The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 94 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 12 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.72% 0.70% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.87% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £384
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1373 804 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.46% 80.24% 80.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 530 405
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 28
Average hourly rate £16.38 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.32% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 20 (76.92%) Cisco
3 17 (65.38%) DMZ
4 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (57.69%) CCNP
6 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
7 13 (50.00%) Internet
7 13 (50.00%) CCNA
8 12 (46.15%) VMware
9 11 (42.31%) Network Security
9 11 (42.31%) WAN
10 8 (30.77%) Windows
10 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
10 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (26.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (26.92%) Change Management
11 7 (26.92%) Linux
12 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 6 (23.08%) DevOps
13 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (19.23%) HSRP
13 5 (19.23%) SCCM
13 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (19.23%) F5
13 5 (19.23%) MPLS
13 5 (19.23%) OSPF
13 5 (19.23%) BGP
13 5 (19.23%) VPN
13 5 (19.23%) EIGRP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Firewall
2 17 (65.38%) DMZ
3 13 (50.00%) Internet
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
4 11 (42.31%) Network Security
5 5 (19.23%) VPN
5 5 (19.23%) MPLS
5 5 (19.23%) OSPF
5 5 (19.23%) BGP
5 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
5 5 (19.23%) VRRP
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (19.23%) HSRP
6 3 (11.54%) NAS
6 3 (11.54%) SAN
6 3 (11.54%) FWSM
7 2 (7.69%) DNS
8 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.85%) FCoE
8 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Informix
1 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Change Management
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Server Building
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) Build Automation
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (57.69%) CCNP
3 13 (50.00%) CCNA
4 7 (26.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (15.38%) CISSP
5 4 (15.38%) CCIE
5 4 (15.38%) CCSP
6 3 (11.54%) MCITP
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (11.54%) MCSE
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Cacti
2 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (11.54%) Nagios
2 3 (11.54%) Salt
2 3 (11.54%) Opsview
2 3 (11.54%) Graphite
3 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.69%) Ansible
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 12 (46.15%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) F5
7 3 (11.54%) NetApp
7 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) Juniper
9 1 (3.85%) Aruba
9 1 (3.85%) Veritas