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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 645 643 610
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 12 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.031% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.039% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 19
Median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £304 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £428 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+52.59% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.91
UK excluding London median 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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +24 12 £413 +10.20% 2
London -6 8 £363 +10.49%
Sheffield - 3 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
City of London +11 2 £363 +0.69%
Hampshire +14 1 £250 -33.33%
South East +14 1 £250 -40.47% 1
Havant - 1 £250 -
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (64.29%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Linux
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (46.43%) DNS
5 13 (46.43%) Red Hat
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
6 12 (42.86%) Internet
6 12 (42.86%) IIS
6 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (39.29%) Apache
7 11 (39.29%) DHCP
7 11 (39.29%) Citrix
8 10 (35.71%) HP
8 10 (35.71%) Clustering
9 9 (32.14%) Nagios
9 9 (32.14%) XML
9 9 (32.14%) Perl
9 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
10 8 (28.57%) High Availability
10 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (28.57%) PHP
10 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
11 7 (25.00%) Middleware
11 7 (25.00%) Firewall
11 7 (25.00%) Finance
11 7 (25.00%) ITIL
11 7 (25.00%) MS Excel

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 12 (42.86%) IIS
2 11 (39.29%) Apache
3 8 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.71%) GlassFish
4 3 (10.71%) JBoss
4 3 (10.71%) lighttpd
4 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.71%) nginx
4 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.57%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (10.71%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) DNS
2 12 (42.86%) Internet
3 11 (39.29%) DHCP
4 7 (25.00%) Firewall
5 6 (21.43%) HTTP
5 6 (21.43%) LDAP
5 6 (21.43%) Network Security
6 5 (17.86%) X.509
7 3 (10.71%) FTP
7 3 (10.71%) IPv4
7 3 (10.71%) IPv6
7 3 (10.71%) Kerberos
7 3 (10.71%) SMTP
7 3 (10.71%) SNMP
7 3 (10.71%) SSH
7 3 (10.71%) SSL
8 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) Couchbase
3 3 (10.71%) Informix
3 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) VisualVM
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Back Office
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Games
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Administrator
1 8 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Scripter
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Perl Scripter
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) Middleware
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) COM+
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) Django
4 3 (10.71%) Dropwizard
4 3 (10.71%) LAMP
4 3 (10.71%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (10.71%) Laravel
4 3 (10.71%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (10.71%) Regular Expression
4 3 (10.71%) REST
4 3 (10.71%) SOAP
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
2 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.29%) PKI
4 3 (10.71%) DataPower
4 3 (10.71%) RIA
5 2 (7.14%) Replication
6 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
6 1 (3.57%) EPoS
6 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.71%) Debian
8 3 (10.71%) SUSE
8 3 (10.71%) Unix
9 2 (7.14%) Solaris
9 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
10 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) High Availability
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 4 (14.29%) ITSM
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Load Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Network Design
5 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.57%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) ERP
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
1 9 (32.14%) Perl
2 8 (28.57%) PHP
3 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) Python
6 3 (10.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CCNP
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) MCTS
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
4 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) XenApp
6 1 (3.57%) Firmware
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.57%) UAG
6 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Nagios
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (21.43%) Puppet
2 6 (21.43%) SCOM
2 6 (21.43%) WSUS
3 4 (14.29%) OpenView
4 3 (10.71%) Cacti
4 3 (10.71%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
4 3 (10.71%) Munin
4 3 (10.71%) Opsview
5 2 (7.14%) EdgeSight
6 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.57%) SafeCom
6 1 (3.57%) SCCM
6 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Red Hat
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) HP
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 7 (25.00%) IBM
6 6 (21.43%) Dell
6 6 (21.43%) F5
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 3 (10.71%) NetApp
8 3 (10.71%) Software AG
8 3 (10.71%) Splunk
8 3 (10.71%) webMethods
9 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.57%) EMC
10 1 (3.57%) Nortel
10 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.57%) Sophos
10 1 (3.57%) VeriFone