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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 112 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 14 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate £575 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £240 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £375 £460
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
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
1896 1920 1693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.54% 76.04% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 1171 946
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 139 145
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Bedfordshire +10 5 £575 +53.33% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £600 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 19 (52.78%) Cisco
3 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (41.67%) DNS
4 14 (38.89%) CCNP
5 13 (36.11%) WAN
5 13 (36.11%) OSPF
5 13 (36.11%) BGP
6 12 (33.33%) LAN
6 12 (33.33%) Linux
7 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
7 11 (30.56%) VPN
7 11 (30.56%) Juniper
7 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
8 10 (27.78%) F5
9 9 (25.00%) Network Security
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (25.00%) Windows
10 8 (22.22%) CCIE
10 8 (22.22%) HP
10 8 (22.22%) CCSE
10 8 (22.22%) Network Design
10 8 (22.22%) Junos
10 8 (22.22%) High Availability
11 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
11 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (19.44%) IaaS
11 7 (19.44%) JNCIA
11 7 (19.44%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (19.44%) IaaS
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (41.67%) DNS
3 13 (36.11%) BGP
3 13 (36.11%) OSPF
3 13 (36.11%) WAN
4 12 (33.33%) LAN
5 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
5 11 (30.56%) VPN
6 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (25.00%) Network Security
7 8 (22.22%) Junos
8 7 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
8 7 (19.44%) MPLS
8 7 (19.44%) VLAN
9 6 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
9 6 (16.67%) NetScreen
10 5 (13.89%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
1 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Architect
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Juniper Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Design Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
8 2 (5.56%) AWS Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) Spring
3 1 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) High Availability
1 8 (22.22%) Network Design
2 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.33%) BDD
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.33%) DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 3 (8.33%) Presales
4 3 (8.33%) Scrum
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
4 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Kanban
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (38.89%) CCNP
3 8 (22.22%) CCIE
3 8 (22.22%) CCSE
4 7 (19.44%) CCSA
4 7 (19.44%) JNCIA
5 6 (16.67%) JNCIS
6 5 (13.89%) Degree
6 5 (13.89%) JNCIE
6 5 (13.89%) JNCIP
7 4 (11.11%) CCDP
8 2 (5.56%) CCNA
9 1 (2.78%) CCA
9 1 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.78%) HNC
9 1 (2.78%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.78%) MCITP
9 1 (2.78%) MCSE
9 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) Firmware
3 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Nagios
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Graphite
2 2 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.56%) logstash
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Riemann
3 1 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
2 11 (30.56%) Juniper
3 10 (27.78%) F5
4 8 (22.22%) HP
5 7 (19.44%) Blue Coat
5 7 (19.44%) Citrix
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 5 (13.89%) IronPort
7 5 (13.89%) Tufin
8 4 (11.11%) Brocade
8 4 (11.11%) VMware
9 2 (5.56%) Dynatrace
9 2 (5.56%) Google
9 2 (5.56%) hybris
9 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.56%) SAP
9 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
10 1 (2.78%) Riverbed