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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 137 112 121
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 23 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 1.02% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.33% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 11
Median daily rate £450 £400 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +41.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £306 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £438 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
3042 2861 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.08% 76.93% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1678 1260
Median daily rate £415 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 124 100
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cheshire -28 8 £588 +46.87%
Manchester -8 5 £360 +105.71% 1
Lancashire 0 3 £413 -
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (54.35%) Firewall
2 18 (39.13%) Network Security
3 17 (36.96%) DNS
4 15 (32.61%) Cisco
4 15 (32.61%) Windows
5 14 (30.43%) VMware
5 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (26.09%) DevOps
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (21.74%) WAN
8 10 (21.74%) Linux
8 10 (21.74%) LAN
9 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
9 9 (19.57%) SSL
9 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.39%) CCNP
11 7 (15.22%) Banking
11 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
12 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
12 6 (13.04%) CCNA
12 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
12 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
12 6 (13.04%) VoIP
12 6 (13.04%) Unix
12 6 (13.04%) .NET
13 5 (10.87%) MySQL

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%) Apache
2 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) JBoss
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) Firewall
2 18 (39.13%) Network Security
3 17 (36.96%) DNS
4 10 (21.74%) LAN
4 10 (21.74%) WAN
5 9 (19.57%) SSL
5 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (13.04%) VoIP
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (10.87%) DHCP
7 5 (10.87%) Internet
7 5 (10.87%) VPN
8 4 (8.70%) BGP
8 4 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (8.70%) FTP
8 4 (8.70%) HTTP
8 4 (8.70%) SAN
8 4 (8.70%) SMTP
8 4 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) MySQL
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) DB2
2 3 (6.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
1 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
1 3 (6.52%) Toad
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) GoCD
3 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (15.22%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Head of DevOps
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Firewall Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) LAMP
3 4 (8.70%) WAMP
4 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.52%) JSP
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) EDI
6 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) PMI
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Linux
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (13.04%) Unix
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.17%) Debian
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) DevOps
2 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
3 5 (10.87%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Network Management
3 5 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (10.87%) Performance Management
3 5 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
4 3 (6.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
4 3 (6.52%) Security Management
4 3 (6.52%) Server Hardening
4 3 (6.52%) Validation
5 2 (4.35%) Defect Management
5 2 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.70%) PHP
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.39%) CCNP
3 6 (13.04%) CCNA
4 4 (8.70%) MCITP
4 4 (8.70%) MCTS
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.70%) RHCE
5 3 (6.52%) CCIE
5 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.35%) CCSA
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) UAG
3 4 (8.70%) vSphere
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) Postfix
5 2 (4.35%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.17%) vCloud
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (8.70%) vRealize
3 3 (6.52%) DameWare
3 3 (6.52%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Pacemaker
5 1 (2.17%) Packer
5 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.87%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.70%) Brocade
6 4 (8.70%) F5
6 4 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 4 (8.70%) Juniper
6 4 (8.70%) Splunk
7 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 3 (6.52%) LexisNexis
7 3 (6.52%) Oracle
7 3 (6.52%) Sun
8 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
8 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.35%) Trustwave
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