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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 108 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 24 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.87% 0.61% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.84% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 1
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£281 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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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
2073 2150 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.16% 72.37% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1211 854
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 152 135
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +1 7 £263 -44.73% 1
Hertfordshire 0 7 £360 - 5
Essex - 7 £395 - 2
Norfolk - 3 £250 -
Bedfordshire +3 2 £331 -33.75% 1
Suffolk - 2 £250 -
Load Balancing
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Firewall
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco
4 11 (33.33%) DNS
4 11 (33.33%) VMware
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) F5
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) IIS
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (18.18%) vSphere
9 6 (18.18%) Oracle
9 6 (18.18%) DHCP
9 6 (18.18%) Network Security
10 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (15.15%) Wireless
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.15%) IBM
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL
10 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (12.12%) Citrix
11 4 (12.12%) CCNP
11 4 (12.12%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (24.24%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) JBoss
4 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.06%) GlassFish
4 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 6 (18.18%) Network Security
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.15%) Wireless
5 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.12%) SAN
6 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 4 (12.12%) WAN
6 4 (12.12%) VLAN
6 4 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (9.09%) SSL
8 2 (6.06%) VPN
8 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.06%) VoIP
8 2 (6.06%) Wireless Security
8 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Web Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Environment Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.03%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) CLARiiON
1 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Debian
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) AIX
4 3 (9.09%) zOS
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) High Availability
3 3 (9.09%) SIEM
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Database Security
5 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Memory Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (3.03%) Garbage Collection
5 1 (3.03%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.03%) Network Design
5 1 (3.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 2 (6.06%) Korn
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCNP
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.06%) CCA
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) vSphere
3 3 (9.09%) ACF2
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) RACF
3 3 (9.09%) Firmware
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) vCloud
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) RANCID
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) F5
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle
6 5 (15.15%) IBM
6 5 (15.15%) CheckPoint
6 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 4 (12.12%) Brocade
8 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.09%) SAP
8 3 (9.09%) HP
8 3 (9.09%) Dell
8 3 (9.09%) EMC
9 2 (6.06%) Juniper
9 2 (6.06%) IronPort
9 2 (6.06%) Nintex
9 2 (6.06%) Veeam