The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 120 100 120
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 23 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.60% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 13
Average daily rate
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£390 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £331 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £391 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £15.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+67.74% -51.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2218 1506 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.55% 70.74% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 66 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.64% -49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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
Gloucestershire -10 13 £390 - 1
Bristol - 7 £425 - 2
Somerset - 2 £476 - 1
Wiltshire -8 1 £300 -11.76% 1
Devon - - - -
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 35 (71.43%) Linux
2 30 (61.22%) Cisco
3 26 (53.06%) Juniper
3 26 (53.06%) F5
4 19 (38.78%) Windows
5 17 (34.69%) DNS
6 16 (32.65%) Firewall
6 16 (32.65%) LDAP
6 16 (32.65%) Perl
7 15 (30.61%) HTTP
7 15 (30.61%) Internet
8 14 (28.57%) SSL
8 14 (28.57%) SMTP
8 14 (28.57%) ITIL
8 14 (28.57%) Squid
8 14 (28.57%) LPIC
8 14 (28.57%) CCENT
8 14 (28.57%) Zenoss
9 13 (26.53%) Network Security
9 13 (26.53%) CheckPoint
9 13 (26.53%) OSPF
9 13 (26.53%) BGP
9 13 (26.53%) DevOps
10 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
11 11 (22.45%) MySQL
11 11 (22.45%) Python
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (22.45%) Junos
12 10 (20.41%) nginx

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (20.41%) Apache
1 10 (20.41%) nginx
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.16%) Lync
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) MediaWiki
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.08%) Confluence
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (16.33%) Amazon S3
1 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) DNS
2 16 (32.65%) LDAP
2 16 (32.65%) Firewall
3 15 (30.61%) HTTP
3 15 (30.61%) Internet
4 14 (28.57%) SSL
4 14 (28.57%) SMTP
5 13 (26.53%) OSPF
5 13 (26.53%) BGP
5 13 (26.53%) Network Security
6 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (22.45%) Junos
6 11 (22.45%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (8.16%) WAN
7 4 (8.16%) SAN
7 4 (8.16%) VPN
8 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.08%) LAN
9 2 (4.08%) IPv6
9 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) MySQL
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Subversion
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) Hudson
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Systems Administrator
1 19 (38.78%) Administrator
2 17 (34.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 17 (34.69%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (24.49%) Network Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Security Engineer
5 10 (20.41%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Service Design Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
9 1 (2.04%) Tester
9 1 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Administrator
9 1 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Performance Tester
9 1 (2.04%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) LAMP
2 9 (18.37%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) JSP
4 1 (2.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Open Source
2 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) Wiki
3 1 (2.04%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 35 (71.43%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Windows
3 10 (20.41%) CentOS
4 8 (16.33%) UNIX
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Debian
6 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) DevOps
3 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.16%) Computer Security
4 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.16%) Security Management
4 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.08%) SOA
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.08%) Release Management
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.04%) OWASP
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Perl
2 11 (22.45%) Python
3 10 (20.41%) Ruby
3 10 (20.41%) PHP
4 6 (12.24%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) LPIC
1 14 (28.57%) CCENT
2 2 (4.08%) CCNA
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CEH
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Squid
2 10 (20.41%) qmail
3 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.08%) Samba
5 2 (4.08%) Postfix
5 2 (4.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Zenoss
2 10 (20.41%) Puppet
3 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (16.33%) Nagios
4 8 (16.33%) Cacti
5 4 (8.16%) SCOrch
6 2 (4.08%) SCSM
6 2 (4.08%) WSUS
6 2 (4.08%) SCOM
6 2 (4.08%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) Cisco
2 26 (53.06%) Juniper
2 26 (53.06%) F5
3 13 (26.53%) CheckPoint
4 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
5 8 (16.33%) Percona
6 4 (8.16%) VMware
6 4 (8.16%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.16%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) Mercator
8 1 (2.04%) Kofax
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle
8 1 (2.04%) KANA
8 1 (2.04%) Talend
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