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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 63 81 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 48 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.51% 1.18% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 1.42% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 4 9
Median daily rate £320 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £319 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £568 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1148 917 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.92% 83.44% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 604 366
Median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 37
Median hourly rate £29.00 £14.20 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.22% -34.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £9.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +16 48 £320 -28.08% 1
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 45 (54.22%) Security Cleared
2 44 (53.01%) Firewall
3 40 (48.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (48.19%) SC Cleared
4 39 (46.99%) Windows
5 38 (45.78%) MS Exchange
5 38 (45.78%) Active Directory
5 38 (45.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (45.78%) PowerShell
5 38 (45.78%) Office 365
5 38 (45.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (45.78%) Windows Server
6 34 (40.96%) F5
7 32 (38.55%) Migration
7 32 (38.55%) High Availability
8 30 (36.14%) Clustering
8 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
9 28 (33.73%) Linux
10 27 (32.53%) Cisco
11 26 (31.33%) SharePoint
11 26 (31.33%) MCSE
11 26 (31.33%) WebLogic
11 26 (31.33%) Oracle
11 26 (31.33%) Skype for Business
11 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (30.12%) J2EE
12 25 (30.12%) Unix
12 25 (30.12%) Apache
12 25 (30.12%) Tomcat
12 25 (30.12%) JBoss

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (45.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 38 (45.78%) Exchange Server 2013
1 38 (45.78%) MS Exchange
2 26 (31.33%) SharePoint
2 26 (31.33%) Skype for Business
2 26 (31.33%) WebLogic
3 25 (30.12%) Apache
3 25 (30.12%) iPlanet
3 25 (30.12%) JBoss
3 25 (30.12%) Tomcat
4 24 (28.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 16 (19.28%) OpenStack
6 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (7.23%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.20%) CMS
9 1 (1.20%) FileNet
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 38 (45.78%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (53.01%) Firewall
2 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
3 21 (25.30%) Skype
4 18 (21.69%) DNS
5 9 (10.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (7.23%) BIG-IP
6 6 (7.23%) SAN
6 6 (7.23%) SSL
7 5 (6.02%) BGP
7 5 (6.02%) HTTP
7 5 (6.02%) OSPF
7 5 (6.02%) SSH
8 3 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (2.41%) MPLS
9 2 (2.41%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.20%) FWSM
10 1 (1.20%) Internet
10 1 (1.20%) Network Security
10 1 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (1.20%) Advertising
1 1 (1.20%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Office 365 Specialist
2 9 (10.84%) Messaging Specialist
2 9 (10.84%) Office 365 Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Administrator
4 7 (8.43%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Solaris Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) Project Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Lync Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) Office 365 Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Exchange Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.41%) Lync Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) J2EE
2 1 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (1.20%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.14%) Clustering
2 15 (18.07%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (33.73%) Linux
4 26 (31.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (30.12%) Unix
6 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (19.28%) Solaris
8 9 (10.84%) AIX
8 9 (10.84%) HPUX
8 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (10.84%) SUSE
9 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) High Availability
1 32 (38.55%) Migration
2 17 (20.48%) ITIL
3 13 (15.66%) Content Management
4 4 (4.82%) Change Control
4 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.41%) DevOps
5 2 (2.41%) Validation
6 1 (1.20%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.20%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.20%) CRM
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Content Management
6 1 (1.20%) ERP
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.20%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.20%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.20%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.20%) SDLC
6 1 (1.20%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.78%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) C
3 1 (1.20%) Java
3 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (54.22%) Security Cleared
2 40 (48.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (48.19%) SC Cleared
3 26 (31.33%) MCSE
4 15 (18.07%) Degree
5 14 (16.87%) MCTS
6 8 (9.64%) MCITP
6 8 (9.64%) MCP
7 3 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.41%) CCNA
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.20%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 38 (45.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (27.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (6.02%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (40.96%) F5
2 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.53%) Cisco
4 26 (31.33%) Oracle
5 25 (30.12%) Sun
6 23 (27.71%) Veritas
7 20 (24.10%) Red Hat
8 19 (22.89%) HP
9 9 (10.84%) IronPort
10 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.41%) Citrix
10 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.41%) Juniper
10 2 (2.41%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.20%) CA
11 1 (1.20%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.20%) NetScout
11 1 (1.20%) ReadSoft
11 1 (1.20%) Remedy
11 1 (1.20%) VMware