The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 48 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.21% 0.98% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.40% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£328 £275 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% -36.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £328
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £26.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+51.92% +67.74%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
556 500 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.73% 70.03% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 311 242
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Birmingham region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Juniper
3 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 12 (57.14%) OSPF
4 12 (57.14%) BGP
5 11 (52.38%) Network Security
5 11 (52.38%) Clustering
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (38.10%) CCNP
7 8 (38.10%) CCSA
7 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
8 6 (28.57%) F5
8 6 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Junos
10 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (19.05%) VPN
10 4 (19.05%) Internet
10 4 (19.05%) CCNA
10 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
10 4 (19.05%) LAN
10 4 (19.05%) WAN
10 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (14.29%) Perl
11 3 (14.29%) UNIX
11 3 (14.29%) Solaris
11 3 (14.29%) Linux
11 3 (14.29%) Tcl

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) OSPF
2 12 (57.14%) BGP
3 11 (52.38%) Network Security
4 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
4 4 (19.05%) VPN
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
4 4 (19.05%) Junos
5 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
5 2 (9.52%) Extranet
5 2 (9.52%) MPLS
5 2 (9.52%) DNS
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
5 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) WLAN
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
5 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
1 3 (14.29%) Solaris
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (9.52%) Network Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Control
2 2 (9.52%) Low Latency
2 2 (9.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Perl
1 3 (14.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCNP
2 8 (38.10%) CCSA
3 6 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) CCSE
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Juniper
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
4 6 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Brocade
5 2 (9.52%) Foundry