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 30 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 132 139 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 20 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.57% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.71% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 14
Median daily rate £450 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £298 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £704 £438 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +4.00%
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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
2836 3383 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.38% 80.59% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2057 1298
Median daily rate £400 £401 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 134 102
Median hourly rate £21.05 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.38% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Cheshire +2 10 £463 +15.62%
Merseyside +10 5 £330 - 2
Manchester -6 5 £375 +50.00% 5
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 21 (42.86%) Firewall
2 18 (36.73%) Network Security
3 17 (34.69%) DevOps
4 15 (30.61%) DNS
5 14 (28.57%) VMware
6 13 (26.53%) Windows
7 12 (24.49%) LAN
7 12 (24.49%) SSL
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco
7 12 (24.49%) WAN
8 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (20.41%) Linux
9 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (20.41%) Puppet
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.29%) QA
11 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 7 (14.29%) CCNP
11 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 7 (14.29%) ITIL
12 6 (12.24%) IIS
12 6 (12.24%) .NET
12 6 (12.24%) CCNA
12 6 (12.24%) Brocade
12 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
12 6 (12.24%) RightScale
13 5 (10.20%) F5
13 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management

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 (12.24%) IIS
2 5 (10.20%) Apache
3 4 (8.16%) JBoss
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
1 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) Firewall
2 18 (36.73%) Network Security
3 15 (30.61%) DNS
4 12 (24.49%) LAN
4 12 (24.49%) SSL
4 12 (24.49%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (10.20%) Internet
5 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.20%) VPN
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (8.16%) DHCP
6 4 (8.16%) SAN
6 4 (8.16%) VoIP
7 3 (6.12%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.12%) FTP
7 3 (6.12%) HTTP
8 2 (4.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) MySQL
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) MS Access
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.08%) Toad
2 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.04%) GoCD
3 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Head of DevOps
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) OAT Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) LAMP
3 4 (8.16%) WAMP
4 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.12%) JSP
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.04%) EDI
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) PMI
3 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) FlexPod
3 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
3 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Unix
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) CentOS
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) DevOps
2 7 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
3 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) High Availability
4 4 (8.16%) Validation
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.12%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.12%) Security Management
5 3 (6.12%) Server Hardening
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Defect Management
6 2 (4.08%) ITSM
6 2 (4.08%) Network Design
6 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) PHP
3 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.16%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.29%) CCNP
3 6 (12.24%) CCNA
4 4 (8.16%) MCITP
4 4 (8.16%) MCTS
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) RHCE
5 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.08%) CCIE
6 2 (4.08%) Degree
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) UAG
2 4 (8.16%) vSphere
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) vCloud
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Puppet
2 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.08%) DameWare
3 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.08%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (4.08%) vRealize
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Pacemaker
4 1 (2.04%) Packer
4 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) VMware
2 12 (24.49%) Cisco
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.24%) Brocade
5 6 (12.24%) RightScale
6 5 (10.20%) F5
6 5 (10.20%) HP
7 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
7 4 (8.16%) Splunk
8 3 (6.12%) Juniper
9 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.08%) IBM
9 2 (4.08%) LexisNexis
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle
10 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.04%) Sun
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