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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Load Balancing
Rank 137 128 131
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 6 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.78% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.99% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 8
Median daily rate £393 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £240 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £505 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.51% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +4.00%
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
2269 2614 2408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.21% 78.08% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 1737 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 132 90
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Dorset - 2 £411 -
Gloucestershire +4 1 £240 -46.66% 1
Wiltshire -5 1 £325 -31.57%
Load Balancing
England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 13 (76.47%) VPN
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) HTTPS
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
5 9 (52.94%) Puppet
5 9 (52.94%) F5
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (47.06%) Nagios
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 8 (47.06%) Unix
7 7 (41.18%) ITIL
7 7 (41.18%) Java
7 7 (41.18%) Perl
7 7 (41.18%) J2EE
7 7 (41.18%) Python
7 7 (41.18%) MQSeries
7 7 (41.18%) LDAP
7 7 (41.18%) WAN
7 7 (41.18%) NetApp
7 7 (41.18%) FTP
7 7 (41.18%) HTTP
7 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 7 (41.18%) Samba
7 7 (41.18%) IPsec
7 7 (41.18%) NAS
7 7 (41.18%) Network Security
7 7 (41.18%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (35.29%) Wireshark

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 7 (41.18%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon S3
3 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) VPN
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) HTTPS
4 7 (41.18%) FTP
4 7 (41.18%) HTTP
4 7 (41.18%) IPsec
4 7 (41.18%) LDAP
4 7 (41.18%) NAS
4 7 (41.18%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 6 (35.29%) tcpdump
5 6 (35.29%) Wireshark
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 2 (11.76%) DNS
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
9 1 (5.88%) DSL
9 1 (5.88%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) ERP Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
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%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) J2EE
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Unix
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
5 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.88%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
1 7 (41.18%) Perl
1 7 (41.18%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNA
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) Samba
2 7 (41.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Firmware
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Puppet
2 8 (47.06%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Pingdom
3 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) F5
1 9 (52.94%) Red Hat
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) NetApp
4 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) Draytek
8 1 (5.88%) Google
8 1 (5.88%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper
8 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
8 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
8 1 (5.88%) Symantec
8 1 (5.88%) Veeam
8 1 (5.88%) Veritas
8 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
8 1 (5.88%) ZyXEL