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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 610 581 589
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 20 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.062% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.081% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 5
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£350 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -11.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £460 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £311 £398
% change year-on-year
+23.69% -21.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.91 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.91 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -38.73%

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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 20 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 3 September 2015. 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 -25 16 £350 +2.79% 7
Berkshire +2 5 £430 +1.17%
South East -15 5 £430 +38.70% 1
East of England +8 4 - -
London -15 4 £322 -20.61%
Yorkshire -26 3 £350 +14.75%
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Scotland -9 2 £260 -12.45%
Glasgow - 2 £260 -
Wales - 2 £335 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £335 - 1
South Wales - 2 £335 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £425 -
Luton +15 1 - -
City of London +12 1 £322 -35.70%
Bedfordshire +11 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £420 -
Stevenage - 1 - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 37 (61.67%) Firewall
2 34 (56.67%) Windows
3 29 (48.33%) WAN
4 28 (46.67%) LAN
4 28 (46.67%) Cisco
5 24 (40.00%) Juniper
6 22 (36.67%) CheckPoint
7 20 (33.33%) SAN
8 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
8 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
8 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
8 19 (31.67%) VMware
9 18 (30.00%) MS Office
9 18 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (28.33%) Clustering
10 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (26.67%) vSphere
11 16 (26.67%) DNS
11 16 (26.67%) HP
12 15 (25.00%) ITIL
13 14 (23.33%) Service Management
13 14 (23.33%) McAfee
13 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
13 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
13 14 (23.33%) Network Management
14 13 (21.67%) Junos
14 13 (21.67%) F5
14 13 (21.67%) TippingPoint
14 13 (21.67%) Riverbed
14 13 (21.67%) Crossbeam

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (16.67%) IIS
2 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.00%) Lync
6 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.33%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.67%) JBoss
8 1 (1.67%) JRun
8 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
2 18 (30.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (61.67%) Firewall
2 29 (48.33%) WAN
3 28 (46.67%) LAN
4 20 (33.33%) SAN
5 16 (26.67%) DNS
6 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (21.67%) Junos
7 10 (16.67%) Network Security
7 10 (16.67%) VLAN
8 8 (13.33%) Wireless
8 8 (13.33%) DHCP
9 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.00%) VPN
10 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (6.67%) Internet
12 3 (5.00%) MPLS
12 3 (5.00%) OSPF
12 3 (5.00%) BGP
12 3 (5.00%) DMZ
12 3 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.33%) Sybase IQ
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.33%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.33%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.33%) Front Office
2 2 (3.33%) Back Office
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Network Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Network Support
7 4 (6.67%) Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) DBA
8 3 (5.00%) Server Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.00%) SQL DBA
8 3 (5.00%) Principal Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Network Team Leader
9 2 (3.33%) Wintel Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) Flash
3 2 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (1.67%) XML
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) ISAPI
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.67%) COM+
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Clustering
2 10 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
4 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) HACMP
6 2 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (56.67%) Windows
2 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.00%) Linux
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.00%) UNIX
7 5 (8.33%) AIX
8 3 (5.00%) HPUX
8 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 2 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 15 (25.00%) ITIL
3 14 (23.33%) Service Management
3 14 (23.33%) Network Management
4 12 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 8 (13.33%) Time Management
6 7 (11.67%) Release Management
7 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (8.33%) High Availability
9 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.33%) SOA
11 2 (3.33%) Project Management
11 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.33%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) VBScript
2 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) CCNA
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) CCNP
5 3 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.67%) MCSA
7 1 (1.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
2 8 (13.33%) JSP 440
3 3 (5.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.67%) BS7799
4 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) vSphere
2 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (13.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.00%) NFS
6 3 (5.00%) XenApp
7 2 (3.33%) PowerHA
7 2 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.67%) vCloud
8 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (6.67%) Control-M
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.33%) SnapMirror
4 2 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.67%) vMotion
5 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Cisco
2 24 (40.00%) Juniper
3 22 (36.67%) CheckPoint
4 19 (31.67%) VMware
4 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (26.67%) HP
6 14 (23.33%) McAfee
7 13 (21.67%) Crossbeam
7 13 (21.67%) TippingPoint
7 13 (21.67%) Riverbed
7 13 (21.67%) F5
8 11 (18.33%) EMC
9 9 (15.00%) NetApp
9 9 (15.00%) Oracle
10 8 (13.33%) SolarWinds
10 8 (13.33%) 3PAR
11 7 (11.67%) Citrix
12 5 (8.33%) IBM
13 3 (5.00%) Sun
13 3 (5.00%) CA
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