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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 58 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% 0.51% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.66% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£400 £440 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +53.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
608 759 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.95% 77.13% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 348 310
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 29
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014. 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
Chester +12 2 £400 - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Load Balancing
North West

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) .NET
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
1 10 (58.82%) IIS
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
1 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
1 10 (58.82%) Clustering
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
1 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (41.18%) MCITP
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (41.18%) MCSE
2 7 (41.18%) MCTS
2 7 (41.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) IronPort
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Internet

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) IIS
1 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (41.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
1 2 (11.76%) Route 53
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Hudson
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Administrator
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCITP
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (41.18%) MCSE
1 7 (41.18%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
1 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IronPort
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) RightScale
2 2 (11.76%) F5