The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 46 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 0.42% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.67% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.59% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+67.74% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
412 150 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.78% 63.03% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 76 140
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Load Balancing
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1 £350 +16.66%
Luton - 1 - -
Load Balancing
East of England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) Maven
3 3 (33.33%) Endeca
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) hybris
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Ant
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) CCSE
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) IIS

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) NAS
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Ant
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Support Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) CCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) CCSA
2 1 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Endeca
2 3 (33.33%) hybris
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat