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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 57 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.51% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 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 £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £155.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-74.19% +376.92%
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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
574 394 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.04% 65.56% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 231 189
Average daily rate £385 £400 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.88 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.96% +72.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.40 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco
3 10 (66.67%) Juniper
3 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (66.67%) OSPF
3 10 (66.67%) BGP
4 9 (60.00%) Clustering
4 9 (60.00%) Network Security
5 8 (53.33%) Blue Coat
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) UNIX
8 4 (26.67%) CCSA
8 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
8 4 (26.67%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (26.67%) Junos
9 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) MPLS
9 3 (20.00%) Perl
9 3 (20.00%) Solaris
9 3 (20.00%) Tcl
10 2 (13.33%) Internet
10 2 (13.33%) Extranet
10 2 (13.33%) DSL
10 2 (13.33%) X.21

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (26.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) OSPF
2 10 (66.67%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) Network Security
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Junos
6 3 (20.00%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) IPsec
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Extranet
7 2 (13.33%) ATM
7 2 (13.33%) ISDN
7 2 (13.33%) PPP
7 2 (13.33%) DSL
7 2 (13.33%) X.21
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
2 2 (13.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCSA
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Juniper
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (53.33%) Blue Coat