The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 42 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 0.55% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.74% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £325 £313 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -35.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -74.19%
Load Balancing
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 270 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.54% 74.79% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 180 164
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Cambridge region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) OSSEC
3 5 (62.50%) Puppet
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (62.50%) Nagios
3 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Solaris
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) Splunk
3 5 (62.50%) LogRhythm
3 5 (62.50%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (62.50%) iptables
4 4 (50.00%) Change Control
4 4 (50.00%) Cobbler
4 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (50.00%) HP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (12.50%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 4 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
3 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Shell Script
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) iptables
2 4 (50.00%) Postfix
2 4 (50.00%) Sendmail
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Nagios
1 5 (62.50%) OSSEC
1 5 (62.50%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) LogRhythm
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
1 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
1 5 (62.50%) Splunk
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (50.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) AppDynamics
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) New Relic