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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Rank 550 568 496
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -72
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 50 27 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.050% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.066% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 27
Average daily rate
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£354 £378 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.29% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £338 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.75
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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +7 42 £365 -3.31% 6
London 0 11 £363 -11.58% 2
South West +12 9 £330 - 1
Scotland - 8 £262 -
Wiltshire - 7 £275 - 1
South East -15 5 £365 +6.95% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £267 -
Erskine - 5 £267 -
North West -20 4 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £347 -
North East - 4 £347 -
Manchester - 4 £450 -
Surrey +4 3 £365 -18.88% 1
City of London +2 3 £250 -44.44%
Yorkshire -8 3 £519 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Cobham - 3 £365 -
Glasgow - 3 £228 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £347 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
East of England +7 2 £375 - 1
Bristol +6 2 £360 +9.09%
Sheffield - 2 £519 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £519 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £375 -
Berkshire -4 1 £263 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 52 (65.82%) Cisco
2 48 (60.76%) Firewall
3 44 (55.70%) Windows
4 37 (46.84%) LAN
5 31 (39.24%) WAN
5 31 (39.24%) CheckPoint
6 30 (37.97%) Juniper
7 27 (34.18%) DNS
7 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (32.91%) Network Monitoring
9 25 (31.65%) SAN
10 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
10 24 (30.38%) HP
11 23 (29.11%) vSphere
12 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
12 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (27.85%) VMware
13 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
13 21 (26.58%) SolarWinds
14 20 (25.32%) Clustering
15 19 (24.05%) Network Management
16 18 (22.78%) VMware ESXi
17 17 (21.52%) F5
17 17 (21.52%) Wireless
17 17 (21.52%) VPN
17 17 (21.52%) MS Office
18 16 (20.25%) ITIL
18 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
18 16 (20.25%) Hyper-V
19 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (20.25%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.99%) IIS
3 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.59%) Lync
5 4 (5.06%) Live Communications Server
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.53%) SAS
7 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.27%) GroupWise
8 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (21.52%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.59%) Office 365
3 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (60.76%) Firewall
2 37 (46.84%) LAN
3 31 (39.24%) WAN
4 27 (34.18%) DNS
5 25 (31.65%) SAN
6 17 (21.52%) Wireless
6 17 (21.52%) VPN
7 14 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (17.72%) Junos
7 14 (17.72%) VLAN
7 14 (17.72%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
8 13 (16.46%) DHCP
9 12 (15.19%) BGP
9 12 (15.19%) OSPF
10 11 (13.92%) Network Security
11 10 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (11.39%) NetScaler
12 9 (11.39%) FWSM
13 8 (10.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.27%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Games
3 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
4 2 (2.53%) Front Office
4 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Analyst
2 20 (25.32%) Network Engineer
3 16 (20.25%) Network Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Senior Network Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Network Support Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Network Support
6 5 (6.33%) Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Voice Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) Web Services
2 6 (7.59%) .NET
3 5 (6.33%) SOAP
4 4 (5.06%) REST
5 2 (2.53%) Kafka
5 2 (2.53%) Flash
5 2 (2.53%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.27%) CSLA.NET
6 1 (1.27%) WCF
6 1 (1.27%) .NET Remoting
6 1 (1.27%) WinForms
6 1 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Clustering
2 11 (13.92%) Cryptography
3 5 (6.33%) Replication
4 4 (5.06%) Online Games
4 4 (5.06%) PKI
5 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.80%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.19%) Linux
5 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) Network Monitoring
2 19 (24.05%) Network Management
3 16 (20.25%) ITIL
4 13 (16.46%) Service Management
5 12 (15.19%) Service Delivery
5 12 (15.19%) Incident Management
6 9 (11.39%) Time Management
7 7 (8.86%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Network Design
8 5 (6.33%) Migration
8 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.80%) High Availability
10 3 (3.80%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.80%) Data Cleansing
10 3 (3.80%) Data Management
10 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) SQL
2 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.86%) VBScript
4 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.53%) Java
6 1 (1.27%) VB
6 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (16.46%) CCNA
3 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.33%) MCSE
7 5 (6.33%) CCNP
8 2 (2.53%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.53%) CCSP
8 2 (2.53%) CCSA
8 2 (2.53%) CCVP
8 2 (2.53%) MCTS
8 2 (2.53%) MCITP
8 2 (2.53%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) CISSP
9 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) JSP 440
1 10 (12.66%) QA
2 8 (10.13%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.11%) vSphere
3 18 (22.78%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (20.25%) Hyper-V
5 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (8.86%) vCloud
7 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
8 4 (5.06%) NFS
9 3 (3.80%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (3.80%) XenApp
9 3 (3.80%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) WhatsUp Gold
2 9 (11.39%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (7.59%) SCOM
4 5 (6.33%) SCCM
5 4 (5.06%) Control-M
5 4 (5.06%) Puppet
6 3 (3.80%) Nagios
6 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.80%) vMotion
7 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.27%) WSUS
8 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 52 (65.82%) Cisco
2 31 (39.24%) CheckPoint
3 30 (37.97%) Juniper
4 24 (30.38%) HP
5 22 (27.85%) VMware
6 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
6 21 (26.58%) SolarWinds
7 17 (21.52%) F5
8 15 (18.99%) McAfee
9 14 (17.72%) TippingPoint
9 14 (17.72%) Riverbed
9 14 (17.72%) Crossbeam
10 13 (16.46%) NetApp
11 11 (13.92%) EMC
12 10 (12.66%) 3PAR
13 8 (10.13%) Citrix
14 7 (8.86%) IronPort
14 7 (8.86%) Blue Coat
14 7 (8.86%) IBM
14 7 (8.86%) Nokia
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