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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 129 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 29 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.73% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 4
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£375 £300 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +32.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+51.92% +15.55%
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +6 23 £375 +41.50% 3
Manchester -5 4 - - 5
Merseyside -10 2 - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (53.23%) Network Security
2 27 (43.55%) Linux
3 22 (35.48%) DevOps
4 19 (30.65%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (30.65%) Ruby
5 17 (27.42%) Java
6 16 (25.81%) Puppet
7 14 (22.58%) UNIX
7 14 (22.58%) Firewall
8 13 (20.97%) Windows
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
9 11 (17.74%) DHCP
9 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (17.74%) MongoDB
9 11 (17.74%) Docker
10 10 (16.13%) Cisco
11 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
11 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
11 9 (14.52%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (14.52%) Web Services
11 9 (14.52%) EDI
11 9 (14.52%) Go
11 9 (14.52%) Kafka
11 9 (14.52%) Scala
11 9 (14.52%) Ansible
12 8 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (12.90%) SQL
12 8 (12.90%) Oracle
12 8 (12.90%) HTTP
13 7 (11.29%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (14.52%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (8.06%) Apache
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.84%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (4.84%) nginx
4 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Jetty
5 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.65%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Route 53
3 4 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.84%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (1.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.61%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (53.23%) Network Security
2 14 (22.58%) Firewall
3 11 (17.74%) DHCP
4 8 (12.90%) HTTP
5 7 (11.29%) VPN
5 7 (11.29%) DNS
6 6 (9.68%) SMTP
6 6 (9.68%) OSPF
6 6 (9.68%) BGP
7 5 (8.06%) Wireless
8 4 (6.45%) VLAN
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (4.84%) SSH
9 3 (4.84%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (4.84%) TACACS
9 3 (4.84%) Telnet
9 3 (4.84%) SNMP
9 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.84%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
1 11 (17.74%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.84%) Hudson
4 2 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.61%) JUnit
5 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (1.61%) Finance
1 1 (1.61%) Games
1 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (27.42%) Administrator
3 9 (14.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Network Support
5 6 (9.68%) Network Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Network Administrator
6 5 (8.06%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Design Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) DBA
10 1 (1.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Web Services
1 9 (14.52%) EDI
1 9 (14.52%) Kafka
2 6 (9.68%) XML
3 3 (4.84%) JMS
3 3 (4.84%) EDIFACT
3 3 (4.84%) WCF
4 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
4 2 (3.23%) LAMP
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) J2EE
5 1 (1.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) Statistics
2 3 (4.84%) Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Telematics
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (43.55%) Linux
2 14 (22.58%) UNIX
3 13 (20.97%) Windows
4 6 (9.68%) CentOS
5 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.84%) AIX
6 3 (4.84%) Solaris
7 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) Android
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) DevOps
2 8 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 6 (9.68%) ITSM
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL
6 4 (6.45%) Migration
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.45%) Open Source
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (6.45%) Change Control
6 4 (6.45%) Stress Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (3.23%) Auto-Scaling
9 1 (1.61%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) Ruby
2 17 (27.42%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) Scala
3 9 (14.52%) Go
4 8 (12.90%) SQL
5 7 (11.29%) Perl
6 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 5 (8.06%) Python
8 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.84%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (4.84%) ActionScript
10 2 (3.23%) Groovy
10 2 (3.23%) PHP
11 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) CCNA
3 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.45%) CCNP
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) CCA
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.84%) CCEA
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.84%) MCSD
5 3 (4.84%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Docker
2 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) Puppet
2 9 (14.52%) Ansible
3 5 (8.06%) Vagrant
4 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.23%) Nagios
6 2 (3.23%) Cacti
7 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Cisco
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 6 (9.68%) LANDesk
4 6 (9.68%) VMware
5 4 (6.45%) Google
6 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix
6 3 (4.84%) Aruba
7 2 (3.23%) RightScale
7 2 (3.23%) Percona
8 1 (1.61%) Vyatta
8 1 (1.61%) Infor
8 1 (1.61%) Juniper
8 1 (1.61%) NetApp
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