The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 21 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.67% - 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% - 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
Load Balancing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 93 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.47% 68.89% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 50
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Midlands region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Server Building
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Jetty
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Cacti
4 1 (20.00%) nginx
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) Jetty
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IMAP
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JConsole
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) VisualVM
1 1 (20.00%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Java Solutions Architect
3 2 (40.00%) SOA Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (20.00%) Designer
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) JMS
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
1 1 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Debian
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) PLM
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Varnish
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
1 1 (20.00%) logstash
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Amdocs
1 1 (20.00%) Capita
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) SaltStack
1 1 (20.00%) VMware