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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 140 119 122
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 23 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.77% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.04% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 10
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£400 £305 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -26.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £364 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £378
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
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
3466 2318 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.84% 74.18% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1288 1045
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 102 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -11 16 £400 +32.23% 2
Manchester -8 4 £250 -32.43% 5
Merseyside -4 3 £425 +21.42%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 35 (55.56%) Network Security
2 31 (49.21%) Linux
3 25 (39.68%) DevOps
4 22 (34.92%) Ruby
5 20 (31.75%) Java
5 20 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (31.75%) Puppet
6 16 (25.40%) Firewall
7 14 (22.22%) MongoDB
7 14 (22.22%) Docker
8 12 (19.05%) Kafka
8 12 (19.05%) Go
8 12 (19.05%) Scala
8 12 (19.05%) Ansible
8 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 12 (19.05%) Windows
9 11 (17.46%) UNIX
9 11 (17.46%) Web Services
9 11 (17.46%) DHCP
10 10 (15.87%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (15.87%) EDI
11 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (12.70%) Cisco
12 8 (12.70%) HTTP
12 8 (12.70%) DNS
12 8 (12.70%) SQL
12 8 (12.70%) Oracle
12 8 (12.70%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (15.87%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (7.94%) Apache
3 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.76%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.59%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.35%) Route 53
3 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (1.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.59%) SaaS
6 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (55.56%) Network Security
2 16 (25.40%) Firewall
3 11 (17.46%) DHCP
4 8 (12.70%) HTTP
4 8 (12.70%) DNS
5 7 (11.11%) VPN
6 6 (9.52%) OSPF
6 6 (9.52%) BGP
6 6 (9.52%) SMTP
7 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
8 4 (6.35%) LAN
8 4 (6.35%) Wireless
8 4 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.76%) SSH
9 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (4.76%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (4.76%) VoIP
9 3 (4.76%) WAN
9 3 (4.76%) FTP
9 3 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.76%) MySQL
6 2 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.17%) Big Data
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.35%) Hudson
4 2 (3.17%) Maven
5 1 (1.59%) JUnit
5 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Administrator
3 12 (19.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Network Support
5 6 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Network Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) DBA
8 2 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Administrator
9 1 (1.59%) Junior Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.59%) SQL DBA
9 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Kafka
2 11 (17.46%) Web Services
3 10 (15.87%) EDI
4 7 (11.11%) XML
5 3 (4.76%) JMS
5 3 (4.76%) EDIFACT
5 3 (4.76%) WCF
6 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
6 2 (3.17%) LAMP
7 1 (1.59%) JSON
7 1 (1.59%) J2EE
7 1 (1.59%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Clustering
2 3 (4.76%) Statistics
2 3 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.59%) Telematics
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Linux
2 12 (19.05%) Windows
3 11 (17.46%) UNIX
4 6 (9.52%) CentOS
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) DevOps
2 8 (12.70%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.52%) ITIL
4 6 (9.52%) ITSM
5 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.35%) Open Source
6 4 (6.35%) Change Control
6 4 (6.35%) Stress Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.17%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (3.17%) Auto-Scaling
9 1 (1.59%) Server Building
9 1 (1.59%) Build Automation
9 1 (1.59%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Ruby
2 20 (31.75%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) Scala
3 12 (19.05%) Go
4 8 (12.70%) SQL
5 7 (11.11%) Perl
6 6 (9.52%) Python
6 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.76%) ActionScript
8 3 (4.76%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (3.17%) Groovy
9 2 (3.17%) PHP
10 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.94%) CCNA
4 3 (4.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.22%) Docker
2 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) Puppet
2 12 (19.05%) Ansible
3 5 (7.94%) Vagrant
3 5 (7.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.17%) Nagios
5 2 (3.17%) Cacti
6 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Cisco
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) LANDesk
4 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Google
5 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.76%) Aruba
6 2 (3.17%) RightScale
6 2 (3.17%) Percona
7 1 (1.59%) Vyatta
7 1 (1.59%) Infor
7 1 (1.59%) Juniper
7 1 (1.59%) NetApp
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