Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 876 849
Rank change year-on-year +18 -27 -32
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 13 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.022% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.026% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 24
UK median daily rate £415 £331 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.28% -8.62% -
10th Percentile £249 £257 £254
90th Percentile £450 £591 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +31.85% -16.07% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83989 89204 93076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.84% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55776 58980 60310
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2336 2701
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 October 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 10 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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
England +30 13 £415 +14.48% 2
UK excluding London +42 11 £415 +31.85% 2
Midlands - 6 £425 -
West Midlands - 6 £425 -
North of England +84 2 £223 -62.92%
South East +18 2 - - 2
London +3 2 £300 -9.43%
Yorkshire +33 1 - -
South West +13 1 £275 -24.14%
North East - 1 £223 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (92.31%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) WAN
4 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (61.54%) F5
5 7 (53.85%) Fortinet
5 7 (53.85%) IBM
5 7 (53.85%) ITIL
5 7 (53.85%) McAfee
5 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
5 7 (53.85%) Wireless
6 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
6 6 (46.15%) BMC
6 6 (46.15%) Internet
6 6 (46.15%) CISSP
6 6 (46.15%) OSPF
6 6 (46.15%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (46.15%) CCIE
6 6 (46.15%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (46.15%) Network Packet Analysis
7 5 (38.46%) VLAN
7 5 (38.46%) CCNP
7 5 (38.46%) VPN
7 5 (38.46%) MPLS
7 5 (38.46%) BGP
8 4 (30.77%) Service Management
8 4 (30.77%) HP
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3

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 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 6 (46.15%) Internet
4 6 (46.15%) OSPF
5 5 (38.46%) BGP
5 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) VLAN
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Expert
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Expert
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Service Operations Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Architect
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Support
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Network Packet Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (15.38%) Network Management
5 2 (15.38%) Presales
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCIE
2 6 (46.15%) Check Point Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CISSP
3 5 (38.46%) CCNP
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) MCITP
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (15.38%) RHCE
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) F5
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) Fortinet
3 7 (53.85%) IBM
3 7 (53.85%) McAfee
4 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
4 6 (46.15%) BMC
5 4 (30.77%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Juniper
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (7.69%) Brocade
8 1 (7.69%) Crossbeam
8 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (7.69%) Sophos
8 1 (7.69%) TippingPoint
8 1 (7.69%) Veeam