Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NLBS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NLBS over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Microsoft Network Load Balancing Services (NLBS)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 863
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 0 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.023%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 26
UK median daily rate - - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NLBS is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10867 13174 11851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.33% 11.97% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6940 8132 6642
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £160
90th Percentile £588 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 918 1273
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -2.34% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.10
% change year-on-year -5.39% +5.00% +0.67%

NLBS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NLBS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NLBS in the UK

NLBS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NLBS in the UK