The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Network Load Balancing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 25 April 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.

Network Load Balancing (NLB)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 584 582
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2  
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 11 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.068% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.082% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 27
Median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £327 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Network Load Balancing is in the process and methodology 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35803 42671 41378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.74% 82.97% 80.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23683 28585 26139
Median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 905 954 1224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Network Load Balancing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Load Balancing in England

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Load Balancing in England

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Load Balancing in England

Network Load Balancing
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 Network Load Balancing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
North West - 3 £375 -
London +26 2 £350 - 2
South East +16 2 - - 1
East Midlands -8 2 £274 -21.78%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Network Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing 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 Network Load Balancing.

1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) HP
3 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) DHCP
3 9 (37.50%) ITIL
4 8 (33.33%) Firewall
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) Clustering
5 7 (29.17%) XenApp
5 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) SLA
6 6 (25.00%) IIS
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) High Availability
7 5 (20.83%) vSphere
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.83%) Sophos
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (20.83%) SCCM
7 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (16.67%) SAN
8 4 (16.67%) Firmware
8 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager

Network Load Balancing
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) DHCP
3 8 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (16.67%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) BGP
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
7 3 (12.50%) LDAP
7 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
7 3 (12.50%) VLAN
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) Network Security
8 2 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Informix
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Publishing
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) iGaming
4 1 (4.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Kafka
1 2 (8.33%) LAMP
1 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 2 (8.33%) RIA
3 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) High Availability
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Release Management
3 3 (12.50%) Wealth Management
4 2 (8.33%) Content Management
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) XenApp
3 5 (20.83%) vSphere
4 4 (16.67%) Firmware
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) EdgeSight
2 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 3 (12.50%) SafeCom
3 3 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) HP
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 5 (20.83%) Sophos
7 4 (16.67%) F5
8 3 (12.50%) Brocade
8 3 (12.50%) Juniper
8 3 (12.50%) NetApp
9 2 (8.33%) BT
9 2 (8.33%) IronPort
9 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
9 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (8.33%) Symantec
9 2 (8.33%) Verint
10 1 (4.17%) Red Hat