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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 86 73 93
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.95% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
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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
977 862 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 72.13% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 464 467
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) IGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIS
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Route 53
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) IGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle