The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 421 417
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.006% 0.038% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -21.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £223 £309 £347
% change year-on-year -27.87% -11.21%  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Load Balancing in London

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Load Balancing in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Publishing
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Mimecast
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

Network Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Sophos
1 2 (100.00%) VMware