The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 625 604
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21  
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 4 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.037% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.010% 0.044% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 25
Median daily rate £283 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.51% -2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £266 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £371 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £348 £347
% change year-on-year -27.33% -  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England +34 4 £283 -18.70% 4
South East +21 1 - - 2
London +9 1 £350 +7.69% 2
East Midlands -9 1 £283 -19.28%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £223 -
North East - 1 £223 -
Hinckley - 1 £283 -
Leicestershire - 1 £283 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £223 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) DNS
4 6 (35.29%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) F5
6 4 (23.53%) High Availability
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Juniper
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) CCNA
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless

Network Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (11.76%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.88%) Escalation Management
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) EdgeSight
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) F5
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Juniper
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Brocade
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) Sophos
6 2 (11.76%) Verint
7 1 (5.88%) BT
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Crossbeam
7 1 (5.88%) IronPort
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint