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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 633
Contract jobs citing NLBS 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - - 0.016%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 5141 6624 5794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.91% 11.86% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 4056 3224
Median daily rate £401 £395 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +9.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £344
% change year-on-year +3.12% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 477 664
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

NLBS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NLBS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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