The table below looks at the statistics for Load Balancing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Load Balancing
England / South West
Rank 118 136 134
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 17 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Median daily rate £300 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £346 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £391 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £43.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -8.02%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2228 2451 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.55% 81.84% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1670 1633
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 124 91
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 the South West

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Load Balancing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Load Balancing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Load Balancing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Load Balancing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Load Balancing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Wiltshire +7 12 £288 -22.29%
Bristol +7 3 - - 4
Dorset +4 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £338 -
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 South West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 18 (58.06%) Firewall
3 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 15 (48.39%) DNS
3 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (45.16%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (45.16%) Cisco
4 14 (45.16%) LAN
4 14 (45.16%) WAN
5 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
6 12 (38.71%) SSL
6 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 12 (38.71%) VMware
6 12 (38.71%) VPN
6 12 (38.71%) DevOps
7 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
8 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
9 9 (29.03%) Migration
9 9 (29.03%) vSphere
10 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (25.81%) Wireless
10 8 (25.81%) Citrix
11 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
11 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 7 (22.58%) SIEM
11 7 (22.58%) NetScaler
12 6 (19.35%) ITIL
12 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
12 6 (19.35%) Juniper

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (16.13%) Confluence
2 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon S3
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (12.90%) Route 53
3 4 (12.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) Firewall
2 15 (48.39%) DNS
3 14 (45.16%) LAN
3 14 (45.16%) WAN
4 12 (38.71%) SSL
4 12 (38.71%) VPN
5 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
6 8 (25.81%) Wireless
7 7 (22.58%) NetScaler
8 5 (16.13%) SAN
9 4 (12.90%) HTTP
9 4 (12.90%) SMTP
10 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (6.45%) Network Security
11 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
11 1 (3.23%) HSRP
11 1 (3.23%) NX-OS
11 1 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
1 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
1 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Artifactory
1 5 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) SonarQube
1 5 (16.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (12.90%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.90%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Firewall Architect
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) JSF
2 1 (3.23%) JSP
2 1 (3.23%) JSR 168
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (3.23%) Struts
2 1 (3.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Clustering
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.45%) CESG
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.90%) CentOS
5 4 (12.90%) CoreOS
6 1 (3.23%) AIX
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
3 7 (22.58%) SIEM
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) Open Source
6 4 (12.90%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (12.90%) Data Encryption
6 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.90%) Information Security
6 4 (12.90%) Information Security Management
6 4 (12.90%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Security Architecture
6 4 (12.90%) Security Management
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) AWK
2 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) Ruby
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (12.90%) SANS
4 2 (6.45%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) vSphere
3 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.13%) Docker
5 4 (12.90%) LXC
5 4 (12.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (12.90%) VirtualBox
5 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Ansible
2 4 (12.90%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (12.90%) Nagios
2 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.90%) OSSEC
2 4 (12.90%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Terraform
2 4 (12.90%) vRealize
2 4 (12.90%) Zenoss
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
5 6 (19.35%) Juniper
6 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Aruba
7 4 (12.90%) Brocade
7 4 (12.90%) Dell
7 4 (12.90%) EMC
7 4 (12.90%) F5
7 4 (12.90%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) New Relic
7 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.90%) Symantec
7 4 (12.90%) Veritas
8 1 (3.23%) arcserve
8 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
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