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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 48 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.73% - 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% - 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -
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
351 208 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.40% 77.32% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 128 158
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -52.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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
Luton - 3 £275 -
Bedford - - - -
Load Balancing
East of England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) DHCP
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) OSPF
6 4 (40.00%) BGP
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Wyse
7 3 (30.00%) MS Office
7 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 3 (30.00%) CommVault
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) SLA
7 3 (30.00%) CCNP
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) tcpdump
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (10.00%) xDSL
7 1 (10.00%) MPLS
7 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
7 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) CCSE
3 2 (20.00%) CCSA
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Wyse
4 3 (30.00%) CommVault
5 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (20.00%) F5
6 1 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (10.00%) Veritas
6 1 (10.00%) Lotus
6 1 (10.00%) 3Com
6 1 (10.00%) Brocade
6 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) Websense
6 1 (10.00%) BT
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya