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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 116 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.26% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£347 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -34.37%
Load Balancing
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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
2064 1737 1747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.60% 68.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 871 866
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 78
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 October 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
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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
Edinburgh -4 3 £364 +4.00%
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Load Balancing
UK

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) Clustering
3 9 (64.29%) MCTS
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (64.29%) SAN
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (14.29%) MCITP
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) SAP XI
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) SAP Basis
7 2 (14.29%) ABAP
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) NetWeaver
7 2 (14.29%) SAP SD
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (14.29%) IIS
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) MCSE
7 2 (14.29%) SharePoint

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (14.29%) NetWeaver
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SAP XI
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Basis
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) MCTS
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) HP