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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 127 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +28
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.32% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -29.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £98.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-61.73% +206.25%
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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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2398 1580 2219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1059 1321
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 77 150
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £11.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £44.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 15 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South West region over the 3 months to 15 September 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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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 36 (81.82%) Linux
2 23 (52.27%) Cisco
2 23 (52.27%) F5
3 22 (50.00%) Juniper
4 17 (38.64%) DNS
4 17 (38.64%) LDAP
4 17 (38.64%) Perl
5 16 (36.36%) HTTP
5 16 (36.36%) Internet
5 16 (36.36%) DevOps
6 15 (34.09%) Red Hat
6 15 (34.09%) Python
6 15 (34.09%) MySQL
7 14 (31.82%) PHP
7 14 (31.82%) SMTP
7 14 (31.82%) SSL
7 14 (31.82%) LPIC
7 14 (31.82%) Squid
7 14 (31.82%) CCENT
7 14 (31.82%) Zenoss
8 13 (29.55%) nginx
8 13 (29.55%) CentOS
8 13 (29.55%) Open Source
8 13 (29.55%) Puppet
8 13 (29.55%) Ruby
8 13 (29.55%) LAMP
8 13 (29.55%) Apache
8 13 (29.55%) Web Services
8 13 (29.55%) UNIX
9 12 (27.27%) ITIL

Load Balancing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (29.55%) Apache
1 13 (29.55%) nginx
2 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 2 (4.55%) MediaWiki
3 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) LDAP
1 17 (38.64%) DNS
2 16 (36.36%) Internet
2 16 (36.36%) HTTP
3 14 (31.82%) SMTP
3 14 (31.82%) SSL
4 12 (27.27%) Firewall
5 9 (20.45%) Network Security
6 8 (18.18%) OSPF
6 8 (18.18%) BGP
7 7 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.64%) Junos
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (9.09%) WAN
10 3 (6.82%) VPN
10 3 (6.82%) LAN
11 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.55%) IPsec
11 2 (4.55%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) Hudson
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Systems Administrator
1 17 (38.64%) Administrator
2 16 (36.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 16 (36.36%) Linux Administrator
3 8 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) Web Services
1 13 (29.55%) LAMP
2 1 (2.27%) Ajax
2 1 (2.27%) Java EE
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Open Source
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Wiki
4 1 (2.27%) RMADS
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Linux
2 13 (29.55%) CentOS
2 13 (29.55%) UNIX
3 11 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) Debian
5 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) DevOps
2 12 (27.27%) ITIL
3 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Security
5 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.55%) SOA
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.27%) Network Management
6 1 (2.27%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.27%) Network Design
6 1 (2.27%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.27%) B2B
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) Perl
2 15 (34.09%) Python
3 14 (31.82%) PHP
4 13 (29.55%) Ruby
5 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) Java
6 3 (6.82%) SQL
7 2 (4.55%) C
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) Erlang
8 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) LPIC
1 14 (31.82%) CCENT
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.09%) CCNA
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) CEH
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.27%) CISSP
5 1 (2.27%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Squid
2 10 (22.73%) qmail
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.55%) Postfix
5 2 (4.55%) XenServer
5 2 (4.55%) Samba
6 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) Zenoss
2 13 (29.55%) Puppet
3 12 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (25.00%) Nagios
4 11 (25.00%) Cacti
5 2 (4.55%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.27%) WSUS
6 1 (2.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco
1 23 (52.27%) F5
2 22 (50.00%) Juniper
3 15 (34.09%) Red Hat
4 11 (25.00%) Percona
5 7 (15.91%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.36%) VMware
7 3 (6.82%) Citrix
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle
9 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.27%) Sun
9 1 (2.27%) Mercator
9 1 (2.27%) Kofax
9 1 (2.27%) KANA
9 1 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (2.27%) Talend
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