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 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 93 77 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.34% 0.45% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.52% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 27
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
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
West Yorkshire

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
1236 965 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.74% 86.39% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 699 471
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (66.67%) VRRP
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) FWSM
2 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) HSRP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Opsview
3 3 (50.00%) Graphite
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Cacti
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (50.00%) Nagios

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (66.67%) FWSM
2 4 (66.67%) HSRP
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) VRRP
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) DMZ
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Telepresence
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Informix
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Redis
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (33.33%) SIEM
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCSP
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cacti
1 3 (50.00%) Graphite
1 3 (50.00%) Nagios
1 3 (50.00%) Opsview
1 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas
5 1 (16.67%) Aruba
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec