Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 August 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +181
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £433 - -
England median daily rate £301 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -14.00% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.92 - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,263 3,606 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.54% 83.41% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,554 2,278 2,967
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £539
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 124 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.20 £39.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

Network Load Balancing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Network Load Balancing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Network Load Balancing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Load Balancing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Load Balancing in the West Midlands

Network Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Shropshire - 5 £440 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Network Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) McAfee
2 5 (71.43%) BMC
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
2 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) F5
2 5 (71.43%) WAN Optimisation
2 5 (71.43%) Network Packet Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE

Network Load Balancing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 5 (71.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) HSRP
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Network Packet Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
1 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
1 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) EdgeSight
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Blue Coat
1 5 (71.43%) BMC
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) F5
1 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
1 5 (71.43%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) Aruba
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) VMware