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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 106 100 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £250 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -32.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +4.00%
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
1502 1417 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.28% 79.12% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 858 612
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +124.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Access
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) FTP
5 2 (16.67%) HTTP
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Toad
5 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management

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 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) FTP
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) WinSCP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (8.33%) ICMP
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) MS Access
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) GoCD
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) OAT Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (16.67%) DevOps
1 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Network Management
1 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (16.67%) Test Management
1 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) DameWare
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Pacemaker
2 1 (8.33%) Packer
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) LexisNexis
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
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