Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 835 865
Rank change year-on-year +73 +30 -25
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 87 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.014% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.017% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 8 17
England median daily rate £301 £415 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.47% +14.48% -3.33%
10th Percentile £165 £249 £280
90th Percentile £486 £450 £603
UK median daily rate £301 £415 £331
% change year-on-year -27.47% +25.28% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
England median hourly rate £42.27 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.27 - -

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 81,241 78,493 84,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 52,460 56,108
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,179 1,864 2,221
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +17 34 £224 -25.33% 4
Midlands +2 22 £440 +3.53% 2
West Midlands -4 19 £440 +3.53% 1
South East 0 13 £490 - 2
North of England -19 12 £318 +42.70% 3
North East +7 10 £318 +42.70%
East of England - 6 £413 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -17 2 - - 2
Network Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 56 (64.37%) Windows
2 51 (58.62%) HP
3 48 (55.17%) WAN
4 45 (51.72%) VMware
5 44 (50.57%) Clustering
5 44 (50.57%) Windows Server
6 42 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (44.83%) vSphere
8 38 (43.68%) Hyper-V
9 37 (42.53%) ITIL
9 37 (42.53%) Microsoft Clustering
10 36 (41.38%) SQL
11 35 (40.23%) SQL Server
11 35 (40.23%) MS Exchange
12 34 (39.08%) LAN
12 34 (39.08%) Cisco
12 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
12 34 (39.08%) SCCM
12 34 (39.08%) SCOM
12 34 (39.08%) F5
13 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (36.78%) EMC
14 31 (35.63%) Firewall
14 31 (35.63%) VMware ESXi
15 29 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 29 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (33.33%) McAfee
16 28 (32.18%) CheckPoint
16 28 (32.18%) PowerShell
17 27 (31.03%) Linux

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 35 (40.23%) MS Exchange
2 29 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.75%) IIS
5 4 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.15%) CMS
7 1 (1.15%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (8.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (28.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.75%) IaaS
3 5 (5.75%) Office 365
4 4 (4.60%) Akamai
4 4 (4.60%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (55.17%) WAN
2 34 (39.08%) LAN
3 31 (35.63%) Firewall
4 25 (28.74%) DNS
5 21 (24.14%) FCoE
6 18 (20.69%) Internet
6 18 (20.69%) Wireless
7 17 (19.54%) DHCP
8 14 (16.09%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (12.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (11.49%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (11.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 10 (11.49%) Network Security
11 9 (10.34%) SNMP
12 7 (8.05%) VLAN
13 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
14 5 (5.75%) BGP
14 5 (5.75%) BIG-IP
14 5 (5.75%) OSPF
14 5 (5.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (40.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Back Office
3 2 (2.30%) Publishing
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.99%) Server Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Network Support
4 9 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Server Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Architect
8 4 (4.60%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) LDAP
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (50.57%) Clustering
2 21 (24.14%) CLARiiON
3 15 (17.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.30%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (64.37%) Windows
2 44 (50.57%) Windows Server
3 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (31.03%) Linux
5 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) ITIL
2 27 (31.03%) Virtual Environments
3 20 (22.99%) Server Management
4 17 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (19.54%) WAN Optimisation
5 15 (17.24%) High Availability
5 15 (17.24%) Server Patching
6 14 (16.09%) Network Packet Analysis
7 13 (14.94%) Patch Management
8 12 (13.79%) ITIL V3
9 11 (12.64%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (10.34%) Cryptography
10 9 (10.34%) Storage Management
11 8 (9.20%) Coaching
11 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (9.20%) PRINCE
11 8 (9.20%) Service Management
12 7 (8.05%) Decision-Making
12 7 (8.05%) Escalation Management
12 7 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.38%) SQL
2 28 (32.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.30%) C
4 2 (2.30%) Python
5 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (24.14%) Novell Certification
4 17 (19.54%) CCNP
4 17 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (13.79%) MCSE
7 6 (6.90%) CCIE
7 6 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (6.90%) CISSP
8 4 (4.60%) MCITP
9 2 (2.30%) CCA
9 2 (2.30%) CCNA
9 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.30%) MCTS
10 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) JSP 440
1 4 (4.60%) QA
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (44.83%) vSphere
3 38 (43.68%) Hyper-V
4 31 (35.63%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (29.89%) Active Directory
6 8 (9.20%) IAG
6 8 (9.20%) UAG
7 5 (5.75%) XenApp
8 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.45%) XenServer
10 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.15%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.15%) Docker
11 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 34 (39.08%) SCCM
2 34 (39.08%) SCOM
3 22 (25.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (14.94%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (12.64%) vCenter Server
6 10 (11.49%) NetBackup
7 9 (10.34%) PowerCLI
8 6 (6.90%) Ansible
8 6 (6.90%) Terraform
9 5 (5.75%) FortiGate
10 3 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (3.45%) WSUS
11 2 (2.30%) HP SIM
11 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (2.30%) Perfmon
11 2 (2.30%) SCOrch
12 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (1.15%) EdgeSight
12 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 51 (58.62%) HP
2 45 (51.72%) VMware
3 34 (39.08%) Cisco
3 34 (39.08%) F5
3 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
4 32 (36.78%) EMC
5 29 (33.33%) McAfee
6 28 (32.18%) CheckPoint
7 19 (21.84%) Juniper
7 19 (21.84%) Trend Micro
8 17 (19.54%) Fortinet
9 16 (18.39%) Blue Coat
10 14 (16.09%) BMC
10 14 (16.09%) IBM
11 13 (14.94%) CommVault
11 13 (14.94%) SolarWinds
12 11 (12.64%) Dell
13 9 (10.34%) Dell Compellent
14 8 (9.20%) Aruba
15 6 (6.90%) Huawei