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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 129 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£418 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £308 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £472 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.48% -
Load Balancing
England

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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Gloucestershire -12 5 £450 -
Bristol -3 3 £361 -27.75% 7
Wiltshire -5 2 - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (45.45%) UNIX
3 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) Firewall
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco
6 7 (31.82%) MySQL
6 7 (31.82%) Citrix
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
6 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) CentOS
7 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 6 (27.27%) DNS
7 6 (27.27%) Apache
7 6 (27.27%) nginx
7 6 (27.27%) Open Source
7 6 (27.27%) Puppet
7 6 (27.27%) DevOps
8 5 (22.73%) OpenStack
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (22.73%) Eucalyptus
8 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
8 5 (22.73%) Python
8 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
8 5 (22.73%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (27.27%) Apache
1 6 (27.27%) nginx
2 5 (22.73%) OpenStack
2 5 (22.73%) Eucalyptus
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.64%) Confluence
3 3 (13.64%) MediaWiki
4 2 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon S3
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) LAN
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
5 4 (18.18%) Network Security
5 4 (18.18%) LDAP
5 4 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.09%) IPsec
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 2 (9.09%) IPv6
7 1 (4.55%) HTTP
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) DHCP
7 1 (4.55%) Internet
7 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) Hudson
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Java EE
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Open Source
2 5 (22.73%) Clustering
2 5 (22.73%) Replication
3 3 (13.64%) Wiki
4 1 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) UNIX
4 6 (27.27%) CentOS
5 4 (18.18%) Debian
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.09%) Solaris
8 1 (4.55%) AIX
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
1 6 (27.27%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Service Management
2 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Network Management
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) B2B
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Python
1 5 (22.73%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Erlang
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSD
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) CCA
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCEA
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) Samba
4 3 (13.64%) Postfix
4 3 (13.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Puppet
2 3 (13.64%) Nagios
2 3 (13.64%) ZABBIX
2 3 (13.64%) Cacti
2 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) NetApp
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 3 (13.64%) Percona
6 3 (13.64%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) SAP
8 1 (4.55%) Sun
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec
8 1 (4.55%) TOWER Software
8 1 (4.55%) Splunk
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