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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 69 67 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.33% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
769 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.46% 79.64% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 377 351
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.67 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester - 4 £400 -
Load Balancing
North West

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (35.29%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) Banking
4 5 (29.41%) Big Data
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (23.53%) Android Development
5 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
5 4 (23.53%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (23.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (23.53%) Route 53
5 4 (23.53%) Android
5 4 (23.53%) Telematics
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
5 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) JSON

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon Glacier
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
1 4 (23.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (23.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) SMTP
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Big Data
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Architect
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (11.76%) ETL Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) J2EE
2 4 (23.53%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) Kafka
4 1 (5.88%) EDI
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) Replication
2 4 (23.53%) Telematics
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) Android
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Solaris
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Android Development
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
2 4 (23.53%) Server Monitoring
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Go
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) Scala
2 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Postfix
2 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
2 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
1 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (11.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) MobileIron
3 2 (11.76%) Sun
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
3 2 (11.76%) Trustwave
4 1 (5.88%) Pega
4 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat