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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 110 122 115
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 39 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.50% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.70% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 3
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£400 £388 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +71.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +39.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £22.75
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2847 2302 1738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.34% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1212 855
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 116 89
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.37 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Cheshire +10 27 £400 +3.22% 4
Manchester +4 9 £175 - 3
Lancashire +10 3 - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (64.44%) Network Security
2 27 (60.00%) Linux
3 22 (48.89%) DevOps
4 20 (44.44%) Ruby
4 20 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (37.78%) Puppet
6 15 (33.33%) Java
7 13 (28.89%) UNIX
8 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
8 11 (24.44%) Firewall
9 10 (22.22%) MongoDB
9 10 (22.22%) Docker
10 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (17.78%) DHCP
10 8 (17.78%) CentOS
10 8 (17.78%) Scala
10 8 (17.78%) Ansible
10 8 (17.78%) Go
10 8 (17.78%) Kafka
11 7 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (15.56%) Amazon S3
11 7 (15.56%) Apache
11 7 (15.56%) CCNA
12 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
12 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
12 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.33%) Cisco
12 6 (13.33%) Open Source
12 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (15.56%) Apache
2 5 (11.11%) nginx
3 3 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Jetty
4 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon S3
3 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (6.67%) Route 53
5 3 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) SaaS
7 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Network Security
2 11 (24.44%) Firewall
3 8 (17.78%) DHCP
4 5 (11.11%) HTTP
5 4 (8.89%) VPN
5 4 (8.89%) DNS
5 4 (8.89%) VLAN
6 3 (6.67%) OSPF
6 3 (6.67%) BGP
6 3 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (6.67%) WAN
6 3 (6.67%) SMTP
7 2 (4.44%) Wireless
8 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.22%) Internet
8 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) MySQL
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) Hudson
3 2 (4.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Administrator
3 8 (17.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Support
5 5 (11.11%) Network Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Network Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Kafka
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) LAMP
3 3 (6.67%) WCF
3 3 (6.67%) EDIFACT
3 3 (6.67%) EDI
3 3 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (2.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Linux
2 13 (28.89%) UNIX
3 8 (17.78%) CentOS
4 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) DevOps
2 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 6 (13.33%) Open Source
2 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) Change Control
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (4.44%) Auto-Scaling
7 1 (2.22%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) JVM Tuning
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Network Management
7 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) Ruby
2 15 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) Scala
3 8 (17.78%) Go
4 6 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.89%) Python
5 4 (8.89%) Perl
5 4 (8.89%) PHP
5 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (6.67%) ActionScript
7 2 (4.44%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) SQL
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.56%) CCNA
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.67%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) CCA
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.67%) CCEA
3 3 (6.67%) MCSD
3 3 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Docker
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (37.78%) Puppet
2 8 (17.78%) Ansible
3 6 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (11.11%) Vagrant
5 4 (8.89%) Nagios
5 4 (8.89%) Cacti
6 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Google
3 4 (8.89%) Percona
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) RightScale
6 1 (2.22%) Vyatta
6 1 (2.22%) Infor
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
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