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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / North East
Rank 87 76 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.32% 0.11% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.14% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £400 - £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £373 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.42% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +100.00%

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
810 735 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.45% 82.68% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 473 322
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £46.90 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 - 3 £400 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 30 (60.00%) Linux
2 29 (58.00%) WebLogic
2 29 (58.00%) Oracle
2 29 (58.00%) Firewall
3 28 (56.00%) Cisco
3 28 (56.00%) iPlanet
3 28 (56.00%) J2EE
3 28 (56.00%) Unix
3 28 (56.00%) Apache
3 28 (56.00%) Tomcat
3 28 (56.00%) TCP/IP
3 28 (56.00%) Sun
3 28 (56.00%) F5
3 28 (56.00%) High Availability
4 27 (54.00%) JBoss
4 27 (54.00%) Clustering
4 27 (54.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 26 (52.00%) Veritas
5 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 26 (52.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 22 (44.00%) SC Cleared
6 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
7 21 (42.00%) Migration
7 21 (42.00%) Windows
8 20 (40.00%) MCSE
8 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 20 (40.00%) SharePoint
8 20 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (40.00%) Windows Server

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 29 (58.00%) WebLogic
2 28 (56.00%) Apache
2 28 (56.00%) iPlanet
2 28 (56.00%) Tomcat
3 27 (54.00%) JBoss
3 27 (54.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 20 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 20 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 20 (40.00%) Skype for Business
5 12 (24.00%) OpenStack
6 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
9 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (58.00%) Firewall
2 28 (56.00%) TCP/IP
3 19 (38.00%) Skype
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) DB2
1 1 (2.00%) Ingres
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 9 (18.00%) Administrator
3 8 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Solaris Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.00%) Project Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (6.00%) Lync Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) Messaging Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) Unix Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) Lync Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Subject Matter Expert
10 1 (2.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (56.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (54.00%) Clustering
2 14 (28.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Linux
2 28 (56.00%) Unix
3 21 (42.00%) Windows
4 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (36.00%) Solaris
7 11 (22.00%) AIX
7 11 (22.00%) HPUX
7 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (20.00%) SUSE
9 1 (2.00%) CentOS
9 1 (2.00%) MVS
9 1 (2.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) High Availability
2 21 (42.00%) Migration
3 19 (38.00%) ITIL
4 1 (2.00%) Application Discovery
4 1 (2.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) CRM
4 1 (2.00%) DevOps
4 1 (2.00%) ERP
4 1 (2.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.00%) PHP
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (40.00%) MCSE
3 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (28.00%) Degree
5 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 26 (52.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) Brightmail
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Oracle
2 28 (56.00%) Cisco
2 28 (56.00%) F5
2 28 (56.00%) Sun
3 26 (52.00%) Veritas
4 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (28.00%) HP
6 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.00%) IronPort
8 2 (4.00%) PlateSpin
8 2 (4.00%) VMware
9 1 (2.00%) Brocade
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) RightScale