The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 112 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 18 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.19% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.26% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Average daily rate
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£282 £226 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -29.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £226 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £372 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £15.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+56.45% -51.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2087 1893 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.40% 71.06% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1118
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Load Balancing
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +12 8 £265 -39.08% 2
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) DNS
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (36.67%) F5
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 9 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 8 (26.67%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 8 (26.67%) SQL
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 8 (26.67%) Firewall
6 8 (26.67%) Clustering
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (26.67%) Amazon S3
6 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (26.67%) Puppet
7 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (23.33%) CentOS
7 7 (23.33%) MCITP
7 7 (23.33%) MCTS
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
7 7 (23.33%) IIS
7 7 (23.33%) MCSE
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (23.33%) IIS
3 3 (10.00%) Lync
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) nginx
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon S3
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) Route 53
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (16.67%) SaaS
3 5 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) DNS
2 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) WAN
3 7 (23.33%) LAN
4 6 (20.00%) DHCP
4 6 (20.00%) BGP
4 6 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (16.67%) Wireless
5 5 (16.67%) VLAN
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) DMZ
5 5 (16.67%) Internet
5 5 (16.67%) VPN
6 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Hudson
1 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
2 5 (16.67%) Firmware
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) CentOS
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (23.33%) DevOps
3 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) MCSE
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (23.33%) MCTS
1 7 (23.33%) MCITP
2 6 (20.00%) CCNP
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.67%) Brightmail
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 5 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.67%) Nagios
3 2 (6.67%) Cacti
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) F5
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) RightScale
5 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.67%) IronPort
6 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
6 2 (6.67%) Percona
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) AppSense
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
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