The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 556 487 559
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +72
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 31 57 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.12% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.16% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 14
Average daily rate £410 £425 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +12.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £505 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-19.70% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -106 31 £410 -3.52% 9
South East -12 15 £345 -37.27% 2
London -42 9 £410 +9.33% 4
Berkshire - 6 £488 -
West Sussex -1 4 £300 -
City of London -14 4 £450 +29.49% 1
Worthing - 4 £300 -
North West - 3 - -
Yorkshire -21 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 £394 -
Hampshire +5 1 £300 - 2
Bristol -12 1 £330 -
Surrey -17 1 £440 -20.00%
South West -22 1 £330 +65.00%
Essex -27 1 - -
East of England -28 1 - - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £170 -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Havant - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Smethwick - - - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 30 (50.00%) DNS
3 27 (45.00%) ITIL
3 27 (45.00%) IIS
4 24 (40.00%) Cisco
4 24 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 20 (33.33%) Firewall
6 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (26.67%) LAN
7 16 (26.67%) PBX
7 16 (26.67%) PSTN
7 16 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 16 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 16 (26.67%) RTP
7 16 (26.67%) Lync
8 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 15 (25.00%) SQL
9 14 (23.33%) .NET
9 14 (23.33%) Finance
9 14 (23.33%) F5
10 13 (21.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (21.67%) VMware
10 13 (21.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
11 12 (20.00%) HP
11 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (20.00%) Service Management
11 12 (20.00%) Live Communications Server
11 12 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (45.00%) IIS
2 16 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 16 (26.67%) Lync
3 13 (21.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
4 12 (20.00%) Live Communications Server
5 10 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.67%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.67%) CMS
7 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.67%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
3 3 (5.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (50.00%) DNS
2 20 (33.33%) Firewall
3 16 (26.67%) LAN
3 16 (26.67%) PBX
3 16 (26.67%) PSTN
3 16 (26.67%) RTP
4 12 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (15.00%) WAN
6 7 (11.67%) IPv4
7 6 (10.00%) DHCP
7 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.00%) VLAN
8 5 (8.33%) SAN
8 5 (8.33%) OSPF
9 4 (6.67%) LDAP
9 4 (6.67%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.67%) Junos
9 4 (6.67%) Network Security
10 3 (5.00%) NetScaler
10 3 (5.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) Financial Institution
4 5 (8.33%) Back Office
5 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Consultant
2 11 (18.33%) Network Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Support Consultant
4 8 (13.33%) Administrator
4 8 (13.33%) Architect
5 7 (11.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (11.67%) SharePoint Administrator
5 7 (11.67%) Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) CRM Consultant
9 1 (1.67%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.00%) WCF
3 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 3 (5.00%) WF
4 3 (5.00%) LINQ
4 3 (5.00%) JSON
4 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.00%) HTML5
4 3 (5.00%) COM+
4 3 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.67%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) PKI
2 8 (13.33%) Clustering
3 5 (8.33%) Statistics
4 4 (6.67%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 4 (6.67%) UNIX
6 4 (6.67%) Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) ITIL
2 13 (21.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (20.00%) Service Management
4 10 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (11.67%) Web Development
6 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.00%) MVC
7 4 (6.67%) Migration
7 4 (6.67%) Time Management
7 4 (6.67%) Content Management
8 3 (5.00%) Load Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.00%) Network Management
8 3 (5.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.00%) Workflow
8 3 (5.00%) EAI
8 3 (5.00%) OOD
8 3 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C
3 2 (3.33%) VB
3 2 (3.33%) VB6
4 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
1 10 (16.67%) MCITP
1 10 (16.67%) MCTS
2 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.33%) CCNP
4 3 (5.00%) CCIP
5 2 (3.33%) CCDP
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCSA
6 1 (1.67%) CCVP
6 1 (1.67%) CCDA
6 1 (1.67%) CCIE
6 1 (1.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.67%) vSphere
3 7 (11.67%) VMware ESX
4 5 (8.33%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.33%) XenApp
6 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) OVSD
1 5 (8.33%) DameWare
1 5 (8.33%) OpenView
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (6.67%) SCOM
3 2 (3.33%) MOM
3 2 (3.33%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.33%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.33%) SCSM
3 2 (3.33%) AppDNA
3 2 (3.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Cisco
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.33%) F5
4 13 (21.67%) VMware
5 12 (20.00%) HP
6 11 (18.33%) CheckPoint
7 8 (13.33%) Kofax
8 7 (11.67%) Riverbed
9 6 (10.00%) IBM
9 6 (10.00%) Nortel
9 6 (10.00%) Citrix
9 6 (10.00%) Avaya
9 6 (10.00%) Nokia
9 6 (10.00%) Lotus
10 5 (8.33%) Juniper
10 5 (8.33%) Clearswift
10 5 (8.33%) Oracle
11 4 (6.67%) McAfee
11 4 (6.67%) Crossbeam
11 4 (6.67%) TippingPoint
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