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 3 months to 26 April 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 263 261
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.025% 0.12% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.15% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Median daily rate - £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6671 7879 7935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.06% 80.94% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3858 4907 4456
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 262 290
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Network Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Firmware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Clustering
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (50.00%) EdgeSight
3 3 (37.50%) SafeCom
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) BT

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 3 (37.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) EdgeSight
1 4 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (37.50%) SafeCom
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) BT
3 2 (25.00%) IronPort
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Verint
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) F5