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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Load Balancing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 131 129 132
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 8 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.69% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.91% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £383 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £536 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Load Balancing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Load Balancing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Load Balancing within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -7 3 £425 -10.52% 1
Dorset - 2 £411 -
Gloucestershire -2 1 £240 -46.66% 1
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Load Balancing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Load Balancing.

1 14 (82.35%) VPN
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) HTTPS
4 9 (52.94%) Nagios
5 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
5 8 (47.06%) HTTP
5 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 8 (47.06%) Python
5 8 (47.06%) Java
5 8 (47.06%) Puppet
5 8 (47.06%) F5
6 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (41.18%) Unix
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Samba
7 6 (35.29%) IPsec
7 6 (35.29%) NetApp
7 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
7 6 (35.29%) FTP
7 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) MQSeries
7 6 (35.29%) LDAP
7 6 (35.29%) Perl
7 6 (35.29%) J2EE
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 6 (35.29%) SSL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) MQSeries
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon S3
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (11.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (11.76%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (11.76%) Route 53
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) VPN
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) HTTPS
4 8 (47.06%) HTTP
4 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) FTP
5 6 (35.29%) IPsec
5 6 (35.29%) LDAP
5 6 (35.29%) NAS
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 6 (35.29%) SSL
5 6 (35.29%) tcpdump
5 6 (35.29%) WAN
5 6 (35.29%) Wireshark
6 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.76%) Artifactory
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
2 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) ERP Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Unix
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) CentOS
5 2 (11.76%) CoreOS
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) DevOps
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) ERP
2 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
1 8 (47.06%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) Samba
2 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (11.76%) Docker
3 2 (11.76%) LXC
3 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Nagios
2 8 (47.06%) Puppet
3 3 (17.65%) Ansible
4 2 (11.76%) OSSEC
4 2 (11.76%) Terraform
5 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (5.88%) Pingdom
5 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) F5
1 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 6 (35.29%) NetApp
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) New Relic
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Draytek
7 1 (5.88%) Google
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
7 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.88%) Veritas
7 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
7 1 (5.88%) ZyXEL