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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 640 640 600
Rank change year-on-year
0 -40
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 10 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.026% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.032% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 26
Median daily rate £363 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+71.42% +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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 6 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 25 August 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 -7 10 £363 +3.78% 2
London -8 7 £325 +4.58%
Yorkshire +4 3 £600 +71.42% 1
Sheffield - 3 £600 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £600 - 1
City of London +40 2 £363 +12.98%

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) IIS
3 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
3 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
4 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (37.78%) VMware
5 17 (37.78%) High Availability
6 15 (33.33%) DNS
6 15 (33.33%) Linux
7 13 (28.89%) Cisco
7 13 (28.89%) HTTP
7 13 (28.89%) HP
7 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
8 12 (26.67%) Internet
8 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 12 (26.67%) Finance
8 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (24.44%) Apache
9 11 (24.44%) .NET
10 10 (22.22%) Clustering
11 9 (20.00%) Nagios
11 9 (20.00%) Perl
11 9 (20.00%) XML
11 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 9 (20.00%) Citrix
11 9 (20.00%) DHCP
11 9 (20.00%) Bash Shell
12 8 (17.78%) F5

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 21 (46.67%) IIS
2 11 (24.44%) Apache
3 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (17.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (8.89%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
6 3 (6.67%) GlassFish
6 3 (6.67%) JBoss
6 3 (6.67%) lighttpd
6 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (6.67%) nginx
6 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (6.67%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) DNS
2 13 (28.89%) HTTP
3 12 (26.67%) Internet
4 9 (20.00%) DHCP
5 8 (17.78%) Firewall
5 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
6 7 (15.56%) Network Security
6 7 (15.56%) VoIP
7 6 (13.33%) LDAP
8 5 (11.11%) X.509
9 4 (8.89%) PBX
9 4 (8.89%) PSTN
9 4 (8.89%) RTP
9 4 (8.89%) Skype
9 4 (8.89%) SNMP
9 4 (8.89%) SSL
10 3 (6.67%) FTP
10 3 (6.67%) IPv4
10 3 (6.67%) IPv6
10 3 (6.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MySQL
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Couchbase
2 3 (6.67%) Informix
2 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) VisualVM
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Back Office
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 7 (15.56%) Administrator
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Web Applications Support
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Scripter
6 3 (6.67%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 9 (20.00%) XML
3 8 (17.78%) Classic ASP
4 6 (13.33%) HTML
4 6 (13.33%) Middleware
4 6 (13.33%) WCF
5 3 (6.67%) COM+
5 3 (6.67%) CSS
5 3 (6.67%) Django
5 3 (6.67%) Dropwizard
5 3 (6.67%) LAMP
5 3 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (6.67%) Laravel
5 3 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.67%) Regular Expression
5 3 (6.67%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) SOAP
5 3 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Clustering
2 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.11%) PKI
4 3 (6.67%) DataPower
4 3 (6.67%) RIA
5 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.22%) EPoS
6 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows Server
3 15 (33.33%) Linux
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.67%) Debian
7 3 (6.67%) SUSE
7 3 (6.67%) Unix
8 1 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.22%) Solaris
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) High Availability
2 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (17.78%) ITIL
4 7 (15.56%) Capacity Management
4 7 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.89%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (6.67%) ITSM
8 3 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Network Design
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.44%) Wealth Management
10 1 (2.22%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (20.00%) Perl
2 8 (17.78%) PHP
3 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Java
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) CCIE
1 5 (11.11%) CCNP
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) MCSE
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.89%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.22%) UAG
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Nagios
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (13.33%) Puppet
3 6 (13.33%) SCOM
3 6 (13.33%) WSUS
4 3 (6.67%) Cacti
4 3 (6.67%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
4 3 (6.67%) Munin
4 3 (6.67%) OpenView
4 3 (6.67%) Opsview
5 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.22%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) Cisco
3 13 (28.89%) HP
3 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (17.78%) F5
6 6 (13.33%) IBM
7 5 (11.11%) Verint
8 4 (8.89%) Dell
8 4 (8.89%) Oracle
9 3 (6.67%) Software AG
9 3 (6.67%) Splunk
9 3 (6.67%) webMethods
10 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.44%) NetApp
11 1 (2.22%) Brocade
11 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.22%) VeriFone