The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
England / South West
Rank - 137 136
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.035% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.043% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.77%  
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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