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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
UK / England
Rank 571 608 590
Rank change year-on-year +37 -18  
Contract jobs citing GLBP 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.050% 0.069% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £491 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.66% -6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £474 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £508 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £491 -
% change year-on-year -31.80% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 6049 7248 7261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.66% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4383 4012
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.15% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 308 405
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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

GLBP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GLBP in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GLBP in England

GLBP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GLBP within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 2 £413 - 2
South East +21 1 £335 -31.80%
GLBP
UK

GLBP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
Top Related 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%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IGMP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
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