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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 116 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 38 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.58% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 4
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£400 £265 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +17.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +27.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
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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
2840 2245 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.43% 73.25% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1193 864
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
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 116 97 84
Average hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +15 31 £400 +55.33% 5
Manchester - 5 - - 3
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Merseyside -17 1 - - 1
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 31 (54.39%) Network Security
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 22 (38.60%) DevOps
4 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (33.33%) Ruby
6 16 (28.07%) Puppet
6 16 (28.07%) Java
7 14 (24.56%) UNIX
8 13 (22.81%) Firewall
9 11 (19.30%) Windows
10 10 (17.54%) DHCP
10 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
10 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
10 10 (17.54%) Docker
11 9 (15.79%) Cisco
12 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.04%) Web Services
12 8 (14.04%) Go
12 8 (14.04%) Kafka
12 8 (14.04%) Scala
12 8 (14.04%) Ansible
13 7 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (12.28%) Amazon S3
13 7 (12.28%) SQL
13 7 (12.28%) Oracle
13 7 (12.28%) EDI
13 7 (12.28%) CCNA
13 7 (12.28%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (10.53%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) nginx
4 3 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Jetty
5 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (12.28%) Amazon S3
3 6 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (7.02%) Route 53
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.75%) SaaS
7 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (54.39%) Network Security
2 13 (22.81%) Firewall
3 10 (17.54%) DHCP
4 7 (12.28%) HTTP
5 6 (10.53%) VPN
5 6 (10.53%) DNS
6 5 (8.77%) OSPF
6 5 (8.77%) BGP
6 5 (8.77%) SMTP
7 4 (7.02%) Wireless
7 4 (7.02%) VLAN
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.26%) WAN
8 3 (5.26%) LAN
9 2 (3.51%) VoIP
9 2 (3.51%) SNMP
9 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.51%) FTP
9 2 (3.51%) TACACS
9 2 (3.51%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.77%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.02%) MySQL
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.26%) Hudson
4 2 (3.51%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) JUnit
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
1 1 (1.75%) Games
1 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (28.07%) Administrator
3 8 (14.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Network Support
4 6 (10.53%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Network Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
1 8 (14.04%) Kafka
2 7 (12.28%) EDI
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) JMS
4 3 (5.26%) EDIFACT
4 3 (5.26%) LAMP
4 3 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) Statistics
2 2 (3.51%) Replication
2 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.75%) Telematics
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Linux
2 14 (24.56%) UNIX
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 7 (12.28%) CentOS
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 3 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) DevOps
2 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.77%) ITSM
4 5 (8.77%) Open Source
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.02%) Migration
5 4 (7.02%) Change Control
6 3 (5.26%) Stress Testing
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL
6 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.51%) Auto-Scaling
7 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.51%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.75%) JVM Tuning
8 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) Ruby
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) Scala
3 8 (14.04%) Go
4 7 (12.28%) SQL
5 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.77%) Python
7 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.26%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (5.26%) ActionScript
8 3 (5.26%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) Groovy
10 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.28%) CCNA
3 4 (7.02%) CCNP
4 3 (5.26%) MCSD
4 3 (5.26%) MCSE
4 3 (5.26%) CCA
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.26%) CCEA
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Docker
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) Puppet
2 8 (14.04%) Ansible
3 5 (8.77%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.26%) Nagios
4 3 (5.26%) Cacti
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco
3 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.28%) Oracle
5 6 (10.53%) VMware
6 5 (8.77%) LANDesk
7 4 (7.02%) Google
8 3 (5.26%) Citrix
8 3 (5.26%) Percona
9 2 (3.51%) Aruba
9 2 (3.51%) RightScale
9 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.75%) Juniper
10 1 (1.75%) NetApp
10 1 (1.75%) Infor
10 1 (1.75%) Vyatta
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