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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 54 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.65% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £290
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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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
587 457 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.40% 70.96% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 276 173
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 (84.21%) Firewall
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco
3 13 (68.42%) Juniper
4 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
4 12 (63.16%) OSPF
4 12 (63.16%) BGP
5 10 (52.63%) Clustering
5 10 (52.63%) Network Security
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (42.11%) CCNP
7 8 (42.11%) Blue Coat
8 6 (31.58%) CCSA
8 6 (31.58%) VPN
9 5 (26.32%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (21.05%) MPLS
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) UNIX
10 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
10 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (21.05%) Junos
11 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 3 (15.79%) Windows
11 3 (15.79%) Perl
11 3 (15.79%) Solaris
11 3 (15.79%) Internet
11 3 (15.79%) Tcl
11 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
12 2 (10.53%) Extranet
12 2 (10.53%) X.21

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) OSPF
2 12 (63.16%) BGP
3 10 (52.63%) Network Security
4 6 (31.58%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) Junos
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) Extranet
7 2 (10.53%) X.21
7 2 (10.53%) DSL
7 2 (10.53%) ATM
7 2 (10.53%) ISDN
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) PPP
7 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
7 2 (10.53%) IPsec
8 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.53%) Low Latency
2 2 (10.53%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Perl
1 3 (15.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) CCSA
4 5 (26.32%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Juniper
3 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
4 8 (42.11%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (5.26%) Foundry
6 1 (5.26%) Brocade