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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 52 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 1.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£205 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
405 419 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.91% 65.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 255 144
Average daily rate £375 £340 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) Juniper
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) UNIX
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Clustering
4 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
4 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 6 (46.15%) Perl
4 6 (46.15%) Tcl
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 5 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
6 4 (30.77%) Solaris
7 3 (23.08%) ATM
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 3 (23.08%) CCSA
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Junos
8 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
8 2 (15.38%) Ultra-Low Latency

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (7.69%) CICS
1 1 (7.69%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) ATM
5 3 (23.08%) Junos
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) IPsec
6 2 (15.38%) DSL
6 2 (15.38%) X.21
6 2 (15.38%) ISDN
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) Extranet
6 2 (15.38%) PPP
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) LAN
7 1 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) EJB
1 1 (7.69%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) UNIX
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Solaris
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
2 2 (15.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
1 6 (46.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CCNP
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCSA
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Juniper
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
4 6 (46.15%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Sybase