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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 52 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.81% - 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% - 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£393 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.48% -
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
420 278 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 67.85% 71.65% 61.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 147 85
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 23
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.19 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 28 January 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 5 £393 -
Durham - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (100.00%) Firewall
1 14 (100.00%) Network Design
2 11 (78.57%) Cryptography
2 11 (78.57%) F5
2 11 (78.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (78.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 11 (78.57%) McAfee
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (78.57%) Network Security
2 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 11 (78.57%) SSL
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 10 (71.43%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) Service Management
4 9 (64.29%) HP
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 9 (64.29%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (64.29%) WhatsUp Gold
4 9 (64.29%) Network Management
4 9 (64.29%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) Incident Management
5 7 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (50.00%) Junos
5 7 (50.00%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (78.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (78.57%) Network Security
2 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 11 (78.57%) SSL
3 10 (71.43%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 9 (64.29%) WAN
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (50.00%) Junos
6 2 (14.29%) SMS
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Cryptography
2 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Network Design
2 9 (64.29%) Service Management
2 9 (64.29%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (64.29%) Network Management
2 9 (64.29%) Incident Management
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (50.00%) Time Management
4 3 (21.43%) Build Automation
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
1 7 (50.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (35.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) F5
1 11 (78.57%) McAfee
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) Juniper
1 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 9 (64.29%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 7 (50.00%) EMC
3 7 (50.00%) TippingPoint