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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 81 92 95
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 19 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.16% 0.61% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
Median daily rate £550 £338 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
1394 1563 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.74% 79.62% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 899 712
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 29
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 10 (41.67%) F5
4 9 (37.50%) Network Security
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 9 (37.50%) CCNP
5 8 (33.33%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) LAN
6 7 (29.17%) WAN
6 7 (29.17%) OSPF
6 7 (29.17%) CCIE
6 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 7 (29.17%) DevOps
7 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (25.00%) Puppet
7 6 (25.00%) DHCP
8 5 (20.83%) Juniper
8 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.83%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) IGRP
9 4 (16.67%) NetScreen
9 4 (16.67%) Network Design
9 4 (16.67%) BGP
9 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 4 (16.67%) EIGRP

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 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) nginx
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 9 (37.50%) Network Security
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 7 (29.17%) OSPF
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (25.00%) DHCP
5 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (16.67%) BGP
6 4 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 4 (16.67%) IGRP
6 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (16.67%) NetScreen
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) VLAN
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.33%) Redis
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.17%) GoCD
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Servlets
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Network Design
2 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.17%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (37.50%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCIE
4 4 (16.67%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CCDA
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) Ansible
3 2 (8.33%) Terraform
4 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) F5
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 3 (12.50%) RightScale
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk