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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 74 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 12 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 2.44% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.92% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 7
Median daily rate £425 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £350 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
871 821 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.39% 83.35% 79.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 525 314
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 30
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £38.50 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -19 3 £375 -14.28%
Warrington - 3 £700 -
Load Balancing
North West

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) vRealize
5 4 (22.22%) NAS
5 4 (22.22%) vSphere
5 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) SSL
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) Sun
6 3 (16.67%) CCNP
6 3 (16.67%) CCNA

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) JBoss
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 4 (22.22%) SAN
3 4 (22.22%) SSL
4 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (11.11%) DHCP
5 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (11.11%) ISDN
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) SMTP
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) VoIP
5 2 (11.11%) WLAN
6 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (11.11%) Head of DevOps
1 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile Specialist
1 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Analyst
2 1 (5.56%) Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) LAMP
2 3 (16.67%) WAMP
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) JSP
4 1 (5.56%) EDI
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) BYOD
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Server Hardening
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) CCNP
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) MCITP
1 3 (16.67%) MCTS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (16.67%) RHCE
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 3 (16.67%) UAG
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) Postfix
4 2 (11.11%) Sendmail
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) vRealize
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Brocade
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Sun
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
5 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) Trustwave
6 1 (5.56%) PlateSpin