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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 112 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 20 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.40% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.51% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Average daily rate £404 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £155.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -80.64%
Load Balancing
UK

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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +12 6 £378 - 3
Renfrewshire - 5 £420 -
Edinburgh -19 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 £385 -
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) WAN
3 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) DNS
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 9 (33.33%) F5
6 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 8 (29.63%) Firewall
6 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
6 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.93%) Citrix
7 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
7 7 (25.93%) HTML
7 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) CSS
7 7 (25.93%) Migration
7 7 (25.93%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
7 7 (25.93%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
7 7 (25.93%) Live Communications Server
8 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 7 (25.93%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (25.93%) Office Communications Server
3 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
4 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) WAN
2 10 (37.04%) DNS
3 8 (29.63%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) VLAN
5 4 (14.81%) ATM
5 4 (14.81%) BGP
5 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
5 4 (14.81%) ISDN
5 4 (14.81%) LAN
5 4 (14.81%) OSPF
5 4 (14.81%) PPP
5 4 (14.81%) Skype
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.11%) HSRP
6 3 (11.11%) SAN
6 3 (11.11%) X.25
7 2 (7.41%) DDNS
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Consultant
2 7 (25.93%) Network Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Network Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Switch Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Data Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Exchange Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Firewall Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Lync Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Network Technical Architect
7 2 (7.41%) PowerShell Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) CSS
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Microservices
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Presales
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CCIE
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) CCNP
5 3 (11.11%) MCITP
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) F5
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 7 (25.93%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Crossbeam
7 2 (7.41%) EMC
7 2 (7.41%) Google
7 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Teradata