The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 54 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 0.50% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.74% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +2.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+67.74% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
485 405 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.02% 66.83% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 234 252
Average daily rate £351 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 17
Average hourly rate £21.25 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.85% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.05 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £179.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Load Balancing
West Midlands

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 25 July 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 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Clustering
2 7 (77.78%) Network Security
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) Perl
3 6 (66.67%) Tcl
3 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 6 (66.67%) Blue Coat
4 5 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) UNIX
5 4 (44.44%) Solaris
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
6 3 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Junos
6 3 (33.33%) CCSA
6 3 (33.33%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) Internet
7 2 (22.22%) Extranet
7 2 (22.22%) F5
7 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
7 2 (22.22%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (22.22%) VPN

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) Junos
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) Extranet
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Solaris
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
2 2 (22.22%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (33.33%) CCSA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Sun
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