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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 0.16% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.20% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £489 - £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+12.16% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +20.00%

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
478 491 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.01% 78.18% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 309 272
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £18.39 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.16% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Nagios
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Redis
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Server Building
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDA
2 1 (25.00%) CCDP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk