The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 64 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.30% 2.00% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.97% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £296 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -34.37%
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 236 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.88% 67.43% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 124 145
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.75 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.29% +60.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Load Balancing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the North East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) SSL
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) Network Design
1 9 (100.00%) F5
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (88.89%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (88.89%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (88.89%) Network Management
2 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
2 8 (88.89%) Service Management
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) McAfee
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 7 (77.78%) Service Delivery
3 7 (77.78%) QA
3 7 (77.78%) Cryptography
4 6 (66.67%) Junos
4 6 (66.67%) TippingPoint
4 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (66.67%) MS Office
4 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (55.56%) SAN

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (66.67%) MS Office
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) SSL
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 9 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
4 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (66.67%) Junos
5 5 (55.56%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) SMS
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Network Design
2 8 (88.89%) Incident Management
2 8 (88.89%) Service Management
2 8 (88.89%) Network Management
2 8 (88.89%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (77.78%) Service Delivery
4 5 (55.56%) Time Management
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
1 5 (55.56%) vSphere
1 5 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) F5
2 8 (88.89%) HP
2 8 (88.89%) McAfee
3 6 (66.67%) TippingPoint
4 5 (55.56%) 3PAR
4 5 (55.56%) EMC