The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 90 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.59% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.79% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £360 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Load Balancing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1468 1144 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.84% 75.46% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 619 463
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 39
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.44% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 12 (52.17%) Network Security
4 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (34.78%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) Wireless
7 5 (21.74%) OSPF
7 5 (21.74%) BGP
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) VoIP
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) Network Management
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
8 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
8 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (17.39%) LexisNexis
8 4 (17.39%) WinSCP
8 4 (17.39%) F5
8 4 (17.39%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
8 4 (17.39%) FTP
8 4 (17.39%) HTTP
8 4 (17.39%) VPN

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) Network Security
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 6 (26.09%) Wireless
5 5 (21.74%) BGP
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (21.74%) DHCP
5 5 (21.74%) OSPF
5 5 (21.74%) VoIP
6 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (17.39%) FTP
6 4 (17.39%) HTTP
6 4 (17.39%) VPN
6 4 (17.39%) WinSCP
7 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
7 3 (13.04%) SNMP
7 3 (13.04%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
1 4 (17.39%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
1 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
1 4 (17.39%) Toad
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Unix Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Unix
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Network Management
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) High Availability
3 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.70%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Security Hardening
4 2 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Test Management
4 2 (8.70%) Web Filtering
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCIE
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CCSA
4 2 (8.70%) RHCSA
5 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (8.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) DameWare
1 4 (17.39%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (4.35%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) F5
3 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
3 4 (17.39%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) LexisNexis
4 3 (13.04%) Aruba
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.70%) Veritas
5 2 (8.70%) VMware