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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 632 599 600
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 16 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.065% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.082% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 17
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £267 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
-23.71% +12.44%
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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
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 £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 13 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 June 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 13 £338 -7.53% 6
London +1 7 £325 -24.41% 2
East of England +19 4 - - 2
Scotland -22 3 £266 +1.52%
Erskine -40 3 £266 -0.46%
Renfrewshire -41 3 £266 -0.46%
Essex - 3 - -
City of London +35 2 £325 - 2
South West +2 1 £363 +9.84%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £363 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) IIS
3 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
4 17 (38.64%) High Availability
4 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.09%) DNS
6 14 (31.82%) Cisco
6 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 13 (29.55%) Firewall
7 13 (29.55%) VMware
8 12 (27.27%) Finance
8 12 (27.27%) Linux
9 11 (25.00%) .NET
9 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (22.73%) HP
10 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
10 10 (22.73%) HTTP
10 10 (22.73%) Apache
10 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
11 9 (20.45%) Internet
12 8 (18.18%) Nagios
12 8 (18.18%) SQL
12 8 (18.18%) Perl
12 8 (18.18%) Classic ASP
12 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
12 8 (18.18%) Bash Shell

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 22 (50.00%) IIS
2 10 (22.73%) Apache
3 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
5 6 (13.64%) Live Communications Server
5 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
6 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 3 (6.82%) GlassFish
7 3 (6.82%) JBoss
7 3 (6.82%) lighttpd
7 3 (6.82%) nginx
7 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
8 2 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.09%) DNS
2 13 (29.55%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) HTTP
3 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 9 (20.45%) Internet
5 7 (15.91%) VoIP
6 6 (13.64%) LDAP
6 6 (13.64%) PBX
6 6 (13.64%) PSTN
6 6 (13.64%) RTP
6 6 (13.64%) Skype
7 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (11.36%) DHCP
7 5 (11.36%) Network Security
7 5 (11.36%) WAN
8 4 (9.09%) MPLS
8 4 (9.09%) SMTP
8 4 (9.09%) SNMP
8 4 (9.09%) SSL
8 4 (9.09%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) VisualVM
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Applications Support
2 9 (20.45%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Web Applications Support
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Linux Scripter
6 3 (6.82%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) Classic ASP
3 6 (13.64%) HTML
3 6 (13.64%) WCF
3 6 (13.64%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) COM+
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) Django
4 3 (6.82%) LAMP
4 3 (6.82%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (6.82%) Laravel
4 3 (6.82%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (6.82%) Regular Expression
4 3 (6.82%) SOAP
5 2 (4.55%) Middleware
6 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 5 (11.36%) PKI
3 3 (6.82%) DataPower
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.27%) EPoS
5 1 (2.27%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.27%) Linux
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Debian
6 3 (6.82%) SUSE
6 3 (6.82%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) High Availability
2 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.91%) Capacity Management
3 7 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (15.91%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 4 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (6.82%) Network Design
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.55%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.27%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Bash Shell
1 8 (18.18%) Perl
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PHP
2 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) CCIE
1 5 (11.36%) CCNP
1 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.55%) CCNA
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.55%) MCSE
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Xen
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Nagios
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (15.91%) WSUS
3 5 (11.36%) Puppet
3 5 (11.36%) SCOM
4 3 (6.82%) Cacti
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Munin
4 3 (6.82%) Opsview
5 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.27%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Hyperic
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Cisco
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 11 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (22.73%) HP
5 6 (13.64%) F5
6 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.36%) Citrix
6 5 (11.36%) Verint
7 4 (9.09%) IBM
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle
8 3 (6.82%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.82%) Software AG
8 3 (6.82%) Splunk
8 3 (6.82%) webMethods
9 2 (4.55%) Dell
10 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.27%) NetApp
10 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com