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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 140 126 128
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 26 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.82% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.06% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 7
Average daily rate £407 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -74.19%
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
3275 3030 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.35% 78.05% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1664 1217
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 148 130
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 13 £401 +0.12%
Manchester -12 6 £700 +300.00% 4
Lancashire -3 3 £413 -
Merseyside - 3 £225 - 1
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 28 (51.85%) Firewall
2 22 (40.74%) Cisco
3 21 (38.89%) DNS
4 14 (25.93%) Linux
4 14 (25.93%) Network Security
5 13 (24.07%) DevOps
5 13 (24.07%) Windows
6 12 (22.22%) VMware
6 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (20.37%) LAN
7 11 (20.37%) WAN
7 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 10 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
9 9 (16.67%) DHCP
9 9 (16.67%) VoIP
10 8 (14.81%) Unix
10 8 (14.81%) VPN
10 8 (14.81%) SSL
10 8 (14.81%) CCNP
10 8 (14.81%) Wireless
10 8 (14.81%) High Availability
10 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (12.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (12.96%) F5
11 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
11 7 (12.96%) BGP
11 7 (12.96%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
1 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon Glacier
3 3 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (5.56%) Route 53
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (51.85%) Firewall
2 21 (38.89%) DNS
3 14 (25.93%) Network Security
4 11 (20.37%) LAN
4 11 (20.37%) WAN
5 10 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
6 9 (16.67%) DHCP
6 9 (16.67%) VoIP
7 8 (14.81%) SSL
7 8 (14.81%) VPN
7 8 (14.81%) Wireless
8 7 (12.96%) BGP
8 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (12.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (12.96%) HTTP
9 6 (11.11%) OSPF
10 5 (9.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (9.26%) SMTP
11 4 (7.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.56%) Big Data
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
3 2 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Gradle
1 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.41%) Maven
2 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 5 (9.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Consultant
2 7 (12.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) IP Network Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Mobile Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) J2EE
3 3 (5.56%) JSON
4 2 (3.70%) LAMP
4 2 (3.70%) WAMP
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.85%) EDI
5 1 (1.85%) JSP
5 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) Statistics
2 3 (5.56%) Telematics
3 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) BYOD
4 1 (1.85%) CMDB
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Unix
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.56%) Android
6 3 (5.56%) Solaris
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) DevOps
2 8 (14.81%) High Availability
2 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (9.26%) Network Management
3 5 (9.26%) Performance Management
3 5 (9.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.41%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.56%) Android Development
5 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) Java
1 6 (11.11%) Perl
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) PHP
3 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.70%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.81%) CCNP
3 6 (11.11%) CCNA
4 4 (7.41%) CCIE
5 3 (5.56%) CCSA
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.70%) MCITP
6 2 (3.70%) MCTS
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.70%) RHCE
6 2 (3.70%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) vSphere
3 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.70%) Docker
4 2 (3.70%) Postfix
4 2 (3.70%) Sendmail
4 2 (3.70%) UAG
4 2 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.85%) vCloud
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (7.41%) vRealize
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.70%) Ansible
4 2 (3.70%) DameWare
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.85%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Cisco
2 12 (22.22%) VMware
3 7 (12.96%) F5
3 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.26%) Juniper
5 5 (9.26%) Oracle
6 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
6 4 (7.41%) HP
7 3 (5.56%) Aruba
7 3 (5.56%) Splunk
7 3 (5.56%) Sun
8 2 (3.70%) Brocade
8 2 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (3.70%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.70%) Symantec
8 2 (3.70%) Veritas
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