The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank - 66 -
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £349
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-76.12% -
Load Balancing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 627 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.20% 78.18% 71.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 300 244
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 32
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £13.70 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Load Balancing
North West

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) IronPort
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) RightScale
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Hudson
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon S3
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) PaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Route 53
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon S3
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
1 2 (28.57%) Route 53
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Hudson
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IronPort
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) RightScale
3 1 (14.29%) F5