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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Load Balancing
Rank 130 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing Load Balancing 14 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.72% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.97% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £420 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+51.92% +15.55%
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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
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -5 5 £370 -12.94%
Wiltshire +3 4 - - 3
Devon - 4 £315 -
Somerset +1 1 £200 -58.00%
Gloucestershire -11 1 £200 -48.71% 1
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England

Load Balancing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (65.52%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
4 14 (48.28%) IIS
5 13 (44.83%) MySQL
5 13 (44.83%) DNS
6 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
6 12 (41.38%) Apache
7 11 (37.93%) Linux
7 11 (37.93%) Cisco
8 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
9 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
9 8 (27.59%) VPN
9 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
10 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
11 6 (20.69%) Network Security
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 6 (20.69%) Oracle
11 6 (20.69%) ITIL
11 6 (20.69%) UNIX
12 5 (17.24%) VMware
12 5 (17.24%) Clustering
12 5 (17.24%) CSS
12 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
12 5 (17.24%) LAN
12 5 (17.24%) VoIP
12 5 (17.24%) WAN
12 5 (17.24%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (48.28%) IIS
2 12 (41.38%) Apache
3 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
4 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
5 4 (13.79%) MediaWiki
5 4 (13.79%) nginx
5 4 (13.79%) Confluence
5 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
5 4 (13.79%) JBoss
6 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
6 2 (6.90%) Lync
7 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.45%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) GitHub
3 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) DNS
3 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (27.59%) VPN
4 6 (20.69%) Network Security
5 5 (17.24%) LAN
5 5 (17.24%) VoIP
5 5 (17.24%) WAN
5 5 (17.24%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) LDAP
6 4 (13.79%) OSPF
6 4 (13.79%) BGP
7 3 (10.34%) Wireless
7 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.90%) DHCP
8 2 (6.90%) MPLS
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.90%) SSH
8 2 (6.90%) VLAN
8 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (44.83%) MySQL
3 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) Hudson
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) ERwin
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 4 (13.79%) J2EE
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) Java EE
4 1 (3.45%) Symfony
4 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 4 (13.79%) Wiki
4 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 5 (17.24%) Ubuntu
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.79%) Debian
6 4 (13.79%) Solaris
6 4 (13.79%) CentOS
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps
3 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
3 4 (13.79%) Server Hardening
3 4 (13.79%) Build Automation
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
3 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) Demand Management
5 2 (6.90%) Time Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) OO
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) PHP5
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 2 (6.90%) CCIE
3 2 (6.90%) CCNP
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CCEE
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) CCDP
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) ISA Server
3 4 (13.79%) Samba
3 4 (13.79%) Postfix
3 4 (13.79%) iptables
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) ZABBIX
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Control-M
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 5 (17.24%) Juniper
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) BEA
5 4 (13.79%) Sun
5 4 (13.79%) Ektron
5 4 (13.79%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.90%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) Informatica
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas
8 1 (3.45%) Teradata
8 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.45%) Capita