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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 129 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.078% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£345 - £370
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 - £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £155.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-80.64% +416.66%
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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
2339 1840 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.86% 72.21% 71.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 938 823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 22 23
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 4 £340 - 2
Glasgow -7 2 - - 3
Stirling - - - -
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (45.45%) Clustering
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (31.82%) SAN
4 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
4 7 (31.82%) Apache
5 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
5 6 (27.27%) JBoss
5 6 (27.27%) RHCE
5 6 (27.27%) F5
5 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
7 4 (18.18%) Data Security
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
8 3 (13.64%) MCTS
8 3 (13.64%) Network Security
8 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
8 3 (13.64%) CESG
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
8 3 (13.64%) JSP 440
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) JSP
8 3 (13.64%) LDAP

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (31.82%) Apache
2 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 6 (27.27%) JBoss
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security
3 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
3 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless Security
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) ADSL
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Informix
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Service Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) JSP
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Flex
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Data Security
2 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
4 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Transition Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Demand Management
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) MUMPS
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) RHCE
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) MCTS
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (27.27%) F5
4 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.55%) Sophos