6.78%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.17%) vSphere
3 6 (10.17%) ISA Server
3 6 (10.17%) VMware ESX
4 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.47%) PowerHA
5 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) SCOM
3 7 (11.86%) MOM
3 7 (11.86%) HP SIM
3 7 (11.86%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (10.17%) DameWare
4 6 (10.17%) OVSD
4 6 (10.17%) OpenView
5 3 (5.08%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (5.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.39%) Opsview
6 2 (3.39%) Nagios
7 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 23 (38.98%) HP
2 23 (38.98%) Cisco
3 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
4 14 (23.73%) F5
5 13 (22.03%) IBM
6 10 (16.95%) Juniper
6 10 (16.95%) VMware
7 9 (15.25%) EMC
8 8 (13.56%) Riverbed
9 7 (11.86%) Nokia
9 7 (11.86%) Altiris
9 7 (11.86%) Qualys
9 7 (11.86%) Sophos
10 6 (10.17%) Clearswift
10 6 (10.17%) McAfee
10 6 (10.17%) TippingPoint
10 6 (10.17%) Crossbeam
11 5 (8.47%) Blue Coat
11 5 (8.47%) SAP
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