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 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 86 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 20 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 0.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
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
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 10 (35.71%) Network Security
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
6 8 (28.57%) VPN
6 8 (28.57%) DHCP
6 8 (28.57%) HTTP
6 8 (28.57%) Wireless
6 8 (28.57%) BGP
6 8 (28.57%) OSPF
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (25.00%) Fortinet
7 7 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (25.00%) Unix
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
7 7 (25.00%) VoIP
8 6 (21.43%) Perl
8 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (21.43%) F5
8 6 (21.43%) High Availability
9 5 (17.86%) Aruba
9 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (17.86%) SNMP
9 5 (17.86%) TACACS
10 4 (14.29%) SLA
10 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 4 (14.29%) Telnet
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) DNS
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (35.71%) Network Security
4 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
5 8 (28.57%) BGP
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (28.57%) DHCP
5 8 (28.57%) HTTP
5 8 (28.57%) OSPF
5 8 (28.57%) VPN
5 8 (28.57%) Wireless
6 7 (25.00%) VoIP
7 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (17.86%) SNMP
8 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (17.86%) TACACS
9 4 (14.29%) FTP
9 4 (14.29%) SMTP
9 4 (14.29%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DB2
1 2 (7.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Gradle
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) IP Network Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 4 (14.29%) Statistics
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Unix
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (21.43%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Web Filtering
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
4 3 (10.71%) Patch Management
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Security Hardening
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) BCP
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Perl
2 4 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCIE
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) CCSA
3 2 (7.14%) RHCSA
4 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
1 2 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) DameWare
2 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.57%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (21.43%) F5
4 5 (17.86%) Aruba
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) IBM
7 2 (7.14%) LexisNexis
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.14%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) VMware