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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 629 627 571
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -56
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 14 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.033% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.042% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 24
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £550 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £266 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-23.92% +12.00%
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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 12 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 24 July 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 -19 11 £338 -3.57% 2
London +5 8 £331 +6.59% 1
City of London +48 3 £325 +1.08% 1
Scotland +4 3 £266 +2.11%
Erskine - 3 £266 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £266 -
East of England +18 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £575 +64.28%
Sheffield - 1 £575 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £575 -
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) IIS
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (37.50%) DNS
5 18 (37.50%) High Availability
6 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
6 17 (35.42%) VMware
7 16 (33.33%) Cisco
8 14 (29.17%) Linux
8 14 (29.17%) Finance
9 13 (27.08%) Firewall
9 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
9 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (25.00%) HP
10 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
11 11 (22.92%) HTTP
11 11 (22.92%) Apache
11 11 (22.92%) .NET
12 10 (20.83%) Internet
12 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
13 9 (18.75%) Nagios
13 9 (18.75%) Perl
13 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
13 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
14 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
14 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (16.67%) PowerShell

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 23 (47.92%) IIS
2 11 (22.92%) Apache
3 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (12.50%) Live Communications Server
5 6 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (6.25%) GlassFish
7 3 (6.25%) JBoss
7 3 (6.25%) lighttpd
7 3 (6.25%) nginx
7 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) DNS
2 13 (27.08%) Firewall
3 11 (22.92%) HTTP
4 10 (20.83%) Internet
4 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
5 8 (16.67%) DHCP
6 7 (14.58%) VoIP
7 6 (12.50%) LDAP
7 6 (12.50%) Network Security
7 6 (12.50%) PBX
7 6 (12.50%) PSTN
7 6 (12.50%) RTP
7 6 (12.50%) Skype
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (10.42%) WAN
8 5 (10.42%) X.509
9 4 (8.33%) MPLS
9 4 (8.33%) SMTP
9 4 (8.33%) SNMP
9 4 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.08%) Informix
5 1 (2.08%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) VisualVM
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Applications Support
2 9 (18.75%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Web Applications Support
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Scripter
7 3 (6.25%) Support Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Perl Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) Classic ASP
3 7 (14.58%) XML
4 6 (12.50%) HTML
4 6 (12.50%) WCF
5 5 (10.42%) Middleware
6 3 (6.25%) COM+
6 3 (6.25%) CSS
6 3 (6.25%) Django
6 3 (6.25%) LAMP
6 3 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (6.25%) Laravel
6 3 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (6.25%) Regular Expression
6 3 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
7 1 (2.08%) Dropwizard
7 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.08%) REST
7 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) PKI
3 3 (6.25%) DataPower
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.08%) EPoS
5 1 (2.08%) RIA
5 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.17%) Linux
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.25%) Debian
7 3 (6.25%) SUSE
7 3 (6.25%) Unix
8 1 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) High Availability
2 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 7 (14.58%) Capacity Management
4 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
5 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 5 (10.42%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) Network Design
8 2 (4.17%) Change Control
8 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.17%) Wealth Management
9 1 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 9 (18.75%) Perl
2 8 (16.67%) PHP
2 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) CCIE
1 5 (10.42%) CCNP
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.42%) MCSE
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) MCTS
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.08%) vSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Xen
5 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Nagios
2 8 (16.67%) WSUS
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (12.50%) Puppet
4 6 (12.50%) SCOM
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (6.25%) Cacti
6 3 (6.25%) Munin
6 3 (6.25%) Opsview
7 2 (4.17%) OpenView
8 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.08%) EdgeSight
8 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (2.08%) Hyperic
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.08%) SCCM
8 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
1 17 (35.42%) VMware
2 16 (33.33%) Cisco
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat
4 12 (25.00%) HP
5 8 (16.67%) Citrix
6 7 (14.58%) F5
7 6 (12.50%) IBM
8 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
8 5 (10.42%) Oracle
8 5 (10.42%) Verint
9 4 (8.33%) Dell
10 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
10 3 (6.25%) Software AG
10 3 (6.25%) Splunk
10 3 (6.25%) webMethods
11 2 (4.17%) NetApp
12 1 (2.08%) Brocade
12 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
12 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com