Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 837 845
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8 -64
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 29 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.021% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.025% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 23
England median daily rate £440 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.79% +6.87% -7.41%
10th Percentile £295 £250 £311
90th Percentile £460 £599 £486
UK median daily rate £440 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +9.79% +6.87% -7.12%
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 80415 80552 85265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54268 53631 56306
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 2139 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 - 18 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 18 £450 - 1
South East -7 6 £381 +52.50% 1
London -2 3 £300 -25.00% 1
North of England +38 1 - -
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
South West - 1 £275 -
Network Load Balancing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 21 (72.41%) WAN
3 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (65.52%) IBM
4 19 (65.52%) Firewall
4 19 (65.52%) Wireless
4 19 (65.52%) F5
5 18 (62.07%) WAN Optimisation
5 18 (62.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (62.07%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (62.07%) Blue Coat
5 18 (62.07%) BMC
5 18 (62.07%) CheckPoint
5 18 (62.07%) Internet
5 18 (62.07%) Network Packet Analysis
6 17 (58.62%) CCNP
6 17 (58.62%) HP
6 17 (58.62%) Fortinet
7 16 (55.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (55.17%) McAfee
8 15 (51.72%) ITIL
9 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
9 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
9 12 (41.38%) Aruba
9 12 (41.38%) FortiGate
10 11 (37.93%) ITIL V3
11 10 (34.48%) VLAN
11 10 (34.48%) OSPF
12 9 (31.03%) MPLS
12 9 (31.03%) BGP

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 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (62.07%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) WAN
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
2 19 (65.52%) Wireless
3 18 (62.07%) Internet
4 16 (55.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (34.48%) OSPF
5 10 (34.48%) VLAN
6 9 (31.03%) BGP
6 9 (31.03%) MPLS
6 9 (31.03%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) HSRP
8 5 (17.24%) DHCP
8 5 (17.24%) DNS
8 5 (17.24%) LAN
8 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (10.34%) SAN
11 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (6.90%) NAS
11 2 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Network Support
3 7 (24.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Incident Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Expert
6 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Cisco Expert
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Unix
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Network Packet Analysis
1 18 (62.07%) WAN Optimisation
2 15 (51.72%) ITIL
3 11 (37.93%) ITIL V3
4 8 (27.59%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (24.14%) Coaching
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.90%) Presales
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 2 (6.90%) Validation
8 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.45%) Line Management
8 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.45%) Release Management
8 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (58.62%) CCNP
3 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) CCIE
4 6 (20.69%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (20.69%) CISSP
5 3 (10.34%) MCITP
5 3 (10.34%) MCSE
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.90%) RHCE
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.45%) CCNA
7 1 (3.45%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) F5
2 19 (65.52%) IBM
3 18 (62.07%) Blue Coat
3 18 (62.07%) BMC
3 18 (62.07%) CheckPoint
4 17 (58.62%) Fortinet
4 17 (58.62%) HP
5 16 (55.17%) McAfee
6 12 (41.38%) Aruba
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.45%) Brocade
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.45%) Sophos
9 1 (3.45%) Veeam