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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 123 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.12% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £349
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-76.12% -
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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
2139 1756 1455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.64% 72.00% 69.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1202 889 754
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 -8 3 - - 1
Glasgow -4 2 - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 11 (50.00%) Clustering
2 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (31.82%) Apache
4 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
4 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) SAN
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) RHCE
5 6 (27.27%) JBoss
5 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
5 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) F5
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (18.18%) Data Security
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
7 4 (18.18%) MCTS
8 3 (13.64%) Network Security
8 3 (13.64%) JSP 440
8 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
8 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
8 3 (13.64%) CESG
8 3 (13.64%) Internet

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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%) JBoss
2 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
1 7 (31.82%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless Security
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Informix
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
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 11 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) AIX
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%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) RHCE
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (18.18%) MCTS
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
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) F5
3 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) EMC
4 3 (13.64%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
5 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) Sophos
5 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle