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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 135 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 29 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 1.04% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.35% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 10
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £438 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
3185 2895 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.53% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1668 1250
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 140 119
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 May 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 May 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 -22 12 £425 +6.31%
Manchester -13 7 £360 +105.71% 6
Lancashire +3 3 £413 -
Merseyside - 3 £250 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 29 (58.00%) Firewall
2 21 (42.00%) DNS
3 20 (40.00%) Cisco
4 18 (36.00%) Network Security
5 17 (34.00%) Windows
6 14 (28.00%) VMware
6 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (22.00%) Linux
9 10 (20.00%) LAN
9 10 (20.00%) WAN
9 10 (20.00%) Unix
10 9 (18.00%) SSL
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.00%) CCNP
10 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (18.00%) DevOps
11 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (16.00%) DHCP
11 8 (16.00%) VoIP
12 7 (14.00%) Wireless
12 7 (14.00%) Banking
12 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
12 7 (14.00%) BGP
12 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
13 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto

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 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 4 (8.00%) JBoss
2 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (58.00%) Firewall
2 21 (42.00%) DNS
3 18 (36.00%) Network Security
4 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (20.00%) LAN
5 10 (20.00%) WAN
6 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (18.00%) SSL
7 8 (16.00%) DHCP
7 8 (16.00%) VoIP
8 7 (14.00%) BGP
8 7 (14.00%) Wireless
9 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (12.00%) OSPF
9 6 (12.00%) VPN
10 5 (10.00%) FTP
10 5 (10.00%) HTTP
10 5 (10.00%) Internet
10 5 (10.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (6.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (14.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Head of DevOps
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Firewall Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) OAT Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) LAMP
2 4 (8.00%) WAMP
2 4 (8.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.00%) JSP
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.00%) EDI
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.00%) PMI
2 3 (6.00%) Statistics
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) BYOD
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Unix
4 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Solaris
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) DevOps
2 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (12.00%) Capacity Management
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
4 5 (10.00%) Network Management
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) High Availability
6 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Security Management
6 3 (6.00%) Server Hardening
6 3 (6.00%) Validation
6 3 (6.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Perl
1 6 (12.00%) PHP
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) CCIE
4 4 (8.00%) MCITP
4 4 (8.00%) MCTS
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.00%) RHCE
5 3 (6.00%) CCSA
5 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.00%) RHCSA
7 1 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.00%) UAG
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
4 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.00%) Postfix
5 2 (4.00%) Sendmail
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.00%) vCloud
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Puppet
2 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (8.00%) vRealize
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.00%) DameWare
3 3 (6.00%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.00%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco
2 14 (28.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.00%) F5
6 6 (12.00%) Fortinet
6 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (10.00%) HP
7 5 (10.00%) Juniper
7 5 (10.00%) Oracle
8 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (8.00%) Brocade
9 3 (6.00%) Aruba
9 3 (6.00%) IBM
9 3 (6.00%) LexisNexis
9 3 (6.00%) Splunk
9 3 (6.00%) Sun
10 2 (4.00%) MobileIron
10 2 (4.00%) Trustwave
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