The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 North East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 52 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 4 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.69% 1.14% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.59% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £296 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -18.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £285 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £307 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -48.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 251 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 72.84% 71.71% 69.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 128 176
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Load Balancing
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (40.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) SMS
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
4 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
5 1 (20.00%) EMC
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) 3PAR