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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 80 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.081% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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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
1113 873 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.42% 70.46% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 446 351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 42
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.69 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 May 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (58.33%) Network Security
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Apache
4 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) CentOS
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Groovy
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Percona
6 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) nginx
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Network Security
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Support
2 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 5 (41.67%) Network Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) LAMP
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Control
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Groovy
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox
2 2 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) Cacti
2 2 (16.67%) Nagios
2 2 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Percona
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Vyatta
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp