Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 342 359
Rank change year-on-year -20 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.036% 0.052% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.063% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 12
South East median daily rate £325 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £305 £250 £280
90th Percentile £440 £453 £420
England median daily rate £440 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +7.12% +9.53% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,705 12,760 14,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.80% 82.33% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,293 7,637 8,735
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 506 616
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Load Balancing in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Load Balancing in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Load Balancing in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Load Balancing in the South East

Network Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Thames Valley - 4 £381 - 1
Hampshire -1 2 £325 +30.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 £381 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Network Load Balancing
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) Novell Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (16.67%) Line Management
6 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop

Network Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Novell Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat