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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 582 577 558
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 30 9 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.017% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.023% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 29
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£381 £348 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 - -

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +7 25 £403 +15.82% 3
London +21 11 £405 +11.72% 1
Leeds - 5 £305 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £305 -
Yorkshire - 5 £305 -
South West - 5 £401 -
South East +4 3 £425 +10.74% 1
Scotland - 3 £297 -
Wales - 1 - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (75.00%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (55.00%) Firewall
4 30 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (43.33%) HP
6 24 (40.00%) DNS
7 23 (38.33%) Cisco
7 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
8 21 (35.00%) WAN
9 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 18 (30.00%) IIS
10 18 (30.00%) SAN
11 17 (28.33%) SQL
12 16 (26.67%) ITIL
12 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
12 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
13 15 (25.00%) LAN
13 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 15 (25.00%) CheckPoint
13 15 (25.00%) Migration
14 14 (23.33%) MS Office
14 14 (23.33%) IBM
14 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
16 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (20.00%) SCCM
16 12 (20.00%) F5
16 12 (20.00%) VMware

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (30.00%) IIS
2 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (11.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (10.00%) Lync
6 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (5.00%) NetWeaver
9 2 (3.33%) SAS
9 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
9 2 (3.33%) Apache
9 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (23.33%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) InfoPath
4 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.00%) Firewall
2 24 (40.00%) DNS
3 21 (35.00%) WAN
4 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 18 (30.00%) SAN
6 15 (25.00%) LAN
7 12 (20.00%) DHCP
8 11 (18.33%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (15.00%) VPN
10 8 (13.33%) VLAN
11 7 (11.67%) Network Security
11 7 (11.67%) VoIP
11 7 (11.67%) MPLS
11 7 (11.67%) IPv4
12 6 (10.00%) LDAP
12 6 (10.00%) OSPF
12 6 (10.00%) Junos
13 5 (8.33%) iSCSI
13 5 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (8.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) VisualVM
2 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Back Office
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Architect
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (11.67%) Administrator
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) SharePoint Architect
6 5 (8.33%) SAP Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Network Support
9 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Designer
9 2 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
1 6 (10.00%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) JSON
3 4 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) Web Services
3 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.67%) HTML5
3 4 (6.67%) jQuery
3 4 (6.67%) WCF
3 4 (6.67%) WF
3 4 (6.67%) LINQ
4 3 (5.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 3 (5.00%) XML
4 3 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (1.67%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.00%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) HACMP
3 6 (10.00%) Statistics
4 5 (8.33%) PKI
4 5 (8.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) DataPower
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) Open Source
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 6 (10.00%) AIX
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) UNIX
6 2 (3.33%) Solaris
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) ITIL
2 15 (25.00%) Migration
3 11 (18.33%) Service Delivery
3 11 (18.33%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 10 (16.67%) High Availability
4 10 (16.67%) Service Management
5 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.00%) Network Management
7 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.67%) EAI
8 4 (6.67%) OOD
8 4 (6.67%) SOA
8 4 (6.67%) UML
8 4 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (6.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.33%) CCNP
5 4 (6.67%) MCSE
6 3 (5.00%) CCNA
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.00%) ISA Server
4 6 (10.00%) PowerHA
5 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.33%) vSphere
6 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (3.33%) vCloud
8 2 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) SCCM
2 8 (13.33%) SCOM
3 7 (11.67%) HP SIM
3 7 (11.67%) MOM
3 7 (11.67%) SAP Afaria
4 6 (10.00%) OpenView
4 6 (10.00%) DameWare
4 6 (10.00%) OVSD
5 4 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (3.33%) Opsview
7 2 (3.33%) Nagios
8 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (43.33%) HP
3 23 (38.33%) Cisco
4 15 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (23.33%) IBM
6 12 (20.00%) F5
6 12 (20.00%) VMware
6 12 (20.00%) EMC
6 12 (20.00%) Juniper
7 7 (11.67%) Qualys
7 7 (11.67%) Altiris
7 7 (11.67%) Nokia
7 7 (11.67%) Sophos
8 6 (10.00%) SAP
8 6 (10.00%) Clearswift
8 6 (10.00%) McAfee
8 6 (10.00%) NetApp
8 6 (10.00%) Crossbeam
8 6 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 6 (10.00%) TippingPoint