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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 84 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 1.81% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.15% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Median daily rate £365 £419 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £40.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -74.19%
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
928 839 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.36% 84.24% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 525 315
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 49
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 £14.84 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 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 3 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 -17 4 £250 -42.85%
Warrington - 1 £401 -
Load Balancing
North West

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 (47.06%) VMware
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
4 5 (29.41%) Banking
4 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 4 (23.53%) vRealize
5 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) NAS
5 4 (23.53%) vSphere
5 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
5 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
5 4 (23.53%) Capacity Management
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) MySQL
5 4 (23.53%) SAN
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003

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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon Glacier
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
1 2 (11.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (11.76%) Route 53
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) NAS
4 4 (23.53%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) ISDN
6 2 (11.76%) SMTP
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) WLAN
7 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (11.76%) Big Data
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile Specialist
1 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Analyst
2 1 (5.88%) Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Architect
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) J2EE
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) LAMP
3 2 (11.76%) WAMP
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) EDI
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Telematics
3 1 (5.88%) BYOD
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) DevOps
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
2 4 (23.53%) Capacity Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Android Development
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Hardening
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) RHCE
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.76%) Postfix
4 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
4 2 (11.76%) UAG
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) vRealize
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Sun
5 2 (11.76%) Brocade
5 2 (11.76%) F5
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) MobileIron
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) Trustwave
6 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin