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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 139 120 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 18 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.87% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.09% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 5
Median daily rate £525 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £318 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +16.12%
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
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -2 15 £538 +43.33% 2
Cheshire +8 2 £473 +18.12%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 24 (58.54%) Firewall
2 18 (43.90%) Network Security
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (34.15%) DevOps
5 13 (31.71%) F5
5 13 (31.71%) Cisco
6 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (29.27%) Puppet
6 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
7 11 (26.83%) DNS
7 11 (26.83%) CCNP
8 9 (21.95%) CCIE
8 9 (21.95%) Linux
8 9 (21.95%) LAN
8 9 (21.95%) WAN
8 9 (21.95%) QA
8 9 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (21.95%) RightScale
9 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (19.51%) Network Design
9 8 (19.51%) DHCP
9 8 (19.51%) OSPF
10 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
10 7 (17.07%) VMware
11 6 (14.63%) Juniper
11 6 (14.63%) Java
12 5 (12.20%) BGP
12 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
12 5 (12.20%) EIGRP

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 2 (4.88%) IIS
1 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Project
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (58.54%) Firewall
2 18 (43.90%) Network Security
3 11 (26.83%) DNS
4 9 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (21.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (21.95%) LAN
4 9 (21.95%) WAN
5 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (19.51%) DHCP
5 8 (19.51%) OSPF
6 5 (12.20%) BGP
6 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
7 4 (9.76%) BIG-IP
7 4 (9.76%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (9.76%) IGRP
7 4 (9.76%) NetScaler
7 4 (9.76%) NetScreen
7 4 (9.76%) VLAN
7 4 (9.76%) VoIP
7 4 (9.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.88%) Redis
1 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Design Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Head of DevOps
6 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Servlets
2 1 (2.44%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) CentOS
3 4 (9.76%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) DevOps
2 8 (19.51%) Network Design
3 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.32%) ITSM
5 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 3 (7.32%) Validation
6 2 (4.88%) High Availability
6 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.44%) Logistics
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Ruby
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) CCIE
4 5 (12.20%) CCDP
5 3 (7.32%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) CCDA
6 1 (2.44%) CCNA
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco
1 13 (31.71%) F5
2 9 (21.95%) RightScale
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) Juniper
5 3 (7.32%) Forcepoint
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Brocade
6 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.88%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.44%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.44%) Riverbed