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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 544 537 486
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -51
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 34 38 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.097% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 28
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£345 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average 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
41243 39297 33632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.22% 74.96% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25676 24119 20154
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1115 1095
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 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 30 March 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 -20 34 £345 -23.33% 5
South West +3 11 £328 -0.75%
London +4 7 £325 -27.77% 1
East Midlands - 6 - -
Yorkshire -9 3 £519 -
South East -40 2 £301 -31.53%
East of England - 2 £375 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 - -
City of London +16 1 £250 -44.44%
Surrey -6 1 £340 -25.27%
Leicester - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Linlithgow - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Stafford - - - - 2
Bournemouth - - - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 41 (58.57%) Firewall
3 38 (54.29%) Cisco
4 32 (45.71%) DNS
5 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
6 27 (38.57%) WAN
7 26 (37.14%) VMware
8 24 (34.29%) Network Monitoring
9 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (32.86%) LAN
9 23 (32.86%) VPN
9 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
10 22 (31.43%) Linux
11 21 (30.00%) CheckPoint
12 20 (28.57%) Clustering
12 20 (28.57%) VLAN
13 19 (27.14%) SolarWinds
13 19 (27.14%) SAN
14 18 (25.71%) OSPF
14 18 (25.71%) BGP
15 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (24.29%) HP
15 17 (24.29%) Juniper
15 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
15 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
16 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
17 15 (21.43%) Wireless
17 15 (21.43%) vSphere
18 14 (20.00%) MPLS

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.29%) IIS
3 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.57%) Lync
5 4 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.71%) Live Communications Server
6 3 (4.29%) NetWeaver
6 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.86%) SAS
8 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.43%) GroupWise
Applications
1 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.29%) MS Office
3 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (58.57%) Firewall
2 32 (45.71%) DNS
3 27 (38.57%) WAN
4 23 (32.86%) LAN
4 23 (32.86%) VPN
5 20 (28.57%) VLAN
6 19 (27.14%) SAN
7 18 (25.71%) OSPF
7 18 (25.71%) BGP
8 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
9 15 (21.43%) Wireless
10 14 (20.00%) MPLS
11 13 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (17.14%) IPsec
12 12 (17.14%) DHCP
13 10 (14.29%) NetScaler
14 9 (12.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (11.43%) FWSM
16 7 (10.00%) DMVPN
16 7 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Games
3 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Network Support
4 8 (11.43%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) Web Services
2 6 (8.57%) .NET
3 5 (7.14%) SOAP
3 5 (7.14%) REST
4 4 (5.71%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.86%) Kafka
5 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) WinForms
6 1 (1.43%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (1.43%) WCF
6 1 (1.43%) CSLA.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.57%) Clustering
2 13 (18.57%) PKI
3 8 (11.43%) Replication
4 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.14%) Online Games
6 4 (5.71%) Client/Server
6 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
6 4 (5.71%) Cryptography
7 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
7 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.29%) HACMP
8 1 (1.43%) FMCG
8 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (31.43%) Linux
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.29%) AIX
8 3 (4.29%) UNIX
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (17.14%) High Availability
3 10 (14.29%) Network Management
3 10 (14.29%) ITIL
4 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
4 9 (12.86%) WAN Optimisation
5 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.43%) Service Management
6 7 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.00%) ISMS
6 7 (10.00%) Information Assurance
7 6 (8.57%) Project Management
7 6 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (7.14%) Network Design
9 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.71%) Change Management
10 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.29%) Data Management
10 3 (4.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) VBScript
3 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.71%) CCNA
3 7 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.71%) MCSE
4 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) CCNP
6 2 (2.86%) CCSP
6 2 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.86%) CCSA
6 2 (2.86%) CCVP
6 2 (2.86%) MCTS
6 2 (2.86%) MCITP
6 2 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (5.71%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.43%) vSphere
4 13 (18.57%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (11.43%) vCloud
5 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
5 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
6 5 (7.14%) NFS
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (4.29%) PowerHA
7 3 (4.29%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.29%) XenApp
8 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.43%) XenServer
9 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) CiscoWorks
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) Nagios
3 5 (7.14%) Puppet
4 4 (5.71%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.71%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (4.29%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.29%) vMotion
6 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.43%) WSUS
7 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 38 (54.29%) Cisco
2 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (37.14%) VMware
4 21 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 19 (27.14%) SolarWinds
6 17 (24.29%) HP
6 17 (24.29%) Juniper
7 13 (18.57%) NetApp
7 13 (18.57%) Blue Coat
8 11 (15.71%) Citrix
9 10 (14.29%) IBM
10 8 (11.43%) EMC
11 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (10.00%) McAfee
11 7 (10.00%) F5
12 6 (8.57%) IronPort
12 6 (8.57%) Nokia
12 6 (8.57%) CA
12 6 (8.57%) Dell
13 5 (7.14%) Avaya
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