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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / North West
Rank 123 133 135
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 13 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.55% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.67% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 0
Median daily rate £463 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.31% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £43.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -8.02%

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
2171 3119 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.43% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1885 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 140 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £51.98 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 6 £315 -14.57% 1
Cheshire +24 1 £425 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (45.71%) F5
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco
5 14 (40.00%) CCNP
6 12 (34.29%) DNS
6 12 (34.29%) WAN
6 12 (34.29%) LAN
6 12 (34.29%) Linux
6 12 (34.29%) OSPF
7 11 (31.43%) Juniper
7 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (31.43%) Puppet
7 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
7 11 (31.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (31.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (31.43%) DevOps
8 10 (28.57%) Network Security
9 9 (25.71%) BGP
9 9 (25.71%) EIGRP
9 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.86%) IGRP
10 8 (22.86%) NetScreen
10 8 (22.86%) CCIE
10 8 (22.86%) Docker
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (20.00%) Ansible
11 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (20.00%) Java
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

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 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) nginx
2 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) DNS
2 12 (34.29%) LAN
2 12 (34.29%) OSPF
2 12 (34.29%) WAN
3 11 (31.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (31.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (28.57%) Network Security
5 9 (25.71%) BGP
5 9 (25.71%) EIGRP
5 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (22.86%) IGRP
6 8 (22.86%) NetScreen
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (17.14%) DHCP
8 6 (17.14%) VPN
9 4 (11.43%) VLAN
10 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
1 4 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (11.43%) Redis
1 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Network Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) AWS Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) Servlets
1 1 (2.86%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.14%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) DevOps
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Network Design
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.86%) ETL
7 1 (2.86%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.86%) ITSM
7 1 (2.86%) Product Management
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
7 1 (2.86%) Security Management
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (40.00%) CCNP
3 8 (22.86%) CCIE
4 5 (14.29%) CCDP
4 5 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) CCDA
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Puppet
2 7 (20.00%) Ansible
3 4 (11.43%) Kubernetes
3 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.43%) Terraform
4 3 (8.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) F5
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 11 (31.43%) Juniper
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) Forcepoint
6 3 (8.57%) RightScale
7 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) Brocade
8 1 (2.86%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto