The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GLBP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GLBP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 628 619
Contract jobs citing GLBP 0 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.051% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GLBP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5810 7839 7552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3455 4850 4319
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 356 439
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

GLBP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GLBP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for GLBP in England

GLBP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GLBP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GLBP in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GLBP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GLBP.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) TACACS
2 2 (66.67%) VRRP
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) IPv6
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN

GLBP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) IPv6
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) TACACS
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) VRRP
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IGMP
3 1 (33.33%) VPLS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 1 (33.33%) Sun