The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank - 24 28
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.00% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.52% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+376.92% -40.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
146 132 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.22% 65.67% 53.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 69
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Balancing
England

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 9 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) SMTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SMTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing