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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 58 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 10 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 1.69% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.00% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 10
Median daily rate £463 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £305 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £438 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +4.00%
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
623 901 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.85% 84.52% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 584 339
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 33
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -5 6 £463 +10.44%
Warrington +14 2 £750 +100.00%
Load Balancing
North West

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 12 (54.55%) DevOps
2 10 (45.45%) Network Security
3 9 (40.91%) Puppet
4 7 (31.82%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) RightScale
5 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) PHP
7 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 4 (18.18%) LAN
7 4 (18.18%) WAN
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (18.18%) Capacity Management
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (18.18%) F5
7 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (13.64%) WAMP
8 3 (13.64%) MCTS
8 3 (13.64%) MCITP
8 3 (13.64%) Brocade

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 (13.64%) Apache
1 3 (13.64%) IIS
1 3 (13.64%) JBoss
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Network Security
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) NAS
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) ISDN
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Head of DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) LAMP
1 3 (13.64%) WAMP
2 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (4.55%) EDI
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.09%) PMI
2 1 (4.55%) BYOD
2 1 (4.55%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Capacity Management
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITSM
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) Server Hardening
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PHP
2 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) MCITP
1 3 (13.64%) MCTS
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) RHCE
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) UAG
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Puppet
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (9.09%) vRealize
4 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) RightScale
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 4 (18.18%) F5
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Brocade
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) Sun