The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.66% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.83% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £388 £398 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -20.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £373 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.42% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +100.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1361 2059 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.59% 80.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 1130 1160
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 23
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.71 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.30 £48.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Load Balancing across the Scotland region.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Scotland region.

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Edinburgh +20 3 £375 -
Glasgow +2 2 £400 +5.96%
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 24 (60.00%) HP
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
3 21 (52.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (50.00%) MCSE
4 20 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 20 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 20 (50.00%) Migration
4 20 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 20 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (50.00%) Office 365
4 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 19 (47.50%) OpenStack
6 18 (45.00%) Skype
6 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (40.00%) Degree
7 16 (40.00%) Computer Science
8 15 (37.50%) Firewall
8 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 14 (35.00%) F5
9 14 (35.00%) Cisco
10 13 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (30.00%) CCNP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 20 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 20 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 20 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 19 (47.50%) OpenStack
3 12 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (5.00%) Apache
6 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.50%) CMS
7 1 (2.50%) iPlanet
7 1 (2.50%) JBoss
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Skype
2 15 (37.50%) Firewall
3 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (25.00%) Network Security
5 9 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (20.00%) Internet
7 6 (15.00%) BGP
7 6 (15.00%) OSPF
8 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
9 3 (7.50%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.50%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) WAN
10 2 (5.00%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) LAN
10 2 (5.00%) Wireless
10 2 (5.00%) WLAN
11 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.50%) Banking
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Messaging Specialist
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Lync Specialist
3 8 (20.00%) Office 365 Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) DBA
6 1 (2.50%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) DataPower
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) HPUX
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) Network Management
3 7 (17.50%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (17.50%) Data Privacy
4 3 (7.50%) Network Design
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (2.50%) Analytics
6 1 (2.50%) Chat Support
6 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.50%) Content Management
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.50%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) Data Analytics
6 1 (2.50%) DevOps
6 1 (2.50%) ERP
6 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (50.00%) MCSE
3 16 (40.00%) Degree
3 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 13 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (30.00%) CCNP
7 9 (22.50%) CCNA
8 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Brightmail
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) HP
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco
3 14 (35.00%) F5
4 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 10 (25.00%) IronPort
6 7 (17.50%) Juniper
6 7 (17.50%) TippingPoint
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Aruba
8 1 (2.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.50%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.50%) RightScale
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) Sun
8 1 (2.50%) Veritas