The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 141 124 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 23 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.77% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.98% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 11
Median daily rate £425 £375 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +32.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £316 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% +51.92%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3006 2951 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.11% 78.17% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1742 1209
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 127 96
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the North West region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the North West region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Manchester -9 7 £368 - 3
Cheshire -14 7 £700 +86.66% 3
Merseyside -1 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 3 £413 -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 22 (47.83%) Firewall
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) DNS
3 15 (32.61%) Network Security
4 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (28.26%) DevOps
5 12 (26.09%) Cisco
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 11 (23.91%) LAN
6 11 (23.91%) WAN
7 10 (21.74%) SSL
8 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (19.57%) Linux
8 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 8 (17.39%) .NET
9 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.04%) IIS
11 6 (13.04%) CCNP
11 6 (13.04%) CCNA
11 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
11 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
11 6 (13.04%) Banking
11 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
12 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
12 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
12 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
12 5 (10.87%) Puppet

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (13.04%) IIS
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) Firewall
2 17 (36.96%) DNS
3 15 (32.61%) Network Security
4 11 (23.91%) LAN
4 11 (23.91%) WAN
5 10 (21.74%) SSL
6 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.87%) Internet
7 5 (10.87%) VoIP
7 5 (10.87%) VPN
8 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.70%) DHCP
8 4 (8.70%) FTP
8 4 (8.70%) HTTP
8 4 (8.70%) SAN
8 4 (8.70%) SMTP
9 3 (6.52%) BGP
9 3 (6.52%) NAS
9 3 (6.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) MS Access
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.35%) Toad
2 1 (2.17%) GoCD
2 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Head of DevOps
3 4 (8.70%) Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Architect
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) LAMP
3 4 (8.70%) WAMP
4 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.52%) JSP
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.17%) EDI
6 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) PMI
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) DevOps
2 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
3 5 (10.87%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) High Availability
4 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (6.52%) Network Management
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Security Management
5 3 (6.52%) Server Hardening
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.70%) PHP
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.04%) CCNA
2 6 (13.04%) CCNP
3 4 (8.70%) MCITP
3 4 (8.70%) MCTS
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.70%) RHCE
4 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) vSphere
4 4 (8.70%) UAG
5 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.35%) Postfix
6 2 (4.35%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.17%) vCloud
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (6.52%) vRealize
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.35%) DameWare
4 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Pacemaker
5 1 (2.17%) Packer
5 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 12 (26.09%) Cisco
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.87%) Brocade
4 5 (10.87%) HP
4 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.70%) Splunk
6 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.35%) F5
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 2 (4.35%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.35%) Sun
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
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