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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Load Balancing (NLB)
UK
Rank 578 616 595
Rank change year-on-year +38 -21  
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 15 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.053% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.063% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £332 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £448 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.40%  
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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Load Balancing in the UK

Network Load Balancing
Top 16 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 25 March 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 +17 15 £375 +7.14% 4
South East +12 5 £435 +8.75% 1
Hampshire +8 4 £435 +14.09%
North West - 4 £375 -
Basingstoke +8 3 £435 +24.28%
Bradford - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £274 -
Hinckley - 2 £274 -
Leicestershire - 2 £274 -
Manchester - 2 £380 -
London +32 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Havant - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Network Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (48.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) DHCP
3 10 (40.00%) HP
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (36.00%) ITIL
4 9 (36.00%) Clustering
5 8 (32.00%) Firewall
5 8 (32.00%) VMware
5 8 (32.00%) IIS
6 7 (28.00%) Citrix
6 7 (28.00%) XenApp
7 6 (24.00%) High Availability
7 6 (24.00%) SLA
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) Firmware
8 5 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (20.00%) Sophos
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (20.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (20.00%) vSphere
8 5 (20.00%) EdgeSight
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server

Network Load Balancing
Top Related 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 8 (32.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 10 (40.00%) DHCP
3 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (32.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (16.00%) SAN
6 4 (16.00%) VLAN
7 3 (12.00%) BGP
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (12.00%) VoIP
7 3 (12.00%) VPN
7 3 (12.00%) Wireless
8 2 (8.00%) AMQP
8 2 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (8.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.00%) Informix
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) iGaming
3 1 (4.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Network Support
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Kafka
1 2 (8.00%) LAMP
1 2 (8.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (8.00%) RIA
3 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.00%) Release Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Wealth Management
5 2 (8.00%) Content Management
5 2 (8.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) XenApp
3 5 (20.00%) Firmware
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) EdgeSight
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
1 5 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (16.00%) SafeCom
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.00%) SCOM
5 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) HP
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) Sophos
6 4 (16.00%) F5
7 3 (12.00%) Brocade
7 3 (12.00%) Juniper
8 2 (8.00%) BT
8 2 (8.00%) IronPort
8 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.00%) Symantec
8 2 (8.00%) Verint
9 1 (4.00%) Red Hat