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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
UK
Rank 582 607 586
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 13 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.022% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.027% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £420 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.64%
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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 13 £400 +14.28% 4
Hampshire +18 7 £250 -35.89%
South East +17 7 £250 -28.57% 3
Havant - 4 £250 -
Basingstoke +11 3 £435 +10.12%
London +10 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £575 -
Leeds - 2 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £575 -
City of London -6 1 £400 -20.00%
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 16 (66.67%) Clustering
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) DNS
3 13 (54.17%) HP
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (50.00%) DHCP
5 10 (41.67%) Citrix
5 10 (41.67%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (37.50%) High Availability
6 9 (37.50%) IIS
6 9 (37.50%) ITIL
7 8 (33.33%) Terminal Services
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco
7 8 (33.33%) Finance
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (25.00%) SLA
9 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (25.00%) XenApp
10 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.83%) Network Security
10 5 (20.83%) RIA
10 5 (20.83%) vSphere
10 5 (20.83%) F5
10 5 (20.83%) SafeCom

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 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) DNS
2 12 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.83%) HTTP
4 5 (20.83%) Internet
4 5 (20.83%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 3 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) AMQP
6 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.17%) BGP
7 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.17%) OSPF
7 1 (4.17%) VLAN
7 1 (4.17%) VPLS
7 1 (4.17%) WAN
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Informix
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) Couchbase
2 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Games
3 3 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.17%) iGaming
5 1 (4.17%) Online Betting
5 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 4 (16.67%) Middleware
3 3 (12.50%) Dropwizard
3 3 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) Kafka
4 2 (8.33%) LAMP
4 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) RIA
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.33%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) High Availability
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Load Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) Wealth Management
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Content Management
6 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
6 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
7 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 6 (25.00%) XenApp
4 5 (20.83%) Firmware
4 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (20.83%) vSphere
5 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) EdgeSight
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (20.83%) SafeCom
1 5 (20.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (12.50%) OpenView
4 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) HP
3 10 (41.67%) Citrix
3 10 (41.67%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (20.83%) F5
5 5 (20.83%) Sophos
6 4 (16.67%) Dell
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) NetApp
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle
8 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.33%) Verint
9 1 (4.17%) Brocade
9 1 (4.17%) BT
9 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Nortel
9 1 (4.17%) Symantec