Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Network Load Balancing 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 - -
England median daily rate £433 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.13% +6.67% -6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 4071 4936 4035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.90% 82.90% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2964 2291
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 134 180
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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
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 11 December 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
Shropshire - 14 £440 -
Network Load Balancing
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Load Balancing.

1 16 (100.00%) WAN
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (100.00%) BMC
1 16 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 16 (100.00%) Internet
1 16 (100.00%) Wireless
1 16 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (100.00%) F5
1 16 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 16 (100.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 14 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (87.50%) Fortinet
2 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 14 (87.50%) McAfee
2 14 (87.50%) CCNP
3 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) FortiGate
3 10 (62.50%) Aruba
4 9 (56.25%) ITIL V3
4 9 (56.25%) ITIL
5 8 (50.00%) HP
6 7 (43.75%) VPN
6 7 (43.75%) BGP
6 7 (43.75%) MPLS
6 7 (43.75%) OSPF

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:

Cloud Services
1 16 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Internet
1 16 (100.00%) WAN
1 16 (100.00%) Wireless
2 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 14 (87.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (43.75%) BGP
3 7 (43.75%) HSRP
3 7 (43.75%) MPLS
3 7 (43.75%) OSPF
3 7 (43.75%) VLAN
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Network Support
3 6 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Expert
6 2 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Expert
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Service Operations Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 16 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) ITIL V3
3 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (87.50%) CCNP
3 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) CCIE
4 6 (37.50%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (37.50%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 16 (100.00%) BMC
1 16 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) F5
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
2 14 (87.50%) Fortinet
2 14 (87.50%) McAfee
3 10 (62.50%) Aruba
4 8 (50.00%) HP