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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 138 111 121
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£600 £298 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.68% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £402 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 4 £600 - 1
Bristol -13 2 £338 -32.50% 8
Wiltshire -14 2 - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Load Balancing
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Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Open Source
4 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 6 (26.09%) MySQL
5 6 (26.09%) Python
5 6 (26.09%) DNS
5 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) F5
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 5 (21.74%) PHP
6 5 (21.74%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) LAMP
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
7 4 (17.39%) Ruby
7 4 (17.39%) Java EE
7 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
7 4 (17.39%) NetApp
7 4 (17.39%) Nagios

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (17.39%) Apache
1 4 (17.39%) nginx
1 4 (17.39%) Eucalyptus
1 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon S3
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.04%) HTTP
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) LDAP
6 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) SMTP
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) LAMP
2 4 (17.39%) Java EE
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Open Source
2 4 (17.39%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) RMADS
4 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) CentOS
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Debian
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
1 5 (21.74%) DevOps
2 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
3 2 (8.70%) B2B
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) High Availability
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) Test Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) OWASP
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Python
2 5 (21.74%) PHP
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) C
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Erlang
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) RHCSA
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CEH
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.35%) LPIC
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) CCENT
5 1 (4.35%) MCSD
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) CCA
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCEA
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9000
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) qmail
4 1 (4.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nagios
1 4 (17.39%) Cacti
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco
1 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
3 5 (21.74%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) Percona
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (4.35%) Talend
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Sun
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk
7 1 (4.35%) KANA
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
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