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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 583 571 535
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 30 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.047% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.062% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £319 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £480 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £401
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -22.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 29 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 7 July 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 -23 23 £358 +12.15% 2
South East -15 7 £400 +29.03% 1
Scotland - 6 £260 -
London -12 5 £311 -31.70%
Tyne and Wear -19 4 £347 +4.97%
North East -21 4 £347 +4.97%
Glasgow - 4 £260 -
Surrey 0 3 £365 -20.65% 1
City of London -2 3 £322 -35.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 3 £347 +4.97%
Berkshire - 3 £550 -
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
Cobham - 3 £365 -
Bedfordshire +4 1 - -
Luton +3 1 - -
East of England -3 1 - -
Wales - 1 £285 -
North West - 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £285 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £285 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 48 (66.67%) Firewall
2 39 (54.17%) Cisco
3 37 (51.39%) LAN
4 34 (47.22%) Windows
5 31 (43.06%) WAN
6 28 (38.89%) Juniper
7 26 (36.11%) CheckPoint
8 22 (30.56%) SAN
9 21 (29.17%) VMware
9 21 (29.17%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (27.78%) HP
10 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
11 19 (26.39%) DNS
11 19 (26.39%) Clustering
12 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 17 (23.61%) MS Office
13 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (23.61%) Network Management
14 16 (22.22%) SolarWinds
14 16 (22.22%) vSphere
14 16 (22.22%) Wireless
14 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
15 15 (20.83%) F5
15 15 (20.83%) VLAN
16 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
16 14 (19.44%) VPN
17 13 (18.06%) SQL
17 13 (18.06%) ITIL

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 11 (15.28%) IIS
2 10 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.17%) Lync
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.39%) JBoss
7 1 (1.39%) JRun
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (23.61%) MS Office
3 2 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (66.67%) Firewall
2 37 (51.39%) LAN
3 31 (43.06%) WAN
4 22 (30.56%) SAN
5 19 (26.39%) DNS
6 16 (22.22%) Wireless
7 15 (20.83%) VLAN
8 14 (19.44%) VPN
9 12 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (16.67%) Junos
10 11 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.50%) DHCP
11 9 (12.50%) OSPF
11 9 (12.50%) BGP
11 9 (12.50%) Network Security
11 9 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (9.72%) MPLS
13 6 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
13 6 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.39%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.78%) Front Office
3 2 (2.78%) Back Office
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
1 20 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Network Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Architect
3 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Administrator
4 6 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) Network Support
4 6 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
1 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.78%) Kafka
2 2 (2.78%) Flash
3 1 (1.39%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.39%) ISAPI
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.39%) WinForms
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Remoting
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) WCF
3 1 (1.39%) CSLA.NET
3 1 (1.39%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) COM+
3 1 (1.39%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Clustering
2 9 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.22%) Windows
2 20 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.72%) Linux
6 6 (8.33%) UNIX
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.17%) AIX
7 3 (4.17%) HPUX
7 3 (4.17%) Solaris
8 2 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (23.61%) Network Management
3 13 (18.06%) ITIL
4 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
5 10 (13.89%) Service Management
6 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 7 (9.72%) Migration
7 7 (9.72%) Time Management
8 5 (6.94%) Network Design
9 4 (5.56%) Project Management
10 3 (4.17%) Data Management
10 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.17%) High Availability
10 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
11 2 (2.78%) Release Management
11 2 (2.78%) Microservices
11 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) VBScript
3 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.78%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.67%) CCNA
2 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) CCNP
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.17%) MCSE
6 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.39%) MCSA
7 1 (1.39%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 7 (9.72%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.17%) SLA
4 1 (1.39%) BS7799
4 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 16 (22.22%) vSphere
2 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.28%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.17%) NFS
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
5 3 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.56%) Control-M
4 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.78%) SnapMirror
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.39%) vMotion
6 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.39%) WSUS
6 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) Cisco
2 28 (38.89%) Juniper
3 26 (36.11%) CheckPoint
4 21 (29.17%) VMware
5 20 (27.78%) HP
6 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.22%) SolarWinds
8 15 (20.83%) F5
9 13 (18.06%) McAfee
10 12 (16.67%) Crossbeam
10 12 (16.67%) TippingPoint
10 12 (16.67%) Riverbed
10 12 (16.67%) NetApp
11 8 (11.11%) EMC
12 7 (9.72%) Citrix
12 7 (9.72%) IBM
12 7 (9.72%) CA
12 7 (9.72%) Oracle
12 7 (9.72%) 3PAR
13 6 (8.33%) IronPort