The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 125 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% - 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Average daily rate £394 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+376.92% -40.90%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Load Balancing
England

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 10 £394 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 6 (42.86%) Internet
3 6 (42.86%) Juniper
3 6 (42.86%) F5
4 5 (35.71%) Route 53
4 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
4 5 (35.71%) VLAN
4 5 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (35.71%) Amazon S3
4 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (35.71%) CCNP
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) Firmware
4 5 (35.71%) DMZ
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) DHCP
4 5 (35.71%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (28.57%) Vagrant
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) SaaS
5 4 (28.57%) PaaS
5 4 (28.57%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Route 53
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon S3
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) SaaS
2 4 (28.57%) PaaS
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Internet
3 5 (35.71%) VLAN
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) BGP
3 5 (35.71%) DMZ
3 5 (35.71%) Wireless
3 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 5 (35.71%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (14.29%) HTTP
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) SMTP
6 1 (7.14%) SSL
6 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Hudson
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (35.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Vagrant
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Juniper
2 6 (42.86%) F5
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 4 (28.57%) RightScale
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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