The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 43 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 8 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.67% 0.36% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.53% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
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£275 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
Load Balancing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
430 189 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.58% 68.23% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 90 168
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Bedfordshire region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 4 £344 +14.58%
Luton - 3 £275 - 1
Load Balancing
East of England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing.

1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) DNS
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) DHCP
5 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
6 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) CommVault
6 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 3 (21.43%) BGP
6 3 (21.43%) Wyse
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) CCSE
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
6 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) SLA

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Load Balancing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Apache
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Ant
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Maven
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Support Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (21.43%) Network Management
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCSE
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCDP
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CCSA
4 1 (7.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) CommVault
4 3 (21.43%) Wyse
4 3 (21.43%) hybris
4 3 (21.43%) Endeca
5 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Veritas
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle