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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Load Balancing
Rank 136 108 125
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
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£550 £295 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.44% -13.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £279 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
2383 1558 1866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.48% 69.77% 67.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1627 1020 1095
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 106 126
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 - 3 £600 - 1
Bristol - 2 £375 - 9
Dorset - 2 - -
Devon - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 19 (76.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) UNIX
3 10 (40.00%) Python
4 9 (36.00%) Web Services
4 9 (36.00%) MySQL
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco
4 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (36.00%) Open Source
4 9 (36.00%) DevOps
5 8 (32.00%) PHP
5 8 (32.00%) DNS
6 7 (28.00%) Apache
6 7 (28.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) Nagios
6 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (28.00%) LAMP
6 7 (28.00%) VMware
6 7 (28.00%) Ruby
6 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) CentOS
6 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (28.00%) F5
6 7 (28.00%) Percona
6 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (28.00%) Puppet
6 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (28.00%) Cacti
6 7 (28.00%) nginx
6 7 (28.00%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (28.00%) Amazon S3

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 7 (28.00%) Apache
1 7 (28.00%) nginx
2 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (12.00%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) Internet
2 6 (24.00%) HTTP
3 5 (20.00%) LDAP
4 4 (16.00%) LAN
4 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 4 (16.00%) SMTP
4 4 (16.00%) SSL
5 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
7 1 (4.00%) DHCP
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
7 1 (4.00%) Network Security
7 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) LAMP
3 3 (12.00%) Java EE
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Open Source
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) UNIX
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) CentOS
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Debian
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) DevOps
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Computer Security
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) Network Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) B2B
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 8 (32.00%) PHP
3 7 (28.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) LPIC
3 4 (16.00%) CCENT
3 4 (16.00%) RHCSA
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) MCSD
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) CCA
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCEA
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.00%) Squid
4 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.00%) qmail
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Nagios
1 7 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
1 7 (28.00%) Cacti
2 4 (16.00%) Zenoss
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco
1 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) F5
2 7 (28.00%) Percona
3 6 (24.00%) Juniper
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Talend
7 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (4.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) Sun
7 1 (4.00%) KANA
7 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software
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