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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 621 627 596
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 9 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.031% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.038% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 22
Median daily rate £250 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.64% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.25%
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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 10 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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +16 9 £250 -34.64% 7
South East +27 5 £250 -33.33% 2
Hampshire +23 5 £250 -33.33%
Havant - 5 £250 -
London -1 2 £413 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £575 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 £575 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £575 - 1

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (75.00%) Clustering
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) DNS
3 12 (60.00%) DHCP
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (55.00%) Citrix
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 10 (50.00%) HP
6 9 (45.00%) Terminal Services
6 9 (45.00%) IIS
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) Linux
9 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (25.00%) Change Management
10 5 (25.00%) Internet
10 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (25.00%) Firmware
10 5 (25.00%) Middleware
10 5 (25.00%) Dell

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 (45.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.00%) CMS
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) DHCP
1 12 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (20.00%) HTTP
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (10.00%) X.509
6 1 (5.00%) AMQP
6 1 (5.00%) BGP
6 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) OSPF
6 1 (5.00%) SAN
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) VPLS
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Informix
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) Couchbase
2 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Games
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) iGaming
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Scripter
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Perl Scripter
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) Dropwizard
3 3 (15.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (15.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) Kafka
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) RIA
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) ITSM
4 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (5.00%) Content Management
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Web Development
7 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSE
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) Terminal Services
3 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (25.00%) Firmware
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (25.00%) XenApp
5 4 (20.00%) vSphere
6 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) EdgeSight
2 5 (25.00%) SafeCom
2 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (20.00%) OpenView
4 3 (15.00%) SCCM
5 2 (10.00%) Nagios
5 2 (10.00%) Puppet
5 2 (10.00%) SCOM
5 2 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Citrix
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Dell
4 5 (25.00%) F5
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) Sophos
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) Brocade
7 1 (5.00%) BT
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) IronPort
7 1 (5.00%) Nortel
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago