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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 72 55 35
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 13 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.20% 0.84% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.09% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
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£445 £418 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +40.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £368 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £451 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
Load Balancing
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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
893 459 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.46% 76.88% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 285 135
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -19 9 £445 +6.58%
Durham - 4 - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) HP
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
1 10 (66.67%) Network Design
2 9 (60.00%) VLAN
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) F5
3 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (33.33%) 3PAR
4 5 (33.33%) HP Helion
4 5 (33.33%) Private Cloud
4 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) DWDM
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (26.67%) BGP
5 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) VME
5 4 (26.67%) CCIE
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) MPLS
5 4 (26.67%) OSPF
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) AIX

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) HP Helion
2 4 (26.67%) Amazon S3
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) VLAN
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 5 (33.33%) DWDM
5 4 (26.67%) MPLS
5 4 (26.67%) OSPF
5 4 (26.67%) BGP
5 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) AIX
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) VME
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Network Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) COBOL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CCIE
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Nintex
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) TippingPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) VMware