The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 119 111 104
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 26 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.83% 0.54% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.76% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 15
Average daily rate
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£275 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £323 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £505 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.22% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
Load Balancing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2383 1714 2128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.09% 70.91% 68.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1429 880 1101
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 117 218
Average hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the East of England region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the East of England region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Cambridgeshire +10 14 £340 - 2
Bedfordshire -14 8 £275 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire -13 3 £213 -43.33% 1
Essex -12 1 £400 -15.78%
Suffolk - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 22 (48.89%) TCP/IP
2 20 (44.44%) Linux
3 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
5 16 (35.56%) Windows
6 14 (31.11%) Clustering
7 13 (28.89%) Java
7 13 (28.89%) SQL
8 12 (26.67%) Tomcat
8 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 12 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (24.44%) Cisco
9 11 (24.44%) Oracle
10 10 (22.22%) J2EE
10 10 (22.22%) Finance
11 9 (20.00%) Perl
11 9 (20.00%) J2SE
11 9 (20.00%) Solaris
11 9 (20.00%) UNIX
11 9 (20.00%) UML
11 9 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
11 9 (20.00%) OO
11 9 (20.00%) SAN
11 9 (20.00%) Sun
11 9 (20.00%) Multithreading
11 9 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (17.78%) F5
12 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
12 8 (17.78%) Citrix
12 8 (17.78%) DNS

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (17.78%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.33%) Apache
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
1 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) TCP/IP
2 9 (20.00%) SAN
3 8 (17.78%) DNS
4 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 7 (15.56%) HTTP
4 7 (15.56%) NetScaler
5 6 (13.33%) LAN
5 6 (13.33%) WAN
6 5 (11.11%) Internet
6 5 (11.11%) Firewall
7 4 (8.89%) VPN
7 4 (8.89%) Network Security
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (6.67%) VLAN
8 3 (6.67%) OSPF
8 3 (6.67%) BGP
9 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
9 2 (4.44%) Wireless
9 2 (4.44%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.67%) Ant
3 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 3 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Server Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Python Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Python Software Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Java Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) J2EE
2 9 (20.00%) J2SE
3 6 (13.33%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) JSON
3 6 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (13.33%) Twisted
4 4 (8.89%) CGI
5 2 (4.44%) LAMP
5 2 (4.44%) .NET
6 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) Open Source
3 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) Windows
3 9 (20.00%) Solaris
3 9 (20.00%) UNIX
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.22%) Debian
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (20.00%) UML
2 9 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 9 (20.00%) OO
2 9 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps
4 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) TDD
5 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Scrum
6 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 3 (6.67%) MCSE
4 3 (6.67%) CCNP
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.67%) CCSE
4 3 (6.67%) MCITP
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.44%) CCSA
5 2 (4.44%) CCDP
6 1 (2.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.22%) MCTS
6 1 (2.22%) MCP
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) vSphere
2 6 (13.33%) Docker
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.22%) VMFS
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) WSUS
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 9 (20.00%) Sun
4 8 (17.78%) Citrix
4 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
4 8 (17.78%) F5
5 7 (15.56%) VMware
6 5 (11.11%) Sybase
7 4 (8.89%) HP
7 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.67%) Endeca
8 3 (6.67%) hybris
9 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.44%) Wyse
9 2 (4.44%) EMC
9 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.44%) CommVault
10 1 (2.22%) NetApp
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