Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 810 823
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13 -31
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 32 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.027% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.032% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 20
England median daily rate £440 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.12% +9.53% -11.76%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £298
90th Percentile £460 £591 £437
UK median daily rate £440 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +7.12% +9.53% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 78,144 76,040 80,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.59% 84.08% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,821 50,742 53,006
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,788 2,055 2,462
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
% change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%

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 January 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 January 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
Midlands - 20 £455 - 3
West Midlands - 20 £455 - 3
South East -20 6 £325 +30.00% 1
London -25 4 £300 -25.00% 2
North of England +42 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
South West - 1 £275 - 2
Network Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 23 (71.88%) WAN
3 22 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (65.63%) Firewall
4 21 (65.63%) Wireless
4 21 (65.63%) F5
5 20 (62.50%) WAN Optimisation
5 20 (62.50%) Network Packet Analysis
5 20 (62.50%) Blue Coat
5 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (62.50%) BMC
5 20 (62.50%) CheckPoint
5 20 (62.50%) Internet
5 20 (62.50%) IBM
6 19 (59.38%) ITIL
6 19 (59.38%) CCNP
6 19 (59.38%) Fortinet
7 18 (56.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 18 (56.25%) HP
7 18 (56.25%) McAfee
8 14 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 14 (43.75%) Aruba
8 14 (43.75%) FortiGate
9 13 (40.63%) ITIL V3
10 10 (31.25%) VLAN
11 9 (28.13%) BGP
11 9 (28.13%) MPLS
11 9 (28.13%) OSPF

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 3 (9.38%) IIS
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) WAN
2 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 21 (65.63%) Wireless
3 20 (62.50%) Internet
4 18 (56.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (31.25%) VLAN
6 9 (28.13%) BGP
6 9 (28.13%) MPLS
6 9 (28.13%) OSPF
6 9 (28.13%) VPN
7 8 (25.00%) HSRP
8 6 (18.75%) DNS
9 5 (15.63%) LAN
10 4 (12.50%) DHCP
10 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (9.38%) SAN
12 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (6.25%) SMTP
13 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Network Support
3 9 (28.13%) Network Support Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Incident Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Expert
6 2 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Expert
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.25%) CSS
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Network Packet Analysis
1 20 (62.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 19 (59.38%) ITIL
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL V3
4 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) Coaching
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Search
8 2 (6.25%) Information Security
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (6.25%) Server Patching
8 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C#
1 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
1 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (59.38%) CCNP
3 14 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) CCIE
4 6 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (18.75%) CISSP
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Novell Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) RHCE
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) F5
3 20 (62.50%) Blue Coat
3 20 (62.50%) BMC
3 20 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 20 (62.50%) IBM
4 19 (59.38%) Fortinet
5 18 (56.25%) HP
5 18 (56.25%) McAfee
6 14 (43.75%) Aruba
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) VMware
9 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 1 (3.13%) Brocade
10 1 (3.13%) Juniper
10 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds