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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 1.10% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
Median daily rate £575 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +26.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +100.00%

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
1115 1575 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.76% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 912 671
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 22 January 2017, 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 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (47.62%) F5
4 9 (42.86%) CCNP
4 9 (42.86%) Network Security
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco
6 7 (33.33%) CCIE
6 7 (33.33%) OSPF
6 7 (33.33%) Puppet
6 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 7 (33.33%) DevOps
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
7 6 (28.57%) DHCP
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) Juniper
9 4 (19.05%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) Network Design
9 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
9 4 (19.05%) BGP
9 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
9 4 (19.05%) IGRP
9 4 (19.05%) NetScreen

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 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Network Security
3 8 (38.10%) DNS
4 7 (33.33%) OSPF
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (28.57%) DHCP
5 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) BGP
6 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
6 4 (19.05%) IGRP
6 4 (19.05%) NetScreen
6 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
7 3 (14.29%) VLAN
7 3 (14.29%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) FCoE
8 2 (9.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (14.29%) Redis
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Migration Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) CentOS
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CCNP
3 7 (33.33%) CCIE
4 4 (19.05%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) CCDA
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
2 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) F5
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) Forcepoint
6 3 (14.29%) RightScale
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm
7 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto