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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 593 566 538
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -28
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 36 15 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.028% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.038% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £328 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £550 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 - £27.50

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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 -11 32 £425 +6.25% 10
London +23 18 £425 -5.55% 3
East of England -21 5 £325 +30.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £305 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £305 - 4
Leeds - 5 £305 - 1
City of London +18 2 £425 -5.55%
South East -17 2 - - 1
South West - 2 £403 - 1
Luton - 2 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire -25 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Egham - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 54 (84.38%) Windows
2 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 33 (51.56%) DNS
3 33 (51.56%) Firewall
4 31 (48.44%) WAN
5 27 (42.19%) MS Excel
6 26 (40.63%) TCP/IP
6 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
7 25 (39.06%) HP
7 25 (39.06%) Linux
8 21 (32.81%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (31.25%) High Availability
9 20 (31.25%) Cisco
9 20 (31.25%) SAN
10 19 (29.69%) WAN Optimisation
11 18 (28.13%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (26.56%) MS Office
12 17 (26.56%) VMware
13 16 (25.00%) ITIL
13 16 (25.00%) IIS
13 16 (25.00%) VPN
14 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
14 15 (23.44%) EMC
14 15 (23.44%) VLAN
14 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (21.88%) SCCM
15 14 (21.88%) CheckPoint
15 14 (21.88%) MPLS
15 14 (21.88%) IBM

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (25.00%) IIS
2 15 (23.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
4 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.38%) NetWeaver
5 6 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.38%) Lync
6 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.13%) SAS
10 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.56%) JBoss
10 1 (1.56%) Apache
10 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 27 (42.19%) MS Excel
2 17 (26.56%) MS Office
3 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) DNS
1 33 (51.56%) Firewall
2 31 (48.44%) WAN
3 26 (40.63%) TCP/IP
4 20 (31.25%) SAN
5 16 (25.00%) VPN
6 15 (23.44%) VLAN
7 14 (21.88%) MPLS
8 13 (20.31%) DHCP
8 13 (20.31%) LAN
9 12 (18.75%) OSPF
10 11 (17.19%) BGP
10 11 (17.19%) IPsec
10 11 (17.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (17.19%) HTTPS
10 11 (17.19%) HSRP
10 11 (17.19%) DMVPN
11 10 (15.63%) HTTP
12 9 (14.06%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (10.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.81%) SAP HANA
4 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Maven
1 1 (1.56%) Selenium
1 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.56%) VisualVM
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Architect
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Network Support
4 9 (14.06%) Network Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Administrator
6 7 (10.94%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) SAP Architect
8 5 (7.81%) Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Systems Designer
11 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) SOAP
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) JSON
3 2 (3.13%) XML
3 2 (3.13%) MSMQ
3 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) WCF
4 1 (1.56%) WF
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.31%) Clustering
2 13 (20.31%) PKI
3 9 (14.06%) HACMP
4 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
5 4 (6.25%) Statistics
6 3 (4.69%) Replication
7 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.56%) NHS
8 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.56%) Online Games
8 1 (1.56%) FMCG
8 1 (1.56%) Open Source
8 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 54 (84.38%) Windows
2 25 (39.06%) Linux
3 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.06%) AIX
6 4 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.25%) UNIX
6 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) High Availability
2 19 (29.69%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (28.13%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (25.00%) ITIL
5 12 (18.75%) Service Management
5 12 (18.75%) Migration
6 11 (17.19%) ISMS
6 11 (17.19%) Service Delivery
6 11 (17.19%) Information Assurance
7 10 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (14.06%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Change Management
10 6 (9.38%) Release Management
10 6 (9.38%) Capacity Management
11 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (7.81%) Network Management
11 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.25%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) SQL
2 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) C
3 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.81%) CCNP
5 4 (6.25%) MCSE
6 3 (4.69%) CCNA
7 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) JSP 440
2 4 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.63%) VMware ESX
4 9 (14.06%) PowerHA
5 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.81%) vSphere
8 4 (6.25%) ISA Server
9 3 (4.69%) NFS
9 3 (4.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) SCCM
2 9 (14.06%) SCOM
3 6 (9.38%) MOM
3 6 (9.38%) HP SIM
3 6 (9.38%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (6.25%) Nagios
4 4 (6.25%) DameWare
4 4 (6.25%) OVSD
4 4 (6.25%) OpenView
5 3 (4.69%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.56%) Opsview
7 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.06%) HP
3 20 (31.25%) Cisco
4 17 (26.56%) VMware
5 15 (23.44%) EMC
6 14 (21.88%) IBM
6 14 (21.88%) CheckPoint
7 12 (18.75%) Juniper
8 11 (17.19%) Blue Coat
9 10 (15.63%) F5
10 9 (14.06%) NetApp
10 9 (14.06%) SAP
11 8 (12.50%) McAfee
12 7 (10.94%) Oracle
13 6 (9.38%) Business Objects
13 6 (9.38%) Sophos
13 6 (9.38%) Clearswift
13 6 (9.38%) Altiris
13 6 (9.38%) Qualys
13 6 (9.38%) TippingPoint
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