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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 137 151 119
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 23 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.63% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 10
Median daily rate £450 £425 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +36.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £359 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £456 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 September 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 September 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
Manchester -4 10 £500 +17.64% 5
Cheshire +1 9 £450 +12.50% 1
Merseyside +1 4 £330 -22.35% 1
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 22 (47.83%) Network Security
2 20 (43.48%) Firewall
3 17 (36.96%) DevOps
4 15 (32.61%) DNS
5 12 (26.09%) LAN
5 12 (26.09%) WAN
5 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (23.91%) Puppet
6 11 (23.91%) SSL
6 11 (23.91%) Cisco
6 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (23.91%) VMware
7 10 (21.74%) Windows
7 10 (21.74%) Linux
8 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
9 8 (17.39%) F5
9 8 (17.39%) ITIL
9 8 (17.39%) CCNP
9 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
10 7 (15.22%) QA
10 7 (15.22%) RightScale
10 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.04%) Project Management
11 6 (13.04%) Java
12 5 (10.87%) .NET
12 5 (10.87%) IIS

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 5 (10.87%) IIS
1 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) JBoss
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.52%) MS Project
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) Network Security
2 20 (43.48%) Firewall
3 15 (32.61%) DNS
4 12 (26.09%) LAN
4 12 (26.09%) WAN
5 11 (23.91%) SSL
6 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (10.87%) DHCP
7 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.70%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.70%) Internet
8 4 (8.70%) VPN
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (6.52%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.52%) VoIP
10 2 (4.35%) FWSM
10 2 (4.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) MS Access
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Redis
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.35%) Toad
2 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) GoCD
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.87%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
1 10 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Head of DevOps
3 4 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (2.17%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.52%) JSP
3 3 (6.52%) LAMP
3 3 (6.52%) WAMP
4 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) PMI
2 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) FlexPod
2 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.52%) CentOS
6 2 (4.35%) Unix
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) DevOps
2 8 (17.39%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Network Design
4 5 (10.87%) Validation
5 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 3 (6.52%) ITSM
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.52%) Security Management
6 3 (6.52%) Server Hardening
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) High Availability
7 2 (4.35%) Load Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.70%) PHP
4 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.52%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.39%) CCNP
3 4 (8.70%) CCIE
4 3 (6.52%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) MCITP
4 3 (6.52%) MCTS
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.52%) RHCE
5 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) CCDA
6 1 (2.17%) CCDP
6 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) UAG
4 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.35%) DameWare
3 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.17%) Packer
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco
1 11 (23.91%) VMware
2 8 (17.39%) F5
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
3 7 (15.22%) RightScale
4 5 (10.87%) Brocade
4 5 (10.87%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.70%) HP
5 4 (8.70%) Splunk
6 3 (6.52%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) Forcepoint
7 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) LexisNexis
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix
8 1 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.17%) Riverbed
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