Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 809 842
Rank change year-on-year +21 +33 -38
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 65 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.020% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 9 32
England median daily rate £301 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - -
10th Percentile £157 £256 £313
90th Percentile £450 £389 £446
UK median daily rate £301 £350 £348
% change year-on-year -14.00% +0.72% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.17 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.17 - -

Network Load Balancing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,190 74,448 85,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.87% 85.09% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,959 49,037 57,163
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,238 1,938 2,074
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 32 £301 -14.00% 10
North of England -10 10 £318 -15.33% 2
North East +1 9 £318 +42.70% 1
South East -22 8 £300 - 1
East of England - 8 £425 -
Midlands -3 6 £301 +9.77% 1
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £301 -
Yorkshire -13 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £335 -
Network Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 42 (64.62%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Windows Server
3 35 (53.85%) VMware
4 33 (50.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (49.23%) HP
6 30 (46.15%) WAN
7 29 (44.62%) LAN
7 29 (44.62%) Clustering
7 29 (44.62%) Hyper-V
8 26 (40.00%) vSphere
8 26 (40.00%) ITIL
8 26 (40.00%) EMC
8 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 25 (38.46%) SCCM
10 24 (36.92%) SQL Server
10 24 (36.92%) DNS
11 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 22 (33.85%) MS Exchange
12 22 (33.85%) SQL
12 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
13 21 (32.31%) Firewall
13 21 (32.31%) SCOM
13 21 (32.31%) PowerShell
14 20 (30.77%) Cisco
15 19 (29.23%) F5
15 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (27.69%) VMware ESXi
17 17 (26.15%) Juniper
18 16 (24.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 22 (33.85%) MS Exchange
2 18 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.15%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.54%) CMS
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.92%) Office 365
3 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.69%) IaaS
5 4 (6.15%) Akamai
6 3 (4.62%) Mimecast
7 2 (3.08%) SaaS
8 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.54%) Datadog
8 1 (1.54%) G Suite
8 1 (1.54%) PaaS
8 1 (1.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.15%) WAN
2 29 (44.62%) LAN
3 24 (36.92%) DNS
4 21 (32.31%) Firewall
5 16 (24.62%) FCoE
6 13 (20.00%) DHCP
6 13 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (16.92%) Network Security
8 10 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (15.38%) SNMP
8 10 (15.38%) VLAN
9 9 (13.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (12.31%) BIG-IP
11 6 (9.23%) SAN
11 6 (9.23%) VPN
11 6 (9.23%) Wireless
12 5 (7.69%) BGP
12 5 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (7.69%) OSPF
12 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.15%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.54%) Selenium
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) French Language
4 1 (1.54%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Architect
2 10 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Server Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Network Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Network Support
6 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.62%) AWS Architect
8 3 (4.62%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.54%) JSON
3 1 (1.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (44.62%) Clustering
2 16 (24.62%) CLARiiON
3 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.08%) EMC VNX
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) RIA
7 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (64.62%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Windows Server
3 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (24.62%) Linux
5 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) ITIL
2 16 (24.62%) Virtual Environments
3 13 (20.00%) High Availability
4 11 (16.92%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (13.85%) Server Patching
6 8 (12.31%) Cryptography
6 8 (12.31%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (12.31%) Patch Management
6 8 (12.31%) PRINCE
6 8 (12.31%) Service Management
7 6 (9.23%) Decision-Making
7 6 (9.23%) Escalation Management
7 6 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.69%) Network Management
9 4 (6.15%) Analytics
9 4 (6.15%) Change Control
9 4 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 21 (32.31%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.08%) C
3 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Novell Certification
2 11 (16.92%) MCSE
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) CCNP
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.62%) MCITP
5 2 (3.08%) CCIE
5 2 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.08%) CISSP
5 2 (3.08%) MCTS
6 1 (1.54%) CCA
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) QA
3 3 (4.62%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (50.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (44.62%) Hyper-V
3 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (40.00%) vSphere
4 18 (27.69%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (12.31%) IAG
5 8 (12.31%) UAG
6 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.62%) XenApp
7 2 (3.08%) Docker
7 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.08%) XenServer
8 1 (1.54%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.54%) Firmware
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) SCCM
2 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 21 (32.31%) SCOM
4 16 (24.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (18.46%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (15.38%) vCenter Server
7 9 (13.85%) NetBackup
8 8 (12.31%) PowerCLI
9 4 (6.15%) Ansible
9 4 (6.15%) Terraform
10 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Perfmon
10 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
10 2 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (3.08%) WSUS
11 1 (1.54%) EdgeSight
11 1 (1.54%) Nagios
11 1 (1.54%) Pingdom
11 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) VMware
2 32 (49.23%) HP
3 26 (40.00%) EMC
4 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
5 20 (30.77%) Cisco
6 19 (29.23%) F5
7 17 (26.15%) Juniper
8 16 (24.62%) SolarWinds
9 15 (23.08%) CheckPoint
10 11 (16.92%) McAfee
11 10 (15.38%) Dell
12 8 (12.31%) CommVault
12 8 (12.31%) Dell Compellent
12 8 (12.31%) Trend Micro
13 4 (6.15%) Citrix
13 4 (6.15%) Cloudera
14 3 (4.62%) NetApp
14 3 (4.62%) Remedy
15 2 (3.08%) BMC
15 2 (3.08%) IBM