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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 130 133 127
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 26 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.19% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.25% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Manchester +1 20 £338 +7.14% 1
Cheshire -1 6 £425 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 24 (42.11%) Firewall
2 18 (31.58%) Cisco
3 17 (29.82%) DNS
4 16 (28.07%) Windows
5 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 15 (26.32%) Network Security
6 14 (24.56%) Linux
7 13 (22.81%) F5
7 13 (22.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 12 (21.05%) Unix
9 11 (19.30%) Web Services
9 11 (19.30%) DevOps
10 10 (17.54%) High Availability
10 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (17.54%) VMware
11 9 (15.79%) Oracle
11 9 (15.79%) VPN
12 8 (14.04%) OSPF
12 8 (14.04%) Java
12 8 (14.04%) Perl
12 8 (14.04%) DHCP
12 8 (14.04%) HTTP
12 8 (14.04%) BGP
12 8 (14.04%) Wireless
12 8 (14.04%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (14.04%) Puppet
13 7 (12.28%) Big Data
13 7 (12.28%) Network Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 3 (5.26%) Sonic ESB
1 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon Glacier
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon S3
2 4 (7.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (7.02%) Route 53
3 2 (3.51%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.11%) Firewall
2 17 (29.82%) DNS
3 15 (26.32%) Network Security
3 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 13 (22.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (15.79%) VPN
7 8 (14.04%) BGP
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (14.04%) DHCP
7 8 (14.04%) HTTP
7 8 (14.04%) OSPF
7 8 (14.04%) Wireless
8 7 (12.28%) VoIP
9 6 (10.53%) SMTP
9 6 (10.53%) SSH
10 5 (8.77%) SNMP
10 5 (8.77%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (8.77%) TACACS
11 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Big Data
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (7.02%) MySQL
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) DB2
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Gradle
2 4 (7.02%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.51%) Hudson
3 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.51%) Toad
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Banking
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Consultant
3 9 (15.79%) Architect
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Network Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Firewall Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) IP Network Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Web Services
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 4 (7.02%) J2EE
3 4 (7.02%) JSON
4 3 (5.26%) Middleware
5 2 (3.51%) .NET
5 2 (3.51%) Kafka
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.75%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.02%) Replication
2 4 (7.02%) Statistics
2 4 (7.02%) Telematics
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 12 (21.05%) Unix
4 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 6 (10.53%) Solaris
5 4 (7.02%) Android
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) DevOps
2 10 (17.54%) High Availability
3 7 (12.28%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) ETL
4 5 (8.77%) OWASP
5 4 (7.02%) Android Development
5 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.02%) iOS Development
5 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.02%) Migration
5 4 (7.02%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.02%) Web Filtering
6 3 (5.26%) Analytics
6 3 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) Patch Management
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Java
1 8 (14.04%) Perl
2 6 (10.53%) Python
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) Go
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
4 2 (3.51%) Ruby
4 2 (3.51%) Scala
4 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) CCIE
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) CCNP
3 3 (5.26%) CCSA
4 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) Docker
3 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) Postfix
3 2 (3.51%) Sendmail
3 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Puppet
2 4 (7.02%) Ansible
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.51%) DameWare
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (3.51%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Cisco
2 13 (22.81%) F5
3 10 (17.54%) VMware
4 9 (15.79%) Oracle
5 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
6 5 (8.77%) Aruba
6 5 (8.77%) Juniper
7 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.26%) Pega
8 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.51%) Cognizant
9 2 (3.51%) HP
9 2 (3.51%) IBM
9 2 (3.51%) McAfee
9 2 (3.51%) Sun
9 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 2 (3.51%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (3.51%) Veritas