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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 116 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 25 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.50% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.72% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 25
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.69% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £155.00 £32.50 £56.25
% change year-on-year
+376.92% -42.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Load Balancing
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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +7 12 £450 - 2
Wiltshire - 7 - -
Bristol - 2 £425 - 2
Somerset - - - - 2
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco
3 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
4 14 (41.18%) Firewall
5 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
5 13 (38.24%) Linux
5 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
5 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
6 12 (35.29%) Juniper
7 11 (32.35%) Network Security
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (29.41%) Junos
8 10 (29.41%) F5
8 10 (29.41%) OSPF
8 10 (29.41%) BGP
9 8 (23.53%) Terminal Services
9 8 (23.53%) SSH
9 8 (23.53%) VMware
9 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.71%) SAN
11 5 (14.71%) HP
11 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
11 5 (14.71%) ITIL
11 5 (14.71%) Security Management
11 5 (14.71%) Lync
11 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
11 5 (14.71%) 3PAR

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Lync
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.88%) nginx
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) Firewall
2 11 (32.35%) Network Security
3 10 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (29.41%) Junos
3 10 (29.41%) OSPF
3 10 (29.41%) BGP
4 8 (23.53%) SSH
5 5 (14.71%) SAN
6 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.82%) VPN
7 3 (8.82%) DNS
8 2 (5.88%) WAN
9 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.94%) SNA
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.94%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) Administrator
2 10 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (26.47%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Service Design Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) LAMP
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Wiki
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) CentOS
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
1 5 (14.71%) Security Management
1 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
2 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.82%) Network Architecture
2 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.82%) Release Management
2 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
3 2 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (2.94%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.88%) Ruby
1 2 (5.88%) PHP
1 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) Terminal Services
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
2 3 (8.82%) SCOM
2 3 (8.82%) SCSM
3 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.88%) Puppet
3 2 (5.88%) Cacti
3 2 (5.88%) Nagios
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Cisco
2 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
3 12 (35.29%) Juniper
4 10 (29.41%) F5
5 8 (23.53%) VMware
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.71%) HP
7 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
8 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.88%) Percona
10 1 (2.94%) Mercator
10 1 (2.94%) IBM
10 1 (2.94%) Citrix
10 1 (2.94%) AppSense
10 1 (2.94%) Bomgar
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